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REWIND: The best moments in the last 48 hours

Last updated on: January 6, 2011 08:54 IST

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We bring you a presentation of some of the best moments captured on camera in the last 48 hours from around the world

Workmen put the finishing touches to a large snow sculpture at the 12th Harbin Ice and Snow World display in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China

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Photographs: David Gray/Reuters
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Shirtless members of the South Korean Special Warfare Forces hurl snow during a winter exercise in Pyeongchang, South Korea

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Photographs: Lee Jin-man/Pool/Reuters
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An inmate stands inside the Alcatraz wing, housing the most dangerous prisoners of the Tacumbu high security prison in Asuncion, Paraguay. Paraguay's President Fernando Lugo ordered the closing of Tacumbu, the largest prison in the country, because it is populated beyond its capacity and living conditions are precarious.

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Photographs: Jorge Adorno/Reuters
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A flooding sign is seen partially submerged in floodwaters in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

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Photographs: Daniel Munoz/Reuters
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A seagull is silhouetted against the sun at dawn during a partial solar eclipse on Guadalmar beach in Malaga. January 4 witnessed the first solar eclipse of the year 2011.

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Photographs: Jon Nazca/Reuters
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Jacek Czachor of Poland rides his KTM during the third stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Tucuman to Jujuy

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Photographs: Eric Gaillard/Reuters
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Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, a man identified as a guard of governor of Punjab province Salman Taseer, smiles after being detained at the site of Taseer's shooting in Islamabad. 66-year-old Taseer was assassinated in Islamabad by one of his security guards who was angered by his opposition to a controversial blasphemy law. The slain leader was laid to rest with full state honours at the Cavalry Ground graveyard, with Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and other top leaders paying homage on Wednesday.

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Photographs: Saaf-ur-Rahman/Reuters
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A woman uses her mobile phone as she sits on the stairs of her house partially submerged in floodwaters in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

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Photographs: Daniel Munoz/Reuters
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Sean Kang, a fan of the late pop star Michael Jackson, stands outside at a Criminal Court in Los Angeles. The manslaughter trial preliminary hearing of Jackson's doctor began on Tuesday in downtown Los Angeles. 

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Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
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Mammal keeper Kate Sanders poses with black-capped squirrel monkeys during a photo call during the ZSL London Zoo's annual inventory count in London. Zookeepers are conducting an annual headcount on over 16,000 different creatures including over 10,000 invertebrates, 4,700 fish and 100 reptiles. 

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Photographs: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters
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Gulnaz, a one-year-old handicapped girl, lies buried in sand up to her neck next to her grandfather during a partial solar eclipse -- the first this year -- at Karachi's Clifton beach. People with disabilities were buried chest-deep during the partial solar eclipse, as part of a traditional superstition that it would bring healing to their bodies. 


Photographs: Athar Hussain/Reuters
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