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Pictures: Day in pictures - 12 October
12 October 2013
Last updated at 08:49 BST
Pictures from the news on 12 October 2013.
A Southern right whale breaches near the shore of Muizenberg Beach in False Bay, Cape Town. Southern right whales visit the southern coastline of South Africa to breed before returning to their feeding ground off Antarctica in November.
Australian Mark Webber prepares to drive during qualifying for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix.
A grape picker harvests fruit from the vines at the Billecart-Salmon vineyard in Verzenay, eastern France.
Indian athlete Sudha Singh holds the Commonwealth Games Queen Baton, as district officials look on, at the Taj Mahal in Agra.