Saturday 29 November 2014

The world in pictures

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Racegoers watch on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival horse racing meet in Gloucestershire, England. The four-day festival is a highlight of the annual jump racing calendar. Reuters
Racegoers watch on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival horse racing meet in Gloucestershire, England. The four-day festival is a highlight of the annual jump racing calendar. Reuters
Sam Twiston-Davies on The New One jumps the final fence of the Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy at the Cheltenham Festival. Reuters
A passenger jet flies past the setting sun in Shanghai. China has deployed 10 satellites to help in the massive air and sea search for a missing Malaysian airliner, the People's Liberation Army Daily said on Tuesday. Reuters
A woman pushes a pram along the embankment in the Black Sea resort town of Alushta. Ukraine's Crimean peninsular evokes in many Russians and citizens of the former Soviet Union memories of summer holidays in the resorts and sanatoriums along its subtropical Black Sea coast. Crimea is also the place from where Christianity spread throughout what was then called Kievan Rus', a federation of Slavic tribes that later became Russia. Reuters
Models Alessandra Ambrosio (L) and Behati Prinsloo pose during a media call to celebrate Victoria's Secret 2014 swim collection at The London in West Hollywood, California. Reuters
Anti-government protesters cover from teargas during a protest at Altamira square in Caracas as violent protests in Venezuela alienate moderates in the opposition and show no signs of toppling President Nicolas Maduro, the socialist leader's call for talks is deepening divisions between his rivals. The country's worst civil unrest in a decade has killed at least 20 people, including supporters of both sides and members of the security forces, since early last month. Reuters
A boxer and his trainer practice before sunrise on Sydney's Bondi Beach. Australia's most famous beach is the venue for several outdoor bootcamp-style classes throughout the year, many beginning in the early hours of the morning. Reuters
Employees work inside a limestone powder factory in an industrial area in Mumbai. India's industrial output was seen falling 0.6 percent in January, according to the poll's consensus forecast, due to weak consumer demand and investment. The government will release the data on Wednesday. Reuters
People pray for victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami as Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is seen in the background at Namie town, Fukushima prefecture. Tuesday marks the third year anniversary of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami that killed thousands and set off a nuclear crisis. Reuters
Civilians walk past rubble and damaged buildings in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus. Reuters
A view of the Turano slum in Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro is one of the host cities for the 2014 soccer World Cup in Brazil. Reuters
Austria's Thomas Grochar skis in the Slalom leg of the Men's Standing Super Combined event at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center. Reuters
A man walks at the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai. Beijing announced sweeping reforms late last year as it tries to shift the economy away from a reliance on the investment and exports that have fuelled double-digit expansion for three decades in favour of consumption and services, which it hopes will generate more sustainable long-term growth. Reuters

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