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Participants massage each other as they wait before a revolutionary song singing competition to celebrate the upcoming 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. China will celebrate the anniversary Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JASON LEE / Reuters

Performers hold flags of the Communist Party of China during an event to celebrate the upcoming 90th anniversary of the founding of the party, at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARLOS BARRIA / Reuters

Television journalist Herve Ghesquiere, left, is cheered by colleagues as he arrives at a gathering at France Television headquarters. Ghesquiere and Stephane Taponier, held hostage in Afghanistan for a year and a half, were captured on Dec. 29, 2009, in Kapisa province, northeast of the capital Kabul, along with their Afghan driver and translator.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GONZALO FUENTES / Reuters

Filipino protesters stage a demonstration to mark President Benigno Aquino's first year in office, denouncing him for not fulfilling his promise of improving the lives of the poor, at the gate of Malacanang presidential palace.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCIS R. MALASIG / EPA

Police handle a protester as they try to dismantle their camp, which is demonstrating about Spain's economic crisis at Plaza de Catalunya square. More than 100 Spanish riot police evicted scores of "indignant" protesters who had refused to abandon a six-week encampment.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LLUIS GENE / AFP / Getty Images

A model presents a creation by Anna Genkova at the second "Fashion Station" fashion show at Alexanderplatz metro station.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JENS KALAENE / EPA

Pvt. Richard Boutet, of Quebec City, Canada, background, with the Canadian Army's 1st Battalion Royal 22nd Regiment searches a compound as the owner, Fazel Mohammad, looks on during their final operation in the Panjwaii district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan. Canadian combat operations will end in July as troops withdraw from the southern region and hand over control to the Americans. Canada will transition to a non-combat training role with up to 950 soldiers and support staff to train Afghan soldiers and police in areas of the north, west and Kabul.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Goldman / Associated Press

Hindu pilgrim women dry their saree, a traditional Indian drape, after a ritual bath in the holy river Ganges.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated Press

A jockey competes in the second of six trial races in Siena Del Campo square with a horse. Every year on July 2 and Aug. 16, almost without fail since the mid-1600s, 10 riders compete bareback around Siena's shell-shaped central square in a bid to win the Palio, a silk banner depicting the Madonna and child.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALESSANDRO BIANCHI / Reuters

Demonstrators chant anti-police slogans outside a court building during the trial of two police officers charged with causing the death of activist Khaled Said. The Egyptian court said on Thursday that it would rule Sept. 24 in the case of the two policemen charged with beating Said to death. Said's death partly inspired protests that toppled Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY / Reuters

Susie, a standard poodle, gets a fur treatment package during the 10th anniversary of the Thailand International Dog Show at the Impact Convention Center. The exhibition for dog lovers runs until Sunday, as dog owners compete in the best of breed competitions, while traders display their canine wares alongside events such as competitions, shows, seminars and workshops.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARONG SANGNAK / EPA

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Thursday’s Pictures in the News begins in China, where celebrations are underway to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China.

There was a festive mood in Paris, where two journalists were cheered by colleagues after their release from capture in Afghanistan. The pair were captured on Dec. 29, 2009, northeast of the capital of Kabul with their Afghan driver and translator. In Barcelona, police handle a protester as they try to dismantle a camp of demonstrators speaking out about Spain’s economic crisis at Plaza de Catalunya square; the Alexanderplatz metro station in Berlin has high fashion on display; and in Italy a jockey competes bareback around Siena’s shell-shaped central square in a bid to win the Palio, a silk banner depicting the Madonna and child.

Elsewhere, a standard poodle gets a fur treatment during the 10th anniversary of the Thailand International Dog Show in Bangkok; demonstrators chant anti-police slogans outside the trial of two police officers charged with causing the death of an activist in Egypt; and Filipino protesters stage a demonstration to mark President Benigno Aquino’s first year in office, denouncing him for not fulfilling his promise of improving the lives of the poor.

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