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Icelandic horses play at a stud farm in Wehrheim near Frankfurt, Germany.
Some of the 48 dancers from Shanghai Ballet perform on the Magere Brug bridge ahead of The Greatest Swan Lake in the World show in Amsterdam.
An Afghan farmer holds a string of dried figs at a house in Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar Province.
Pope Francis meets a group of nuns during his weekly general audience in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican.
The moon is pictured over the Ayasofya-i Kebir Camii (also known as the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque) in Istanbul.
A worker arranges a sweetmeat locally known as “Khaja”, which are sold ahead of Hindu festival of Nag Panchami in India.
A woman dressed in a traditional costume takes part in a media event near Ulaan Baatar during Pope Francis’s visit to Mongolia.
A Kashmiri fisherman casts his net at sunset on the Dal Lake in Srinagar, in Indian-controlled Kashmir.
A blue supermoon in the White Mountain National Forest, US.
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