Monday 18 December 2017

The world in pictures

A woman looks at the installation
A woman looks at the installation "My Feet" by Erik Kessels at the F/Stop Photography Festival in Leipzig June 7, 2014. "My Feet" is a collection of thousands of "foot selfies". REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Toilet paper with the face of former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych is sold on the street near Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine. Ukraine's new president, Petro Poroshenko, was inaugurated earlier today.
Rohingya Muslims, Forbeyarmouk (L) and Zarhithuzan, fight as part of a traditional wrestling festival at Kyaukpannu village in Maungdaw, northern Rakhine state June 6, 2014. Rohingya Muslim men and children took part in the festival in western Myanmar's Rakhine State, where the majority of an estimated 1.3 million stateless Muslim Rohingyas live in. Picture taken June 6. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: SPORT WRESTLING SOCIETY)
Pope Francis balances a basketball offered by members of a basketball team as he leads a special audience for members of CSI (Italian sport centres) in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican June 7, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION SPORT BASKETBALL)
A child drinks water on the rainbow flag during Romania's gay community Gay Fest 2014 pride parade in Bucharest June 7, 2014. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
Shannon Hubley and her eight-year-old son Isiah display their emotion as they attend a candle light vigil in Moncton, New Brunswick Friday, June 6, 2014 to pay respect to the three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers who were killed and the two injured in a shooting spree on Wednesday. Justin Bourque, 24, is facing three charges of first-degree murder and two charges of attempted murder. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Andrew Vaughan)
Luke Lowden of the Hawks gets doused with water as he celebrates his debut game with a win during the round 12 AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the West Coast Eagles at Aurora Stadium in Launceston, Australia.
Members of a Star Wars fan club in Thailand, dressed as Stormtroopers, interact with children during a Star Wars Day celebration at the Phayathai Babies Home in Nonthaburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok
A man touches camels peering through the window of a car in Taif June 7, 2014. A dramatic upward revision in the number of people killed by the MERS virus in Saudi Arabia may signal a fresh approach from Riyadh, but also raises new questions about how the two-year-old outbreak has been handled. The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus, which can cause fever, coughing, shortness of breath and pneumonia, is thought to be transmitting into humans from camels, although scientists say human-to-human spread is also taking place. REUTERS/Mohamed Alhwaity (SAUDI ARABIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY ANIMALS TRANSPORT)
Shooting suspect Aaron Ybarra stands in shackles at a hearing in a King County Jail courtroom in Seattle. Ybarra was arrested in the killing of a 19-year-old student and wounding of two other young people Thursday at Seattle Pacific University. Police say another student pepper-sprayed and tackled him.
An Afghan family looks out of a broken window in a building damaged during a bomb attack in Kabul. Two bombs exploded outside a hotel in western Kabul where Afghan presidential frontrunner Abdullah Abdullah was holding a rally, striking his car and injuring his bodyguards, the candidate said . Police said two people were killed and 16 wounded in the attack on Abdullah's convoy, the first such incident in Afghanistan's on-going election campaign.
Otter "Arashi " as a goalkeeper saves a soccer ball hurled by a sea lion, left, during a show at Aburatsubo Marine Park in Miura, near Tokyo. The aquarium began staging the event on Saturday, during the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament in Brazil.
Fans of Japan's national soccer team cheer before their international friendly soccer match against Zambia, ahead of the 2014 World Cup, in Tampa, Florida
A Scotland Yard detective pours water on a sniffer dog to cool it down during the search for missing British girl Madeleine McCann in Praia da Luz, near Lagos, June 7, 2014. McCann was three when she disappeared from her room at the Praia da Luz holiday resort in the Algarve in May 2007 while her parents were dining with friends at a nearby restaurant, prompting a global hunt and worldwide headlines. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante (PORTUGAL - Tags: SOCIETY CRIME LAW ANIMALS)
Muslim Brotherhood's senior member Mohamed El-Beltagy speaks from the defendant's cage in a courtroom in Cairo June 7, 2014. An Egyptian court sentenced 10 supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to death in absentia on Saturday but postponed sentencing of its leader and other senior members tried in the case, judicial sources said. Judge Hassan Fareed said the verdict for the rest of the defendants, including Beltagy, would be announced at a hearing on July 5. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany (EGYPT - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS)