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REWIND: Top PHOTOS of the last 24 hours

Last updated on: November 19, 2011 08:40 IST

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A collection of some of the best photos from around the world in the last 24 hours.

Light trails shine from a passing bus in front of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament in London. 

Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

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A riot policeman kicks a tear gas canister towards an anniversary rally commemorating a 1973 student uprising against the then military junta, in Athens. 

Greek police fired tear gas against black-clad youths protesting against austerity on Thursday, one day after a national unity government took office charged with imposing painful tax rises and spending cuts to save Greece from bankruptcy. 

Photograph: John Kolesidis/Reuters

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Actors pose with gym equipment on what the Guinness World Records bills as the world's largest 3D painting, at Canary Wharf in London.

British artist Joe Hill's creation measures in excess of 12,000 square feet, breaking records for the longest and largest surface area 3D painting, according to Guinness.

Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

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A woman prays beside a statue at Notre Dame cathedral in Benin's economic capital Cotonou.

Pope Benedict will visit the cathedral on Friday at the start of a three-day visit to Benin, his second trip as pontiff to Africa after visiting Cameroon and Angola in 2009.

Photograph: Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters

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Bolshoi ballet dancer Maria Alash leaves the stage during a rehearsal of Tchaikovsky's ballet The Sleeping Beauty at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.

The ballet will premiere on November 18.

Photograph: Denis Sinyakov/Reuters

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An Occupy Wall Street demonstrator is arrested by New York City Police during what protest organisers called a Day of Action in New York.

Hundreds of Occupy Wall Street protesters marched through New York's financial district toward the stock exchange on Thursday to protest economic inequality at the heart of American capitalism.

Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

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Residents travel in a boat as they paddle through a flooded market in Bangkok.

Photograph: Sukree Sukplang/Reuters

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Merina Begum tries to salvage her belongings after a fire in a slum at Rayerbazar in Dhaka.

More than 250 shanties have been burned down as a blaze swept through the slum, the local fire department said.

Photograph: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

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A woman holds an umbrella as she walks past Qing dynasty style wooden doors during a rainy day in central Beijing.

Photograph: Soo Hoo Zheyang/Reuters

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United States sergeant Taylor Hollingsworth of the 2nd Platoon C Company 9th Engineer Battalion COP Dash Towp rests during a patrol as part of their overall security and disruption insurgency mission in Wardak province, eastern Afghanistan.

Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

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Spain's centre-right People's Party (Partido Popular) leader Mariano Rajoy jumps after finishing his speech during a campaign rally in Seville.

Spaniards will head to the polls for general elections on November 20.

Photograph: Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters

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Libyans wave as a parachutist prepares to land at a rally in Tripoli.

Photograph: Mohammed Salem/Reuters



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