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Don't miss! Top news in DRAMATIC photographs

September 12, 2013 11:35 IST

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We present news from across the globe through some stunning pictures in the last 48 hours.

In the opening photograph, a firefighter tries to pull a worker into a window after he was trapped on a hanging platform in Liu'An, Anhui province, China.

The platform was hanging from the building at a height of 18 metres outside a building when it accidentally went out of control when workers operated it, according to local media.

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Photographs: Reuters
Tags: China , Anhui , Liu

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The mother of one of the four men, found guilty of the fatal gang-rape of a young woman on a bus in New Delhi last year, cries upon seeing the news on a court verdict on a TV inside her house at a slum in the national capital.

Four men were found guilty on Tuesday of the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi last year, according to a defence lawyer in a case that sparked global outrage and protests in India over the lack of safety for women in the world's largest democracy.

A fast track court, which has already convicted the four people, on Wednesday fixed September 13 for pronouncing the quantum of sentence to be awarded to them.

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Photographs: Mansi Thapliyal/Reuters

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The Tribute in Light is illuminated next to the Statue of Liberty and One World Trade Center during events marking the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York, on Wednesday.

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Photographs: Gary Hershorn/Reuters
Tags: New York

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A girl stands in front of a building damaged by what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the northern town of Ariha in Idlib province.

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Photographs: Houssam Abo Dabak/Reuters

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Demonstrators run for cover as riot police use tear gas to disperse them during a protest in central Istanbul on Tuesdayy.

Turkish police fired rounds of teargas to disperse a crowd of several hundred demonstrators rallying in central Istanbul on Tuesday against the death of a protester in the southern province of Hatay earlier in the day, witnesses said.

Dozens of riot police backed by water cannon advanced down a main pedestrian avenue and some fired teargas canisters into side streets as protesters fled after the police blocked their entrance into the city's Taksim Square.

As the police intervention began, the main street was lit up by flashes of light as masked protesters set off fireworks directed at the police.

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Photographs: Murad Sezer/Reuters

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Residents flee as winds whip flames from the Morgan fire along Morgan Territory Road near Clayton, California in unincorporated Contra Costa County, United States.

The blaze, burning in dense, dry scrub, grass and timber in and around Mount Diablo State Park, had scorched some 3,700 acres by Tuesdat afternoon, forcing the evacuation of about 100 homes at the edge of the town of Clayton.

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Photographs: Noah Berger/Reuters

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Residents carry their belongings past government soldiers taking up positions in downtown Zamboanga, Philippines, on Wednesday.

Houses were set ablaze on Tuesday as fighting erupted between Philippine security forces and Muslim rebels occupying five districts of the southern city of Zamboanga, witnesses said.

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Photographs: Josh Lemiere/Reuters

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Palestinian tunnel workers smoke cigarettes as they rest inside a smuggling tunnel flooded by Egyptian security forces, beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday.

Egyptian security forces have stepped up a crackdown campaign on smuggling tunnels on the border between Egypt and Gaza Strip since last July, Hamas officials said.

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Photographs: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

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Pictures of victims of human rights abuse are displayed before a ceremony to commemorate 40 years of the military coup at the "Parque Por La Paz" (Park for Peace) on the grounds of the former Villa Grimaldi torture center in Santiago, Chile, on Wednesday.

Four decades after a military coup that brought Augusto Pinochet to power in Chile, a fierce debate over his long rule has shaken up the presidential election, with some right-wing politicians under fire for their past support of the former dictator.

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Photographs: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

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New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray arrive to vote in the Democratic primary election in the Brooklyn borough of New York, on Wednesday.

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Photographs: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

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Maria Dolores Ferrer (L) argues with a worker of Spanish Women's Institute, as Hazar Abbara covers her face, after the women were denied entry into the institute, in Madrid on Wednesday.

The women were trying to get the institute involved to help them stop their evictions, but to no avail.

Many families Spain continue to struggle to pay for home loans, resulting in evictions that have almost doubled to some 50,000 last year from 27,000 in 2008.

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Photographs: Juan Medina/Reuters

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People launch a cube-shaped paper lantern in Qionghai, Hainan province, China. People designed the 12 metre-per-side lantern made of 36 smaller lanterns ahead of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, according to local media.

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Photographs: Reuters

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Relatives of Guillermo Coc, one of the victims who died in a bus crash in Guatemala City, mourn next to a coffin that contains his body in San Martin Jilotepeque, in the Chimaltenango region, on Wednesday.

At least 43 people were killed and dozens injured on Monday when a bus went off a cliff on a hairpin bend in rural Guatemala, tumbling some 660 feet into a river at the bottom of a ravine, officials said.

Rescue workers said the bus, which plunged off of a paved highway about 60 km northwest of Guatemala City, was destroyed and more than 40 people were taken to hospitals for treatment.

Investigators do not yet know what caused the crash or what was the final destination of the bus, which was travelling south toward Guatemala City. Rescue workers said conditions were dry and mostly sunny and that the bus was likely over capacity.


Photographs: Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters

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