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Rewind: Best PHOTOS in the last 48 hours

Last updated on: April 12, 2012 10:07 IST

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

Slovak youths dressed in traditional costumes throw a girl into a creek as part of Easter celebrations in the village of Trencianska Tepla. Girls are doused with water and whipped in a custom believed to ensure a woman's fertility and beauty.

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Photographs: Radovan Stoklasa/Reuters

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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy sits amongst Jewish worshippers covered with prayer shawls during a special priestly blessing for Passover at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City.

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Photographs: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

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A girl plays with an umbrella during the closing ceremony of the XIII Ibero-American Theater Festival in Bogota.

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Photographs: Fredy Builes/Reuters
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A woman attends holy mass at St Dimitrie church in Skopje. Hundreds of Macedonian Orthodox faithful flocked to the church in the capital to look at what they say is a self-restoration of hundred-year-old icons, which, according to a priest, had started to shine on their own.

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Photographs: Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters

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United States President Barack Obama reads the children's book Where the Wild Things Are alongside First Lady Michelle Obama during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington.

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Photographs: Jason Reed/Reuters

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A woman takes a photograph of illuminated cherry blossoms in full bloom along the Chidorigafuchi moats in Tokyo. Cherry blossom trees along the Chidorigafuchi moats are in one of the major cherry blossom-viewing spots in Japan.

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Photographs: Yuriko Nakao/Reuters

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An internally displaced child walks from the Sayidka Camp in Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

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Photographs: Ismail Taxta/Reuters

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France's President Nicolas Sarkozy waves as he cycles away from the home of First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy in Cavaliere, southern France.

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Photographs: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

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A boy tries to get out of a flooded street following heavy rains in Sanaa.

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Photographs: Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters
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Artist and amateur taxidermist Charlie Tuesday Gates poses with a lambskin, after removing it from the carcass in London. She will use the skin to create an Easter inspired artwork, referencing spring and the renewal of life.

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Photographs: Olivia Harris/Reuters
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A woman walks in front of a damaged Administrative Reform ministry building in Athens. A makeshift bomb exploded outside the building early on Monday, the second of such attack in less than a week, smashing windows and damaging a car but otherwise causing no injuries, said the police.

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Photographs: John Kolesidis/Reuters
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Royal guards escort the royal urn of Princess Bejaratana Rajasuda Sirisobhabannavadi to the cremation pyre in Bangkok. Princess Bejaratana, who was the only child of King Vajiravudh, Rama VI, passed away on July 27, 2011, aged 85.

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Photographs: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

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A police officer stands near evidence markers at a crime scene in Ajijic on the outskirts of Guadalajara. Gunmen shot dead three who were sitting in two different cars outside their homes, according to local media.

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Photographs: Alejandro Acosta/Reuters

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A police officer fires tear gas to break up a protest in Tunis. Police clashed with thousands of anti-government protesters who tried to storm Habib Bourguiba Avenue in Tunis on Monday, defying a ban on demonstrations in the area -- a focal point of the revolt that ousted Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali over a year ago.

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Photographs: Zoubeir Souissi/Reuters

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Asylum seekers from Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran cry as Indonesian officers force them to leave the Australian vessel Hermia docked at Indah Kiat port in Merak, Indonesia's Banten province. About 120 immigrants were rescued by MT Hermia after their wooden boat leaked near Indonesia's Panaitan island on its way to Australia, an official said.

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Photographs: Aulia Pratama/Reuters

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Miners, who are helping with the rescue operation of the nine trapped miners at Cabeza de Negro gold-and-copper mine, rest and have their meals in Ica. Nine workers trapped inside a wildcat mine in southern Peru received oxygen and liquids through a giant hose on Saturday while a rescue team toiled to get them out, officials said. The men have been stuck about 656 feet below ground since the Cabeza de Negro gold-and-copper mine partially collapsed on Thursday.

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Photographs: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

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