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Romanian boy brushing teeth in tent camp

A Romanian boy brushes his teeth in a tent camp after floodwaters from the swollen Danube forced the village of Rast to be evacuated.

Worker attaches Buddhist name card to a host of colourful lotus lanterns

A worker attaches a Buddhist name card with a wish on it to a lotus lantern at a temple in Seoul, South Korea. A range of events is planned to mark Buddha's birthday on 5 May.

A worshipper at Pendeli Monastery, near Athens, on Friday

A believer crosses herself during a re-enactment of Christ being taken down from the cross, near Athens.

Nepalese protesters paint a junction in Kalanki district of Kathmandu

In Kathmandu, protesters daub the words "Democracy Square" at a crossroads, after days of protests forced King Gyanendra to say he would return power to the people.

Boy looks at soldier's rifle in Baghdad

An Iraqi boy examines a soldier's rifle at a checkpoint in the country's capital, Baghdad.

Zeba, a Kashmiri nomad, carrying her son

Zeba, a Kashmiri Bakarwal nomad, carries her son at a camp near Srinagar, in Indian-controlled Kashmir. The Bakarwal tribe wanders in search of good pasture for its cattle.

Snake salesman in Baghdad, Iraq

In Baghdad, an Iraqi man shows a snake he has for sale.

A sniffer dog grabs a Corgi balloon in its mouth as it checks the route of the Queen's walkabout in Windsor

A sniffer dog checks out a corgi balloon as crowds gather in Windsor, UK, to mark the Queen's 80th birthday. The Queen is well-known for her love of corgis.

Trash sculptures outside Cologne Cathedral

One thousand "trash people" sculptures by artist HA Schult are installed outside Cologne Cathedral in Germany. The work has already been on display in China, Russia and Egypt.


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