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Day in pictures

The snow-covered Acropolis in Athens

The Acropolis in the Greek capital, Athens, is covered in snow after an overnight winter storm that grounded flights at the international airport and cut off more than 150 villages.

Chinese men fish through holes in the ice on a frozen canal in the capital, Beijing.

Chinese men fish through holes in the ice next to a series of sculptures on a frozen canal in the capital, Beijing.

Palestinians walk through the Hawara checkpoint

Palestinians walk through the Hawara checkpoint near the West Bank city of Nablus. Last week, a group of former Israeli generals called for many checkpoints to be demolished.

A South Korean shaman, Han Soon-ye, performs a mourning ceremony for the Namdaemun Gate in front of a photo of the monument

A shaman performs a mourning ceremony in front of a photo of South Korea's greatest cultural treasure, the Namdaemun Gate, which was destroyed by fire on 10 February.

Pakistani men smile after casting their vote in the north-western town of Landi Kotal

Supporters of an independent candidate in the Pakistani parliamentary election smile after voting in the north-western town of Landi Kotal, close to the border with Afghanistan.

US President George W Bush and textile mill workers

US President George W Bush gets caught in a mosquito net used to combat Malaria at a textile mill in Arusha, Tanzania.

F-16 jets from the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) perform stunts

F-16 jets from the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) perform stunts during a rehearsal for an aerobatics display at the Singapore Airshow.

A North Island brown kiwi pictured shortly after being born in Rotorua, New Zealand

A newly-born North Island Brown Kiwi, the 1,000th reared as part of a rescue programme in Rotorua, New Zealand, poses for the cameras.





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