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Breathtaking photos of the month: March

Last updated on: April 2, 2012 09:21 IST

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We bring you a presentation of some of the best photos from around the world in the month gone by.

A girl walks with her pet monkey on a promenade along the Arabian Sea in Mumbai.

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Photographs: Reuters

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A gaucho is thrown off an untamed horse during the Patria Gaucha Festival in Tacuarembo, 400 km north of Montevideo. The festival celebrates the preservation of the country's rural traditions and country life.


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Photographs: Andres Stapff/Reuters

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Seventeen-year-old prostitute Hashi, embraces a Babu, her "husband", inside her small room at Kandapara brothel in Tangail, a northeastern city of Bangladesh. Many young and inexperienced prostitutes have "lovers" or "husbands" who normally live outside the brothel occasionally taking money and sex from them in exchange for security in this male dominated society.

She earns about 800-1000 taka daily servicing around 15-20 customers every day. Hashi is one of hundreds of mostly teenage sex workers living in a painful life of exploitation in Kandapara slum's brothel who take Oradexon, a steroid used by farmers to fatten their cattle, in order to gain weight and appear "healthier" and more attractive to clients.

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Photographs: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

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United States. President Barack Obama bends down to wait for his dog, Bo, to come towards him outside the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.

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Photographs: Larry Downing/Reuters

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The pods on the London Eye tourist attraction cast shadows against a thick morning fog as the spring sun shine begins to burn it off in central London. 


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Photographs: Andrew Winning/Reuters
Tags: PHOTOS , London

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Dancers perform during the press presentation of the new revue named 'Feu' (Fire) directed by designer Christian Louboutin at the Crazy Horse cabaret in Paris.

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Photographs: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

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Makpal Abrazakova, 25, trains her golden eagle Akzhelke outside her home village of Aksu-Ayuly in central Kazakhstan. Makpal, who is professionally trained as a lawyer, is the only female eagle hunter in Kazakhstan. She started learning falconry from her father at the age of 13.

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Photographs: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters

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Student Madeline Evans walks past a destroyed school bus after a tornado devastated the town of Henryville, Indiana. Rescue teams and residents combed through storm-wracked towns to assess damage on Saturday from a chain of tornadoes that cut a 1,000-mile swath of destruction from the Midwest to the Gulf of Mexico, as the death toll crept up to at least 39 people.


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Photographs: Reuters

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An art installation is seen in Slab City just outside Niland, California.  A former military base that was closed after World War II, Slab City is a place on the fringe both geographically and philosophically and attracts a variety of people, including jobless and financially struggling recession refugees who can no longer pay for food and housing.

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Photographs: Eric Thayer/Reuters

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Hindu priest Babulal jumps out of a fire to signify the burning of the demoness Holika during a ritual to mark the first day of the Holi spring festival at village Phalen, near the northern Indian city of Mathura. Holi in Phalen starts on the first day of the full moon where a Hindu mythological story will be re-enacted to symbolise the victory of good over evil, according to local media.

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Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

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An anti-government protester shouts slogans during a protest to demand that relatives of Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh be dismissed from senior posts in the army and police in Sanaa.

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Photographs: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

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A woman takes cover behind riot police as protesters throw stones during a demonstration against what they say is the poor service of the TransMilenio bus rapid transit system in Bogota.

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Photographs: Fredy Builes/Reuters

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Boys pour coloured water on each other during huranga at Dauji temple near Mathura. Huranga is a game played between men and women a day after Holi, the festival of colours, during which men drench women with liquid colours and women tear off the clothes of the men.


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Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters
Tags: PHOTOS , Holi , Mathura , Dauji

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Defected army soldiers backing anti-government protesters sit atop an armoured personnel carrier securing a rally held by protesters to demand that relatives of Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh be dismissed from army and senior police posts in Sanaa.


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Photographs: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

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A girl sits on a weighing scale at a wood saw mill in Lahore.

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Photographs: Mohsin Raza/Reuters
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A primary school student looks at a soldier attending an anti-terrorism drill held in preparation for the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit, at a park in Seoul. The summit was held from March 26-27.


