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Banzai bash Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister and leader of the Liberal Democratic party, shouts Banzai as he raises his hands with other members during the annual party convention in Tokyo

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Polling positions Egyptians dance and celebrate outside a polling station in the al-Omraniya neighbourhood in the capital Cairo on the first day of three voting days in the 2018 presidential elections. More photographs here


Smiles better An Indian artist is dressed up as the Hindu deity Hanuman, who is the monkey God in Hindu mythology marking the Rama Navami festival in Bangalore

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In mourning Sequita Thompson talks to the media about the killing of her grandson, Stephon Clark, in Sacramento. The unarmed man was shot by police responding to a call about a person smashing car windows. She was supported by Clark’s uncle, Curtis Gordon, left, and attorney Ben Crump, right

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Damascus damage Footage captured by a drone shows damaged structures in Arbin town in the Syrian capital Damascus. The civil war in Syria began in 2011


Tea with Xi North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan on a visit to the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China. More photographs here

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Fancy footwork Competitors take part in day three of the World Irish Dancing Championships in Glasgow, Scotland

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Call to disarm Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, the scene of a mass shooting in February, are joined by more than 800,000 people in a protest demanding stricter US gun laws

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Sunday best A penitent puts a capirote on to a young penitent’s head on their way to church during the “La Paz” brotherhood Palm Sunday procession during the Holy Week in Seville, Spain

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Puigdemont protest Demonstrators scuffle with riot police near the central government offices in Barcelona after Catalonia’s deposed leader was arrested. Carles Puigdemont appeared before a German court five months after he went into self-imposed exile in Belgium over his failed bid to break the region away from Spain

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Fall from grace Disgraced Australian cricket captain Steve Smith reacts at Sydney International Airport during a press conference following the cricket cheating scandal

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Little and large A visitor poses for photographs beside a 3D painting on display at the Museum of Illusions in Los Angeles, California

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