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Sri Lankan policemen stand next to their new motorcycles at a ceremony in Colombo, marking the official distribution of 279 high-powered units to traffic constables across the country
Chinese honour guards prepare for the arrival of Myanmar President U Thein Sein and Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing
Ultra-orthodox Jews take part in celebrations after the wedding ceremony of the granddaughter of the spiritual leader of the Belz Hasidim, which is one of the largest Hasidic movements in the world in Jerusalem
A Chinese honour guard prepares for the arrival of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on Monday.
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The faithful wear traditional costumes as they take part in a ceremony at Shwedagon pagoda on the full moon day of Kasone festival to mark Buddha’s birthday in Yangon, Myanmar. The festival commemorates the anniversary of the birth, enlightenment and death of the historical Shakyamuni Read more
Second world war veterans attend a ceremony on the eve of Victory Day in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine. Ukraine, along with the Commonwealth of Independent States, celebrates victory over Nazi Germany on Friday.
An Aboriginal man performs a traditional “smoking” ceremony as the Asian Cup trophy is carried to the Sydney Opera House for the official draw. Hosts Australia were handed a tough draw for the 2015 Asian Cup on Wednesday when they were paired with twice former champions South Korea in the group stage. Read more
A Pakistani bride looks on during a mass wedding ceremony late on Monday in Karachi. Some 115 couples participated in the ceremony organised by a local charity welfare trust Read more
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Honour guards parade before a welcoming ceremony for Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. The prince is on a four-day state visit to the country
Chadians attend a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the Zakouma National Park, Chad’s oldest natural park, led by the Chadian president, during which 1,000 kilos of elephant tusks are incinerated