A custom 'Trumpmobile' on the streets a day before Donald J Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States in Washington, DC on January 19. Trump won the November 8 election to become the next US President. EPA/Tannen Maury
First China to UK train arrives in London
The first direct freight train from China to the UK arrives in Barking in London, Britain on January 18. It has travelled more than 7,500 miles (12,000 km) across seven countries and through the Channel Tunnel to reach London. The train, carrying millions of pounds worth of socks, cloth, bags, and household goods, set off 18 days ago from the manufacturing city of Yiwu. EPA/Facundo Arrizabalaga
Renowned singer Nancy Ajram sports a stunning jewellery set from Damas' new Farfasha range, which has been launched during the Dubai Shopping Festival.
The new Farfasha range adds exquisite pieces including rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces, in classic 18k yellow gold and stylish rose gold, to the already-popular collection.
A tourist looks on a painted, wooden anthropoid coffin of a man dated 22nd to 25th dynasties, which was found in the basement of the Museum without any indications, on display at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt on January 17. The Egyptian Museum begins the documentation, conservation and preservation project of wooden coffins located in the basement of the museum and those found on its third floor, under the project granted by the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (ASCP). EPA/Khaled Elfiqi
Crystal Award for Shakira
Colombian singer and UNICEF Global Ambassador Shakira reacts after receiving a Crystal Award, during the Crystal Award Ceremony on the eve of the 47th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on January 16. The annual meeting brings together business leaders, international political leaders and select intellectuals, to discuss the pressing issues facing the world. The overarching theme of the 2017 meeting, which takes place from January 17 to 20, is 'Responsive and Responsible Leadership'. EPA/Laurent Gillieron
Dealing with SARA
A man tests 'SARA', a Socially-Aware Robot Assistant, inside the Congress Center during preparations for the 47th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on January 15. The annual meeting brings together business leaders, international political leaders and select intellectuals, to discuss the pressing issues facing the world. The overarching theme of the 2017 meeting, which takes place from January 17 to 20 is 'Responsive and Responsible Leadership'. EPA/Laurent Gillieron
Models present creations from the Fall/Winter 2017/18 collection by Italian fashion label Antonio Marras during the Milan Men's Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy on January 14. The Milano Moda Uomo runs from January 13 to 17. EPA/Flavio Lo Scalzo
Guards of the heritage
Outfits displayed of soldiers of the Tunisian army during an exhibition titled "The awakening of a nation", displaying the art at the dawn of modern Tunisia 1837-1881" at the Ksar Saïd Palace in Tunis, Tunisia on January 12. The event is a Tunisian art exhibition resulting from a public-private partnership between the National Heritage Institute and the Rambourg Tunisia Foundation. It aims to safeguard the collection of paintings of the National Heritage Institute linked to the reign of the Husseinites, to train restorers and culminate in this exhibition. EPA/Mohamed Messara
Defending champions Novak Djokovic of Serbia (C-L) and Angelique Kerber of Germany (C-R) hold the Australian Open trophies during the Australian Open Official Draw in Melbourne, Australia, on January 13.
World number ones Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber were named the top seeds on Thursday for next week's Australian Open.
Murray is chasing his first title at Melbourne Park after losing in the final five times, including in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016 to Djokovic, who is seeded two. Kerber will be defending her first Grand Slam having upset Serena Williams, seeded two this year, in the decider last year.
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World’s lightest notebook
A model holds the 2017 edition of the LG Gram 14, a 14-inch laptop, with only two fingers during a publicity event in Seoul, South Korea on January 12. Manufactured by LG Electronics, the ultra-slim laptop, weighing 860 grams, has been recognized by the Guinness World Records as the world's lightest commercially available notebook computer. EPA/Yonhap South Korea
Selfie world record
Huawei has broken the Guinness World Record for the most selfies taken with different people in three minutes. The image featuring 160 participants was captured using the Huawei Mate 9 with the iconic Burj Khalifa in Dubai as a backdrop.
The record breaking attempt took place at The Palace Hotel in Downtown Dubai, UAE. As per the Guinness World Record guidelines, the image was a selfie taken by an individual using a smartphone or digital camera and was captured in exactly 180 seconds.
To capture the ultimate selfie for the world record attempt, the team utilized the 8-megapixel front camera on the Mate 9 which is also equipped with user-friendly auto-focus and smile capture. Additionally, the camera used the new, natural looking skin beautification algorithms developed by Huawei’s Aesthetics Center in France.
The device’s 12-megapixel RGB sensor and a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor work in tandem along with the enhanced image fusion algorithms to offer unparalleled smartphone photography.
David Wang, country manager of the UAE for Huawei Consumer Business Group said: “Breaking the Guinness World Record with the Mate 9 cements our belief that this smartphone is truly unbeatable. We’ve set international standards before and the fact that this achievement was set here in the UAE makes it even more special for our region. We’re proud to hold the Guinness World Record title and view this as a testament to the standard-setting work we do on a daily basis.”
The previous record held by Donnie Wahlberg and his fans on board the New Kids on the Block Cruise in the Gulf of Mexico featured 122 people in October 2016. – TradeArabia News Service
Sub-zero in Istanbul
A winter service vehicle cleans a road during heavy snow at Sariyer district in Istanbul, Turkey on January 9. Temperatures in Istanbul dropped to sub-zero degrees in the past days with snowfalls and frost that even caused hundreds of incoming and outbound flights being cancelled since January 7 due to the severe winterly weather conditions. EPA/Tolga Bozoglu
Cast and crew of 'The Crown' pose with the award for Best Television Series - Drama in the press room during the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on January 8. EPA/Mike Nelson
A visitor washes Japanese yen bills and coins with spring water at the Zeniarai Benten (or money washing) Shrine in Kamakura, Kanazawa Prefecture, Japan on January 7. According to local tradition, visitors that wash their money with the spring water that flows at the shrine will increase their chances of multiplying their money. EPA/Kimimasa Mayama
The LG Signature OLED TV W on display at the CES Show in the US city of Las Vegas on January 5. The 77-inch TV features a "wallpaper" design so impossibly thin and light that it attaches to the wall, while delivering active HDR with 4K resolution.
The annual CES which takes place from January 5 to 8 is a place where industry manufacturers, advertisers and tech-minded consumers converge to get a taste of new gadgets and innovations coming to the market each year. EPA/Mike Nelson
Virtual reality becomes reality at CES
Members of the media use the Oculus Rift VR headset to experience 3D virtual reality during the Intel press conference at the 2017 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on January 4. The annual CES, which takes place from January 5 to 8, is a gathering where industry manufacturers, advertisers and tech-minded consumers converge to experience new gadgets and innovations that will be released on the market each year. EPA/Mike Nelson
A Zoo keeper poses with Bactrian Camels during a photocall at London Zoo's annual 'Stocktake' London, Britain on January 3. Every animal that is in the zoo is weighed and measured and the statistics recorded so the data can be shared with zoos across the world. EPA/Facundo Arrizabalaga