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In PHOTOS: Around the world in the last 24 hours

Last updated on: June 29, 2011 11:55 IST

In PHOTOS: Around the world in the last 24 hours

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Presenting some of the best PHOTOGRAPHS from around the globe in the last 24 hours.

The father of seven-month-old Nopparat teaches him to wai, a traditional Thai greeting with the palms pressed together in a prayer-like fashion, to neighbors as they pass outside their residence in Bangkok's Khlong Toei district.

Image: Adrees Latif/Reuters

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US Marines carry out martial arts training at Camp Dwyer in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan.

Photographs: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters
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Workers use electric irons to smooth out a Chinese flag on a table at the Beijing Jingong Red Flag factory located on the outskirts of Beijing. The factory has made more than 30,000 Chinese national flags over the last three months for the upcoming celebrations to mark the 90th anniversary of China's Communist Party on July 1.

Photographs: David Gray/Reuters
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Foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to report, film or take pictures in Tehran. People touch a coffin during a funeral for recently found remains of an unknown soldier from the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war in Tehran. A total of 13 sets of remains were buried throughout the country, and the remains of two soldiers were confirmed to be found from the Shalamcheh battlefield during a joint commission to comb the area, according to local media.

Photographs: Caren Firouz/Reuters
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A boy searches for metal scrap under an oil tanker after it was attacked and set ablaze by a bomb explosion during the night in the outskirts of Nowshera. A bomb explosion destroyed the oil tanker, which was carrying fuel for NATO troops in Afghanistan. There were no casualties, local media reported.

Photographs: Fayaz Aziz/Reuters
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China's Premier Wen Jiabao leaves after attending an economic forum meeting in Berlin. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at a meeting with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Tuesday she expected trade between their two countries to reach 200 billion euros in the next five years, from about 130 billion.

Photographs: Tobias Schwarz/Reuters
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People pass the ransacked office of state electrical company Senelec in the capital Dakar. Protests erupted across Senegal's capital late on Monday over lengthy power cuts, with demonstrators burning tires and ransacking the offices of the state electricity company Senelec, witnesses said. The protests followed a riot last week over an attempt by President Abdoulaye Wade to alter the constitution in a way his rivals said would make it easier for him to get reelected in February polls and eventually hand power to his son.

Photographs: Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters
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Members of Iran's revolutionary guard look at a surface to surface missile which is launched during a war game near the city of Qom, about 120 km south of Tehran.

Photographs: Reuters
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A performer dressed in Red Army uniform salutes at a revolutionary song singing event to celebrate the upcoming 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, in Chongqing municipality June 28, 2011. China will celebrate the anniversary on July 1.

Photographs: Jason Lee/Reuters
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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish children hold their family's four legged chicken in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood. The rare chicken has sparked a religious debate regarding its kosher label, which can only be determined once it is slaughtered, according to local media.

Photographs: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters
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A protester wearing a gas mask walks beside a burning van during violent protests against austerity measures in Athens With Greece teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, parliament is due to vote this week on a package of spending cuts, tax increases and privatisations agreed as part of a massive bailout aimed at averting the euro zone's first default.

Photographs: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters
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Kosovo Serb nuns mark the anniversary of the 1389 Battle of Kosovo at Gazimestan, near the capital Pristina. The battle, which the Serbs lost to the Ottoman empire in an epic defeat in 1389, remains a pivotal event in Serb history and is central to the Serbs' claim of Kosovo.

Photographs: Hazir Reka/Reuters
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Kosovo Serbs hold pictures of former Bosnian Serb wartime military commander Ratko Mladic during an event to mark the anniversary of the 1389 Battle of Kosovo at Gazimestan, near the capital Pristina.

Photographs: Hazir Reka/Reuters
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Hindu devotees perform a stunt during a rehearsal for the 134th annual Rath Yatra, or chariot procession in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad. The annual religious procession, which will be held on July 3, commemorates a journey by Hindu god Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra, in specially made chariots.

Photographs: Amit Dave/Reuters
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France's Finance Minister Christine Lagarde attends the questions to the government session at the National Assembly in Paris.

Photographs: Charles Platiau/Reuters
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Living goddess Kumari, adorned in her traditional attire, observes the Bhotojatra festival in Lalitpur June 28, 2011. Red Machindranath, regarded as the god of rain, is worshipped during the festival by farmers who pray for rain and an abundant harvest before the monsoon season in Nepal.

Photographs: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters
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An anti-government protester with his face painted in the colours of Yemen's flag shouts as others chew qat during a rally to demand the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa. The words painted on the protester's chest read as "Uncover chests".

Photographs: Suhaib Salem/Reuters
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A protester taunts riot police during violent protests against austerity measures in Athens' Syntagma (Constitution) square.  With Greece teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, parliament is due to vote this week on a package of spending cuts, tax increases and privatisations agreed as part of a massive bailout aimed at averting the euro zone's first default.

Photographs: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters
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A boy sits in front of women during an anti-government rally to demand the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa.

Photographs: Suhaib Salem/Reuters
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Riot policemen disperse protesters during violent protests against austerity measures in Athens' Syntagma (Constitution) square.

Photographs: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters
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A NATO helicopter fires a missile on the roof of the Intercontinental hotel in Kabul. At least 10 Afghan civilians were killed when suicide bombers and heavily armed Taliban insurgents attacked the hotel frequented by Westerners in the Afghan capital late on Tuesday, Afghan officials said.

Photographs: Omar Sobhani/Reuters
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A member of Movement of Sexual Diversity from Nicaragua takes part in a gay pride parade in Managua. Thousands of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people marched to celebrate International Gay Pride Day.

Photographs: Oswaldo Rivas/Reuters
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Migrant workers play snooker after work in Dadun village in Zengcheng near the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, one week after militia fired tear gas in this factory town to quell rioting over the abuse of a pregnant street hawker who became a symbol of simmering grassroots discontent.

Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters
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