Friday 31 October 2014

The World in Pictures

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Cleaners abseil down one of the faces of Big Ben, to clean and polish the clock face, above the Houses of Parliament, in central London.
Maria Atashkina of Russia swims the Women's 100m Breastroke heats during the 32nd LEN European Swimming Championship in Berlin
An air tanker drops fire retardent on a fire which was burning on a ridge northeast of Oakhurst, California. One of several wildfires burning across California prompted the evacuation of hundreds of people in a central California foothill community near Yosemite National Park, authorities said.
An air tanker drops fire retardent on a fire which was burning on a ridge northeast of Oakhurst, California. One of several wildfires burning across California prompted the evacuation of hundreds of people in a central California foothill community near Yosemite National Park, authorities said.
A bull with its horns set on fire is seen during the El Novillo de Bombas festival in Mira, north of Quito August 16, 2014. Thousands of residents in Mira participate in the yearly event which originated from Spain many centuries ago. Different religious celebrations also take place during the festival. REUTERS/Guillermo Granja (ECUADOR - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)
A bull with its horns set on fire is seen during the El Novillo de Bombas festival in Mira, north of Quito August 16, 2014. Thousands of residents in Mira participate in the yearly event which originated from Spain many centuries ago. Different religious celebrations also take place during the festival. REUTERS/Guillermo Granja (ECUADOR - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)