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Day in pictures

A model wears a green hooded armless garment by Agatha Ruiz De La Prada at fashion week in Milan

A model displays an Agatha Ruiz De La Prada creation for her ready-to-wear collection as part of fashion week in Milan, Italy.

Israeli President Shimon Peres kisses US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on her cheek as he gives her a bouquet of flowers

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shows a diplomatic cheek at the end of a joint press conference following meetings with Israeli leaders in Jerusalem.

Indian schoolchildren in Amritsar holding placards

Indian schoolchildren demand the return of personal items belonging to Mahatma Gandhi, due to be auctioned in New York this week.

Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse receives a golden buddha statute from monks in Kathmandu

President Mahinda Rajapakse of Sri Lanka cuts short his official visit to Nepal after Sri Lankan cricketers are attacked in Pakistan.

An Australian firefighter in the forest blackened by fire near Jamieson in Victoria State

Bushfires have been burning in Australia's Victoria state for a month now, sparked by high temperatures and a prolonged drought.

Hieroglyphic inscriptions on a fine limestone sarcophagus inside an ancient Egyptian burial chamber recently discovered by a Japanese archaeological mission in Saqqara (handout image from the Egyptian Supreme Council for Antiquities)

Egypt's Supreme Council for Antiquities releases pictures of an ancient Egyptian burial chamber containing the inscribed sarcophagus of a "noblewoman", a rare title in the 19th Dynasty.

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