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Last Updated: Saturday, 11 March 2006, 02:22 GMT
Week in pictures: 4 - 10 March

Alamo recreation in Texas 6 March 2006

History buffs re-enact the 170th anniversary of the assault on the Alamo near San Antonio in Texas.

Indian soldiers on horseback ride up to the Presidential Palace

Indian Presidential Guards arrive at the Presidential Palace for a ceremonial reception for Australian leader John Howard.

Kenyans demonstrate in defence of media freedoms in the capital Nairobi

Kenyans march in favour of press freedom, following recent government-backed raids on a newspaper and TV office.

A rally in Tokyo

Thousands of Japanese attend a rally in Tokyo in protest at plans to allow women to ascend to the imperial throne.

Blood on the floor of the Varanasi railway station

A number of people have been killed after twin bomb blasts in the northern Indian pilgrimage city of Varanasi.

An Indian Hindu priest offers morning prayers beside the Ganges river in Varanasi

An Indian Hindu priest offers morning prayers beside the Ganges river in the bomb-hit holy city of Varanasi.

The school in western France

An armed man took 21 students hostage at a school in Sable-sur-Sarthe in western France.

French special forces get ready to intervene

Special agents negotiated with the man, who used to work at the school and was reportedly angry at being unemployed.

Tibetan protesters in Dharamsala, India

Exiled Tibetans attend the commemoration in Dharamsala, India, of the 47th anniversary of a Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule.

Burning US battle tank in Iraq

A US Abrams battle tank burns after an explosion east of Baghdad.


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