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IMAGES: Around the world in last 24 hours

Last updated on: April 20, 2011 11:27 IST

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We bring you a presentation of some of the best photos from around the world in the last 24 hours.

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro holds up the arm of his brother, Cuba's President Raul Castro, during the closing ceremony of the sixth Cuban Communist Party congress in Havana April 19, 2011. Cuba's Communist Party chose the old guard to oversee a new economic course for the Caribbean island on Tuesday, selecting President Raul Castro and first Vice President Jose Machado Ventura to lead the country's highest political body. The choice of Castro, who replaces his older brother Fidel Castro as first secretary of the ruling party's Central Committee, was expected.

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Photographs: Desmond Boylan/Reuters
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A gaucho rides an untamed or unbroken horse during the celebration of "Criolla" (Creole) Week in Montevideo April 19, 2011. Gauchos from all over the country and neighboring Argentina and Brazil come to Montevideo during Creole Week to compete for the award of best rider.

Photographs: Andres Stapff/Reuters
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Two women joke with a cat at the old city in Setubal.

Photographs: Rafael Marchante/Reuters
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Residents sift through the ruins of their houses after a fire in Makati city, Metro Manila. Fire razed at least 900 shanty houses in Guadalupe, Makati City, on Tuesday, leaving more than 2,000 families homeless, police said. 

Photographs: Erik de Castro/Reuters
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Penitents take part in a procession of the "Via Crucis" brotherhood during Holy Week in Granada, southern Spain. Hundreds of processions take place around the clock in Spain during Holy Week, drawing thousands of visitors.


Photographs: Pepe Marin/Reuters
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Passengers in a bus look at a policeman aiming his weapon as he travels at the back of a police pickup truck with slabs of marijuana seized during an operation against drug dealers in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro. About 3 tons of marijuana were seized and seven people arrested during the operation, local media said.

Photographs: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters
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A medical personnel carries an injured man following clashes with the authorities during a protest calling for the ouster of embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh in the capital Sanaa. Yemeni police opened fire on protesters in Sanaa and Taiz on Tuesday, killing at least three people, as protesters tried to escalate their campaign to end President Ali Abdullah Saleh's 32-year rule.

Photographs: Ammar Awad/Reuters
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A broken suitcase is seen on a road near burnt vehicles, a day after election riots, in the Kaduna metropolis in northern Nigeria. Medics in northern Nigeria on Tuesday treated hundreds of victims of rioting against President Goodluck Jonathan's election victory, some of them children with gunshot and machete wounds.

Photographs: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters
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Mannequins are placed outside a tailor in central Beijing.

Photographs: Jason Lee/Reuters
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A boy runs behind a fountain during warm weather in Derby,central England.

Photographs: Darren Staples/Reuters
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Riot police clash with pro-Kurdish demonstrators during a protest against the High Election Board's decision in Istanbul. Turkey's main Kurdish party threatened to withdraw from June's parliamentary election after 12 independents were barred from standing in a move sparking street clashes and an opposition appeal to recall parliament.

Photographs: Osman Orsal/Reuters
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A rebel fighter mans a Grad rocket launcher in the front line along the western entrance of Ajdabiyah. Rebels peered at Ajdabiyah's western gate into the desert through binoculars on Tuesday morning at what they said were Muammar Gaddafi's forces 30 km away.

Photographs: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters
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Union flags hung along Regent Street in celebration of the forthcoming Royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton are seen in London.

Photographs: Toby Melville/Reuters
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Work by Ivorian painter Abdoulaye Diarrasouba, 26, who goes by the name Aboudia, depicts recent upheaval in Ivory Coast, at his studio in the main city Abidjan. Heavily influenced by the late U.S. Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, Abdoudia, continued working on his grafitti-style paintings as fighting raged outside his studio during recent weeks.

He was sometimes forced to stop painting when bullets whistled too closely overhead, but he used his fear and worry to create a colourful and often ghoulish record of the violence that gripped the country since contested elections late last year.

Photographs: Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters
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An image of former Brazilian soccer player Ronaldo is projected onto Brasilia's National Museum April 19, 2011, during the launch of the "Brasilia 51 Years - The World Cup Starts Here" campaign. The event campaigns for Brasilia to host the opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and celebrates the capital city's 51st anniversary, which falls on April 21, 2011.


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A penitent tries to scare people off with his trumpet before the procession of the "Silencio y la Santa Cruz" brotherhood during Holy Week in Oviedo, northern Spain

Photographs: Reuters
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A rescuer helps down a 13-year-old girl who had attempted suicide at a building in a hospital in Nanchong, Sichuan province. The girl had attempted to jump out of the window of a restroom on the fourth floor after doctors said she had to stay in the hospital due to a suspected mental disease, China Daily reported. She was eventually rescued.


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Nishitaga Elementary School children attend lessons in a temporary classroom at a school gymnasium divided by corrugated cardboard in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, which was hit by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, in this photo taken by Kyodo. About 200 students have been studying in the temporary classroom since a week ago, Kyodo news reports

Photographs: Kyodo/Reuters
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