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Last Updated: Friday, 29 June 2007, 16:23 GMT 17:23 UK
Day in pictures

customers camp outside a shop in New York City

Customers camp outside of a shop in New York City's Soho, waiting for the release of the Apple iPhone.

boys pick up baby chicks

A Palestinian boys pick up chicks for sale in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

Ezgi Solmaz

Turkey's Ezgi Solmaz competes in the 23rd European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Baku

Spain's Queen Sofia with giant panda in China

Spain's Queen Sofia hugs a panda at the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Centre in Sichuan Province. China has offered Spain a pair of pandas as a goodwill gesture.

French fireman at Magny Cours in Nevers, France

The Formula One racer of Lewis Hamilton is reflected in the helmet of a French fireman at Magny Cours in Nevers, France.

Bust of Chairman Mao

A bust of China's late leader Mao Zedong in Sotheby's auction house in Hong Kong after a preview of art related to the 10th anniversary of the territory's handover to China.

Mayon volcano in the Philippines

A cloud of ash and smoke spews from the Mayon volcano in the Philippines.

Flooded street in Lahore, Pakistan

Hundreds of thousands of people in Pakistan have been hit by heavy flooding and nearly 300 people have been killed after torrential rain and high winds.

South Korean rice aid loaded for shipment to North Korea

Sacks of rice are loaded onto a Vietnamese ship in South Korea to be sent to North Korea after the south said it would resume food aid to the north.

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