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Day in pictures

Dolls on display in Tokyo, Japan

A Japanese woman displays a scene of the Obama family on US election night, part of a toy company's annual tradition of producing dolls depicting big news events of the year.

A hippopotamus at Hanover zoo, Germany

Chimala the hippopotamus peers out of the water of her enclosure at Germany's Hanover zoo.

Floral tribute to Mumbai attacks, Delhi

Petals are scattered on a floral tribute to victims of the Mumbai attacks at the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, in Delhi, India.

An activist in a plastic suitcase at Munich airport, Germany

A woman squeezes herself into a transparent suitcase to raise awareness of human trafficking and mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

A car on a flooded street in Trigoria near Rome, Italy

A car ploughs through floodwater in a street in Trigoria, close to the Italian capital Rome, where strong winds and rain have caused widespread disruption.

Beijing stall-holder

A man sells oranges in a Beijing street in China, where the government has announced that last month saw a 22-month low in the country's inflation rate.

Spider's web in Bhubaneswar, India

Dew drops hang on a spider's web on a cold morning in Bhubaneswar, north-east India.

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