Image: Hungarian pole dancing champion Komenda performs during the rehearsal of her unique show on a suspended pole in Budapest's Grand Circus

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Today in Pictures: June 17

A grandiose meeting between heads of state, a liquid petroleum explosion and more photos from around the globe.

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A religion student takes a nap in a class during the Islamic month of Ramadan, in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Mohammad Sajjad / AP
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Image: World Bank's report on Philippine employment and poverty

Filipino laborers rest during a break from work under a bridge in Paranaque city, south of Manila, Philippines. A World Bank study said that in the last decade, the Philippine economy has been growing at an average of 5.3 percent, while the working population and jobs have been growing at an average of 1.8 percent and 1.9 percent, respectively. 

Francis Malasig / EPA
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Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Serbian counterpart, Tomislav Nikolic, pass by Serbian army Honor Guards upon Xi's arrival to Belgrade. Xi arrived in Serbia on Friday for a visit meant to boost relations with the friendly nation and assert China's intention to increase its presence in the Balkans and Europe.

Serbian Presidential Press Service / AP
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Image: Delivery truck carrying LPG explodes

Filipino firemen try to extinguish burning Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) containers on a street in Baybay city, Leyte island, Philippines. A delivery truck carrying LPG tanks exploded while on its way to Maasin City, causing long lines of stranded motorists for hours. Nobody was hurt, according to local news.

Robert Dejon / EPA
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Image: Palestinians break through barrier for Ramadan prayer

Young Palestinian men climb through a barb wire enforced barrier fence near the West Bank city of Bethlehem, in an attempt to enter Jerusalem to attend the second Friday prayers in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at the al-Aqsa Mosque. Israeli authorities the week before only allowed access to Jerusalem for women and children and limited the age of men to those over 45.

Abed Al Hashlamoun / EPA
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Image: Hungarian pole dancing champion Komenda performs during the rehearsal of her unique show on a suspended pole in Budapest's Grand Circus

Hungarian pole dancing champion Zsofia Komenda performs during the rehearsal of her unique show on a suspended pole in Budapest's Grand Circus, Hungary.

Laszlo Balogh / Reuters
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Indian fishermen collect their gargour traps after repairing them during the sunset of the last day of fishing season at the Jumeirah fishing harbor in Dubai. Most of the fishermen will travel to their home countries before they come back in about 3 months to start the new fishing season.

Kamran Jebreili / AP
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Image: Ramadan on the frontline in rebel-held town of Jobar

Soldiers of the Free Syrian Army eat their iftar, the meal to break the fast during Ramadan, in the rebel-held neighborhood of Jobar, Damascus, Syria.

Mohammed Badra / EPA
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