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South Korean riot policeman

A South Korean riot policeman on duty in freezing temperatures in the capital, Seoul, where workers rallied to protest against planned changes to employment laws.

Lutiy the Amur tiger

Lutiy, an endangered Amur tiger in the far east of Russia, where concerns are high over toxic chemicals entering the region from a Chinese industrial accident.

Pakistani Kashmiri woman cooks in Muzaffarabad

A Pakistani Kashmiri woman cooks on a temporary stove in the city of Muzaffarabad, two months after a devastating earthquake shattered the city.

Boy playing football on the beach in Athens, Greece

A boy plays football on the beach in Athens, Greece, which is enjoying unseasonably warm December weather.

President Bush, right, with members of the American Ballet Theater

Dancers from the American Ballet Theater chat with US President George W Bush after children's holiday performance at the White House.

Alan Bond and Derek Peacock kiss outside Brighton Town Hall in the UK

Alan Bond (l) and Derek Peacock kiss to celebrate registering their intention to form a civil partnership, as new laws on homosexual unions come into force in the UK.

Street vendor in Srinagar

A man sells traditional fire pots in Srinagar, the capital of Indian-administered Kashmir.

A Kachin man in Rangoon, Burma

A representative of Burma's Kachin minority people takes his seat at the country's National Convention, ostensibly a meeting to draw up a democratic national constitution.

Model of King Kong in New York's Times Square

A 20-foot tall replica of King Kong sits in New York's Times Square to mark the premiere of the movie's remake.

Bus diver Mark Davis, 31, with mini-Christmas tree in his hair

A South Wales bus driver, Mark Davis, sports a miniature Christmas tree woven into his hair.

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