Saturday 18 April 2015

This week in pictures

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Thai villagers hang their birds up as they gather for a bird-singing contest in the southern Thai province of Narathiwat. Photo: Getty Images
Thai villagers hang their birds up as they gather for a bird-singing contest in the southern Thai province of Narathiwat. Photo: Getty Images
Indian defence services personnel flex their muscles as they compete in the Best Physique Championship in Secunderabad
Angry villagers attack three alleged bandits near Phnom Penh, Cambodia. A mob of about 400, armed with stones, iron bars and sticks, attacked three men accused of robbing two sisters. The crowd killed two of the men. Photo: Getty Images
Nicolas Ivanoff of France in action during the Red Bull Air Race qualifying session in Abu Dhabi. Photo: Getty Images
A model presents a creation by Indian designers Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna during the Wills India Fashion Week in New Delhi. Photo: Getty Images
A worker in unloads yellow fin tuna in the southern Philippine city of General Santos. The city is considered the tuna capital of the Philippines, exporting to the United States and Europe. Photo: Getty Images
Taronga Zoo's new male elephant calf, nicknamed 'Mr Shuffles', explores his enclosure at the zoo in Thailand. The calf, whose recovery after being pronounced dead during labour caused a nationwide sensation, was given the name Pathi Harn which means 'miracle' in Thai. Photo: Getty Images
A life-size statue pictured near Madison Square Park in New York. The statue is part of Antony Gormley's public art exhibition Event Horizon. Altogether 31 body forms, made from iron and fiberglass, will be placed on rooftops and the surrounding area of the historic Madison Square Park and the Flatiron District. Photo: Getty Images
A dentist operates on a humanoid dental patient robot, named Hanako Showa, during a demonstration of dental treatment at Showa University in Tokyo. Photo: Getty Images
Members of the public smash an ice block in an attempt to reach AUD$1,000 cash frozen within it in Sydney. The event was a promotion for a new clothing label. Photo: Getty Images
French rugby captain Thierry Dusautoir celebrates winning the Six Nations by 'crowd surfing' along a row of his team mates. Photo: Getty Images
A Kyrgyz man falls from his horse while taking part in the traditional sport 'Kok-Boru (Ulak-Tartysh)' in Bishkek. The sport involves players on horseback competing for points by throwing a sheepskin into a well. Photo: Getty Images
Marine biologists dressed as mermaids and Poseidon, the god of water, wave as they float past Sydney Harbour on a six-metre-long 'iceberg' to celebrate World Water Day. Photo: Getty Images
Striking British Airways cabin crew give the thumbs down sign towards a BA airplane as it flies past their picket line on the final day of a three-day strike near Heathrow airport. Photo: Getty Images
A sex toy with an 18-carat diamond ring mounted in it was recently sold by a Paris jeweller for €40,000. According to the maker the luxury sex toy 'was designed for rich people who want to declare their love in a special way.' Photo: Getty Images
Norman Surplus flies past the round tower in Larne in Co Antrim, as he begins his epic bid to become the first person to fly round the world in a gyrocopter. Photo: PA
A diver cleans the glass of a giant aquarium as fish swim by at the AquaDom in Berlin. Photo: Getty Images
The 25-metre tall aquarium contains approximately 1,500 fish from 50 different species. It stands in the lobby of the SAS Radission Hotel and is part of the SeaLife Berlin underwater attraction. Photo: Getty Images
Real Zaragoza's Edmilson takes a tumble during their Spanish League game with Barcelona. Photo: Getty Images

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