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A visitor pays his respect to Australia´s Anzac soldiers as he pins a poppy to the Wall of Remembrance in front of the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship in Sydney on Mar 3, 2015. Red poppies were placed on the Wall of Remembrance for each of the 11,500 Australians and New Zealanders who died on the World War I Gallipoli campaign. - AFP/Saeed Khan
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Visitors pay their respects to Australia's Anzac soldiers, cats rule the remote island in southern Japan and other pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures.
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A visitor pays his respect to Australia´s Anzac soldiers as he pins a poppy to the Wall of Remembrance in front of the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship in Sydney on Mar 3, 2015. Red poppies were placed on the Wall of Remembrance for each of the 11,500 Australians and New Zealanders who died on the World War I Gallipoli campaign. - AFP/Saeed Khan
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Visitors pay their respects to Australia's Anzac soldiers, cats rule the remote island in southern Japan and other pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures.

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Hwa Chong institution students receive their A level results in their school hall on Monday, 2 Mar 2015. About 91.4 per cent of the 14,185 students who took last year´s GCE A-level examination scored at least three H2 passes, with a pass in General Paper or Knowledge and Inquiry. - The Straits Times/Seah Kwang Peng
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GCE A- level results out with 91.4 per cent scoring at least three H2 passes, Duke of Cambridge's first visit in Beijing, and other pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures.
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Acrobatic pilots perform during the Australian International Airshow at the Avalon Airfield near Lara southwest of Melbourne on Feb 27, 2015. Some 180,000 patrons were expected through the gates over three public days of the event. - AFP/Paul Crock
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First public day of the Australian International Airshow, more than 200 people killed in a series of avalanches around Afghanistan and other pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures.

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Onlookers gather on Queen Elizabeth bridge to look at a public transport bus that drove over the side of the bridge in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Feb 25, 2015. No fatal injuries were reported and the bus driver sustained minor injuries. - AFP/Mujahid Safodien
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A bus that drove over the side of the bridge in Johannesburgsuicide bomber with an explosives-laden car in Kabul and other pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures.

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Pro-democracy lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung throws an object at Hong Kong´s Financial Secretary John Tsang (not pictured) to demand a universal retirement protection scheme during the annual budget report at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong Feb 25, 2015. Hong Kong announced measures totalling HK$290 million (S$50.8 million) on Wednesday to help businesses hit by more than two months of pro-democracy protests as the government seeks to rebuild confidence in the Asia financial centre. - Reuters/Tyrone Siu
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Hong Kong to spend S$50.8 million to boost businesses, train crashed into a truck in California and other pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures.
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Pro-democracy lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung throws an object at Hong Kong´s Financial Secretary John Tsang (not pictured) to demand a universal retirement protection scheme during the annual budget report at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong Feb 25, 2015. Hong Kong announced measures totalling HK$290 million ($37 million) today to help businesses hit by more than two months of pro-democracy protests. - Reuters/Tyrone Siu
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Hong Kong to spend S$50.8 million to boost businesses, train crashed into a truck in California and other pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures.
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Acrobatic pilots perform at the Australian International Airshow at the Avalon Airfield in the city of Lara, southwest of Melbourne on Feb 24, 2015. Some 180,000 patrons were expected through the gates over the duration of the event. - AFP/Paul Crock
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Australian International Airshow at the Avalon Airfield in Melbourne and an explosion near the Bakara open-air market in Somalia's capital Mogadishu. These and more, in Today In Pictures.

 

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Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, winner for the Best Picture award for "Birdman" poses in the press room during the 87th Oscars in Hollywood, California. - AFP/Frederic J. Brown
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Highlights from the 87th annual Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood  and "flying lion dance' to celebrate the Chinese New Year at Trafalgar Square in London. These and more, in Today In Pictures.

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When Mr Pang Wei Ling (centre) first started his household decorations 13 years ago, they consisted of simple items like wall hangings and paper couplets. Today, the humble project has tripled in cost to about $300 and expanded into a massive array of ornaments and displays, stretching about 30 metres from the Pang´s family door to the lift landing. Mr Pang, who spent about 20 hours putting up the decorations in a spread of two days, said that he believes the decorations have helped to strengthen relations between themselves and their Malay and Filipino neighbours that do not celebrate Chinese New Year, by spreading the festive moods closer to their doors as well. - The Straits Times/Desmond Lim
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Chinese around the world prepare to welcome the Year of the Ram, Niagara Falls freezes over. These and more in Today In Pictures. TTL wishes all Chinese viewers Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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Pakistani security officials inspect the scene of a suicide bomb vest at the scene of a suicide bombing that targeted a Police accomodation in Lahore, Pakistan, Feb 17, 2015. At least 4 persons were killed and several injured in the incident. The attack in Lahore city was rare in the central province of Punjab, which has remained the least affected by years of violence in Pakistan. - EPA/Rahat Dar
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Another suicide bomber in Lahore kills four; Copenhagen mourns shooting victims, winter storms continue to hit Canada. These and more in Today In Pictures. 

