Hundreds watch the historical transit of Venus
Students and families gather at the American University of Sharjah to witness the transit of Venus across the face of the Sun
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Obama takes in grand Republic Day parade in show of solidarity between US and India
Barack Obama laid a wreath at Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial at Rajghat and planted a sapling in the complex.
Funeral for Saudi King Abdullah got under way in a cavernous mosque in the capital.
Contestants present a colourful spectacle as they take part in the national costume show