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In pictures: Best images around the world from the last 24 hours

October 9, 2013

Pakistani schoolboys look out the window of their classroom as other classmates chant prayers to commemorate the anniversary of Malala Yousufzai's shooting by Taliban, at a school in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Muhammed Muheisen / AP Photo
Pakistani schoolboys look out the window of their classroom as other classmates chant prayers to commemorate the anniversary of Malala Yousufzai's shooting by Taliban, at a school in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Muhammed Muheisen / AP Photo
Pigeons fly as an Indian Sikh pays obeisance at the Golden Temple, Sikh's holiest shrine, during birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Ram Das in Amritsar, India. Sanjeev Syal / AP Photo
Pigeons fly as an Indian Sikh pays obeisance at the Golden Temple, Sikh's holiest shrine, during birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Ram Das in Amritsar, India. Sanjeev Syal / AP Photo
A abourer working at the Paktika Shaheen Fibre production factory in Kabul, Afghanistan. S Sabawoon / EPA
A abourer working at the Paktika Shaheen Fibre production factory in Kabul, Afghanistan. S Sabawoon / EPA
Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he arrives for his weekly open-air general audience in St.Peter’s Square. Filippo Monteforte / AFP Photo
Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he arrives for his weekly open-air general audience in St.Peter’s Square. Filippo Monteforte / AFP Photo
Elephants graze in a marsh at Amboseli National Park, approximately 220 kms southeast of Nairobi. Kenyan and Tanzanian governments started a joint aerial count of elephants and other large mammals in the shared ecosystem. Tony Karumba / AFP Photo
Elephants graze in a marsh  at Amboseli National Park, approximately 220 kms southeast of Nairobi. Kenyan and Tanzanian governments started a joint aerial count of elephants and other large mammals in the shared ecosystem. Tony Karumba / AFP Photo
Honor guard soldiers stand during the National Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorations at the Holocaust memorial, in Bucharest, Romania. Vadim Ghirda / Reuters
Honor guard soldiers stand during the National Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorations at the Holocaust memorial, in Bucharest, Romania. Vadim Ghirda / Reuters
Volunteers clean chairs at the Busan Cinema centre after the Busan International Film Festival. Woohae Cho / AP Photo
Volunteers clean chairs at the Busan Cinema centre after the Busan International Film Festival. Woohae Cho / AP Photo
A man on a scooter lights a cigarette on a flooded road in Tongxiang City in east China. EPA
A man on a scooter lights a cigarette on a flooded road in Tongxiang City in east China. EPA
People watch the rescue operation after a devastating fire at the dyeing section of two-storey Aswad Composite Mills at Maona, Gazipur, Bangladesh. Abir Abdullah / EPA
People watch the rescue operation after a devastating fire at the dyeing section of two-storey Aswad Composite Mills at Maona, Gazipur, Bangladesh. Abir Abdullah / EPA
Rafael Nadal serves to Alexandr Dolgopolov during their men's singles match at the Shanghai Masters. Carlos Barria / Reuters
Rafael Nadal serves to Alexandr Dolgopolov during their men's singles match at the Shanghai Masters. Carlos Barria / Reuters