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REWIND: The best PHOTOS of March

Last updated on: April 5, 2011 11:48 IST

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We bring you a presentation of some of the best photos from around the world in the month gone by.

A wave approaches Miyako City from the Heigawa estuary in Iwate Prefecture after the magnitude 8.9 earthquake struck the area March 11, 2011.

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Photographs: Mainichi Shimbun/Reuters
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A whirlpool is seen near Oarai City, Ibaraki Prefecture, northeastern Japan, on March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan on record struck the northeast coast, triggering a 10-metre tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, ships, cars and farm buildings on fire.


Photographs: Kyodo/Reuters
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A woman cries while sitting on a road amid the destroyed city of Natori, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan March 13, 2011, after a massive earthquake and tsunami that are feared to have killed more than 18,000 people


Photographs: Asahi Shimbun/Reuters
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Vehicles belonging to forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi explode after an air strike by coalition forces, along a road between Benghazi and Ajdabiyah March 20


Photographs: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters
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Rebel fighters jump away from shrapnel during heavy shelling by forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi near Bin Jawad, March 6


Photographs: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters
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A woman rebel fighter supporter shoots an AK-47 rifle as she reacts to the news of the withdrawal of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces from Benghazi on March 19


Photographs: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters
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The moon rises over the Bronx section of New York City on March 19. The night saw the rise of a full moon called a 'Super Moon' when it arrives at its closest point to the Earth, a distance of 221,565 miles or 356,575 km away


Photographs: Mike Segar/Reuters
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A member of an emergency services special unit fires a shell towards the upper slopes to clear snow buildup above the Transcaucasian highway some 110 km (68.4 miles) from the southern Russian city of Vladikavkaz March 13. Avalanches are a constant threat on the road which is the only route connecting Russia to South Ossetia.


Photographs: Kazbek Basayev/Reuters
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Jockey Sam Waley-Cohen riding Long Run (Left) clears the final hurdle ahead of Denman (Centre) and Kauto Star on his way to win the Gold Cup race at the Cheltenham Festival horse racing meet in Gloucestershire, western England March 18. Waley-Cohen became the first amateur jockey to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup for 30 years when he steered 7-2 favourite Long Run to a thrilling victory.


Photographs: Dylan Martinez/Reuters
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Lenny Zappavigna of Australia (Right) takes a hit from Miguel Vazquez of Mexico during their IBF lightweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada March 12


Photographs: Steve Marcus/Reuters
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Officials in protective gear check for signs of radiation on children who are from the evacuation area near the Fukushima Daini nuclear plant in Koriyama, March 13.


Photographs: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters
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Somali camel herder Ali Abdullahi Hassan, 40, holds three Bactrian camels after taking them for a ride near the rural town of Gyttorp on March 3. Hassan emigrated to Sweden in 2007 and had been working at odd jobs until a relative told him of a local couple who needed help tending to their pet camels. Now Hassan takes care of the three animals, Kalle, Anna and their son Karlsson, training them to carry riders and singing songs to them in Arabic.


Photographs: Bob Strong/Reuters
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A rebel fighter fires his rifle at a military aircraft loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi at a checkpoint in Ras Lanuf March 7


Photographs: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters
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Pro and anti-Gaddafi (Right) protesters fight on the street in front of the Arab League's headquarters in Cairo March 21. A group of protesters angry about international intervention in the war in Libya between Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and rebels started a scuffle and blocked the path of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as he left a meeting at the Arab League


Photographs: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters
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A man smeared with coloured powder called abeer makes a funny face during Phagwa celebrations at the Savannah in Arranguez on March 20. Phagwa celebrates the beginning of spring. 


Photographs: Andrea De Silva/Reuters
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Severe weather moves in over the vehicle assembly building at the Kennedy Space Centre in Cape Canaveral, Florida March 31


Photographs: Scott Audette/Reuters
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A member of a Red Cross team walks in front of a boat sitting atop a building in Otsuchi in northern Japan more than two weeks after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, on March 28. Japan appeared resigned to a long fight to contain the world's most dangerous atomic crisis in 25 years after high radiation levels complicated work at its crippled nuclear plant.


Photographs: Damir Sagolj/Reuters
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A baby is baptised during a mass baptism ceremony in Tbilisi, on March 3. About 400 children were baptised by the Georgian Orthodox church during the 16th mass baptism ceremony at the country's main Holy Trinity cathedral. 


Photographs: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters
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Kyrgyz wolfhounds attack a chained wolf during the Kyrgyz traditional Hunters' Festival Salburun, near the town of Cholpon-Ata, some 250 km (155 miles) east from the capital Bishkek, on March 5.


Photographs: Vladimir Pirogov/Reuters
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Pakistan's Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani (Left) and India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wave before the World Cup cricket second semi-final between India and Pakistan in Mohali, on March 30. The prime ministers of nuclear-armed foes India and Pakistan stood side by side and clapped to each other's national anthems in a symbolic gesture aimed at rebuilding ties shattered by the 2008 Mumbai attacks.


Photographs: Daniel Berehulak/Reuters
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An anti-government protester shouts slogans during a rally to demand the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh, outside Sanaa University on March 28. The words on both shoes read, "Leave!"


Photographs: Ammar Awad/Reuters
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