News in pics

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Getting ready for Ramadan prayers

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Muslims clean themselves to offer pray at a mosque during Muslim's holy month of Ramadan in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar on June 23, 2015. (Xinhua/Umar...

International Day of Yoga

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The first International Day of Yoga was celebrated with great fanfare in Sri Lanka at the iconic ocean side promenade of Colombo: Galle Face...

Mount Sinabung erupts in Sumatra

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People watch the Mount Sinabung spewing ash in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, June 19, 2015. (Xinhua/Tanto H.)

Sri Lankan products at Kunming Import and Export Fair

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Exhibitors from Sri Lanka sell goods during the 23rd Kunming Import and Export Fair in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, June 16,...

Hundreds evacuated as Indonesian volcano erupts

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Photo taken on June 14, 2015 shows hot gas and ash spewing out from Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra, Indonesia. More than 2,700 people...

Kunming Import and Export Fair attracts crowds

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A Pakistan exhibitor presents his products at the 23rd Kunming Import and Export Fair in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, June 12,...

Indonesians seek protection for children

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Candles are lit during a thousand candles action for the protection of children triggered by the case of the killing of an eight-year-old girl...

Trying to earn a living

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A man sews a fishing net inside a small hut in Palaly on land released by the army. The army says most land held...

Conjoined twins successfully separated in China

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Photo taken on June 9, 2015 shows the conjoined twins to be separated in east China's Shanghai Municipality. The conjoined twins, who were born...

Mount Lavinia beach losing its look

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Tourists walk through the Mount Lavinia beach which has been severely damaged as a result of sea erosion. Picture by Lalith Perera (Courtesy The...