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REWIND: 10 BEST images of the last 48 hours

May 28, 2014 12:53 IST

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Here’s a collection of some of the best photos from around the world shot in the last 48 hours. 

Gao Bingguo is covered with bees during an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for being covered by the largest number of bees, in Taian, Shandong province on Tuesday. Gao set a new record after having had 326,000 bees on his body at one time, according to local media. 

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Photographs: Reuters

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A Thai protester points a finger at the Thai military during anti-coup protests as General Prayuth receives the Royal endorsement in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand has seen many months of political unrest and violence, which has claimed at least 28 lives. It is now experiencing it’s 12th coup with 7 attempted pervious coups. Thailand's coup leaders have detained former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and other anti-government protest leaders for up to a week. 

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Photographs: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

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A bloodstained icon of Jesus is seen among blood soaked shattered glass atop a wrecked truck near the Donetsk airport. The truck used to ferry their fighters was wrecked on the airport road, covered in blood and completely riddled with bullets. More than 50 pro-Russian rebels were killed in an unprecedented assault by Ukrainian government forces, which raged into a second day on Tuesday after a newly-elected president vowed to crush the revolt in the east once and for all.

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Photographs: Yannis Behrakis\Reuters

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India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairing the first Cabinet meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday. The newly-formed government’s first decision was to carry out a Special Investigation Team to probe black money stashed abroad. The SIT will be headed by a retired Supreme Court judge, Justice MB Shah. 

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Photographs: PIB

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Students console one another at the University of California Santa Barbara’s Harder Stadium during a memorial service in honour of the victims of the Isla Vista rampage in Santa Barbara, California on Tuesday. Students returned to campus for a ‘day of mourning’ four days after the son of a Hollywood film director killed six students in a stabbing and shooting rampage across the seaside community. 

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Photographs: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

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A girl is seen in her family’s flat damaged during a police raid on a nearby hideout of al Qaeda militants in the Arhab region north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Tuesday. Yemen’s security forces on Sunday killed a senior al-Qaeda leader wanted for attacks on local and foreign targets in Sanaa, the Yemeni government said, after the raid in which at least four other militants died. 

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Photographs: Khaled Abdullah\Reuters

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Police collect evidence near the body of Farzana Iqbal, who was killed by family members near the Lahore High Court building on Tuesday. Iqbal, 25, was stoned to death by her family outside the court on Tuesday in a so-called honour killing for marrying the man she loved, police said. Iqbal was waiting when a group of around dozen men began attacking her with bricks. 

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Photographs: Mohammad Tahir\Reuters

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Police use tear gas to impede native Brazilians from marching towards the Mane Garrincha soccer stadium during a demonstration in Brasilia on Tuesday. Police fired tear gas canisters to contain anti-World Cup demonstrators who tried to march to the Brasilia stadium where the soccer tournament’s trophy was on public display on Tuesday. 

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Photographs: Lunae Parracho\Reuters

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US President Barack Obama speaks with Deidre Carrillo, winner of the Electrathon and NCWIT Aspiration in Computing for her electric car project during the 2014 White House Science Fair at the White House on Tuesday in Washington DC. The fair celebrates the winners of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) competitions across the country. 

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Photographs: Aude Guerrucci /Getty Images

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Kashmiri Muslim women react upon seeing a relic of Prophet Muhammad during Meraj-un-Nabi celebrations at the Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar. Thousands of Kashmiri Muslims on Tuesday thronged the Hazratbal Shrine, which houses what is believed to be a relic from the beard of Prophet Muhammad. The festival marks the ascension of Prophet Mohammed to Heaven. 

 


Photographs: Danish Ismail\Reuters

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