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Day in pictures

Revellers on a pick-up truck celebrate Buddhist New Year with a water festival on Inya road in Rangoon on Monday

Revellers in the Burmese city of Rangoon are soaked in water as part of celebrations for Buddhist New Year.

Statues of the Pope in a shop at the Catholic University in Washington DC on Monday

Figurines of Pope Benedict XVI go on sale in a gift shop in Washington DC, as the Pope prepares to visit the United States.

Spanish Defence Minister Carme Chacon reviews troops in Madrid on Monday

Spain's new Defence Minister Carme Chacon - the first woman in the post - reviews troops in Madrid. She is seven months' pregnant.

Iraqis recover charred pages of the Koran in Baghdad

Iraqis recover charred pages of the Koran after a fire swept through a Baghdad market following a roadside bomb.

Hishila Yami, of Nepal's Maoist party, in Kathmandu

Hishila Yami, of Nepal's Maoist party, greets supporters during a rally in Kathmandu, with the party looking on course for election victory.

A new work by graffiti artist Banksy in central London

A new work by graffiti artist Banksy appears in central London - ironically completed within sight of a CCTV camera.

Thais celebrate their New Year with a water fight in Bangkok.

Thais celebrate their New Year with a water fight in Bangkok.

Kenyans pass a train derailed in Nairobi

Kenyans pass a train that derailed after protesters tore up parts of the track in the Dandora slum in Nairobi, demanding the release of the leader of an illegal sect.

A lemur eats a matza in a safari park outside Tel Aviv, Israel.

A lemur eats a matza, a cracker-like bread eaten during the Jewish festival of Passover, in a safari park outside Tel Aviv, Israel.

Former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun takes his grand-daughters on a cycle ride.

Former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun enjoys his new-found free time by taking his grand-daughters on a cycle ride.

Artist Al Greenhall  with his pig installation in Bath, UK

Artist Al Greenhall positions the installation 'King Bladud's Pigs' in Bath, UK, to celebrate the legendary king's discovery of hot springs.




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