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REWIND: 15 moments from the week that was

January 05, 2015 08:23 IST
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15 images from events that shaped last week’s headlines.



Ryan Silipino kisses his girlfriend Lisa Jacobs during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Times Square, New York. Photograph: Stephanie Keith/Reuters


Members of the ‘Cryophil’ winter swimming club walk along the Yenisei River ahead of New Year and Christmas celebrations, with the air temperature at about minus 8 degrees Celsius , outside Russia’s Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. Photograpgh: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters


Family members of passengers onboard missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 cry at a waiting area in JuandaInternationalAirport, Surabaya. The missing AirAsia plane carrying 162 people is presumed to have crashed off the Indonesian coast, an official said on Monday, as countries in the region offered to help Jakarta in the search and recovery effort. Photograph: Beawiharta/Reuters


A man and his daughter , both rescued from the Norman Atlantic ferry, disembark from a Greek Airforce C-130 military cargo aircraft at the Elefsina military airport near Athens. Rescue teams evacuated more than 400 people from a car ferry that caught fire off Greece’s Adriatic coast in a 36-hour operation on roiling seas, but 10 people were killed in the disaster. Italian and Greek authorities continued an air search of the sea around the vessel while they sought to verify the number of passengers who had been on board, fearing that many people could be missing. The fire broke out on Sunday on a vehicle deck of the Norman Atlantic ferry, whose manifest said should be carrying 478 passengers and crew and more than 200 vehicles. Photograph: Yannis Kolesidis/Pool/Reuters


Rebel fighters of al-Jabha al-Islamiya (the Islamic Front) prepare an improvised explosive to fire towards forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, at the frontline near Nairab military airport in Aleppo. Photograph: Hosam Katan/Reuters

Indian Air Force soldiers rehearse for the Republic Day parade on a cold and foggy winter morning in New Delhi. India will celebrate its annual Republic Day on January 26. Photograph: Ahmad Masood/Reuters


A security guard stands in front of a 3D painting outside a haunted house in Hefei, Anhui province. Photograph: Reuters


Fireworks light up the Sydney Opera House during an early light show before the midnight New Year fireworks. More than 10,000 aerial fireworks, 25,000 shooting comets and 100,000 pyrotechnic effects are expected to be used during the annual Sydney Harbour New Year's Eve show, with an estimated 1.6 million people watching from along the harbour foreshore. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters


Residents salvage their belongings after a raging fire engulfed around 2,000 houses in Quezon city, metro Manila. At least eight people, including a seven year-old child, died and thousands were displaced after a fire broke out in different locations in metro Manila as the New Year kicked off, local media reported. Photograph: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters


US President Barack Obama waves to people while enjoying a shave ice at Island Snow in Kailua, Hawaii. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un poses for a picture with children during a visit to the Pyongyang Baby Home and Orphanage on New Year’s Day. Photograph: KCNA/Reuters


A US soldier from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment pays his respects during a memorial for Specialist Wyatt Martin and Sergeant First Class Ramon Morris at Bagram Air Field in the Parwan province of Afghanistan. Specialist Martin and Sergeant First Class Ramon were killed on December 12 by an improvised explosive device while on patrol near Bagram Air Field. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters


An officer cries as she leaves slain New York Police Department officer Wenjian Liu’s wake in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Targeted for their uniform, Rafael Ramos and Liu were shot to death last month while sitting in their squad car in Brooklyn. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters


Amateur contestants pose in telephone booths during the annual European Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and Convention in Birmingham, central England. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters


Indonesian military personnel carry the coffin of Grayson Herbert Linaksita, a passenger of AirAsia Flight QZ8501, at BhayankaraHospital in Surabaya. International experts with sophisticated acoustic detection gear joined teams scouring the sea for the wreck of the Indonesia AirAsia passenger jet. Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters

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