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Day in pictures

Protesters hold makeshift shields and wooden sticks as they stand guard in front of a road blockade in Santa Cruz, eastern Bolivia, Tuesday 19 August 2008

Bolivians in five states have been protesting about the president's plans to redistribute natural gas revenues.

Fire billlows over Egypt's parliament building, 19 August 2008

A fire broke out at Egypt's upper house of parliament. A number of people needed hospital treatment for smoke inhalation.

Chinese musicians in Beijing, 19 August, 2008

Chinese musicians perform on drums during their women's water polo semi-final match of the 2008 Beijing Olympics Games.

Nepalese photographers and photojournalists, 19 August, 2008

Nepalese photojournalists and photographers wear camera-shaped masks during a rally marking the 169th World Photography Day in Kathmandu.

A Georgian soldier, 19 August 2008

A Georgian soldier phones home from inside an ambulance after having being freed by Russian forces during a prisoners exchange near Tbilisi, the Georgian capital.

Indian Parsi girl and her brother in Mumbai, 19 August, 2008

An Indian Zoroastrian or Parsi girl kisses her brother as they stand in front of figures of "knights" or guardians of a fire temple on the occasion of Navroze - the Parsi New Year in Mumbai.

Indonesian youth in Jakarta, 19 August 2008

Youth from Kalimantan province perform during a celebration in Jakarta to mark Indonesia's 63rd anniversary of independence from Dutch colonial rule.

Ossetian protester, 19 August, 2008

An Ossetian protester holds a poster parodying US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at a rally outside Nato headquarters in Brussels.

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