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15 DRAMATIC moments captured on lens

Last updated on: May 23, 2013 09:50 IST

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We present some of the most dramatic photographs clicked across the globe in the last few days.

A dancer performs on a watery stage suspended above the audience during a dress rehearsal of the Fuerza Bruta (Brute Force) theatre group's stage production "Wayra" in Buenos Aires. 

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Photographs: Marcos Brindicci/Reuters

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A member of the Free Syrian Army dives in the Euphrates river in Deir al-Zor

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Photographs: Khalil Ashawi/Reuters

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A woman walks past an installation of giant bird cages on a square in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. Six giant bird cages containing artificial trees and birds were installed by the shopping mall which owns the square to promote environmental friendly concepts to the public, according to local media.

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Photographs: Reuters

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A fisherman holds fish at the seaport of Gaza City. Israel has expanded the distance it permits Gaza fishermen to head out to sea, restoring a limit it cut in half two months ago in response to rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave. 

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Photographs: Suhaib Salem/Reuters

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Danielle Stephan holds boyfriend Thomas Layton as they pause between salvaging through the remains of a family member's home one day after a tornado devastated the town Moore, Oklahoma, in the outskirts of Oklahoma City. Rescuers went building to building in search of victims and thousands of survivors were homeless on Tuesday after a massive tornado tore through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, wiping out whole blocks of homes and killing at least 24 people. 

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Photographs: Adrees Latif/Reuters

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Chakala Dangol, 75, holds a coconut on his hand before throwing it towards the devotees from the top of the chariot of Rato during the chariot festival in Lalitpur. It is believed that whoever grabs the coconut and returns it to the chariot will be blessed with a son. Rato Machhindranath is known as the god of rain and both Hindus and Buddhists worship Machhindranath for good rain to prevent drought during the rice harvest season.

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Photographs: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

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A firefighter is seen as wooden houses burn in the background at the El Chorrillo neighborhood in Panama City. More than seventy wooden homes were set on fire by unknown causes, leaving more that one hundred people homeless. There were no reports of injuries or deaths so far, according to local media.

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Photographs: Carlos Jasso/Reuters

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A protester jumps through tear gas during an anti-government rally as Chile's president delivers a speech inside the national Congress at Valparaiso city.

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Photographs: Eliseo Fernandez/Reuters

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Fireworks light up the sky during the  Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. 

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Photographs: Francois Durand/Getty Images
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A boy sits under the chariot as he waits for the coin to drop from the chariot during the chariot festival of Rato Machhindranath in Lalitpur. Rato Machhindranath is known as the god of rain and both Hindus and Buddhists worship Machhindranath for good rain to prevent drought during the rice harvest season.

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Photographs: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

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A man reacts as he monitors share prices during a trading session at the Karachi Stock Exchange. Pakistan stocks closed higher on Tuesday, led by aggressive foreign buying, on hopes that a visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang starting on Wednesday will boost the investment climate.

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Photographs: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters

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A veiled Kashmiri Muslim woman shouts slogans during a protest rally in Srinagar. Close to a dozen Kashmiri Muslim demonstrators participated in the rally on Tuesday to mark the death anniversaries of Moulana Mohammad Farooq, the chief cleric of Kashmir, and Abdul Gani Lone, a Kashmiri separatist leader. Farooq was killed by unidentified gunmen at his home on May 21, 1990 and Lone was shot dead while attending the death anniversary of Farooq in 2002. 

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Photographs: Danish Ismail/Reuters

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A passerby looks at a five-metre-high (16 ft) sculpture "Pentateuque" by contemporary French artist Fabien Merelle being displayed in Statue Square at Hong Kong's financial Central district May 21, 2013. The artwork brings to real life the fantastical and seemingly impossible act of an average man balancing a gigantic elephant, modeled on one at the Singapore Zoo, atop his back, which is actually a cast of the artist himself.

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Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters

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A little boy looks at art works on the floor and wall by Ugo Rondinone, which are represented by gallery Galerie Eva Presenhuber at Art Basel in Hong Kong.

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Photographs: Jessica Hromas/Getty Images

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Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City body-painted street team hands out FREE rooms to Caesars, Harrah's Resort, Showboat and Bally's Atlantic City as part of its #CaesarsLuvsNYC campaign at Bryant Park, New York City.

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Photographs: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

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