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Day in pictures: 23 January 2015  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:37:17 GMT
Images from around the world: 23 January 
Picture power: Tear gas at Kenyan primary school  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 02:08:54 GMT
Story behind the Kenyan protest photo 
The woman who swapped home for a hut near Chechnya  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:04:06 GMT
The German woman who swapped home for a mountain cave 
Still thirsty after Malawi's flood  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:05:20 GMT
Water everywhere in Malawi and not a drop to drink 
Auschwitz anniversary: The survivor who brought the Holocaust to life  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:10:25 GMT
How a young survivor's drawings helped bring the Holocaust to life 
Building the world's tallest minaret  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:08:47 GMT
Why Algeria is building the world's tallest minaret 
Demis Roussos: A colourful career  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:21:39 GMT
Some surprising career moments of the late Demis Roussos 
#FreeSpeechStories: Why was one death singled out in Egypt?  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:38:51 GMT
Why one protester's death went big on social media 
Syriza's Tsipras faces great expectations  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:20:13 GMT
After the promises, new leader Tsipras faces big challenges 
VIDEO: Lip-synching goes viral: the rise of Dubsmash  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:21:39 GMT
Why lip-syncing app Dubsmash went viral 
RK Laxman: Cartoonist behind India's 'Common Man'  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:44:37 GMT
The man behind India's iconic cartoon 
How to build world's tallest lift  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:01:21 GMT
The challenges in building the world's tallest lift