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24 Hours: Top PHOTOS from around the world

Last updated on: November 24, 2011 08:20 IST

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A woman throws a white scarf over Tibetan Buddhist nun Palden Choetso as she burns on the street in Daofu, or Tawu in Tibetan, in this still image taken from video shot on November 3, 2011 and released on November 22.

The 35-year-old Tibetan Buddhist nun burned herself to death on the public street earlier this month, the latest in a string of self-immolations to protest against Chinese religious controls over Tibet.

Photograph: Reuters

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A Russian police officer moves to detain an activist from the opposition group "Another Russia" during a protest against forthcoming elections in central Moscow.

Russia will vote in parliamentary elections on December 4.

Photograph: Denis Sinyakov/Reuters

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A protester throws a tear gas canister, which was earlier thrown by riot police during clashes along a road which leads to the Interior Ministry, near Tahrir Square in Cairo.

Egyptians frustrated with military rule battled police in the streets again on Tuesday as the generals scrambled to cope with the cabinet's proffered resignation after bloodshed that has jolted plans for Egypt's first free election in decades.

Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

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A visually impaired teacher instructs visually impaired children on the use of a typewriter equipped with keys in Braille in a classroom at the Royal Academy for the Blind in Amman.

The academy, which opened last month, provides educational services to more than 150 visually impaired students, and 33 of its 109 employees are also similarly impaired.

Photograph: Ali Jarekji/Reuters

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Singer Lady Gaga (C) looks on during a ribbon cutting ceremony to launch Gaga's Workshop at Barneys department store New York.

The Workshop is a holiday retail experience representing Lady Gaga's reinterpretation of Santa's workshop.

Photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters

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A man rests on a table outside his flooded home at Bang Yai district in Nonthaburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok

The deluge has killed more than 500 people and affected about 2 million since late July, with tens of thousands relocated or sheltering in evacuation centres after their homes and businesses were engulfed by water.

Photograph: Chaiwat Subprasom

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A helicopter crew gets ready at Arkalyk airfield in preparation for the recovery mission of the Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft with ISS crew of United States astronaut Michael Fossum, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov and Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, near the town of Arkalyk in northern Kazakhstan.

Photograph: Shamil Zhumatov

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Farmer Noor Din, 53, smokes a bidi, or an Indian leaf cigarette, in front of saccharum grass on the outskirts of Jammu.

Photograph: Mukesh Gupta

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A man sits with an a "Evict Me" sign beside him during the "Occupy Toronto" movement at St. James Park in Toronto.

Ontario Superior Court Judge David Brown upheld an order to evict protesters camped in a downtown Toronto park on Monday, giving the Occupy Toronto movement until midnight to vacate the park it has held for more than a month.

Although some protesters have left the park, many are staying until they are forced out.

Photograph: Mark Blinch/Reuters

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A relative of Roberto Obregon, an officer killed during an attack in Ayacucho, cries at his coffin at Lima's Military Airport.

Obregon was killed on Saturday in an attack by narco guerrilla at the military base, the army said.

Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (top) scores a touchdown over Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson in the second half of their National Football league game in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

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A protester takes cover from rubber bullets fired during clashes with riot police on a side street near Tahrir Square in Cairo.

Egyptians frustrated with military rule battled police in the streets again on Tuesday as the generals scrambled to cope with the cabinet's proffered resignation after bloodshed that has jolted plans for Egypt's first free election in decades.

Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters



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