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A camel race in Jordan

A Bedouin youth rides a camel during the annual race in the desert of Wadi Rum, southern Jordan.

Rowers in Philadelphia

Rowers on the Schuylkill River pass the Strawberry Mansion Bridge on a foggy morning in the US city of Philadelphia.

A Swiss skier in Val Gardena, Italy

A Swiss skier falls during the men's Alpine World Cup Super-G event in Val Gardena, Italy.

Hindu holy men pray on the banks of the River Ganges in the northern Indian city of Varanasi

Two holy men pray on the banks of the River Ganges in the northern Indian city of Varanasi, one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage centres.

Laundry men hang up clothes to dry at the Dhobighat, the world's largest outdoor laundry, in the Indian city of Mumbai.

Men hang up clothes to dry at the Dhobighat, the world's largest outdoor laundry, in the Indian city of Mumbai. Some 4,000 members of the Dhobi caste work there night and day.

A woman walks along an oil-covered beach in South Korea

A woman walks along a beach in the scenic Taean region on South Korea's west coast. The coastline has been covered in thousands of tons of oil that leaked from a tanker on Friday.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Spanish Prime Minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, laugh during an EU summit in Brussels.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and the Spanish Prime Minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, laugh at a newspaper's picture of them embracing at an EU summit in Brussels.

Members of the United New Democratic Party attempt to end a sit-in by the opposition Grand National Party in the South Korean parliament in Seoul.

Members of the United New Democratic Party attempt to end a sit-in by the opposition Grand National Party in the South Korean parliament in Seoul.

Hoai Thu Luu of Vietnam competes in the rope category of the women's rhythmic gymnastics event at the 24th Southeast Asian Games in Korat, Thailand.

A Vietnamese gymnast shows her flexibility during the rope category of the women's rhythmic gymnastics event at the Southeast Asian Games in Korat, Thailand.

A girl enjoys riding an electric train at al-Zawraa Park in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

An Iraqi girl enjoys riding an electric train at al-Zawraa Park in the capital, Baghdad.





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