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Around the world in 7 images: photos of the day

Today’s images from around the world feature the celebration of Shiva’s night festival in India, radio programming in Afghanistan, baby pandas in Canada and more.

Hindu women collect water from the Pushkar lake to pour on idols of Lord Shiva, on occasion of Mahashivratri festival in Pushkar, India, Monday, March 7, 2016. Hindus across the world are celebrating Mahashivratri, or Shiva's night festival believed to be the day when Shiva got married.
Image by AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh

Hindu women collect water from the Pushkar lake to pour on idols of Lord Shiva, on occasion of Mahashivratri festival in Pushkar, India, Monday. Hindus across the world are celebrating Mahashivratri, or Shiva’s night festival believed to be the day when Shiva got married.

In this Friday, March 4, 2016 photo, broadcasters of Radio Shaesta prepare themselves to go on-air, in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Radio Shaesta -- Pashto for “beauty” -- had sought to educate women about their rights and address taboo subjects like reproductive health and domestic violence.
Image by AP Photo/Najim Rahim

Broadcasters of Radio Shaesta prepare themselves to go on-air, in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Radio Shaesta — Pashto for “beauty” — had sought to educate women about their rights and address taboo subjects like reproductive health and domestic violence.

Canadian Prime Minister posted a photo of himself on social media with two baby pandas at a naming ceremony at the Toronto Zoo. The pandas are named Jia Panpan et Jia Yueyue, which mean “Canadian Hope” and “Canadian Joy".
Image by Justin Trudeau Facebook

Canadian Prime Minister posted a photo of himself on social media with two baby pandas from the Toronto Zoo at their naming ceremony. The pandas are named Jia Panpan et Jia Yueyue, which mean “Canadian Hope” and “Canadian Joy”.

This photo taken Monday, March 7, 2016, shows the grave of "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee in Monroeville, Ala. A county probate just has sealed Lee's will from public view, agreeing to a request from her personal representative that cited the author's desire for privacy before she died.
Image by AP Photo/Kim Chandler

This photo shows the grave of “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee in Monroeville, Alabama. A county probate just has sealed Lee’s will from public view, agreeing to a request from her personal representative that cited the author’s desire for privacy before she died.

The sunrise over Bingham, Nottinghamshire, as signs of spring will start to show at the end of this week with climbing temperatures across the UK. The Met Office said there will be more sun and increasingly mild conditions nationwide, with levels rising from Thursday as a tropical maritime air travels up.
Image by Neil Squires/PA Wire

The sunrise over Bingham, Nottinghamshire, as signs of spring will start to show at the end of this week with climbing temperatures across the UK. The Met Office said there will be more sun and increasingly mild conditions nationwide, with levels rising from Thursday as a tropical maritime air travels up.

Aquarist, Ruth Chamberlain looks at Mauve Stinger jellyfish at Sea Life London Aquarium, in central London, as they are the first of the toxic jellyfish to go on display in the UK. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday March 7 2016. Measuring around 5cm across, the fish, usually found in the Mediterranean Sea are widely known for their searing sting and can be clearly identified by their purple colouring
Image by Stefan Rousseau/PA

Aquarist, Ruth Chamberlain looks at Mauve Stinger jellyfish at Sea Life London Aquarium, in central London, as they are the first of the toxic jellyfish to go on display in the UK. Measuring around 5cm across, the fish, usually found in the Mediterranean Sea are widely known for their searing sting and can be clearly identified by their purple colouring.

A lorry of dinosaurs is unloaded at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park near Ashford, Kent, as the final shipment arrives from Germany to be placed in the park as a permanent display featuring 103 anatomically correct replica dinosaurs opening this Easter. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday March 7, 2016.
Image by Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

A lorry of dinosaurs is unloaded at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park near Ashford, Kent, as the final shipment arrives from Germany to be placed in the park as a permanent display featuring 103 anatomically correct replica dinosaurs opening this Easter.