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Day in pictures

Black panther in zoo in Peru

A two-month-old jaguar plays with the camera at Huachipa zoo in Lima. It is reportedly only the third black jaguar to be born in captivity in Peru.

The Spiderman costume and fashions inspired by the character are displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art during the Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy exhibition

Spiderman's costume, and creations inspired by the character, go on show ahead of a new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Street performers in Tokyo, Japan

A child is fascinated by the eye-popping spectacle of these street performers in the centre of Tokyo, Japan.

Chinese flags on a bike in Qionghai city

Residents of the Chinese city of Qionghai in a display of national pride to celebrate the arrival of the Olympic torch.

Synchronised swimmers from Canada compete in Tokyo

Canadian competitors at the Japan Synchronised Swimming Championships in Tokyo.

US swimmer at open water competition in Seville, Spain

And in Seville, Spain, an American swimmer dives into the Guadalquivir river as she takes part in the World Open Water Championships.

South Korean soldier smashes stone blocks in Seoul

A South Korean special forces soldier shatters a stack of stone blocks during a martial arts display to celebrate a public holiday in Seoul.

Israeli jets fly over president's house in Jerusalem

Israel makes its own display of military prowess as air force jets roar over the president's residence in Jerusalem as part of celebrations to mark the Jewish state's 60th anniversary.

Prince Harry picks up a campaign medal for service in Afghanistan

Britain's Prince Harry (not pictured) picks up a campaign medal for his service in Afghanistan, watched by girlfriend Chelsy Davy and (to her left) Prince William and Prince Charles.

Traffic policeman at Victory Day parade in Moscow

And at a military parade marking Victory Day in the Russian capital Moscow, a traffic policeman appears lost in thought as a soldier polishes an armoured vehicle.

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