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Day in pictures

A herd of sheep pass beneath the Eiffel Tower during a farmers' protest in Paris, France

A herd of sheep pass beneath the Eiffel Tower in Paris, during a protest by French farmers over falling incomes amid the global economic slowdown.

A painting of Obama by Russian artist Farid Bogdalov

A visitor runs by a painting of US President-elect Barack Obama dressed as Uncle Sam by Russian artist Farid Bogdalov at a gallery in Moscow.

Ceremony at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India

Sikhs celebrate the 540th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the first of 10 Sikh gurus, at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India.

A mother and child at the general hospital in Goma

A mother cares for her cholera-stricken child in Congo, where around 1,000 cases have been reported since October.

Cristi and Lydia at a bear sanctuary

Cristi and Lydia star in a new Animal Planet TV series to raise awareness of orphaned baby bears that are exploited as tourist attractions and pets in Romania.

Investors at the Kuwait Stock Exchange

Kuwaiti investors cheer as trading on the stock market is suspended until Monday, following a court order to protect investors from mounting losses.

The funeral of one of the sailors killed in the submarine accident

The funeral takes place of one of the 20 Russian sailors who died on the nuclear submarine Nerpa after the fire extinguishing system was set off.

Elephant keepers bathe an elephant during the annual cattle fair in Sonepur, India

Mahouts, or elephant keepers, bathe an elephant in river waters near Patna, eastern India.

A South Korean soldier in the demilitarised zone

A South Korean soldier in the demilitarised zone between North and South, after North Korea says it will close the land border.

Santa performers queue at a phone box

Performers from a Santa school gather in London's Leicester Square.

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