Sunday 23 November 2014

The World in Pictures

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A Bukusu boy waits outside his uncle's home for the circumcision ritual, which is currently taking place in Kenya's western region of Bungoma. The Bukusu tribe from Western Kenya has stuck to their long standing and strong tradition in the rites of passage to adulthood, through the circumcision ritual where young boys face the circumciser's knife without flinching.
A Bukusu boy waits outside his uncle's home for the circumcision ritual, which is currently taking place in Kenya's western region of Bungoma. The Bukusu tribe from Western Kenya has stuck to their long standing and strong tradition in the rites of passage to adulthood, through the circumcision ritual where young boys face the circumciser's knife without flinching.
The sun sets over the northern Gaza Strip as seen from the Israeli border. Israel launched more than 30 air attacks in Gaza on Saturday, killing five Palestinians, and militants fired rockets at Israel as the conflict entered a second month, defying international efforts to revive a ceasefire.
Competitors get ready for a race during the 24th annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival at Meadow Lake in the Queens borough of New York City.
A member of the Cricketers Arms two and a half men team qualifies ahead of the British Lawn Mower Racing Association 12 hour British Lawn mower race near Billingshurst, Sussex.
A competitor takes part in the first international waterfall jumping competition held in the old town of Jajce, Bosnia.
Rescuers work around an overturned tour bus after it fell off a 10-meter (30-foot) cliff in Nyemo County, southwest China's mountainous region of Tibet. Xinhua reported the bus carrying about 40 people careened after it crashed in a pileup involving a sports utility vehicle and a pickup truck on a state road. Casualty details were not immediately known.
A woman looks at swimsuit on a beach at Maccarese neighbourhood of Rome. One fifth of Italians will holiday in their own region, while half will stay at home, according to figures released by Italian agricultural association, Coldiretti.
A woman wears a mask while celebrating the annulment of an anti-homosexuality law by Uganda's constitutional court in Entebbe. Last week, the east African country's constitutional court nullified the anti-homosexuality law, signed by President Yoweri Museveni in February, on a technicality, saying it had been passed by parliament without quorum.
People hold a banner and chant slogans during a protest in Berlin denouncing Israeli military action in Gaza.
Victor Dubuisson of France hits on the first fairway during the third round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.
A spectator reacts after England won the fourth cricket test match against India at Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester, England.
A reveller wearing a mask poses before performing at a carnival parade in Havana.