Friday 28 November 2014

The world in pictures

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An anti-government protester reacts following clashes with riot police in Independence Square in Kiev. At least 21 civilians were killed in fresh fighting in Kiev on Thursday, shattering an overnight truce declared by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, and a presidential statement said dozens of police were also dead or wounded. Reuters
An anti-government protester reacts following clashes with riot police in Independence Square in Kiev. At least 21 civilians were killed in fresh fighting in Kiev on Thursday, shattering an overnight truce declared by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, and a presidential statement said dozens of police were also dead or wounded. Reuters
Fans of Egypt's Al-Ahly, known as "Ultras", flee during clashes with riot police after their Africa Super Cup soccer match against Tunisia's CS Sfaxien at Cairo Stadium. Reuters
Fans of Egypt's Al-Ahly, known as "Ultras", clash with riot police after their Africa Super Cup soccer match against Tunisia's CS Sfaxien at Cairo Stadium. Al Ahly won. Reuters
New Zealand's Janina Kuzma reacts during the women's freestyle skiing halfpipe final at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor. Reuters
China's Li Zijun competes during the figure skating women's free skating program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Reuters
Russian punk band Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina (L) and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (2nd L) along with a masked member speak to journalists during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, in Adler. The band was supposed to hold a news conference at a hotel but were refused at the last minute. Reuters
Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks and her husband Charlie Brooks (L) arrive at the Old Bailey courthouse in London. Rebekah Brooks, the former boss of Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers, who is on trial for phone-hacking and other charges, was acquitted on Thursday of one charge of authorising an illegal payment for a picture of Prince William in a bikini. Reuters
South Korean Park Yang-gon (R), 53, and his North Korean brother Park Yang-su, who was abducted by North Korea, cry during their family reunion at the Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea. The six days of family reunions took place under the cloud of a UN report on human rights abuses in North Korea, which investigators have said were comparable to Nazi-era atrocities. A group of 100 South Koreans crossed the world's most heavily fortified border on Thursday morning, a frontier that separates two countries that remain at war after their conflict ended in an armistice rather than a peace treaty. Reuters
An honor guard commander shouts commands ahead of a welcome ceremony for Senegal's President Macky Sall at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Reuters
A model presents a creation from Blugirl Autumn/Winter 2014 collection during Milan Fashion Week. Reuters
French farmer Sylvain Fresneau makes a phone call as he stands in front of his farm at "La Vacherie" area in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, western France. Around two hundred people, farmers and inhabitants who refuse to leave, occupy houses or expropriated land in the zoned ZAD (Deferred Development Zone) in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, that is slated for the Grand Ouest Airport (AGO). Reuters
Guo, a farmer in his 50s, drives his self-made scale replica of a Lamborghini past a car on a street in Zhengzhou, Henan province. Guo spent 6 months and about 5,000 yuan (821 USD) to make the 2-metre-long, 1 metre-wide "Lamborghini" as a toy for his grandson. The replica, mainly made of scrapped metals and parts from electricity bicycles, bears five sets of batteries and can travel as far as 60 km (37 miles) when fully charged. Reuters

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