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A Kosovo Serb with a Serbian flag passes by French peacekeeper at Jarinje border crossing in Kosovo

A Kosovo Serb bearing a Serbian flag passes by a Nato peacekeeping soldier. Tensions remain high after Kosovo's declaration of independence on Sunday.

Hezbollah militants at Beirut rally remember Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyeh and other leaders

Hezbollah militants hold a rally in Beirut, Lebanon, 10 days after the killing of a senior commander in Syria.

An Iraqi man in Baghdad surveys his shop that was destroyed by a powerful bomb blast

Abbas Hussein sits in the ruins of his shop in central Baghdad, a day after a bomb planted under a horse-drawn cart exploded killing at least three people.

Police officers confront students during a protest outside the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Police in Jakarta, Indonesia, try to stop students from reaching the presidential palace during a protest against rising prices and alleged government corruption.

A painting entitled Brothers by Liu Xiaodong goes on show at Christie's in London

A painting entitled Brothers by Liu Xiaodong goes on show at Christie's in London, and will be auctioned in New York in May.

Newspaper reader in Havana

A Cuban man reads up on the aftermath of Fidel Castro's decision to relinquish office. Castro criticised a call by US presidential candidates for a change of government.

Wascana River, Canada

Three men walk down a path with frost-covered trees along the Wascana River Friday in Regina, Canada.

Oleksandr Gorshkovozov and Dmytro Mezhenskyy of Ukraine compete in the Diving World Cup in Beijing

Ukrainian divers compete in the World Cup in China - a test event for the so-called Water Cube venue in Beijing, which will be used during the 2008 Olympic Games.

Indian lunch-box deliverymen attend laughter therapy session, Mumbai

Indian lunch-box deliverymen - who deliver tiffin tins to workplaces around Mumbai each day - attend a laughter therapy session to beat stress in the Indian city.

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