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Tari wigmen from Lake Kopiago perform at Papua New Guinea's Parliament House in Port Moresby to welcome newly-elected members of government

Tari wigmen from Papua New Guinea check their face paint before a performance at Parliament House in Port Moresby to welcome newly elected MPs.

A student takes notes during class at an Islamic boarding school in Nyala, the capital of Darfur in western Sudan

A student takes notes during class at an Islamic boarding school in Darfur in western Sudan.

Children gather drinking water in Bashila, on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Children gather drinking water on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Monsoonal floods have devastated the country in recent weeks.

South American female sea lion Chappie performs at Shinagawa Aquarium in Tokyo, Japan

South American female sea lion Chappie performs at Shinagawa Aquarium in Tokyo, Japan.

A student in the restive province of Yala reads a booklet about constitutional changes in Thailand before a referendum which the country's military rulers say could lead the way to early elections.

A student in Thailand's restive province of Yala reads about constitutional changes ahead of this weekend's referendum - which could lead to early elections.

A tourist poses with the 2008 Beijing Olympics mascot Fuwa outside the Chaoyang Park Beach Volleyball stadium in Beijing.

A tourist poses with the 2008 Beijing Olympics mascot Fuwa in Beijing.

South Korean special warfare commandos stage a drill on the coast of Haenam, south of Seoul, before an inter-Korean summit this month

South Korean special commandos stage a drill south of Seoul, before an inter-Korean summit due later this month.






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