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REWIND! Images from the week that was

September 01, 2014 10:01 IST
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Here's a glimpse at what happened around the world last week. 

A performer poses as she takes part in the Notting Hill Carnival in west London. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Thirty-one stunt riders balance on a motorcycle during dress rehearsals for the upcoming Independence Day celebrations in Kuala Lumpur. Photograph: Olivia Harris/Reuters

German Chancellor Angela Merkel embraces the statue of Saint James during her visit to the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela August 25, 2014. Photograph: Lavandeira Jr/Reuters

Britain’s Josh Collins riding Spook a Little competes in the team reining competition and 1st individual qualifying at the World Equestrian Games at the d’Ornano stadium in Caen. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

A villager carrying a child uses a makeshift bamboo bridge to cross a flooded area in the Jorhat district, in Assam, India. The latest heavy rains have caused landslides and floods in many parts of India and Nepal. Photograph: Reuters

Sasha Hudson from Romford in Essex adjusts her costume under a railway arch at the Notting Hill Carnival in London. Photograph: Kevin Coombs/Reuters

Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano erupts near Banos. Tungurahua, which means ‘Throat of Fire’ in the local Quechua language, has been classified as active since 1999. Photograph: Carlos Campania/Reuters

Actor Bryan Cranston engages Julia-Louis Dreyfus in a prolonged kiss as she takes the stage to accept the award for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for her role in HBO’s “Veep” during the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

An unidentified man, who calls himself Mangetsu-man (Mr. Full Moon), pauses as he cleans Nihonbashi bridge using a broom with a volunteer, while clad in a costume featuring a full moon for a head, in Tokyo August 25, 2014. While most superheroes fight crime, for one such Japanese hero the enemy is garbage and his “super” weapons are a broom, a dust pan and an army of volunteers who have joined his mission. Calling himself Mangetsu-man, he first appeared on the streets of Tokyo last year without any publicity or fanfare and mainly cleans around the city’s Nihonbashi bridge. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters 

Palestinians, hoping to cross into Egypt, ride in a car as they wait at the Rafah crossing in the southern Gaza Strip. Under Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Cairo has secured closures on the Gaza border, increasing economic pressure on Hamas from a long-running Israeli blockade. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Palestinian civilians on Sunday to leave immediately any site where militants are operating, one day after Israel flattened a 13-storey apartment block in Gaza. Photograph: Abu Mustafa/Reuters

A new volunteer of the Ukrainian interior ministry’s special battalion ‘Sich’ embraces his daughter during a ceremony, where he and his comrades will take an oath of allegiance to the country, in Kiev. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

A supporter of the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf political party Imran Khan waves national and party flags while listening to him speak during what has been dubbed a ‘freedom march’ in Islamabad. Protesters led by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and firebrand cleric Tahir ul-Qadri have vowed to occupy the capital, Islamabad, until Sharif resigns - a demand the premier has firmly rejected. Photograph: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters

Zhang Guanhui, impersonating Michael Jackson, dances in front of his house located in a village for migrant workers in Beijing. Zhang, born in 1984, quit elementary school and has since held jobs as a factory worker, waiter, and security guard. After watching a Michael Jackson music video four years ago for the first time, Zhang says he became fascinated and now puts on shows on the street and small stages impersonating the King of Pop. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Palestinian children hold guns as they celebrate with others what they said was a victory over Israel, following a ceasefire in Gaza City. Israel has accepted an Egyptian proposal for a Gaza ceasefire, a senior Israeli official said on Tuesday. Photograph: Suhaib Salem/Reuters

A swimmer catches a wave at ‘The Wedge’ wave break in Newport Beach. Tall waves pounded the Southern California coast on Wednesday from Hurricane Marie in the Pacific Ocean, causing coastal flooding in Seal Beach, California, and forcing lifeguards to conduct rescues. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Wax models of actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have confetti thrown on them after being presented with a wedding cake and a bridal veil to celebrate their recent wedding, at the Madame Tussauds attraction in Sydney. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Hollywood’s first couple, married in France over the weekend following a two-year. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

Sarah Trouche, a French visual performer, poses at an installation called Kyrgyz Pass, made of national felt hats, by artist Syrlybek Bekbotayev during the contemporary art Artbat festival in Almaty. Photograph: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters

Miners and rescue workers hold a miner covered in mud after he was rescued from a gold mine blocked by a landslide in Bonanzas town. Rescue workers have spoken to 20 miners still trapped in the gold mine after the landslide in northern Nicaragua, though seven are still unaccounted for, the government said on Friday. Some 29 miners were trapped on Thursday, with two of them rescued the same day, said Rosario Murillo, government spokesman and wife of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega. Photograph: Oswaldo Rivas/Reuters

The art installation Embrace burns during the Burning Man 2014 ‘Caravansary’ arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. People from all over the world have gathered at the sold out festival to spend a week in the remote desert cut off from much of the outside world to experience art, music and the unique community that develops. Photograph: Jim Urquhart/Reuters

A member of the Band of the Moscow Suvorov Military Music College from Russia performs during the dress rehearsal of the International Military Music Festival ‘Spasskaya Tower’ in front of the St Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square in Moscow. Military bands from different countries will participate in the tattoo starting from August 30 to September 7. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

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