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Today's top images - 08/01/2013
Compelling images from around the world on Thursday

Momma votes

A Zimbabwean mother holding her child casts her ballot at a polling station in Domboshava, 60km north of Harare.

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In flight

A Golden Eagle flies in the Rambouillet forest, some 50 kms outside of Paris.

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Sun's head

China's Sun Yang competes in the final of the men's 800-metre freestyle swimming event in the FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona.

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High diver

Colombia's Orlando Duque competes during the final of the men's high diving at the FINA World Championships in Moll de la Fusta port in Barcelona.

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Balloon record

Hot-air balloons fly near a church over Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, at sunset, to try to set a world record with 408 balloons in the sky, as part of the yearly event "Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons", an international air-balloon meeting.

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Homs patrol

Soldiers of the Syrian government forces patrol on a tank in a devastated street in the district of al-Khalidiyah in the central Syrian city of Homs.

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Prayers in Srinagar

Kashmiri Muslim women pray as an unseen custodian displays a holy relic, believed to be a hair from Prophet Muhammad's beard, during special prayers to observe the Martyr Day of Hazrat Ali, cousin of Prophet Muhammad, at the Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar.

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Swings

Afghan children play on a swing near a cemetery in Kabul.

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Falcon stare

A lanner falcon looks on in the Rambouillet forest, some 50 kms outside of Paris.

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Summer fun

A girl plays in a fountain on the banks of the Manzanares river in Madrid.

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Modi on runway

A model presents a creation by Indian designer Anju Modi during the PCJ Delhi Couture Week 2013 in New Delhi.

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Holy man

A Hindu sadhu - holy man - smears coloured paste onto his body at the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu.

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Today's top images - 08/01/2013

Compelling images from around the world on Thursday

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