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Tuesday 11 December 2018

The World in Pictures

A group of people dressed as a Star Wars characters pose at the cartoon fair
A group of people dressed as a Star Wars characters pose at the cartoon fair "Vienna Comix" in Vienna. "Vienna Comix", one of Europe's largest cartoon fairs, takes place twice a year and is expected to attract thousands of fans from Austria and the neighbouring countries. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
People ride a Ferris wheel in an amusement park as they celebrate the first day of Eid al-Adha, at the port-city of Sidon, southern Lebanon. REUTERS/ Ali Hashisho
Turkish soldiers take position as they clash with Turkish Kurdish protesters near the Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the Turkish town of Suruc in southeastern Sanliurfa province. Turkish security forces broke up a pro-Kurdish demonstration on the Turkish-Syrian border which was in solidarity with Syrian Kurds. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
A boy sits on a wheel in front of the bullet-riddled facade of a mosque on the first day of Eid al-Adha in the Duma neighbourhood in Damascus. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha to mark the end of the haj pilgrimage by slaughtering sheep, goats, camels and cows to commemorate Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son, Ismail, on God's command. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh
A protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask sits in front of a barricade along a main street leading to the financial Central district, near the government headquarters building, in Hong Kong. Fresh scuffles broke out on Saturday between Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters and opponents of the week-long demonstrations, reigniting concerns that the Chinese-controlled city's worst unrest in decades could take a violent turn. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
A North Korean soldier gestures to a Chinese tourist boat as she guards on the banks of the Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite to the Chinese border city of Dandong. REUTERS/Jacky Chen
Italian disabled dancer Simona Atzori (top) performs, before a special audience with disabled athletes led by Pope Francis, in Paul VI hall at the Vatican October. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
An Israeli woman rides a bike with a child on an empty motorway during Yom Kippur in Tel Aviv. Many Israelis take to the streets on bicycles during the holiday of Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, when the country comes to a standstill for 25-hours as observant Jews fast, businesses are closed, and driving is prohibited. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly
Mayor of Kiev Vitaly Klitschko (L) and former Polish President Lech Walesa, who is on a visit to Ukraine, release pigeons as they walk through Independence Square in central Kiev. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
Muslim pilgrims arrive to cast stones at pillars symbolizing Satan, during the annual haj pilgrimage, on the first day of Eid al-Adha in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
Competitors covered in coloured powder react after crossing the finish line during the Color Run in Marseille. Inspired by the Hindu Holi festival, participants take part in a five-km (3.11-mile) run dotted with locations where coloured powders are thrown over them. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
Cars, that the police suspect were stolen and dumped in the lake behind the Jaguari dam, appear on dry ground as the lake dries up due to a prolonged drought in Braganca Paulista, Sao Paulo state. A local police spokesman said it is common for stolen vehicles to be dumped in this lake, but it is not normal for them to appear during a normal dry season. The worst drought in 80 years has left the Cantareira system, that provides greater Sao Paulo with most of its water, with the lowest water level on record, with daily rationing becoming common in the region's smaller cities. REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio

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