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REWIND: Best images in the past 24 hours

February 05, 2016 08:40 IST
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Here's a collection of some of the best photos from around the world shot in the last 24 hours.

A devotee dresses up her "child angel" doll near Wat Bua Khwan temple in Nonthaburi, Thailand.

A craze for lifelike dolls thought to bring good luck is sweeping Thailand, reflecting widespread anxiety as the economy struggles and political uncertainty persists nearly two years after a coup. Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters

Soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Marine Corps are seen in training at a military training base in Bayingol, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Photograph:  Stringer/Reuters

A policeman performs a stunt on his motorcycle during the Republic Day parade in Jammu. Photograph: Mukesh Gupta/Reuters

Flares are set off from a Taiwan navy missile ship in a military drill outside a naval base in Kaohsiung port, southern Taiwan. Photograph: Pichi Chuang/Reuters

A sloth holds on to the post of a traffic barrier on a highway, in this handout photo provided by Ecuador's Transit Commission, in Quevedo, Ecuador.

Transit police officers, who were patrolling the new highway found the sloth after it had apparently tried to cross the street and returned the animal to its natural habitat after a veterinarian found it to be in perfect condition, according to a press release. Photograph: Ecuador's Transit Commission/Handout via Reuters

Employees work at a vinegar and soy sauce mill in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province, China. Photograph: China Daily/Reuters

Uninhabitable apartments, in danger of collapsing into the Pacific Ocean, line Esplanade Ave. in Pacifica, California.

The city has marked three apartment complexes uninhabitable as El Nino storm erosion eats away at the coastal bluff beneath them. Photograph: Noah Berger/Reuters

A man carries a television away from a fire in a slum area next to railway tracks in Kampung Bandan, North Jakarta, Indonesia.

According to local media, the fire destroyed approximately 100 wooden dwellings, built along a busy railway line. No casualties were reported. Photograph: Beawiharta/Reuters

An Iraqi refugee returning from Germany kneels down and kisses the ground after arriving at Erbil airport in Iraq, January 27, 2016. Photograph: Azad Lashkari/Reuters

An image of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad is seen on a car parked in front of damaged buildings in the town of Rabiya, after pro-government forces recaptured the rebel-held town in coastal Latakia province.

Syrian pro-government forces recaptured a key rebel-held town in coastal Latakia province on Sunday, building on battlefield advances in the area ahead of planned peace talks this week in Geneva between Damascus and Syria's opposition.

Picture taken during a media tour organised by the government. Photograph: Omar Sanadiki/Reuters

A member of Palestinian Civil Defence paddles a boat in flood waters as he makes his way to evacuate people during a winter storm in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

A man grasps a bag of tangerines as people receive free produce, handed out by farmers, during a protest over the government's proposal to overhaul the country's ailing pension system in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

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