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Day in pictures

the grrenbird wind-powered vehicle on Australia's Lake Lefroy salt flats

Two Britons are in Western Australia to try to break the land speed record for a wind-powered vehicle. They will try to beat the world record of 116mph (187 km/h).

Calcutta workers on a transport rickshaw

Workers are using rickshaws to get around the Indian city of Calcutta during a 24-hour strike to protest against rising inflation and economic policy.

South Ossetian boys examining a Union Jack

Two Georgian boys inspect a British flag on an official car during a visit by UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband to a refugee camp near Tblisi.

Cambodian woman harvesting corn

A Cambodian woman harvests corn south of Phnom Penh.

Chinese students at the Great Wall of China

Students visit the Great Wall of China north of Beijing. Chinese authorities have installed x-ray machines at entrances to the Wall for the duration of the Olympic Games.

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