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Photographs: Lee Jae-Won/Reuters
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Wakana Kumagai, 7, visits the spot where her house, which was washed away by the March 11, 2011 tsunami, used to stand in Higashimatsushima, Miyagi prefecture March 11 to mark the first anniversary of an earthquake and tsunami that killed thousands and set off a nuclear crisis. Kumagai's father Kazuyuki called his wife Yoshiko just after the March 11, 2011 earthquake to tell her to take the children to Omagari elementary school which was serving as a shelter. He was found near the shelter four days after the tsunami, Yoshiko said.  

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Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters

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A US soldier keeps watch as Taliban militants, part of a group of a hundred Afghan Talibans, hand over their weapons as they take part in the Afghan government's reconciliation and reintegration program in Laghman province.

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Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters
Tags: PHOTOS , Taliban , Laghman , US

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Sachin Tendulkar celebrates after he scored his 100th international centuries during their Asia Cup One Day International cricket match against Bangladesh in Dhaka.

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Photographs: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

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An East Timorese child runs as sea water hits the wall on Dili beach.


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Photographs: Beawiharta/Reuters
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Several inches of snow cover a bicycle in Flagstaff, Arizona. The late winter storm kept temperatures well below normal in California on Sunday and generated heavy snow fall in several states, including Arizona, where several highways in the northern part of the state were temporarily closed, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

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Photographs: Joshua Lott/Reuters

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A horseman takes a fall during a Kok-boru, or goat dragging, competition as part of Navruz celebrations, an ancient holiday marking the spring equinox, in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek. Considered Kyrgyzstan's national sport, Kok-boru is a traditional Central Asian game where players grab a goat carcass from the ground while riding their horses and try to score by placing it in their opponent's goal.


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Photographs: Vladimir Pirogov/Reuters

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An anti-government protester pushes an armchair to set up a roadblock during clashes with riot police in the village of Sanabis west of Manama.


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Photographs: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters

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A policeman strikes AFP photojournalist Patricia Melo during the Portuguese general strike in Lisbon. Portugal faces a general strike by workers angered by austerity measures imposed as a condition of a 78-billion euro bailout last year but doubts remain as to whether Thursday's stoppage will receive widespread support.


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Photographs: Hugo Correia/Reuters

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Somali police officer arrests a suspected rebel member of the Al Qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab among beach goers at the Lido beach north of Somalia's capital Mogadishu. Lido beach was a famous attraction before Somalia tumbled into chaos in 1991 with the ousting of dictator Mohamed Siad Barre. In the last few years, the beach was a frontline for the Islamist al Shabaab militants, who later withdrew from most parts of Mogadishu around August 2011.

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Photographs: Feisal Omar/Reuters

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A performer falls with a bicycle after riding it off the 10 metre platform during a break in competition at the FINA Diving World Series being held at the National Aquatics Centre, also known as the Water Cube, in Beijing.

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Photographs: David Gray/Reuters

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A stone-throwing Palestinian protester runs near a tear gas canister fired by Israeli security forces during clashes at a weekly protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah.

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Photographs: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters

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A woman pushes her Fiat 500 car as her dog sits inside, in a neighbourhood of Rome March 23, 2012. 

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Photographs: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters
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Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev adjust their microphones while addressing the media at the end of the plenary session of the BRICS Summit in New Delhi. The BRICS group of emerging market nations voiced concern about the slow pace of reforms within the IMF in a draft summit declaration that also called for a transparent process to select the next World Bank president.


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Photographs: B Mathur/Reuters

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A member of the 'Clown's Brigade' wearing a clown's nose, poses by French CRS riot police during a protest demonstration about an airport project in Nantes. Several thousand people took part in a protest against the building of an airport at Notre Dame des Landes, some 30 km from Nantes, which is scheduled to be constructed by 2017.


Photographs: Stephane Mahe/Reuters
Tags: Nantes , CRS , Landes

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