Saturday 20 December 2014

The World In Pictures

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A Palestinian man walks inside a crater made by an Israeli airstrike as others watch in Gaza City. The Israeli military said it carried out airstrikes on in Gaza overnight, in retaliation to several rockets fired by Gaza militants at Israel. The army said it targeted sites from where rockets had been launched and a weapons storage facility. Picture credit: AP Photo/Hatem Moussa
A Palestinian man walks inside a crater made by an Israeli airstrike as others watch in Gaza City. The Israeli military said it carried out airstrikes on in Gaza overnight, in retaliation to several rockets fired by Gaza militants at Israel. The army said it targeted sites from where rockets had been launched and a weapons storage facility. Picture credit: AP Photo/Hatem Moussa
An aerial view shows a flooded area near the Black Sea resort of Albena, in northeastern Bulgaria. Torrential rains and floods hit Bulgaria on Thursday, killing at least 10 people, cutting off electricity, blocking roads and sparking evacuations, officials said. REUTERS
People carry boxes of drinks and other products which were salvaged after a fire at a wholesale vegetables market in Sanaa. About 10 shops were destroyed in the fire and there has been no reports of casualties, according to local media. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi
Servicemen from 1st Assault Group Royal Marines during a presentation of a barrel of port to the resident governor of the Tower of London Colonel Richard Harrold as part of the Ceremony of the Constable's Dues, a traditional ceremony performed for the first time by the Royal Marines to mark their 350 year history, Tower of London, London. Photo credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire
A boy carrying his belongings walks past cars queuing to leave Ukraine at a border post in Izvaryne, along the Ukraine-Russia border. Ukraine's defense chief said on Friday government forces had regained control of the border with Russia and could stop supplies being sent to arm pro-Russian separatists, but fighting raged for a second day. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
Smoke rises from the Baiji refinery near Tikrit, Iraq in this Landsat image courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey. President Barack Obama said on June 19 he was sending up to 300 U.S. military advisers to Iraq but stressed the need for a political solution to the Iraqi crisis as government forces battled Sunni rebels for control of the country's biggest refinery. REUTERS/USGS
South Korean Navy's Guided Missile Patrol Gun Boat fires a harpoon missile during a live firing exercise against a possible invasion by North Korean submarines near islands called Dokdo in South Korea and Takeshima in Japan. Picture credit: AP Photo/Yonhap, Lee Sanh-hack
Syrian refugee children take part in the final soccer match in a tournament of their own at Al Zaatri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria. As soccer teams from around the world gather for this year's World Cup in Brazil, Syrian refugees in Jordan are taking part in a soccer tournament of their own to mark World Refugee Day, which falls on June 20. Picture credit: REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
Ranger soldiers cordon off the site of a bomb blast outside a shrine in Islamabad. At least 39 people were injured in the suicide attack targeting the shrine of Chan Pir Badsah in the Pindorian neighbourhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, according to local media. Picture credit: REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood
A boy walks towards the ocean on the 10th annual International Surfing Day in Hermosa Beach, California. Picture credit: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
A blast on the peak of Cerro Armazones is seen during the levelling of the summit in preparation for the construction of the largest optical/infrared telescope in the world in Chile's Atacama desert, north of Santiago. Deep in the Chilean desert, the tip of a 3,000-meter (9,800- feet) high mountain was blasted off on Thursday to create the site for a telescope that will be the world's largest and that could bring science closer to the answer of whether there is life elsewhere in the universe. Picture credit: REUTERS/ESO Astronomy/Handout via Reuters
South African rowers Riaan Manser and his girlfriend Vasti Geldenhuys row their boat "Spirit of Madiba" into New York Harbor with the skyline of Manhattan in the distance. Manser and Geldenhuys were rowing into New York City while completing the last leg of their five-month, more than 5,000-mile rowing journey that began in Morocco in December 2013. Picture credit: REUTERS/Mike Segar

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