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REWIND: 25 photos from the week that was

August 25, 2014 09:58 IST

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All the world’s happenings of the last week in 25 images. 

Participants at Sydney’s Color Run are covered in multi-coloured dyes thrown into the air. Inspired by Holi, participants take part in a five kilometre long run dotted with locations where coloured powders are thrown in a carnival atmosphere.

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Photographs: Jason Reed/Reuters

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Zoo owner Manny Tangco gives a kiss to a giant Japanese Koi carp while children watch, as part of the zoo’s newest attraction dubbed The World of Kois, in Malabon city, north of Manila. 

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Photographs: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

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Cleaners abseil down one of the faces of Big Ben, to clean and polish the clock face, above the Houses of Parliament, in central London. A week has been set aside for the cleaning of what is officially known as the Great Clock, which is set in the ElizabethTower.

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Photographs: Toby Melville/Reuters

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A streak of light is seen as a rocket is launched from the northern Gaza Strip towards Israel. Israel killed three senior Hamas commanders in an air strike on the Gaza Strip on Thursday, the clearest signal yet that Israel is intent on eliminating the group’s military leadership after a failed attempt on the life of its top commander this week. After six weeks of conflict in which more than 2,000 Palestinians have been killed, most of them civilians.

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Photographs: Amir Cohen/Reuters

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Police officers point their weapons at demonstrators protesting against the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Cops fired tear gas and stun grenades at protesters on Monday after days of unrest sparked by the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white policeman. 

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Photographs: Joshua Lott/Reuters

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Japan Self-Defense Force soldiers and police officers search for survivors at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan. At least 50 people, including several children, were killed in Japan, when landslides triggered by torrential rain slammed into the outskirts of the western city of Hiroshima, and the toll could rise further, police said.

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Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters

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A man takes a selfie as he stands with a Ukrainian flag on a Soviet-style star re-touched with blue paint so it resembles the yellow-and-blue national colours of Ukraine, atop the spire of a building in Moscow. Russian police said on Wednesday they had charged four young people with vandalism after they climbed to the top of a Moscow skyscraper and briefly attached a Ukrainian flag to its spire.

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Photographs: Ilya Varlamov/Reuters

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Participants react as they hold on to a greased pole during the ‘Panjat Pinang’ event organised in celebration of Indonesia’s 69th Independence Day at Ancol Dreamland Park in Jakarta. The annual event sees participants working together to reach the top of slippery poles where prizes are hung.

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Photographs: Beawiharta/Reuters

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Bride Maral Malka, 23, celebrates with friends and family before her wedding to groom Mahmoud Mansour, 26, in Jaffa, south of Tel Aviv. Israeli police on Sunday blocked more than 200 far-right Israeli protesters from rushing guests at the wedding of a Jewish woman and Muslim man as they shouted ‘death to the Arabs’ in a sign of tensions stoked by the Gaza war.

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Photographs: Ammar Awad/Reuters

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Newborn giant panda triplets, which were born to giant panda Juxiao, are seen inside an incubator at the ChimelongSafari Park in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. According to local media, this is the fourth set of giant panda triplets born with the help of artificial insemination procedures in China, and the birth is seen as a miracle due to the low reproduction rate of giant pandas.

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Alexander, 4, walks with a toy at a temporary tent camp set up for Ukrainian refugees outside Donetsk, located in Russia’s Rostov region near the Russian-Ukrainian border.

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Photographs: Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters

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Devotees try to form a human pyramid to break handi containing curd during the celebrations to mark the Hindu festival of Janmashtami in Mumbai. Janmashtami, which marks the birthday of Hindu god Krishna, is celebrated across the country.

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Photographs: Shailesh Andrade/Reuters

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A refugee woman from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, sits with a child inside a tent at Nowruz refugee camp in Qamishli, northeastern Syria. Proclaiming a caliphate straddling parts of Iraq and Syria, Islamic State militants have swept across northern Iraq, pushing back Kurdish regional forces and driving tens of thousands of Christians and members of the Yazidi religious minority from their homes.

