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In pictures: The best images around the world from the last 24 hours

September 26, 2013

Visitors view an 18-metre tall inflatable duck after at the historic Summer Palace in Beijing. The duck designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofmanand is on a world tour of 13 cities across 10 countries. Mark Ralston / AFP Photo
Visitors view an 18-metre tall inflatable duck after at the historic Summer Palace in Beijing. The duck designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofmanand is on a world tour of 13 cities across 10 countries. Mark Ralston / AFP Photo
Medieval history enthusiasts fight in the ring during the Knights Of Jerusalem Historical Festival in the holy city. The festival features reenactments of historical medieval battles, with enthusiasts from around the world fighting with full armor and swords. Uriel Sinai / Getty Images
Medieval history enthusiasts fight in the ring during the Knights Of Jerusalem Historical Festival in the holy city. The festival features reenactments of historical medieval battles, with enthusiasts from around the world fighting with full armor and swords. Uriel Sinai / Getty Images
An Indian Muslim pilgrim bids farewell to relatives at Haj House in Hyderabad ahead of departing for Saudi Arabia. Noah Seelam / AFP Photo
An Indian Muslim pilgrim bids farewell to relatives at Haj House in Hyderabad ahead of departing for Saudi Arabia.  Noah Seelam / AFP Photo
A photo taken from the ground in southern Seoul shows parachuters practicing for a show on Armed Forces Day. Yonhap / EPA
A photo taken from the ground in southern Seoul shows parachuters practicing for a show on Armed Forces Day. Yonhap / EPA
Jeff Bolling, the chief executive of the National Elephant Center near Fellsmere, Florida., checks one of the four African elephants living on 200 acres in the heart of Florida's citrus grove region. J Pat Carter / AP Photo
Jeff Bolling, the chief executive of the National Elephant Center near Fellsmere, Florida., checks one of the four African elephants living on 200 acres in the heart of Florida's citrus grove region. J Pat Carter / AP Photo
Pakistani residents arrive by boat to an island that appeared some two kilometres off the coastline at Gwadar after an earthquake. A small island of mud and rock created by the huge earthquake that hit southwest Pakistan has fascinated locals but experts -- who found methane gas rising from it -- say it is unlikely to last long. Behram Baloch / AFP Photo
Pakistani residents arrive by boat to an island that appeared some two kilometres off the coastline at Gwadar after an earthquake. A small island of mud and rock created by the huge earthquake that hit southwest Pakistan has fascinated locals but experts -- who found methane gas rising from it -- say it is unlikely to last long. Behram Baloch / AFP Photo
A performer poses as a Sherlock Holmes human statue at King's Cross Square, the new public area outside the central London rail station on September 26, 2013. Leon Neal / AFP Photo
A performer poses as a Sherlock Holmes human statue at King's Cross Square, the new public area outside the central London rail station on September 26, 2013. Leon Neal / AFP Photo
An amateur golfer walks on the seventh green during the first round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Kingsbarns, Scotland. Warren Little / Getty Images
An amateur golfer walks on the seventh green during the first round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Kingsbarns, Scotland.  Warren Little / Getty Images
A farmer walks through a dry paddy field in Aceh Besar, Aceh region, Indonesia. Hotli Simanjuntak / EPA
A farmer walks through a dry paddy field in Aceh Besar, Aceh region, Indonesia.  Hotli Simanjuntak / EPA
Chinese couples dance at an open space of the Summer Palace in Beijing. Rolex Dela Pena / EPA
Chinese couples  dance  at an open space of the Summer Palace in Beijing. Rolex Dela Pena / EPA