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Children spin cans of charcoal in Seoul, South Korea

South Korean children spin cans of burning charcoal during the Daeboreum festival, which falls on the first full moon of the lunar new year.

Actors in imperial-era costumes in Xian, Shaanxi province, China

In China, the same day is marked as the Lantern Festival. These actors in the former imperial capital of Xian in Shaanxi province are dressed as imperial-era officials.

Philippine children try to get a view of President Gloria Arroyo

Children try to get a view of Philippine President Gloria Arroyo during the inauguration of a school in Mandaluyong, Manila.

Russian riot police training in Moscow

Russian riot police hold a training exercise in Moscow in preparation for the country's presidential election on 2 March.

US President George W Bush (centre) and Ghana's President John Kufuor (on his right) attend an arrival ceremony for the American guest at Osu Castle, Accra

US President George W Bush (centre) and Ghana's President John Kufuor (on his right) attend an arrival ceremony for the American guest at Osu Castle, Accra.

The Royal Australian Air Force Roulettes team performs at the Singapore Airshow

The Royal Australian Air Force Roulettes team performs on the second day of the Singapore Airshow.

Li Weifeng of China grabs Suzuki Keita of Japan by the throat after a challenge in the East Asian Football Championships in Chongqing, China.

Li Weifeng of China grabs Suzuki Keita of Japan by the throat after a challenge in the East Asian Football Championships in Chongqing, China. Japan won 1-0.

Two swans brave the frost in North Yorkshire, England

Two swans brave the frost on the River Wharfe at Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, England.

The Awakening sculpture is moved from East Potomac Park to National Harbor in Washington DC

Part of the sculpture The Awakening is loaded onto a lorry before being moved to its new home on the shores of the Potomac River in Washington DC.





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