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Day in pictures

A model on the catwalk in Milan

Designers have been showing off their latest ready-to-wear creations for women at Milan's fashion week.

Missile in front of a poster of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

This missile is part of a military exhibition in Tehran marking the 28th anniversary of the start of the Iran-Iraq war in 1980.

Gustave Flaubert bridge over the river Seine, in the French city of Rouen

Towering 55m (180ft) above the river Seine in France, the Gustave Flaubert bridge is Europe's highest vertical lift bridge. It is due to be officially opened on September 25.

Oriental White-backed vulture

An injured Oriental White-backed Vulture being cared for in the Indian city of Mumbai. Several vulture species in Asia are close to extinction.

Man walks past panel displaying the closing Hang Seng Index outside a bank in Hong Kong, 23 September 2008

Hong Kong is suffering bad weather as well as bad financial news. A pedestrian takes cover as Typhoon Hagupit approaches while the blue-chip Hang Seng index plummets nearly 4%.

Kite surfer off Tynemouth Beach, UK, 23 September 2008

Turbulent weather in the UK is good news for this kite surfer enjoying the high winds off Tynemouth Beach.

White tiger in Hyderabad, India, 23 September 2008

In flood-hit India, a white tiger wades through water at a zoo in the city of Hyderabad.

Miss Porky Pig, Melbourne, Australia, 23 September 2008

In Australia, Miss Porky Pig shakes herself down after landing in the water as part of the racing and diving pig event at the Royal Melbourne Show.

Troops leave polling booths in Minsk, Belarus, 23 September 2008

Troops leave polling booths in Minsk having voted ahead of this week's parliamentary elections in Belarus.

Fortune teller with female clients in Kabul, Afghanistan, 23 September 2008

In the Afghan capital, Kabul, a fortune teller consults one woman while another waits her turn. Fortune telling was banned in Afghanistan until the Taleban regime was ousted in 2001.

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