Saturday 29 November 2014

The World in Pictures

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A young seal is fed a fish at the seal station in Friedrichskoog, northern Germany. The Seal Center Friedrichskoog is the only authorized shelter for abandoned or sick seals in the state of Schleswig-Holstein.
A young seal is fed a fish at the seal station in Friedrichskoog, northern Germany. The Seal Center Friedrichskoog is the only authorized shelter for abandoned or sick seals in the state of Schleswig-Holstein.
Students from Tagou martial arts school perform on the cable wires during a rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing in east China's Jiangsu province. The Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games will be held from August 16 to 28 in Nanjing and the slogan is Share the Games, Share our Dreams.
The supermoon rises behind the cathedral in Mdina, Malta's ancient capital city, in the centre of the island. The astronomical event occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual.
Firefighters try to extinguish fire after a cleaning materials factory was hit by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City.
Gustavo Arias, a dancer from Kalpulli Atl-Tlachinolli from New York, dances in an Aztec tradition at the Rock, Rattle and Drum Pow Wow in Adams, Mass. The event attracts Native American traditions from around the Northeast.
Revelers of the Holi Festival of Colors dance after throwing colored powders in the air in Madrid, Spain. The festival is fashioned after the Hindu spring festival Holi, which is mainly celebrated in the north and east areas of India.
Supporters of Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan celebrate in front of the election center in Istanbul. Erdogan said on Sunday the Turkish people had "shown their will" in a presidential election which local media and allies said he had won, but stopped short of formally declaring victory, saying he would make a full statement later.
The drumhead service takes place to commemorate the centenary of the First World War at Edinburgh Castle. The multi-faith ceremony on the castle esplanade marked the start of the five-year Scottish Commemorations Programme.
Manchester City's Gael Clichy (top) leaps above Arsenal's Santi Cazorla during their English Community Shield soccer match at Wembley Stadium in London.
An ethnic-Chinese Indonesian man throws "hell money" prepared as offerings for his ancestors' souls into the air during the "hungry ghost" festival in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. During the month-long festival, Chinese people make offerings of food, "Hell money" and paper-made models of items such as televisions, servants and cars to be burnt to appease the wandering spirits.
Spectators watch as a diver Sali Riza Grancina, winner of the competition, performs the winning jump from the Ura e Shenjte bridge during the traditional annual high diving competition, near the town of Gjakova, 100 kms south of Kosovo capital Pristina. Total of 27 divers from Kosovo competed diving 22 meters high bridge into the Drini i Bardhe river.
A supporter of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi shouts during clashes with Egyptian security forces in Cairo's Nasr City district, Egypt. At least 624 people were killed during 12 hours of mayhem in Cairos Rabaah el-Adawiyah Square, though rights groups have said the toll may be several hundred higher.

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