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English National Ballet ballerinas on London's Millennium Bridge

Ballerinas from the English National Ballet practise on the Millennium Bridge in London, part of a campaign to celebrate the 20 billion raised by Lottery players for good causes.

Buddhist monks at Borobudur temple in Indonesia

Buddhist monks at Borobudur temple in Indonesia perform a ceremony to mark Buddha's birthday. He was born in 600 BC.

Students protest in Manila, Philippines

University students in Manila take a different approach to protesting against rising tuition fees ahead of the start of the new school year in the Philippines.

Russia's Mikhail Youzhny at the French Open in Paris

Russia's Mikhail Youzhny reaches for the ball in play against Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain at the French Open in Paris.

Mongolian-born sumo grand champion Hakuho

Mongolian-born sumo grand champion Hakuho (right) demonstrates a ceremonial performance to enter the sumo ring, at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo.

A member of Emirates Team New Zealand climbs the mast on the first day of sailing in the final of the Louis Vuitton Cup in Valencia, 01 June 2007

A member of Team New Zealand scales a mast in the Louis Vuitton Cup final - the team won the first race in a best-of-nine series.

A woman walks past a wedding limousine outside an orthodox cathedral in Riga, Latvia, Friday, June 1, 2007.

A limousine waits for the happy couple during a wedding in Riga, Latvia.

Israeli Merkava tanks manoeuvre along the northern Gaza Strip border with Israel, 01 June 2007.

Israeli tanks on the northern Gaza Strip. Two Palestinian boys were shot dead near the border on Friday.

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