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A child stands on a wooden cart among destroyed houses in Tacloban, Leyte province, Philippines. The involvement of the US in the rescue effort after the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan highlights the need to expand the US’s military presence in the Philippines, foreign secretary Albert del Rosario said on Monday.

Mist and Reflections, Crummock Water, Cumbria, by Tony Bennett. Overall winner, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2013.

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“Mist and Reflections”, of Crummock Water in Cumbria, by Tony Bennett. Overall winner, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2013

A woman attends a gathering at the "Yama" memorial in the centre of Minsk. Belarus. This marks the 70th anniversary of the destroying of Minsk's ghetto during World War Two, when several hundred thousand Jews were slaughtered.

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A woman attends a gathering at the Yama memorial in the centre of Minsk to mark the 70th anniversary of the destruction of the ghetto in the Belarus capital during the second world war, when several hundred thousand Jews were killed

A road sign with graffiti reading "Angie's Massage Bunker" is pictured at the square in front of the Reichstag building

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A road sign with graffiti reading “Angie’s Massage Bunker” faces the Reichstag building, seat of the German lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, in Berlin

Factory fire kills at least nine in Bangladesh

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People watch the rescue operation from outside the factory after a devastating fire at the dyeing section of two-storey Aswad Composite Mills at Maona, Gazipur, Bangladesh. At least nine people were killed when a fire broke out at an apparel factory on the outskirts of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

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Pope Francis blesses and waves to the crowd as he arrives for his weekly open-air general audience in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Read more

Labourers brush their teeth on the banks of the Ganges

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Labourers brush their teeth with neem twigs on the banks of the Ganges river in Kolkata, India.

Policemen stand guard while firefighters are spraying foam from behind the barricades

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Policemen stand guard while firefighters are spraying foam from behind the barricades during a protest near the Lambermont in Brussels, the residence of the Belgian prime minister, while ministers were holding a cabinet meeting to discuss the budget. Firefighters are asking for more funding for their service.

A tourist poses for a picture on a bridge at the Ebrington Square area Derry City.

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A tourist poses for a picture on a bridge at the Ebrington Square area of Londonderry. The state-of-the-art multipurpose public space and venue has become a new cultural hub for the city and will host key events including the Turner Prize as part of its role as the UK’s 2013 City of Culture.

Girls read books containing short verses from the Koran in a madrasa on the outskirts of Islamabad

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Girls read books containing short verses from the Koran in a madrasa, or religious school, on the outskirts of Islamabad Read more