Sunday 28 December 2014

The World in Pictures

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Pat Revell with the Queen's Baton in front of the main tank at The Deep Aquarium in Hull, England.  England is nation 69 of 70 nations and territories the Queen's Baton will visit. (Photo by David Cheskin/Glasgow 2014 Ltd via Getty Images)
Pat Revell with the Queen's Baton in front of the main tank at The Deep Aquarium in Hull, England. England is nation 69 of 70 nations and territories the Queen's Baton will visit. (Photo by David Cheskin/Glasgow 2014 Ltd via Getty Images)
Vehicles are driven along a road as heavy fog engulfs the city in Dalian, China. Dalian meteorological bureau has issued an orange alert for thick fog. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
Taxi drivers gather next to the Olympia Stadium to protest ride-sharing apps in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of taxi drivers arrived to demonstrate in a protest that coincided with similar protests in cities across Europe against new apps like Wundercar and Uber that the taxi drivers claim are undermining their livelihood and creating unfair competition. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Cyclists compete during stage 5 of the 2014 Tour de Singkarak from Ngalau Indah (Payakumbuh City) to Lake Singkarak (Solok) in Padang, Indonesia. (Photo by Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images)
Bubba Watson of the United States hits an approach shot during a practice round prior to the start of the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2 in Pinehurst, North Carolina. (Photo by Tyler Lecka/Getty Images)
A monkey cools off in a water tub in the premises of a Hindu temple on a hot summer afternoon in Jammu, India. Severe heat conditions are prevailing across northern India with temperatures soaring past 45 degrees Celsius (113 Fahrenheit) at several places. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
A performer makes her way to the stage at the start of a dress rehearsal of Giuseppe Verdi's opera "La Traviata" at the foothill of Masada, an ancient Jewish mountaintop fortress near the Dead Sea in southeast Israel. The opera will be performed during the fourth annual Israeli Opera Festival from June 12 until June 17. The festival is Israel's largest cultural production, with a cast of 700 performers and musicians, and 50 000 people are expected to visit the show, according to the Israeli tourism ministry. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
A Seleka fighter stands in a village close to the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
Protesters demonstrating against Yemen's fuel shortages shout slogans in Sanaa. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
An attendee takes a selfie with "Knack", the titular character from a Sony Playstation 4 game, at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles, California. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian
Olympic Gold Medallist Jenn Suhr celebrates clearing a height of 15 feet 6 inches and taking victory in a promotional Pole Vaulting event in Herald Square in Manhattan, New York. The event was held to draw attention to this weekend's annual Adidas Grand Prix track meet, being held on 14 June in New York. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
New Prince Felipe souvenirs on sale as future king of Spain at the 118 hundred years old Celada medal shop in Madrid, Spain. Prince Felipe of Spain will be crowned Felipe VI of Spain on the 19th of June after his father King Juan Carlos of Spain abdicated on June 2nd (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

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