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REWIND: Best PHOTOS in the last 48 hours

Last updated on: April 18, 2012 08:15 IST

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

Dancers perform under the portraits of North Korea founder Kim Il-sung and the late leader Kim Jong-il during a gala show in Pyongyang.

The performances are part of the celebration on the centenary of the birth of Kim Il-sung.

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Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters

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Anders Behring Breivik clenches his fist as he arrives to courtroom for the first day of his trial in Oslo.

The terrorism and murder trial against Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, who has confessed to the bomb and shooting attacks that killed 77 people in Norway in July 2011, began in Oslo.

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Photographs: Heiko Junge/Reuters

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Children dressed in traditional Bavarian costumes dance for Pope Benedict XVI during the Pontiff's 85th birthday celebrations in the Clementine Hall at the Vatican.

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Photographs: Gregorio Borgia/Reuters

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Dead Taliban insurgents are seen after they were killed inside a building in Kabul.

Heavy street fighting between militants and security forces in the centre of the Afghan capital ended on Monday after 18 hours of intense gunfire, rocket attacks and explosions, police and government officials said.

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Photographs: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters
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Dominican Sisters at the St Louis Cathedral Academy enjoy ice cream during the 29th annual French Quarter Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana.

More than 500,000 people are expected to pack the French Quarter.

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Photographs: Sean Gardner/Reuters

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An anti-government protester runs holding a teargas canister fired by riot police during clashes after a procession to visit the grave of Ismael Abdulsamad in the village of Salmabad south of Manama, Bahrain.

Abdulsamad died two weeks ago from a single gunshot wound fired from a moving car, a statement said.

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Photographs: Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters

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Jamelah Al-Habash, a 17-year-old Palestinian girl who lost her legs during the three-week offensive Israel launched in 2008 and 2009, is helped by her brother at her house in Gaza City.

Three years later, al-Habash continues to struggle with her day to day life supported by her family.

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Photographs: Mohammed Salem/Reuters

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Israeli army Lieutenant-Colonel Shalom Eisner uses his M-16 rifle to strike Danish pro-Palestinian protester Andreas Las during a protest near the West Bank city of Jericho, in this frame grab from a video taken on April 14 by Nablus TV.

Israel's military suspended the senior officer who struck the protester in the face with a gun, an army spokesman said on Monday, after video of the incident was put on the Internet.

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Photographs: Baker Abd el Haqq/Reuters

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Members of the community reflect as they hold candles during a commemoration and candlelight vigil on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Five years after a mentally ill student gunned down 32 people at Virginia Tech, the university on Monday held classes for the first time on the anniversary of the country's deadliest mass shooting.

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Photographs: Chris Keane/Reuters

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A police officer stands guard in front of the President Secretariat before Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrives to meet his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo.

Abbas is on a two-day official visit to the island.

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Photographs: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

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Lorena Huaman Inga, wife of special forces police officer Landert Tamani, carries a Peruvian flag as she walks to his funeral in Lima. Tamari and 3 other special forces officers were killed during a hostage rescue mission in Cuzco.

Peru's Shining Path early on Saturday released 36 gas pipeline workers it took hostage six days ago in a remote jungle region in southern Peru, the government said, saying security forces had clashed with the rebels.

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Photographs: Vera Lentz/Reuters

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Honour guards stand during a welcome ceremony for Libyan National Transitional Council Chairman Mustafa Abdel Jalil at the Presidential Palace in Algiers.

Abdel Jalil is on the second day of his official visit in Algeria.

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Photographs: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

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Members of the media photograph the space shuttle Discovery attached to a modified NASA 747 aircraft at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Discovery is expected to be flown to its final home at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.

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Photographs: Joe Skipper/Reuters

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Official campaign posters for French President and UMP political party candidate Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist Party candidate Francois Hollande, for the 2012 French presidential election, are displayed on a wall in Paris.

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Photographs: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

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Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi smiles at supporters as she celebrates Thingyan, Myanmar's new year water festival, in front of her home in Yangon.

Myanmar celebrates the New Year Water Festival of Thingyan during the month of Tagu, which usually falls around mid-April.

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Photographs: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

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