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A dog is trained at the Police Canine Unit on Thursday. In this unit, dogs are trained to assist the police on the detection of narcotics and explosives in rescue operations.


An Afghan girl looks from behind a wall near the Char Dara District Police Headquarters. The position of women in Afghanistan has improved dramatically since the fall of the Taliban, with the number of girls in education soaring. But as the Americans and the Afghan government have pursued peace efforts with the Taliban, women are increasingly concerned that gains in their rights may be compromised in a bid to end the costly and deadly war.


Moonlight and starlight shine over the snowy Alp Zavragia near Obersaxen in the Swiss canton of Grisons, Switzerland.


Israeli mounted policemen move crowds of Palestinian protesters during a demonstration marking Land Day, which began in 1976 and marks the day Israeli forces killed six Palestinians during a protest against Israeli occupation of what Palestinians consider to be their land. Palestinians around the world will commemorate Land Day with protests and demonstrations.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lior Mizrahi / Getty Images

An Indian woman tries out an assault weapon at the SigSauer pavilion at the DEFEXPO 2012 in New Delhi.


Afghan locals watch German soldiers as they sweep for improvised explosive devices during a patrol in Nahr-i Sufi near the Char Dara District Police Headquarters in the province of Kunduz.


A tree is decorated with around 10,000 Easter eggs. The apple tree, which is decorated every year during the Easter season by pensioner Volker Kraft, has become a regional touristic attraction.


A Maccabi Tel Aviv fan surounded by yellow balloons gives the thumbs up during their Euroleague Basketball top16 playoffs game 4, against Panathinaikos Athen.


An Afghan carries a bundle of wood in the province of Kunduz. The Afghan economy has always been based on agriculture, despite the fact that only 13% of its total land is arable and just 8% is currently cultivated.


Workers wash a China's F-10 fighter jet displayed near the office building of its maker, Aviation Industry Corp. of China.


Japan's Jun Mizutani celebrates after defeating the team of Singapore during the quarter finals of the table tennis team World Championships.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irenius Stosik / DAPD

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