Saturday 20 December 2014

Pictures: Seven Days

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Thursday
US President Barack Obama delivers a statement alongside Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, following the death of the US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens and others
12/09/2012. News Funeral of Michael Coleman, at St Augustines Church, Dungarvan, Co Waterford. Photo Patrick Browne
Tuesday
Taoiseach Enda Kenny adjusts the bicycle helmet of Minister for Tourism Michael Ring before he takes part in a bicycle ride on the Great Western Greenway after attending the annual Fine Gael Parliamentary Party meeting in Westport.
Monday
Gardai & LUAS staff at the scene of an accident involving a LUAS & a refuse truck on Benburb Street, Dublin.
Sunday
Rory McIlroy celebrates winning the BMW Championship, his second US Tour victory in seven days

Saturday

THEY HAVEN'T GONE AWAY YOU KNOW : Onlookers at the funeral of Alan Ryan yesterday were shocked to see a paramilitarystyle display with masked men in full military garb accompanying the coffin as it made its way through a north Dublin suburb. Photo: David Conachy

Brian Cody and Ronan O'Gara pictured after they were honoured by University College Cork in a special conferring ceremony. In recognition of their distinction in sport, the group received honorary doctorates of Arts.Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision
Undated handout photo issued by Edinburgh Zoo of doting dwarf mongoose mother, Elvina, with one of her three new-borns. This is Elvina and Elmo's first litter of kits since the pair arrived at the Zoo in January this year. The new-borns are keeping mum and dad on their toes with their adventurous antics; the trio have quickly taken to exploring the different tunnels around their enclosure. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday September 7, 2012. These playful and curious characters are incredibly social animals that can live in groups of between two and 20. In the wild dwarf mongoose can be found inhabiting the dry grassland and bush lands of Africa. Small by name and small by size, these little creatures are usually around seven to 11 inches in length and are AfricaÕs smallest carnivore, as well as the smallest of the mongoose species. Photo credit should read: Katie Paton/Edinburgh Zoo/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Wednesday
Diane Ward, the mother of eight-year-old Anthony Ward, appears in court charged with his murder, as his funeral procession takes place in Charleville Co Cork. Members of Anthony's Tae Kwon Do club formed a guard of honour.
Tuesday
Clare Daly TD during a protest by People with Disabilities, their PAs, Home Helps and families at Government Buildings.
3/9/12 Gardai investigate the murder of a man in his 30's at Grange Lodge Avenue in Clongriffin, Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron/Collins
Date : Sun 2.9.12, Cr Pk, Dublin, Ireland.Pictured @ The Dublin v Mayo semi final where Mayo wonL to r: Bertie Ahern TD arrives with friends.Pics : Mark Doyle 087-2837342, Dublin, Ireland.
Saturday
Researchers investigate the carcass of a great white shark that washed up in Westport, Massachusetts.
Friday
Actor Clint Eastwood addresses the final session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.
Thursday
A man walks through floodwater and heavy rain a day after Hurricane Isaac hit the area outside New Orleans.
Wednesday
Banned cyclist Lance Armstrong signs autographs for supporters after a run in Montreal.
Tuesday
Michelle Martin, ex-wife of Belgium's child killer Marc Dutroux leaves prison in Brussels, Belgium's highest court granted conditional early release Tuesday to one of the nation's most despised criminals, the accomplice and former wife of a pedophile and child killer, even though she let two of his victims starve to death.
Monday 27 August 2012. Binn's Bridge on Drumcondra Road and Dorset Street.
A tall ship passes by Poolbeg Lighthouse as it heads from the Liffey River into Dublin Bay at the close of the Tall Ships Festival in Ireland on Sunday 26 August 2012. Thousands of people including many lining the South Wall turned out to watch the Tall Ships Parade of Sail as they left Dublin passing by Dun Laoghaire and Bray. Photo credit: Barbara Lindberg.

Saturday

SETTING OFF: Competitors at the start of the Frank Duffy 10 Mile at the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photo: Tomas Greally/SPORTSFILE

Thursday
An empty taxi queue at Dublin airport, as taxi drivers strike over the overflow carpark for taxis, leaving passengers forced to find other ways to travel from the airport.
Wednesday
A combination photo shows some of the various club covers competitors are using during the LPGA Canadian Women's Open golf tournament in British Columbia.
Superintendent Mary Aldridge addresses the large crowd that had turned up to volunteer in the search for missing man James Sheehan in Arklow, Co.Wicklow (Pic.Michael Kelly)
Businessman and real estate developer Donald Trump (L) greets U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney after endorsing his candidacy for president at the Trump Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada in this February 2, 2012 file photo. Trump will play a "surprise" role when the Republican Party kicks off its national convention next week in Tampa, Florida, a party official said August 20, 2012. REUTERS/Steve Marcus/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS BUSINESS)
provision 190812Beal na mBlath commemoration yesterday at which an Taoiseach Enda Kenny addresses Michael Collins memorial.pic - Provision

Saturday

Winnie Johnson, 78, the mother of Moors Murders victim Keith Bennett has died without knowing where her son is buried.

Friday

Hitching a ride along the old railway track at the Tralee Bay Wetlands were Roses Brid Ryan (Cork), Ann Marie Hayes (Kerry), Dervla Kenny (Mayo) and Ann Marshall (New Zealand). DOMNICK WALSH

Thursday
Wax figures of Kate and Prince William are unveiled at the German branch of Madame Tussauds in Berlin.
Wednesday
Peter Taylor and Kenny Egan share a joke on stage at the offical homecoming of the Irish Olympic team on Dawson Street in Dublin.
Silence as the two bodies are removed form the boat.
Monday
Jedward fans gather outside the Board Gais Theatre in Dublin's docklands ahead of the duo's sold out performance.
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R) smiles as vice president select U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) reacts arriving at a campaign event in Waukesha, Wisconsin August 12, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
Saturday
Karen Woods leaving Mountjoy Prison after visiting husband Sean Quinn Jr in Mountjoy Training Unit, Dublin.
Friday
Women wait to be examined by doctors in Kassab camp for Internally Displaced Persons, in Kutum, North Darfur.
Thursday
A nun at the LCWR, the largest U.S. group for Roman Catholic nuns, who are holding a conference in the US to decide how they should respond to a Vatican rebuke and order for reform.
Wednesday
People gather in front of the White House in Washington in a vigil against hate violence. The vigil is to commemorate the victims of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin shooting.
07/08/2012 A Statue of journalist Con Houlihan with a glass of brandy at the Bank on College Green pub on Dame Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Monday
A man paints a roadside wall mural saying "Proud to be Jamaican" in Kingston, Jamaica. Islanders are marking the Caribbean island's 50th anniversary of independence from Britain and paying tribute to prominent islanders like Bob Marley and Usain Bolt.

Sunday

Tammy and Ritchie Howard taking part in the Zombie March in Dublin for charity. Photo: Tony Gavin

Saturday

Kerry writer Con Houlihan died this morning in Dublin at the age of 86.

A native of Castleisland in County Kerry he was regarded as one of Ireland' s finest sports writers and columnists. He worked for the Irish Press group of newspapers and later with the Irish Independent and Evening Herald. A bust in his honour adorns Main Street in Castleisland and a pavement plaque layus outside the Palace Bar in Dublin.

Two years ago he was presented with the inaugural Inspirational Life achievement award. Photo show Con in his familiar pose covering his mouth with his hand at the unveiling of the bust in Castleisland in 2004. Picture by Don MacMonagle

Friday
Daniel O'Donnell shows off his newly acquired steps on the streets of Dungloe during the town's La Gaelach.
Thursday
One of the biggest bluefin tuna ever caught off the South West of Ireland was caught in Dingle. The fish had a weight of over 350LB and was over 6ft long .
Wednesday
A baby rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) looks up as it plays with a tiger cub at a zoo in Hefei, Anhui province, China.
© picture by John McVitty, Enniskillen, Co.Fermanagh, N. Ireland - 07771987378 ©A poster supporting Sean Quinn outside Ballyconnell.
Last night the family of the victim said they believed his crime was at the higher end of the scale and warranted a sentence of up to 10 years
Sunday
Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore meets schoolchildren at Wil-Wal school in central Mogadishu during a one-day visit to the capital to see the impact of Ireland's support in the country.
Alan Lewis - PhotopressBelfast.co.uk 29/7/2012Mandatory Credit - Picture by PhotopressPeter Quinn Senior and son Peter Darragh Quinn at the Tempo v Belcoo GAA match in Kinawley at the weekend.An arrest warrant has been issued for Peter Darragh Quinn, a nephew of the bankrupt former billionaire Sean Quinn. The judge made the order after he failed to turn up at the High Court in Dublin last Friday to be sentenced. Sean Quinn, his son, Sean and nephew Peter Darragh, were found to be in contempt of court in June. Sean Quinn snr and his son were present in court. In June, the men were given three weeks to comply with a series of court orders before their sentencing. The judge ruled last month they had put international property beyond the reach of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC), in breach of a court order. Judge Elizabeth Dunne issued the arrest warrant on Friday after being told that attempts to contact Peter Darragh Quinn about his absence from court because of a reported illness had proved fruitless.
Friday
Speakers at the MacGill Summe School in Donegal pose for picture. Dr. Alan Aherne, NUI, Galway; Minister Lucinda Creighton and Alan Gray, MD, Indecon International.
Thursday
The removal of 4 year old Logan Joyce who died while swimming at the National Aquatic Centre at the weekend, at the Church of the Annunciation in Finglas.
Wednesday
A group of men sit in the sun at Trafalgar Square, London.
Tuesday
Indian policemen detain an activist during a protest in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. Hundreds of activists were detained in a protest against the hike in electricity tariffs.
Monday
Taoiseach Enda Kenny before his address at the Patrick MacGill Summer School in Glenties, Co. Donegal
Sunday
Utoya Island in Norway where one year ago Anders Behring Breivik carried out a shooting massacre that killed at least 77 people.

