Best of the World - February 24th, 2012
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Best of the World - February 24th, 2012

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The best pictures from the international wire services as chosen by the Picture Editors at the Sydney Morning Herald. Follow us at http://twitter.com/photosSMH

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Demonstrators from the Occupy LSX movement camp pose on the steps outside St Paul's Cathedral in London, England.Photo: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images

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Malaysia's Mun Yee Leong and Pandelela Rinong compete in the women's synchronised 10 metre platform preliminary round at the FINA Diving World Cup, doubling as a London 2012 Olympic Games test event, at the Olympic Aquatic Centre in east London.Photo: AFP/Miguel Medina

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A model displays a creation as part of John Richmond Fall-winter 2012-2013 collection during the Women's fashion week in Milan.Photo: AFP/Gabriel Bouys

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US President Barack Obama speaks during the groundbreaking ceremony for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, DC.Photo: AFP/Saul Loeb

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Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the mass for Ash Wednesday in Rome's Santa Sabina church.Photo: AFP/Alberto Pizzoli

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Senegalese President and presidential candidate Abdoulaye Wade waves to his supporters during a campaign rally at Guediawaye's stadium, a suburb of Dakar.Photo: AFP/Issouf Sanogo

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Members of the Free Syrian Army take position in Idlib in northwestern Syria.Photo: AFP/Bulent Kilic

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Olympiakos' Richard Dorsey scores against CSKA Moscow during their Euroleague Basketball top 16 match in Moscow.Photo: AFP/Yuri Kadobnov

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Egyptian anti-Hosni Mubarak demonstrators pose in front of a mock gallows whilst riot policeman provide security outside the court in Cairo, as the landmark murder and corruption trial of the former president entered its final day of hearings, with the judge expected to announce the date of the verdict.Photo: AFP/Marco Longari

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Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova serves to China's Peng Shuai during their WTA Dubai Open tennis match in the Gulf emirate.Photo: AFP/Karim Sahib

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Protesting Tunisian police wave a Tunisian flag during a demostration in Tunis after the police union organised a peaceful march to pressure the Minister of the Interior to reverse its decision to clean the ministry of corruption.Photo: AFP/Fethi Belaid

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Police and rescue workers surround a train that crashed at Once train station in Buenos Aires. At least 340 people were injured in the accident.Photo: AFP/Juan Mabromata

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Russian Orthodox faithful follow the priests carrying the icon of the Virgin Mary, the Theotokos of Pochayiv, after the relic's arrival in Manas airport, 30 km from Bishkek. The icon, which is responsible for hundreds of miracles according to Russian Orthodox Church officials, is traveling through Kyrgyzstan.Photo: AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko

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A bear is seen at one of the traditional Chinese medicine company Guizhentang's controversial bear bile farms in Hui'an, southeast China's Fujian province.Photo: AFP

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Afghan demonstrators shouts anti-US slogans during a protest against Koran desecration in Kabul.Photo: AFP/Shah Marai

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A farmer transports fertilizer on his cattle cart 100km north of Myanmar biggest city of Yangon.Photo: AFP