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Day in pictures

Shannan Ponton and Jamie Wright kiss in a water tank in Sydney, Australia

An Australian TV personality and model take the plunge to kiss in a tank during an underwater fashion shoot in Sydney.

A Filipino man pulls his rickshaw through flood waters in Makati city, Manila

A Filipino man pulls his rickshaw customer through a flooded street in the capital Manila, after heavy rains brought by Typhoon Sinlaku.

Dora Observation Platform in Paju city, South Korea

Tourists use binoculars to get a closer look at North Korea, from the special demilitarised zone between North and South Korea.

Germany vs Iran wheelchair basketball match at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Germany beat Iran 73-63 in a men's wheelchair basketball match at the Paralympic Games in China.

A vendor waits for customers at his stall in Jakarta, Indonesia

An Indonesian man waits for customers beside bottles in which he has stored fuel to sell at his roadside stall in Jakarta.

A Bangladeshi girl receives treatment for a waterborne disease in Dhaka

A Bangladeshi girl receives treatment for a waterborne disease, following flooding in the capital, Dhaka.

Sand sculpture on a beach in Orissa, India

Sand sculptures of the World Trade Centre, created by artist Sudashan Pattnaik, appear on a beach in Puri, India, to mark the imminent anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York.

Choristers at Westminster cathedral in London, England

New recruits to Westminster Abbey's choir school, in London, take a tour of the famous cathedral, where they will eventually take part in major services up to the age of 14.

Model in New York, USA

A model in striking headgear takes to the catwalk during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.

Spanish tourists dressed as Roman soldiers at the Vatican.

A group from Mataro in Spain dress up as ancient Roman soldiers to attend Pope Benedict XVI's weekly audience at the Vatican City.

Iraqi men in Najaf

An Iraqi man in Najaf, where temperatures reached 42C (107F) on Wednesday, cools his friend down by pouring water over his head.

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