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Day in pictures

Displaced Indian Christian villager in Orissa

An Indian Christian villager at a relief camp in the eastern state of Orissa after her house was torched and her son burned alive by Hindu hardliners.

Funeral in Karbala, Iraq

In the Iraqi Shia holy city of Karbala, funerals are held for 34 men whose skeletal remains were found at a factory near the Syrian border three years after they vanished.

US Army soldiers hold a memorial in Afghanistan

Meanwhile, US Army soldiers hold a memorial service at an outpost in Kunar province, eastern Afghanistan, for a comrade killed by a mortar round.

Philippine troops fire cannon at Muslim separatists

Philippine troops continue an offensive against Muslim separatists in Maguindanao province, amid official warnings that the operation, which began in August, is straining army finances.

PLA soldiers welcome Singaporeís prime minister

Peopleís Liberation Army soldiers in Beijing, China, perform during a welcome ceremony for Singaporeís prime minister.

Siberian Tiger cub in Kent, England

An 11-week-old Siberian Tiger cub seems to have the publicity lark licked during a photocall at an animal park in Kent, England.

Japanís royal family at garden party in Tokyo

Japanís royal family prepare to meet guests at their autumn garden party in Tokyo.

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