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A man transports ducks on a motorcycle to a market in Nam Ha province, outside Hanoi.


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A cyclist passes the shore of the Baltic Sea in Stralsund, Germany.

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A HIV-positive patient looks in a mirror as others sleep at the HIV/AIDS hospice founded by a member of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party in the suburbs of Yangon, Myanmar. Their plight demonstrates the painful limits of democracy in Myanmar. While the government is pursuing reforms that promise to overhaul its health ministry and other institutions, the process is too slow to bring change to its most destitute. There are few better examples than AIDS sufferers, who due to a combination of poor education, social stigma and bureaucratic mismanagement are isolated in clinics, cut off from society.

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A demonstrator shouts slogans while lying on a highway as a policeman tries to detain him during a protest against the hike in petrol prices in Mumbai , India.

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A boy cools himself off as he sits under a fountain on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India. Temperatures in New Delhi on Thursday reached 45 degrees Celsius according to information posted on India's metrological department website.

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People look through the window as Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at the Nationality Verification Centre for migrant workers from Myanmar, in Samut Sakhon province, Thailand.

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A member of the Musqueam First Nation chants while drumming as they block traffic on the Arthur Laing Bridge in protest of a nearby condo development on an ancient Musqueam burial site in Vancouver, B.C.,


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Kayakers paddle in the East River as the Manhattan skyline is seen in New York.

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A boy looks at women fetching water from a well in the village of Taboit, Gorgol region, in Mauritania.

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