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Men in fancy costumes chat during the Carnival of Cadiz, one of the best-known carnivals in Spain, Feb 15, 2015. The whole city participates in the carnival for more than two weeks each year which will run until Feb 22 this year. - Reuters/Marcelo del Pozo
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Carnival atmosphere in Spain, the Chinese make their way home to celebrate Chinese New Year with their families. These and more in Today In Pictures.

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Crowds watch as Indian fire force personnel attempt to retrieve the bodies of victims from the Bangalore-Ernakulam train which derailed after a boulder fell on the track in Bidaragere, about 50 kms from Bangalore on Feb 13, 2015. At least five passengers were killed and more than 60 injured, according to local Press Trust of India (PTI) when the Bangalore-Ernakulam Inter City Express derailed. - AFP/Manjunath Kiran
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Train derailment in India, Opera Ball in Vienna and other pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel walks with Ukraininan President Petro Poroshenko as he looks back, followed by Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin (L-R) after a meeting in Minsk, Feb 11, 2015. The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine were due to attend a peace summit on Wednesday, but Ukraine´s pro-Moscow separatists diminished the chance of a deal by launching some of the war´s worst fighting in an assault on a government garrison. - Reuters/Grigory Dukor
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World Leaders Meet in Belarus to Negotiate Cease-Fire in Ukraine, parents of man killed in the Chapel Hill shootings mourn his death. These and more in Today In Pictures. 

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Family members of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim´s hold placards during a press conference about the ´March To Freedom´ campaign in Segambut, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 11 Feb 2015. Yesterday, a Federal Court dismissed Anwar´s appeal against the conviction and five-year jail sentence on charges of sodomizing his former male personal aide, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan on 26 June 2008. - EPA/Fazry Ismail
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Family members of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim speak up, preparation for the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro begins. All this and more in Today In Pictures.

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Supporters of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim stand with police outside court in Putrajaya Feb 10, 2015. Malaysia´s highest court rejected on Tuesday an appeal by Ibrahim against a 2014 sodomy conviction and upheld a five-year prison term that will likely end a political career marked by controversy. - Reuters/Olivia Harris
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Judgement day for Anwar Ibrahim, suicide car bomb attack in Kunduz, a feeding session ahead of Valentine's Day, and other pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures

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A driver pushes his Baja vehicle through flood waters outside the Presidential Palace, after heavy seasonal rains flooded parts of Jakarta Feb 9, 2015. - Reuters/Darren Whiteside
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Flood in parts of Jakarta, fire at a residential block in eastern Ukraine, and other pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures.

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Patriarch Filaret, the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, is surrounded by members of the Ukranian parliament as he speaks to the media about his desire for the Americans to arm Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists in the US Capitol in Washington, USA on 5 Feb 2015. - EPA/Jim Lo Scalzo
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Patriarch Filaret, head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church wants the Americans to arm Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists and the search for missing passengers continues in Taipei. These and more, in Today In Pictures.

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Rescuers lift part of the wreckage of TransAsia Airways plane Flight GE235 after it crash landed into a river, in New Taipei City, Feb 5, 2015. Taiwanese rescue officials refused to give up hope of finding 12 people still missing, more than 24 hours after the crash which killed at least 31. - Reuters
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The search continues for the missing 12 from the plane crash in Taipei and a total of 2.807 billion trips expected in the coming 40 days of the duration of the Spring Festival in China. These and more, in Today In Pictures.

 

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Search and rescue team members operate on a TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashed into the Keelung River in Taipei, Taiwan, 04 Feb 2015, shortly after taking-off from the Taipei Songshan Airport for Kinmen Island. Of the 58 people on board the ATR 72 plane, at least 8 were killed, 16 injured and the rest trapped inside the plane. - EPA/David Chang
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A TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashed into the Keelung River in Taipei and video footage of ISIS captive, Jordanian pilot being burnt alive released. These and more, in Today In Pictures.

We feature the work of independent Singaporean photographers regularly in our Spotlight section. 

This month, we feature Rebecca Toh, Singapore-based photographer who is hugely influenced by the way films look and feel.


If you have someone whom you would like to recommend for Spotlight, email us at stlens@sph.com.sg.

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