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December 31, 2015

Flames rip through the Address Downtown hotel after it was hit by a massive fire, near the world's tallest tower, Burj Khalifa, in Dubai. People were gathering to watch New Year's Eve celebrations when the hotel caught on fire, with the cause of the blaze still unknown according to the emirate's police chief.

Mark Makela/Reuters

December 30, 2015

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby (C) arrives with attorney Monique Pressley (R) for his arraignment on sexual assault charges at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. Cosby was charged on Wednesday with sexually assaulting a woman in 2004 after plying her with drugs and alcohol, marking the first criminal case against a once-beloved performer whose father-figure persona was already left tattered by dozens of misconduct allegations.

Jaime Saldarriaga/Reuters

December 29, 2015

Colombian bullfighter Paco Perlaza performs a pass during a bullfighting festival at the Canaveralejo bullring in Cali, Colombia.

Vincent Wes/Reuters

December 28, 2015

Firefighters tackle a forest fire near the Basque town of Berango, near Bilbao, northern Spain.

Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images

December 27, 2015

Jockeys race purebred Arabian horses on the sidelines of the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival in the desert near the city of Madinat Zayed, 150 kms west of Abu Dhabi, on December 27, 2015. The festival, which attracts participants from around the Gulf region, includes a camel beauty contest, a display of UAE handcrafts and other activities aimed at promoting the country's folklore.

Gene Blevins/Reuters

December 26, 2015

Fire photographer Tod Sudmeier gets hit with flying embers from strong winds at the Solimar brush fire that started early Saturday morning in Ventura County, California December 26, 2015. A wildfire in Southern California burned over 1,000 acres of land, forced the closure of parts of two major highways and led to evacuations on Saturday, fire officials said.

Mohamad Torokman/Reuters

December 25, 2015

A Palestinian protester kicks a burning tyre during clashes with Israeli troops, near Israel's Ofer Prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah December 25, 2015.

Ilya Naymushin/Reuters

December 24, 2015

Ivan Timofeenko, co-founder of "Newton Park", a private interactive museum of science, dressed as Santa Claus, exhales a cloud of liquid nitrogen, bearing the temperature of about minus 196 degrees Celsius (minus 320.8 degrees Fahrenheit), during the "Arctic" scientific show for school children at the "Square of Peace" museum centre in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, December 24, 2015. A group of young engineers, scientists and researchers, who specialize in chemistry, applied mathematics and physics, founded the interactive museum of science to conduct experiments aimed at the popularization of the exact sciences for pupils and their parents. The experiment demonstrated the Leidenfrost effect phenomenon, in which a liquid produces a layer of insulating vapour that prevents the liquid getting into a direct contact with a surface much hotter than the liquid's boiling point, according to organizers.

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December 23, 2015

Service members from several units at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, pay their respects during a fallen comrade ceremony held in honor of six Airmen in this December 23, 2015 handout photo. The six Airmen lost their lives in an improvised explosive attack near Bagram, Afghanistan December 21, 2015.

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December 22, 2015

Deliverymen of dressed as Santa Claus set off to work in Chengdu, Sichuan province, December 22, 2015.


December 21, 2015

Firefighters search for landslide survivors among debris of destroyed buildings in Shenzhen, Guangdong province.

Steve Marcus/Reuters

December 20, 2015

Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez (L) stands by as Miss Universe 2014 Paulina Vegas transfers the crown to winner Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (R) during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada. Miss Colombia was originally announced as the winner but the host Steve Harvey said he made a mistake when reading the card.

Phil Noble/Reuters

December 19, 2015

Everton's Romelu Lukaku in action with Leicester's Marcin Wasilewski.

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

December 18, 2015

White House press secretary Josh Earnest and Star Wars Stormtroopers wait for Star Wars Robot R2-D2 (L) to enter the briefing room after U.S. President Barack Obama finished his end of the year news conference at the White House. The Star Wars characters were at the White House for a private screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens' which was shown to first lady Michelle Obama and Gold Star Families.

Mohd Rasfan/AFP/Getty

December 17, 2015

A member of Malaysia's Star Wars Fan Club (C) dressed as Darth Maul poses for pictures before watching 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at a cinema in Subang, outside Kuala Lumpur.

© Abhishek Chinnappa / Reuters

December 16, 2015

A worker with his face covered rests on a tarpaulin at a construction site of a residential complex in Bengaluru, India December 16, 2015.


December 15, 2015

A man dressed as Santa Claus performs stunt with bicycles on ice, in Changchun, Jilin province, China December 15, 2015.

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December 14, 2015

Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) jump as part of their winter training in temperature of negative 26 degrees Celsius at China's border with Russia in Heihe, Heilongjiang province, December 14, 2015.

Yves Herman / Reuters

December 13, 2015

Marine Le Pen, French National Front (FN) political party leader and candidate for the National Front in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie region, delivers a speech after results in the second-round regional elections in Henin-Beaumont, France, December 13, 2015.

Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

December 12, 2015

A Palestinian demonstrator hurls rocks at Israeli soldiers during clashes in the Palestinian town of al-Bireh on the outskirts of Ramallah in the West Bank on December 12, 2015, following a demonstration marking the 46th anniversary of the founding of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a Palestinian Marxist revolutionary organization established in 1967.

Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images

December 11, 2015

"1.5 Degrees" in white neon is lit on the Eiffel Tower in the French capital, as the COP21 United Nations Climate Change Conference takes place at Le Bourget, on the outskirts of Paris, on December 11, 2015. World powers led a frenetic final push on December 11 to seal a UN accord aimed at averting catastrophic climate change, as sleep-deprived envoys battled in Paris over trillion-dollar disputes blocking a deal.

Ilya Naymushin / Reuters

December 10, 2015

Nikolai Vasilyev, 62, dressed as Father Frost, Russian equivalent of Santa Claus, water-skis along the Yenisei River outside Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, December 10, 2015. Vasilyev, a teacher of the Krasnoyarsk Aerospace Academy, constructed the self-made water skis to travel on the water surface. The skis are made of plastic foam and the sticks are designed to propel him forward.


December 9, 2015

Hot air balloons fly over Dubai during the World Air Games 2015, held under the rules of the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) as part of the "Dubai International Balloon Fiesta" event, United Arab Emirates December 9, 2015.

Max Rossi / Reuters

December 8, 2015

Pope Francis opens the Holy Door to mark opening of the Catholic Holy Year, or Jubilee, in St. Peter's basilica, at the Vatican, December 8, 2015.

Olivia Harris / Reuters

December 7, 2015

A diver dressed as Father Christmas with a Santa hat feeds a turtle at an aquarium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, December 7, 2015.

Anindito Mukherjee / Reuters

December 6, 2015

A flood-affected couple sits along a flooded roadside under a picture of Jayalalithaa Jayaram, chief minister of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, in Chennai, India, December 6, 2015.

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December 5, 2016

Brazilian Tereza Figueiredo (R) fights with Australian Caitlin Parker during the women's middle (69-75kg) test event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro on December 5, 2016.

Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

December 4, 2015

A refugee girl receives help after collapsing while struggling to pass through a Greek police cordon before crossing the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece, December 4, 2015.

Mario Anzuoni Reuters

December 3, 2015

Law enforcement officers look over the evidence near the remains of a SUV involved in the Wednesday's attack is shown in San Bernardino, Calif., December 3, 2015.

Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty

December 2, 2015

Migrants wait to board a train after crossing the Greek-Macedonian border, near Gevgelija, on December 2, 2015. Some three-kilometre (1.8-mile) long metal fence was erected by the army at the Gevgelija crossing, on the main road north from the Greek city of Thessaloniki to Macedonia's capital Skopje. The border will remain open and only people who are not from war-affected regions will not be allowed to cross, spokesman Aleksandar Gjorgjev told AFP.

Nguyen Huy Kham / Reuters

December 1, 2015

Discarded heroin syringes are stuck into a banana tree after they were used by addicts in Hanoi, Vietnam, December 1, 2015. Some of the syringes are re-used by poorer addicts. The estimated number of adolescents dying of AIDS in the Asia Pacific region has more than doubled since 2005, experts said on Monday, warning of a "hidden epidemic".

Sheng Li / Reuters

November 30, 2015

A woman swims in a partially frozen lake at a park in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China, November 30, 2015.

Jorge Silva / Reuters

November 29, 2015

Long-tailed macaques eat fruits from a plate held by festival organizer Yongyuth Kitwattananusorn during the annual Monkey Buffet Festival at the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple in Lopburi, north of Bangkok, Thailand November 29, 2015. The festival provides food and drinks to the local monkey population, which numbers more than 2,000, to thank them for drawing tourists to the town.B0H

Toby Melville / Reuters

November 28, 2015

Britain's Queen Elizabeth waves to British Royal Navy crew members performing a salute on the HMS Bulwark amphibious assault ship during a tour of the Grand Harbour in a traditional Maltese fishing boat at the State Visit and Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Valletta, Malta, November 28, 2015.

Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

November 27, 2015

A nun passes by a group of soldiers ahead of Pope Francis' arrival at the Kangemi slum on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya.

Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty

November 26, 2015

Haitian policemen arrest a demonstrator with machetes at the end of a march, in Port-au-Prince. Supporters of Fanmi Lavalas and Petit Dessalines political parties marched to protest against the results given by the Provisional Electoral Council(CEP), against the Haitian President Michel Martelly, and against the candidate of the ruling party Jovenel Moise. Provisional Electoral Council(CEP) confirmed this week that Haiti's presidential election will go to a runoff on December 27, between ruling party candidate Jovenel Moise and Jude Celestin, close to former president Rene Preval.

Zoubeir Souissi/Reuters

November 25, 2015

Tunisian forensics police inspect a Tunisian presidential guard bus at the scene of a suicide bomb attack in Tunis. Tunisian security officials said on Wednesday a suicide bomber carried out the attack on a presidential guard bus, killing at least 13 and forcing the government to impose a nationwide state of emergency.

Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty

November 24, 2015

Kashmiri villagers mourn at a funeral procession for suspected rebels in the village of Bijbehara, in Anantnag district south of Srinagar. Three suspected rebels were killed on November 23, during an encounter with security forces in southern Kashmir.

Toru Hana/Reuters

November 23, 2015

Police officers walk near the site of an explosion at the Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo, Japan. An apparent explosion at Japan's controversial Yasukuni Shrine for the war dead in Tokyo on Monday damaged the ceiling and the wall of a public bathroom near the south gate of the shrine, Kyodo news agency reported.

Alexandros Avramidis/Reuters

November 22, 2015

Greek policemen push back Syrian, Iraqi and Afghan refugees who tried to force their way through the Greek-Macedonian borders near the village of Idomeni, Greece.

Toru Hanai/Reuters

November 21, 2015

South Korea's manager Kim In-sik is tossed into the air by his team members after defeating the U.S. during the final match at the Premier12 international baseball tournament at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.

Habibou Kouyate/AFP/Getty Images

November 20, 2015

Malian security forces evacuate a man from an area surrounding the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako on November 20, 2015. Gunmen went on a shooting rampage at the luxury hotel in Mali's capital Bamako, seizing 170 guests and staff in an ongoing hostage-taking that has left at least three people dead.

Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

November 19, 2015

A laborer unloads coal from a truck at a coal dump site in Kabul, Afghanistan November 19, 2015.

Damir Sagolj / Reuters

November 18, 2015

A Tibetan woman carries a child as they visit Namtso lake in the Tibet Autonomous Region, China November 18, 2015. Located four hours' drive from Lhasa at an altitude of around 4,718m (15, 479 ft) above sea level, Namtso lake is not only the highest saltwater lake in the world but also considered sacred, attracting throngs of devotees and pilgrims.

Naseer Ahmed / Reuters

November 17, 2015

A passenger looks for his belongings after a train derailed in Quetta, Pakistan November 17, 2015.


November 16, 2015

French President Francois Hollande (C) flanked by French Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem (2ndL) and French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (2ndR) stand among students as they observe a minute of silence at the Sorbonne University in Paris to pay tribute to victims of Friday's Paris attacks, France, November 16, 2015.

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November 15, 2015

People take part in a LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Pride parade along Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on November 15, 2015.

Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty Images

November 14, 2015

A child holds-up a hand drawn French flag as people gather on November 14, 2015 in Turin, a day after deadly attacks in Paris. At least 128 people were killed in the Paris attacks on the evening of November 13, with 180 people injured, 80 of them seriously, police sources told.

Hector Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images

November 13, 2015

An air balloon is inflated during the International Balloon Festival at the Metropolitan Park in Leon, Guanajuato state, Mexico on November 13, 2015. Around 200 baloonists from 16 different countries take part in the festival.

Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

November 12, 2015

Participants from Newar community in traditional attire, takes part in the parade to celebrate Newari New Year that falls during the Tihar festival, also called Diwali, in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Newar community observes the start of their Newari New Year 1136, in accordance with their lunar calendar, by worshipping their spiritual selves in a ritual known as "mahapuja".

Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

November 11, 2015

Army veteran Walter Shof, 53, listens to speakers at a Veterans Day ceremony at the Midnight Mission homeless shelter in Los Angeles, November 11, 2015.

Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty

November 10, 2015

Refugees and migrants arrive on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey. More than 3,000 refugees and migrants have drowned among the nearly 800,000 who have reached Europe this year. However, EU states have bickered for months over a joint solution, particularly over plans to relocate a total of 160,000 asylum seekers from frontline countries to other parts of the EU bloc.

Jorge Silva/Reuters

November 9, 2015

Supporters of Myanmar's pro-democracy figurehead Aung San Suu Kyi gather outside National League for Democracy headquarters (NLD) in Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar's ruling party conceded defeat in the country's general election on Monday, as the opposition led by democracy figurehead Aung San Suu Kyi appeared on course for a landslide victory that would ensure it can form the next government. "We lost," Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) acting chairman Htay Oo told Reuters in an interview a day after the Southeast Asian country's first free nationwide election in a quarter of a century.

Cristina Quicler/AFP/Getty Images

November 8, 2015

Runners covered in coloured powder dance after taking part in the Color Run of Sevilla on November 8, 2015. The Color Run is a race where participants are showered with colored powder after each kilometer.

Eloy Alonso/Reuters

November 7, 2015

A woman and a boy enjoy good weather on the beach of Los Quebrantos in San Juan de la Arena, northern Spain, November 7, 2015.

Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters

November 6, 2015

Contestant Taliah of Australia prepares backstage before the final show of the Miss International Queen 2015 transgender/transsexual beauty pageant in Pattaya, Thailand, November 6, 2015. Some 27 contestants from 17 countries, all born male, are competing in the week-long event for the crown of Miss International Queen.

Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty

November 5, 2015

A boy poses as migrants and refugees wait for a train heading to Serbia from the Greek-Macedonian border near Gevgelija. The flow of refugees and other migrants from Turkey to Greece is expected to continue at a rate of 5,000 daily this winter, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said. Three million migrants fleeing war and poverty are seen entering the EU by 2017 in a development likely to have a marginal positive impact on the economy, the European Commission said on November 5.

Jok Solomun/Reuters

November 4, 2015

Officials and Red Cross workers remove a dead body of a passenger from the scene of a cargo airplane that crashed after take-off near Juba Airport in South Sudan November 4, 2015. A Russian-built cargo plane carrying some passengers crashed on Wednesday after taking off from the airport in South Sudan's capital, killing at least 41 people who were on board and others on the ground, an official and a Reuters witness said.

Yves Herman / Reuters

November 3, 2015

Belgian priest Philippe Goosse (L) blesses Bloodhound dogs during a religious and blessing ceremony for animals, outside the Basilica of St Peter and Paul in Saint-Hubert, Belgium November 3, 2015. Hundreds of animals get blessed during the celebration of Saint Hubert, the patron saint of hunters who is also invoked for protection of dogs and horses, organisers said.


November 2, 2015

Nepalese police face off with protesters during clashes near the Nepal-India border at Birgunj, some 90 km south of Kathmandu, on November 2, 2015. Nepal police on November 2 fired into a crowd of protesters trying to block a key border checkpoint and killed an Indian civilian as anger over a new constitution boiled over.

Carlo Allegri/Reuters

November 1, 2015

Runners compete during the New York Cirty Marathon in New York November 1, 2015.

Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

October 31, 2015

David Nicholson, 21, surfs as "The Mask" during the ZJ Boarding House Haunted Heats Halloween Surf Contest in Santa Monica, California, United States, October 31, 2015.

Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

October 30, 2015

People walk through the Rain Room at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, October 30, 2015. The art installation was created by London-based arts collective Random International, and uses 528 gallons of recycled water.

© Alkis Konstantinidis / Reuter

October 29, 2015

Refugees and migrants board a bus after arriving aboard the passenger ferry Blue Star Patmos from the island of Lesbos at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece. More than half a million migrants have transited through Greece so far this year, many fleeing Syria's civil war on a short but perilous crossing from Turkey on inflatable rubber boats.


October 28, 2015

Visitors are hit by a wave caused by a tidal bore which surged past a barrier on the banks of Qiantang River, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, October 28, 2015.

Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

October 27, 2015

London Mayor Boris Johnson takes part in a tug of war with members of the armed services to launch the London Poppy Day, outside City Hall, in London. London Poppy Day is a street collection event to raise money for serving and retired members of the armed services and their families.

Parwiz Parwiz / Reuters

October 26, 2015

Rescue workers carry a girl who was injured after an earthquake, at a hospital in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, October 26, 2015. A powerful earthquake struck a remote area of northeastern Afghanistan on Monday, shaking the capital Kabul, as shockwaves were felt in northern India and in Pakistan's capital, where hundreds of people ran out of buildings as the ground rolled beneath them.

Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

October 25, 2015

Japan's Naoto Hayasaka competes on the horizontal bar during the third day of the 2015 World Gymnastics Championship at the Hydro Arena in Glasgow on October 25, 2015.

Stephanie Keith/Reuters

October 24, 2015

A dog dressed as Pope Francis poses for a photograph during the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in the Manhattan borough of New York City, October 24, 2015.

Edgar Su/Reuters

October 23, 2015

Singapore volunteers perform the "Human Net" choreographed by Spanish performance troupe La Fura dels Baus, suspended over the Singapore River, during the opening of the Singapore River Festival October 23, 2015.

Carlo Allegri/Reuters

October 22, 2015

A child plays on the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin, October 22, 2015.

Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

October 21, 2015

A indigenous man from Guarani Kaiowa looks on, at Tocantins river before the I World Games for Indigenous People in Palmas, Brazil, October 21, 2015.

Jason Lee / Reuters

October 20, 2015

A fan dressed as a character from "Star Wars" poses for a photo in front of five hundred replicas of the Stormtrooper characters at the Juyongguan section of the Great Wall of China during a promotional event for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" film, on the outskirts of Beijing, China, October 20, 2015.

Erik de Castro / Reuters

October 19, 2015

A man holds a pig on a float to cross a flooded road amidst a strong current in Sta Rosa, Nueva Ecija in northern Philippines October 19, 2015, after it was hit by Typhoon Koppu. Powerful typhoon Koppu ploughed into the northeastern Philippines before dawn on Sunday destroying homes and displacing 10,000 people and whipping up coastal surges four meters (12 feet) high, disaster agency officials said. There were no reports of casualties after the category four typhoon, with central destructive winds of 175 kph (109 mph), making landfall near the town of Casiguran in the Aurora province.

China Stringer Network / Reuters

October 18, 2015

Buildings in construction are seen among mist during a hazy day in Rizhao, Shandong province, China, October 18, 2015.

Olga Maltseva/AFP/Getty Images

October 17, 2015

A firefighter works to extinguish a fire at a warehouse of car spare parts in St. Petersburg on October 17, 2015.

Pilar Olivares/Reuters

October 16, 2015

A boy cools off in a public fountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 16, 2015. Temperatures in the city of Rio de Janeiro reached 42.8 degrees Celsius (109 F) on Friday, making it the hottest day of the year with the third highest temperature in 100 years, according to INMET, Brazil's National Meteorological Institute.

Hazir Reka/Reuters

October 15, 2015

Teargas is seen released in Kosovo parliament an opposition lawmaker in Kosovo released teargas in parliament on Thursday, the second such incident in a week in protest at a European Union-brokered accord with former master Serbia. REUTERS/Hazir Reka - RTS4JY3

Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters

October 14, 2015

A member of a Chinese opera troupe applies make-up before performing at a shrine during the annual vegetarian festival in Bangkok on October 14, 2015.

Michael Kooren / Reuters

October 13, 2015

Tjibbe Joustra, chairman of the Dutch Safety Board, presents the final report into the crash of July 2014 of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine in Gilze Rijen, the Netherlands, October 13, 2015. The Dutch Safety Board, issuing long-awaited findings on Tuesday of its investigation into the crash of a Malaysian passenger plane over eastern Ukraine, is expected to say it was downed by a Russian-made Buk missile but not say who was responsible for firing it. Buk manufacturer Almaz-Antey scheduled a separate press conference on Tuesday at which it may attempt to discredit the Safety Board findings.

Albert Gea / Reuters

October 12, 2015

Children run under a giant Spanish flag during a Spanish unionist protest during Spain's National Day at Catalunya square in Barcelona, Spain, October 12, 2015.

Suhaib Salem/Reuters

October 11, 2015

Palestinian relatives of three-year-old Palestinian girl Rahaf Hassan who was killed with her mother after their house was brought down by an Israeli air strike, mourn during their funeral in central Gaza Strip, on October 11, 2015.

Narong Sangnak/EPA

October 9, 2015

Blind Thai visitors touch a replica of Cambodian angels carving known as 'Apsara' on display in the 'Art for the Blind' exhibition on the concept 'Feeling the Happiness: Asean Travel' at the Nitasrattanakosin Exhibition Hall in Bangkok, Thailand, October 9, 2015. The exhibit opened in honor of the 83rd birthday of Thai Queen Sirikit, and runs through October 9.

Andrew Kelly / Reuters

October 8, 2015

People dressed as Sally from Nightmare before Christmas and the Joker from Batman sit in the foodcourt at the New York Comic Con in Manhattan, New York, October 8, 2015. The event draws thousands of costumed fans, panels of pop culture luminaries and features a sprawling floor of vendors in a space equivalent to more than three football fields at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center on Manhattan's West side.

© Pilar Olivares / Reuters

October 7, 2015

Brazil's indigenous woman looks on during a protest against the auction of oil and natural gas exploration rights, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 7, 2015. As Brazil prepares for its first sale of oil exploration rights in nearly two years on Wednesday, the auction is shaping up to be a mini-referendum on the willingness of investors to bet on the future of an industry under pressure and a Brazilian economy in turmoil.

Jorge Silva/Reuters

October 6, 2015

People cross U Bein bridge over Tuangthaman Lake in Mandalay, Myanmar October 6, 2015.

Mohamad Torokman / Reuters

October 5, 2015

A Palestinian protester uses a sling to hurl stones towards Israeli troops during clashes near the Jewish settlement of Bet El, near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah October 5, 2015. Violence intensified in Jerusalem and the West Bank on Sunday after Israelis were targeted in two stabbing attacks and a Palestinian was killed in a clash with Israeli troops, officials said.

Cesar Manso/AFP/Getty Images

October 4, 2015

Indian dancers perform during the Spanish film director Carlos Saura's show "Flamenco-India" at the Calderon theater in Valladolid, on October 4, 2015.

Beawiharta Beawiharta/Reuters

October 3, 2015

Indonesian army soldiers shout slogans as they run during a rehearsal for a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of Indonesia's military in Cilegon, Banten province, October 3, 2015. Indonesia will celebrate the anniversary of its military on October 5.

Toby Melville/Reuters

October 2, 2015

A Red deer stag barks, with a female seen behind, in the morning sun in Richmond Park in west London, Britain, October 2, 2015. The Royal Park has had Red and Fallow deer present since 1529, and early autumn sees the rutting or breeding season begin amongst the herd of over six hundred animals.

Yuya Shino / Reuters

October 1, 2015

The crew members of the USS Ronald Reagan, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered super carrier, saluting is seen behind the national flag of the U.S. as it arrives at the U.S. naval base in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, Japan, October 1, 2015.

Baz Ratner / Reuters

September 30, 2015

Hot air balloons are prepared for a flight as others take off during an international hot air balloon festival at Maayan Harod National park in northern Israel September 30, 2015.

Antonio Bronic/Reuters

September 29, 2015

A migrant child leans out of a train window to collect food at the railway station in Tovarnik, Croatia September 29, 2015.

Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP/Getty Images

September 28, 2015

This picture taken on September 28, 2015 shows Balinese youths participating in a fire war ceremony locally called Siat Geni at a temple in Tuban in Kuta on Indonesia's resort island of Bali. The Siat Geni is held every year to encourage youths to be brave and refuse bad luck.

Charles Platiau/Reuters

September 27, 2015

A super moon rises in the sky near the Eiffel tower as seen from Suresnes, Western Paris, France, September 27, 2015. The astronomical event occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual.

Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images

September 26, 2015

A Nepalese girl dressed as a Kumari, or living goddess, looks on as she takes part in Kumari Puja rituals at the Hanuman Dhoka in Durbar Square in Kathmandu on September 26, 2015. Some 500 girls under the age of nine from across the country were brought to the temple for mass worship, protection from evil, and good luck in the future.

Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images

September 25, 2015

Pakistani Muslims offer Eid al-Adha prayers at the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore on September 25, 2015. Muslims across the world celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and in commemoration of Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God.

Ahmad Masood / Reuters

September 24, 2015

Muslim pilgrims walk on roads as they head to cast stones at pillars symbolizing Satan during the annual haj pilgrimage in Mina on the first day of Eid al-Adha, near the holy city of Mecca September 24, 2015.

Carlos Barria / Reuters

September 23, 2015

Pope Francis waves at the crowd as he arrives for the Canonization Mass for Friar Junipero Serra at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington September 23, 2015.

Suzanne Plunkett / Reuters

September 22, 2015

A model presents a creation from the Anya Hindmarch Spring/Summer 2016 collection during London Fashion Week in London, Britain September 22, 2015.

China Stringer Network / Reuters

September 21, 2015

Workers travel on a speed boat past an inflatable Rubber Duck installation by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, on a lake at a botanic garden in Changsha, Hunan province, China, September 21, 2015. The 18-metre-high Rubber Duck will be shown to the public in the garden from September 21 to November 22, according to local media. Picture taken September 21, 2015.

Kim Kyung Hoon / Reuters

September 20, 2015

Participants run past the Tiananmen gate, with a portrait of China's late leader Mao Zedong hanging on it, during the Beijing International Marathon in Beijing, China, September 20, 2015. About 30,000 runners participated in the annual running event.

Joe Penney / Reuters

September 19, 2015

An anti-coup protester (C) stands near a burning barricade in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, September 19, 2015. Leaders of a coup in Burkina Faso said on Friday they had freed the president and reopened borders, in an apparent olive branch as they faced a growing confrontation with crowds of protesters demanding they end their rebellion.

Antonio Bronic / Reuters

September 18, 2015

A migrant child sits on railway tracks at a train station in Tovarnik, September 18, 2015.

Vladimir Rodas/AFP/Getty

September 17, 2015

People recover their belongings in Concon, Chile, some 110 kilometers northwest of Santiago, on September 17, 2015 after a massive earthquake hit the area on September 16. A powerful 8.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Chile Wednesday, killing eight people, forcing the evacuation of a million and sparking warnings that tsunami waves could reach Japan. It was the sixth most powerful quake in the history of geologically volatile Chile and the strongest anywhere in the world this year, Deputy Interior Minister Mahmoud Aleuy said.

Olivia Harris / Reuters

September 16, 2015

"Red Shirt" demonstrators gather for a rally to celebrate Malaysia Day and to counter a massive protest held over two days last month that called for Prime Minister Najib Razak's resignation over a graft scandal, in Malaysia's capital city of Kuala Lumpur September 16, 2015. The Malaysian government warned the Malay organisers of a mass rally getting underway in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday to avoid racial slurs and slogans that could raise tensions in the multi-ethnic Southeast Asian nation.

Phil Noble / Reuters

September 15, 2015

Prisoner Stuart Horner walks across the roof of Manchester's 'Strangeways' prison in Manchester, Britain, September 15, 2015. Horner, a convicted murderer, has so far spent 2 nights on the prison roof protesting about conditions inside the jail.

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September 14, 2015

Members of the Dutch Royal Guard guide their horses through clouds of thick smoke and gunfire on the beach of Scheveningen, near The Hague to prepare for the presentation of the Dutch 2016 Budget Memorandum in The Hague, the Netherlands, September 14, 2015. 

David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters

September 13, 2015

Lions sit inside their enclosure at the zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia, September 13, 2015. Tbilisi zoo, which was partly destroyed and some 300 animals escaped or died in the floods that also killed at least 19 people in June, was reopened on Sunday. Picture taken through a window.

Noah Berger/Reuters

September 12, 2015

A firefighter watches a tree burn as the Butte fire rages near San Andreas, California September 12, 2015. The fast-moving wildfire in California's Sierra Nevada mountains grew overnight, destroying homes and threatening about 6,000 residences, fire officials said on Saturday.

Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

September 11, 2015

A baby sits in a field of flags to honor victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks, in Santa Clarita, California, September 11, 2015. Relatives assembled under overcast skies on Friday to commemorate nearly 3,000 people killed in the Sept. 11 attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and outside Washington 14 years ago, when airliners hijacked by al Qaeda militants brought death, mayhem and destruction.

Muhammad Hamed/Reuters

September 10, 2015

A Syrian refugee man covered with dust arrives at the Trabeel border, after his crossed into Jordanian territory with his family, near the northeastern Jordanian border with Syria, and Iraq, near the town of Ruwaished, east of Amman September 10, 2015.

Ahmad Masood / Reuters

September 9, 2015

People walk on an open field as the sun rises in Kabul September 9, 2015.

Adrees Latif / Reuters

September 8, 2015

Serena Williams of the U.S. is seen through her racquet as she celebrates her victory over her sister and compatriot Venus Williams during their quarterfinals match at the U.S. Open Championships tennis tournament in New York, September 8, 2015.

Ammar Awad / Reuters

September 7, 2015

A Palestinian stone-thrower looks on as he stands in front of a fire during clashes with Israeli troops following the funeral of Palestinian Riham Dawabsheh at Duma village near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, September 7, 2015. The mother of a Palestinian toddler killed in a July arson attack in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, died on Monday of her burns, the third fatality after her husband succumbed to his injuries last month. Suspected Jewish attackers torched the family's home in the northern West Bank on July 31, killing the 18-month-old boy, Ali. His father Saad Dawabsheh died on Aug. 9 and his mother Riham, 27, four weeks later.

Yves Herman / Reuters

September 6, 2015.

Zoo deputy-manager Koen Vanderschueren feeds elephants at the Pairi Daiza wildlife park in Brugelette, September 6, 2015. Koen, his daughter Lola, 6, who was born in the zoo, and his wife Tania, a zoo's keeper, live inside the park. Picture taken September 6, 2015.

Marko Djurica / Reuters

September 5, 2015

Migrants from Syria sit in front of riot police on a field after crossing into Hungary from the border with Serbia near the village of Roszke, September 5, 2015. Austria and Germany threw open their borders to thousands of exhausted migrants on Saturday, bussed to the Hungarian border by a right-wing government that had tried to stop them but was overwhelmed by the sheer numbers reaching Europe's frontiers.

Ajay Verma/Reuters

September 4, 2015

Schoolchildren dressed as Hindu Lord Krishna wait to perform during celebrations on the eve of the Janmashtami festival in Chandigarh, India, September 4, 2015. The festival, which marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, will be celebrated across India on Saturday.

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September 3, 2015

Soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China march in formation past the Tiananmen Gate and the giant portrait of Chinese late chairman Mao Zedong (C) as they gather ahead of a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing, China, September 3, 2015.

Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

September 2, 2015

A woman sits in front of the portraits of people who died during the April 25th earthquake, before taking part in a memorial rally in Bhaktapur. Twin massive earthquakes in April and May killed almost 9,000 people in Nepal's worst natural disaster.

Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty

September 1, 2015

Migrants protest at the Eastern (Keleti) railway station of Budapest during the evacuation of the railway station by local police. Budapest's main international railway station ordered an evacuation as hundreds of migrants tried to board trains to Austria and Germany.

Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty

August 31, 2015

Activists of few radical Ukrainian parties clash with police officers in front of the parliament in Kiev. At least 20 were wounded in clashes outside parliament in Kiev on Monday after lawmakers gave initial approval to constitutional changes granting more autonomy to pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. A loud blast was heard outside parliament shortly after the bill was passed, an AFP journalist said. Ukrainian interior ministry advisor and top lawmaker Anton Gerashchenko wrote on Facebook that attackers threw a hand grenade at National Guard troops guarding the building in what he called an "act of provocation."

Jorge Cabrera/Reuters

August 30, 2015

Participants run through colored powder while taking part in the Color Run race in Tegucigalpa, Honduras August 30, 2015. The five-kilometre (3.11 miles) race aims to promote a healthy lifestyle and will help to raise funds for the Department of Pediatrics of a public hospital, according to local media.

Thomas Peter/Reuters

August 29, 2015

A sumo wrestler faces off two boys in a mock competition, during a presentation by professional sumo stables promoting the sport, at a department store in Tokyo August 29, 2015.

Adnan Abidi/Reuters

August 28, 2015

An Indian Army soldier faints during a ceremony to commemorate 50th anniversary of a war between India and Pakistan, at the India Gate war memorial, in New Delhi, India, August 28, 2015. In New Delhi, leaders marked the anniversary of the 1965 war fought over Kashmir that ended in a ceasefire and a return to front lines that predated the conflict. India and Pakistan have fought three wars since independence and partition in 1947.

Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

August 27, 2015

A Naga sadhu, or a Hindu holy man, applies ash at his camp before a procession during Kumbh Mela or the Pitcher Festival in Trimbakeshwar, India, August 27, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of Hindus took part in the religious gathering at the banks of the Godavari river in Nashik city at the festival, which is held every 12 years in different Indian cities.

Laszlo Balogh/Reuters

August 26, 2015

Syrian migrants cross under a fence into Hungary at the border with Serbia, near Roszke, August 26, 2015. Hungary's government has started to construct a 175-km-long (110-mile-long) fence on its border with Serbia in order to halt a massive flow of migrants who enter the EU via Hungary and head to western Europe.


August 25, 2015

The shock wave of a T-38C supersonic jet flying over the Mojave Desert in California is seen in an undated NASA schlieren image released August 25, 2015. Researchers used NASA-developed image processing software to remove the desert background, then combined and averaged multiple frames to produce a clear picture of the shock waves. Schlieren imaging reveals shock waves due to air density gradient and the accompanying change in refractive index, according to a NASA news release.

Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

August 24, 2015

Ezekiel Kemboi of Kenya jumps a water obstacle in the men's 3000 metres steeplechase final during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China August 24, 2015.

Jon Nazca/Reuters

August 23, 2015

An aircraft flies past the moon over Ardales, near Malaga, southern Spain, August 23, 2015.

Damir Sagolj/Reuters

August 22, 2015

Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army march with their weapons during a training session for a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the World War Two, at a military base in Beijing, China, August 22, 2015. Troops from at least 10 countries including Russia and Kazakhstan will join an unprecedented military parade in Beijing next month to commemorate China's victory over Japan during World War Two, Chinese officials said. The parade on Sept. 3 will involve about 12,000 Chinese troops and 200 aircraft, Qi Rui, deputy director of the government office organizing the parade, told reporters in Beijing on Friday.

Max Whittaker/Reuters

August 21, 2015

A Fulton Hotshot lights a controlled burn on the so-called "Rough Fire" in the Sequoia National Forest, California, August 21, 2015. In California, suffering its worst drought on record, about 2,500 people were forced to flee Christian camps east of Fresno at Hume Lake as the so-called Rough Fire crossed Highway 180, officials said.

Anindito Mukherjee / Reuters

August 20, 2015

A rickshaw puller waits for passengers along an alley in the old quarters of Delhi, India, August 20, 2015.

Abhishek Chinnappa / Reuters

August 19, 2015

A bonnet macaque sits on consecrated idols of snakes as it eats a pomegranate fruit left behind as an offering by devotees during the Nag Panchami festival inside a temple on the outskirts of Bengaluru, India, August 19, 2015. Hindus celebrate the festival by worshipping snakes to honour the serpent god.


August 18, 2015

A burning pile of marijuana and other drugs are being incinerated at a camp of the Mexican Army's 28th infantry battalion in Tijuana, Mexico, August 18, 2015. A total of 138.7 tonnes of drugs seized during this administration, including 7 tonnes seized in Tijuana, were burned simultaneously in nine states across the country, in an incineration operation coordinated by Mexico's Attorney General office, local media reported.

Mohamed Azakir / Reuters

August 17, 2015

Syrian refugee children look out from their tent during a visit by United Nations (U.N.) Humanitarian Chief and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O'Brien to their makeshift settlement in Saadnayel in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley August 17, 2015.

Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters

August 16, 2015

A competitor jumps from the old bridge during a cliff diving competition in Kanal ob Soci August 16, 2015.

Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images

August 15, 2015

Indian schoolchildren, their bodies painted in the colours of the Indian flag cheer as they pose for a group photograph during Indian Independence Day celebrations at The Manekshaw Parade Grounds in Bangalore on August 15, 2015. Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned that corruption was eating away at India "like a termite" as he used an independence day speech to pledge his commitment to eradicating graft and poverty. In an address from the ramparts of Delhi's Red Fort, Modi sought to silence growing doubts about his leadership after key reforms stalled in a rancorous parliament session dogged by allegations of corruption involving some of his top lieutenants.

