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MUST SEE: Top 10 PHOTOS of the day

Last updated on: April 11, 2012 08:52 IST

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Friends and family of some of the descendants of those who perished when RMS Titanic sank, throw flowers into births 43 and 44 at Southampton Dock during a Centenary Memorial on April 10, 2012 in Southampton, England. The births mark the departure point of RMS Titanic when it set sail one hundred years ago today. The maiden voyage of the ill-fated passenger liner Titanic ended when she sank after hitting an iceberg in the Atlantic on the night of April 14, 1911 with the loss of 1517 lives

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Photographs: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

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A tribal fighter loyal to Sadiq al-Ahmar, the leader of the Hashed tribe, emerges from a bullet-riddled building in Sanaa April 10, 2012

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Photographs: Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters

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Frogs rest in a pond where they are being raised as food, inside a factory on the outskirts of Pyongyang April 10, 2012.

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Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters

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A Sikh pilgrim looks out from a train carriage as he arrives at the Wagah border in Pakistan, to attend the Baisakhi festival April 10, 2012. Hundreds of Sikh pilgrims arrived into Pakistan to celebrate the festival at the shrines of Panja Sahib and Nankana Sahib, the birth place of Sikh faith founder Guru Nanak Dev. Baisakhi is the beginning of the solar year in the Indian state of Punjab

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Photographs: Mohsin Raza/Reuters

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A cyclist passes an old Ford car filled with soil and plants at a street painted yellow near Madou metro station in Brussels April 10, 2012. The street around the station will be transformed into a pedestrian area.

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Photographs: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

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A four-month-young baby holds the hand of her father in Eichenau near Munich.

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Photographs: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

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A man takes a picture of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) land-to-air missiles at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo April 10, 2012. Isolated and impoverished North Korea said on Tuesday it was ready to go ahead with its proposed long-range rocket launch in a move that sparked immediate condemnation from South Korea and Russia and a plea from China, its main ally, for calm.

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Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters

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Russian Prime Minister and President-elect Vladimir Putin makes a speech to the Russian Geographical Society in St. Petersburg April 10, 2012.

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Photographs: Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters

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A Mini Cooper is displayed at the Temporary Museum For New Design And Innovation during Milan Design Week 2011 on April 11, 2011 in Milan, Italy

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Photographs: Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images

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City lights of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, are featured in this image taken by the Expedition 30 crew aboard the International Space Station.

The City of Dubai -- the largest metropolitan area within the emirate of Dubai -- is a favorite subject of astronaut photography largely due to the unique artificial archipelagos situated directly offshore in the Persian Gulf, which were built such that their full design is only visible from the vantage point of an airplane -- or an orbiting spacecraft.

The city presents an eye-catching appearance at night that vividly displays the urban development pattern. In this detailed image, taken with a long focal length lens and digital camera optimised for fast response and high light sensitivity, several interesting patterns can be observed.

The highways and major streets are sharply defined by yellow-orange lighting, while the commercial and residential areas are resolved into a speckle pattern of individual white, blue and yellow-orange lights. Several large and brilliantly lit areas are large hotel and mall complexes, including the Burj Khalifa Tower, the world's tallest building at 2,717 feet, or 828 meters.

The brilliant lighting of the city contrasts sharply with both the dark Persian Gulf to the northwest, and largely undeveloped and unlit areas to the southeast. Likewise, the clusters of lighting in the Palm Jumeira complex at bottom right correspond to the relatively small part of the archipelago that has been developed. Isolated areas of blurred city lights are due to patchy clouds.

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Photographs: NASA

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