Sunday 2 August 2015

The world in pictures

Published 08/01/2014 | 13:54

A woman carries her daughter in a nearby field as Mount Sinabung spews pyroclastic smoke into the air in Karo District, North Sumatra, Indonesia
A woman carries her daughter in a nearby field as Mount Sinabung spews pyroclastic smoke into the air in Karo District, North Sumatra, Indonesia
Germany's Marc Jimenez-Weese competes during the finals for mens moguls at the 2014 FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup at Deer Valley, Park City, Utah
Ice flows fill the Hudson River as the New Jersey waterfront is seen during sunset
Stunt expert Leigh-Anne Vizer is held by a 4.5 metre King Kong hand 300 metres above the city of Melbourne during a 'King Kong' production photo call at Eureka Skydeck on May 21, 2013 in Melbourne. The King Kong show is set to open in June in Melbourne
Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman is surrounded by journalists as he arrives at the Beijing International Airport on his journey to Pyongyang in North Korea. Irish radio presenter Matt Cooper can be seen in the background. The Today FM presenter is accompanying Rodman to the North Korean capital in a personal capacity.
Bulgarian men dance in the icy waters of the Tundzha river during a celebration for Epiphany Day in the town of Kalofer
Large waves crash over the promenade at high tide in Aberystwyth, Wales
A villager carries a basket of tomatoes during a harvest in ash-covered fields following a further eruption of Mount Sinabung in Indonesia
Ronan Chabot and Gilles Pillot of France for Smg-Red Bull Rally Team competes on day two of the Dakar Rally
White whales and their trainers during a show at Harbin Pole Aquarium in China
AC Milan's Kaka shows a jersey celebrating his 100th goal for the club after reaching the milestone against Atalanta
The Chicago skyline is seen beyond the arctic sea smoke rising off Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois
Members of the Australian cricket team wave to passengers sailing past on ferries during a public ceremony in honour of their Ashes victory at the Sydney Opera
Three Minke whales are pictured on the deck of the Japanese whaling vessel Nisshin Maru inside what Sea Shepherd Australia says is an internationally recognised whale sanctuary
A riot police officer fires a tear gas canister during a demonstration for the media at the Royal Thai Police Sport Club in Bangkok. Police organised the media demonstration to showcase teargas and rubber bullets, the only type of weaponry authorities say is being used for crowd-control situations
A miniature sculpture made by Chinese artist Li Qici, which imitates Chinese painter Xu Beihong's painting of eight running horses, is displayed on his finger, to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year

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