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News In Pictures: 17 April

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PRIZE ACT: Members of the performing arts group Strange Fruit, Kathryn Jamieson (L) Ben Rogan (second L), Avan Whaite and Maiwah Williams (R) perform their show, Swoon, at the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House on Thursday. Their 20-minute show features them swaying atop 16.5 ft flexible poles while telling a romantic boy-meets-girl tale with their comic aerial twists. (AP)
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SECURITY CONCERNS: A police officer stands guard at the Rajpath road, the venue of the Olympic Torch run scheduled for April 17, in the backdrop of the India Gate war memorial in New Delhi on Wednesday. Tibetans are denouncing the Chinese government's stance toward Tibet. And many believe China should not have been awarded the honour of hosting the Olympic games, which begins on August 8 in Beijing. (AP)
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BURNING ISSUE: The much awaited Olympic torch finally reached India early Thursday. The torch touched down in a special Air China plane from its last stop in Islamabad. Children celebrated the arrival with traditional Indian dances, while outside, Tibetan exiles protested. (PTI)
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FLYING HIGH: Colourful kites with Bollywood stars printed on its face up for sale before the upcoming Kite Festival at a market place in Bikaner on Wednesday. (PTI)
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CORPORATE AFFAIRS:Pedestrians walk past in front of Samsung's logo at downtown Seoul on Thursday. Special prosecutors probing alleged corruption at Samsung Group say they indicted Chairman Lee Kun-hee for tax evasion and breach of trust while clearing the conglomerate of bribery allegations. (AP)
 


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