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Day in pictures

A soldier with seized bags of cocaine in Uruba, Colombia

A Colombian soldier marks up packages containing some of the 3.5 tonnes of cocaine seized in Mutata Municipality, Uraba department.

Carol service in Canary Wharf, London

Choristers from various banking institutions perform at the annual Christmas carols service in London's Canary Wharf financial district.

Father Christmas at work in his office in Rovaniemi, Lapland

Santa Claus puts the final touches to his Christmas list in his office in Rovaniemi, northern Finland.

Hippos in Berlin Zoo, Germany

An as yet unnamed baby hippo swims along side her voluptuous mother "Kati" in their enclosure at Berlin Zoo.

Palestinians watch the funeral procession of Islamic Jihad militant, Jihad Nawahda

Palestinians watch the funeral procession of Islamic Jihad militant, Jihad Nawahda, in Yamon near the West Bank city of Jenin.

Eritrean refugees, wearing white masks, protest outside the Defence Ministry in Tel Aviv, Israel

Eritreans seeking refugee status protest outside the Defence Ministry in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Students join in the annual naked run at the University of the Philippines

Students join in the annual naked run at the University of the Philippines in Manila - they are protesting against President Arroyo's extended term.

Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan practising in Colombo

Cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan practises in Colombo before the Sri Lankan team leaves for Bangladesh to take part in a Test series.

A fox at 10 Downing Street, London

A fox walks towards the Christmas tree at 10 Downing Street, London.

A wedge-tailed eagle from Taronga Zoo in Sydney

A wedge-tailed eagle takes to the open air for the first time near Taronga Zoo in Sydney.



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