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A bomb disposal team member during an anti-terrorism drill in Tokyo

A bomb disposal team member looks on during an anti-terrorism and security drill held by the metro police in Tokyo.

A devotee of the Chinese shrine of Jui Tui pierces his cheek with long sharp stick during a procession of vegetarian festival  in Phuket, Thailand

Participants in a vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand, perform acts of body-piercing as a means of shifting evil spirits and bringing the community good luck.

A Palestinian refugee in the refugee camp of Burj al-Barajneh in Beirut

A Palestinian refugee walks in an alley in a camp in Beirut, as human rights group Amnesty International issues a damning report on the refugees' plight.

A fresh water fish being shown at a shopping mall in Bangkok

A fresh water fish swims in a tank on display at a shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand, for National Ornament Fish Day.

A worker at the "Watercube" aquatics centre being built in Beijing

A worker carries an iron beam inside the National Aquatics Centre that is being constructed for the Olympic Games in Beijing next year.

Indian cricketers Robin Uthappa (L), Murali Karthik (C) and Dinesh Karthick (R) celebrate taking the wicket of Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds

Indian cricketers celebrate taking the wicket of Australia's Andrew Symonds during the final one-day international match at the Wankhade Stadium in Mumbai.

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