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Day in pictures - 30 September

Pictures from the news on 30 September 2013
A dog catches a wave at the 5th Annual Surf Dog competition in California.
A dog catches a wave at the 5th Annual Surf Dog competition in California.
A girl plays in a flooded street in Thailand. More than 2 million people have been affected by flooding according to officials. But although the authorities have warned that more heavy rain is expected there would be no repeat of 2011 when floodwaters reached the capital Bangkok.
A girl plays in a flooded street in Thailand
The sun rises this morning over the giant sculpture of a man and woman out to sea off the coast of Northumberland in the north of England. Two 5 metre tall bronze figures of a man and a woman form the sculpture, called "The Couple" by artist Sean Henry.
The sun rises over the giant sculpture of a man and woman situated 300 yards out to sea off the coast of Northumberland at Newbiggin-by-the-Sea. Comprising of two 5 metre tall bronze figures of a man and a woman the sculpture is called "the couple" and is by artist Sean Henry.
Visitors explore a web-like creation from artist Janet Echelman "The Space Between Us" during Glow 2013 at the beach in Santa Monica, California, USA. Glow is an all-night cultural experience with new creations by artists that turn the beach into a playground for interactive temporary artworks.
Visitors explore the creation of artist Janet Echelman "The Space Between Us" during Glow 2013 on September 29, 2013 at the beach in Santa Monica, California. Glow is an all-night cultural experience featuring original commissions by artists that re-imagine Santa Monica Beach as a playground for thoughtful and participatory temporary artworks.
Gymnast Daan Kenis from Belgium falls off the pommel horse, during the qualification round at the artistic gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium. It goes on until 6 October.
Gymnast Daan Kenis from Belgium falls off the pommel horse, during the qualification round at the artistic gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium
The Peregrine falcon is one of the fastest birds of prey in the world and is used to chase away other birds who are eating the grass seed at the Cape Town soccer stadium and other sporting venues in South Africa. It takes around three weeks for a bird to be trained up.
The Peregrine falcon is one of the fastest birds of prey in the world and is used to chase away rodent birds at the Cape Town soccer stadium and other venues. It takes around three weeks for a bird to be trained for rodent prevention.