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Last Updated: Wednesday, 15 March 2006, 19:49 GMT
Day in pictures

A campaign worker with a poster of Ukraine opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko

A campaign worker with a poster of opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko in Kiev, ahead of Ukraine's parliamentary polls on 26 March.

Vermont's Crow Lady

Marian Fritz, the "Crow Lady" of Vermont in the US, dresses up her plastic crows in St Patrick's Day gear to entertain commuters on nearby highway Route 2.

Su-27 fighters from the Russian Knights

Su-27 fighters from the Russian Knights aerobatic team on show in China's Hunan province where on Friday they will fly through a hole in Tianmen Mountain.

'Spiderman' Alain Robert

'Spiderman' Alain Robert climbs a skyscraper in Bagnolet, east of Paris.

Racing at Cheltenham

Top jockey Tony McCoy comes down to earth at the UK Cheltenham festival after his big win in Tuesday's Champion Hurdle, by falling from No Where to Hide in the Coral Cup.

Performers at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

Performers fly through the air at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia. The games were opened by Queen Elizabeth II.

Inflatable folly on show at the Riba headquarters in London

The world's first inflatable folly is displayed at the headquarters of the Royal Institute of British Architects in London, England.

Employees guide colleagues during a training session in Tokyo, Japan

New employees of Japan's largest supermarket chain Ito Yokado learn how to guide blind, disabled or elderly customers during a week-long training scheme in Tokyo.

Presidential security squad members perform drill in Jakarta, Indonesia

Women from Indonesia's elite presidential security squad perform a drill in Jakarta to mark the 60th anniversary of the squad's formation.


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