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REWIND: Stunning PHOTOS of the week that was

December 14, 2015 08:24 IST
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Here's a glimpse of all that happened around the world last week, in 12 images.

Image: Darth Mykolaiovych Vader, who is dressed as the Star Wars character Darth Vader, poses for a picture as he dries his mask and helmet with a hairdryer in the bathroom of his apartments in Odessa, Ukraine. Darth Vader was bent on galactic domination, but his Ukrainian namesake enjoys more mundane pursuits: local politics, walking the family dog and a spot of embroidery. The Ukrainian citizen, who has changed his name to Darth Mykolaiovych Vader, ran for the post of local mayor in October, his political backers dressed as Stormtroopers. In his trademark black outfit, he is a regular sight around Odessa, a major port city on southern Ukraine's Black Sea coast. Photograph: Valentyn/Reuters


Image: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shows United States Secretary of State John Kerry his recently adopted dog Kaiya, during their meeting in Jerusalem. Netanyahu's recently adopted dog Kaiya has sunk her teeth into her new position, biting two visitors at an event, including the husband of the deputy foreign minister. Photograph: State Department/Reuters


Image: Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses with airport staff as they await Syrian refugees to arrive at the Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ontario. After months of promises and weeks of preparation, the first planeload of Syrian refugees was headed to Canada, aboard a military plane to be met at Toronto's airport by Trudeau. Photograph: Mark Blinch/Reuters


Image: Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, speaks on a telephone as she attends a charity event at city company ICAP, in central London, Britain. Photograph: Jeremy Selwyn/Reuters


Image: American Shia Muslims march to the White House to protest against Islamic State, in Washington, DC. Photograph: James Lawler Duggan/Reuters


Image: Italy's Mount Etna, Europe's tallest and most active volcano, spews lava as it erupts on the southern island of Sicily. Photograph: Antonio Parrinello/Reuters


Image: Riot police use water cannon as demonstrators throw fireworks during a protest against the curfew in Sur district, in the Kurdish dominated southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey. Photograph: Sertac Kayar/Reuters


Image: A woman walks in an alley filled with mud and debris to collect relief goods as clothes are hung out to dry after flood waters receded in Chennai, India. Photograph: Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters


Image: People look on as a car is stuck after falling into a stairs of an underpass, in Fuzhou, Fujian province, China. The driver, surnamed Yang, in her 30s, backed the car into the underpass entrance by mistaking the accelerator as the brake. No one was injured during the accident, local media reported. Photograph: Reuters


Image: People take part in an anti-Donald Trump, pro-immigration protest outside the Plaza Hotel, where US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke, in the Manhattan borough of New York. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters


Image: Migrants, who were stranded on the Greek-Macedonian border, gesture as they are transferred on buses after a police operation near the village of Idomeni, Greece. Photograph: Alexandros Avramidis/Reuters


Image: Syrian refugees are greeted by Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on their arrival from Beirut at the Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Photograph: Mark Blinch/Reuters

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