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Day in pictures

A motorcyclist laden with plastic pots in India

A motorbike rider carries plastic pots, used to store water, in Hyderabad, India. The city often suffers from water scarcity during the summer months.

Workers in a meat factory in China

Workers carry meat at the Tianfuhao Food Factory in Beijing in preparation for celebrations of the Lunar New Year, which begins on 18 February.

A man pushes children in a raft during floods in Indonesia

A boys holds his belongings on a tyre in a flooded residential area in Jakarta, Indonesia, which has flooded after two days of severe rains.

Soldiers guard worshippers at a Muslim festival in Bangladesh

Security personnel guard hundreds of worshippers at Friday prayers during "Bishwa Ijtema" or World Congregation of Muslims, near Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Tony Blair in silhouette

Prime Minister Tony Blair during a visit to the Ferryhill Community College in Ferryhill, County Durham, England. He has rejected calls to quit over the loans for peerages inquiry.

A Chinese man meets a traditional band in Sudan

A Chinese man waves flags as he joins a traditional musical band welcoming Chinese President Hu Jintao on an official visit.






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