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Day in pictures

Woman at Baghdad rubbish dump

An Iraqi woman sifts through a Baghdad rubbish dump looking for metal and plastic objects to sell for recycling.

Afghan women queue for food aid in Kabul following floods

Afghan women in Kabul queue for food provided by the World Food Programme following recent flooding that has destroyed several hundred homes.

Jakarta is sprayed for mosquitoes to keep dengue fever down

Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, is fumigated to kill mosquitoes that carry dengue fever. An outbreak of the disease has killed 41 people this year.

French building climber Alain Robert climbs the Slovak Radio Building in Bratislava

French climber Alain Robert, known as Spiderman, scales the Slovak Radio Building in Bratislava without the benefit of ropes or a safety harness.

A white-handed gibbon in a South Korean amusement park

A white-handed gibbon amuses South Korean children at an amusement park in Yongbin, South Korea.

Sunset over Dili, East Timor

An idyllic looking sunset over Dili, East Timor's capital.

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