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Last Updated: Monday, 19 February 2007, 20:49 GMT
Day in pictures: 19 February

A reveller at the Rio de Janeiro carnival.

Super-sized dancing insects fill the air as Rio de Janeiro's vast carnival takes to the streets.

President Bush with George Washington, played by actor Dean Malissa.

President Bush marked the 275th anniversary of George Washington's birth at Mount Vernon, Virginia - and posed with an actor playing the first US president.

A Brigham Young University student jogs in the morning snow outside Rock Canyon in Provo, Utah.

Meanwhile other parts of the US were covered in snow.

An Iraqi man inspects the wreckage of a car bomb in Baghdad

After yet another bombing in Iraq, an old man examines the wreckage left behind.

A model on the Milan catwalk

It's an urban jungle on Milan's catwalks during the European fashion capital's celebrated fashion week.

Fireworks explode over Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour

Fireworks light up Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour as the territory celebrates the start of the Chinese lunar New Year.

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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