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August 14, 2015

A female pig, a sow, is pictured in a pig farm on August 14, 2015 in Bourbourg, northern France.

Damir Sagolj / Reuters

August 13, 2015

Fire engines are seen at the site of the explosions at the Binhai new district, Tianjin, August 13, 2015. Two huge explosions tore through an industrial area where toxic chemicals and gas were stored in the northeast Chinese port city of Tianjin, killing at least 44 people, including at least a dozen fire fighters, officials and state media said on Thursday.

Beawiharta Beawiharta / Reuters

August 12, 2015

Job seekers carry a woman who fainted at the Indonesia Spectacular Job Fair 2015 at Gelora Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta August 12, 2015. Indonesia's gross domestic product grew at 4.67 percent in the second quarter, its slowest pace in six years. Since he took office last October, Widodo's government has passed a raft of measures aimed at boosting industry and consumption that have been criticized by investors as protectionist.

Yannis Behrakis / Reuters

August 11, 2015

A dinghy overcrowded with Syrian refugees drifts in the Aegean sea between Turkey and Greece after its motor broke down off the Greek island of Kos, August 11, 2015. United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) called on Greece to take control of the "total chaos" on Mediterranean islands, where thousands of migrants have landed. About 124,000 have arrived this year by sea, many via Turkey, according to Vincent Cochetel, UNHCR director for Europe.

Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters

August 10, 2015

A Hindu devotee takes a holy dip while participating in the "Bol Bom" pilgrimage in Kathmandu August 10, 2015. The faithful, chanting the name of Lord Shiva, run about 15 km (9 miles) barefooted toward Pashupatinath temple seeking good health, wealth and happiness.

Rick Wilking/Reuters

August 9, 2015

A partially burned American flag lies on the street near the spot where Michael Brown was killed before an event to mark the one year anniversary of his killing in Ferguson, Missouri August 9, 2015. Several hundred people gathered in Ferguson on Sunday to mark the anniversary of the shooting death of the unarmed black teenager by a white police officer that sparked protests and a national debate on race and justice.

Mohamed Hwaity/Reuters

August 8, 2015

A man fires a weapon as he dances during a traditional excursion near the western Saudi city of Taif, August 8, 2015. Saudis usually party in such excursions as they celebrate weddings or graduations.


August 7, 2015

This colourful bubble is a planetary nebula called NGC 6818, also known as the Little Gem Nebula. It is located in the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer), roughly 6000 light-years away from us. The rich glow of the cloud is just over half a light-year across — humongous compared to its tiny central star — but still a little gem on a cosmic scale. When stars like the Sun enter retirement, they shed their outer layers into space to create glowing clouds of gas called planetary nebulae. This ejection of mass is uneven, and planetary nebulae can have very complex shapes. NGC 6818 shows knotty filament-like structures and distinct layers of material, with a bright and enclosed central bubble surrounded by a larger, more diffuse cloud. Scientists believe that the stellar wind from the central star propels the outflowing material, sculpting the elongated shape of NGC 6818. As this fast wind smashes through the slower-moving cloud it creates particularly bright blowouts at the bubble’s outer layers.

Juan Medina / Reuters

August 6, 2015

Sudanese barber Halifa shaves the beard of Ali from Sudan at "The New Jungle" camp in Calais, France, August 6, 2015. For most of the 3,000 inhabitants of the "Jungle", a shanty town on the sand dunes of France's north coast, the climax of each day is the nightly bid to sneak into the undersea tunnel they hope will lead to new life in Britain.

Hannibal Hanschke / Reuters

August 5, 2015

Gary Hunt of Britain performs during the men's 27m High Diving competition final at the Aquatics World Championships in Kazan, Russia, August 5, 2015. Pictured in the background is the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Tatarstan.

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August 4, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the Moskvarium center of oceanography and marine biology at the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNH) in Moscow, Russia, August 4, 2015.

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August 3, 2015

An airplane flies past a rainbow at dusk in Beijing, China, August 3, 2015. Picture taken August 3, 2015.

Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuters

August 2, 2015

Palestinian children light candles during a rally to remember 18-month-old Palestinian baby Ali Dawabsheh, who was killed after his family's house was set on fire in a suspected attack by Jewish extremists, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 2, 2015. Suspected Jewish attackers torched a Palestinian home in the occupied West Bank on Friday, killing an 18-month-old toddler and seriously injuring three other family members, an act that Israel's prime minister described as terrorism.

Jose Cabezas/Reuters

August 1, 2015

A performer spits fire during the opening parade of the festivities of El Divino Salvador del Mundo (The Divine Savior of The World), patron saint of the capital city of San Salvador, El Salvador, August 1, 2015.

Bill Ingalls/NASA

July 31, 2015

A second full moon for the month of July is seen next to the dome of the U.S. Capitol on Friday, July 31, 2015 in Washington. In recent years, people have been using the name Blue Moon for the second of two full moons in a single calendar month. An older definition of Blue Moon is that it’s the third of four full moons in a single season.

Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images

July 30, 2015

Moroccan military planes release trails of white smoke as they fly over the river Bouregreg in Rabat on July 30, 2015, to mark the 16th anniversary of Mohammed VI 's accession to the throne. Morocco's King Mohammed VI urged the government to develop remote regions of the North African nation, in a speech marking his 16th anniversary.

Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

July 29, 2015

Chen Ruolin of China performs a jump during the mixed team event final at the Aquatics World Championships in Kazan, Russia July 29, 2015.

Bobby Yip / Reuters

July 28, 2015

Giant panda Jia Jia eats beside a birthday cake made from ice and vegetables prepared by Ocean Park staff on her 37-year-old birthday at the Hong Kong Ocean Park, China, July 28, 2015. Jia Jia, the oldest giant panda living in captivity, set a Guinness World Records title for ìOldest Panda Living in Captivityî on Tuesday, with her age said to put her on par with a human centenarian.

Khaled Abdullah Ali Al Mahdi/Reuters

July 27, 2015

A Houthi militant walks in front of a government compound, destroyed by recent Saudi-led air strikes, in Yemen's northwestern city of Amran July 27, 2015. Yemen's Houthi group carried on fighting across Yemen on Monday despite a ceasefire announcement by its Saudi-led foes, and media controlled by the Iran-allied movement acknowledged that its forces had shelled targets inside Saudi Arabia.

Sergei Karpukhin / Reuters

July 26, 2015

A participant falls down during the Red Bull Flugtag Russia 2015 competition in Moscow, Russia, July 26, 2015. Enthusiasts competed in disciplines on the longest distance of the flight, on the creativity of self-made aircrafts and on the originality of the performance in an attempt to win the contest, according to organizers.

Ivan Alvarado / Reuters

July 25, 2015

Demonstrators dance during a rally held to support women's rights to an abortion in Santiago, Chile, July 25, 2015.


July 24, 2015

Jamaica's Usain Bolt before winning the Mens' 100m at the IAAF Diamond League 2015 in Sainsbury's Anniversary Games, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, England.

Ilyas Akengin/AFP/Getty

July 23, 2015

A Turkish police officer asks questions to a young Kurdish boy after an attack against Turkish police officers in the center of Diyarbakir. A Turkish police officer was shot dead and a second one wounded today in the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir in the latest in a series of attacks that began with a suicide bombing blamed on ISIL, security sources said.

Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

July 22, 2015

A woman and a dog swim during hot temperatures down the Limmat river in Zurich, Switzerland.

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

July 21, 2015

President Barack Obama makes an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Arnd Wiegmann / Reuters

July 20, 2015

British comedian known as Lee Nelson (unseen) throws banknotes at FIFA President Sepp Blatter as he arrives for a news conference after the Extraordinary FIFA Executive Committee Meeting at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland July 20, 2015. World football's troubled governing body FIFA will vote for a new president, to replace Sepp Blatter, at a special congress to be held on February 26 in Zurich, the organisation said on Monday.

Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters

July 19, 2015

Migrants try to get water on an overloaded train at Gevgelija train station in Macedonia, near the border with Greece, on their transit route to Europe, July 19, 2015. The European Union failed to reach a deal to resolve a migration crisis in the Mediterranean, and instead set a deadline of July 20 to reach an agreement on how to redistribute 40,000 asylum seekers currently in Italy and Greece.

Frank Rumpenhorst/AFP/Getty

July 18, 2015

Members of the Aids Help charity pose for a photo during the Christopher Street Days (CSD) parade in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany on July 18, 2015.

Ralk Hirschberger/AFP/Getty Images

July 17, 2015

A bee sits on a sunflower during a hot summer day on July 17, 2015 in Wehlen, Germany.

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July 16, 2015

A policeman (R) and firemen (lower L) run from the scene after an explosion at a chemical plant in Rizhao, east China's Shandong province on July 16, 2015. State media reported the fire at the petrochemical plant which broke out after tanks containing liquefied hydrocarbon leaked at the plant has been brought under control and no casualties were reported.

Eric Gaillard / Reuters

July 15, 2015

Cycling supporters look at riders during the 188-km (116.8 miles) 11th stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Pau to Cauterets in the French Pyrenees mountains, France, July 15, 2015.

Ali Al Qarni / Reuters

July 14, 2015

An aerial view shows Muslim worshippers praying at the Grand mosque, the holiest place in Islam, in the holy city of Mecca during Ramadan July 14, 2015, on Lailat al-Qadr, or Night of Power, on which the Koran was revealed to Prophet Mohammad by Allah.

Lucas Jackson / Reuters

July 13, 2015

A drummer performs amongst the shadows of models at the Cadet presentation during Men's Fashion Week, in New York, July 13, 2015. The four-day event by the Council of Fashion Designers of America is the New York debut of Fashion Week: Men's.

Maxim Shemetov / Reuters

July 12, 2015

An aerial view of the city of Yekaterinburg, Russia, July 12, 2015. Russia will host the FIFA World Cup soccer tournament in 2018 at 11 host cities including Yekaterinburg.


July 11, 2015

Visitors crowd an artificial wave swimming pool at a tourist resort to escape the summer heat in Daying county of Suining, Sichuan province, China, July 11, 2015.

Mario Anzuoni / Reuters

July 10, 2015

Star Wars enthusiasts wear costumes resembling what they say are three "Chew's Angels" during the 2015 Comic-Con International Convention in San Diego, California July 10, 2015.

Eric Gaillard / Reuters

July 9, 2015

Etixx-Quick Step rider Tony Martin of Germany, race leader's yellow jersey, is reflected in a motorbike mirror as he cycles during the 191.5-km (118.9 miles) 6th stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Abbeville to Le Havre, France, July 9, 2015.

Joseba Etxaburu / Reuters

July 8, 2015

A wild cow leaps over revellers into the bull ring after the second running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, July 8, 2015. One runner was gored in the run that lasted 2 minutes and 14 seconds, according to local media.

Dylan O’Donnell/ESA

July 7, 2015

This image of the Moon was taken as the International Space Station passed by at 28 800 km/h. At such speeds the weightless research laboratory was visible for only about a third of a second before returning to the dark skies. Nevertheless, spotting the orbital complex is easier than you might think. It can be seen and photographed without special equipment as it passes overhead. As it moves so fast, the hard part is to know when and where to look.

Reinhold Matay/USA Today Sports/Reuters

July 6, 2015

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Austin Dillon car (3) crashes against the catch fence during the finish of the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.

Franck Fife/AFP/Getty

July 5, 2015

USA players celebrate their victory in the final football match between USA and Japan during the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup at the BC Place Stadium in Vancouver on July 5, 2015. USA won 5-2.

Andrew Kelly/Reuters

July 4, 2015

People watch the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks for Independence Day explode over the East River from the rooftop of their car from the Pulaski Bridge in New York July 4, 2015.

Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

July 3, 2015

A boy jumps during hot temperatures from a bridge into the Limmat river in Zurich July 3, 2015. On the right is the Sihl river and the headquarters of Swiss retailer Migros.

Stefanos Rapanis/Reuters

July 2, 2015

People are reflected on a building as they take part in a pro-EU demonstration in Iraklio on the island of Crete, Greece, July 2, 2015. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told Greeks on Thursday the problems they face because of closed banks "will not last long", saying he expected to clinch a new aid deal with creditors 48 hours after a Sunday referendum.

Gene Blevins / Reuters

July 1, 2015

Mass lightning bolts light up night skies by the Daggett airport from monsoon storms passing over the high deserts early Wednesday, north of Barstow, California July 1, 2015. Picture taken using long exposure.

