Wednesday 28 January 2015

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A copy of a New York Times Magazine with a photo of movie actor Philip Seymour Hoffman on the cover is pictured as part of a makeshift memorial in front of his apartment building in New York February 3, 2014. An autopsy will be conducted on Monday on acclaimed stage and film actor Hoffman, who was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on February 2 of an apparent drug overdose, an official said. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT OBITUARY)
A copy of a New York Times Magazine with a photo of movie actor Philip Seymour Hoffman on the cover is pictured as part of a makeshift memorial in front of his apartment building in New York. An autopsy will be conducted today on acclaimed stage and film actor Hoffman, who was found dead in his Manhattan apartment yesterday of an apparent drug overdose, an official said. Reuters/Carlo Allegri
Ice-covered electric power pillar is seen in Postojna, Slovenia today. A quarter of households in Slovenia were left without electricity today after a weekend of blizzards and very low temperatures wreaked havoc on power lines and roads, the national STA news agency reported. Reuters/Srdjan Zivulovic
Guatemala's President Otto Perez holds up the soccer World Cup trophy during its reception in Guatemala City today. The trophy will be on display in Guatemala for two days as part of its world exhibition tour in 90 countries before the start of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, according to the organizers. Reuters/Jorge Dan Lopez
A man rides a bicycle past a damaged building in Daraya, near Damascus in Syria. Reuters/Omar Abu Bakr
Believers dressed as "devils" dance in front of San Blas' (Saint Blaise) statue at a procession in Almonacid del Marquesado, in central Spain, during the "Endiablada" traditional festival today. In the "Endiablada", an undated traditional festival in honour of San Blas, believers are dressed in colourful costumes, wear a mitre with lead cowbells tied to their waists that ring as they wander around the village and in front of the saint's statue during its procession. Reuters/Sergio Perez
Believer Benito Martinez, centre, dressed as a "devil" wearing a mask, walks around in Almonacid del Marquesado, in central Spain, during the "Endiablada" traditional festival today. In the "Endiablada", an undated traditional festival in honour of San Blas (Saint Blaise), believers are dressed in colourful costumes, wear a mitre with lead cowbells tied to their waists that ring as they wander around the village and in front of the saint's statue during its procession. Reuters/Sergio Perez
A Catholic woman prays during a mass at the Basilica of Suyapa in Tegucigalpa in Honduras. Hundreds of Catholics commemorated the 267th anniversary of the discovery of the Virgin of Suyapa, the patron saint of Honduras, according to local media. Reuters/Jorge Cabrera
Iraqi Sunni Muslim tribesmen take their positions with their weapons during clashes with the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in the city of Ramadi, 100 km west of Baghdad. Iraqi troops and allied tribesmen killed 57 Islamist militants in Anbar province today, the Defence Ministry said, in advance of a possible assault on the Sunni rebel-held city of Falluja. There was no independent verification of the toll among the militants, said to be members of the ISIL, a jihadi group also fighting in Syria. ISIL militants and other Sunni groups angered by the Shi'ite-led government overran Falluja and parts of the nearby city of Ramadi in the western province of Anbar on Jan. 1. Picture taken February 2, 2014. Reuters/Stringer
Muslims pray for rain in drought-hit Jordan, in Amman today. The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs called on Jordanians to gather today to hold Salat Al Istisqa, special prayers for rain, across the kingdom, the Jordan News Agency reported. Reuters/Muhammad Hamed

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