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Day in pictures

Palestinian construction worker on a break

Two Palestinian workers talk during a break on a construction site in the West Bank.

A German man holds a giant grey rabbit

A man holds Robert - an 8.5kg (18.7lb) giant grey rabbit - in Eberswalde, Germany.

A parade in Brunnen, Switzerland

People dressed in costumes and masks join a parade opening the carnival season in the Swiss town of Brunnen.

Hindu pilgrims at Sangam in Allahabad, India

Hindu pilgrims take a holy dip at Sangam in India's city of Allahabad during the Ardh Kumbh Mela festival.

Swedish tennis fans in Melbourne, Australia

Swedish tennis fans cheer up their country's players at the start of the Australian Open tournament in Melbourne.

An angler in Kiev, Ukraine

A man fishes in the River Dnipro early in the morning in Ukraine's capital, Kiev.

A helicopter transports snow in Kitzbuehel, Austria

An Austrian soldier watches as a helicopter transports a load of snow to a racing course in Kitzbuehel.

Indian soldiers show their acrobatic skills in Delhi

Indian soldiers show their acrobatic skills on bikes during Army Day celebrations in Delhi.

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