Sunday 1 February 2015

The World in Pictures

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A general view of Rafael Nadal of Spain in action against Gilles Simon of France during day four of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia tennis 2014 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
A general view of Rafael Nadal of Spain in action against Gilles Simon of France during day four of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia tennis 2014 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
General Fang Fenghui (centre on R), chief of the general staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), tours the bridge of the USS Coronado with its Commander Shawn Johnston, in San Diego, California. Fang toured the USS Coronado, the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, and visited the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot. Picture REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse L. Gonzalez/Handout via Reuters
A young member of the choir of "Sinfonia por el Peru" vomits before performing with Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Florez at Lima's National Theatre. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil
A security guard stands near a damaged Chinese owned shoe factory in Vietnam's southern Binh Duong province. REUTERS/Thanh Tung Truong
International Space Station (ISS) crew member Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata is helped by ground search and rescue personnel after landing south-east of the town of Dzhezkazgan in central Kazakhstan. REUTERS/Dmitry Lovetsky/Pool
The peloton climbs the foothills of Mount Hamilton during stage three of the the 2014 Amgen Tour of California from San Jose to Mount Diablo in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Cards, patches and mementos of those killed at Ground Zero are are viewed during a preview of the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York City. The long awaited museum will open to the public on May 21 following a six-day dedication period for 9/11 families, survivors, first responders, workers, and local city residents. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Landing Signal Officers look as F/A-18 Super Hornet conducts a touch and go landing during the Field Carrier Landing Practice of the Carrier Air Wing 5 of U.S. Naval Air Facility Atsugi in Iwojima, Tokyo, Japan. The Iwo Jima Island is the setting of World War II Battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Japan in 1945. Civilian access to the island is restricted to memorial attendees, workers for the naval air base, and meteorological agency officials. (Photo by Ken Ishii/Getty Images)
Local residents scavenge parts from a burnt Ukrainian military vehicle in Dmytrivka, near Kramatorsk, Ukraine. Pro-Russian militants ambushed Ukrainian troops at the site the day before, killing seven and wounding another eight in the most deady attack yet on Ukrainian forces.
Buddhist monks walk at Borobudur temple during celebrations for Vesak Day in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. Vesak is observed during the full moon in May or June with the ceremony centered around three Buddhist temples, pilgrims walk from Mendut to Pawon, ending at Borobudur. The holy day celebrates the birth, the enlightenment to nirvana, and the passing of Gautama Buddha's, the founder of Buddhism. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
Student Frank Schreiber brushes the teeth of a mannequin named Frau Schmidt, used as a model patient during an elderly care training program at the Edith Stein Catholic vocational training center in Berlin, Germany. The supply of caregivers for the elderly in Germany has not met the demand, as an aging population finds itself in need of qualified nurses. According to one study, estimates hold that there will be a shortage of up to 152,000 caregivers by the year 2025. Due to low fertility rates and increased longevity, the elderly population of the country is predicted to increase from 7% of the total population in the previous century to over 10% by the year 2020. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)
Patients are seen inside a hospital in Alamada, Mindanao, Philippines. At least nine people have died and more than 600 were hospitalized due to epidemic that has hit far-flung villages. Cholera is an acute intestinal infection that causes severe vomiting and diarrhea, which can lead to serious dehydration and prove fatal if not properly treated. (Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images)

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