TOP SHOTS: A woman shows a hand painting at the booth of the United Arab Emirates at the 49th Berlin International Tourism Fair in Berlin. About 10 096 exhibitors from 186 countries are attending the fair in the German capital. (Tobias Schwarz, AFP)
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