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BIG View: Best PHOTOS in the last 24 hours

Last updated on: November 11, 2011 11:28 IST

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

Thai mahouts ride on top of their elephants during celebrations for the annual Loy Krathong festival at Ayutthaya province November 10.

Believers float krathongs in rivers, canals or ponds during the festival, which is held as a symbolic apology to the goddess of the river. Ayutthaya province, the site of World Heritage-listed temples as well as five damaged industrial estates is starting to see floodwater recede after about six weeks, allowing a clean-up to begin.

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Photographs: Sukree Sukplang/Reuters
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A student holding a pencil tries to 'erase' riot police during a demonstration in Bogota November 10. Students marched in a nationwide protest against government reform of public universities, according to student organisations

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Photographs: Fredy Builes/Reuters
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Pakistan's Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani (Centre) gestures as his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh (Left) and Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar watch during their joint news conference on the sidelines of the 17th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit, at the Shangri-La in Addu November 10. Rediff.com's Prasanna D Zore is accompanying Dr Singh on the trip. Read his reportage here

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Photographs: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters
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A man pushes an auto-rickshaw loaded with plastic balls to sell at a wholesale market in New Delhi November 10

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Photographs: Parivartan Sharma/Reuters
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Lady Gaga poses with the trophy for Pop International during the 63rd Bambi media awards ceremony in Wiesbaden, November 10. Every year, the German media company 'Hubert Burda Media', honours celebrities from the world of entertainment, literature, sports and politics with the Bambi awards

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Photographs: Alex Domanski/Reuters
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A student marches during a protest against the government's reform of public universities in Cali November 10. Colombia's president on Wednesday offered to withdraw the draft and open a dialogue if the more than half a million students on strike lifted their form of pressure

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Photographs: Jaime Saldarriaga/Reuters
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Honda Motor Co's electric Micro Commuter Concept city vehicle is seen in this handout image released by Honda Motor Co on November 10

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Photographs: Honda Motor Co/Handout/Reuters
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Spectators watch Kris Meeke of Britain in his Mini drive through Llandudno during the Wales Rally motorsport rallying event in north Wales November 10

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Photographs: Toby Melville/Reuters
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Protesters are hit by water cannons used by the police as they try to march towards the headquarters of the ruling Grand National Party during a rally against the South Korea-US free trade agreement (FTA) talks in Seoul November 10. The ruling and opposition parties called off a parliamentary plenary session scheduled for Thursday amid a standoff over the free trade agreement with the US, forcing a delay in handling the key pact by at least another week, local media reported

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Photographs: Jo Yong-Hak/Reuters
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North Carolina players go through a practice session for the Carrier Classic NCAA men's basketball game against Michigan State onboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, California November 10

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Photographs: Alex Gallardo/Reuters
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A man dressed as Father Christmas and children look at a computer screen at a special Christmas post office in the village of Himmelpfort (Heaven's Gate), north of Berlin November 10. The post office in the village of Himmelpfort opened on Thursday with a special Christmas service, replying to mails addressed to Santa Claus that were sent by children from all over the world. Some 20,000 letters already arrived at the post office and organisers expect to receive some 280,000 letters and wish lists from children writing in 17 languages

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Photographs: Thomas Peter/Reuters
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A Buddhist monk uses the walls of a temple as support while wading through flood waters in Bangkok November 10.

Thai consumer confidence hit a 10-year low in October as flooding took 533 lives and shut thousands of factories, with another big industrial estate threatened on Thursday as the waters spread to the east of the capital, Bangkok. The consumer confidence index from the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce slumped to 62.8 in October from 72.2 in September - a level last reached in the aftermath of the September 2001 attacks on the United States

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Photographs: Kerek Wongsa/Reuters
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Members of the Iranian army land force academy perform manoeuvres during a graduating ceremony in Tehran November 10. Iran's Supreme Leader warned the United States and Israel on Thursday not to launch any military action against its nuclear sites, saying it would be met with "iron fists," state television reported

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Photographs: Leader.ir/Handout/Reuters
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A model performs in front of a mirror as part of the exhibition "Goudemalion" at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris November 10. 'Goudemalion' is a retrospective of the work of French graphic designer, illustrator, photographer and advertising film director Jean-Paul Goude, which will run from November 11, 2011 to Mars 18, 2012

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Photographs: Charles Platiau/Reuters
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An anti-government protester waves Yemen's national flag as he stands on a billboard during a demonstration to demand the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh in the southern city of Taiz November 10

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