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Day in pictures

Burmese children sleep in a monastery near Rangoon

Burmese children suffering from diarrhoea sleep at a monastery near Rangoon. Aid workers say up to 20% of Burma's children have had diarrhoea since Cyclone Nargis struck last week.

Pakistani Shia Muslim boys carry toy guns at a rally in Karachi

Pakistani Shia Muslim boys carry toy guns as they chant anti-US and anti-Israel slogans during a protest rally in Karachi to mark the 60th anniversary of Israel's creation.

US troops treat a man shot in the leg after he fled a US patrol in Baghdad

US troops treat a man shot in the leg after he fled a US patrol in Baghdad, Iraq. Troops challenged the man after finding him and two others digging in an area of frequent insurgent mortar activity.

A flattened taxi lies under one of the boulders that crushed it on the earthquake damaged streets of Beichuan in Sichuan Province on May 16, 2008

A taxi lies crushed under a boulder in Beichuan, Sichuan province, in the aftermath of China's devastating earthquake.

Gerard Wartraux shows a jaw of a crocodile from his breed in Ziguinchor, Casamance, southern Senegal.

Frenchman Gerard Wartraux, who settled in Senegal in the 1970s, shows the jaw of a crocodile from his farm.

Members of Austria's special police unit Cobra present their skills to the media.

Officers of Austria's special police unit Cobra display their skills ahead of the Euro 2008 football championships.

A Lancaster bomber swoops over Derwent dam in Derbyshire to mark the 65th anniversary of the "dambuster" raid over Germany in 1943.

A Lancaster bomber swoops over Derwent dam in central England, to mark the 65th anniversary of the raid that destroyed German dams during World War II.

Parade marking the 156th Italian police anniversary in Rome.

Italian motorcycle police parade at Piazza Del Popolo in Rome.

Photocall for French director Arnaud Desplechin's film "A Christmas Tale" at the 61st Cannes International Film Festival on May 16, 2008

French actresses, including Catherine Deneuve, pose at the launch of the film A Christmas Tale at the Cannes Film Festival in France.




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