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REWIND: Images of the week that was

August 11, 2014 09:00 IST

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Forgot the major events that shaped the news last week? Here’s a quick recap of the incidents of the previous week. 

Revellers chat on a street before performing at a carnival parade in Havana August 8.

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Photographs: Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters

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Smoke rises in the Gaza Strip after an Israeli strike. The Israeli military responded with air strikes at “terror sites” across the Gaza Strip after militants launched rockets from the enclave, an Israeli military spokesman said. Islamist militants resumed rocket fire from the coastal enclave into Israel as a 72-hour ceasefire expired.

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Photographs: Amir Cohen/Reuters

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People enjoy an artwork entitled Spectra by Japanese visual artist Ryoji Ikeda during Lights Out, as part of commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One, in London. Lights across Britain were being switched off for an hour on Monday night in a tribute to the dead of World War I.

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Photographs: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

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A man wades through flood waters with his cat on a cooking pot in Hermosa, Bataan, northwest of Manila. Typhoon Halong, locally named ‘Jose,’ has intensified monsoon rains resulting in flooding in several parts of northern Philippines.

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Photographs: Erik De Castro/Reuters

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Cast member Megan Fox poses with fans at the premiere of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in Los Angeles, California. The movie opened in the US on August 8.

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Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

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Liu Jiali sits on a sofa next to his collapsed house as rescuers are trying to find his wife and child who was buried underneath the debris after an earthquake hit Longtoushan township of Ludian county, Yunnan. A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck southwestern China on Sunday, killing at least 600 people in a remote area of Yunnan province, and causing thousands of buildings, including a school, to collapse.

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Photographs: Wong Campion/Reuters

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Pankaj Parakh, a municipal corporator, wears a shirt made of gold as he walks with his bodyguards to attend his birthday celebrations in Yeola, in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. Local politician Parakh said it cost him $228,870 (Rs 1.4 crore) for the shirt, which is made of 18-22 carat gold, weighs 3.9 kilograms and took two months to be stitched.

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Photographs: Reuters

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A boy sits on his father’s shoulders as they cool down in the hot weather at a fountain in Tokyo. The temperature rose to 36 degrees Celsius in the Japanese capital.

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Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters
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Palestinians ride a donkey cart past destroyed and badly damaged residential buildings as they return to Beit Lahiya town, which witnesses said was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes during the Israeli offensive, in the northern Gaza Strip. Israel pulled its ground forces out of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday and began a 72-hour truce with Hamas mediated by Egypt as a first step towards negotiations on a more enduring end to the month-old war.

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Photographs: Suhaib Salem/Reuters

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Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha, visit a seafood market in Cascais, during a holiday in Portugal.

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Photographs: Francisco Leong/Reuters

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Students from around the world are seen during a camping trip at Songdowon International Children’s Camp, located in Songdowon, off Korea’s East Sea in Pyongyang.

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Photographs: Reuters/KCNA

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A woman sunbathes on San Lorenzo beach in Gijon, northern Spain. Spain registered its fastest economic growth since before the financial crisis in the second quarter, becoming one of the brightest spot in a struggling euro zone.

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Photographs: Eloy Alonso/Reuters

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College students cool themselves inside an inflatable pool during the summer heat, at their dormitory in Wuhan, Hubei province.

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Photographs: China Daily/Reuters

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Models present creations by designer Barbara i Gongini during Copenhagen Fashion Week 2014 in Copenhagen.

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Photographs: Jonas Skovbjerg Fogh/Scanpix Denmark/Reuters

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Graffiti depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel and text reading ‘Money vs Morals’ is sprayed on a fence surrounding the construction site for the new headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt.

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Photographs: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

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The hitchBOT is seen posed next to Highway 17 north of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, and a portion of the Trans-Canada Highway. The hitch-hiking robot is now at the halfway point in its journey across Canada.

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Photographs: Kenneth Armstrong/Reuters

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Jamaliah kisses her daughter Raudhatul Jannah, 14, as the girl’s father Septi Rangkuti and grandmother Sarwani look on following prayers at Baiturrahman mosque in Banda Aceh. Jamaliah said Jannah, who was lost after being swept into the sea during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, has been found alive and living with a foster mother. Jannah was reunited with her biological parents this week.

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Photographs: Junaidi Hanafiah/Reuters

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Boys play a game of war between Ukrainian army and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukrainian town of Kramatorsk.

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Photographs: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

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Dancer Brooke Lockett is pictured with her Australian Ballet colleagues at the Bondi Icebergs oceanside pool in Sydney. The dancers, taking advantage of the pool being emptied for cleaning, were promoting the February 2015 production of SwanLake at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre.

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Photographs: Jason Reed/Reuters

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Women paint paper replicas of soldier’s hats for the Vu Lan Festival at Dong Ho village, outside Hanoi. Vietnam is celebrating the month-long festival of the hungry ghosts, also known as Vu Lan festival, where many Taoists and Buddhists believe that the living are supposed to please the ghosts by offering them food and burning paper effigies of homes, maids, and other daily items for spirits to use in the afterlife.

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Photographs: Kham/Reuters

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New York Police Department officers stand at the scene of a collision between two tour buses in the Times Square region of New York.

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Photographs: Mike Segar/Reuters

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A man sweeps in front of skulls of Khmer rouge victims near a temple in Phnom Batheay village, Kampong Cham province, north of Phnom Penh during the eighth day of the ‘Pchum Ben’ festival. Cambodians visit temples during the "Pchum Ben" 15-day festival, festival of the dead, to offer prayers to loved ones who have passed away.

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Photographs: Chor Sokunthea/Reuters

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Construction workers stand at the site of a metro station as an aircraft flies past in the southern Indian city of Chennai.

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Photographs: Babu/Reuters

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A man rides a motorcycle on The Wall of Death during the 54th annual brass band festival in the Serbian village of Guca. Every year Guca is swamped by thousands of people taking part in the celebration of brass band music.

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Photographs: Marko Djurica/Reuters
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un smiles during a visit to the Chonji Lubricant Factory.

 

 


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