Saturday

John McAreavey and his sister Anne with some of the girls who took part in the Michaela Foundation girls' summer camp – which reflected the values of Michaela – in Co Tyrone yesterday.

Photo: DARREN KIDD

BOUCOU, FRANCE - JULY 19: The peloton is encouraged by young fans on horse back during stage seventeen of the 2012 Tour de France from Bagneres-de-Luchon to Peyragudes on July 19, 2012 in Boucou, France. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Thursday
Trevor Boland and Nevan Bermingham mark the success of civil partnerships and the 2nd anniversary of the Dáil and Seanad passing the legislation
Former South African President Nelson Mandela smiles at his great-grandchildren Zesilo Hlongwane and Ziyanda Manaway (R) on his 94th birthday at his home in Qunu in South Africa's Eastern Cape province, in this handout picture taken July 18, 2012. South Africans celebrated Mandela's 94th birthday on Wednesday with giant cakes, mass renditions of "Happy Birthday" and 67 minutes of good deeds - one for each year of the anti-apartheid leader's struggle against white-minority rule. REUTERS/Peter Morey/Photographic/Handout (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY) NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. SOUTH AFRICA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SOUTH AFRICA. IMAGE MAY ONLY BE USED UNTIL 23:59GMT JULY 25, 2012
Tuesday
A girl wounded by shelling is treated at a makeshift hospital in Houla near Homs July 17, 2012.
Vehicles are driven in lanes next to an Olympic lane on the A4 road in west London July 17, 2012. A short section of the M4 Olympic lane near Heathrow airport has now been activated, but most Olympic lanes in London will remain open to ordinary traffic users until July 25, two days before the Olympic Games begin. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: TRANSPORT SPORT OLYMPICS)
Pacemaker Press 14/7/2012 John McAreavey goes for a walk after he arrives home with his family near Lawrencetown after the trial into his wife's murder, Michaela Harte was murdered at her hotel room while on her honeymoon on the island of Mauritius Pic Pacemaker
Saturday
Religious statues and American flags stand at the grave site to which Mary Richardson Kennedy's body was moved in Saint Francis Xavier Cemetery in Centerville, Massachusetts. Seven weeks after her suicide, Mary Richardson Kennedy was reburied in the Cape Cod cemetery 700 feet from her original grave near other Kennedy family members.
Friday
Nationalists taunt police during disturbances at Ardoyne in Belfast after an Orange parade during the 12th of July annual marches. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker
Thursday
A protester bleeds from a head injury as she is detained by riot police during clashes between supporters of Spanish coal miners and riot police in Madrid.
Wednesday
Police outside the home of the home of Eva Rausing in Cadogan place Chelsea, where she was found dead on Monday under suspicious circumstances.
Tuesday
Pictured at the Eurogroup meeting of eurozone finance minister of the EU Mario Monti, Italy, Vittorio Grilli, Eurogroup Working Group, Michael Noonan, Ireland and Maria Fekter, Austria.
Abercrombie and Fitch's giant poster at the new store.
Monday
Poodles wear custom-made wedding suits and dresses during a media preview for the 2012 Taipei Pet Show.
Sunday
Roger Federer and Serena Williams with their trophies during the Champions Ball at the Intercontinental Hotel, London.

Friday

FRAUDSTER: Adam Clayton's former PA Carol Hawkins (face covered) arriving at court before she was jailed for seven years

Thursday

'Captain' Keith to sail in with Tall Ships fleet: ACTOR and singer Keith Duffy is pictured at the announcement yesterday that he will lead a fleet of 50 tall ships into Dublin next month for the biggest free summer festival of the year.

The former Boyzone star has been chosen as 'first mate' of the Tall Ships race, which will wind its way into Dublin on August 23. Mr Duffy will board one of the vessels competing in the race at Dun Laoghaire to mark the start the four-day festival. The Docklands will be transformed, with markets, free concerts featuring Ash and The Undertones, parades and children's areas.

EDEL O'CONNELL

Wednesday
A man whose girlfriend was being evicted from her apartment shot dead four people, including the new tenant, before killing himself. The gunman had been due to be removed from the apartment in the south-western German city of Karlsruhe for not paying the rent.
Tuesday
Team GROUPAMA with Irishman Damian Foxall, left, on stage at the finale of the Ocean Race in Galway. The Longest sporting event and most prestigious sailing race in the World cames to an end in Galway. 39,000 miles of sailing, nine months and nine port stopovers arrived in Galway in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Monday
Former footballer Paidi O Se is energetically rowing in behind a week of music, food and craic in his native Kingdom. The Kerry legend joined in the build-up to the annual 'Scleip an t- Samhraidh' (Tearaway Week) in Ventry. Along with his son Padraig, Mr O Se rowed a traditional currach laden with crubeens, spare ribs, lobsters and vegetables to Cuan Pier in Ventry to highlight the event, which will run from July 16-22
Sunday
Spain became the first team to win three major international football tournaments in a row when they thrashed Italy 4 - 0 in the final of Euro 2012
Saturday
Katie Holmes filed for divorce from her superstar husband Tom Cruise, ending a six-year marriage that produced one daughter and captivated celebrity watchers worldwide
Friday
Taoiseach Enda Kenny helped secure a deal with his Eurpopean counterparts on Ireland’s bank debt. The deal will help ease the burden the debt has put on Irish taxpayers and could pave the way for a major upturn in the economy
Thursday
Rory McIlroy's girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki, left, and Rory’s mother Rosie watch the Irish Open at Royal Portrush, Co Antrim. The star put her shock Wimbledon exit firmly behind her as she flew in to support Rory
Wednesday
Hand of histroy: The historic handshake between Queen Elizabeth and Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness, together with his words of blessing as they said goodbye, were hailed as a watershed moment for Anglo-Irish relations
Tuesday
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad said the country was in 'a state of war' on Tuesday and ordered his new cabinet to focus all its efforts on crushing the 16-month uprising that has left thousands of civilians dead and shaken his grip on power. Photo: Reuters
Monday
The funeral of James Nolan took place in Blessington, Co Wicklow. James's father Jimmy Nolan (front) and his brother Andy help carry his coffin. Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given attended the funeral as did FAI boss John Delaney and Robbie Keane's wife Claudine
Sunday
Fireworks explode last night as supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi celebrate his victory over retired general Ahmed Shafiq in the election at Tahrir Square in Cairo