Yannis Behrakis / Reuters

June 30, 2015

Pro-Euro protestors hold Greek national flags during a pro-Euro rally in front of the parliament building, in Athens, Greece, June 30, 2015. Greece's conservative opposition warned on Tuesday that Sunday's vote over international bailout terms would be a referendum over the country's future in Europe, and that wages and pensions would be threatened if people were to reject the package.

Mohsin Raza / Reuters

June 29, 2015

A Sikh pilgrim (C) prays with others inside the compound of Maharaja Ranjit Singh's mausoleum in Lahore, Pakistan, June 29, 2015. Hundreds of Sikh pilgrims attended the ceremonies to commemorate 176th death anniversary of Singh. Singh was a former Sikh ruler of the united Punjab region under British colonial rule.

ary Cameron / Reuters

June 28, 2015

The White House is illuminated in rainbow colors after today's historic Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage in Washington June 26, 2015.

Lucy Nicholson / Reuters

June 27, 2015

People cycle in the World Naked Bike Ride in Los Angeles, California, United States, June 27, 2015. The ride aims to promote positive body image, and encourage people to cycle instead of driving.

Beawiharta Beawiharta/Reuters

June 26, 2015

Thick ash rises from Mount Sinabung volcano during an eruption as seen from Kuta Tengah village in Karo Regency, North Sumatra province, Indonesia June 26, 2015. More than 10,000 people from 12 villages, who are living around the slopes of Mount Sinabung, left their homes and moved to refugee camps, local media reported.

Beawiharta Beawiharta/Reuters

June 25, 2015

A child covers his face with a plastic bag, as ash from Mount Sinabung volcano hits the town of Brastagi, North Sumatra province, Indonesia, June 25, 2015. Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupted on Thursday, leading to volcanic ash spewing as high as 3500 meters into the air and blanketing a nearby town.

Brian Snyder/Reuters

June 24, 2015

Mourners pay their respects at the casket of the late South Carolina State Senator Clementa Pinckney as he lies in state inside the rotunda of the State Capitol in Columbia, South Carolina June 24, 2015. Pinckney, the late pastor of Emanuel AME Church, was one of nine people killed inside the Charleston church in a mass shooting.

Narek Aleksanyan/Reuters

June 23, 2015

Protesters are hit by a jet of water released from a riot police vehicle during a rally against a recent decision to increase the tariff on electricity, in Yerevan, Armenia. Armenian police used water cannon to disperse thousands of people protesting in the capital Yerevan on Tuesday against a hike in electricity prices and detained more than 200 of them. The protest, which was organized by young activists with no affiliation to any political parties, was triggered by the state regulatory commission's decision last week to increase the tariff on electricity by up to 22 percent from August 1.

Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty

June 22, 2015

Palestinian children looks at the remains of a car on June 22, 2015 in Gaza City that was destroyed during 50-day war between Israel and Hamas-militants in the summer of 2014. A widely anticipated United Nations report said both Israel and Palestinian militants may have committed war crimes during last year's Gaza war, decrying "unprecedented" devastation and human suffering.

Benoit Tessier/Reuters

June 21, 2015

Participants perform yoga to mark the International Day of Yoga under the Eiffel tower in Paris, France, June 21, 2015.

Yves Herman/Reuters

June 20, 2015

Performers take part in the re-enactment of the "The Allied Counterattack" battle during the bicentennial celebrations for the Battle of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Belgium June 20, 2015. The commemorations for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo take place in Belgium on June 19 and 20.

Mohamad Torokman/Reuters

June 19, 2015

Palestinians, not permitted by Israeli security forces to cross into Jerusalem from the West Bank due to an age limit, climb over a section of the controversial Israeli barrier as they try to make their way to attend the first Friday prayer of Ramadan in Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque, in the village of Al-Ram, near Ramallah June 19, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

Yuri Gripas / Reuters

June 18, 2015

U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) (L) wipes his eye as members of Congress congregate for prayer circle honoring SC shooting victims outside U.S. Capitol in Washington June 18, 2015. Authorities on Thursday arrested a 21-year-old white man suspected of killing nine people at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina in a rampage that the United States is investigating as a hate crime.

Andres Stapff / Reuters

June 17, 2015

Protesters are hit by a petrol bomb during a demonstration called for by students and teachers in downtown Santiago June 17, 2015.


June 16, 2015

A Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighter carries a boy injured by what they said was a mine after they fled Maskana town in the Aleppo countryside and make their way towards the Turkish border in Tel Abyad town, Raqqa governorate, June 16, 2015. With a string of victories over Islamic State, Syria's Kurds are proving themselves an ever more dependable ally in the U.S.-led fight against the jihadists and building influence that will make them a force in Middle Eastern politics. Aided by U.S.-led air strikes, the Kurdish-led YPG militia may have dealt Islamic State its worst defeat to date in Syria by seizing the town of Tel Abyad at the Turkish border, cutting a supply route to the jihadists' de facto capital of Raqqa city.

Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

June 15, 2016

Ioanna Xoulogi of Greece competes on the beam during the women's gymnastics team event at the 1st European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, June 15 , 2015.

Antara Foto/Reuters

June 14, 2015

Hot ash as seen during an eruption of Mount Sinabung in Karo Regency, Indonesia's North Sumatra province, June 14, 2015.

Stoyan Nenov/Reuters

June 13, 2015

Team France competes during their team free routine synchronized swimming qualification at the 1st European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, June 13 , 2015.

Jon Nazca/Reuters

June 12, 2015

A woman and a child walk amidst an art installation of 745 pairs of female red shoes, put on display by Mexican visual artist Elina Chauvet to protest against gender violence and femicide, at La Constitucion Square in Malaga, southern Spain, June 12, 2015.

Carlos Jasso/Reuters

June 11, 2015

Iveily Morales, 3, who is part of the albino or "Children of the Moon" group in the Guna Yala indigenous community, poses for a photograph on Ustupu Island in the Guna Yala region. Alabaster-skinned people born on a sun-scorched group of islands off Panama's Caribbean coast are venerated as Children of the Moon. Albinos make up between 5 and 10 percent of the roughly 80,000 indigenous Gunas who live on the mainland of the Guna Yala region and its islands. With their sensitive skin and eyes, young Guna albinos must be shuttled to and from school, avoiding the baking heat, while they watch their friends play in the streets. June 13th is International Albinism Awareness Day. 


June 10, 2015

28th SEA Games Singapore 2015 - Bishan Sports Hall, Singapore.


June 09, 2015

28th SEA Games Singapore 2015 - OCBC Aquatic Centre - Singapore - Women's 10M Platform Final

Edgar Su / Reuters

June 8, 2015

Singapore's Muhammad A'Fif Safiee (R) blocks a shot by Thailand's Pornchai Kaokaew during their men's team sepak takraw preliminary round match at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Singapore June 8, 2015.

Hannibal Hanschke / Reuters

June 7, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama toasts with beer as he visits Kruen, southern Germany, June 7, 2015. Leaders from the Group of Seven (G7) industrial nations meet on Sunday in the Bavarian Alps for a summit overshadowed by Greece's debt crisis and ongoing violence in Ukraine.

Andrew Winning/Reuters

June 7, 2015

Bradley Wiggins is reflected in the glass around the track as he pedals during his attempt to break cycling's hour record at the Olympic velodrome in East London, Britain, June 7, 2015. Wiggins added the UCI world hour record to his extensive career honours tally on Sunday when he smashed the mark set by fellow Briton Alex Dowsett last month by covering 54.526km (33.881 miles) in the London Olympic velodrome.

Duchess of Cambridge/POOL New/Reuters

June 6, 2015

Prince George and Princess Charlotte are seen in this undated handout photo taken by the Duchess in mid-May at Anmer Hall in Norfolk and released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on June 6, 2015.

Rafael Marchante/Reuters

June 5, 2015

Members of the Portalegre forcados group perform during a bullfight at Campo Pequeno bullring in Lisbon, Portugal June 5, 2015. Forcados are traditional Portuguese bullfighters who catch bulls with their bare hands.

Phil Noble/Reuters

June 4, 2015

Children eat ice cream at Appleby-in-Westmorland, Britain June 4, 2015. The travellers are in the town as part of the annual horse fair which has taken place since the 1600s.

Omar Sobhani / Reuters

June 3, 2015

A man prepares for a bodybuilding competition in Kabul June 3, 2015.

Abhishek N. Chinnappa/Reuters

June 2, 2015

A cow stands in the middle of a busy road as auto-rickshaws pass by in Bengaluru, India, June 2, 2015.

Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

June 1, 2015

Dancers from the Batsheva Dance Company take part in a full dress rehearsal before their new show "Last Work" in Tel Aviv June 1, 2015. Batsheva is one of Israel's most prominent dance companies. Batsheva's artistic director, choreographer Ohad Naharin, is credited for developing the movement language 'Gaga', and incorporating it as their main form of training.

Amir Cohen/Reuters

May 31, 2015

Members of the African Hebrew Israelite community, popularly known as "the Black Hebrews", dance as they take part in celebrations for the holiday of Shavuot in the southern town of Dimona May 31, 2015. Identifying themselves as African Hebrew Israelites, about 300 African-Americans arrived in 1969 in the sleepy desert town of Dimona, claiming to be descendants of the ancient Israelites and a right to settle in the Jewish state.

Thomas Peter/Reuters

May 30, 2015

An amateur sumo wrestler holds a baby during a baby crying contest at Sensoji temple in Tokyo May 30, 2015. In the contest two wrestlers each hold a baby while a referee makes faces and loud noises to make them cry. The baby who cries the loudest wins. The ritual is believed to aid the healthy growth of the children and ward off evil spirits. One hundred and twenty children took part in the event, the organiser said.

Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

May 29, 2015

A protester gestures with a stone during a protest against President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term in Bujumbura, Burundi, May 29, 2015.

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May 28, 2015

A boy carries a watermelon that was kept in the waters of a canal to keep the melons cool on a hot summer day in Jammu, May 28, 2015. A heat wave in India has killed at least 1,371 people this week as temperatures soar above 47 Celsius (116.6 Fahrenheit), and doctors' leave has been cancelled to help cope with the sick.

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May 27, 2015

Balloons made by the 'ONE' campaigning organisation depicting leaders of the countries members of the G7 are seen in front of the Frauenkirche cathedral May 27, 2015. Dresden hosts the G7 finance ministers and central bankers meeting. The balloons show Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R), British Prime Minister David Cameron (5th L), French President Francois Hollande (2nd R), German Chancellor Angela Merkel (4th L), U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L), Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (3rd L) and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (L).

Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

May 26, 2015

A dinghy overcrowded with Afghan and other immigrants is towed by a Greek coast guard patrol boat into the port on the Greek island of Kos following a rescue operation in a part of the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece, early May 26,2015. Hundreds of mainly Syrian and Afghan immigrants on Tuesday landed on the Greek island of Kos in the south-eastern Aegean Sea.

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May 25, 2015

A soldier fires an AK-47 rifle during a protest against President Pierre Nkurunziza and his bid for a third term, in Bujumbura, Burundi.

Nyimas Laula/Reuters

May 24, 2015

A Rohingya migrant who arrived in Indonesia this week by boat looks out the window of a temporary shelter in Aceh Timur regency, near Langsa in Indonesia's Aceh Province.

David W Cerny/Reuters

May 23, 2015

A participant runs through colored powder as she takes part in the Get Rainbowed run in Prague. Get Rainbowed is a five-kilometre race with the aim of promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Beawiharta Beawiharta/Reuters

May 22, 2015

A Rohingya migrant child, who recently arrived in Indonesia by boat, cries as a volunteer cuts his hair inside a temporary compound for refugees in Aceh Timur regency, Indonesia's Aceh Province . Myanmar's military commander-in-chief said some "boat people" landing in Malaysia and Indonesia this month are likely pretending to be Rohingya Muslims to receive U.N. aid and that many had fled neighbouring Bangladesh, state media reported on Friday.

Hosam Katan/Reuters

May 21, 2015

A Free Syrian Army fighter fires a weapon inside a damaged building during clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at the frontline in Handarat area, north of Aleppo May 21, 2015.

Tony Gentile/Reuters

May 20, 2015

A gust of wind blows Pope Francis's skull cap off during his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican.

Ehtiram Jabi /Reuters

May 19, 2015

Smoke rises from a multi-storey residential building on fire in Baku, Azerbaijan. At least 16 people were killed and dozens wounded on Tuesday in the fire that ripped through a multi-storey residential building in Azerbaijan's capital, Baku, local news agency APA reported

Roni Bintang/Reuters

May 18, 2015

A Rohingya child who recently arrived by boat has his picture taken for identification purposes at a shelter in Kuala Langsa, in Indonesia's Aceh Province, May 18, 2015. The United Nations has called on Southeast Asian nations not to push back the boatloads of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar and Bangladeshis - men, women and children who fled persecution and poverty at home, and now face sickness and starvation at sea.

