Thursday 18 December 2014

The World in Pictures

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A storm passes by as an amateur photographer captures gigantic waves crashing into Mornington Harbour in Melbourne, Australia. Temperatures dropped and strong winds of over 100mk/h hit this afternoon, bringing rain and hail across the state.  Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images
A storm passes by as an amateur photographer captures gigantic waves crashing into Mornington Harbour in Melbourne, Australia. Temperatures dropped and strong winds of over 100mk/h hit this afternoon, bringing rain and hail across the state. Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images
Jorge, an immigrant from Mexico, dressed as the Sesame Street character Elmo rests in Times Square. The New York street performers dress up as the characters, where they pose for photos with tourists and then demand tips. This has drawn the ire of city officials and the show's producers. USA-SESAME STREET/NEW YORK REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
The Metropolitan Opera House is pictured at Lincoln Center in New York. The Opera is in the midst of an ongoing labour dispute that may result in a lockout or a strike in coming days. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Sarah Barrow (R) and Tonia Couch of England compete in the Women's Synchronised 10m Platform final at the Commonwealth Games. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
People gather as a Pakistan Navy diver attached to a sling rope from a helicopter, holds the body of a man who had drowned after recovering it from Arabian Sea. At least 19 bodies of victims were recovered after they had drowned while celebrating Eid al-Fitr at two different beaches in Karachi on Wednesday. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
A Palestinian boy, who fled his family's house following Israeli offensive, sleeps as he takes refuge inside a classroom at a United Nations-run school in Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
The son of Ibrahim al-Haj, a Hezbollah commander who died during a mission in Iraq, wears a military outfit as he lies on his father's coffin during his funeral in Mashghara village in the Bekaa valley. REUTERS/Shawky Haj
A protester holds up a placard during a demonstration against Israel's military action in the Gaza strip, in Stockholm. REUTERS/Fredrik Persson/TT
An Israeli woman surveys the damage after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza landed in the southern town of Kiryat Gat. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola
Children play in a fountain during a hot and sunny summer day in Nice, southeastern France. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
A person is seen lying on the ground after an explosion in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan. Gas leaks in the sewage system in the city led to multiple explosions late Thursday night, resulted in two dead and more than one hundred injured, according to local media. REUTERS/Stringer
Atletico Madrid's newly signed French soccer player Antoine Griezmann takes a selfie during a media presentation at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid. REUTERS/Juan Medina

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