Saturday

Mark, Kian, Nicky and Shane at Croke Park as Westlife brought the curtain down on their illustrious 14-year career by playing to 160,000 people over two nights at Croke Park, there were fireworks and pyrotechnics and lots of laughter and tears
Friday
Mourners arrive for the funeral of the Philpott children at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Derby. Jade, 10, John, nine, Jack, eight, Jessie, six, Jayden, five, and Duwayne, 13 died in a house fire in May.
Thursday
Palestinians watch the funeral of 14-year-old Mamon al-Dam in Gaza City who was killed by Israeli air strikes.
Wedneday
Students hide behind a wooden barricade as they throw stones at riot police during clashes outside the National Legislative Assembly in Panama City. Students and labor unions protested against a new law which allows the government to sell shares in government services, such as telecommunications and electricity.
Tuesday
Seven-year-old Jack McNiffe,Straffan, Co.Kildare (left) and 5 year old Craig O'Donnell protest at Leinster House over the high level of parents being refused the DCA ( Domiciliary Care Allownce) allowence, a monthly payment made to parents of children with special needs.
Monday
A demonstrator holds a placard during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at Kfr Suseh area in Damascus.
Thursday
People stand beside the coffin of Mexican reporter Victor Baez, before his funeral service in in Mexico's Veracruz state. Assailants kidnapped and murdered Baez who covered the crime beat in Mexico's Veracruz state, the latest in a series of attacks on journalists amid a relentless drug war across the country.
Sunday
Webb Simpson of the U.S. and runner-up, Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell, after Simpson won the 2012 U.S. Open golf tournament on the Lake Course at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, California.
Saturday
Relatives mourn next to the body of Roselia Jose Franco, killed along her sister Marisol when their mudbrick house collapsed due to heavy rains from Hurricane Carlotta, in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Carlotta weakened into a tropical storm on Saturday after battering Mexico's Pacific coast and killing at least two children when their house collapsed in a landslide.
Friday
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks outside K's Hamburger Shop while standing on a flatbed truck parked next to a 1961 Rambler classic car in Troy, Ohio. Romney had been on a campaign bus tour since Friday for a five-day road trip through six battleground states.
DUSSELDORF, GERMANY - JUNE 14: Shoppers wearing only their underwear look for clothes in a Desigual clothing store June 14, 2012 in Dusseldorf, Germany. The store, as a promotional event under the motto "Get undressed, weÄôll dress you!", was offering the first 100 scantily-clad shoppers a free outfit of their choice. (Photo by Juergen Schwarz/Getty Images)
Tuesday
Orla Connolly, Christina Keane and Amanda Keane, aunts of little Mari Keane, at Roscommon Circuit Court for the sentencing of John Lynch for the manslaughter of Mari in an arson attack on her home in Boyle last year.
Monday
A fan of pop star Justin Bieber cheers outside a hotel where Bieber gave a news conference in Mexico City.. Bieber performed that night in a free open-air concert tonight at the Mexico City's main historic plaza, the Zocalo.
Sunday
People participate in the sixth annual tomato fight festival called "tomatina" in Sutamarchan, some 71 miles northeast of Bogota, Colombia.
Saturday
Francois Hougaard works out during a South Africa national rugby team gym session at The Sharks Gym.
John Mc Areavey and Mark Harte take a stroll around the town of Port Louis under heavy security during a lunchtime break at the Supreme Court murder trial yesterday in Port Louis in Mauritius.Pic Steve Humphreys8th June 2012.
Thursday
The heads of 2 dead seals were placed at the entrance to the outside of the Dingle Seal Sanctuary in Dingle Co Kerry today . Guards were called to the area today and removed the dead seals . Seals are said to be eating larg amounts of fish in the sea close to dingle.
Wednesday
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a fundraiser in Los Angeles, California.
Tuesday
A forensic technician takes a picture of bag containing the dead bodies of several men at a crime scene in the Mexican town Culiacan. Police found the dismembered bodies of seven men stuffed into 13 black bags and dumped on a footpath in a residential area.
Monday
Relatives of Free Syrian Army soldier, Moayad Ghafir, who was killed during clashes with the regime gunmen, mourn over his dead body before his funeral in his family house on the outskirts of Idlib, Syria, Monday, June 4, 2012.
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2nd L) stands with Prince Harry (L), her husband Prince Wililam (2nd R) and Prince Philip on the Spirit of Chartwell at the start of the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant on the River Thames, in London June 3, 2012. Queen Elizabeth joined an armada of 1,000 boats in a gilded royal barge, in a pageant down the River Thames on Sunday in a spectacular highlight of four days of nationwide celebrations to mark her Diamond Jubilee. REUTERS/John Stillwell/Pool (BRITAIN - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)

Saturday

REALITY DAWNS: Clockwise from bottom left, Lisa Murphy, Virginia Macari, Danielle Meagher, Roz Flanagan and Jo Jordan

Friday
A young Prince Charles and Princess Anne are the stars of a home movie shot by the Queen in 1957 which is being shared to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.
Thursday
Taoiseach Enda Kenny and his wife Fionnuala vote at St. Patrick's De La Salle Boys National School , Castlebar, Co. Mayo in the European Fiscal Treaty Referendum.
Wednesday
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrives at the Supreme Court in London. Britain's Supreme Court upheld the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to Sweden over alleged sex crimes on Wednesday.
Tuesday
Rudy Eugene, 31, left, who police shot and killed as he ate the face of Ronald Poppo, 65, right, during a horrific attack in the shadow of the Miami Herald's headquarters. Poppo was in critical condition today, with only his goatee intact on his face, the newspaper reported.
Monday
Wyatt McCain, 8, from North Pole, Alaska, looks upon his father's grave at the National Cemetery on Memorial Day on May 28, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. His dad, Army SFC Johnathan McCain, was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in November 2011.
Sunday
Tom and Helen Smyth with photos of their son 22-year-old Patrick who died in a drowning tragedy at a quarry pool in Co Kildare on Saturday.
Ice cream for Gerry Adams ahead of his address to the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis in the INEC, Killarney on Saturday.Picture by Don MacMonagle
Friday
The body of one of ten children killed in a Syrian government assault on Houla, Syria. The Syrian government denied Sunday its troops were behind an attack on a string of villages that left more than 90 people dead, blaming the killings on "hundreds of heavily-armed gunmen" who also attacked soldiers in the area. Friday's assault on Houla, an area northwest of the central city of Homs, was one of the bloodiest single events in Syria's 15-month-old uprising.
Thursday
Gardai seal off the entrance to popular Dublin swimming spot, the Forty Foot. Four people were hospitalised with stab wounds after a fight broke out between two groups at the seaside spot. Up to twenty people were involved in the mass brawl shortly before 8 pm.
23.5.12 Members of Cathal O'Leary's family pictured outside Trim circuit court today L-R are Cathal's mum Rita, sisters Lorraine and Yvonne and Dad Joe. Sorin Dinu was given a three year prison sentence. Mr Dinu was the driver of a bus that became airbourne after hitting a roundabout at Johnstown, Enfield in February 2009. The bus landed on a jeep driven by Cathal O'Leary killing him. Pic Ciara Wilkinson.
Tuesday
Mollie Hughes, a 21-year-old British student became the youngest person ever to climb to the summit of Mount Everest. The jubilant student, of psychology and sports biology wrote on her Twitter account: “Everything hurts, I feel like an old lady, but one that has climbed Everest sheeerting!”
Monday
Bee Gees singer Gibb, who with brothers Barry and Maurice helped define the disco era with their falsetto harmonies and funky beats, died on May 20, 2012. He was 62. Photo: Reuters
Sunday
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are seen in this screengrab of a wedding photo posted on Zuckerberg's Facebook page May 19, 2012. Zuckerberg wed longtime girlfriend Chan on Saturday, announcing the nuptials through a status update on the social networking site. Photo: Reuters
Saturday
British Prime Minister David Cameron, US President Barack Obama, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, and others watching the penalty shootout between Chelsea and Bayern Munich during the Champions League final. They were watching in the Laurel Cabin conference room during the G8 Summit at Camp David. Photo: PA
Friday
Mark Zuckerberg rings bell to open trading on Nasdaq as the social network floats with shares priced at $38, valuing the company at $104bn
Thursday
Former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic attends his trial at the International Criminal Tribunal at The Hague.
Wednesday
Boxer Katie Taylor is kissed by her father and coach Pete Taylor, after a walkover against Mihaela Lacatus, secured her qualification for the Olympics
Tuesday
France's newly-elected President Francois Hollande and his companion Valerie Trierweiler say goodbye to outgoing President Nicolas Sarkozy and former First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy after the handover ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris.
An unidentified man is arrested by riot police during an eviction at Puerta del Sol square where a few demonstrators have remained for a third straight night to mark the anniversary of the "indignados" movement in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Spain got caught up in the uncertainty surrounding the European single currency and the electoral stalemate in Greece Monday as it saw its borrowing costs rise and stock prices fall at alarming rates. (AP Photo/Alberto Di Lolli)
Sunday
The house in Tralee Co Kerry where a fire claimed the lives of Anthony O'Brien and his 5-year-old daughter Nadine. Nadine's mother Kelly was lowered from a top floor window by Anthony before he went back to attempt to save his daughter.

Saturday

PENALTY: Security guards detain an activist from women's rights organisation Femen as she reaches out for the Euro 2012 trophy during its unveiling to the public in Kiev yesterday.

