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Day in pictures
An Iraqi boy waits for customers at his shoe stall in Baghdad
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An Iraqi boy waits for customers at his shoe stall in Baghdad.
Chinese workers begin renovation work near the late Chinese leader Mao Zedong's portrait in Beijing, China
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Polishing up the image of the late Chinese leader, Mao Zedong, on display in Beijing.
Israeli workers protest in Jerusalem
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Israeli workers protest in Jerusalem on the first day of a general strike.
Iranian policemen
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Iranian policemen march during a military parade in a suburb of Tehran.
Russian and American astronauts prepare for an exam at the Soyuz-TM spacecraft
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Russian and American astronauts prepare for an exam at the Soyuz-TM spacecraft simulator outside Moscow.
Men wait for rubbish on a building site in Shanghai, China
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Chinese men wait for discarded building materials at a construction site in Shanghai as new high-rise buildings soar behind them.
A visitor passes an art installation by American artist Bruce Naumann
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A visitor passes an art installation by American artist Bruce Naumann in Berlin, Germany.
Two orthodox Jewish men swing chickens above their heads as part of a cleansing ritual marking the eve of Yom Kippur
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On the eve of Yom Kippur, orthodox Jews in Jerusalem swing chickens above their heads to absorb the previous year's sins.
A Cherokee from West Virginia prays to Mother Earth and Grandfather Sky in front of the US Capitol Building
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Greeting Mother Earth and Grandfather Sky, a Cherokee Indian prays in front of the US Capitol Building.
Bear in Buenos Aires zoo, Argentina
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A polar bear relaxes in a pool at a zoo in Argentina's capital Buenos Aires, as spring starts in the southern hemisphere.




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