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Day in pictures

German cyclists Robert Bartko (R) and his teammate Iljo Keisse celebrate in the Olympic hall in Munich, southern Germany

Cyclists Robert Bartko (R) and his teammate Iljo Keisse enjoy a victory beer in Munich after winning a six-day tournament.

An Indonesian protester demands government compensation for a mud volcano during a protest near the presidential palace in Jakarta

An Indonesian man affected by a mud volcano, which erupted in May 2006 displacing tens of thousands of people, takes part in a protest in Jakarta demanding government compensation.

Maldivian Democratic Party supporters celebrate the victory of their presidential candidate Mohamed Nasheed in Male

Supporters of the new president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, celebrate after his swearing-in ceremony in the capital, Male.

Ram Bahadur Bamjan (R), believed to be the reincarnation of Buddha, is surrounded by Buddhist monks in Nijgadh town, Nepal

Buddhist monks in Nepal travel to see Ram Bahadur Bamjan (in white), believed to be the reincarnation of Buddha.

A pedestrian walks past a share prices chart in Tokyo

People in Japan continue to weather the economic storm, as share prices fall amid concerns over the weak global economy.

An Afghan labourer splits firewood in Kabul

An Afghan labourer splits firewood in Kabul, where many face a daily struggle to ward off freezing temperatures as winter arrives.

Sculpture in Brussels

A wooden sculpture by Arne Quinze is completed outside the Flemish Parliament in Brussels.

Priests at a ceremony to bury German remains in a Czech cemetary.

Priests stand by cases containing the remains of German soldiers from World War II during a burial ceremony in Cheb in the Czech Republic.

Laogai Museum display in Washingon DC.

An exhibit of prisoner uniforms at the Laogai Museum in Washington DC. It is the first museum in the US to address human rights in China.

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