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15 STUNNING photos from the week that was!

Last updated on: May 27, 2013 08:32 IST

15 STUNNING photos from the week that was!

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We present some of the most dramatic photographs clicked across the globe since the last week.

A sculpture titled 'Pentateuque' representing an elephant balancing on the back of a man by French artist Fabien Merelle on May 23, 2013 in Hong Kong.

Photographer: Jessica Hromas/Getty Images

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Austrian tightrope walker Christian Waldner passes the roof of St. Stephens cathedral on a high line in Vienna.

The line was fixed between St. Stephen's cathedral's two south towers 60 meters above ground.

Photographer: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

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Model Hannah Fraser dressed as a mermaid swims in an aquarium to promote the film "Tears of a Mermaid" in Cannes during the 66th Cannes Film Festival May.

Photographer: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

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Liu Lingchao, 38, carries his makeshift dwelling as he walks along a road in Shapu township of Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.

Five years ago, Liu decided to walk back to his hometown Rongan county in Guangxi from Shenzhen, where he once worked as a migrant worker. With bamboo, plastic bags and bed sheets, Liu made himself a 1.5-metre-wide, 2-metre-high, "portable room" weighing about 60 kg, to carry with him as he walks an average of 20 kilometres everyday.

To support himself, Liu collects garbage all the way during the journey and he is now 20 miles away from his hometown, according to local media.

Photographer: Reuters

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car is seen in the water as a span of highway bridge sits in the Skagit River, 2013 after collapsing near the town of Mt Vernon, Washington late Thursday.

The bridge collapse that sent cars and drivers tumbling into a frigid river in Washington state appears to have been caused when a semi-trailer truck carrying an oversize load struck a bridge support beam, officials said on Friday.

The truck crossed the bridge safely before a portion of the structure collapsed, sending two vehicles and a mass of concrete and steel into the Skagit River.

Three people had to be rescued, officials said.

Photographer: Cliff DesPeaux/Reuters 

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A man carries his wife as they wade through a flooded street in Zhuhai, Guangdong province. Heavy rainfall since Saturday has killed two people in south China's Guangdong Province, bringing the death toll resulting from rainstorms to 36 this year.

Photographer: Reuters

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A pedestrian carrying an umbrella walks through a Memorial Day display of United States flags on the Boston Common in Boston, Massachusetts.

According to the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund, the flags are planted on the Common for fallen Massachusetts service members at the Memorial Day holiday, which will be celebrated May 27 in the United States.

Photographer: Brian Snyder/Reuters

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The clouds of a thunderstorm roll over neighborhoods heavily damaged in a tornado in Moore, Oklahoma.

Photographer: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

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A Buddhist devotee walks past Buddha statues with her daughter at Gangaramaya temple on Vesak day in Colombo. Vesak, which is celebrated on May 24 and 25 in Sri Lanka, commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha.

Photographer: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

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People look at the Sydney Opera House as "Play" by The Spinifex Group is projected on its sails as part of Vivid Festival in Sydney.

Vivid Sydney, a creative festival of light, music and ideas, runs from May 24 to June 10.

Photographer: Daniel Munoz/Reuters

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A house built on a rock on the river Drina is seen near the western Serbian town of Bajina Basta, about 160km from the capital Belgrade.

The house was built in 1968 by a group of young men who decided that the rock on the river was an ideal place for a tiny shelter, according to the house's co-owner, who was among those involved in its construction.

Photographer: Marko Djurica/Reuters

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A shepherd holds an umbrella as he watches over his flock of goats at the bank of Mahanadi river in Cuttack district, about 45 km from Bhubaneswar.

Photographer: Reuters

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A man tows a damaged car from a property in Moore, Oklahoma, four days after the Oklahoma City suburb was left devastated by a tornado.

Tornadoes that struck the United States from May 18 to May 20 caused between $2 billion to $5 billion of insured losses, disaster modeling company Eqecat said late Thursday.

Eqecat said most of the losses were attributed to the tornado that devastated Moore, Oklahoma. That storm, with winds that exceeded 320 kph, killed 24 and flattened two elementary schools

Photographer: Adrees Latif

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A week-old shire horse foal rest her head on her mother Orla at Cornwall's Crealy Adventure Park near Wadebridge, England.

Once a common sight in the United Kingdom, shire horses are now classed as "at risk" by the Rare Breed Survival Trust.

The yet-to-be-named filly foal, bred in a breeding programme by the adventure park as part of a endangered species prtotection project, will be one of less than 300 predicted to be born in the country this year.

Photographer: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

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A man collects water as he bathes in an industrial waste-foam polluted section of the Yamuna River, on the outskirts of New Delhi.

The Yamuna River, holy to Hindus, traverses various urban centers like Delhi, Mathura, and Agra. These large urban centers draw fresh river water for various activities. In return, almost the entire waste water generated by these centers is disposed off into the river.

This is the prime reason for deterioration of Yamuna River water quality, according to the Central Pollution Control Board.

Photographer: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images




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