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A selection of images from around the world- Friday August 17, 2012

  • Yuan Zi ("chubby") a Chinese panda sucks an ice cube flavoured with honey and apple in his enclosure at Beauval zoo in Saint-Aignan central-western France. AFP PHOTO /FRANK PERRY

  • A firefighting tanker plane drops water above a forest fire near Lacanau, Western France, near Bordeaux. REUTERS/Loic Le Loet

  • A young man jumps from a pedalo into the water of Lake Leman as he and his friends enjoy a hot summer day in Lausanne. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

  • A sculpture by British artist Antony Gormley is displayed on the edge of a building in front of the Sugar Loaf mountain at the Guanabara bay, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Renata Brito)

  • Free Syrian Army fighters dress a mannequin to look like a fighter during clashes in the Salaheddine neighbourhood of central Aleppo. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

  • People on motorcycles form a long queue for boarding a ferry boat for home at Gilimanuk port, west Bali, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

  • People attempt to climb greased and slippery poles, to which prizes and flags are attached, to celebrate Indonesia's Independence Day in Jakarta. AFP PHOTO/Bay ISMOYO

  • Adriano De Souza, of Brazil, competes in round one at the Billabong Pro Tahiti surfing event in Teahupoo, Tahiti. (AP Photo/Steve Robertson)

  • A man stands next to typical decoration figures for the upcoming Oktoberfest beer festival at the Theresienwiese in Munich, southern Germany. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE

  • A crowd of Indian Muslims offer prayer on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan at Jama Maszid, in New Delhi, India. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • Yuto Ono, 3, sitting on his father's shoulders goes through a field of sunflowers at a park in Zama, west of Tokyo. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

  • Members of feminist punk group Pussy Riot sit behind a glass wall at a court in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)

  • A dressed-up woman uses a fan as she waits for the beginning of the annual event "Dancing is remembering," organized by Mexico's government for people over sixty years old in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)

  • Girls fit their skirts during their ballet class at the 'Ballet Santa Teresa' academy in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

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