Thomas Peter/Reuters

May 17, 2015

A man shows his traditional full body tattoo as he poses outside the Sensoji temple during the Sanja Matsuri festival in the Asakusa district of Tokyo May 17, 2015. The Sanja Matsuri festival attracts over about one million visitors over its duration of three days, when parties of revelers carry portable shrines through the Asakusa neighborhood, rocking and shaking them in a belief that this intensified the powers of the deities that reside inside them.

Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters

May 16, 2015

A man takes a nap during a rehearsal of the Minnesota Orchestra in Havana, May 16, 2015. The Minnesota Orchestra is in Cuba to perform at the National Theatre in Havana on May 15 and 16.

Jim Urquhart/Reuters

May 15, 2015

Former Massachusetts Governor and two-time presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R) fights five-time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield during their boxing match in Salt Lake City, Utah May 15, 2015. The two boxed to benefit the medical charity CharityVision.

Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

May 14, 2015

A security attempts to stop a supporter of Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk who ran onto the pitch to celebrate the victory over Napoli in the Europa League semi-final second leg soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, May 14, 2015.

Lucas Jackson / Reuters

May 13, 2015

Emergency workers look through the remains of a derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania May 13, 2015. Rescue workers on Wednesday sifted through twisted metal and debris from the wreck of the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing six people and injuring scores of others, as investigators began reviewing data to determine the cause of an accident.

Ognen Teofilovski / Reuters

May 12, 2015

A woman walks through her burned house in Kumanovo, Macedonia May 12, 2015. Pero Ilievski Street looked on Monday like it had been struck by a tsunami, cobblestones torn up and walls crushed by armoured vehicles of a special anti-terrorist unit of the Macedonian police. Ethnic Albanian residents of this north Macedonian town stepped gingerly through shattered glass and roof tiles, crushed cars and dirt smeared with blood - damage wrought by a weekend operation that left 22 people dead and heralds a new phase of uncertainty in a country deep in crisis.

Mohamed Al-Sayaghi / Reuters

May 11, 2015

Fire and smoke billows from an army weapons depot after it was hit by an air strike in Yemen's capital Sanaa May 11, 2015.

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May 10, 2015.

The Villarrica Volcano is seen at night in Pucon town, Chile, May 10, 2015. Villarrica, located near the popular tourist resort of Pucon, is among the most active in South America. 

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May 9, 2015

Seals dressed in military uniforms swim during a show marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, at an aquatic park in the Siberian city of Irkutsk, Russia, May 9, 2015.May 9, 2015.

Khalil Ashawi/Reuters

May 8, 2015

Residents inspect a damaged site after what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar Al-Assad in Maarat Al-Nouman, south of Idlib, May 8, 2015.

Jonathan Nackstrand/Reuters

May 7, 2015

Jaromir Jagr of the Czech Republic (R) scores a goal against France's goaltender Florian Hardy (L) and Jonathan Janil during their Ice Hockey World Championship game at the O2 arena in Prague, Czech Republic May 7, 2015.

Adnan Abidi / Reuters

May 6, 2015

Nepal army personnel and earthquake survivors search for belongings at a collapsed house in Sankhu on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal May 6, 2015.

Antonio Parrinello/Reuters

May 5, 2015

People carry the body of a dead migrant from a merchant ship as they arrive in the Sicilian harbour of Catania, southern Italy. Around forty migrants died in the Mediterranean on Sunday, according to survivors of the journey who arrived on the southern Italian island of Sicily on Tuesday, local Save the Children spokeswoman Giovanna Di Benedetto said.

Antara Photo Agency/Reuters

May 4, 2015

A policeman holds a water bottle with a yellow-crested cockatoo put inside for illegal trade, at the customs office of Tanjung Perak port in Surabaya, East Java province, Indonesia. Police arrested one man traveling by ship from Makassar, Sulawesi with 22 of the endangered cockatoos held inside water bottles.

Andrew Harnik/POOL New/Reuters

May 3, 2015

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry takes a selfie with a baby elephant while touring the Sheldrick Center Elephant Orphanage at the Nairobi National Park, Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya.

Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

May 2, 2015

A royal well-wisher stands outside the Lindo wing of St Mary's Hospital in London, Britain May 2 , 2015. Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, the wife of Prince William, has given birth to a daughter, the couple's residence Kensington Palace announced on Saturday.


May 1, 2015

A masked protester runs away from a water cannon's jet during clashes with police in Okmeydani neighborhood in Istanbul, Turkey, May 1, 2015. Istanbul went into a security lockdown on Friday as thousands of police manned barricades and closed streets to stop May Day rallies at Taksim Square, a symbolic point for protests.

Mohsin Raza / Reuters

April 30, 2015

A worker takes a break from his work at a steel smelting plant in Lahore, Pakistan, April 30, 2015.

Andrew Kelly / Reuters

April 29, 2015

A protester holds a sign during a demonstration calling for social, economic and racial justice, in the Manhattan borough of New York City April 29, 2015. The demonstration was being held to support Baltimore's protest against police brutality following the April 19 death of Freddie Gray in police custody.

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April 28, 2015

Damaged houses are seen from an Indian Army helicopter following an earthquake in the Nepalese area of Gorkha. Hungry and desperate Nepalese villagers rushed towards a relief helicopter begging to be airlifted to safety April 28, 2015, after a huge earthquake that has killed at least 4,349 people devastated their remote community. Terrified residents of Lapu in Gorkha, some of the eight million people the UN said were affected by the April 25, 2015 quake, ran with outstretched arms to the Indian army chopper, pleading for much-needed food and water.

Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty

April 27, 2015

A Nepalese resident clears debris from his damaged house in Balaju in Kathmand. International aid groups and governments intensified efforts to get rescuers and supplies into earthquake-hit Nepal on Saturday, but severed communications and landslides in the Himalayan nation posed formidable challenges to the relief effort. As the death toll surpassed 2,000, the US together with several European and Asian nations sent emergency crews to reinforce those scrambling to find survivors in the devastated capital Kathmandu and in rural areas cut off by blocked roads and patchy phone networks.

Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

April 26, 2015

Riot police detain a resident participating in street protests against the decision made by Burundi's ruling National Council for the Defence of Democracy-Forces for the Defence of Democracy (CNDD-FDD) party to allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third five-year term in office, in the capital Bujumbura. Police in the Burundian capital used water cannon and tear gas on Sunday to disperse protesters demonstrating against President Nkurunziza seeking a third term, witnesses said, after the government banned protests for or against the move.

Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty

April 25, 2015

Earthquake victims are helped by a rescuer in Kathmandu's Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was severely damaged by the earthquake on Saturday. A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed hundreds of people as it ripped through large parts of Nepal, toppling office blocks and towers in Kathmandu and triggering a deadly avalanche that hit Everest base camp.

Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

April 24, 2015

An elderly protester yells as she is blocked by a barricade of policemen while marching down the street during a rally in central Seoul, South Korea, April 24, 2015. About 260,000 workers took part in the nationwide one-day strike, including about 60,000 government employees and 10,000 teachers, according to the Korean Federation of Trade Unions. They protested against the government's push to cut pensions and ease rules for firing employees, according to local media.

Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

April 23, 2015

A woman walks past a piece of street art depicting a pregnant Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in north London, April 23, 2015. The Duchess is due to give birth to her second child in the next few days.


April 22, 2015

Smoke and ash rise from the Calbuco volcano as seen from the city of Puerto Montt, April 22, 2015. The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted for the first time in more than five decades on Wednesday, sending a thick plume of ash and smoke several kilometres into the sky.


April 21, 2015

A Saudi soldier fires a mortar towards Houthi movement position, at the Saudi border with Yemen April 21, 2015.

Jon Woo/Reuters

April 20, 2015

Government officials look on as pirated publications, including DVDs, CDs etc, are placed on the ground before being destroyed, during a campaign against piracy in Taiyuan, Shanxi province April 20, 2015.

Amir Cohen/Reuters

April 19, 2015

An Israeli soldier hands a buttercup flower to a child in a field near Kibbutz Nir Yitzhak in southern Israel, just outside the Gaza Strip April 19, 2015.

Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters

April 18, 2015

A policeman looks on next to youths performing during an election campaign rally of Kazakhstan's President and presidential candidate Nursultan Nazarbayev at a stadium in Almaty April 18, 2015. Kazakhstan will hold a snap election on April 26.

Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters

April 17, 2015

Spanish matador Manuel Jesus "El Cid" looks as a bull falls on the arena during a bullfight at The Maestranza bullring in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain April 17, 2015.

Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty

April 16, 2015

Chinese artists perform during the opening ceremony of the fifth Beijing International Film Festival at Yanqi Lake on the outskirts of Beijing on April 16, 2015. The festival which runs until April 23 will screen some 930 movies from 90 countries and regions.

Yves Herman / Reuters

April 15, 2015

An aerial view of flower fields is seen near the Keukenhof park, also known as the Garden of Europe, in Lisse ,The Netherlands April 15, 2015. Keukenhof, employing some 30 gardeners, is considered to be the world's largest flower garden displaying millions of flowers every year.

Jayanta Dey/Reuters

April 14, 2015

A Hindu priest (C) blesses ritually bound devotees lying on the ground during a ritual as part of the annual Shiva Gajan religious festival at Pratapgarh, on the outskirts of the northeastern Indian city of Agartala, April 14, 2015. Hundreds of faithful devotees offer sacrifices and perform acts of devotion during the festival in the hopes of winning the favour of Hindu god Shiva and ensuring the fulfillment of their wishes, and also to mark the end of the Bengali calendar year.

Faisal Nasser / Reuters

April 13, 2015

Saudi army artillery fire shells towards Houthi positions from the Saudi border with Yemen April 13, 2015.

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April 12, 2015

Students take an examination on an open-air playground at a high school in Yichuan, Shaanxi province April 12, 2015. More than 1,700 freshmen students took part in the exam on Saturday, which was the first attempt by the school to take it in open-air. The school said the reasons was due to the insufficient indoor space and also that it could be a test of the students' organizing capacity, local media reported. Picture taken April 11, 2015, UTC.

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

April 11, 2015

Cuba's President Raul Castro pretends not to hear questions from journalists as he and U.S. President Barack Obama hold a bilateral meeting during the Summit of the Americas in Panama City, Panama April 11, 2015. Neither president took questions from the press. Obama and Castro shook hands on Friday at the summit, a symbolically charged gesture as the pair seek to restore ties between the Cold War foes. 


April 10, 2015

Local residents try to save melon-headed dolphins stranded on the coast in Hokota, northeast of Tokyo, in this photo taken by Kyodo April 10, 2015. Over a hundred dolphins were stranded on the coast on Friday, local media reported. 

Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

April 9, 2015

A vehicle partially submerged in dry mud is pictured in an area that was hit by floods at Chanaral town, April 9, 2015. Chile was hit by heavy rains and floods at the end of March.

Edgar Su / Reuters

April 8, 2015

Cleaners rope down as they wash the facade of the ArtScience Museum in Singapore April 8, 2015.

Kenneth Armstrong / Reuters

April 7, 2015

A freighter trapped in ice is shown in this aerial photo near Whitefish Bay on Lake Superior northwest of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario April 7, 2015. The biggest ice cover on the Great Lakes in decades is backing up shipments of everything from Canadian grain to U.S. iron and steel in one of North America's most important economic regions.

Parwiz Parwiz / Reuters

April 6, 2015.

Afghan boys play on the outskirts of Jalalabad April 6, 2015.

Max Rossi/Reuters

April 5, 2015

Faithful attend as Pope Francis leads the Easter mass in St. Peter's square at the Vatican April 5, 2015.

Jon Nazca/Reuters

April 4, 2015

Spanish bullfighter Miguel Angel Perera drives his sword into a bull during a bullfight at the Malagueta bullring in Malaga, southern Spain, April 4, 2015.

Thomas PeterReuters

April 3, 2015

Sumo wrestlers perform a show fight during the "Honozumo" ceremonial sumo tournament at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo April 3, 2015.

Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

April 2, 2015

Smoke rises from a fire at a fuel tank storage facility run by Ultracargo in Santos near Sao Paulo April 2, 2015. Eighty firefighters were battling a fire at a fuel tank storage facility run by Ultracargo near Brazil's port of Santos, Latin America's largest, the local fire service said on Thursday. The company said there had been no victims from the fire and it was too early to say what had caused it. The fire started at around 10 a.m. local time (1300 GMT), the fire service said on Twitter, adding that 22 fire trucks and one boat were involved in trying to control it. The port of Santos said it had moved five ships docked at a nearby terminal due to the fire.

Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters

April 1, 2015

Supporters with painted bodies celebrate outside the party office of the All Progressives Congresses (APC) after president-elect Muhammadu Buhari won the presidential election, along a street in the capital Abuja, April 1, 2015.

Khaled Abdullah Ali Al Mahdi/Reuters

March 31, 2015

A boy looks through a window of his home damaged by an air strike near Sanaa Airport March 31, 2015. Air raids by a Saudi-led coalition again hit Houthi militia targets across Yemen on Monday night, striking the group's northern stronghold of Saadeh, the capital, Sanaa, and the central town of Yarim, residents and media said.

Mark BlinchReuters

March 30, 2015

A landing gear that broke off from an Airbus A320 which slid off a runway lies in the snow at Halifax Stanfield Airport in Enfield, Nova Scotia, March 30, 2015. An Air Canada plane that suffered heavy damage in an accident in the east coast city of Halifax on Sunday landed short of the runway and hit an antenna array, losing its landing gear, safety officials said. No one was killed in the accident that sent more than 20 passengers and crew to hospital. All but one of those treated had been released by later in the day, the airline said.

Emilio Morenatti/AP

March 29, 2015

Hooded penitents from the La Paz brotherhood walk to the church to take part in a procession in Seville, Spain, Sunday, March 29, 2015. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week.

Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

March 28, 2015

Women wait in line to register to vote in a polling station during elections in Kano March 28, 2015. Nigerians voted on Saturday in what looks set to be the first genuine electoral contest since the end of military rule in 1999, one in which an opposition aspirant has a fighting chance of unseating the incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan.

Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

March 27, 2015

Devotees gather around the chariot of Seto Machindranath (C) during the Seto Machindranath chariot festival at Ashon in Kathmandu March 27, 2015. The Seto Machindranath chariot festival is celebrated to pray for rainfall and good harvest for the upcoming year.

Carlos Barria / Reuters

March 26, 2015

Elena Radionova of Russia competes in the ladies short program during the ISU World Figure Skating Championship in Shanghai March 26, 2015.

Handout / Reuters

March 25, 2015

A black box voice recorder from the German Airbus operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget Airbus A320 crash is seen in this photo released March 25, 2015 by the BEA, France's Bureau d'Enquetes et d'Analyses (Air Accident Investigator). French investigators will sift through wreckage on Wednesday for clues into why a German Airbus operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline crashed into an Alpine mountainside, killing all 150 people on board including 16 schoolchildren returning from an exchange trip to Spain.

Khalil Ashawi / Reuters

March 24, 2015

Rebel fighters from the Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement sit inside a BMP armoured vehicle during what they said was an offensive to take the northwestern city of Idlib March 24, 2015. An alliance of Syrian Islamist rebels including al Qaeda's official wing said they had launched an offensive on Tuesday to take the northwestern city of Idlib, which is close to the main strategic highway linking Damascus to Aleppo.

Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty

March 23, 2015

Ultra-orthodox Jewish mourners attend the funeral of seven US children from the Sassoon family at the Givat Shaul cemetery in Jerusalem on March 23, 2015. The seven children from the same family died on March 21 when their New York home was engulfed in flames after a portable cooker malfunctioned. A 45-year-old woman, the mother and another girl, 14, escaped by jumping out of windows and were being treated in area hospitals in critical condition.

Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

March 22, 2015

A child plays in a pool during a warm sunny day in Santiago, March 22, 2015. World Water Day is marked annually on March 22.

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March 21, 2015

UAB Blazers forward Chris Cokley (3) and UAB Blazers forward C.J. Washington (25) battle for the ball against UCLA Bruins center Thomas Welsh (40) and UCLA Bruins forward Gyorgy Goloman (14) during the first half in the third round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament at KFC Yum! Center.

Stefan Wermuth / Reuters

March 20, 2015

School children wearing protective glasses pose for photographers outside The Royal Observatory during a partial solar eclipse in Greenwich, south east London March 20, 2015.

Omar Sanadiki / Reuters

March 19, 2015

A member of a Female Commando Battalion which is part of the Syrian Army, wears her headgear in the government-controlled area of Jobar, a suburb of Damascus March 19, 2015. This Battalion consists of several hundred female fighters who have had military training and carry out combat duties.

Michael Dalder / Reuters

March 18, 2015

A policeman stops a 'Blockupy' anti-capitalist protester near the European Central Bank (ECB) building before the official opening of its new headquarters in Frankfurt March 18, 2015.

Thaier Al-Sudani / Reuters

March 17, 2015

A member of the Iraqi security forces stands between Islamic State ammunition being displayed in al-Alam Salahuddin province March 17, 2015. Iraq paused its Tikrit offensive on Monday and officials called for more air strikes against Islamic State militants, while an officer said Kurdish forces sustained two more chlorine gas attacks by insurgents.

China Daily / Reuters

March 16, 2015

Employees work at a factory of Dongbei Special Steel Group Co. Ltd. in Dalian, Liaoning province March 16, 2015. China's crude steel output fell 1.5 percent to 130.5 million tonnes for the first two months of 2015, government data showed on March 11, as a supply glut and slower demand growth led mills to bring forward scheduled maintenance to curb output.

Lehtikuva Lehtikuva/Reuters

March 15, 2015

Competitors shoot during the men's 15 km Mass Start event at the IBU Biathlon World Championships in Kontiolahti March 15, 2015.

Paul Hackett/Reuters

March 14, 2015

Maisy Minx dressed as Harley Quinn from the Batman comic book poses for a photograph at the London supercomic convention at the Excel centre, east London, March 14 , 2015.

Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

March 13, 2015

A lighting technician puts the finishing touches to Temple, a cross-community arts project that aims to demonstrate the transformative power of the arts in Londonderry, March 13, 2015. It has been built and raised by more than 100 individuals drawn from communities across the city, working together with Californian artist David Best. It will be burned to the ground in a special ceremony on the evening of Saturday 21st March.

Matthew Childs/Action Images/Reuters

March 12, 2015

General view of the field during the 14:05 Pertemps Network Final, Cheltenham Racecourse March 12, 2015.

Charles Platiau / Reuters

March 11, 2015

Models present creations by Italian designer Giambattista Valli as part of his Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 women's ready-to-wear collection for fashion house Moncler Gamme Rouge during Paris Fashion Week March 11, 2015.

Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuter

March 10, 2015

Palestinian girls play at their family's house, that witnesses said was damaged by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war last summer, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, March 10, 2015. A Qatari official visiting a Gaza neighbourhood heavily bombed in last summer's war with Israel said on Tuesday the Gulf Arab state had begun a project to rebuild 1,000 homes as part of a $1 billion aid pledge.

Thaier Al-Sudani / Reuters

March 9, 2015

Shi'ite fighters cover their ears as a rocket is launched during a clash with Islamic State militants in the town of al-Alam March 9, 2015. Just north of Tikrit, home city of executed Sunni former president Saddam Hussein, Iraqi security forces and Shi?ite militia fighters began an offensive against Islamic State to regain control over the town of al-Alam.


March 8, 2015

Thousands of lanterns are lit up to mourn for the victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture, in this photo taken by Kyodo March 8, 2015, ahead of the four-year anniversary of the disaster.

Action Images/Reuters

March 7, 2015

Japan's Niroyuki Endo in action during the men's doubles semi finals at Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships 2015 - The National Indoor Arena, Birmingham.

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March 6, 2015

A man reacts as coloured water is splashed on him during Holi celebrations in the southern Indian city of Chennai March 6, 2015. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India.

Jon Woo/Reuters

March 5, 2015

An acrobat crosses a tightrope with his knees over the Wanda Plaza in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, March 5, 2015.

Damir Sagolj/Reuters

March 4, 2015

Buddhist monks leave after a ceremony at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, north of Bangkok on Makha Bucha Day March 4, 2015. The Dhammakaya temple members include some of Thailand's most powerful politicians and is regarded as the country's richest Buddhist temple. Makha Bucha Day honours Buddha and his teachings, and falls on the full moon day of the third lunar month.

Chung Sung-Jun/Getty

March 3, 2015

Thousands of couples take part in a mass wedding of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, commonly known as the Unification Church, at Cheongshim Peace World Center on March 3, 2015 in Gapyeong-gun, South Korea. Approximately 3,800 couples from around the world exchanged wedding vows in the wedding the Unification Church claims as one of its largest ever.

Schalk van Zuydam/AP Photo

March 2, 2015

A fire fighters, right, battle a fire with others, near the town of Hout Bay, South Africa, Monday, March 2, 2015. South African firefighters say they are battling to control a wildfire that has burned down five homes in Cape Town's southern peninsula. Spokeswoman Liezl Moodie said Monday that nearly 150 firefighters, along with park volunteers, have combated the blaze since early Monday.

Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

March 1, 2015

A woman throws flowers at the site where Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov was murdered on Friday night, during a march to commemorate him in central Moscow March 1, 2015. Holding placards declaring "I am not afraid", thousands of Russians marched in Moscow on Sunday in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, whose murder has widened a split in society that some say could threaten Russia's future.

Ahmad Masood/Reuters

February 28, 2015

Men daubed in colours sing religious songs as they celebrate "Lathmar Holi" at Nandgaon, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, February 28, 2015. In a Holi tradition unique to Nandgaon and Barsana villages, men sing provocative songs to gain the attention of women, who then "beat" them with bamboo sticks called "lathis". Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India.

Pichi Chuang/Reuters

February 27, 2015

People release sky lanterns ahead of the traditional Chinese Lantern Festival in Pingxi, New Taipei City February 27, 2015. Believers gathered to release sky lanterns as a form of prayer for good luck and blessings. The tradition of releasing lanterns began during the Ching Dynasty when bands of outlaws frequently raided villages, forcing local residents to seek refuge in the mountains. The lanterns were signals used by the village watchmen to inform the refugees that their houses were safe again. The Lantern Festival or Yuan Xiao Jie is a Chinese festival that is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunar year in the Chinese calendar. The festival falls on March 5 this year.

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February 26, 2015

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Cleat operates in the Delaware River as part of its winter ice breaking mission, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Philadelphia.

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February 25, 2015

A man walks past graffiti in Athens February 25, 2015. Germany's Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Wednesday it had not been an easy decision for euro zone finance ministers to extend the Greek rescue plan by four months and much doubt remained about how credible Athens' latest reform commitments really were.

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February 24, 2015

A Ukrainian serviceman, who fought in Debaltseve, is seen in a bus as he prepares to return home, in Artemivsk, eastern Ukraine, February 24, 2015. Pro-Russia separatists said on Tuesday they began withdrawing heavy weapons from the frontline in east Ukraine under a ceasefire deal, but the Ukrainian military, which says it won't pull back until fighting stops, reported further shelling.

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February 23, 2015

People run away from an explosion at a petrol station and storage facility near the Bakara open-air market in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, February 23, 2015.

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February 22, 2015

A man climbs up a 13-metre-high wooden pole to to get a prize during Maslenitsa celebrations at the Bobrovy Log ski resort in the suburbs of Krasnoyarsk February 22, 2015. Maslenitsa is a pagan holiday marking the end of winter celebrated with pancake eating and shows of strength.

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February 21, 2015

Children walk around a burning effigy of Lady Maslenitsa, as they celebrate Maslenitsa, or Pancake Week, in Stavropol February 21, 2015. Maslenitsa is widely viewed as a pagan holiday marking the end of winter and is celebrated with pancake eating, while the Orthodox Church considers it as the week of feasting before Lent.

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February 20, 2015

Indian brides from impoverished families, dressed in wedding finery, wait for their grooms to arrive during a mass marriage ceremony in New Delhi, India, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015.

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February 19, 2015

Supporters of AS Roma light flares during their Europa League round of 32 first leg soccer match against Feyenoord at the Olympic Stadium in Rome February 19.

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February 18, 2015

People walk under a Chinese Lantern display during a Chinese New Year eve celebration at Chinatown in Manila on February 18, 2015.

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February 17, 2015

A man walks through snow covered path during heavy snowfall in Istanbul, Turkey on February 17, 2015.

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February 16, 2015

A Greek Presidential Guardsman 'Evzones' marches next to the monument of the unknown soldier during an anti-austerity pro-government demonstration outside the Greek parliament in Athens February 16, 2015.

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January 15, 2015

Muslim brides wait for the start of their mass marriage ceremony in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad, February 15, 2015. A total of 191 Muslim couples from various parts of Ahmedabad on Sunday took wedding vows during the mass marriage ceremony organised by a Muslim voluntary organisation.

