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An Indonesian sailor lies on a bed of nails while a US soldier rides a motorbike over the top
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An Indonesian sailor lies on a bed of nails during a confidence-building game, while a US soldier rides over the top during joint exercises near Jakarta, Indonesia.
A ring boasting a 28-carat fancy intense purple-pink diamond
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A ring boasting a 28-carat fancy intense purple-pink diamond, reputedly the largest of its type ever to go to auction, is displayed at Sotheby's auction house in Geneva, Switzerland.
Zikra Jassem, 20, one of Baghdad women's softball team's star players
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Zikra Jassem, 20, one of Baghdad women's softball team's star players, concentrates during her team's victory over the team from Diwaniya in the final of Iraq's national championships.
A farmer ploughs his land on the outskirts of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa
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A farmer ploughs his land on the outskirts of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.
A thrush's nest, with five eggs, in a cigarette-butt box
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A thrush's nest, with five eggs, is discovered in a cigarette-butt box outside a factory in Birmingham, England.
Iranian clergyman Khairali Modaressi
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Iranian clergyman Khairali Modaressi, 77, registers his candidacy in Iran's upcoming presidential elections at the interior ministry in Tehran.




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