Friday 28 November 2014

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A special forces police officer fires rubber bullets as a protester raises his hand during a demonstration at the front of Cairo University. One person was killed near Egypt's Cairo University on Wednesday when protesters supporting ousted President Mohamed Mursi clashed with security forces, a health ministry official told Reuters. The protesters were demonstrating against a court ruling earlier this week condemning more than 500 alleged Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death. Reuters
A special forces police officer fires rubber bullets as a protester raises his hand during a demonstration at the front of Cairo University. One person was killed near Egypt's Cairo University on Wednesday when protesters supporting ousted President Mohamed Mursi clashed with security forces, a health ministry official told Reuters. The protesters were demonstrating against a court ruling earlier this week condemning more than 500 alleged Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death. Reuters
This long exposure photograph courtesy of NASA shows the flight path of the Soyuz TMA-12M rocket as it launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The rocket is carrying Expedition 39 Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, Flight Engineer Steven Swanson of NASA, and Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos to the International Space Station. Reuters
A line of rescue workers arrives to look for victims in the mudslide near Oso, Washington as efforts continued to locate victims. The death toll from a massive landslide in Washington state stood at 24 on Wednesday, but the mud-stricken community braced for a higher body count as search teams combed through debris looking for scores of people still missing four days after the disaster. Reuters
Crimea's Chief Prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya pauses during a news conference in Simferopol. According to local media, Poklonskaya, who resembles an anime character, has become a popular topic among Japanese internet users. Picture taken March 19. Reuters
An eagle owl fluffs out its feathers as it sits on one foot on a branch in its enclosure at the Grugapark in Essen. Reuters
German Chancellor Angela Merkel wears 3D glasses during a visit by teenage female students on national 'Girls Day', at the Chancellery in Berlin. Reuters
France's Daria Popova (R) falls as her partner Bruno Massot looks on during the pairs short program at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama, north of Tokyo. Reuters
A family member of one of the deceased 46 navy sailors on the sunken naval ship Cheonan touches her son's portrait while crying after an event marking the fourth anniversary of the incident at the National Cemetery of South Korea in Daejeon. South Korean naval corvette Cheonan, which was believed to be torpedoed by North Korea, killing 46 sailors, sank on March 26, 2010 off the south Baengnyeong Island, near the disputed sea border with the north. North Korea fired missiles into the sea on Wednesday just as U.S. President Barack Obama brought together the leaders of South Korea and Japan to discuss how to deal with Pyongyang and to thaw chilly ties between Washington's two key Asian allies. Reuters
A F-16 jet fighter prepares to land during the International Air and Space Fair (FIDAE) at the international airport of Santiago. Reuters
US first lady Michelle Obama and her mother Marian Robinson feed apple to giant pandas as daughter Malia looks on during their visit at Giant Panda Research Base in Chengdu, Sichuan province. Reuters
Palestinian children climb on rubble left after their house was demolished in East Jerusalem's A-Tur neighbourhood. An Interior ministry spokesperson on Wednesday said that the house was built illegally on land intended to remain an open area, and was demolished in accordance with the law. Reuters
A model runs backstage before the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (BIFT) and Shih Chien University Emerging Design Collection during China Fashion Week in Beijing. Reuters

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