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Rewind: Best PHOTOS in the last 24 hours

Last updated on: July 20, 2011 13:32 IST

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Presenting some of the best PHOTOGRAPHS from around the globe in the last 24 hours.

A farmer waters vegetable plants on his paddy field in the Jeneponto district, Indonesia's South Sulawesi province.

Indonesia's government plans to import rice for delivery in September or October. Farmers in the Jeneponto district have resorted to planting vegetables instead of rice due to a long drought.

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Photograph: Yusuf Ahmed/Reuters



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A stuffed bear lies over a child's grave at the children section of the San Rafael cemetery in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Once largely spectators to the deaths of hitmen, police and innocent bystanders, children are increasingly in the firing line of Mexico's drug war.

Minors initially made up a small proportion of the casualties in the conflict that has claimed 40,000 lives in 4 1/2 years, but the child death toll has risen sharply in recent months, as killing became more indiscriminate.

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Photograph: Stringer/Reuters



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Spain's Ona Carbonell and Andrea Fuentes perform during the preliminary round of the synchronised swimming duet free routine at the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai.

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Photograph: David Gray/Reuters


 



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Residents are stranded on chairs in a flooded area after a heavy rain in Changsha, Hunan province.

A sudden downpour submerged parts of the major city in central China, turning throughways into rivers and halting transportation, in the latest case that highlights Chinese cities' woes in dealing with emergencies.

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Photograph: China Daily/Reuters



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A woman attends a rally in support of Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi in Tripoli. Gaddafi's government said it was declaring a unilateral ceasefire in its offensive to crush Libya's revolt, as Western warplanes prepared to attack his forces.

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Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters



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A child lies on a piece of 3D pavement artwork featuring a shark as she poses for a photograph for her family inside a shopping mall in Fuzhou, Fujian province, China.

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Photograph: China Daily/Reuters



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Men hold onto windows to avoid a bull during the 'Toro de Cuerda' (Bull on Rope) festival in Grazalema, southern Spain. A bull restrained by a rope is allowed to run through the streets of the village during the annual festival.

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Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters



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A man from South Sudan displays new currency notes outside the Central Bank of South Sudan in Juba.

South Sudan started rolling out its new currency on Monday -- the South Sudan Pound -- escalating a point of simmering disagreement with Khartoum after the country split away from the north on July 9.

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Photograph: Benedicte Desrus/Reuters

 

 



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Colombia's team performs during the preliminary round of the synchronised swimming team technical event at the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai.

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Photograph: David Gray/Reuters



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An Afghan national army soldier fires a rocket propelled grenade during a fire fight between Taliban fighters and Afghan and American soldiers from Alpha company, 2nd battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment from Combat Outpost Pirtle King in Kunar province, Afghanistan.

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A devotee, with coloured powder smeared on his face, holds a piece of pumpkin as part of an offering while taking part in the annual religious festival of "Bonalu" in Hyderabad.

Devotees believe that the offerings ward off evils and epidemics during the monsoon period.

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Photograph: Krishnendu Halder/Reuters



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