Tuesday 27 January 2015

The World in Pictures

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A supporter of Tahir ul-Qadri, Sufi cleric and leader of political party Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), listens to his speech with others during the "Revolution March" in front of the Parliament House building in Islamabad. Pakistan's army stepped into a political struggle between the country's embattled prime minister and the opposition on Thursday, signalling a possible end to a crisis that has destabilised the coup-prone nation.
A supporter of Tahir ul-Qadri, Sufi cleric and leader of political party Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), listens to his speech with others during the "Revolution March" in front of the Parliament House building in Islamabad. Pakistan's army stepped into a political struggle between the country's embattled prime minister and the opposition on Thursday, signalling a possible end to a crisis that has destabilised the coup-prone nation.
Pro-Russian separatists walk towards destroyed war memorial at Savur-Mohyla, a hill east of the city of Donetsk. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday that Russian forces had entered his country and the military conflict was worsening after Russian-backed separatists swept into a key town in the east.
Purity Kirui of Kenya (R) clears a water obstacle in the women's 3000 metres steeplechase during the Weltklasse Diamond League meeting at the Letzigrund stadium in Zurich.
A woman who fled violence in the Iraqi town of Jalawla cries at Ali Awa refugee camp, near Khanaqin city.
A woman holding onto a banner and a flower reacts to the heat as she takes part in an anti-deportation protest in front of the White House in Washington. The protest, organized by CASA, a non profit organization assisting immigrants, called on President Obama to stop deporting undocumented workers, parents and children.
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohd Al Maktoum of the United Arab Emirates riding Yamamah competes on the beach in Dragey near Le Mont Saint Michel, during the endurance competition at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, western France.
People run to take shelter during a heavy monsoon shower in New Delhi. India's monsoon rainfall was 22 percent below average in the week to Aug. 27, the weather office said.
A gopher tortoise moves through freshly sprouted vegetation in this undated handout photo courtesy of Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWC). Wildlife authorities in Florida caught a man who killed and ate 15 gopher tortoises and planned to slaughter 11 more of the threatened reptiles.
Italian actress Cristina Capotondi attends the red carpet for the movie "La Rancon de la gloire" (The Price of Fame) at the 71st Venice Film Festival.
The Tungurahua volcano blows steam and ash, seen from Guadalupe, Ecuador. The volcano entered an eruptive phase in 1999 and continues to this day.
Performers dance during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, Jiangsu province.
Conde de la Maza fighting bulls run after revelers during the running of the bulls at the Sanse festival, in San Sebastian de los Reyes, Spain. The event held annually, runs over seven days.

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