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In PHOTOS: Around the world in the last 24 hours

Last updated on: September 21, 2011 12:17 IST

Around the world in the last 24 hours

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Here are some of the best images from across the globe in the last 24 hours.

Soldiers stand guard at the entrance of a stadium being used as a shelter for people displaced by the earthquake in Cuilapa, about 65 km from 
Guatemala City.

Four earthquakes struck southern Guatemala on Monday within 2 1/2 hours, shaking buildings in the capital and killing 
three people. The epicenters of the quakes were near Cuilapa and the largest one had a depth of 40 km, the United States Geological Survey said.

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Photographs: Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters
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Anti-Gaddafi fighters stand outside a village near Sirte, Muammar Gaddafi's hometown and one of his last remaining strongholds. Littered in the foreground are spent bullet casings.

On Tuesday, the African Union recognised Libya's interim leaders the National Transitional Council as the country's de facto government.


Photographs: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters
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Jewish youth hold Israeli flags at the beginning of a rally march in the West Bank settlement of Itamar, near Nablus. Jewish settlers protested on Tuesday against Palestinian plans to seek United Nations endorsement of statehood in the occupied West Bank, and clashes erupted in one village, underscoring growing tensions in the territory.


Photographs: Nir Elias/Reuters
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An Afghan woman sits in a handcart as her relative pushes it on the outskirts of Kabul.

Photographs: Omar Sobhani/Reuters
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A tear runs down the face of one-year-old boy Asho as he takes refuge with his family in a camp for flood victims in the Badin district of Pakistan's Sindh province. The latest floods, triggered by monsoon rains, have killed more than 300 people, destroyed or damaged 1.4 million houses and flooded 4.5 million acres since late last month, officials and Western aid groups say.

More than 300,000 people have been moved to shelters. Some 800,000 families hit by last year's floods are still homeless. Aid groups have warned of a growing risk of fatal diseases.


Photographs: Akhtar Somoro/Reuters
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An explosion from a suspected car bomb ripped through a street in the Turkish capital Ankara on Tuesday near a neighborhood housing government buildings, killing three people and wounding 15, Interior Minister Naim Sahin said.

The blast struck the central Kizilay neighborhood less than a kilometer from the prime minister's office, the headquarters of the chief of general staff and several ministries.


Photographs: Omer Kaya/Reuters
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Officials stand next to the carcass of an unidentified whale at Clifton beach in Karachi. A dead whale was seen washed up on the beach early Tuesday morning and authorities have initiated efforts to remove its carcass, local media reported.


Photographs: Athar Hussain/Reuters
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An Afghan policeman keeps watch near the house of the head of Afghanistan's High Peace Council Burhanuddin Rabbani, after a blast in Kabul September. Former Afghan President Rabbani and head of the council tasked with trying to negotiate a political end to the war was killed at his home on Tuesday in what one diplomat called a major blow to the government's peace efforts.


Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters
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US President Barack Obama kisses First Lady Michelle Obama after she introduced him to speak at a fund raiser in New York September. Obama is in New York for the United Nations General Assembly.

With Europe on the brink of financial collapse, three US wars overseas, and powderkegs threatening to erupt across the Middle East, it promises to be one of the more exciting Assemblies in recent memory.

Photographs: Kevin Lamarqu/Reuters
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Relatives of the 1979-89 Soviet Afghan war victims react as they take part in a protest rally against Ukrainian authorities' initiative to cut social benefits near the Parliament headquarters in Kiev.

Hundreds of Ukrainians, mostly veterans of the 1979-89 Soviet Afghan war protesting against plans to cut their payouts and subsidies, tried to storm into the parliament building and scuffled with police on Tuesday.

Photographs: Gleb Garanich/Reuters
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Men in traditional clothing ride on Segways after the re-enactment of the first match rugby ever played in New Zealand in Nelson. The celebration re-enacts the original rugby match played between Nelson College and Nelson Rugby Club in Nelson on May 14, 1870.

Photographs: Marcos Brindicci/Reuters
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A model has nail varnish applied before the presentation of the David Koma 2012 Spring/Summer collection during London Fashion Week.

Photographs: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters
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Internally displaced Somali men bury the body of a child, who died of malnourishment, next to their temporary home in Hodan district, south of Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

Photographs: Feisal Omar/Reuters
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Damaged cars are seen at a factory close to the Shonai river in Nagoya, central Japan, after the area was flooded due to typhoon Roke approaching. More than 1.3 million people were advised to evacuate on Tuesday as typhoon Roke approached Japan, threatening the industrial city of Nagoya with heavy rain and landslides.

Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters
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A boy tries to outrun a man fumigating for mosquitoes through the streets of Lahore. Two more people fell victim to the dengue virus in Lahore on Tuesday, taking the death toll to 48 in Punjab, local media reported.

Photographs: Mohsin Raza/Reuters
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Fire crew work where a building collapsed onto a street and bus on the corner of 125th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem, New York. Seventeen people were injured and fire officials said the injuries were minor and not life-threatening, local media reported.

Photographs: Andrew Kelly/Reuters
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Palestinian girls walk past a graffiti at Dehaishe refugee camp in the West Bank town of Bethlehem September. President Mahmoud Abbas has told the United Nations chief he will seek full UN membership for a Palestinian state, setting the stage for a showdown that could upset decades of Mideast diplomacy.

Photographs: Ammar Awad/Reuters
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A man stands in front of his house, which was damaged by Sunday's 6.9 magnitude earthquake, at the Mangan village north of the northeastern Indian city of Gangtok. Air force helicopters flew rescue workers to a remote Himalayan region on Tuesday in search of survivors of a strong earthquake that killed dozens of people in India, Nepal and the Chinese region of Tibet.

Most of the casualties were near the epicentre ofthe quake that bucked roads and knocked down houses in the sparsely populated India state of Sikkim, popular with trekkers for its Buddhist monasteries and spectacular trekking.

Photographs: Reuters
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