Saturday 27 December 2014

The World In Pictures

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A ferry leaves Jersey City, New Jersey as it heads across the Hudson River towards lower Manhattan and New York City as a heavy thunderstorm passes over the area. According to local reports severe thunderstorm and flash flooding warnings were issued for a second straight day as a powerful series of storms affected much of the northeast U.S. Photo credit: REUTERS/Mike Segar
A ferry leaves Jersey City, New Jersey as it heads across the Hudson River towards lower Manhattan and New York City as a heavy thunderstorm passes over the area. According to local reports severe thunderstorm and flash flooding warnings were issued for a second straight day as a powerful series of storms affected much of the northeast U.S. Photo credit: REUTERS/Mike Segar
Members of Algeria's special police forces of Research and Intervention Brigade (BRI) take part in an anti-terror drill at the police special forces headquarters in Algiers. Photo credit: REUTERS/Louafi Larbi
Women try to avoid dust as a plane, carrying Plumpy'nut brought in by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), lands in Leer. The MSF hospital was serving over 200,000 people before it was destroyed during the fighting in late January early February. Photo credit: REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu
Members of the emergency services work at the site of an accident on the subway in Moscow. At least 20 people were killed and more than 120 were injured when a Moscow underground train derailed during the morning rush hour in one of the worst accidents on the Russian capital's subway system in years. Photo credit: REUTERS/Press Service of Russian Emergencies Ministry of Moscow Region/Handout via Reuters
Letters on the cruise liner Costa Concordia are seen at Giglio harbour, ahead of the liner being towed away to be destroyed at the port of Genoa, at Giglio Island. Engineers were securing the final chains to the Costa Concordia on Tuesday, preparing the wrecked luxury liner to be towed away from the Italian island where it sank two and half years ago, killing 32 people. Photo credit: REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
A woman walks with her child along the only street made up of stairs in Romania's capital, painted by artist Eva Radu, in Bucharest. The paintings depict eight important buildings from Bucharest. Photo credit: REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel
Pro-democracy lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung is stopped by security guards as he throws a plastic hammer towards Hong Kong Chief Secretary Carrie Lam during a meeting on proposing electoral reforms at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. Hong Kong's leader formally proposed electoral reforms to Beijing on Tuesday, although he stopped short of recommending specific changes ahead of an election in the Asian financial center in 2017 for its next chief executive. Photo credit: REUTERS/Bobby Yip
A pedestrian takes shelter under an umbrella as he passes a kiosk that was hit by a falling tree in rainy Thessaloniki, Greece's second largest city. Photo credit: AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis
A man operates an excavator at a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad on Monday, in the Al-Fardous neighbourhood of Aleppo. Photo credit: REUTERS/Hosam Katan
Israeli soldiers sleep on the ground next to an armoured personnel carrier (APC) outside the Gaza Strip. Palestinian militants fired rockets at Israel on Tuesday after it agreed to an Egyptian proposal to end the week-old Gaza conflict, and a Hamas leader said the Islamist group was still undecided on whether to accept the ceasefire. Photo credit: REUTERS/Nir Elias
A view of rockets launched during an exercise released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang. Photo credit: REUTERS/KCNA
A man travels on top of a train carriage in Cairo. Photo credit: REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

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