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Filipino dancers join a parade in Makati, south of Manila.

Filipino dancers join a parade celebrating the country's sporting success in Makati, south of Manila.

A Romanian health worker sprays disinfectant on a car in the town of Agighiol

Romanian health workers have renewed their efforts to combat the spread of bird flu.

A stained glass window featuring Pope John Paul II in St. Nicholas Cathedral, Heuthen

A German cathedral unveils a portrait of the late Pope John Paul II.

Jamaica-registered freighter Vertigo in the Great Belt, Denmark, after a collision

A freighter has to be abandoned by its crew after a collision with another ship in the Great Belt, off Denmark.

Iraqi supporters of imprisoned former leader Saddam Hussein

Iraqi supporters of imprisoned former leader Saddam Hussein call for his release in Tikrit.

Palestinian policemen search a smuggling tunnel

Palestinian policemen search a smuggling tunnel next to the Rafah border between Egypt and Gaza.

A Chinese resident walks across the frozen Songhua river.

The Songhua river in China, scene of a recent pollution crisis, has frozen over in cold weather.

Alleged members of an organised crime gang are presented by police in Guatemala

Police in Guatemala present the alleged members of an organised crime gang to the press following their arrest.

People queue for food in the Lakeshore district of New Orleans

The American Red Cross hands out food to residents of New Orleans affected by Hurricane Katrina three months ago.

Women get water in a camp in Muzaffarabad, in Pakistani-administered Kashmir

Survivors of the earthquake in Kashmir collect water in a camp in Muzaffarabad, in Pakistani-administered Kashmir.





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