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People wave flags at the Christ the redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, after Brazil was officially chosen by FIFA as host of the 2014 World Cup

Celebrations at the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, after Brazil was chosen to host the 2014 Fifa World Cup. In the background is the Maracana Stadium.

A US Army Black Hawk helicopter flies over Baghdad

A US Army Black Hawk helicopter flies over Baghdad.

The pack cycles by during the fifth stage of the 21st Tour du Faso cycle race in Burkina Faso

The pack cycles by during the fifth stage of the 21st Tour du Faso cycle race in Burkina Faso, West Africa. It is the most popular bicycle race on the African continent.

A woman with marigold flowers in Patzcuaro, central Mexico

A woman prepares marigolds for sale in Patzcuaro, central Mexico, for the Day of the Dead festival on 1-2 November, when many Mexicans remember relatives who have passed on.

Turkish soldiers near the Iraq border, south-east Turkey

Children approach Turkish soldiers on patrol in Sirnak province, south-east Turkey. Turkish forces have been massing near the Iraq border to counter the threat from Kurdish rebels.

A worker and a woman in Kabul

A worker tips rubble from a wall as a woman walks by in Kabul, Afghanistan.

A municipal worker and his donkey collect rubbish in Sicily

A municipal worker and his donkey collect rubbish in Castelbuono, a town in the province of Palermo, Sicily.

Six-month-old elephant

A six-month-old elephant fishes a pumpkin from a pond at the Hagenbeck zoo in Hamburg, northern Germany.

"Bondi Fashion Accessory", Sydney, Australia

A sculpture by Australian artist Frank Malerba on Bondi Beach on the eve of Sydney's Sculpture by the Sea exhibition.

Elite member of the Philippines' National Police

Elite members of the Philippines' National Police on display during a visit by President Gloria Arroyo at Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan, south of Manila.





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