Sunday 21 December 2014
 
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Maasai Olympics

A Maasai moran athlete uses a razor blade to groom during preparations for the Maasai Olympics 2014 at the Sidai Oleng wildlife sanctuary at the base of Mt Kilimanjaro near the Kenya-Tanzania border in Kajiado on December 13. Scores of young Maasais representing four manyattas - a barrack for w

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Masked movement

Activists wearing masks depicting (L to R) Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper, China's President Xi Jinping, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russia's President Vladimir Putin are seen

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Monster cloud

A large cloud gathers over the skyline of San Francisco, California on December 12. A major storm pummeled California and the Pacific Northwest with heavy rain and high winds on Thursday, killing one man, knocking out power to tens of thousands of homes, disrupting flights and prompting schools

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Football Remembers

Britain's Prince William attends the ceremony for the Football Remembers memorial to commemorate the 1914 Christmas Truce, at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, central England on December 12. - Reuters/Andrew Yates

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‘Jobs Act’ demonstration

A woman holds an umbrella with the words ‘Jobs Act’ during a demonstration against government in downtown Rome December 12. Two major Italian unions held a nationwide strike on Friday, the latest in a series of protests against Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's plans to overhaul lab

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Italian Pinocchio

Balloons depicting the puppet Pinocchio with the face of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi are seen during a demonstration against government in downtown Rome December 12. Two major Italian unions held a nationwide strike on Friday, the latest in a series of protests against Renzi's plans

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A pit in the street

People look at a car hanging on the edge of a caved-in area on a street in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province December 12. The street collapsed on Friday morning as the car drove by and formed the pit measuring 2m in depth and 5m in diametre, according to local media. - Reuters/Stringer

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Lighting up Times Square

A street performer dressed as the Statue of Liberty stands amongst light snow in Times Square in New York on December 10. Snow showers fell in the region through Wednesday and should clear early Thursday. Reuters/Andrew Kelly  

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Honour march

Palestinian honour guards carry the coffin of Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein during his funeral in the West Bank city of Ramallah on December 11. Israeli and Palestinian officials issued conflicting accounts on Thursday over the results of an autopsy on a Palestinian minister who died after

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'Just the beginning'

Workers remove a barricade under a banner left by pro-democracy protesters near the government headquarters building at the financial Central district in Hong Kong on December 11. Hong Kong authorities started to clear the main pro-democracy protest site near the heart of the financial centre o

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