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Day in pictures

A dancer from French troupe Compagnie 111

A dancer from French troupe Compagnie 111 rehearses for a performance during Sofia Dance Week in Bulgaria.

The 2009 Bicentennial one cent coin redesign unveiling in Washington DC

An actor portraying former US President Abraham Lincoln unveils a new design for the one cent coin.

A giant phone is suspended from a crane in London to raise awareness of the British charity, the NSPCC

A giant green phone is suspended from a crane in London's financial district to raise awareness of a British child protection charity.

Outgoing South African President Thabo Mbeki is greeted by well-wishers

Outgoing South African President Thabo Mbeki is greeted by well-wishers after announcing his resignation on state television.

A boy prays at the Imam Hussein shrine in Karbala, Iraq

A Shia Muslim boy places the Koran on his head as he recites a prayer at a shrine in Iraq's holy city of Karbala.

Alstom's new AGV high speed train at the International Trade Fair for Transport Technology in Berlin, Germany

A worker inspects the front carriage of a new high speed train at an international transport technology trade fair in Germany.

Members of the Druid Order of London celebrate the Autumn Equinox

Members of the Druid Order of London celebrate the Autumn Equinox, when day and night are of equal duration.

A baby is treated at Chengdu Children's Hospital in Sichuan Province, China

A baby in China is treated in hospital after being made ill by milk powder contaminated with an industrial chemical. Four children have died and about 13,000 remain in hospital.

An elderly woman waits at a crossing in the rain in Tokyo, Japan

An elderly Japanese woman waits to cross the road in Tokyo.

Police officers approach a Yankee baseball fan as he writes on the wall of the Yankee Stadium in New York

Police officers approach a Yankee baseball fan as he writes on the wall of the Yankee Stadium in New York, following the team's end of season game.




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