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Sikh Nihang Warriors in Nanded, India

Warrior Sikhs, known as Nihangs, listen to devotional songs near a Sikh Temple in Nanded, about 650km (403 miles) south of India's financial capital Mumbai.

Russian soldiers rehearse for a parade

Russian soldiers dressed in World War II uniforms, rehearse for the 67th anniversary of a 7 November parade on Red Square, Moscow, when soldiers were sent directly to the front.

Cyclist Wendy Houvenaghel

Britain's Wendy Houvenaghel prepares for her qualifying heat in the Women's Individual Pursuit during the Track Cycling World Cup at the Manchester Velodrome, England.

Bavarian Mountain Rescue Service in Bad Toelz

Members of the Bavarian Mountain Rescue Service in Bad Toelz, southern Germany, practise winch rescue operations using a helicopter simulator in their new instruction and security centre.

Sheep being marked at a market in Amritsar, India

Sheep are marked with coloured dye at a market in Amritsar, India.

A woman is tended by police during a protest in Hong Kong about investments linked to failed US bank Lehman Brothers.

A woman is tended by police during a protest in Hong Kong about investments linked to failed US bank Lehman Brothers.

A woman dressed as a witch joins in Halloween events in Sydney, Australia.

A woman dressed as a witch joins in a Halloween event in Sydney, Australia.

Cream pies thrown at a poster of a Chinese negotiator  to Taiwan.

A poster of the Chinese negotiator to Taiwan is defaced with cream pies thrown by opposition supporters ahead of his visit to Taiwan next week.

Worshippers at a mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Worshippers pray at a mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Australian and Indian cricketers and the umpire lie on the ground to avoid bees during a match in New Delhi, India.

Australian and Indian cricketers and the umpire lie on the ground to avoid bees during a match in New Delhi, India.

Motorists in Hanoi struggle through flooded streets.

Motorists in Hanoi, Vietnam, struggle through flooded streets.

A man carries his belongings through the rubble of his house after an earthquake in Balochistan, Pakistan.

A man carries his belongings through the rubble of his house after an earthquake in Balochistan, Pakistan.




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