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DON'T MISS! The week's MOST DRAMATIC photographs

Last updated on: May 10, 2013 11:52 IST

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We present some of the most dramatic photographs clicked across the globe in the past week.

A man falls from a high floor of a burning building in central Lahore on Thursday. Fire erupted on the seventh floor of the LDA plaza in Lahore and quickly spread to higher floors leaving many people trapped inside the building.

At least three people fell from the high floors trying to avoid fire that engulfed the building, local media reports.

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Photographs: Damir Sagolj/Reuters
Tags: LDA , Lahore , DON

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Chandravati, 30, poses with trousers belonging to her missing three-year-old daughter Muskaan inside her house in New Delhi.

Muskaan went missing while playing in the neighbourhood on October 30, 2010, according to her family. Between January 1 and May 8, 2013, 725 children in Delhi were reported missing and are untraced, according to data from India's Zonal Integrated Police Network website.

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Photographs: Mansi Thapliyal/Reuters

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The sun is about to come up over the South Pacific Ocean in this colorful scene photographed by one of the Expedition 35 crew members aboard the Earth-orbiting International Space Station between 4 and 5 a.m. local time on May 5 and released on May 9.

The space station was at a point above Earth located at 27.4 degrees south latitude and 110.1 degrees west longitude, a few hundred miles east of Easter Island.

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Photographs: NASA/Reuters

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A tenant carrying quilts looks back as he leaves a site before government workers tear down houses built without official permission, in Beijing, on Thursday.

The houses demolished at the site on Thursday covered an area of at least 4,500 square metres (5,382 square yards), according to local reports.

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Photographs: Reuters
Tags: DON , Beijing

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A South African Air Force Rooivalk helicopter releases flares during a Capability Demonstration at the Roodewal Bombing Range in Makhado, in the northern province of Limpopo, Thursday.

South Africa's air force showed off its military might on Thursday with precision bombing and helicopter gunships firing fusillades of rockets just days ahead of an unprecedented "peace enforcing" deployment to eastern Congo.

Two months after 13 troops were killed by rebels in Central African Republic in South Africa's heaviest military losses since the end of apartheid, Pretoria is gearing up to send 1,000 soldiers to Democratic Republic of Congo's volatile border with Rwanda and Uganda.

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Photographs: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

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A student protester bites a riot policeman while being detained during a riot at a rally demanding Chile's government reform the education system in Santiago, Wednesday.

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Photographs: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters
Tags: DON , Santiago , Chile

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A part of the control tower is pictured at the Genoa's port harbour. At least three people were killed and six injured when a container ship rammed a control tower in the northern Italian port city of Genoa late on Tuesday, harbour officials quoted on local television said.

Seven people were also reported missing after the accident.

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Photographs: Alessandro Garofalo/Reuters
Tags: Genoa , DON

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People look at a sculpture made of 13 scrapped cars of various colours created by Gu Yuan and Sun Yeli at a cultural industrial park in Wuhan, Hubei province, China.

Picture taken on Wednesday.

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Photographs: Reuters
Tags: Sun Yeli , Hubei , DON , China , Wuhan

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An Israeli soldier carries another soldier as they walk with their comrades during training close to the ceasefire line between Israel and Syria on the Israeli occupied Golan Heights May 7.

Israel played down weekend air strikes close to Damascus reported to have killed dozens of Syrian soldiers, saying they were not aimed at influencing its neighbour's civil war but only at stopping Iranian missiles reaching Lebanese Hezbollah militants.

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Photographs: Baz Ratner/Reuters

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One World Trade Center rises above the World Trade Center transportation hub in New York, on May 6.

Not due to open until 2015, the 800,000-square-foot (74,322-square-meter) transit hub will eventually link numerous New York City subway lines with commuter trains and ferry services to neighbouring New Jersey.

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Photographs: Eric Thayer/Reuters

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Activists of Hefajat-e Islam chase police officers during a clash in Narayanganj, Bangladesh, on May 6.

At least seven people were killed on Monday in clashes in Bangladesh between police and hardline Islamists demanding reforms that critics say would amount to the "Talibanisation" of a country that maintains secularism as state policy.

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Photographs: Reuters

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A boy jumps into a swimming pool to cool himself on a hot day in Chennai. Picture taken on Tuesday.

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Photographs: Babu/Reuters
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The "Room of Names" is pictured in the museum of the former concentration camp Mauthausen near Linz in upper Austria.

The "Room of Names" shows glass panels bearing the names of over 81,000 inmates who died in the Mauthausen camp complex.

Between August 1938 and May 1945, the Nazis imprisoned around 200,000 people in concentration camp Mauthausen with a death toll of around 81,000. Mauthausen was liberated on May 2, 1945 by U.S troops.

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Photographs: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters
Tags: Mauthausen , DON , Austria , S , Linz

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A garment worker inspects a factory belonging to Tung Hai Group, a large garment exporter, after a fire in Dhaka, Thursday.

Eight people were killed when the fire swept through the garment factory in an industrial district of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, police and an industry association official said on Thursday.


Photographs: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

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