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Day in pictures

Penitents walk through Seville, Spain

Two penitents walk through Seville in Spain, as part of events marking the Christian Holy Week leading up to Easter.

Easter eggs at a factory in eastern Germany

In factory in eastern Germany, a worker checks eggs coloured with dye, to be sold as traditional Easter decorations.

Flood water in St Jean Baptiste, Manitoba, Canada

A Canadian man looks out on flood water covering his farmland in St Jean Baptiste, Manitoba, as the rising Red River nearby continues to threaten homes.

A Jewish girl at a pre-Passover ceremony in Jerusalem

An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish girl wears a plastic cover to protect her from smoke ahead of the Passover holiday in Jerusalem.

Rain clouds over Delhi

Rain clouds gather over the Indian capital, Delhi.

A Chinese warrior balances spread-eagled on the tips of four spears

Shaolin Wu-Shu Warriors show their expertise as the Chinese State Circus arrives in London.

A jay nesting near Downing Street, London

A jay prepares to leave its nest near Downing Street, London, the heart of the UK government.

Ttwo six-week-old North Chinese Leopards peer up from their basket in Hamburg, Germany

Zhang Jie and Zhongni, two of only 100 endangered North China leopards in capitvity, are unveiled to the media at a name-giving ceremony at Hagenbeck Zoo in Hamburg, Germany.

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