Monday 27 April 2015

The World in Pictures

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A seven-month-old Florida panther named Yuma chews on a stick in his new home at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park in Homosassa Springs, Florida. Yuma, who was found near death as a one-pound newborn in January, bounded into his permanent new fenced home in a state park on Thursday, now a lively, nearly 50-pound kitten
A seven-month-old Florida panther named Yuma chews on a stick in his new home at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park in Homosassa Springs, Florida. Yuma, who was found near death as a one-pound newborn in January, bounded into his permanent new fenced home in a state park on Thursday, now a lively, nearly 50-pound kitten
A Palestinian boy sits in his family's house, which witnesses said was damaged in an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City. Israel killed three senior Hamas commanders in the Gaza Strip in an air strike on Thursday and said it would continue to target the group's armed leadership after a ceasefire failed. Israel launched its offensive in Gaza on July 8 with the declared aim of curbing Palestinian rocket fire into its territory (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)
A lightning strike hits behind the Stonehenge replica on the University of Texas of the Permian Basin campus in Odessa, Texas (AP Photo/Odessa American, Edyta Blaszczyk)
Fire fighters search for survivors at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan. Heavy rain delayed a search on Friday for more than 50 people believed buried under a deadly landslide on the edge of the Japanese city of Hiroshima, as opposition politicians rounded on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his handling of the disaster (REUTERS/Toru Hanai)
Young protesters run away from a water cannon, during a student march in Santiago, Chile. Tens of thousands of students protested in the third massive march of the year in Chile. The students are unhappy with the pace of education reform that President Michelle Bachelet has been moving forward (AP Photo / Luis Hidalgo)
A member of Sao Mancos forcados group performs during a bullfight at Campo Pequeno bullring in Lisbon. Forcados are traditional Portuguese bullfighters who catch bulls with their bare hands during the festival (REUTERS/Rafael Marchante)
Palestinians attend Friday prayers conducted among the ruins of a mosque, which witnesses said was hit by an Israeli air strike during the Israeli offensive, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Since the collapse on Tuesday of a 10-day ceasefire, the Israeli military has ramped up its efforts to hit the leadership of Hamas's armed wing, the Izz el-Deen al-Qassam Brigades. Israel launched its offensive in Gaza on July 8 with the declared aim of curbing Palestinian rocket fire into its territory. Hamas has said it will not relent until the Israeli-Egyptian blockade on the Gaza Strip is lifted. Gaza health officials say 2,066 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed. Sixty-four Israeli soldiers have been killed in the conflict, as well as three civilians in the Jewish state (REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)
A monkey chews ice-cream in a pond surrounded by carps at a zoo in Hefei, Anhui province (REUTERS/Stringer)
Supporters of Haiti's former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide hold tree branches during a protest in his support, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Supporters of the former president have been blocking the street in front of his house as the popular former leader faces possible arrest for not providing court-ordered testimony in a criminal investigation (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
A man pushes a burning tyre during a protest against the Israeli offensive in Gaza, in the West Bank City of Hebron (REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman)
Four white lion cubs with their mother 'Princess' at the Circus Krone in Magdeburg, eastern Germany (AP Photo/dpa, Jens Wolf)
Followers of the Shi'ite Houthi group pray during a rally to denounce fuel price hikes and to demand for the resignation of the government in Sanaa. Tens of thousands of Yemenis demonstrated in the capital Sanaa on Friday in a protest called for by the Shi'ite Houthi movement, which wants the government to resign and reverse a decision on cutting fuel subsidies. Earlier this week, the Houthis mobilized tens of thousands of supporters in Sanaa and warned they would resort to "legitimate pressure tactics" if authorities did not comply with their demands by Friday (RUETERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi)