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Day in pictures

Sunni Muslim women protest in Beirut, Lebanon

Sunni Muslim women in Beirut take part in a protest demanding the release of prisoners accused of involvement in militant attacks.

Beauty pageant contestants in Kyoto, western Japan

Beauty pageant contestants from the US, Argentina, El Salvador and Bolivia pose in a garden at Kyoto in Japan.

Maori warriors and New Zealand army members perform Haka

Maori in traditional dress and New Zealand soldiers perform the Haka, as nearly 100 gallantry medals are returned to the country's army museum, nearly a year after they were stolen.

Kick volleyball match at Asian Beach Games in Bali

A Sepak takraw (kick volleyball) match is played out between Burma and Thailand at the Asian Beach Games in Bali, Indonesia.

Amish children running to school in Middlefield, Ohio, US

Amish children head to school in Middlefield in Ohio, US.

A supporter of Bolivian President Evo Morales celebrates outside the congress in La Paz

A supporter of Bolivian President Evo Morales celebrates in La Paz after a referendum on a new constitution was announced.

Two four-week-old Persian leopard cubs in Budapest Zoo

Two four-week-old Persian leopard cubs make their first public appearance since their birth in Budapest Zoo.

A lake reflecting trees in autumnal livery near Warminster in Wiltshire, England

A lake reflects the autumnal leaves of trees near Warminster in Wiltshire, England.

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