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September's best photos from around the world

Last updated on: October 1, 2010 12:11 IST

Image: A schoolboy uses a laptop provided to him under 'one laptop per child' project by a non-governmental organisation as a calf stands near in a primary state-run school on the eve of International Literacy Day at Khairat village, about 90 km (56 miles) of Mumbai on September 7
Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters


Image: Khagendra Thapa, who is expected to be the world's shortest man in October when he turns 18, looks at the legs of Miss Nepal beauty pageant winners during a news conference in Kathmandu on September 24, 2010. The Nepal Tourism Board has nominated Thapa and Miss Nepal beauty pageant winners as goodwill ambassadors to promote tourism in Nepal. Thapa will carry the message, 'Shortest man in the world from the highest mountain in the world invites you to visit Nepal'
Photographs: Gopal Chitrakar/Reuters

Guard for the guard

Image: A paramilitary trooper wearing a riot gear stands guard on a road in Ayodhya on the eve of the verdict by the special bench of the Allahabad high court. More than 200,000 police fanned out across India and temporary jails were set up as the government prepared for possible flare-out over one of the most divisive court cases in the nation's history
Photographs: Mukesh Gupta/Reuters

Fire in the hole

Image: US soldiers from 1-75 Cavalry mortars, a part of 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne, fire 120mm mortars at an enemy position in Kandahar province on September 4
Photographs: Oleg Popov/Reuters


Image: People walk along a flooded street as Typhoon Fanapi hits Kaohsiung City, southern Taiwan on September 19, 2010. Typhoon Fanapi, Taiwan's most severe storm so far in 2010, brought 162 kph (101 mph) maximum wind gusts that caused injuries by toppling scooters, breaking glass and blowing down signs
Photographs: Reuters

Baby in European Parliament

Image: Italy's Member of the European Parliament Licia Ronzulli takes part with her baby in a voting session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on September 22
Photographs: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

A new member at 10, Downing Street

Image: Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron kisses his new baby daughter, Florence Rose Endellion, as he stands with his wife Samantha outside Number 10 Downing Street in London on September 3
Photographs: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

The House of Dancing Water

Image: A performer takes part in a show 'The House of Dancing Water' at the City of Dreams resort in Macau on September 15, 2010. The 256 million dollar water-based show, created and directed by Franco Dragone, is inspired by the 'seven emotions' principle derived from classical Confucian beliefs in Chinese culture
Photographs: Tyrone Siu/Reuters


Image: Rescuers help a woman to move a safer place from flooded Ghaghar river after heavy rains in Punchkula in Haryana on September 8
Photographs: Ajay Verma/Reuters

Revisiting history

Image: South Korean Marine Corps' amphibious vehicles and the Navy's Landing Platform Helicopter (LPH) ship 'Dokdo' (behind) take part in a mock landing operation in the sea off Incheon, west of Seoul on September 15. The operation marked the 60th anniversary of the US-led United Nations troops' Incheon Landing Operations during the 1950-1953 Korean War
Photographs: Jo Yong-Hak/Reuters

Street styling

Image: A woman applies lipstick as she arrives at the Lincoln Centre to attend the New York Fashion Week on September 9
Photographs: Kena Betancur/Reuters

Ga ga on Gay

Image: Singer Lady Gaga speaks at a rally in Portland, Maine on September 20, urging members of the US Senate to repeal the military rule banning openly gay people from serving in the armed forces. The event was organised by the Servicemembers Legal Defence Network to pressure Republican US Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine to vote to allow a repeal of the policy
Photographs: Joel Page/Reuters

The big leap

Image: Orlando Duque and Eber Pava of Colombia, Gary Hunt of England, Hassan Mouti of France and Kent De Mond of the US dive from a 16 metre (53 feet) rock at Lana'i Lookout as some local hula girls look on in the lead up to the final round of the 2010 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Oahu, Hawaii, on September 8
Photographs: Romina Amato/Red Bull/Handout/Reuters

Pope tours England

Image: Pope Benedict XVI enters a building during his visit to Lambeth Palace in London on September 17, as part of his four-day tour to England and Scotland
Photographs: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters