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In PHOTOS: Around the world in the last 24 hours

Last updated on: June 30, 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.

Men gesture as they sit in a police car after being detained in central Minsk. About one thousand people gathered in the Belarussian capital to take part in a flash mob "Revolution via social network", but they were dispersed by police. Dozens of participants were detained during the action.

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Photographs: Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters
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A Libyan rebel fighter stands at an ordnance depot that belonged to Muammar Gaddafi's troops but is now in rebel control, approximately 40 kms southeast of Zintan.

Photographs: Anis Mili/Reuters
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Policemen clash with protesters during an anti-austerity rally in Athens. Anti-austerity protesters attempted to block streets leading to the parliament where later today, Greece's parliament holds a crucial vote on whether to submit the country to a fresh wave of unpopular austerity measures as it attempts to avoid a debt default.

 


Photographs: Panagiotis Tzamaros/Reuters
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Ukraine's former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko greets supporters before a court session in Kiev. Tymoshenko went on trial on Wednesday charged with abuse of power in a case that has raised Western concerns over President Viktor Yanukovich's commitment to democracy and the rule of law.

Photographs: Vladimir Sindeyev/Reuters
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New recruits by Libyan rebel forces take part in a three-week course at a training facility for new rebel fighters in Benghazi.

Photographs: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters
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Syrian refugees gesture to photographers at a refugee camp in the Turkish border town of Boynuyogun in Hatay province. The words "Leave, you butcher!" are written on the abdomen of a toddler.

Photographs: Osman Orsal/Reuters
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A supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez cries as she attends a Mass to pray for the health and recovery of Chavez in Caracas. Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez hailed the release of new footage of the socialist leader as evidence he was recovering from surgery in Cuba despite speculation he may have cancer.

As rumours about Chavez's disappearance from public view since the June 10 operation reached a crescendo, both governments put out video and photographs of him walking and chatting with revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.

Photographs: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters
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Palestinian protesters run away from tear gas shot by Israeli border police force during clashes near the West Bank village of Deir Qadis, near Ramallah.

Photographs: /Mohamad Torokman/Reuters
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A girl drinks water at the Krinding Camp for internally displaced persons in El Geneina, capital of West Darfur. The Darfur International Conference on Water for Sustainable Peace, organised by the Sudanese government and UN agencies, ended on Tuesday with plans to implement various water-related projects in the arid region. Darfur is the scene of an insurgency that has sparked a humanitarian emergency which has claimed 300,000 lives and driven more than 2 million people from their homes.

Photographs: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters
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US President Barack Obama poses with a championship ring given to him during an event honoring the 2010 WNBA champions, the Seattle Storm, in Washington.

Photographs: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
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Tribesman loyal to Yemeni opposition tribal chief Sheikh Sadiq al-Ahmar guards during the visit of United Nations human rights investigators to al-Ahmar destroyed house in Sanaa. A team of United Nations human rights investigators arrived in Yemen on Tuesday to assess the situation in the country after months of unrest.

Photographs: Suhaib Salem/Reuters
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A demonstrator is detained by riot police during anti-austerity protests in Athens. Greece's parliament has approved unpopular austerity measures on Wednesday, despite violent protests, to secure international funds to prevent the euro zone's first sovereign default.

Photographs: John Kolesidis/Reuters
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Bodies of children lie on the floor at a local morgue after they were killed when lightning hit a classroom at a school in Kiryandongo, 210 km north of Uganda's capital Kampala. A lightning strike has killed 18 children and their teacher in Uganda, police said. Uganda has one of the highest rates of lightning strike deaths in the world and its capital Kampala has more days of lightning per year than any other city, according to the World Meteorological Organisation.

Photographs: Hudson Apunyo/Reuters
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Models wearing wedding dresses pose during a Novias de Sevilla (Sevilla brides) show in the Andalusian capital of Seville.

Photographs: Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters
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University students struggle with riot police as they try to march on the road toward the presidential Blue House during an anti-government rally in central Seoul. About 8,000 protesters including students, farmers, workers and citizens participated in the rally to demand conglomerate-friendly, anti-North Korean, conservative and right-wing President Lee Myung-bak stop the plan to go for the free trade agreement between the US and South Korea, fulfil his presidential election pledge to cut tuition fees by half and raise minimum wages, which is currently 4,320 Korean won an hour.

Photographs: Jo Yong hak/Reuters
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Protesters attack a policeman during violent protests around Syntagma square in Athens. Greek police fired teargas and battled masked demonstrators who attacked the finance ministry on Wednesday after lawmakers passed the first of two austerity bills demanded by international lenders to stave off default.

Photographs: Yiorgos Karahalis/Reuters
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Students wave flags of the Communist Party of China as they pose for a photo with an emblem of the CPC at a primary school in Zaozhuang, Shandong province. China will celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the CPC on Friday.

Photographs: China Daily/Reuters
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Spanish bullfighter Daniel Luque waves before the start of a bullfight at the El Plantio bullring in Burgos, northern Spain.


Photographs: Felix Ordonez/Reuters
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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France hits a return to Roger Federer of Switzerland during their quarter-final match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London. Six-time champion Federer was upset in the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the second straight year on Wednesday, squandering a two-set lead for the first time at a Grand Slam tournament and losing to Tsonga.

Photographs: Toby Melville/Reuters
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A Puea Thai Party official signs a single finger, representing the party's ballot paper ranking, back at supporters who rallied from under the stage where Yingluck Shinawatra, the sister of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, had just taken stage for a campaign speech in Buri Ram north east Thailand. Thailand will hold a general election on July 3.

Photographs: Adrees Latif/Reuters
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Children play in a paddy field during the Asar Pandhra festival in Bhaktapur. Farmers in Nepal celebrate the festival to mark the commencement of rice crop planting in paddy fields.

Photographs: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters
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Canadian soldiers walk toward a Canadian air force C-17 aircraft as they prepare to leave Afghanistan at Kandahar Air Field. Canada is winding up combat operations in Afghanistan and all combat troops will leave by the end of July, after nearly ten years fighting in Afghanistan.


Photographs: Baz Ratner/Reuters
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Protesters are seen in front of smoke after burning a police booth in front of the Interior Ministry in Cairo. Police in central Cairo fired tear gas on Wednesday at hundreds of mainly young stone-throwing Egyptians demanding that trials of former senior officials from the discredited Mubarak era proceed faster. Clashes broke out late on Tuesday in an area of the capital where some families of the more than 840 people killed in the uprising that led to President Hosni Mubarak's overthrow in February held an event to honour those dead.

Photographs: Mohamed Abd El-Ghany/Reuters
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Puea Thai Party's Yingluck Shinawatra greets a passenger on a bus after party officials pulled into a fuel station while campaigning in Surin province north east Thailand. Thailand will hold a general election on July 3.

Photographs: Adrees Latif/Reuters
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