The activist was protesting against prostitution during the upcoming UEFA Euro 2012 soccer tournament. Kiev is set to host the final match of the tournament. Photo: Gleb Garanich

Friday
Homeowners stage a rally in Los Angeles blocks away from actor George Clooney's home where President Barack Obama attended a fundraiser.
Thursday
Monkeys simulating the punishment that the children of a typical family subject a car to: jumping up and down on seats, pushing and prodding buttons and opening and closing storage bin. The experiment was carried out by Saatci & Saatchi P advertising on behalf of Hyundai's i30 hatchback.
Wednesday
200 LA county firefighters were called in to fight a wall of fire that burned 126 acres. The cause is under investigation.
A boy cries as he holds his sister in his lap after a confrontation with squatters and police personnel, who arrived to demolish houses that were built illegally, in Kathmandu May 8, 2012. The demolition drive is a run up to the government's decision to force out squatters from their place of residence and introduce an alternate settlement along with a property ownership document, according to the local media. REUTERS/Bikash Dware (NEPAL - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
Monday
A man speaks on a mobile phone in front of a securities firm's electronic stock board in Tokyo. Asian stock markets were pummeled Monday by weekend election results in Greece and France that heightened uncertainty about Europe's ability to solve its debt crisis. Japan's Nikkei 225 index plunged 2.6 percent to 9,134.26. Photo: AP
Sunday
Supporters of France's newly-elected President Francois Hollande celebrate during a victory rally at Place de la Bastille in Paris May 6, 2012. France voted in elections on Sunday and Francois Hollande becomes the nation's first Socialist president in 17 years. Photo: Reuters
Saturday
A view of Hospital Cay, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba during the arraignment of the self-proclaimed September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and four co-defendants. Photo: AP
Friday
France's incumbent President and Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) party candidate for the French 2012 presidential election, Nicolas Sarkozy, strolls along the sea front after his last campaign meeting in Les Sables-d'Olonne, western France. Photo: AP
Thursday
Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng holds hands with U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke in Beijing, China. The U.S. had maintained silence after the activist fled to the U.S. embassy on April 26, but U.S. officials opened up over what they say had become a warm relationship with Chen as they negotiated for his safety.
Wednesday
Fabrice Muamba makes an emotional return to the Reebok Satadium for the first time since suffering a heart attack at White Hart Lane on March 17 - 46 days ago.
Tuesday
Bankrupt businessman Sean Quinn attending the High Court in Dublin where he was giving in a case between him and the former Angle Irish Bank. He broke down in the witness box as he told of the bank’s ‘very underhand’ takeover last year of his companies.
Monday
Audrey Fitzpatrick, mother of missing teenager Amy Fitzpatrick, with her partner Dave Mahon as they leave Garda HQ after asking for assistance to investigate a new lead in the disappearance of Amy in Spain in 2008.
Sunday
Eamon Sheridan and James McCann at the Fianna Fáil Annual Easter Rising 1916 Commemoration, Arbour Hill, Dublin.
Brazilian models pose during the IZOD IndyCar World Championship Sao Paulo Indy 300 race in Sao Paulo April 29, 2012. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT MOTORSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Friday
First and Deputy First Ministers for Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness and Peter Robinson at the onference on peace-building at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin.
Thursday
21-month-old Sebastian Kus died after falling five storeys from a window in his family's apartment in Inchicore, Dublin. The child's mother only discovered he had fallen when paramedics called at her door. Emanuelle Pereira had put her son to bed and was totally unaware the toddler had opened his bedroom window and fallen out.
Wednesday Ronan and Yvonne Keating braved the elements and put on a united front as they arrived for their teenage son Jack's confirmation at St Sylvester's Church in Malahide.
Tuesday
Kilkenny hurling legend DJ Carey was rushed to hospital on Tuesday after suffering a suspected heart attack. The 41-year-old was taken to St Luke's Hospital in Kilkenny city after experiencing chest pains. Carey's personal life has been in the media spotlight following his split from Dragon's Den star Sarah Newman and a number of failed business ventures.
Monday
Raymond Bates' widow, Brenda Bates holding a picture of him outside court after Karl Donohoe was sentenced to 12 years for the manslaughter of Mr Bates in September 2010. Mr Bates was repeatedly hit on the head with a hurley following a road rage incident in Sandymount.
Sunday
The funeral of James Cahillane in Killorglin Co Kerry. Gardai have launched a murder investigation after his body was found in his house in Beaufort Killarney after a house fire.

Saturday

Ducklings on menu for gull: THINGS turned ugly for two little ducklings at a Dublin park yesterday when they were snatched from the water by a hungry gull and swallowed whole.

Onlookers at the Herbert Park in Ballsbridge were shocked to see the Lesser Black Backed Gull swoop in on two defenceless baby ducklings – and make off with them for his supper.

Friday
Students of Shichahai Sports School, dressed in panda costumes, sit at a corridor before giving a performance near Shichahai Lake in Beijing.
An apprentice of beekeeper She Ping uses burning incense to drive off bees from She's face as he assists covering She's body with bees in order to break a world record in Chongqing Municipality, April 18, 2012. She Ping, 32, broke the world record on Wednesday by covering his body with 33.1 kilograms of bees (about 331,000 bees), overtaking the last world record of 26.8 kilograms of bees which was attempted by a Jiangxi province beekeeper Ruan Liangming in 2008, local media reported. Picture taken April 18, 2012. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA
Wednesday
The lock of Michael Collins's hair which was withdrawn from auction after objections from his grand nieces Mary Banotti and Nora Owen. The hair, taken from his body as it lay in state in 1922, is to be donated to the National Museum of Ireland instead.
Winnie Hook, 106, one of the four known survivors of San Francisco's great earthquake and fire of 1906, sits for a portrait in San Francisco, California April 17, 2012. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY DISASTER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Monday
Surrounded by seals and sea lions, the sailing vessel Low Speed Chase lay on its side on the Farallon Islands off San Francisco. Five people including two Irishmen lost their lives during the race Saturday.
Sunday
Competitors in the annual Mud Madness race make their way around the course as one thousand people got down and dirty at the race in Portadown. Competitors came from all over Northern Ireland as well as the Republic of Ireland, England, Scotland and Germany and the US to compete in the wacky race which saw competitors battle their way across four and half miles of bogs, ponds, under cargo nets and foxholes and over tyre pits all in aid of charity.
Saturday
The home of Kenny Reeves in Iowa is left severely damaged after a tornado swept through the area. Fremont County Emergency Management Director Mike Crecelius said about 75 percent of the 250-person town was destroyed.
Friday
Protesters burn an effigy of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un bound on a mock North Korean missile during a protest against North Korea's rocket launch near the U.S. embassy in Seoul April 13, 2012.
Thursday
Officers from Revenue's Customs Service seized €38million cigarettes which were imported into Dublin Port in forty-foot maritime containers. The cigarettes seized have a retail value of €14.7m.
Wednesday
A hearse carrying the remains of Alan Moore passes the house in Lower John Street in Wexford where his body lay undiscovered for three months.
Tuesday
Protesters gather in support of Trayvon Martin at a demonstration in New York City. Lawyers for George Zimmerman said they were withdrawing as his legal representatives. Zimmerman, a self-appointed neighborhood watch captain, shot and killed the unarmed Martin in Florida on February 26. Protesters nationwide have called for Zimmerman's arrest since the shooting
Monday
President Barack Obama stands with the Easter bunny during the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House. The 134-year-old tradition of rolling colored eggs down the White House lawn was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878.

Sunday

Musicians and friends of the late Barney McKenna playing in O'Donoghue's pub in Dublin yesterday

Saturday

BIG TALK: In happier times Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore saw eye to eye on government policy.

Now Labour members find themselves saying 'no, no, no' to their coalition partners

Friday

Rosanna Davison diving with the stingrays, and getting up close at the new visitor attraction in Sealife, Bray, Co Wicklow

