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Images that will make you go WOW!

Last updated on: August 24, 2015 14:32 IST

Here’s a glimpse of all that happened around the world last week, in 14 images 

 

A model who poses for tips wearing body paint and underwear poses for a portrait in Times Square in New York. New York City created a task force to examine how it can rein in topless women and costumed cartoon and superhero characters who officials believe are aggressively soliciting tips after posing for tourists’ pictures in Times Square. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters


 

A competitor jumps from the old bridge during a cliff diving competition in Kanal ob Soci. Photograph: Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters


 

A devotee dressed as Hindu Lord Shiva waits to participate in a parade during ‘Kumbh Mela’ in Trimbakeshwar, India. The Kumbh Mela takes place four times every 12 years at four different river bank locations in India. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters


A boy plays as he holds onto a taxi through the flooded banks of river Ganges after a heavy downpour caused the rise in water levels in the river in Allahabad, India. Photograph: Jitendra Prakash/Reuters


 

A man cries as he inspects debris while standing outside his damaged house, which according to locals was caused by recent shelling, in Donetsk, Ukraine. Fighting flared between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists in two separate parts of eastern Ukraine with several civilians killed by shelling, Ukrainian police and separatist sources said. Photograph: Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters


 

Refugees struggle for goods delivered by private people outside the asylum processing centre in Traiskirchen, Austria. Austria’s treatment of asylum seekers at the centre near Vienna is “scandalous”, Amnesty International said, accusing the country of neglecting homeless and hungry migrants who are flocking in record numbers to western Europe. Photograph: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters


 

Ants carry a leaf with a slogan reading ‘Merkel, Help!’, a reference of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, at the zoo in Cologne, Germany. Some of the zoo’s 500,000 leaf-cutting ants carry laser-cut leaves with slogans during a campaign to protect the Amazon rain forest, organised by the German branch of World Wild Fund for Nature and Cologne Zoo. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/Reuters


 

Men attempt to climb a greased pole to retrieve prizes at the top during celebrations to mark Indonesia’s 70th independence anniversary in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photograph: Sigid Kurniawan/Antara Foto/Reuters


 

Guests have breakfast as another guest climbs to gather at the Skylodge Adventure Suites in the SacredValley in Cuzco, Peru. Tourists taking on an arduous climb up the steep cliff face of Peru’s Sacred Valley are being rewarded for their efforts by being able to spend the night in transparent mountaintop sleeping pods at the ‘Skylodge Adventure Suites’. To reach the pods, visitors need to climb 400 metres of via ferrata (a steel cable and rungs) up the valley side or hike an intrepid trail through zip lines. Photograph: Pilar Olivares/Reuters


 

Experts investigate the site of a blast in central Bangkok. A bomb on a motorcycle exploded on Monday just outside a Hindu shrine in the Thai capital, killing 27 people, including foreign tourists, media reported, in an attack the government said was a bid to destroy the economy. Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters


 

A municipal police officer throws a stone back at protesting residents of Kampung Pulo after clashes erupted during an eviction in Jakarta, Indonesia. Residents facing eviction from a flood-prone part of Indonesia’s capital of Jakarta clashed with police on Thursday, prompting security forces to fire tear gas and water cannon. Photograph: Muhammad Adimaja/Antara Foto/Reuters

 

 

US Army First Lieutenant Kristen Griest and fellow soldiers participate in combatives training during the Ranger Course on Fort Benning, Georgia. When Griest and another woman completed the daunting US Army Ranger school this week they helped end questions about whether women can serve as combat leaders, as the Pentagon is poised to open new roles, including elite Navy SEALs, to women in coming months. The feat by Griest and First Lieutenant Shaye Haver followed a re-evaluation of the role of women after their frontline involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan and the end of a rule barring them from combat roles in 2013. Photograph: Spc Nikayla Shodeen/US Army/Reuters


 

A photographer wearing a gas mask walks out of a damaged building at the site of explosions in Binhai new district of Tianjin, China. Photograph: China Daily/Reuters


 

A member of Singapore’s Starlight Alchemy performs during a media preview of the Singapore Night Festival in Singapore. The Singapore Night Festival which features performances and light installations will take place on the last 2 weekends of August. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters