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Site of Israeli strike on Beit Lahia, northern Gaza

A Palestinian man at the site of an Israeli strike in the northern Gaza Strip. Israeli attacks aimed at militant groups have killed 30 Palestinians in two days.

Public holiday celebration in Cheonan, South Korea.

South Koreans wearing traditional costumes celebrate the 1 March Independence Movement anniversary, marking the 1919 civilian uprising against Japanese colonial rule.

Lawyers protesting in Lahore calling for Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry to be released

Civil rights activists and lawyers in Pakistan burn an effigy of President Musharraf in a protest calling for the country's chief justice to be freed from house arrest.

Dmitry Medvedev (second from right) attends comedy rally

Dmitry Medvedev, front-runner in Sunday's Russian presidential election, attends a comedy show in Moscow. President Putin urged voters to turn out.

Chinese investor knits during share rally linked to a share offering by China  Railway Construction Corporation.

A Chinese investor knits in Shanghai as Chinese stocks stage a rally after earlier falls.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, left, and his wife Carla Bruni, right, in South Africa, 29 February 2008

French first couple Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni visit the South African jail on Robben island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years.

Afghans play Buzkashi in Kabul, 29 February 2008

Afghans play Buzkashi in Kabul. Buzkashi, or "goat dragging", is played with two teams of horsemen competing to throw a decapitated goat into a scoring circle.

Finland's Jari Matti Latvala in his Ford Focus RS in Mexico, 29 February 2008

Finland's Jari Matti Latvala during the first day of the FIA World Rally Championship in Mexico.

American skater Mirai Nagasu performs on the ice, 29 February 2008

American skater Mirai Nagasu performs on the ice at the World Junior Figure Skating Championships in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia.

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