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The World in Pictures

Published 10/04/2014 | 21:47

A woman holding her child votes for the general election inside a polling station on the outskirts of Jammu. Around 815 million people have registered to vote in the world's biggest election - a number exceeding the population of Europe and a world record - and results of the mammoth exercise, which concludes on May 12, are due on May 16
A woman holding her child votes for the general election inside a polling station on the outskirts of Jammu. Around 815 million people have registered to vote in the world's biggest election - a number exceeding the population of Europe and a world record - and results of the mammoth exercise, which concludes on May 12, are due on May 16
Forensic police examine the scene after a car bomb explosion in central Athens on April 10, 2014 in Athens, Greece. The bomb exploded outside a Bank of Greece building in central Athens before dawn Thursday, causing some damage but no injuries. The blast came hours before Greece was to return to the international bond markets for the first time in four years, and a day before German Chancellor Angela Merkel was to visit Athens
People protest against a law restricting demonstrations as well as the crackdown on activists, in front of the Press Syndicate building in Cairo April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)
An Orthodox Jewish priest throws meat from a freshly slaughtered sheep into a fire during a reenactment ceremony of the Passover sacrifice in Jerusalem. Members of the Temple Institute, who advocate for the current day building of the third temple on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City, take part in a reenactment of the Passover sacrifice. Passover, which starts next week, commemorates the flight of Jews from ancient Egypt, as described in the Exodus chapter of the Bible
A combination picture shows buses and cars passing by Leandro Alem avenue on April 9 and a man walking the street on the same avenue during one-day nationwide strike in Buenos Aires April 10. Opposition labour unions hold a 24-hour strike to press for wage increases in line with inflation rate, estimated by private economists at more than 30 percent per year. The strike will include public transportation workers, government employees and truck drivers belonging to groups critical of the economic stewardship of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, who is set to end her second term as president late next year
A hairstylist trims a volunteer's hair with an axe during a "Barber Trash" show on the first day of the annual Ideal of Beauty spring festival in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk
People walk past a mural made of recycled materials in al-Mazzeh neighbourhood in Damascus April 9, 2014. A group of Syrian artists in Damascus has created the world's biggest mural made of recycled materials, a rare work aimed at brightening public space in a city sapped by war and sanctions. The brightly coloured, 720-sq metre work was constructed from aluminum cans, broken mirrors, bicycle wheels and other scrap objects and displayed on a street outside a primary school in the centre of the Syrian capital
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge poses for director Peter Jackson during a visit Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre on Day 4 of a Royal Tour to New Zealand in Blenheim. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George of Cambridge
Actors Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx attend the Amazing Spider-Man 2 Cast and Filmmaker photocall at the Park Plaza Hotel in London, England
Chicken eggs are coloured for Easter at Baumeister Frischei egg and chicken farm on April 10, 2014 in Breckerfeld, Germany. The farm is among the biggest egg producers in the region, producing 120,000 chicken eggs daily to meet demand for its brightly-coloured eggs two weeks before Easter
Children from a Polish tour group watch as employee Sandra Jaeckel prepares to take away a giant chocolate Easter bunny after showing it to them at Confiserie Felicitas chocolates maker in Hornow, Germany. Easter is among the busiest times of year for the chocolatier, which produces Easter bunnies and eggs in a wide variety of sizes and styles. Founded by Belgian expats Goedele Matthyssen and Peter Bientsman the company will soon celebrate its 21st year

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