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Day in pictures - 7 August 2013

Take a look at Newsround's gallery of the best pictures of the day on 7 August 2013.
An Afghan child looks on through a vehicle window ahead of the Eid festival, which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, at a market in Jalalabad. Afghan Muslims, like millions of Muslims around the world, are observing the holy month of Ramadan - a month of fasting and spiritual purity during which they refrain from eating or drinking from dawn until dusk.
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Surfers get ready to compete in a pro-juniors heat of the Boardmasters pro-surfing competition on Fistral Beach in Cornwall. The competition is part of a larger five-day surf, skate and music festival.
surfers
Lightning illuminates the sky above the Loebauer Berg in Germany.
lightning
Ivory tusks are stored in boxes at Hong Kong Customs after they were seized. Through intelligence exchange with Chinese Customs, Hong Kong Customs seized a total of 1,120 ivory tusks, 13 rhino horns and five pieces of leopard skin inside a container shipped from Nigeria to Hong Kong.
ivory tusks
A woman cools off from the hot weather in a fountain in Shanghai, China. The National Meteorological Centre maintained a high temperature alert on Wednesday as a record-setting summer heat wave will continue to bake most parts of south China in the coming three days.
woman plays in fountain
A view released by the European Southern Observatory showing a detailed view of a star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud one of the Milky Way's satellite galaxies. This sharp image reveals two glowing clouds of gas. NGC 2014 (right) is irregularly shaped and red and its neighbour, NGC 2020, is round and blue.
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Some 150 Buddhist monks and believers in white costumes wipe and sweep the 15-metre-tall Great Buddha statue which was built in 752 AD, at Todaiji Temple in Nara, western Japan. Monks and volunteers cleaned a year's worth of grime from the Great Buddha for the annual sprucing up.
monks clean a Buddha
Check out this slippery customer in the Netherlands! Farmer Erik Stegink in Bathmen has bought a waterslide from a neighbouring swimming pool to offer his pigs some fun.
A pig uses a slide to get into the mud pool at a farm in Bathmen on August 6, 2013.
Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata waves as he attends a training exercise at the Star City space centre outside Moscow. Wakata is scheduled to be part of a mission to the International Space Station that will launch in November 2013.
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Volunteers participate in the rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Moscow. The event will be held from August 10 to 18.
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This is red panda cub Kush, who as finally met staff at a wildlife park two months after he was born. Kush arrived at the start of June to two-year-old parents Kitty and Kevyn at Highland Wildlife Park near Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands.
red panda
A duck swims in water covered by duckweed at the zoo in Schwerin, northern Germany.
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