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A Tolai woman crosses a sulphur-contaminated stream running through the devastated eastern suburbs of Rabaul, in Papua New Guinea

A sulphur-contaminated stream runs through Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, 12 years after two volcanoes erupted simultaneously, leaving only an apocalyptic wasteland.

A pro-Tibet protester cries out in a demonstration outside Downing Street in London

Protesters calling for Tibet to be free from China demonstrate outside Downing Street in London where the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is meeting with UK PM Tony Blair.

A man waits for customers alongside his horse on the shores of Namtso Lake in the high Tibetan plateau in the county of Naqu, China.

In Tibet itself, a trader waits for customers besides glacial waters that constitute a valuable resource for China as it faces increasing water shortage problems.

Tongan Princess Pilolevu follows the hearse carrying her father, late King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, at Whenuapai Airbase in Auckland, New Zealand

Tongan Princess Pilolevu follows the hearse of her father, King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, who died on Sunday, before it is flown from New Zealand to Tonga.

Models whose bodies are covered in painted-on tiger stripes pose in Mandaluyong city east of Manila, in the Philippines, for a Peta campaign

Animal rights group Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) launches a new anti-captivity advertising campaign in the Philippines.

An artisan gives final touches to an idol of Hindu God Vishwakarma in Gauhati, India

An artisan works on Vishwakarma idols ahead of the festival celebrating the Hindu god of architecture and engineering - a time for workers and craftsmen to increase productivity.

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