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24 hours in pictures
A selection of the best images from around the world


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Revellers play football at sunset during carnival celebrations on Ipanema beach

Bilbao, Spain: A man wearing a medieval costume has a drink at a bar during carnival festivities

Rangoon, Burma: Buddhist nuns pray during a farewell ceremony for Ashin Pyinyar Thiha, the head of the Shwenyawar monastery. Ashin Pyinyar Thiha was ordered out of his monastery by Buddhist elders who said he had given an inappropriate speech at an office belonging to pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party

Beijing, China: Two girls reach for fresh strawberries at the five-day International Strawberry Symposium in the Chinese capital's Changping district, famed as a production base for the fruit in China

Dakar, Senegal: Police in riot gear patrol a street in pursuit of anti-government protesters

Parati, Brazil: A man holds up his mud-covered dog as another reveller takes a picture during the Bloco da Lama, or Mud Block carnival parade

Paranaque, Philippines: A migratory egret waits for prey at the reclaimed area in Manila bay known as Freedom Island

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Gaza Strip: Children wave a Palestinian flag during a rally calling on Egyptian authorities to end the power crisis, near the Rafah border crossing with Egypt

Newark, New Jersey, USA: A woman organises pictures of the late singer Whitney Houston for sale during her funeral service

Tegucigalpa, Honduras: Workers in Comayaguela market carry a fire hose to help firefighters trying to extinguish a fire

Jammu, Kashmir, India: A boy is made up to look like a demon before the start of a religious procession

Amritsar, India: A child is administered polio drops by health workers at the Golden Temple. India celebrated a full year since its last reported case of polio last month

Barranquilla, Colombia: A fire-breather performs during carnival celebrations

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