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Day in pictures

A woman drinks sake through the stem of a lotus at a temple in Kyoto prefecture

A Japanese woman drinks sake through the stem of a lotus leaf, which is believed to be good for health and longevity.

A character from the Gigantes y Kilikis parade during the San Fermin fiestas in Pamplona, northern Spain

A man riding a papier-mache horse takes a break during a parade, which is part of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain.

Native American dancers take part in The Longest Walk 2, in Washington

Native American dancers take part in a walk from San Francisco to Washington to press for the protection of indigenous sacred sites.

A Bosnian Muslim woman weeps among the coffins of victims of the Srebrenica massacre

A Bosnian woman weeps amid coffins in Srebrenica, during a ceremony to mark the 1995 massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys.

A giraffe calf at the Vincennes zoo, east of Paris, France

A giraffe calf is seen at zoo in France, which experienced a recent baby boom with four giraffes born within weeks of one another.

Chinese workers clean the roof of the national stadium in Beijing

Chinese workers clean the roof of the "Bird's Nest" national stadium in Beijing, the main venue for next month's Olympic Games.

A bird bites the tongue of a street vendor in a popular pet market in Baghdad, Iraq

A bird bites the tongue of a street vendor at a popular pet market in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

A doctor tends to a newborn in a maternity ward at the Government Medical College in Jammu, India

A doctor tends to a new-born baby receiving light therapy treatment at a maternity ward in north-eastern India.

A man performs during the Jakarta Motor Show, Indonesia

A man performs an act aimed at raising awareness of environmental pollution during a motor show in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.

A Lebanese soldier on top of a tank in Bab Tabbaneh, in the northern city of Tripoli.

A Lebanese soldier sits under the shade of a parasol on top of a tank in the northern city of Tripoli.




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