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Last Updated: Monday, 16 April 2007, 17:17 GMT 18:17 UK
Day in pictures

Girl embarrassed after giving US soldier flowers

A girl becomes embarrassed after giving flowers to a female US soldier on duty in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

Dead rabbits in box on Hungarian motorway

Dead rabbits lie in a box on a Hungarian motorway, following a crash involving a lorry which was carrying 5,000 live rabbits.

New Yorkers avoid massive puddle

A spring storm hits north-eastern US after causing localised flooding over the weekend.

Lava flow on Reunion island

The Piton de la Fournaise volcano erupts on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion, producing spectacular lava flows.

Fan with altar for Maradona

An Italian Maradona fan makes adjustments to a shrine for the Argentine player, who is ill in Buenos Aires.

Chinese man clearing rubbish from river near Beijing

A Chinese man clears rubbish from a river near Beijing. Authorities have warned of serious pollution in the Yangtze.

Bust of Nefertiti at the Altes Museum in Berlin, Germany

A visitor studies a bust of Queen Nefertiti at Berlin's Altes Museum. Egypt wants the bust returned.

Israeli children mark a remembrance for the Holocaust

Israeli schoolboys wearing yellow stars of David mark Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony in Hod Hasharon.

Fundraising marathon runner Lloyd Scott and giant "boulder"

Fundraising marathon runner Lloyd Scott prepares to drag a 136kg (300lb) fake boulder around the 26-mile course.

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