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The day in pictures - 22nd February, 2013

Mumbai, India

A Hindu devotee washes himself at a holy pond in Mumbai.

Water splashes over the head of a devoted man Credit: Reuters

Zhejiang, China

Snake were being milked for their venom at a snake farm in Zisiqiao village, Zhejiang Province. Residents of the village, also known as "Snake Town", raise over 3 millions snakes a year whose meat is sold to food manufacturers and their venom to pharmaceutical companies.

Venom is extracted from a snake in 'Snake Town' Credit: Reuters

Seoul, South Korea

People watch fireworks two days before "Jeongwol Daeboreum" (great full moon), which is a Korean traditional holiday that celebrates the first full moon of the lunar calendar.

The pop and fizzle of fireworks ahead of New Year in South Korea Credit: Reuters

County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Sheep breeder Patrick Donnelly inspects a lamb on his farm, near the town of Ballymena.

British and Irish sheep farmers fear for their future as an oversupply of lamb in recession-hit Europe drags farm-gate prices to three-year lows while production costs have soared.

A sheep is caught as it makes a break to live life on the lamb Credit: Reuters

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Christ the Redeemer statue is dwarfed by the surroundings as it looks out over the view of the Sugarloaf Mountain.

Dwarfed by the mountains the Christ the Redeemer statue Credit: Reuters

Aleppo, Syria

A boy stands in the middle of a hole in a Syrian opposition flag during a protest against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Bustan al-Qasr district of Aleppo. The Arabic writing on his headscarf reads, "There is no God but Allah, Mohammad is Allah's messenger".

A brief smile from a boy of the Syrian opposition Credit: Reuters

Tel Aviv, Israel

A student wearing make-up looks on during a parade ahead of the Jewish holiday of Purim outside the Bialik Rogozin school in south Tel Aviv. At Bialik Rogozin, children of migrant workers and refugees from 48 states are educated alongside native Israelis.

Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.

Celebrating in style in Israel Credit: Reuters

Athens, Greece

A woman stuck in her car is rescued from flood waters by a resident during heavy rain in Chalandri suburb north of Athens.

One woman died after massive rainfall caused flash floods in the Greek capital.

A local help man tries to help a woman caught in flooding in Athens Credit: Reuters