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Day in pictures

The kosher brewery in Hartmannsdorf near Chemnitz, eastern Germany

Bottles of kosher beer Simcha speed through the production process at a German brewery, under the watchful eye of master brewer Michael Huschens.

A female PLA soldier stands in front of a recruitment poster at an exhibition in Shanghai

China's army is celebrating its 80th birthday with exhibitions of military photographs and memorabilia.

Tara, a Northern Koala, holds her as yet unnamed seven-month-old joey

Sydney Wildlife World is experiencing something of a baby boom, with three koalas giving birth in recent weeks.

Pakistani female activists shout slogans in front of Islamabad's Faisal Mosque

Hundreds of Pakistani women gather in Islamabad to protest at the government's handling of the Red Mosque siege earlier in July.

India's cricketers revel in their victory over England at Nottingham's Trent Bridge

India's cricket captain Rahul Dravid (L) celebrates beating England with Sourav Ganguly. India cruised to a seven-wicket triumph.

German Social Democrat politician Andrea Ypsilanti poses with balloons near Ulrichstein, Hesse

German politician Andrea Ypsilanti poses with 328 balloons - attempting to make a point about carbon dioxide emissions.

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