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Indian tourists enjoy a ride on a shikara - traditional gondola - at sunset on the Dal Lake in Srinagar, India.

Indian tourists enjoy a ride on a shikara - traditional gondola - at sunset on Dal Lake in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Buddhist nuns at prayer in Ladakh

Buddhist nuns pray in Ladakh, northern India, to mark 800 years of the Drukpa (Dragon) sect of Tibetan Buddhism.

Replica of Taj Mahal floats on River Thames in London, UK, in front of Houses of Parliament

India's Taj Mahal is juxtaposed in front of the UK's Palace of Westminster as a model of the Indian palace floats down London's River Thames.

Hot weather in Germany

A boy drinks cool water during hot weather in Luebbenau, eastern Germany, where temperatures have reached 35C.

Haze obscures Beijing's skyline

A thick haze obscures the Beijing skyline. A new OECD report says that polluted water, air and soil in China is making many people ill.

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods is silhouetted as he tees off during practice for the Open Golf Championship at Carnoustie, Scotland.

Japanese sake spilled in earthquake

Crates of Japanese sake lie spilled following Monday's 6.8-magnitude earthquake in Kashiwazaki, in central Japan.

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