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Day in pictures

Men walk through a sand-storm in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 10 March 2009

Saudi men walk in Riyadh after a sand-storm hit the Gulf region with warnings of low visibility and threats to the oil industry.

Newly-weds Reem Abu Leila, 24, and her husband Haitham Attar, 26, in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza, 10 March

Newly-weds Reem Abu Leila, 24, and her husband Haitham Attar, 26, enter his family's home in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza.

Kashmiri Muslims pray at the Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar, India, 10 march 2009

Kashmiri Muslims have flocked to the Hazratbal shrine in the Indian city of Srinagar to mark the anniversary of the Prophet Mohammad's birth.

A worshiper prays at the Lama Temple in Beijing, China, 10 March 2009

A Buddhist worshipper prays at the Lama Temple in Beijing, on the 50th anniversary of a failed uprising against Chinese troops.

China's National People's Congress in session in Beijing, 10 March 2009

Chinese delegates gather in Beijing's Great Hall of the People during the National People's Congress.

Canada's Robbie Dixon at the Alpine ski men's World Cup finals in Aare, Sweden, 10 March, 2009

Canada's Robbie Dixon speeds down the piste on his way to clock the second fastest time in downhill training at the Alpine ski men's World Cup finals in Sweden.

Giraffe at Bangkok's Dusit Zoo, Thailand, 10 March 2009

In Thailand, this giraffe makes shapes with his tongue at Bangkok's Dusit Zoo.

British MP George Galloway (left) donates cash to Hamas in Gaza City, 10 March 2009

Controversial British MP George Galloway (left) donates cash to Hamas in Gaza City. He also hands over the keys to vehicles he brought with him in an aid convoy.



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