Friday 26 December 2014

The World in Pictures

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Mexican border residents and members of the Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR) march on a road towards a detention center for migrants at the border between the U.S and Mexico in El Paso, Texas. People marched for four days and 100 miles (161 km) from southern New Mexico to west Texas, to reject border militarization and the deportation of children
Mexican border residents and members of the Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR) march on a road towards a detention center for migrants at the border between the U.S and Mexico in El Paso, Texas. People marched for four days and 100 miles (161 km) from southern New Mexico to west Texas, to reject border militarization and the deportation of children
In this aerial image, rescuers search for the people still missing in the mud-covered residential area after the August 20 landslides in Hiroshima, western Japan
The exterior of Florida Polytechnic University's Innovation, Science and Technology building (IST) is pictured in Lakeland, Florida
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (R centre) and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping (L centre) attend a bilateral meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China
An athlete prepares during a training session at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, Jiangsu province
German Chancellor Angela Merkel embraces the statue of Saint James during her visit to the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela
A couple sits on the sand of Sydney's Manly Beach late at night as they watch blue bioluminescent waves. AMillions of tiny single-cell dynamos, called dinoflagellates, are causing the colored waves as result of warm ocean currents and favourable coastal winds, with the waves providing the agitation needed to trigger the luminescent glow
A villager carrying a child uses a makeshift bamboo bridge to cross a flooded area in the Jorhat district, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam. The latest heavy rains have caused landslides and floods in many parts of India and Nepal.
This photo released by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, claims to show the wreckage of an Israeli drone which Iran claims it shot down near an Iranian nuclear site.
Tibetan Buddhists and tourists gather to view a huge Thangka (not pictured), a religious silk embroidery or painting displaying a Buddha portrait, during the Shoton Festival at Zhaibung Monastery in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region,
A Palestinian man stands near the remains of a charitable organization building, which witnesses said was hit by an Israeli air strike, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip

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