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MUST SEE! Recent best photos from around the world

Last updated on: February 22, 2012 09:52 IST

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We bring a collection of the best photographs from across the world shot in recent days.

In this picture, China's Vice-President Xi Jinping kicks a football during a visit to Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland.

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Photographs: David Moir/Reuters

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Pedro Sanchez, a dwarf bullfighter dressed in a 'Superman' costume, from the Superlandia group flips near a calf at the Plaza de Toros La Macarena in Medellin.


Photographs: Albeiro Lopera/Reuters

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Fishermen drill ice-holes during a competition in Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok.

Participants of the contest, which was held during the "People Fishing All-Russian Festival" under the patronage of Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, competed against one another to drill ice-holes in the quickest time possible, according to organisers.


Photographs: Yuri Maltsev/Reuters

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Revellers wearing masks play with sparklers during the traditional Buso Carnival in Mohacs, 200 km south of Budapest.

At the Buso Carnival, which lasts for six days, locals celebrate the end of winter and party before the start of Lent.

According to legend, the masks helped locals scare away the Turks in the 16th century.



Photographs: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

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Workers of Comayaguela market carry a fire hose as they help firefighters trying to extinguish a fire at the market in Tegucigalpa.

No deaths were reported but 500 stalls were destroyed after the massive fire broke out at the market, according to local media


Photographs: Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters

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Army soldiers look as they man a checkpoint in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden.

Security and army forces are on alert in Aden to secure election centres as the country gears up for the presidential elections in which Vice President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi will be the sole candidate as part of a deal to ease President Ali Abdullah Saleh out of office and pull the country back from the brink of civil war.


Photographs: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

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Novice monks play as a policeman secures a Buddhist temple where local villagers meet UN representatives and Myanmar police in the village of Kyauk Ka Char, in the mountains of Shan State.

Myanmar has dramatically escalated its poppy eradication efforts since September 2011, threatening the livelihoods of impoverished farmers who depend upon opium as a cash crop to buy food.

With new ceasefires ending years of conflict between the government and ethnic insurgents, Myanmar police and United Nations officials are travelling through opium-rich Shan State to ask farmers what assistance they need.


Photographs: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

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France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) and First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (C) greet supporters at his first major re-election campaign rally in Marseille, southern France.


Photographs: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

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A devotee dips herself at the Bagmati River while offering prayer on the eve of Shivaratri festival at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu.

This is one of the biggest Hindu festivals dedicated to Lord Shiva and is celebrated by devotees all over the world, with holy men smoking marijuana and some smearing their bodies with ashes and praying.



Photographs: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

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Donna Wesolowski of New Jersey throws a bouquet of flowers on the hearse that carries the casket of pop singer Whitney Houston at Fairview Cemetery before her burial the day after her funeral, in Westfield Township, New Jersey.

Houston, 48, died in a Beverly Hills hotel room February 11, the eve of the industry's Grammy Awards.


Photographs: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

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A woman cries outside a morgue as she waits to receive the body of her relative in Tegucigalpa.

Honduras came under international pressure on Friday to fix its broken prison system and allow an independent inquiry into a jailhouse blaze this week that killed more than 350 inmates, many burned alive in their cells.


Photographs: Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters

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Riot police stand guard during clashes with anti-government protestors in Senegal's capital Dakar.

Senegal security forces fired teargas and rubber bullets at hundreds of rock-throwing protesters in the capital on Sunday in the fifth straight day of demonstrations against President Abdoulaye Wade's candidacy in a February 26 election.


Photographs: Joe Penney/Reuters

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