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Day in pictures

A Sikh man prays submerged in water

An Sikh man offers prayers at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, on the eve of a religious festival.

A US helicopter in Afghanistan

A US Army helicopter lowers supplies in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley.

Protests outside a migration forum in Manila, Philippines

A union official protests in Manila against the UN-backed Global Forum on Migration and Development.

A man carrying a mattress passes a Congolese army tank

Thousands of Congolese flee Kibumba after violence flared between forces loyal to a renegade general, Gen Laurent Nkunda, and the Congolese army.

A man feed sea gulls in London's St James Park

One in eight UK residents suffers from "green place poverty", with access to two or fewer green spaces, a National Trust survey says.

A dog wears a garland of flowers

A Nepalese woman garlands a dog as part of Tihar festivities in Kathmandu. In Hindu tradition dogs are seen as messengers of the god of death.

Rugs for sale at a market in Baghdad, Iraq

Carpets bearing Christian and Islamic images hang side by side at a marketplace in the Karrada district of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

Dancers perform to welcome leaders to a meeting of the African Development Community in Harare, Zimbabwe

Dancers perform at a welcoming ceremony for African leaders as they arrive in Harare to discuss Zimbabwe's political impasse.

A man sells eggs at a market in Hong Kong

A man sells eggs from his stall at a market in Hong Kong, where tests on food imported from mainland China have been stepped up after a contamination scandal.

People walk through Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York.

Two people walk through early morning mist in Prospect Park, in the New York borough of Brooklyn.

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