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Last 24 hours: Best PHOTOS from around the world

Last updated on: October 17, 2011 10:25 IST

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Presenting some of the most scintillating pictures from around the globe in the last 24 hours.

The race car of driver Will Power (Left) hits the wall along with drivers JR Hildebrand (C) and Charlie Kimball (R) as flames from British driver Dan Wheldon's car burst (at far left) during the IZOD IndyCar World Championship race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 16. Wheldon died from injuries sustained in an horrific crash at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday.
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Photographs: Barry Ambrose/Reuters
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A National Security Guard commando displays his martial art skills during a function to celebrate its 27th Raising Day in Manesar, about 60 km south of New Delhi on October 16. The NSG is a contingency force established in 1984 and a quick reaction elite force for neutralising terrorists, hijackers and kidnappers in situations which are beyond the capability of local forces to handle

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Photographs: Vijay Mathur/Reuters
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A couple enjoys the evening sun in Berlin. The German capital is these days celebrating annual Festival of Lights. To see photos of the spectacle, click here

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Photographs: Tobias Schwarz/Reuters
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A toy is seen on a road after a mudslide in the Ciudad Arce department of La Libertad, about 40 km west of San Salvador on October 16. Torrential rain in Central America forced thousands to abandon their homes and trapped many In El Salvador, where twenty-seven people were killed. President Mauricio Funes has declared a state of emergency

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Photographs: Luis Galdamez/Reuters
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Pope Benedict XVI leads a mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on October 16

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Photographs: Giampiero Sposito/Reuters
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A tank is seen in the city of Sirte on October 16. Libyan government fighters battled on Sunday to subdue pockets of resistance by pro-Gaddafi fighters, whose refusal to abandon the ousted leader's hometown of Sirte is delaying Libya's move to democracy. To see more PHOTOS of the battle in Libya, click here

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Photographs: Esam Al-Fetori/Reuters
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A Palestinian stone-thrower holds a flag as he gestures toward Israeli security forces during clashes outside Ofer prison, near the West Bank city of Ramallah on October 16.

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Photographs: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters
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An ostrich grazes at 'Artestruz' ostrich farm outside the village of Campos in the Spanish Balearic island of Mallorca on October 16. The farm breeds ostriches for meat, leather and eggs and also offer visitors a chance to ride the animals.

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Photographs: Enrique Calvo/Reuters
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An Egyptian Coptic carries a cross and chants prayers during a candlelight protest marking one week since sectarian clashes with soldiers and riot police at a protest against an attack on a church in southern Egypt, at Abassaiya Cathedral in Cairo on October 16

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A man smiles to show his illuminated gum shield during the start of Diwali celebrations in Leicester, central England, on October 16. Diwali celebrations in Leicester are one of the biggest outside of India, with up to 35,000 people attending the switch on of the lights in the heart of the city's Asian community

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Photographs: Darren Staples/Reuters
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