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Top PHOTOS: The world in the week gone by

Last updated on: January 29, 2011 11:33 IST

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We bring you a collection of the best photos taken around the world last week

A man walks past a giant lamp placed on Lilla Torg square in Malmo January 24, 2011. The lamp was placed in the square for the Christmas period.

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Photographs: Yves Herman/Reuters
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Volcanic lightning or a dirty thunderstorm is seen above Shinmoedake peak as it erupts, between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, in this photo taken from Kirishima city and released by Minami-Nippon Shimbun January 28, 2011.

Ash and rocks fell across a wide swathe of southern Japan straddling the prefectures of Miyazaki and Kagoshima on Thursday, as one of Mount Kirishima's many calderas erupted, prompting authorities to raise alert levels and call on for an evacuation of all residents within a 2 km (1.2 miles) radius of the volcano.


Photographs: Minami-Nippon Shimbun/Handout/Reuters
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A protester looks at a burnt Egyptian Army armoured vehicle in downtown Cairo January 28, 2011. President Hosni Mubarak ordered troops into Egyptian cities on Friday in an attempt to quell street fighting and growing mass protests demanding an end to his 30-year rule.


Photographs: Goran T/Reuters
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Egyptian anti-government protesters attack a riot police car at the port city in Suez


Photographs: Mohamed Abd El-Ghany/Reuters
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Snow covered tables and chairs on a restaurant's outdoor patio are seen following an overnight winter snowstorm in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Photographs: Brian Snyde/Reuters
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A five-month-old tiger cub looks at a rabbit in Jiufeng Forest Zoo in Wuhan, Hubei province January 23, 2011. The rabbit was put in the enclosure as a training exercise for the tiger to stimulate its hunting instinct, local media reported. Picture taken January 23, 2011.


Photographs: Reuters
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Honour guards carry the medals and ashes of late revolutionary combatant Pastorita Nunez during a homage ceremony in Havana January 28, 2011. Pastorita Nunez, born into a working class family and also known as "Builder of Dreams", died on December 26, 2010. Pastorita collaborated with Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro during combat in the revolution in several cities and the Sierra Maestra.


Photographs: Desmond Boylan/Reuters
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A supporter of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) sits on a road during a rally outside the Government House in Bangkok January 26


Photographs: Sukree Sukplang/Reuters
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Sergey Kaunov, a member of a local winter swimmers' club, carries his bride Irina Kuzmenko out of water as they celebrate their wedding on the bank of Yenisey River where the air temperature was about -30 degrees Celsius (-22 degree Fahrenheit) in the Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. Irina does not practice winter bathing, but she did it on the day of their wedding after heating up in a sauna.


Photographs: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters
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Indian Navy sailors are reflected in a puddle as they take part in a ceremonial parade during the Republic Day celebrations in Kochi, Kerala, on January 26, 2011. India celebrated its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday. Image has been rotated 180 degrees.


Photographs: Sivaram V/Reuters
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Chicago Bears defensive tackle Tommie Harris (91) has steam coming off his head on the sidelines before the NFL NFC Championship football game against the Green Bay Packers in Chicago, January 23, 2011


Photographs: Mike Segar/Reuters
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