Friday 26 December 2014

The World In Pictures

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A reveller tries to hold on to a wild horse during the "Rapa Das Bestas" traditional event in the Spanish northwestern village of Sabucedo. Photo credit: REUTERS/Miguel Vidal
A reveller tries to hold on to a wild horse during the "Rapa Das Bestas" traditional event in the Spanish northwestern village of Sabucedo. Photo credit: REUTERS/Miguel Vidal
Orthodox priests and worshippers pay their respect at the coffin of the Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine Vladimir during a memorial service in Kiev. The head of Ukraine's Orthodox Church under the Moscow patriarchate died on Saturday. Photo credit: REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
People clear out debris of an apartment building damaged by shelling in Mykolaivka, eastern Ukraine. Ukraine's forces claimed a significant success against pro-Russian insurgents on Saturday, chasing them from one of their strongholds in the embattled east of the country. Photo credit: AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka
A woman cries as she walks past Philadelphia firefighters working on burned row homes in Philadelphia. A fast-moving fire in southwest Philadelphia early Saturday left four children dead and burned through a number of adjoining homes. Photo credit: AP Photo/Michael Perez
Divers complete deploying a huge American flag on the USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, a former military troop transport and missile-tracking ship scuttled more than five years ago in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary as an artificial reef off Key West, Florida. The 30- by 40-foot (9- by 12-meter) flag, formerly flew at a Morris, Illinois, memorial park for the September 11, 2001, New York City terrorists' attack victims. The flag was to be retired after being badly tattered by the weather, but Morris attorney Scott Belt conceived the idea of mending the flag and unfurling it on the Vandenberg. Photo credit: REUTERS/Joe Berg
Smoke and flames rise from fuel trucks after an overnight attack by the Taliban on the outskirts of Kabul. Taliban insurgents set fire on Saturday to about 200 oil tanker trucks supplying fuel for NATO forces in an attack just outside the Afghan capital Kabul, police said. Photo credit: REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
A partially submerged basketball court and buildings are seen after heavy rainfalls hit Sankeshu township, Guizhou province. The Chinese National Meteorological Center (NMC) issued a yellow alert on Saturday morning, saying heavy rains and strong winds will hit parts of eastern and central China over the weekend, Xinhua News Agency reported. Picture credit: REUTERS/Stringer
Knights on horseback take part in an annual medieval jousting tournament in a bid to be crowned champion at Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland. Photo credit: Jane Barlow/PA Wire
A group of Swiss Alphorn blowers perform at the Swiss Yodel Festival in Davos, Switzerland. Photo credit: AP Photo/Keystone, Arno Balzarini
An activist carries a rainbow flag during the annual Sofia Pride parade in central Sofia. Photo credit: REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad place on display weapons which they said were used by rebels in Aleppo's Sheikh Najjar Industrial City after claiming to have regained control of the area. Photo credit: REUTERS/George Ourfalian
Lower Manhattan is seen as the "Macy's 4th of July" fireworks explode over the East River in New York. Hotdog eating champs, backyard picnickers and small-town parade lovers pressed on with July Fourth celebrations, some with less sizzle after wet weather on the U.S. East Coast postponed fireworks shows. Photo credit: REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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