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Day in pictures

A riot police agent in Rio de Janeiro's Rocinha shantytown

A riot police officer in Rio de Janeiro's Rocinha shantytown takes part in an anti-drug operation, which left one alleged trafficker dead and a police agent wounded.

A newly born Komodo dragon eats a grasshopper at the Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam

A newly born Komodo dragon munches on a grasshopper at a zoo in the Dutch city of Rotterdam.

Cambodian boy waters vegetables in his family's market garden

A Cambodian boy waters his family's market garden plot north of the capital, Phnom Penh, after his classes for the day have finished.

Lotta the dog in Lofer, Austria

Winter makes a comeback with snowfall across parts of central Europe, including Lotta the dog's home in Lofer, Austria.

Parade of Hindu Ogoh-Ogoh statue at Prambanan temple, Indonesia

Hindu devotees parade with an Ogoh-Ogoh statue - representing a mythological demon - during a ceremony at Prambanan temple in central Java, Indonesia.

Georgian Orthodox priests conducts service in Sioni cathedral in Tbilisi, Georgia

A priest conducts a service in Tbilisi marking the 92nd anniversary of the Georgian Orthodox Church's autonomy.

Egg of the now-extinct Great Elephant Bird of Madagascar, said to be the largest egg in the world

What is reputed to be the largest egg in the world is displayed before it goes on auction in London. It was laid in the 17th Century by the now-extinct Great Elephant Bird of Madagascar.

Police officer in Nowshera, Pakistan

A Pakistani policeman dodges stones thrown at a protest in Nowshera, near Peshawar, by people displaced by military operations against Taleban militants.



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