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Day in pictures

Fire jumping in Iran

An Iranian man and his daughter jump over a fire during the Zoroastrian ritual of Chaharshanbeh Suri.

Central Park, New York

A tourist climbs the rocks in New York's Central Park amid unseasonably warm weather in the north-eastern US.

US soldiers in Iraq

US soldiers explode a lock on a house during patrols with Iraqi police in southern Baghdad.

Person looking at tyre sculpture

A local enjoys one of the sculptures on display at Cottesloe Beach in Perth, Western Australia. "Swaanen" was created by Niall David Begley.

Clouds of dust as casino is demolished

The Stardust hotel-casino is demolished in Las Vegas, US, to pave the way for a new gaming complex. It first opened for business in July 1958.

Elephants eating piles of food

"Elephant Day" is marked in Chiang Mai province in northern Thailand with a feast for the elephants of banana trees, sugarcane and fruit.

Men chained together in protest

Hunger strikers chain themselves outside the Department of Agrarian Reform in Manila calling for the resignation of the department chief over land reform.

Chinese women dressed in red uniforms

China's National People's Congress hostesses from Guangzi province walk in Tiananmen Square as delegates attend a session in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

Boys playing cricket

Afghan boys playing cricket in a Kabul car park. Most players learned the game as refugees in Pakistan.

Window cleaner at Reichstag

A window cleaner gets to work on the Reichstag dome in Berlin in preparation for a public viewing day on 25 March.

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