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REWIND! Stunning moments from the week that was

Last updated on: October 20, 2014 16:43 IST

15 photographs of events that occurred in the previous week. 

 

Revellers share a moment while they take part in the 70th Annual Columbus Day Parade in New York. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

 

Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Kobani, seen from near the Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province. An Islamic State suicide bomber detonated a truck laden with explosives in the besieged Kurdish town of Kobani, near the Turkish border crossing with Syria, a monitoring group and Kurdish sources said. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

 

A rider performs motorcycle stunts during a Motor-Extreme show in the southern city of Ashkelon. Six competitive riders from the United States took part in the show. Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

 

A woman meditates at a protest site after clashes between anti-occupy Central demonstrators and pro-democracy protesters near the government headquarters in Hong Kong. Hundreds of unidentified people, some wearing masks, tried to break down protest barriers in the heart of Hong Kong’s business district, scuffling with protesters who have occupied the streets for the past two weeks. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

 

Radical protesters clash with law enforcement members on the Day of Ukrainian Cossacks, marked by activists and supporters of the All-Ukrainian Union Svoboda (Freedom) Party and far-right activists and nationalists to honour the role of the movement in the history of Ukraine, during a rally near the parliament building in Kiev. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters 

 

A protestor lies on the ground with a chalk outline marking his position during a demonstration at the Ferguson police department in Ferguson, Missouri. Hundreds of protesters converged in the pouring rain on the Ferguson, Missouri, police department as they launched another day of demonstrations over the August killing by police of an unarmed black teenager. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

 

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hugs wheelchair-bound Palestinian Mohammed Abed al-Dayem at a UN-run school in the northern Gaza Strip. Medics says that al-Dayem lost both of his legs when Israeli shelling hit the UN-run school during the most recent conflict between Israeli and Hamas. Ban Ki-moon lamented the vast destruction in Gaza as he visited the area for the first time since the war, calling the situation “beyond description” and urging a speedy reconstruction effort. Photograph: Mohammed Salem/Reuters

 

Two-year-old Robby Waley-Cohen plays with artist Carsten Holler’s artwork ‘Gartenkinder’ at the Frieze Art Fair in London. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

 

US first lady Michelle Obama harvests vegetables from the White House kitchen garden with schoolchildren in Washington. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters 

 

Mechanic and welder Sergei Kulagin, 32, tests the ‘Alien Samurai’, an electro-mechanical mobile robot made by Kulagin using car components, outside an automobile repair workshop in the town of Divnogorsk outside Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. Enthusiast Kulagin, who works as a mechanic of an automobile service station, created about twenty sculptures made of used car parts and components during his non-working hours. Photograph: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters 

 

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth walks through a field of ceramic poppies that form part of the art installation ‘BloodSweptLands and Seas of Red’, at the Tower of London in London. The evolving art installation, which will be completed on November 11, will create a commemoration for the centenary of World War One. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

 

Protestor Jeff Hulbert of Annapolis, Maryland holds a sign reading ‘Stop the Flights’ as he demonstrates in favor of a travel ban to stop the spread of the Ebola virus, in front of the White House in Washington. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

 

A man threatening suicide sits on a building ledge in New York’s Times Square area. He was later persuaded and guided off the ledge safely by police. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

 

A pro-democracy protester stands in front of a line of riot police at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong. Scores of Hong Kong police removed barricades early on Friday erected by pro-democracy protesters around the bustling area of Mong Kok, across the harbour from the main demonstration area next to government offices. The police operation was the latest to dismantle barricades after nearly three weeks of protests that have paralysed parts of the Asian financial hub. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

 

A cow is prepared for the Miss Milk Cow beauty contest in Moc Chau plateau, 200 km northwest of Hanoi. The beauty contest selects cows with a solid torso, high legs and which provide the most milk. This year, 126 cows have been chosen for contest among the 16,000 cows in Moc Chau. For more than a decade the Miss Milk Cow beauty contest is organised in Moc Chau plateau to promote dairy farming as Vietnamese people’s eating pattern has been changing rapidly along with higher income. The winner this year, Miss Milk Cow, is a four-year-old, weight 830 kg and providing 42 kg milk per day, double the average volume of milk. Photograph: Kham/Reuters