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Day in pictures

A couple watch a Red Arrows display in Goa, India

The Red Arrows, from Britain's Royal Air Force, carry out a display in Goa in India, where the British and Indian navies are holding joint exercises.

A horse crosses through Israel's separation barrier in the West Bank

A Palestinian-owned horse crosses the Israeli-built barrier in the West Bank town of Abu Dis, on the outskirts of Jerusalem.

Afghan children in Helmand watch British soldiers

Children in Afghanistan's Helmand province watch as British soldiers arrive for a meeting with local elders in Lashkar Gah.

Siberian tiger cubs at a tiger park in north east China

The Siberian Tiger Park in Harbin, north-east China, shows off three new tiger cubs. More than 100 cubs are expected to be born there this year.

Mount Merapi, Yogyakarta province, Indonesia

At daybreak, lava glows on the slopes of Mount Merapi in central Java, Indonesia.

Zhang Qiongying, the wife of Tang Daoliang, 31, who she believes has died at a mine flood accident, grieves as she collects his belongings at a dormitory of the Xinjing mine in Shanxi

Fear and foreboding grip Zhang Qiongying, wife of one of 57 miners trapped in a mine in Shanxi province, China.

Iraqi elementary school students in Baghdad

Elementary school students wait for their parents after finishing exams in Baghdad, Iraq.

Frankfurt airport

A cleaner works in the specially created World Cup terminal at Frankfurt airport in central Germany.

Anti-war protestor Brian Haw speaks on his mobile phone as London police sweep away his ramshackle peace camp in Parliament Square

In London, UK, police dismantle a picket outside Parliament by seasoned anti-war protester Brian Haw.

Man with chicken in Jakarta, Indonesia

In Jakarta, Indonesia, a man helps a chicken to cool off as fears of a new bird flu outbreak mount.





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