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Day in pictures

US helicopters in Iraq

A US soldier braces himself as a helicopter transports Gen David Petraeus, the top US commander in Iraq, after a meeting with tribal leaders south of Baghdad.

Thai devotee covers ears

At Thailand's Vegetarian Festival in Phuket, a devotee to the Chinese shrine of Ban Tha Rue cover his ears as fireworks explode around him.

Paramilitary soldiers marching in Tiananmen Square, Beijing

A dawn march through Beijing's Tiananmen Square for paramilitary soldiers before the start of China's 17th Communist Party Congress.

South Korean jets

The South Korean Air Force team fly in formation during a press day of the Seoul Air Show and Korea Aerospace exhibition at the Sungnam military air base.

US President George Bush

President George W Bush walks in the rain from Marine One to board Air Force One in Waco, Texas.

Patas Monkey, Budapest Zoo

A three-week-old Patas Monkey is introduced to the public for the first time at Budapest Zoo.

Indian troops on parade

Newly raised troops of India's Central Reserve Police Force on parade during the Passing out Parade at Nagrota, near Jammu in northern India.

A model displays a creation by Indian designer Sabyasachi at Mumbai's National Centre for Performing Arts

A model on display during the Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai's National Centre for Performing Arts.

Chinese man carries bicycle

A villager carries a bike and a TV set in the outskirts of Chengdu, in China's south-western province of Sichuan.

Tokyo chemical attack drill

Members of the anti-chemical and biological weapons unit of Japan's Ground Self-Defence Force during an exercise at Yokohama port, south-west of Tokyo.

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