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Mock rescue operation at Kebithigollewa

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The Army-pioneered mock Exercise 'Cormorant Strike VIII - 2017’ saw one of its most exciting accomplishments, a mock rescue operation in Kebithigollewa, Trincomalee. The final...

Keeping fit

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The inauguration ceremony of the Sports and Physical Health promotion program organized by the Ministry of Sports was held under the patronage of President...

Christmas Charity Run kicks off in Shanghai

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Participants take selfies before running the charity run in east China's Shanghai, Nov. 29, 2015. The first Lujiazui Christmas Charity Run kicked off in...

50th Berlin International Tourism Fair kicks off

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BERLIN, March 10, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Staff members wearing local traditional costumes take selfies with a visitor at the booth of Malysia during the...

Prince Edward and Countess of Wessex in Sri Lanka

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Photographic moments during the visit to Sri Lanka by Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and the Countess of Wessex. Their five day visit focused on...

Wild elephant wanders on street of India’s Siliguri

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SILIGURI, Feb. 11, 2016 (Xinhua) -- A wild elephant is hoisted by cranes after it was tranquilized in Siliguri, India, Feb. 10, 2016. The...

Sri Lanka and China in the eyes of photographers

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An exhibition to mark 60 years of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and China was opened today in Colombo. Titled 'Sri Lanka and China in...

Christmas at Toronto wonderland

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  People watch Christmas decorations and lights in Toronto, Canada. With lots of Christmas lights and decorations made by home owners, Toronto turned into a...

Prime Minister takes part in Thai Pongal festivities

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe took part in prayers held at the Lord Shiva Hindu Temple in Kotahene today to celebrate Thai Pongal. Pictures courtesy Prime Minister's...

Destroyed to save lives

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Sri Lanka Customs today began destroying more than 359 African elephant tusks (Blood Ivory) in their custody at Galle Face Green