Monday 22 December 2014

Mute swans

Mute swans are seen at a lake on the outskirts of Minsk December 18. - Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko


Demo for Dahlan

A Palestinian supporter of former head of Fatah in Gaza, Mohammed Dahlan, shouts slogans during a protest against Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in Gaza City on December 18. Dahlan, who lives in exile in the Gulf, is a powerful political foe of Abbas. Reuters/Mohammed Salem  


Something about Santa

Schoolchildren touch an orangutan dressed in a Santa Claus outfit during the Animal Christmas party at Malabon Zoo in Manila on December 18. Reuters/Erik De Castro  


Ebola fears

Bystanders watch as Ibrahim Tarawallie, 31, a suspected Ebola victim, waits to be transported from Devils Hole North, west of Freetown on December 17. The death toll in the Ebola epidemic has risen to 6,915 out of 18,603 cases as of Dec. 14, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday


Rally in Little Havana

Anti-Castro activists protest in Little Havana in Miami, Florida on December 17. News on Wednesday that the United States will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba and open an embassy in Havana for the first time in more than a half century rippled through the 1.5-million-strong exile co


Cake break

Tian Tian, a  giant panda eats a special Christmas panda cake crafted in the shape of a Christmas tree in the outdoor enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo ,Scotland on December 17. Reuters/Russell Cheyne  


Hope amid chaos

Rescuers search for survivors in the rubble of a collapsed five-storey residential building in Nairobi on December 17. Over 30 families are believed to have been living in the building. Unknown number of people remain trapped in the debris. Rescuers search for survivors i


Scout’s honour

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wearing a blindfold, is helped to ice a cake by Fynley Gooch, aged 7, as she promotes disability awareness while meeting with children at the newly established 23rd Poplar Beaver Scout Colony in east London on December 16. Reuters/Ben Stansall/Pool


Extreme training

Soldiers shout as they practise in temperatures of about minus 30 degrees centigrade (-22 F) in the Chinese town of Heihe, Heilongjiang province on December 16. Reuters/China Daily  


Floral tribute

A note can be seen among floral tributes that have been placed near the cafe where hostages were held for over 16-hours, in central Sydney December 16. Heavily armed Australian police stormed a Sydney cafe early on Tuesday morning and freed a number of hostages being held there at gunpoint, in

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