Monday 18 December 2017

The World in Pictures

Gentoo penguins walk inside an open-air cage at the Royev Ruchey zoo on the suburbs of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.
Gentoo penguins walk inside an open-air cage at the Royev Ruchey zoo on the suburbs of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.
Portuguese forcados of the group of Lisbon are tossed by a bull as they try to catch it during a traditional Portuguese bullfight at Lisbon's Campo Pequeno bullring.
San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers comes out of the tunnel before pre-game introductions before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Qualcomm Stadium.
A baby giant anteater clings to his mother "Corndog" at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, R.I. The yet-to-be-named baby was born July 25. Anteaters, which can eat up to 35,000 termites and ants per day, are native to Central and South America. Only 5,000 are thought to remain in the wild.
Hot air balloons are inflated ahead of a mass ascent at the 36th International Balloon Fiesta at the Ashton Court Estate near Bristol, which is Europe's largest ballooning event.
Police guard outside the Constitutional Court in Jakarta, before it resumes hearing the case of losing Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto. Prabowo launched a last-gasp attempt to overturn the official election result on Wednesday, telling the nation's highest court last month's vote was tainted by "massive" fraud.
Squatters carry their refrigerator to another place as security personnel from PT Kereta Api Indonesia dismantle illegal houses built along a railway track at Tanah Abang in Jakarta. PT KAI has demolished more than 400 squatter homes illegally erected along the commuter railroad line in Jakarta this week, local newspaper reported on Friday.
British director Nick Park, the creator of the Wallace & Gromit animated movies, poses for photographers with six sculptures of his animated character Shaun the Sheep in London. The sculptures are part of a public arts trail entitled "Shaun in the City," which will see 120 sculptures decorated by different artists and celebrities placed around London and Bristol to raise money for sick children at auction. Shaun the Sheep featured in the Wallace & Gromit animation "A Close Shave" before the Aardman Animations studio created a spin-off series popular with children.
An Indian man rides a bike on a waterlogged road as it rains in Jammu, India. India's monsoon season, which runs from June to September, bring rains that are vital to agriculture but also cause floods and landslides.
A man walks on a water pipeline used a as pathway under a bridge in Mumbai.
Revellers wave Serbian flags as they sing in a street during the 54th annual brass band festival in the Serbian village of Guca. Every year Guca is swamped by thousands of people taking part in the celebration of brass band music.
A man cools off at the Tungareshwar waterfall on the outskirts of Mumbai.

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