Thursday

Easter Celebrations: The Cofradia de la Virgen de la Esperanza in Zamora, Spain

Wednesday
Families camping during school holidays get snowed in at Marfit Head farm near Pickering in North Yorkshire, as gale force winds, snow, sleet and rain which battered parts of Britain and left around 10,000 homes across the north-east of England without power are set to continue. Photo: PA
Tuesday
Students from the School of Urban Missions take part in a mass prayer walk around Oikos University as police investigate the scene of a mass shooting, where at least seven people were killed and three wounded, in Oakland, California. Photo: Reuters
Monday
15-year-old Daniel Bartlam was detained for 16 years for killing his mother after being inspired by a plot from Coronation Street. The teenager, from Georgia Drive, Redhill, Nottingham, killed his mother Jacqueline in a hammer attack at their home before burning her body with petrol.
Sunday
Takeaway worker Giustina Macari scooped the €5.7m Lotto jackpot. Giustina is pictured with Aisling Boland, the seller of her winning ticket.
Saturday
Despite the best efforts of the Keatings over the past two years, it has been revealed that the couple are to separate
Friday
Comedian David Walliams and supermodel wife Lara Stone at Number 10 Downing Street where he met the Prime Minister to discuss Sport Relief.
Thursday
Joey McCarthy and Michael Spain have some fun jumping in the canal in Dublin yesterday as the Sunny weather continues.
Wednesday
The scene on the N2 road near Slane where a taxi, which was hijacked in Dublin half an hour earlier, was involved in a road accident. The 16-year-old taxi hijacker was killed instantly and another passenger seriously injured. Two people in a van which the taxi crashed into were badly injured.
Tuesday Beyonce, a female Dachshund mix on top of an iPhone. Animal rescue workers say she was so small at birth that she could fit into a spoon.
Monday An Indian police officer and a protester try to extinguish the fire as a Tibetan man is engulfed in flames after self-immolating at a protest in New Delhi, India, ahead of Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to the country.
Sunday Pope Benedict XVI, blesses a baby upon his arrival at Parque del Bicentenario in Silao, Mexico.
Saturday Jordanna Fuztto and Anne Rodriguez from Brazil enjoying the unseasonably warm temperatures in St Stephen's Green, Dublin.
Friday
Fianna Fail party leader Micheal Martin speaks during a press conference at the Alexander Hotel in Dublin, where he claimed that a vote to expel former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern from his political party is the only route available for colleagues after a corruption inquiry found he did not tell the truth about a labyrinth of cash payments. Photo: PA
Thursday
A young Indian boy holds a pot after collecting water from a broken pipe in a slum on the outskirts of Mumbai, India. The U.N. estimates that more than one in six people worldwide do not have access to 20-50 litres of safe freshwater a day to ensure their basic needs for drinking, cooking and cleaning.
People carry the body of seven-year-old Miriam Monsonego during a joint funeral in Jerusalem for her and three other victims of Monday's shooting in Toulouse, March 21, 2012. Three children, one of them Monsonego, and a rabbi shot dead at a Jewish school in France were buried in Jerusalem on Wednesday, the victims of what an Israeli politician said were murders inspired by "wild animals made crazy by their hatred" of Jews. REUTERS/Nir Elias (JERUSALEM - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST OBITUARY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Tuesday
A French muslim prays in support of the Jewish community as relatives and mourners attend a ceremony at 'Ozar Hatorah' Jewish school for the victims of Monday's shootings which claimed the lives of three children and a rabbi.
Monday
French schoolchildren leave a Jewish school in Paris, after the French Interior Minister ordered security to be tightened around all French Jewish schools following an attack on one in Toulouse, in southwest France. A father and his two sons were among four people who died Monday when a gunman opened fire in front of a Jewish school in a city.
Sunday
Katr al-Nada Idriss, a 3-year-old Syrian girl, and her 4-year-old sister Nour al-Houda Idriss, lie on hospital beds in Tripoli, northern Lebanon. The sisters were wounded by shrapnel on Sunday while playing near their house in the Syrian town of Qusair, during fighting between Syrian troops and anti-government forces, according to hospital workers.
Chelsea and England soccer player Ashley Cole (R) arrives at the London Chest Hospital in east London March 19, 2012. Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba was critically ill in hospital after collapsing on the pitch during an FA Cup quarter-final soccer match at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. REUTERS/Paul Hackett (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH SPORT SOCCER)
Murat Omarov, 26, of Kazakhstan, holds up his iPad in hopes of buying the new iPad at an Apple store in Hong Kong March 16, 2012. The Apple branch in Hong Kong was the first in the region to open for online orders to avoid queuing confusion. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS TELECOMS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY)

Thursday

Builder Joe McNamara, 'The Anglo Avenger', was ordered to tear down his Achill-henge structure by the High Court. The High Court ruled that the building, which is described as an ornamental garden, is in breach of planning laws.
Wednesday
British Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama in Ohio as they watch a basketball game.
A doctor at a makeshift hospital displays a bullet removed from the hand of a young girl wounded during what protesters said was an attack by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces, at the Khalidiya neighbourhood in Homs March 8, 2012. Picture taken March 8, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT)
Sunday
Gertie Kiersey, 97, from Kevin Street and Lily Clarke Hanrahan, 2, from Castleknock at the offical reopening of the Dollstore Hospital and Museum in its new home in the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre.
Saturday
Irelands Tommy Bowe exits the pitch after after the RBS 6 Nations match at the Aviva Stadium. Ireland beat Scotland 32 - 14.
Friday
A young Indian boy is smeared with colored powder and glitter on his face during Holi celebrations in Allahabad, India. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring.
Thursday
The body of Anna Byrne, who was 38 weeks pregnant with twins, is taken from the sea at Howth Harbour after it was recovered by Gardai. Her family and friends had held a frantic search for the mum when she failed to collect her son from creche the previous day.
Wedneday
Six British soldiers killed in Afghanistan when their armoured car was destroyed have been named. Top row, from left: Sergeant Nigel Coupe, Corporal Jake Hartley and Private Anthony Frampton. Bottom row: Private Christopher Kershaw, Private Daniel Wade and Private Daniel Wilford. One was aged just 19, three of them were 20 and a fifth was 21.
Prince Harry with Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt doing his signature sign after a short sprint, at the University of the West Indies, in Jamaica where the Prince arrived late yesterday afternoon from The Bahamas. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 6, 2012. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire
Monday
The new owner of Bang Cafe and Dragon's Den entrepreneur Bobby Kerr is evacuated from his Merrion Row restaurant with other members of staff after a fire engulfed the trendy eaterie.
Sunday
Thousands queue to attend the Working Abroad Expo at the RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin. 20,000 people paid €10 each to attend the fair organised for people looking for opportunities abraod.
Look at the t-shirt. Comedian and broadcaster Abie Philbin Bowman meets up with former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern while wearing an I marched to the Dail but all I got was this lousy Taoiseach t-shirt during the 73rd Fianna Fail Ard Fheis at the RDS in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday 3 March 2011. Photo credit: Barbara Lindberg.
Friday
The remains of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Christchurch New Zealand following last year’s earthquake. The 131-year-old cathedral is to be demolished because it is too dangerous and expensive to rebuild, the stricken city's bishop said.
Thursday
Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission at the Tripartite Social Summit held in advance of the European Council.
Ireland's Rob Kearney is interviewed by Michael Corcoran of RTE after a press conference ahead of their side's RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship game against France on Sunday.
Tuesday
Yuko Sugimoto holds a photo of herself, as she stands at the same place she stood in March 13, 2011 after the area was hit by an earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki. Sugimoto was pictured last year as she wrapped herself in a beige blanket in front of a pile of debris as she looked for her son Raito who was missing. Her picture became an iconic image of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated Japan a year ago.
Monday
The Occupy camp at St Pauls Cathedral is evicted overnight by police.
An elderly women shops from a makeshift store as a young girl walks past portraits of former South African President Nelson Mandela, painted by O.J. Zwane, in Soweto February 26, 2012. Mandela remained in hospital on Sunday after keyhole surgery that officials said had left him in no danger but increased South Africans' concerns for their aging former president. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH)

Saturday

Finance Minister, Michael Noonan TD pictured arriving at the Removal of his wife Florence Noonan from Griffins Funeral Home, Limerick City.

Friday
Lead scenic artist, Dena D'Angelo works on the finishing touches for the set of the 84th Annual Academy Awards outside the Kodak Theatre ahead of the Oscars on Sunday.
Thursday
The Prince of Wales meets Cheryl Cole at the Prince's Trust's Invest in Futures gala dinner held at The Savoy, London.
Wednesday
Loyalist Jason Loughlin gives the thumbs up as he walks free from Belfast's Laganside court followed by fellow Loyalists, after the Loyslist supergrass trial dramatically ended this afternoon after 71 days and millions of pounds spent.
Wednesday
Artist Pete Majendie walks among his temporary art installation of 185 white painted chairs which represent the 185 lives lost in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, February 22, 2012. New Zealanders mark the 1st anniversary of the 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch which killed 185 people.
Tuesday
A soldier stands guard as women queue at a polling station during presidential elections in Yemen. Many hope the election outcome will help rebuild the country shattered by a year-long struggle that had pushed Yemen to the brink of civil war.
Monday
H.E Mr. Xi Jinping, Vice-President of the People's Republic of China, tries swinging a hurl while watched by members of the press corps in Croke Park.
Sunday A hearse arrives prior to the funeral services for Whitney Houston outside the New Hope Baptist Church on February 18, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. Whitney Houston was found dead in her hotel room at The Beverly Hilton hotel on February 11, 2012. Photo: Getty Images
Saturday Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (R) meets Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhai Jun in Damascus February 18. China said it supports the Arab League plan to end the crisis in the country. Photo:Reuters
Friday
A Libyan girl in traditional tribal costume flashes the V-sign for victory as families parade in their cars through the streets of Tripoli in celebration. Friday is the first anniversary of the revolt against slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Photo: Getty Images
Thursday
Sinead O'Connor performs during the filming of the Graham Norton Show in London. The programme will be shown on BBC1 on Friday February 17 at 10.35 pm
Wednesday
Drug dealer Barry Doyle (26) was given a life sentence after a jury unanimously found him guilty of the murder of Shane Geoghegan
Tuesday
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe revealed during a TV interview that he could twist his tongue into three different shapes, creating a number of bizarre folds.
Flowers and a photograph of the late singer Whitney Houston are pictured at a makeshift memorial to her at a corner of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California February 13, 2012. The memorial has flowers, notes, stuffed animals and photographs of Houston left by fans since her Houston's death at the hotel February 11. Houston was "underwater and apparently unconscious" when she was discovered in her hotel room bathtub, police said on Monday, as her body was reported to be heading home to New Jersey. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT OBITUARY)
Sunday
A riot police officers tries to extinguish flames from a petrol bomb thrown by protestors outside the Greek parliament in Athens.Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in the square outside Parliament as a parliamentary debate began, with more arriving constantly.
Saturday
Manchester United's Patrice Evra reacts after Liverpool's Luis Suarez ignored his handshake before their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford in Manchester.
Friday
Egyptian fishermen pray on the quayside in Union Hall, Cork as the final body from the Tit Bonhomme is brought ashore. The father of Egyptian deckhand Saied Ali Eldi (23) had held a vigil on the pier since the trawler sank on January 15.
Thursday
Resident Antonio Garces tries to recover his belongings from his house destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in Aguacate, Cuba.
Wednesday
More than 2000 student teachers protest outside Leinster House against budget cuts in education and new teachers' pay.
Tuesday
Competitors show off their tattoos before the MBK Tattoo Contest 2012 at a shopping mall in Bangkok. Nearly 180 competitors entered in the contest.
Monday
The scene of a fatal collision in Hartstown Dublin where a 21-year-old man, a passenger in a car, died after the vehicle hit a tree. The 24-year-old male driver passed away later in hospital.
Tactical team members move past a McDonald's on the way to spa next door where, police say multiple people were wounded when someone opened fire, near the Brookfield Square Mall in Brookfield, Wis., Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. Police launched a manhunt for a gunman they believe opened fire at the suburban Milwaukee spa, killing three people and wounding four before fleeing. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Michael Sears)
Saturday
Official photo released by the Ducal Court of Luxembourg of Crown Prince Guillaume and Crown Princess Stephanie in Notre Dame Cathedral, Luxembourg during their church wedding
Friday
Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba and pray at the Grand mosque during the annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca.
Thursday
Platters of sugar cookies bearing the likenesses of President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, are available for sale on the counter at the Oakmont Bakery/
Wednesday
Sean Quinn Jr, son of former billionaire, Sean Quinn, arriving at the Four Courts where he lost his Supreme Court appeal against a finding of contempt of court and a three-month sentence for that contempt – but he will still be out on Friday.
Tuesday
Guest speaker Patrick Honohan Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland arriving at the Chartered Accountants Leinster Society business luncheon in the Westbury Hotel.
Monday
Olympic sprinting champion Usain Bolt, poses for a photo with children while attending the annual national awards ceremony on National Heroes Day in Kingston, Jamaica.
Saturday
Fans of Ivory Coast's national football team help other fans escape the violence in the upper tiers of Leopold Sedar Senghor stadium in Dakar. Senegal's African Nations Cup tie with Ivory Coast was abandoned when riot police fired teargas inside the packed stadium as thousands of fans lit fires and threw objects in protest at the home team's show.
Friday
Emotional relatives and friends pay their respects at picture boards of the victims during the Bali Bombing 10th anniversary memorial service in Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia.
Wednesday
Some of the 50 puppies found in two cars after uniformed gardai stopped and searched the vehicles on Old Malahide Road in Dublin. Two men are being questioned for alleged animal cruelty. The pups were discovered in boxes in the rear of both vehicles and included a number of cocker and springer spaniels, terrier, beagle and labrador breeds, and 25 Jack Russells.
Researchers wait for giant panda Taotao to get into a cage, in Wolong National Nature Reserve, Sichuan province October 7, 2012. Taotao and its mother Caocao were transferred down from a 2,100-meter high mountain to Hetaoping Research and Conservation Center for a health examination and to be prepared for reintroduction to the wild. Researchers wore panda costumes to ensure that the cub's environment was devoid of human influence, according to local media. Picture taken October 7, 2012. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA
Monday
The scene of a five-car pile-up during morning rush-hour traffic on the Stillorgan Road in Dublin . Firefighters had to use cutting equipment to free people from one of the cars. Three men and a woman were taken to hospital, one man was said to have suffered a heart attack at the scene.
World Wife Carrying Champions Taisto Miettinen and Kristina Haapanen, from Helsinki, Finland, enter the water hazard just moments before second place finishers Jesse Wall and Christine Arsenault of South Paris during the finals of the 2012 North American Wife Carrying Championship Saturday, Oct. 7, 2012 at Sunday River in Newry, Maine. The Finnish duo took first place with a time of 52.58 seconds. "Against Taisto, we went in hand to hand, shoulder to shoulder and he got that big long leg in front of my stomach and I just couldn't quite get over it," said Wall of the first log hurdle on the course. "I got stuck there. We lost some time to him." (AP Photo/The Sun-Journal, Amber Waterman)
Saturday
A woman takes a photo in the Iveagh Trust museum flat in Dublin, which has opened to the public as part of the Open House Architecture Festival. Number 3B was preserved as a museum piece in 2002 after the death at the age of 95 of its last tenant, Nellie Molloy, who had lived there all her life, resisting all offers to bring her flat up to the modern standards enjoyed by her neighbors.
The family of Jill Meagher release white doves at the conclusion of her funeral at Cordell Chapel at Fawkner Memorial Park in Melbourne, Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. Meagher was abducted and murdered a fortnight ago. (AAP Imager/Julian Smith) NO ARCHIVING
Thursday
Protesters chant slogans against Spain's government as they disrupt A lecture by Spain's Minister of Economy and Competitiveness Luis de Guindos at the London School of Economics.
Coral Jones, the mother of missing school girl April Jones, reacts as she attends at a news conference with April's step-grandfather, Dai Smith, in Aberystwyth, mid Wales October 3, 2012. Police were questioning a man, named as Mark Bridger, about the disappearance of five-year-old April Jones, who went missing from her home town of Machynlleth, on Monday. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY CRIME LAW)
Tuesday
Four-year-old Liam Nolan Kraul helps launch Honey Days campaign. Taking place throughout October with hundreds of volunteers selling mini honey pots for €2 or honey lollipops for €1 in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland.
An Afghan boy receives treatment at a hospital after a suicide bomb attack in Khost province October 1, 2012. Three NATO soldiers and an Afghan interpreter were killed, along with at least nine civilians, in a suicide bomb attack on a foot patrol in volatile eastern Khost province on Monday, a NATO spokeswoman and local witnesses said. REUTERS/ Anwarullah (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST HEALTH)
Sunday
USA players arrive at the closing ceremony of the Ryder Cup PGA golf tournament in Medinah, after losing to Europe.
Saturday
A man walks on a muddy street littered with debris in the town of Villanueva del Trabuco, Malaga, southern Spain. Ten people have killed while hundreds were evacuated from their homes as torrential rains caused flash flooding.
Repro Free: 27/09/2012 Leinster and Ireland rugby star, Gordon DArcy, got a bit of help from his dog, Wilson, when he launched GOAL Jersey Day. This annual fundraiser calls on people in companies and schools to wear their favourite jersey with pride on Friday 5th October. For your Jersey Day pack, call 01 2809779 or visit www.goal.ie Picture Andres Poveda
Thursday
A Bahraini woman uses an iPad to photograph a rally in Diraz, Bahrain, against a film made in the United States that denigrates Islam's founding Prophet Muhammad.
Wednesday
A boy plays with a sacrificed goat, in front of the idol of "Swet Bhairab" during the Indra Jatra Festival in Kathmandu in Nepal.
Tuesday
Donegal manager Jim McGuinness with fans in Mountcharles after winning the Same Maguire Cup on Sunday.
Monday
Gardai at the scene of the murder of Declan O'Reilly, on Dublin's South Circular Road. He was shot four times in the stomach as he walked along the road with his 11-year-old son shortly after 8 pm.
