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Day in pictures

Mexican dancers in St Peter's Square

Dancers from Mexico perform during Pope Benedict XVI's weekly general audience in St Peter's Square at the Vatican.

Liverpool's Yossi Benayoun (left) and Chelsea John Terry collide

Liverpool's Yossi Benayoun (left) reacts as he collides with Chelsea's John Terry during a Champions League semi-final football match in London.

Book burnt in fire

Burnt pages of a book are collected after a fire engulfed the Peace Baptist Church in Philadelphia, USA, sending thick black smoke into the air...

Houses damaged by tornado

...while in Virginia, a flag stands in the rubble in Suffolk, a day after a tornado struck the area.

Baby mangabey monkey and teddy bear

Conchita, a three-week-old mangabey monkey is being hand-reared in London Zoo during her mother's recuperation from an operation. The teddy bear is a constant companion.

Man celebrating in Ethiopia

People celebrate during the opening ceremony of the 16th African Athletics Championships in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Zimbabwean tobacco farmer expressing anger

A Zimbabwean farmer rejects tobacco prices offered by buyers at the Tobacco Sales Floors in Harare. Farmers started ripping the price tags off tobacco bales in protest at the low prices.

People reflected in sunglasses of Austrian policeman

Reporters are reflected in the sunglasses of a police officer standing outside the house of Josef Fritzl in Amstetten, Austria. Mr Fritzl confessed to police to holding his daughter captive for 24 years.

Chinese dancers in front of national stadium

Chinese entertainers perform in front of the National Stadium, also known as the "Bird's Nest" to celebrate the 100 day countdown to the Olympic Games.

Iraqi schoolgirl graduating from kindergarten

A young Iraqi girl poses for a photo after graduating from kindergarten in Baghdad...

Man grieving outside hospital in Baghdad

...while outside Baghdad's Sadr City hospital, a man grieves as casualties mount in clashes between US and Iraqi forces, and Shia militia gunmen.

Indian labourer in brick factory

A labourer carries dust and ash at a brick factory on the outskirts of Bhubaneshwar, India.

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