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Ningsih, a four-year-old orang-utan, plays with a newspaper

Ningsih, a four-year-old orang-utan, examines a newspaper in a Jakarta zoo. At least 1,000 orang-utans are estimated to have died in Indonesian land-clearing fires this year.

People look at Christmas lights outside aquarium in Osaka, Japan.

People pause to look at Christmas lights in the shape of a whale shark outside the aquarium in Osaka, Japan.

British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen holding wallaby

In character as his alter-ego Borat, British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen entertains the crowds at the Australian premier of his film in Sydney.

A Piper PA28 takes off from a motorway at Nailloux, near Toulouse in France

A Piper PA28 takes off from a motorway near Toulouse where it had made an emergency landing due to a fuel problem.

Mario Merola's coffin is carried to the  Chiesa Del Carmine church in Naples, Italy

The coffin of popular Neapolitan singer Mario Merola is carried through the crowd to the Chiesa Del Carmine church in Naples.

A Palestinian boy with a poster of Yasser Arafat at a march in Hebron commemorating his death

A Palestinian boy attends a demonstration in Hebron commemorating the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat two years ago.

A Bangladeshi boy hurls a stone at police

Urged on by his fellow protesters, a Bangladeshi boy hurls a stone at police during an opposition rally in Dhaka.

Shopkeepers reading newspapers outside shops

These traders seem unconcerned by the Apec meeting happening close to their shops in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi.

The Odeon cinema in London's Leicester Square prepares for the new James Bond film

The Odeon cinema in Leicester Square, London prepares for the Royal Premiere of the new James Bond film Casino Royale.






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