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Day in pictures

Sikh school children in Amritsar, India

School children dressed as Punj Pyara holy men join a procession marking the 444th anniversary of the Sikhs' fifth Guru Arjun Dev in Amritsar, India.

Bali protests

A man welcomes Israelis in front of a swastika - used by Hindus on Bali as a religious symbol - to support Israel attending an Inter-Parliamentary Union meeting in Indonesia.

Starfish vendor in China

A Chinese street vendor prepares deep-fried starfish at a stall in central Beijing.

Donkey receives allergy treatment

Veterinary nurse Maxine Hoad from The Donkey Sanctuary in Devon, England, treats Pako's allergies with an inhaler similar to those used by human asthma sufferers.

Peta protesters in Sydney, Australia

Australian "lettuce ladies" Lana Went (r) and Kristi-Anna Brydon (l), urge commuters to go vegetarian during a Peta protest in Sydney.

Tribal wedding in India

Indian tribal grooms and brides take part in a mass marriage ceremony on the outskirts of Siliguri, West Bengal.

May Day in Lebanon

Lebanese boys demonstrate to mark May Day in a rally organised by the Lebanese Communist Party in Beirut.

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