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A pygmy elephant calf walks next to its dead mother in Gunung Rara Forest Reserve in Malaysia. Ten endangered Borneo pygmy elephants have been found mysteriously dead; they are believed to have been poisoned.
Malians cheer while France's President Hollande speaks at Independence Plaza in Bamako. France will withdraw its troops from Mali once the state has restored sovereignty over its national territory and a UN-backed African military force can take over from the French soldiers, Hollande said.
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Mourners attend a commemoration ceremony and march for a protester killed during clashes with Egyptian security forces the previous night, at the Al Noor Mosque in Cairo. 23-year old protester Mohammed Hussein Korani was killed after sustaining gunshot wounds to the neck and chest during fighting with riot police outside the Presidential Palace.
Firefighters work at the site of a explosion inside the headquarters of state-owned oil giant Pemex in Mexico City. Mexico's government has vowed to find out whether an explosion that killed 33 people at the headquarters of its state-run oil monopoly was a deliberate attack or yet another stain on the company's poor safety record.
A bird flies past a poster of Cambodia's late former King Norodom Sihanouk in Phnom Penh, whose funeral rites are being held this week. Sihanouk died at age 89 of heart failure last
October, and will be cremated tomorrow after seven days of national mourning.
Pakistani soldiers carry the flag-draped casket of their colleague killed in an attack by militants during a funeral ceremony in Bannu. Militants attacked an isolated army checkpoint in Pakistan's relatively restive northwest, killing at least 35 people.
An Iranian technician holds a monkey after the primate flew up into orbit and returned safely from space in an Iranian rocket.
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Demonstrators wave flags during a rally to protest against same-sex marriage in Marseille, France, to denounce government plans to legalise same-sex marriage and adoption. France's National Assembly overwhelmingly approved today the first and most important article of a controversial law that will allow gay couples to get married and adopt children.