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REWIND: Best images in the last 24 hours

Last updated on: June 12, 2013 08:40 IST

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We bring you some of the best pictures from around the globe in the last 24 hours.

Employees try to push a scaled replica of the rubber duck by Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman away from lakeside at a park in Shenyang, Liaoning province.

The 13-metre-tall and 15-metre-long replica was set up on Sunday for the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival, local media reported.

Photograph: Reuters

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A partially submerged billboard on a tramstop is seen on the flooded embankments of the Danube River in Budapest June 10, 2013.

The Hungarian capital escaped damage from the swollen river Danube, which peaked at record high levels in Budapest overnight and started receding slowly on Monday morning.

Photographer: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters

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Two miners walk through a open copper pit in the Serbian town of Bor, some 238 kilometres south-east from Belgrade.

In Serbia, foreign companies are picking up a long tradition of prospecting for gold and copper and discovering deposits that could mark a revival of the country's mining sector.

Pressured by cautious investors, international mining companies are putting riskier exploration projects in places like Africa on ice and turning to developments where infrastructure and political risk are lower.

Photographer: Marko Djurica/Reuters

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People visit the Luminarium, an inflatable sculpture of British artist Alan Parkinson, before its opening on the ground of the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva.

Until June 14, 2013, diplomats, UN officials, school children and communities will be offered inside the 1,000 square metre structure, financed by the United Kingdom Mission to the UN, to think more creatively about how to make the work of the Human Rights Councils better understood through discussions and art performances.

Photographer: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

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Senegalese wrestler Dieylani Pouye (right) holds an opponent during a fight at a qualification tournament in Romont.

Pouye will attempt to qualify for the wrestling event of this year's Swiss Federal Alpine Festival, Switzerland's oldest sport, to be held August 31 to September 1, 2013 in Burgdorf.

Photographer: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

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Fisherman Ompong Vargas, 39, who wears a facial mask made of fabric to protect his skin from getting darker, holds a fish in his mouth as he searches a net at Laguna de Bay in Taguig City, Metro Manila.

During the dry season, fishermen earn $2-7 per day. Men's beauty treatments are popular in the Philippines, part of a thriving market for male cosmetics in the Asia Pacific region.

Some Filipino men go to great lengths to preserve their faces, from those who visit clinics to receive skin treatments, to fishermen who wear fabric masks while working to protect their skin from the sun.

Photographer: Cheryl Ravelo/Reuters

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A Palestinian militant from the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine adjusts the headband of her comrade as they get ready ahead of a training session, in the central Gaza Strip.

Photographer: Suhaib Salem/Reuters

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A garden with a swimming pool is inundated by the waters of the Elbe River during floods near Magdeburg in the federal state of Saxony Anhalt.

Tens of thousands of Germans, Hungarians and Czechs were evacuated from their homes on Wednesday as soldiers raced to pile up sandbags to hold back rising waters in the region's worst floods in a decade.

Photographer: Thomas Peter/Reuters

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Munduruku Indians rest in the auditorium of the Brazil's Indian affairs bureau headquarters while occupying the building in Brasilia.

The Indians from the Amazon Basin are demonstrating against violations of indigenous rights and calling for the suspension of the construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric plant on the Xingu, Teles Pires and Tapajos rivers, a huge project aimed at feeding Brazil's fast-growing demand for electricity.

Photographer: Lunae Parracho/Reuters

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Farmers collect dead fish from their fishponds in Xinjin county of Chengdu, Sichuan province June 9, 2013. More than 400 tonnes of fish were found dead on Saturday morning in 55 fishponds in Xinjin.

Local environmental protection administration said no industrial pollution was found, and the fish were killed by insufficient of oxygen in the river, local media reported.

Photographer: Reuters

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A flying sushi service tray known as the "itray", created using miniature remote-controlled helicopter rotor blades, is demonstrated by staff at a "Yo! Sushi" restaurant in London.

Photographer: Neil Hall/Reuters

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A man is seen passing by an old dumper truck in the Serbian town of Bor, some 238 km south-east from Belgrade

Photographer: Marko Djurica/Reuters

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A pair of slippers is seen at an algae-filled coastline in Qingdao, Shandong province.

Photograph: Reuters




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