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Day in pictures

The Underwater Demolition Team of the South Korean military march during a ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of Armed Forces Day in Seoul

South Korean military divers take part in a ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of Armed Forces Day in the capital, Seoul.

A man waves a Chinese flag during National Day celebrations at Tiananmen Square in the capital, Beijing.

A man waves a Chinese flag during celebrations to mark the country’s 59th National Day at Tiananmen Square in the capital, Beijing.

Indian children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi participate in a peace march in Amritsar

Children dress up as Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi during a peace rally in Amritsar to mark the anniversary of his birth in 1869.

Indonesian sailors and their families pray in front of their ships in Jakarta's port at the start of the festival of Eid al-Fitr

Indonesian sailors and their families pray in front of their ships in Jakarta's port at the start of the festival of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

An Iranian woman crosses a main road in Tehran after attending an Eid al-Fitr prayer

A woman crosses a main road in the Iranian capital, Tehran, after attending Eid al-Fitr prayers.

An armed member of a Sunni Arab Awakening Council walks past children using swings in the centre of Baghdad

An armed member of a Sunni Arab Awakening Council walks past children in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. The Iraqi government has taken over responsibility for paying members of the councils.

The chief restorer of the famous Duchess Anna Amalia Library in the German town of Weimar shows off a 16th Century Bible

The chief restorer of the famous Duchess Anna Amalia Library in the German town of Weimar shows off a 16th Century Bible. Some 6,000 books were destroyed when a fire broke out there in 2004.

British judges process towards the House of Commons after a service at Westminster Abbey in London

British judges process towards the House of Commons after a service at Westminster Abbey which marks the start of the legal year. The custom dates back to the Middle Ages.

More than 135 climbers fly flags representing the nationalities of people who have scaled the Sydney Harbour Bridge during the 10 years visitors have been able to do so.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is drenched in colour, with 137 climbers carrying a flag on to the arch to represent the nationalities of the 2.2 million people who have ascended the famous span since 1998.




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