Friday 20 April 2018

The World in Pictures

Lightning strikes over buildings during heavy rainfall in Kunshan, Jiangsu province (REUTERS/Stringer)
Lightning strikes over buildings during heavy rainfall in Kunshan, Jiangsu province (REUTERS/Stringer)
People mourn inside School Number One during a ceremony commemorating the victims of the 2004 hostage crisis in the southern Russian town of Beslan. People marked the anniversary of the siege at a local school in 2004 that resulted in 334 civilian deaths, including 186 children (REUTERS/Kazbek Basayev)
In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, balloons are released into the air during a ceremony to mark the 69th anniversary of China's victory over Japan at the Museum of the War of Chinese People's Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, in Beijing. China commemorated Japans World War II surrender as part of Beijing's campaign to remind the world of Tokyos historical aggression amid worsening relations between the two countries. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Wang Ye)
Cars are seen on a street damaged due to heavy rains in Veracruz. Two separate tropical storms closed in on Mexico from both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans on Tuesday, risking a double hit on the country a year after a pair of storms converged to cause major flooding that killed over 100 people. Tropical Storm Dolly, which formed in the southern Gulf of Mexico early Tuesday, is likely to strengthen slightly in the next 24 hours until it reaches the mainland, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said (REUTERS/Jonatan Rosas)
A newly born female White Rhino runs alongside her mother Tanda in Ramat Gan Safari Park near Tel Aviv, Israel. She was born three weeks ago, after more than twenty years without a female White Rhino birth in the Safari, Sagit Horowitz, the safari spokeswoman said (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
A boy takes a nap inside a culvert used to prevent flooding, next to a pile of trash along a busy street in Tondo, Manila (REUTERS/Erik De Castro)
Relatives and soldiers from the Lebanese army carry the coffin of Lebanese soldier Ali al-Sayyed, who was beheaded by Islamic State militants in Arsal, during his funeral in his hometown of Fnideq in Akkar. Islamic State militants beheaded al-Sayyed, a Lebanese soldier who was one of 19 captured by hardline Syrian Islamists when they seized the Lebanese border town for a few days last month, a video posted on social media showed on Saturday (REUTERS/Stringer)
A volunteer attends a training session at the base of Ukrainian self-defence battalion "Azov" in the southern coastal town of Mariupol. Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko said today he hoped for a peace process for the troubled eastern region of his country to begin on Friday in the Belarussian capital Minsk and urged politicians to support the talks (REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko)
A giant Snoopy balloon is seen as part of a Snoopy exhibition at the entrance of the International Financial Center shopping mall in Shanghai. The exhibition, which celebrates a new anniversary of the famous cartoon creation, displays about 2000 toys and will run until end October (REUTERS/Aly Song)
The chief of Kokoda, Benjamin Ijumi is pictured during a remembrance ceremony at Sydney's Cenotaph war memorial, where the 75th anniversary of Britain's declaration of war against Germany was commemorated. Benjamin's father Saijo Ijumi, as part of the 'Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels" helped Australian and allied forces against Japan on Papua New Guinea's Kokoda trail during the second world war (REUTERS/Jason Reed)
Anti-government protesters take their morning baths at a public pump during the Revolution March in Islamabad. Pakistan's parliament threw its weight behind embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday as a deepening crisis over violent protests demanding his resignation prompted fears of an army intervention (REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro)
A Palestinian man lights a fire to illuminate the remains of his house that witnesses said was destroyed during the Israeli offensive, in the east of Gaza City September 3, 2014. An open-ended ceasefire between Israel and Hamas-led Gaza militants, mediated by Egypt, took effect on August 26 after a seven-week conflict. It called for an indefinite halt to hostilities, the immediate opening of Gaza's blockaded crossings with Israel and Egypt, and a widening of the territory's fishing zone in the Mediterranean. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (GAZA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)