Sunday
Tiger Woods reacts after teeing off on the 17th hole during the final round of the Tour Championship golf tournament in Atlanta.
Saturday
President Barack Obama is hugged by a woman as he greets people at a campaign event in Milwaukee.
Friday
Libyan doctors help a Libyan civilian, who was shot in his arm and his gut during a raid on armed Islamic militias compounds in Benghazi. Hundreds of protesters stormed the compound of one of Libya's strongest armed Islamic extremist groups, as the attack that killed the U.S. ambassador sparked a public backlash against armed groups that run rampant in the country.
Thursday
Vets conduct a health check on 'Jia Jia' one of two Giant Pandas from Chengdu, China, who are residing at the Singapore River Safari for the next 10-years.
Wednesday
Mickey Corsi, of Bedford, Texas, holds a sign as he protests outside the hotel hosting a fundraiser for Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in Dallas.
Seated with talk show host David Letterman, U.S. President Barack Obama makes an appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman" at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City September 18, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
Monday
Tributes are left at Ravenhill rugby ground, Belfast, where a book of condolence was opened in memory of rugby player Nevin Spence, who was killed alongside his father and brother in a farming tragedy. Photo: PA
The family home on the farm on the outskirts of Hillsborough Co Down, where young rugby star Nevin Spence died alongside his brother and his father when they fell into a slurry tank. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 16, 2012. Emergency services went to the family farm shortly after 6pm on Saturday following reports that four people had fallen into the slurry pit. See PA story ULSTER Tank. Photo credit should read: Paul Faith/PA Wire
Saturday
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) special envoy, Angelina Jolie starts a visit to Baghdad, Iraq. Jolie said that with winter approaching, she is concerned about the plight of hundreds of thousands of Syrians forced to flee their homes.
Artists perform in front of Pope Benedict XVI as he arrives at Baabda presidential palace near Beirut, September 15, 2012. Pope Benedict arriving in Lebanon on Friday for a three-day visit as civil war rages in neighbouring Syria called for a halt to weapons imports to Syria which he said were a "grave sin". REUTERS/ Stefano Rellandini (LEBANON - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Friday
Helicopter footage of a pileup of 80 to 100 vehicles on a foggy Texas interstate which injured at least 51 people, eight critically, officials said.
Thursday
Queen Elizabeth views the interior of a caravan during a visit to the Bailey caravan factory in Bristol as part of her Jubilee tour.
Wednesday
Golfer Darren Clarke is awarded an OBE, for services to golf by Queen Elizabeth II during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in central London.
Tuesday
U.S. President Barack Obama yawns as he attends the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and East Asia summit in Phnom Penh.
U.S. President Barack Obama and Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung Sann Suu Kyi meet at Suu Kyi's home in Yangon November 19, 2012. President Obama became the first serving U.S. president to visit Myanmar on Monday, trying during a whirlwind six-hour trip to strike a balance between praising the government's progress in shaking off military rule and pressing for more reform. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: POLITICS)
18/11/2012. Pictured are runners at the Dublin run in Phoneix Park for those who missed out on the New York Marathon due to Hurricane Sandy. Photo: El Keegan
SANTA CLAUS ARRIVES AT ARNOTTSPictured at the arrival of Santa to Arnotts, was Santa himself, accompanied by Make-A-Wish child Keela Smith, 4 years old from Cork. Santa arrived to a huge welcome outside Arnotts in his horse drawn Victorian carriage and was escorted along Henry Street by circus entertainers from Fossetss Circus including the famous Ringmaster, Marian Fossett, leading a cast of circus characters.  Santa then headed to his special grotto on the 1st floor of the store, where he will be meeting children and eagerly listening to their Christmas present wishes until Christmas Eve. Admission to visit Santa is free.***NO REPRO FEE****Photography: Conor Healy Photography
Friday
President Michael D Higgins, his wife Sabina, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore with Sam Stynes at a ceremony in Aras an Uachtarain after the Dublin-born Aussie Rules legend Jim Stynes was posthumously awarded the new Presidential Distinguished Service honour for the Irish abroad
Thursday
Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni at the end of the friendly International where the team were beaten 1-0 by Greece in the Aviva Stadium. SPORTSFILE
People take part in a demonstration by French labour unions against austerity policies in Europe, in Marseille November 14, 2012. The placards read, "Enough austerity"(R) and "We are all Greek". REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST EMPLOYMENT)
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L), Australia's Foreign Minister Bob Carr (C) and U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta stand during the playing of Taps after participating in a wreath laying ceremony at the State War Memorial, prior to meetings as part of AUSMIN, in Kings Park, Perth November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Saul Loeb/Pool (AUSTRALIA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
Monday
Orphaned elephant calf Moses dies in the arms of his 'adopted mother' Jenny Webb in Malawi. She had raised the seven and a half onth old elephant since it had lost it's mother. But Moses contracted a tummy bug and died.
Sunday
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall present a poster to selected children in costume after attending a performance at the Bruce Mason Theatre in Auckland
Saturday
Syrians carry their rubbish to a mountain of garbage in a roundabout in Aleppo, Syria. Due the heavy fighting and shelling, the garbage collection system collapsed weeks ago.
Friday
Sean Fitzpatrick, former Anglo Chairman leaves Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, after his first appearance on 16 charges of fraud offences.
Thursday
Barack Obama walks with daughters Sasha and Malia, and first lady Michelle Obama to Air Force One before leaving O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, on their way back to the White House.
07/11/12 State Pathologist, Dr. Marie Cassidy at the scene where a body was found buried at the rear of a house on the Timahoe Road, Port Laoise this evening.The body was found during a search for 30 year old Aoife Phelan who went missing almost two weeks ago...Picture Colin Keegan, Collins, Dublin.
ATHENS, GREECE - NOVEMBER 06: Protesters hold Greek flags at a rally outside the parliament on November 6, 2012 in Athens, Greece. Hundreds of thousands of Greeks began a crippling 48-hour strike on Tuesday to protest against a new round of wage and pension cuts that parliament is expected to approve the following day. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)
Sean Quinn Jnr. and his wife, Karen pictured leaving Mountjoy Prison Training Unit after visiting Sean Quinn Snr earlier this month.
Friday
Praveen Halappanavar, the husband of Savita Halappanavar and his Solicitor Gerard O'Donnell, leaving the inquest into her death at Galway Coroners court.
Thursday
A man walks past a photograph by Tim Flach at the London Art Fair .
Wednesday
A general view of the scene where a helicopter crashed in central London, after hitting a crane on top of a tower block by the River Thames
Tuesday
A Jewish man collects candles next to a burning pyre at the grave of Rabbi Yisrael Abuhatzera, known as the sage Baba Sali, in the southern Israeli town of Netivot, Israel.
Thousands of Jews, mainly of Moroccan origin, gathered to pray and hold festivities at the tomb of the respected rabbi who was known as a miracle maker by religious Jews.
Monday
The scene at Drumalee Court off the North Circular Road Dublin where the bodies of John Glennon and Debbie McEvoy were discovered. It emerged that the couple had died from hypothermia. Photo: Mark Condren
Sunday
Members of the Gardai at the scene of the shooting of 18-year-old Luke WIlson at Liffey Gael's GAA club on the Sarsfield Road, Dublin.
Friday
Snow falls over damaged buildings in Homs, Syria.
Thursday
Marie Fleming from Co Wicklow, leaving court flanked by her partner Tom Curran, and other family members, after the High Court ruled against her challenge to ban on assisted suicide.
Wednesday
Iranian Ambassador in Syria Mohammad Riza Shibani speaks to the media after Iranians released by Syrian rebels arrived at a hotel in Damascus January 9, 2013. Forty eight Iranians released by Syrian rebels in exchange for the release of more than 2,000 civilian prisoners held by the Syrian government arrived at the Sheraton hotel in central Damascus on Wednesday, a Reuters witness said. The men were accompanied by the Iranian ambassador to Syria and arrived in six small buses, looking tired but in good health.
Tuesday
Photo provided by the Holmes family, Tammy Holmes, second from left, and her grandchildren, two-year-old Charlotte Walker, left, four-year-old Esther Walker, third from left, nine-year-old Liam Walker, eleven-year-old Matilda, second from right, and six-year-old Caleb Walker, right, take refuge under a jetty as a wildfire rages near-by in the Tasmanian town of Dunalley, east of the state capital of Hobart, Australia. The family credits God with their survival from the fire that destroyed around 90 homes in Dunalley. Photo: AP
Tuesday
Police dressed in riot gear clear Tempelmore of debris placed there by loyalist youths in Belfast January 8, 2013. Violent protests continue in Northern Ireland as loyalists renewed their anger against restrictions on flying the union flag from Belfast City Hall. Photo: Reuters
A police van carrying five men accused of the gang rape and murder of an Indian student arrives at a court in New Delhi January 7, 2013. Five men accused of the gang rape and murder of an Indian student appeared in court on Monday to hear charges against them, after two of them offered evidence possibly in return for a lighter sentence in the case that has led to a global outcry. The five men, along with a teenager, are accused of raping the 23-year-old physiotherapy student on a bus in New Delhi. She died two weeks later on December 28 in a Singapore hospital. REUTERS/Stringer (INDIA - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Saturday
Messages left on flowers pictured at the funeral of 17 year old Andrew Dermot Parker Clarke, son of chef Derry Clarke at The Boys' Chapel, Clongowes Wood College, Clane.
Friday
The White House released this shot of U.S. President Barack Obama jumping into the ocean at Pyramid Rock Beach January 1, 2013 in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
Thursday
Clergy making their way into St Flannan's Church Co Offaly for funeral of vet Catherine Gowing murdered in Wales in October.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leaves New York Presbyterian Hospital with husband, Bill (TOP), and daughter, Chelsea (R), in New York, January 2, 2013. The secretary of state, who has not been seen in public since Dec. 7, was revealed on Sunday evening to be in a New York hospital under treatment for a blood clot that stemmed from a concussion she suffered in mid-December. REUTERS/Joshua Lott (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
Tuesday
