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Rewind: Best PHOTOS in the last 48 hours

Last updated on: December 19, 2011 12:28 IST

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Presenting some of the best PHOTOGRAPHS from around the globe in the last 48 hours.

A protester flashes a victory sign with his bloodied hand as other protesters throw stones at army soldiers at the cabinet near Tahrir Square in Cairo.

Stone-throwing demonstrators clashed with troops wielding truncheons and electric prods in central Cairo on Friday, witnesses said, in the worst violence since the start of Egypt's first free election in six decades.

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Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters




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Hector Chacon, a Guatemalan firefighter dressed as Santa Claus, rappels down the Belize bridge in Guatemala City to give toys to children living in the neighbourhoods under the bridge.

Guatemalan firefighters have been giving toys in the Christmas period to children living in the very poor area of the city for 13 years, according to Chacon.

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Photograph: Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters




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Soldiers participate as professional cheerleaders entertain troops at Camp Virginia in Kuwait.

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Photograph: Caren Firouz/Reuters




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Ishwori Sapkota arranges books at her book store in Kathmandu. She has been selling and buying second hand books for the past 18 years.

Photograph: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

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A swimmer wears a Santa Claus hat as he swims in near-freezing water in Shenyang, Liaoning province.

Photograph: Sheng Li/Reuters

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (R) assists Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a joint news conference after their meeting in Moscow's Kremlin.

Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

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A helicopter surveys the Maltese-registered cargo ship the TK Bremen, which ran aground on Kerminihy beach at Erdeven, spilling oil from its engines on the coast of Brittany in western France.

Winter storm Joachim has battered France's western seaboard since Sunday.

Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

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Turkish soldiers stand at attention as U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta (not seen) attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey, in Ankara.

Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

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Dance students warm up before taking part in a music theatre class at Carmen Roche's music and dance school in Madrid, Spain.

 

Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

 

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Children look outside a window in el Banco, a village on the Magdalena's river bank.

At least 120 people have died as a result of heavy rains and Colombia's weather office expects La Nina-related downpours to continue at least until the end of the first quarter of next year, authorities said.

Photograph: Joaquin Sarmiento/Reuters

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Prince Albert II of Monaco (C) poses with swimmers during the traditional Christmas bath in five degrees Celcius weather in Monaco.

Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

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A man stands beside a live pig tied to the back of his bicycle for sale on a street in Sagua La Grande, in the province of Villaclara in central Cuba, around 240 km (149 miles) east of Havana.

Roast pork meat is the favorite dish of Cubans on New Year's Eve.

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