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Day in pictures

An Indian Parsi woman touches statues on the walls of a Fire Temple in Mumbai

An Indian woman visits a temple on the Parsi New Year in Mumbai. Parsis are descended from Persian Zoroastrians.

A British soldier from the Worcester and Sherwood Foresters Regiment washes his head

A British soldier washes with water from a well at a camp in Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan.

A dog undergoes oxygen therapy at Air Press salon in Tokyo

Ram, a three-month-old French bulldog, is placed in an oxygen capsule - a form of "pet relaxation therapy" - in Tokyo.

Chinese rescue workers in Xintai, eastern Shandong province

Chinese workers pause briefly as they try to stem waters from a river that burst its banks on Friday, flooding two coal mines and trapping 181 miners.

Demonstration called by Iraqi Shias in Baghdad's district of Sadr City

Iraqi girls hold up images of war during a Shia demonstration against arbitrary arrests by US-Iraqi forces in Baghdad's impoverished Sadr City district.

A North Korean soldier stands guard on a boat on the Yalu river in the town of Sinuiju

A soldier stands guard as North Korean youths have fun on the Yalu river, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong.

Models strip to their underwear during a demonstration against wearing fur which took place on Hollywood Boulevard, in Los Angeles.

Models strip to their underwear during a demonstration against wearing fur which took place on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles.

A canoe lies on a street in Rushford, in the US state of Minnesota, after the town was hit by flooding caused by relentless thunderstorms

A canoe lies on a street in Rushford, in the US state of Minnesota, after the town was hit by flooding caused by relentless thunderstorms.

Fireworks are set off over the River Danube in Budapest

Fireworks are set off over the River Danube and its historic Chain Bridge to mark Hungary's national day, with organisers using more than 45,000 rockets for the display.

A man walks along the beach in Cancun,  which has seen an exodus of  thousands of tourists who are attempting to leave before Hurricane Dean arrives.

A man walks along the beach in Cancun, which has seen an exodus of thousands of tourists who are attempting to leave before Hurricane Dean arrives.






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