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Day in pictures

An Israeli soldier and Palestinians at Hawara checkpoint near Nablus on the West Bank

An Israeli soldier mans the Harawa checkpoint in the West Bank as Israeli and Palestinian leaders reported progress in peace talks.

Indian cricketers Mahendra Singh Dhoni (l) and Yuvraj Singh in Hyderabad

Indian cricketers pose with turbans, before a one-day international against Australia.

A portrait of the late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung at the Arirang festival in Pyongyang

A portrait of the late North Korean leader Kim Il-sung is seen at a festival coinciding with the two Koreas summit in Pyongyang.

A six-week-old mandrill monkey baby at the Budapest Zoo and Botanic Garden

A day before World Animal Day, a baby mandrill monkey is pictured at Budapest Zoo.

A display of national flags in a Beijing park

Adults watch children play beneath a display of national flags at a park in Beijing, during the week-long holiday celebrating the 58th anniversary of the People's Republic of China.

Muslims pray at the re-opened Red Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan

Muslims pray at the Red Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan, which has re-opened three months after a bloody crackdown.

Maman 1999, a nine-metre high sculpture made of bronze, stainless steel and marble made by French-born Louise Bourgeois, dwarfs London's St Paul's Cathedral .

Maman 1999, a nine-metre high sculpture of bronze, stainless steel and marble made by French-born Louise Bourgeois, appears to dwarf London's St Paul's Cathedral.

A Karl Lagerfeld design at Paris Fashion Week

At Paris Fashion Week, a model presents an ensemble by German designer Karl Lagerfeld as part of the presentation of his Spring/Summer 2008 Ready to Wear collection.

A bout at the Fencing World Championship in St Petersburg

Swiss fencer Fabian Kauter, right, fights Hungary's Krisztian Kulcsar during their men's Epee event at the Fencing World Championship in St Petersburg.

A dramatic protest environmentalists' banner on Sydney's Bondi Beach

A 70-metre long banner is laid out on Sydney's Bondi Beach by protesters against a proposed pulp mill on Australia's island state of Tasmania.





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