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Rewind: PHOTOS of the week gone by

Last updated on: September 15, 2014 10:58 IST

Here’s a collection of images of the past week.

A flood victim talks with relatives as he sits on a boat while being evacuated with his family from his flooded house, following heavy rain in Jhang, Punjab province, September. Floods that have killed 450 people in India and Pakistan began to recede on Wednesday giving rescue teams a chance to evacuate thousands of villagers stranded by the heaviest rainfall in 50 years in the heavily militarized and disputed region of Kashmir. Photograph: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters


Activists of Ukrainian womens’ rights group Femen stage a protest at the Kiev Pechersk Lavra monastery in Kiev. The group was protesting against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, which supports Russian agression in Ukraine, the Femen activists said. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters


The word ‘Yes’ is scrawled on the sand as people look out over the bay at Luskentyre beach on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides. The referendum on Scottish independence will take place on September 18, when Scotland will vote whether or not to end the 307-year-old union with the rest of the United Kingdom. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters


Shi’ite fighters from Mahde Army launch rockets during heavy fighting against Islamic state members at Bo Hassan village, near Tikrit in northern Iraq. Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters


A Ukrainian soldier jumps to a tank near the eastern Ukrainian town of Pervomaysk. Ukraine’s president said on Friday there could be no military solution to his country’s crisis and said he hoped “a very fragile” ceasefire in the east would hold, allowing him to focus on rebuilding the shattered economy. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters


Genetically-engineered fish (Pterophyllum Scalare var.) glow in a tank during the 2014 Taiwan Aquarium Expo in Taipei. The 2014 Taiwan Aquarium Expo runs from September 12-15 at the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall. Photograph: Pichi Chuang/Reuters


A model presents a creation from the Jeremy Scott Spring/Summer 2015 collection during New York Fashion Week. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters


Horse whisperer Martin Tata sits on his five-year-old horse ‘Primavera’ as he performs a demonstration of Indian taming at the Polo Club Puesto Viejo ranch in Canuelas, northeast of Buenos Aires. Tata says the techniques that he uses to tame unbroken horses avoids unnecessary violence and helps build a more harmonious relationship between humans and the horses. Photograph: Enrique Marcarian/Reuters


A boy runs to kick a soccer ball on the beach in Colombo. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters


Devotees splash water on an idol of Hindu elephant god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, as it is carried for immersion into the Arabian Sea on the last day of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters


Participants climb over a wall at the ‘Tough Mudder’ endurance event series in Arnsberg. Competitors who took part in the endurance event saw themselves having to overcome various military style obstacles. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/Reuters


Former US presidents Bill Clinton and George W Bush laugh on stage during a Presidential Leadership Scholars program event at the Newseum in Washington. The program is a joint venture of the presidential centers of former presidents Lyndon B Johnson, George HW Bush, Bill Clinton and George W Bush. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters


Britain’s Prince William speaks with school children as he officially opens the Dickson Poon University of Oxford China Centre, in Oxford, central England. Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their second baby, BuckinghamPalace said on Monday. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters


Children play in the murky waters of an open drainage being repaired by workers in Manila. Photograph: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters


A small aircraft flies past a large emerging thunderstorm during sunset near Encinitas, California. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters


A reveller takes part in the Gay Pride parade in Valparaiso city, northwest of Santiago. Photograph: Eliseo Fernandez/Reuters


A youth struggles to drink a mouthful of homemade alcohol poured from the mouth of an idol of Sweaita Bhairab during the Indra Jatra festival in Kathmandu. The annual festival, named after Indra, the God of rain and heaven, is celebrated by worshipping, rejoicing, singing, dancing and feasting in KathmanduValley to mark the end of monsoon season. Indra, the living goddess Kumari and other deities are worshipped during the festival. Photograph: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters


A protester argues with a police officer during a rally against austerity measures in the city of Thessaloniki. Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras announced cuts to unpopular taxes introduced at the height of the country’s debt crisis, in a bid to show the nation that over four years of austerity are finally nearing an end. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters


A tourist walks across the Manshuk Mametova glacier, about 3,550 metres (11,647 feet) above sea level, in the mountains of Tien Shan outside Almaty, Kazakhstan. Photograph: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters


Pro-Russian rebels stand near a monument during a ceremony to honour the World War II defenders of Donetsk from Nazi forces in Donetsk. A ceasefire struck between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists was largely holding on Monday in eastern Ukraine despite sporadic violations, but Europe’s security watchdog said the sides must push for a political settlement. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

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