IN PICS: News of the world Sept 2

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A rescue helicopter from Japan's Maritime Self Defence Force operates at sea during a major earthquake drill in Yokosuka. Some 600,000 people across Japan took part in the disaster drills to prepare for a major earthquake. Background is USS amphibious landing ship Essex (rear) taking part in the drill. (Getty Images)
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Office workers make their way through the city in central London, England. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has predicted that the UK economy will fall into recession during the second half of this year. (Getty Images)
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Historian John Chapman examines bones inside Banwell's Bone Caves as they open their doors to promote English Heritage's and the Civic Trust's 2008 Heritage Open Days in Banwell, England. The privately owned caves, in the grounds of a residential house, are only open to the public two days a year and have a collection of bones from Ice Age animals which were discovered in the 19th century when they were thought to be from animals drowned in Noah's flood. The caves are now a Site of Special Scientific Interest and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and will be open to the public later this month. (Getty Images)
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A WWII Spitfire is chased by an RAF Eurofighter Typhoon during an aerial display to launch the 2008 Royal Air Force Association Wings Appeal with a 'brew for the few' at RAF Coningsby on in Sleaford, England. WWII air force veterans and officials watched the display which launched RAFA Wings Appeal for 2008. The RAFA has no government support and money raised is used to provide welfare, advice and support to past and present RAF members. (Getty Images)
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Police fire tear gas over protestors in the streets outside the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Centre in St Paul, Minnesota. The GOP will nominate US Sen. John McCain as the Republican choice for US President on the last day of the convention. (Getty Images)
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Pro-government supporters use a sling against anti-government protesters during a demonstration outside Government House, in Bangkok, Thailand. Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej declared a state of emergency in Bangkok, hours after clashes in the streets. One person died and more than 30 were injured. (Getty Images)
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Ground Zero is seen in New York. Construction workers started building the frame of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum nearly seven years after the terrorist attacks destroyed the World Trade Centre. (Getty Images)
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A bakery employee prepares ‘kunafa’, a traditional Middle Eastern dessert, in Baghdad's Karrada district on September 1, 2008. Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki said that this year Iraqis will celebrate Ramadan as a victory over terrorism amid an overall drop in violence across the country. Iraqi Sunnis will observe the Muslim holy month of Ramadan from today, to be followed a day later by Shiites. (Getty Images)
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Muslim devotees offer "Tarawi", special evening prayers, at the start of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan at the Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta. (Getty Images)
Wed 03 Sep 2008 10:11 AM