Nacho Doce/Reuters

February 14, 2015

A reveller from the Rosas de Ouro Samba School takes part in a carnival at Anhembi Sambadrome in Sao Paulo February 14, 2015.

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February 13, 2015

A high school student wearing a Guy Fawkes mask takes part in a protest against the education policies of the ruling AK Party in Istanbul February 13, 2015. Education is the latest flashpoint between the administration of President Tayyip Erdogan, and secularist Turks who accuse him of overseeing creeping 'Islamisation' in the NATO member state. Parts of some regular schools have been requisitioned to create more places for students in "Imam Hatip" religious schools championed by Erdogan, where girls and boys are taught separately. Almost 1 million students are enrolled in those schools, up from 65,000 when AKP came to power in 2002.

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February 12, 2015

World Press Photo of the Year 2014 First Prize Contemporary Issues, Singles: Jon (21) and Alex (25), a gay couple, during an intimate moment in St. Petersburg, Russia. Life for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people is becoming increasingly difficult in Russia. Sexual minorities face legal and social discrimination, harassment, and even violent hate-crime attacks from conservative religious and nationalistic groups.

Vincent Kessler / Reuters

February 11, 2015

Members of the European Parliament take part in a voting session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, February 11, 2015

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February 10, 2015

A man is seen with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal stickers on his face as he watches the results of Delhi Assembly Elections at the party Patel Nagar Office on February 10, 2015 in Delhi, India. Arvind Kejriwal and his AAP party have taken victory in Delhi's state elections which will see Kejriwal return for a second time as Delhi's chief minister.

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February 9, 2015

A man walks past a sculpture under the shelter of his umbrella as snow falls at the port of Thessaloniki on February 9, 2015. A number of roads in northern Greece were closed after temperatures dropped below zero and snow fell in many parts.

Hosam Katan/Reuters

February 8, 2015

A rebel fighter of al-Jabha al-Shamiya (the Shamiya Front) takes a position inside a room as he aims his weapon, north of Handarat camp in Aleppo, after the group said they took control of the area from forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, February 8, 2015.

Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters

February 7, 2015

Voters stand in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station during the state assembly election in New Delhi February 7, 2015.

Gleb Garanich/Reuters

February 6, 2015

A woman and a child look through a bus window before leaving as people flee the conflict in Debaltseve, eastern Ukraine, February 6, 2015. Convoys of buses converged from two sides on the town of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine on Friday after separatist rebels and government forces appeared to have patched together a truce to allow civilians to be evacuated.

Darren Whiteside/Reuters

Feburary 5, 2015

A vendor waits for customers at a clothing stall in Tanah Abang market in Jakarta February 5, 2015. Indonesia's economy in 2014 grew at its slowest pace in five years, as expected, the statistics bureau said on Thursday. Gross domestic product (GDP) expanded 5.02 percent in 2014 compared with 5.58 percent in 2013, using the statistics office's new 2010 base year.

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February 4, 2015

Rescuers lift the wreckage of the TransAsia ATR 72-600 oot of the Keelung river at New Taipei City on February 4, 2015. At least 23 people were killed when a passenger plane operated by TransAsia Airways clipped an overpass soon after take-off and plunged into a river in Taiwan, the airline's second crash in seven months.

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February 3, 2015

Spectators take pictures as hot air balloons are gathered on the frozen Upper Lake for the traditional glooming during International Balloon Week in the Swiss alpine resort of Arosa, February 3, 2015.

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February 2, 2015

A Ukrainian serviceman throws a tyre over the gates as the flames are doused by firefighters after fighters of the Aydar Ukrainian volunteer battalion, burn tyres at the entrance to the Ukrainian Defence Ministry in Kiev, on February 2, 2015 during an action to prevent the possible disbandment of their battalion. Pro-Russian separatists vowed to mobilise up to 100,000 fighters for their latest east Ukraine offensive as the US mulled sending weapons to Kiev's out-gunned forces after the latest truce bid collapsed.

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February 1, 2015

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots is surrounded by the media after defeating the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.

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January 31, 2015

Masked Bulgarian dancers take part in the second competition day of the 24th International Festival of Masquerade Games "Surva" in the town of Pernik, Bulgaria Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. Some 5,000 people are expected to take part in the three-day festival devoted to an ancient Bulgarian pagan rite. Surva is performed by costumed men, some in sheepskin, or other colorful garments, bells and masks, who walk around and dance to scare away the evil spirits, in hope to provide a good harvest, health, fertility, and happiness.


January 30, 2015

A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter aims his weapon through a hole in a wall on the front line of fighting against Islamic State militants in the outskirts of Mosul January 30, 2015.

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January 29, 2015.

Maria Sharapova of Russia serves to compatriot Ekaterina Makarova during their women's singles semi-final match at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament in Melbourne January 29, 2015.

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January 28, 2015

A Kurdish boy stands in front of a damaged car in the northern Syrian town of Kobani January 28, 2015. Kurdish forces battled Islamic State fighters outside Kobani on Tuesday, a monitoring group said, a day after Kurds said they had taken full control of the northern Syrian town following a four-month battle. Known as Ayn al-Arab in Arabic, the mainly Kurdish town close to the Turkish border has become a focal point in the international fight against Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot that has spread across Syria and Iraq.

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January 27, 2015

Dutch Queen Maxima, Dutch King Willem-Alexander, Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Belgian prime minister Charles Michel, Belgian King Philippe march to light candles in after the main ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the death camp on at the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland.

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January 27, 2015

Fettler Piotr Lichon, is seen through an eye of a posed bronze British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) mask, as he grinds and polishes a partially finished mask at a foundry in west London, January 27, 2015. The masks are being cast and finished at the foundry ahead of the 2015 BAFTA Awards Ceremony which takes place in London on February 8.

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January 26, 2014

An Indian Special Protection Group commando looks through binoculars during the Indian Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2015. 

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January 25, 2015

Nick Kyrgios of Australia hits a return against Andreas Seppi of Italy during their men's singles fourth round match at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament in Melbourne January 25, 2015.

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January 24, 2015

A pilot checks his balloon before the 37th International Hot Air Balloon Week in Chateau-d'Oex, January 24, 2015. According to the organizers, over 80 balloons from 20 countries are participating in the ballooning event in the Swiss mountain resort. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy (SWITZERLAND - Tags: SOCIETY) - RTR4MQM9

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January 23, 2015

A Palestinian protester throws back a tear gas canister during clashes with Israeli security forces following a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near Nablus in the occupied West Bank, on January 23, 2015.

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January 22, 2015

Glow-in-the-dark blue waves caused by the phenomenon known as harmful algal bloom or "red tide", are seen at night near Sam Mun Tsai beach in Hong Kong January 22, 2015. Algal blooms occur when there is a sharp growth in algae population in a water system, and are considered harmful when resulting in negative impacts on other organisms. Picture taken using long exposure. 

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January 21, 2015

A three-month-old Bengal Tiger Cub is bathed before being given a rabies vaccine by zookeeper at Mangkang zoo in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia on January 21, 2015.

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January 20, 2015

Mourners carry the casket of Hezbollah military leader Mohammed Issa, a senior commander responsible for Hezbollah operations in Syria and Iraq, one of the six Hezbollah fighters killed in an Israeli strike near Quneitra on the Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights, during his funeral in the southern Lebanese village of Arab Salim on January 20, 2015. The attack on January 18 enraged Hezbollah's supporters, but analysts said the group would avoid a major escalation with Israel.

David Goldman/AP

January 19, 2015

Jaiya Smith, 14, carries a sign reading "Hope" down the aisle during the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church, the church where King preached, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, in Atlanta.

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January 18, 2015

Lazio's mascot, a white headed eagle called Olimpia, lands in the stands before the start of the Italian Serie A soccer match against Napoli at the Olympic stadium in Rome January 18, 2015.

Gleb Garanich/Reuters

January 17, 2015

A new volunteer for the Ukrainian Interior Ministry's Azov battalion embraces his girlfriend before he and other volunteers depart to the frontlines in eastern Ukraine, in central Kiev January 17, 2015. Fighting raged on Saturday at the main airport of Ukraine's city of Donetsk as separatists resumed attempts to break the tenuous grip of government forces on the complex and Kiev's military said three more Ukrainian soldiers had been killed.

Damir Sagolj / Reuters

January 16, 2015

Children play in ruins above human remains and a basketball shirt found with it in the coastal part of Tacloban, that was destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan, January 16, 2015. Local residents said they found human remains in the mud among ruins of their wrecked fishing village and assume it is a typhoon victim. On his first visit to Asia's largest Catholic nation, Pope Francis will visit the central province of Leyte, which is still struggling to recover from Typhoon Haiyan that killed 6,300 people in 2013. About two million people are expected to attend an open-air mass on Saturday at Tacloban City airport, almost completely destroyed by Haiyan.

Hamid Khatib/Reuters

January 15, 2015

A Free Syrian Army fighter gets out of a hole in the wall with his weapon on Old Aleppo frontline.

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January 14, 2015

Hindu pilgrims prepare to take a dip at the confluence of the Ganges river and the Bay of Bengal on the occasion of Makar Sankranti festival at Sagar Island, south of Kolkata. Makar Sankranti is an auspicious festival celebrated by Hindus across the country that marks the start of the harvest season.

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January 13, 2015.

French President Francois Hollande holds a medal in front of the coffin of late police officer Frank Brinsolaro during a national tribute at the Paris Prefecture for the three police officers killed during last week's attacks by Islamic militants. The three police officers were killed in the attacks at the offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and in the streets of Montrouge, outside the French capital.

Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

January 12, 2015

Amna (R), 11, and Saadia, 10, sort papers before they are taken to a factory to be recycled in Lahore January 12, 2015.

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January 11, 2015

Citizens light candles as they take part in a solidarity march (Marche Republicaine) in the streets of Paris January 11, 2015. French citizens will be joined by dozens of foreign leaders, among them Arab and Muslim representatives, in a march on Sunday in an unprecedented tribute to this week's victims following the shootings by gunmen at the offices of the satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, the killing of a police woman in Montrouge, and the hostage taking at a kosher supermarket at the Porte de Vincennes.

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January 10, 2015

A SpaceX Falcon 9 blasts off launchPad 40 in Cape Canaveral, Fla., early Saturday, Jan. 10, 2014. The Falcon9 rocket will launch the Dragon spacecraft to deliver supplies to the International Space Station. This will be SpaceX's fifth cargo delivery mission to the ISS.

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January 9, 2015

French firemen and emergency doctors enter a kosher deli during a hostage situation at Port de Vincennes in Paris, France. According to reports at least five people were taken hostage in a kosher deli in the Port de Vincennes area of Paris.

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January 8, 2014

A participant holds a placard with a text in French reading 'I'm Charlie' in front of the building of the French Institute of Budapest on January 8, 2014 during a gathering in commemoration of the victims of an attack by armed gunmen on the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, which left at least 12 dead and many others injured.

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January 7, 2015

Ice builds up along North Avenue Pier in Chicago, Illinois while temperatures hovered around zero degrees Fahrenheit on January 7, 2015. Most of the city's schools were cancelled today as wind chill temperatures were expected to exceed -30.

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January 6, 2015

Displaced villagers eat a meal at Chichi Mata, a Hindu temple turned in a relief camp on January 6, 2015 in Samba sector, about 40 from Jammu, India. Pakistani troops targeted over 60 hamlets and scores of border posts in heavy overnight shelling in Kathua and Samba districts, with mortar bombs landing deep inside Indian territory.

Toby Melville/Reuters

January 5, 2015

Humboldt penguins swim in their pool during the stock take at London Zoo in London. The annual animal count, a requirement of London Zoo's license, included additions to the international conservation breeding programme such as the three tiger cubs and Philippine crocodiles.

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January 4, 2015

Nicholas Fairall of the USA competes on his first jump on day 6 of the Four Hills Tournament Ski Jumping event at Bergisel-Schanze in Innsbruck, Austria.

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January 3, 2015

Embers glow against the smoke-filled sunset near Gumeracha in the Adelaide Hills on January 3, 2015 after houses were lost to an intense bushfire that raged in South Australia.

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January 2, 2015

The car ferry Norman Atlantic is drawn by tug boats on its way to Brindisi harbour, after a fire in waters off Greece January 2, 2015. The ferry caught fire off Greece's Adriatic Coast on December 28, 2014 while on a voyage to Italy.

Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

January 1, 2015

Soniya, 6, whose family moved to Islamabad from Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province to look for work, stands outside their house on the outskirts of Islamabad January 1, 2015.