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REWIND: Best PHOTOS in the last 48 hours

Last updated on: June 15, 2012 11:12 IST

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Presenting some of the best photographs from around the world in the last 48 hours.

In this picture, a worker stands on a crane which is parked at a construction site at Keihin industrial zone in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, on June 13.

Japan's core machinery orders rose more than expected in April, suggesting that rebuilding from last year's earthquake will offset some of the pain from a strong yen and Europe's debt crisis to support the fragile economy.

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Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters

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United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls a time-out during a multiple question from an Indian journalist, as Foreign Minister S M Krishna smiles during their news conference at the US-India strategic dialogue in Washington, DC on Wednesday.


Photographs: Gary Cameron/Reuters

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Pro-army tribesmen cross a street in the southern Yemeni city of Jaar.

Yemen on Wednesday pressed ahead with a United States-backed offensive to drive Al Qaeda-linked insurgents from the country's south, a day after the army notched up its biggest victory in more than a year by recapturing two strategic cities.


Photographs: Reuters

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Boys play in heavy rain at a Buddhist monastery used as a collective shelter for people displaced by recent violence in Sittwe, Myanmar.

Soldiers and riot police patrolled the streets of Sittwe on Wednesday to enforce a state of emergency after days of sectarian violence in which at least 21 people have been killed.  


Photographs: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

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Squatters wearing orange face masks look out the window of an industrial building in the Uribarri neighbourhood of Bilbao in Spain.

Members of the "Uribarri Piztu" (Animate Uribarri) collective have occupied the six storey building, which was empty for many years, since the beginning of June, and plan to set up a "socio-cultural space" for youth in the area.

Spokespersons from the group say they have been in contact with the owners, and would abandon the building, renamed by the squatters "Patakon", if they decided to put it to use. 


Photographs: Vincent West/Reuters

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People watch an exhibition in the TEDxRio+20 forum at the Copacabana Fort in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Wednesday.

The TEDxRio+20 forum is a parallel event of the Rio+20 United Nations sustainable development summit that will be held from June 20 to 22.



Photographs: Ana Carolina Fernades/Reuters

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A pair of sandals lies on bloodstained ground after shelling at the Talbisah area in Homs city of war-torn Syria on Wednesday.  


Photographs: Reuters

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A wrestler reacts as he lifts his colleague in the mud at an "akhaara" (a Kushti training centre) in Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi on Wednesday.


Photographs: Parivartan Sharma/Reuters

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Indigenous people from the Paresi tribe observe Brazilian National Guards at Kari-Oca village in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday. 

Indigenous people from many countries have gathered in the village for the "Rio +20" United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development that will be held from June 20 to 22. 


Photographs: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

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A burnt vehicle is removed from the site of a bomb attack, which killed Shi'ite pilgrims who were making their way to a religious festival, in Baghdad, on Wednesday.

Bombs targeting Shi'ite pilgrims in Baghdad and police in southern Iraq killed at least 44 people on Wednesday in a wave of attacks during a major religious festival, police and hospital sources said.

The festival was held to mark the anniversary of the death of Shi'ite imam Moussa al-Kadhim, a great-grandson of Prophet Mohammad.  


Photographs: Saad Shalash/Reuters

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Children play as seawater rushes onto the steps of the Haji Ali shrine in Mumbai, on Wednesday.


Photographs: Vivek Prakash/Reuters

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