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Day in pictures

Feeding swans in Bulgaria

A young Bulgarian feeds swans by the coast at the Black Sea town of Varna.

A Haitian man walks past election posters in Port-au-Prince

In Port-au-Prince, Haiti, posters promote the campaigns of candidates in the country's elections, due to be held on 7 February.

An injured Israeli settler is carried away from the Amona outpost

Hardline Jewish settlers have clashed with troops in the illegal West Bank outpost of Amona as they tried to prevent the demolition of nine buildings.

Basket seller in Srinagar

A wicker basket seller makes his way through the streets of Srinagar, capital of Indian-administered Kashmir.

Paddington Bear (left) and Noddy at Buckingham Palace

Children's favourites Paddington Bear (l) and Noddy at Buckingham Palace, London. Queen Elizabeth II is to host a summer garden party for children for her 80th birthday.

Staff at Sotheby's with Deus Femmes by Paul Gaugin

Staff at Sotheby's auction house, London, display Deux Femmes, by French artist Paul Gaugin, expected to sell for up to 14m ($25m) at an auction.

Artist Marco Figgen paints using his beard

German artist Marco Figgen paints using his dreadlocked beard at his studio in Pattaya, Thailand. Mr Figgen has grown his beard for 13 years.

Wild boar in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia

A frosty wild boar in an outdoor enclosure at a zoo in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, where temperatures have plunged to -38C.

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