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Day in pictures

Britain's Prince of Wales steps out of a dinghy

Britain's Prince of Wales visits Toll Bar, in South Yorkshire, which has been badly damaged by floods.

Palestinians queue at a bank in Gaza City

Palestinian civil servants queue for their salaries at a Gaza City bank, after Israel releases millions of dollars in withheld tax revenues.

Japanese defence minister Yuriko Koike

Yuriko Koike, a former television newsreader, is sworn in as Japan's first female defence minister.

Bruno, a 38-year-old orang-utan in a Munich zoo

Bruno, a 38-year-old orang-utan, enjoys his new enclosure at a Munich zoo.

German commuters at a railway station in Wiesbaden, Germany

German commuters wait under an empty departures board in Wiesbaden on the third day of a national rail strike.

An Indian woman cooks inside her flooded home

An Indian woman cooks inside her flooded home in Kolkata, West Bengal, after heavy monsoon rains.

An Iraqi man takes pictures of a boy after a car bomb in Baghdad

An Iraqi man photographs a boy alongside shoes that belonged to the victims of Tuesday's car bomb in Baghdad.

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


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