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In PHOTOS: Around the world in the last 72 hours

Last updated on: June 14, 2011 12:10 IST

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We bring you a presentation of some of the best photos from around the world in the last 72 hours.

Canadian soldiers from the 6th Platoon, Bulldog Company, 1st Battalion, 22nd Royal Regiment search inside a barn during a patrol in the Panjwai district of Kandahar province southern Afghanistan. Canada will end its combat role in Afghanistan by the end of July, after nearly ten years fighting.

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Photographs: Baz Ratner/Reuters
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A demonstrator sleeps on a couch the day after other fellow demonstrators started to dismantle the encampment at Madrid's landmark Puerta del Sol.

Photographs: Susana Vera/Reuters
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A man takes a photograph of an overturned police vehicle on a street in Xintang town, near Guangzhou, Guangdong province. Riot police fired tear gas to disperse rampaging migrant workers in southern China protesting over the mistreatment of a pregnant street hawker by security guards, media reports said on Monday, the latest in a series of protests across the country.

Photographs: Reuters
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A sailor falls onto the wing of an Oracle Racing AC45 boat after it capsized during an exhibition race to promote the 34th Annual America's Cup, in San Francisco Bay.


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A view is seen of a cloud of ash from Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain near sunset at the mountain resort San Martin de Los Andes in Argentina's Patagonia. The volcano in Chile has been erupting for the past week, throwing air travel in South America into chaos, as it spewed ash high into the airspace.

Photographs: Patricio Rodriguez/Reuters
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A police detective stands near the charred body of a man hanging from a bridge in Monterrey. Hitmen hanged the slain body of the man and set him on fire at a bridge during rush hour, local media reported.

Photographs: Josue Gonzalez/Reuters
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United States first lady Michelle Obama waves to family members of California Air National Guard Capt. Kelly Smith, who are currently deployed in Afghanistan, at a Joining Forces event at the Writers Guild theatre in Beverly Hills, California.

Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
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Actor Norbert Leo Butz, poses with his Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical, which he won for his role in "Catch Me If You Can" during the American Theatre Wing's 65th annual Tony Awards ceremony in New York.

Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters
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A model presents a creation from Samuel Cirnansck's collection during Sao Paulo Fashion Week Summer 2012 in Sao Paulo. 

Photographs: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters
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US Army soldiers from the 2nd Platoon, B battery 2-8 field artillery, fire a howitzer artillery piece at Seprwan Ghar forward fire base in Panjwai district, Kandahar province southern Afghanistan.

Photographs: Baz Ratner/Reuters
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Skater "Cherry D'vine" from the Stockholm Roller Derby shows the tattoos on her hands before a women's flat track roller derby bout against the Kallio Rolling Rainbow in Huddinge1. Flat track roller derby consists of two teams of five players each and points are scored when the assigned scorer or "jammer" laps member of the opposing team.

Photographs: Bob Strong/Reuters
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Soldiers who joined sides with anti-regime protesters chant slogans during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa.

Loyalists to wounded Saleh celebrated reports that he would soon return to Yemen, but opponents said they were working to ensure that, even if he does, he will no longer be in power. Saleh has not been seen since being flown for surgery to Saudi Arabia following burns on 40 per cent of his body in a rocket or bomb attack at his palace last Friday.

Photographs: Ammar Awad/Reuters
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A general view of Crescent Moon Spring surrounded by sand dunes on the outskirts of Dunhuang, Gansu province. About 200 meters long and 50 meters wide, the Crescent Moon Spring sits near the Mingsha Mountain.

Photographs: Reuters
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A competitor poses during the Fitness and Bodybuilding European Championships in Budaors,10 km west of Budapest.

Photographs: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters
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People sunbathe at an art installation during the "Pustiye Holmi" (Empty Hills) open-air non-format art and music festival outside the village of Gorokhovka, 250 km south of Moscow. Thousands of people spent four nights in the open air to enjoy alternative arts and music.

Photographs: Denis Sinyakov/Reuters
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Beach goers feed pigeons in Mumbai where a cargo ship ran aground due to rough weather. The 175-metre-long ship named Wisdom, which was being tugged to the Alang scrapyard in Gujarat from Colombo, broke away due to rough weather and drifted its way to the Mumbai coast, local media reported.

Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters
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Libyan rebel fighters mourn for comrades killed during clashes with forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi at a field hospital near Misrata's western front line.

Photographs: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters
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A vegetable market worker stands beside a police cordon during a protest in front of the labour ministry in Athens. Greece's economy shrank far more than expected at the start of 2011, signaling a second wave of austerity measures prescribed by the EU and IMF will pile even more pain on a fractious society.

Photographs: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters
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A leaflet is placed on a beggar as supporters of the yellow-shirted People's Alliance for Democracy protest in Bangkok's financial district. Protesters marched through central Bangkok urging people not to vote for any political parties in upcoming elections scheduled for July 3, but to check the"no vote" box on their ballots.

Photographs: Damir Sagolj/Reuters
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A Spanish riot police officer scuffles with a demonstrator during a protest outside Madrid's city hall. Spaniards protesting over the handling of the country's economic crisis continue to keep their tents in central city squares this week, as a wave of similar protests spread to other major European cities.

Photographs: Sergio Perez/Reuters
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Yae Kubota and her grandson pray for the victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, at the same time when the earthquake struck the area three months ago. Her son, a local firefighter, was killed by the tsunami, according to Kyodo news agency.

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Solar Impulse's Chief Executive Officer and pilot Andre Borschberg takes off with the solar-powered HB-SIA prototype aircraft during a flight from Brussels to Paris.

Photographs: Francois Lenoir/Reuters
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A Somali demonstrator runs during a street protest in the capital Mogadishu. Two boys were shot dead in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Friday during a second day of protests against a deal to extend the mandates of the country's president and parliament, residents said.

Photographs: Omar Faruk/Reuters
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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smiles as she rides to Buckingham Palace after attending the Trooping the Colour ceremony in central London. Trooping the Colour is a ceremony to honour the sovereign's official birthday.

Photographs: Dylan Martinez/Reuters
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A man bathes from a broken water pipe line in a Noida slum, located in Uttar Pradesh.

Photographs: Parivartan Sharma/Reuters
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Audi's driver German Mike Rockenfeller (R) and Peugeot's driver France's Stephane Sarrazin wait just before the start of the Le Mans 24-hour sportscar race in Le Mans, central France.

Photographs: Regis Duvignau/Reuters
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A festival goer lies on the ground at the Nova Rock music festival in Nickelsdorf, some 70 kilometres east of Vienna. Nova Rock is Austria's largest rock festival which takes place from June 11 to June 13.

Photographs: Lisi Niesner/Reuters
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Members of a family stand outside their home after a large blackout affected five states in Venezuela, in the western city of Maracaibo. Widespread blackouts have become a major issue ahead of the 2012 presidential vote when President Hugo Chavez hopes to win re-election, both by creating widespread public aggravation and potentially hindering a fragile economic recovery.

Photographs: Isaac Urrutia/Reuters
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A man works at a construction site in Hanoi. The government has asked the Ministry of Construction and the Ministry of Finance to propose solutions to stabilise the property and stock markets in June, local Thanh Nien newspaper reported.

Photographs: Kham/Reuters
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Host Neil Patrick Harris performs in the opening number during the American Theatre Wing's 65th annual Tony Awards ceremony in New York.

Photographs: Gary Hershorn/Reuters
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