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Day in pictures

Shia protesters pull apart a poster of Saddam Hussein

An image of Saddam Hussein is pulled apart by supporters of the anti-US Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr at a rally in Baghdad marking the sixth anniversary of the fall of the Iraqi capital to US troops.

A Papuanese tribal man places his ballot in a traditional bag in a remote polling station of the Indonesia election

A tribal man casts his vote in a ballot box made of woven tree bark call 'Noken' in Jayawijaya, Papua province, Indonesia.

A donkey pulls the plough of an Arab farmer holding the reins

A 75-year-old farmer tends his fields in the village of Lubban, on the outskirts of the West Bank city of Nablus.

Hindus bathe in water spouting from a statute depicting a health-giving god

Hindu devotees believe that bathing in the purifying waters of the Balaju festival at Baisdhara, or 22 stone spouts, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal, will cure diseases.

An actor on a wooden cross portraying the crucifixion of Jesus

Devout Catholics in the Philippines attend plays staging crucifixions to recount the death - or passion - of Christ at Easter.

Afghan boys

Children look on as US soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division patrol in the town of Naray in eastern Kunar province, Afghanistan.

A bronze statue of King Louis XIV at the Coubertin Foundation in Saint Remy Les Chevreuse, near Paris.

A huge bronze statue of King Louis XIV is cleaned at the Coubertin Foundation in Saint Remy Les Chevreuse, France, prior to being moved back to the palace at Versailles.

A visitor is pictured with Concorde at the National Museum of flight in Scotland.

A young visitor is pictured with Concorde at the National Museum of flight near Edinburgh. The plane went on show today, on the 40th anniversary of its inaugural flight.



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