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Photographs: Rodi Said/Reuters

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A man is doused with milk and sprayed with mist after being hit by an eye irritant from security forces trying to disperse demonstrators protesting against the shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson. Police in riot gear ordered dozens of lingering demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, to disperse and charged into the crowd to make arrests as relative calm dissolved amid protests over the police shooting death of Brown in the St Louis suburb.

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Photographs: Adrees Latif/Reuters

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British actor Rowan Atkinson, dressed in his popular television character Mr Bean, dances with Chinese performers during the filming of a promotional video in Shanghai.

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A warning sign blocks the road to Bardarbunga volcano, some 20 kilometres away, in the north-west region of the Vatnajokull glacier. The threat of an eruption of Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano has increased, according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office, with ‘intense seismic activity’ and ‘ongoing magma movement’ reported at the site of the volcano. The aviation colour code, used to indicate the level of risk a volcano poses to air travel, has been changed to orange, the second-highest level the met office said.

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Photographs: Sigtryggur Johannsson/Reuters

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Zoya Lipnyagova’s adopted daughter Tanya, 17, shepherds goats on a pasture near their house farm in the village of Kluchi, in Krasnoyarsk region, Siberia. Eight years ago former flight attendant Zoya Lipnyagova, her husband Gennady and their two children left Krasnoyarsk for the village to live in a 19th century wooden house and adopted seven more orphaned children some years later. In 2010, Zoya received a licence of a businesswoman and 300,000 roubles ($8,251) from the state as a start-up capital to open her own business, which started with three goats at that time. The family now runs a farm with about 120 goats and gradually buys equipment for manufacturing goat cheese to sell it to grocery stores in Krasnoyarsk.

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Photographs: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters

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Hamas militants grab Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israel, before executing them in Gaza City. Hamas militants killed seven Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israel in a public execution in a central Gaza square on Friday, witnesses and a Hamas website said. The victims, their heads covered and hands tied, were shot dead by masked gunmen dressed in black in front of a crowd of worshippers outside a mosque after prayers, witnesses and al-Majd, a pro-Hamas website, said. Another 11 people suspected of collaborating with Israel were killed by gunmen at an abandoned police station in Gaza earlier on Friday, Hamas security officials said.

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Protesters are seen below mounted police who are controlling a demonstration against an election meeting organised by right-wing political group The Party of the Swedes (Svenskarnas Parti) at a square in central Malmo, southern Sweden. Two people were hurt during the demonstration, according to local media.

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Photographs: Drago Prvulovic/TT News Agency/Reuters

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An Indonesian dancer has her head dress adjusted at the start of a cultural parade marking the country’s 69th Independence Day celebration in Jakarta.

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A tourist from Britain takes in the sun on a river boat near Homps along the Canal du Midi, southwestern France, during summer holidays. This 360-km network of navigable waterways links the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean through locks, aqueducts, bridges and tunnels. An UNESCO World Heritage site, the Canal du Midi, built between 1667 and 1694, it is a remarkable feat of civil engineering, paving the way for the Industrial Revolution.

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Photographs: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

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Supporters of chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf political party Imran Khan, a former international cricketer, cheer while listening to him speak during what has been dubbed a ‘freedom march’ in Islamabad. Opposition leader Khan opened negotiations Wednesday with the Pakistani government, a lawmaker from his party said, in an effort to end protests against the prime minister and overcome a political impasse.

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Photographs: Faisal Mahmood/Reuters

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A giant inflatable rubber duck installation by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman floats through the Port of Los Angeles as part of the Tall Ships Festival, in San Pedro, California. The creation, which is five stories tall and five stories wide, has been seen floating in various cities around the world since 2007.

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People look at French artist Clement Briend’s photographic light installation ‘Divine Trees’, which features images of divine figures highly revered in Asian cultures projected on trees towering over bystanders, during a media preview of the Singapore Night Festival in Singapore.

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Young divers stretch as they hang from a steel bar during a training session at a sports school in Hefei, Anhui province. Eleven teenage divers - four girls and seven boys - from the country’s rural areas have been training at this school for over two years to prepare themselves for a provincial competition in the coming days. The competition is considered to be their only chance to be picked by the provincial diving team and a gateway to becoming a professional athlete.

 


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