The shooting of Michael Collins was re-enacted during the annual charity Wellie Race in Castlecomer Co Kilkenny on New Year's Day. Photo: Pat Moore.
Monday
Fireworks explode over and around the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House during new year celebrations for 2013. More than 1.5 million people lined the foreshores of the harbour to watch the annual new year fireworks show.
Saturday
Gardai have launched an investigation into the death of a man near apartments on Ruben Street, Dublin.
Wednesday
The doors of Arnotts dept store on Henry Street open for the start of the St Stephen's Day sales.
Tuesday
Santas jump off the pier at Dublin's Forty Foot in the annual Christmas Day swim.
Monday
People skate beneath the Christmas tree at the Rockefeller Center ice skating rink on Christmas Eve in New York City.
Sunday
Peter Wright of England nicknamed Snake Bite in action during his second round match against Michael van Gerwen of the Netherlands on day Ten of the Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace.
22/12/12 Seanie Fitzpatrick at a wedding in Blackrock, Dundalk. Picture: Arthur Carron
Aidan Power ,Joe Duffy ,Lord Mayor of Dublin Naoise O Muiri and Lisa Fitzpatrick join in the The 29th Annual Belvedere College students and staff ,annual 3 day sleepout in aid of the Father Peter McVerry Trust ,Home Again and Focus Irelandon O Connell Street Dublin,It began at noon on Saturday at the GPO and Bank of Ireland and continues non stop until 6 pm on christmas eve night.Since its inception the sleep-out has raised over 1.5 million for worthy causes ,focussing on homelessness.This year as well as giving on the spot-you can also donate 2 by texting the word " sleepout" to 57802.Throughout the day various supporters joined in the collection including , Rugby star , Cian Healy , and Nadia Forde,Aidan Power, Joe Duffy ,Clodagh Mc Kenna and Lisa Fitzpatrick. PIX BRIAN MCEVOYNO REPRO FEE
Thursday
US President Barack Obama pretends to be caught in a spider's web while playing with the son of a White House staff member dressed as Spider-Man.
Wednesday
Twenty miniature stockings adorn a makeshift memorial for the mass shooting victims in Newtown, Connecticut.
Tuesday
The coffin of football legend Paidi O'Se is carried to its final resting place in Ventry, Co. Kerry. Photo: Mark Condren
Monday
People gather in Federation Square to watch the Dame Elisabeth Murdoch public memorial on large screens as it is held across the road at St Paul's Cathedral in Melbourne, Australia. Dame Murdoch, mother of Rupert, passed away on December 5th, aged 103.
Sunday
Santas at the first ever Barnardos Santa Stroll on Dun Laoghaire’s East Pier in Dublin.
Saturday
President Higgins makes Christmas and New Year's greetings to Irish people at home and abroad in Aras An Uachtarain.
NEWTOWN, CT - DECEMBER 14: Connecticut State Police walk on Dickson Street from the scene of an elementary school shooting on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. According to reports, there are about 27 dead, 18 children, after a gunman opened fire in at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. The shooter was also killed. (Photo by Douglas Healey/Getty Images)
Thursday
Mourners follow the coffin of the remains of Eamon Kelly who was shot dead near his home in Killester, Dublin.
Wednesday
The queue outside the Capuchin Day Centre stretching hundreds of feet. The centre in Dublin fed over 2000 people that day with hot food and food parcels.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 13: A man makes his way out of the Serpentine lake in Hyde Park after an early morning swim on December 13, 2012 in London, England. Extremely cold conditions are continuing to grip the UK with many overnight temperatures falling to -14C, bringing widespread ice, harsh frosts and freezing fog. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Fran Lopez, a jobless electrician, checks his mobile phone on a street bench near his home in Madrid, Spain, on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. The jobless rate in Lopez's native Spain stands at 26 percent, jostling with Greece for the rank of highest on the continent. Photographer: Photographer: Angel Navarrete/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Fran Lopez
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Rio Ferdinand of Manchester United reacts after being struck by an object thrown from the crowd during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium on December 9, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Saturday
Gardai at the scene of a house fire in Lurganboy, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim, where three people died.
Friday
American playwright, Sam Shepard and campaigner for the rights of abuse victims, Christine Buckley who were conferred with honorary degrees at Trinity College Dublin.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looks at a welcome book given to her by children during a visit to the U.S. Embassy in Dublin December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (IRELAND - Tags: POLITICS EDUCATION)
Wednesday
Homeless man John Byrne with his pet rabbit Barney. Gary Kearney was sentenced to four months in jail for throwing the pet rabbit into the Liffey last summer. John Byrne jumped into the river to save its life and received a Compassionate Citizen Award for his effort.
Ireland's Finance Minister Michael Noonan and Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos (L) attend an European Union finance ministers meeting in Brussels December 4, 2012. EU finance ministers discuss proposals for a single supervisory mechanism for banks on Tuesday. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir (BELGIUM - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)
02/12/2012 Members of the Gardai at the scene of a fatal stabbing incident at the Herberton Apartments on St. Anthony's Road, Dublin.Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
01/12/2012. Pictured is Gerry Adams TD speaking at the inaugural Constitutional Convention due to take at least eight possible amendments into consideration held at Dublin Castle. Photo: El Keegan
Friday
Sydneysiders flock to Bondi Beach in Australia. Temperatures in the high 30s and low 40s are expected to hit parts of the state over the weekend.
Thursday
Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks leaves Westminster Magistrates Court after appearing to face charges linked to alleged corrupt payments to public officials in London
Wednesday
Members of Eirigi protesting outside Lucan garda station where their party leader Brian Leeson was taken nto custody.
A tractor blocks the entrance of the European Commission's agriculture office during a protest by European milk producers in central Brussels November 27, 2012. Thousands of dairy farmers from all over Europe took part in the demonstration to urge politicians to take efficient legislative measures for the milk market and to listen to farmers' demands for cost-covering prices and fair remuneration, according to the organisers. The sign reads "No future without farmers". REUTERS/Francois Lenoir (BELGIUM - Tags: AGRICULTURE POLITICS BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST)
Penguins clad in Christmas-themed outfits walk during an event at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise in Yokohama, south of Tokyo November 27, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)
Sunday
Hundrerds of people turned up on O'Connell Street in Dublin in cold and wet conditionsl for the offical start of Christmas and the lighting of tree by the Lord Mayor.
Saturday
Thank you notes are written on refrigerators damaged by Superstorm Sandy on November 25, 2012 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. New Jersey Gov. Christie estimated that Superstorm Sandy cost New Jersey $29.4 billion in damage and economic losses
Wednesday
School children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi assemble to mark his anniversary in the southern Indian city of Chennai. Gandhi, leader of the Indian nationalist non-violent movement against British rule, was assassinated in 1948. India observes Gandhi's death anniversary as Martyr's day. Photo: Reuters
Tuesday
Residents attempt to identify bodies found along a river at a school used as a field hospital in Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr. At least 65 people, apparently shot in the head, were found dead with their hands bound in a district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Tuesday, activists said. Opposition activists posted a video of a man filming at least 51 muddied male bodies alongside what they said was the Queiq River in the rebel-held Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood of Aleppo. Photo: Reuters
Monday
Dolours Price's coffin is carried from her family home in West Belfast by her two sons Danny and Oscar at front and her ex partner actor Stephen Rea to St Agnes Church and then onto Milltown Cemetery for burial.
Relatives and friends of Mariana Callegari, one of the victims of a fire at Boate Kiss nightclub attend her funeral in the southern city of Santa Maria, 187 miles (301 km) west of the state capital Porto Alegre January 28, 2013. The nightclub fire killed at least 232 people in Santa Maria early on Sunday when a band's pyrotechnics show set the building ablaze and fleeing partygoers stampeded toward blocked and overcrowded exits in the ensuing panic, officials said. REUTERS/Edison Vara (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER)
Saturday
People queue at Dundalk Garda Station to sign a book of condolences in memory of Det Garda Adrian Donoghue who was killed during an attempted armed robbery at Lordship Credit Union, Co. Louth.
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 25: An Egyptian protester runs with a live tear gas canister during clashes with riot police in Tahrir Square on January 25, in Cairo, Egypt. Thousands of protesters converged on the capital's iconic Tahrir Square on Friday to mark the second anniversary of the overthrow of former President Hosni Mubarak's regime. (Photo by Ed Giles/Getty Images).
Workers clear landslide debris in the mining town of Pueblo Nuevo, Ecuador, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. At least six people were killed and 18 were injured by the Thursday landslide in the southern province of Azuay, local authorities said. (AP Photo)
Wednesday
U.S.Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies on the September attack on U.S. diplomatic sites in Benghazi, Libya during a hearing held by the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington.
President Barack Obama dances with first lady Michelle Obama during The Inaugural Ball at the Washignton convention center during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Monday
Fiona Doyle speaking to the media outside court yesterday after her father Patrick O'Brien was sentenced to 12 years with 9 suspended for to 16 charges of the rape and indecent assault of her over ten years.
A family asleep in Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport after heavy snow across Europe and the UK caused flight delays and cancellations. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday January 19, 2013. See PA story WEATHER Snow. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
A demonstrator holds a sign touting an assault rifle during the Guns Across America pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Olympia, Washington, January 19, 2013. Pro-gun activists who say the right to own firearms is under attack from President Barack Obama's proposals to reduce gun violence held "high noon" rallies across the United States on Saturday in support of gun ownership rights. REUTERS/Matt Mills McKnight (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS)

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