Saturday 27 December 2014

The world in pictures

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Lotus F1 team driver Pastor Maldonado goes off the track after colliding with Sauber driver Esteban Guitiererrez during the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race Circuit.   Reuters
Lotus F1 team driver Pastor Maldonado goes off the track after colliding with Sauber driver Esteban Guitiererrez during the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race Circuit. Reuters
A woman gets crushed as thousands of revellers sing and dance during the opening and the firing of the 'Chupinazo' rocket which starts the 2014 Festival of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain. Photo: Getty Images
A model presents a creation by Italian designer Donatella Versace as part of her Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 fashion show in Paris. Reuters
Tariq Khdeir (R) is greeted by his mother after being released from jail in Jerusalem. An Israeli judge on Sunday released from jail and placed under house arrest the 15-year-old American of Palestinian descent whose apparent beating by Israeli police in East Jerusalem has drawn US concern. Reuters
Novak Djokovic speaks with Roger Federer after defeating him in their men's singles finals tennis match on Centre Court at Wimbledon. Reuters
People look on as water gushes from the Xiaolangdi Reservoir section on the Yellow River, during a sand-washing operation in Jiyuan, Henan province. Reuters
Ukrainian soldiers check a destroyed armoured vehicle at a Ukrainian Army checkpoint in the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian town of Slaviansk. Pro-Russian rebels were pulling out of a flashpoint area of eastern Ukraine on Saturday as authorities in Kiev savored a major military success in its three-month fight against the separatists. Reuters
An Israeli enthusiast wearing a costume looks at the view during a re-enactment of a decisive Crusaders battle in northern Israel's Galilee region. About 50 people participated in the re-enactment of the Horn of Hattin battle, where Muslim forces led by the legendary Salah al-Din defeated Christian fighters in the late 12th century. Reuters
Oscar Pistorius sits in court during his ongoing murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa. Pistorius is charged with the 2013 Valentine's Day shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Photo: AP

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