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A Palestinian draped in a Palestinian flag stands next to burning tyres during a protest against the decision by the main U.N. aid agency to suspend payments to tens of thousands of Palestinians for repairs to their homes damaged in last summer’s war, outside the headquarters of the United Nations Special Coordinator in Gaza City
Iranian mourners at a funeral procession in Tehran for Brigadier General Mohammad Ali Allahdadi, a commander in the Islamic republic’s Revolutionary Guards, who was killed in an Israeli air strike in Syria.
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Filipino Catholics gather for Pope Francis’s arrival in Manila, Philippines.
Workers climb an electric pylon in Kuala Lumpur to install a high-voltage electric power transmission line. Currently 16% of electricity generation in Malaysia is hydroelectric, the remaining 84% being thermal.
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People walk across a pedestrian crossing in Tokyo.
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Parisians wait outside a newspaper kiosk to buy the latest edition of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, France. The magazine publisher has increased its print run of the satirical weekly after newsagents across France sold out of the issue within minutes.
A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man takes a holy bath at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, on a foggy winter morning during the Makar Sankranti festival in the northern Indian city of Allahabad. Makar Sankranti is celebrated by Hindus across the country and marks the start of the harvest season.
Devotees with replica statues of the Black Nazarene participate in a procession in Manila. Millions of devotees are expected to attend the annual procession of the Black Nazarene on Friday. The Black Nazarene, a life-size wooden statue of Jesus Christ carved in Mexico and brought to the Philippines in the 17th century, is believed to have healing powers in the predominantly Roman Catholic country.
Russian Cossacks in traditional uniform guard the territory outside the Kazan Cathedral, where an Orthodox Christmas service is held under a heavy snowfall in Stavropol, southern Russia
A diver wearing a Santa Claus costume feeds a sunfish to attract visitors at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo
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Condolence messages are left as a sign of respect on the pavement at Martin Place, site of the Sydney café where customers and staff had been held hostage by a lone gunman on Monday.
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A baby sleeps in a hammock at an evacuation centre for Typhoon Hagupit victims in San Julian, Eastern Samar in central Philippines
A man walks past a message written on an overpass by pro-democracy protesters at the financial Central district in Hong Kong
A giant 60-meter-tall ferris wheel is lit up as it is used by passengers for the first time, in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong.
A farmer harvests rice on a field in Lalitpur, Nepal
Business people eat their lunch in a part of Hong Kong’s financial central district occupied by pro-democracy protesters
An Indian laborer carries bundles of Marigold flowers on his head before they are distributed to different parts of the city in the morning at a whole sale market in New Delhi, India
A picture shows the silhouette of a stat…A picture shows the silhouette of a statue at St Peter’s square as the sun rises through clouds before a general audience of pope Francis
A child model eats a biscuit on the floor of the backstage during a rehearsal for the Dong Wenmei T100 Children’s Collection during China Fashion Week in Beijing
A Cambodian student releases a dove to mark the 10th anniversary of King Norodom Sihamoni’s coronation, in front of the Royal Palace, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.