Tuesday 24 April 2018

The World In Pictures

Visitors run away as waves caused by a tidal bore surge past a barrier on the banks of Qiantang River, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. Photo credit: REUTERS/Stringer
Visitors run away as waves caused by a tidal bore surge past a barrier on the banks of Qiantang River, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. Photo credit: REUTERS/Stringer
Indian youth make a human pyramid to reach and break the Dahi Handi, an earthen pot filled with yoghurt, as they celebrate Janamashtami, the birth anniversary of Hindu God Krishna in Mumbai, India. India's top court said that children as young as 12 can climb atop towering human pyramids in this popular Hindu celebration that has seen deaths and injuries in past years. Photo credit: AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool
A man cools off at Mirusha water falls 80 km west of Kosovo capital Pristina, during a heat wave with temperatures reaching 37 degrees Celsius (98.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in many parts of the country. Photo credit: AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu
A crane lifts a space shuttle replica to be place atop the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) at NASAs Johnson Space Center in Houston. The old Boeing 747 formerly transported shuttles piggyback to Florida following flights. Visitors will be allowed to enter both vehicles when the permanent exhibit opens in 2015. Photo credit: AP Photo/Conroe Courier, Kar B Hlava
A protester throws back a smoke bomb while clashing with police in Ferguson, Missouri. Police in Ferguson fired several rounds of tear gas to disperse protesters late on Wednesday, on the fourth night of demonstrations over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. Photo credit: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
A giant cross is seen at dusk in front of Gwanghwamun, main gate of the royal Gyeongbok Palace, in Seoul. Pope Francis sent an unprecedented message of good will to China on Thursday before touching down in Seoul, but the first papal trip to Asia in 15 years got off to a shaky start with the news some Chinese had been barred from joining a youth celebration. Photo credit: REUTERS/Issei Kato
Volunteers sit in wooden boxes at Parliament Square, to represent living conditions in Gaza, during a protest in London. Some one hundred and fifty men, women and children crammed into boxes in a bid to illustrate the conditions faced by the people of Gaza trapped by the blockade, in an event organised by Oxfam. Photo credit: REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Jordan Smith catches a wave as he wakesurfs on Sproat Lake near Port Alberni, British Columbia. Photo credit: AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward
A giant flower carpet is seen at Brussels' Grand Place. This year's theme for the flower carpet is Turkey and around 750,000 begonias were needed to create the 1,800 square meter flower carpet design, according to the event organisers. Photo credit: REUTERS/Yves Herman
A worker controls the tapping of a blast furnace at Europe's largest steel factory of Germany's industrial conglomerate ThyssenKrupp AG in the western German city of Duisburg. Photo credit: REUTERS/Ina Fassbender/Files
A man rides his horse along the shore on Los Lances beach during sunset in Tarifa, near Cadiz, southern Spain. Photo credit: REUTERS/Jon Nazca
Traffic moves in front of the Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus railway station as it is illuminated ahead of India's Independence Day celebrations in Mumbai. Photo credit: REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade

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