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Day in pictures

Hazara Afghans listen to a speech

Afghanistan's Hazara people commemorate the 12th anniversary of the killing of their community's leader Abdul Ali Mazari by the Taleban.

Bamboo rafts in India

A snake of bamboo rafts is transported along the Gomati river in India's Tripura state.

Feather duster seller in Chengdu, China

A feather duster seller on the streets of Chengdu in south-western China's Sichuan province.

Wind turbine in Germany

Work is carried out on a wind turbine 100m above the ground on a wind farm in Germany near Halle.

Delegates to China NPC

Some of the 2,889 delegates to China's National People's Congress leave the Great Hall of the People in Beijing after the parliament's closing session.

Kashmiri women watch a funeral from a window in Indian-administered Kashmir

Kashmiri women watch a funeral in the town of Baramulla, north of Srinagar, in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Cyclists take part in the 65th Paris to Nice race

Cutting a curve, cyclists take part in the 65th edition of the Paris to Nice cycle race.

Ceremony in Bali, Indonesia

Balinese at Kuta Beach, Indonesia, participate in the Melasti purification ceremony as Western tourists look on.

Chinese synchronised swim team in Melbourne, Australia

A Chinese team of synchronised swimmers practises in Melbourne, Australia, ahead of the World Swimming Championships.

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