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Day in pictures

A Chinese farmer dries corn

A farmer dries corn on a road in near Shenyang, in north-eastern China, as the government moves to restrict the use of corn for industrial uses.

Bush shelter blown over by a tornado in Farnborough, Hampshire

A bus shelter is capsized in Farnborough, Hampshire, as much of central and southern England is struck by tornadoes.

Kiln workers in Kabul, Afghanistan

Afghan workers remove bricks from a kiln in Kabul.

Papuans demonstrate in Jakarta

Papuans demonstrate in Indonesia's capital Jakarta to call for a referendum on independence for the province of West Papua.

Street vendor in Beijing

A street vendor in Beijing displays tomatoes and potatoes for sale as the government announced increased inspections of produce to check for the use of banned pesticides.

Gordon Brown at the Labour confencence

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown receives a standing ovation from the Labour conference in Bournemouth.

Tonga rugby player Hale T-Pole

Tongan rugby player Hale T-Pole at a training session during the World Cup in France. Tonga are tied for second place with England in Pool A, hoping to reach the knockout rounds.

Vivienne Westwood shoes in Milan.

A pair of very high-heeled shoes from British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood on display in Milan.

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