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Wow! Beautiful photos from around the world

Last updated on: September 17, 2013 12:55 IST

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From an iPad being used during preparations to fire a homemade mortar in Syria to an Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man using a magnifying glass to check a citrus fruit for blemishes in Jerusalem; check out this collection of stunning images captured by ace Reuters lensmen.

Devotees carry an idol of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, into the Bay of Bengal for its immersion during the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Chennai.

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Mount Sinabung spews ash and hot lava as it erupts near a mosque in Karo district, Indonesia's north Sumatra province.

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Photographs: YT Haryono/Reuters

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Flower girls wait next to the bride's carriage before a wedding ceremony on Paqueta island in Rio de Janeiro. The island, which located about 15 km from the city of Rio de Janeiro in Guanabara Bay, is an auto-free zone where residents are able to live in a relaxed environment away from the intense urban life of the city. 

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Photographs: Pilar Olivares/Reuters

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A member of the 'Ansar Dimachk' Brigade, part of the 'Asood Allah' Brigade which operates under the Free Syrian Army, uses an iPad during preparations to fire a homemade mortar at one of the battlefronts in Jobar, Damascus.

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Photographs: Mohamed Abdullah/Reuters

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Police officers use water cannons during clashes with protesters near the Royal Palace in central Phnom Penh.

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Photographs: Samrang Pring/Reuters

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US Secretary of State John Kerry leans towards Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu while speaking to the media at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem.

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Photographs: Larry Downing/Reuters

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A man rides a motorcycle carrying his children along the top of a dam which is flooded by an overflowing river near Junyue township of Pengzhou, Sichuan province. 

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Photographs: Reuters

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An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man uses a magnifying glass to check an etrog, a citrus fruit, for blemishes at a market in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood. The citrus fruit is used in rituals during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.

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Photographs: Baz Ratner/Reuters

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A lightning storm is pictured over the sea near the capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia lying surrounded by cranes outside Giglio harbour.

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Photographs: Tony Gentile/Reuters

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The spire of Saint Wojciech church collapses as firefighters work to extinguish a fire at the church in Bialystok, eastern Poland. 

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Photographs: Agieszka Sadowska/Agencja Gazeta/Reuters

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A NATO supply convoy burns after it was attacked in Hub, about 25 km (16 miles) from Karachi. More than a dozen oil tankers and containers carrying NATO supplies caught fire after the convoy was attacked by rockets, police said, according to Pakistan's newspaper The News

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Photographs: Reuters

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A man makes a picture of a model carrying balloons in the courtyard of Somerset House during London Fashion Week.

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Photographs: Kevin Coombs/Reuters

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Water lanterns float as  the Supertrees of the Gardens by the Bay are reflected in the water during festivities ahead of the Mid-Autumn Festival in Singapore. The Mid-Autumn Festival, a Chinese harvest festival, is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month in the lunar calendar during a full moon which falls on September 19 this year.

 

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Photographs: Edgar Su/Reuters

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Pakistani religious students attend a lesson at Darul Uloom Haqqania, an Islamic seminary and alma mater of several Taliban leaders, in Akora Khattak, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

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Photographs: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

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Anti-government protesters sit in front of a closed shop with anti-government graffiti sprayed on it during a protest in the village of Sanabis, west of Manama.

Dozens of protesters clashed with the riot police by throwing stones and molotov cocktails. Riot police fired tear gas and sound grenades to disperse the protest.

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Photographs: Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters

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Children from Cal-Wood Education Center in Jamestown, Colorado board a rescue helicopter flown by the U.S. Air National Guard after severe flooding shut down major roads leading out of town.

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Free Syrian army fighters run down the stairs in Old Aleppo.

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Photographs: Hamid Khatib/Reuters

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Visitors walk past a full-scale replica of a ZTZ-99 tank, a main battle tank of Chinese People's Liberation Army, made of bullet shells during an industrial exhibition in Shenyang, Liaoning province. The replica, which weighs 6.5 tons, is made of a total of 48,356 different types of bullet shells, according to local media. 

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Photographs: Reuters

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