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Day in pictures

Spain’s Rafael Nadal hits a return at the Monte Carlo ATP Masters Series tennis tournament in Monaco

Spain's Rafael Nadal hits a return to his countryman, Juan Carlos Ferrero, during a match at the Monte Carlo ATP Masters Series tennis tournament in Monaco.

A farmer holds a banner saying “nullify the beef deal" at a protest in Baghdad

South Korean farmers hold up banners saying "Nullify the beef deal" during a protest against the importation of US beef. Seoul agreed to relax on Friday the restrictions in place since 2003.

Hungarian Puli sheep dog

Hungarian Puli sheep dog, Fee, jumps over a hurdle during a preview for a pedigree dog show in Dortmund , Germany.

The patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem, Theophilos III, sprays holy water at worshippers after the Easter ceremony of the Washing of the Feet

The Greek Orthodox patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III, sprays holy water at worshippers after the Easter ceremony of the Washing of the Feet, which commemorates Jesus's actions at the Last Supper.

Turkish soldiers perform at the Turkish memorial on  Anzac Day

Turkish soldiers, members of the traditional Ottoman army band of Mehter, perform at the Turkish memorial, during the 93rd anniversary of the World War I campaign of Gallipoli...

Armenians commemorate mass killings in the Ottoman Empire during WW1

...while Armenians gather in Yerevan to mark the anniversary of 1915 mass killings by Ottoman Turks that Armenia regards as genocide - a label rejected by Turkey.

Hungarian cattle workers in Budapest

Hungarian cattle workers escort a wagon pulled by traditional grey cattle across the River Danube in Budapest, Hungary, to call attention to the need to protect the endangered animals.

Buddhist monk studies in his room

A Buddhist monk studies in his room at the Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Andreas Goldberger jumps over the road leading to Austria's highest mountain, the Grossglockner, during the “Glockner Jump” event near Heiligenblut.

Former ski-jump world champion Andreas Goldberger jumps over the road leading to Austria's highest mountain, the Grossglockner, during the "Glockner Jump" event.

A rally car is launched into the air by bumps in the road during the fifth stage of the Central Europe Rally near Jutaspuszta, Hungary.

A rally car is launched into the air by bumps in the road during the fifth stage of the Central Europe Rally near Jutaspuszta, Hungary.

Cricket supporter under umbrella at Old Trafford

A lone spectator shelters under an umbrella as the rain holds up the start of play at a country cricket match at Old Trafford, Manchester, England.




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