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Balinese wear traditional costume on the first day of campaigning for the general election

People on the Indonesian island of Bali take part in a procession on the first day of campaigning for the country’s general election.

Bangladeshi labourers in Saver, on the outskirts of Dhaka

Bangladeshi women at work in fields near the village of Saver, on the outskirts of Dhaka.

Two macaws in Bangkok's Dusit Zoo, Thailand

Two colourful macaws battle over a piece of food in Dusit Zoo in the Thai capital, Bangkok.

Iftikhar Chaudhry surrounded by jubiliant lawyers

Reinstated at last. Pakistan’s government agrees to restore sacked top judge Iftikhar Chaudhry (centre) after mass protests.

Supporters of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif dance in the streets of Gujrawala, Pakistan

Another day of protest turned to celebration at news that Mr Chaudhry would resume his old job as Supreme Court chief justice later in March.

Lawyers grab colourful sweets in the street

These lawyers in Lahore offered each other traditional sweets as part of the celebrations.


Residents of Jyotikuchi near Gauhati, in Assam, India, chase a leopard that strayed looking for food. It was later tranquilized.

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March 18, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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