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Day in pictures

An Osprey, sometimes known as the sea hawk or fish hawk, carries a fish to its nest at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida

An osprey, sometimes known as the sea hawk or fish hawk, carries a fish to its nest at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Independence Day parade in Bangladesh

Border guards on parade in Dhaka, Bangladesh, celebrate Independence Day, marking 37 years of independence from Pakistan.

Tibetan exiles at a peace march in India

Tibetan activists in exile on a peace march at the West Bengal-Sikkim border in India, where police refused to let them pass as they tried to reach the Indo-China boundary.

Japanese students take pictures of cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC.

A group of Japanese college students from the American University photograph cherry blossom at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC.

Dancers perform during the opening ceremony for the UCI Track Cycling World Championships at the Manchester Velodrome in Manchester, UK

Dancers perform during the opening ceremony for the UCI Track Cycling World Championships at the Manchester Velodrome in Manchester, UK.

A boy carries recyclable items at the municipal refuse dump in Managua.

A boy carries recyclable items at the municipal refuse dump in the Nicaraguan capital, Managua.

Animal rights activists in Seoul

An animal rights campaigner traps herself in a cage while protesting in Seoul against the eating of dog meat in South Korea.

Alex Salmond at Edinburgh University

First Minister Alex Salmond during a speech about Scotland's future at Edinburgh University.

Fire-ravaged houses in Manila

A resident braves thick smoke to throw water on the smouldering remains of fire-ravaged houses at a shanty town in the Philippines' capital Manila.

A Canadian soldier in Kandahar, Afghanistan

A Canadian soldier with the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force inspects a target at a base in Kandahar, Afghanistan.




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