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In pics

The week in photos: Centre stage

The week’s most stunning images.

THIS IS THE week that as, in photos…

The week in photos: Centre stage
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  • Exit stage left

    A South African rodeo cowboy is thrown from a bull as he is riding in Malmesbury on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)
  • The judging panel

    Patrons watch the action during the National Ploughing Championships at New Ross, Co Wexford. (Niall Carson/PA Wire)
  • The national stage

    A huge 'flower basket' is seen at Tiananmen Square to mark the upcoming National Day (on Monday, 1 October) in Beijing, China. (ChinaFotoPress/PA)
  • Ready for the close-up

    A Thai vendor arranges buttons at her stall while waiting for customers in Bangkok. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
  • Roll up, roll up

    The Bavarian "Oktoberfest" beer festival in Munich, southern Germany. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
  • Catwalk central

    Inmates wear shoes they made from recycled materials during the fashion segment of an event celebrating the first days of spring at a prison for women in Lima, Peru. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
  • Altar stage

    A large crowd attends a Mass at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, in Newark, New Jersey to mark the 25th anniversary of their bishop John Myers' episcopal consecration. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
  • Mask-erade

    A masked artist prepares to perform a traditional dance on the first day of the week-long Indra Jatra festival in Katmandu, Nepal. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
  • Central power

    Taoiseach Enda Kenny appears to have electricity bolts shooting from his head at the new Eirgrid East-West Interconnector at Batterstown, Co Meath. (Julien Behal/PA Wire)
  • Spotlight

    Graffiti on one of the city walls calls on people to stop random firing of weapons, in Benghazi, Libya. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)
  • Centre of the whorl

    People walk inside the Miracoco Luminarium, an inflatable sculpture by British artist Alan Parkinson of Architects of Light, at Evergreen Garden during 'UK Now', in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/PA)
  • Central reservation

    Indian workers sit on a pile of cloth material being transported at Jetpur near Rajkot, about 300kms southwest of Ahmadabad, India. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
  • Is it a bird(man)?

    A participant dressed in a bird costume takes flight during the 2012 Taiwan Birdman competition in New Taipei City, Taiwan. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)
  • Light show

    The Gateshead Millennium Bridge in Newcastle, England opening to let a ship pass underneath. (Steve Drew/PA Wire)

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