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Boy in Baghdad, 19.03.08

A boy plays in the rubble near a bombed building in Baghdad, where his family has made their home. He is one of millions of internally displaced people in Iraq.

Anti-war protesters in New York

On the fifth anniversary of the start of the US-led war in Iraq, protesters have been joining peace marches in US cities.

Israeli soldier and Palestinian man 19.03.08

In the West Bank village of Deirat, a Palestinian man argues with an Israeli army soldier as his home is demolished.

Gurkha soldier 19.03.08

Gurkha soldiers campaigning for greater pension and retirement rights took their protest to parliament in London.

People watch as fireworks explode over the city during the annual Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain

The city of Valencia, Spain, celebrates the annual "Fallas" festival, on the feast of Saint Joseph.

Japan's popular "manga," or comic book, character robotic cat "Doraemon", right, reacts in joy as he is presented a plateful of dorayaki by Japanese Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura

Japanese Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura with the popular manga (or cartoon) character Doraemon, who is to be the main promoter of Japanese pop culture to the world.

A worker carries a sack of rice imported from Vietnam inside the warehouse of the National Food Authority in suburban Bicutan, south of Manila

Much-needed rice from Vietnam arrives in the Philippines, amid surging prices and tight stocks worldwide.

Taiwan's opposition Nationalist Party presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou speaks to supporters during a campaign rally

Taiwan's opposition Nationalist Party candidate Ma Ying-jeou speaks to supporters during a rally ahead of Saturday's presidential election.

A Tibetan monk shouts pro-freedom slogans as Tibetans hold a peace march against China's crackdown on Tibet, in Katmandu, Nepal

A Tibetan monk in Nepal protests against China's crackdown against Tibet.





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