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Rewind: Top 10 images from the week that was

December 15, 2014 10:44 IST

Images from stories that shaped the week gone by.



Logan Browning, with duct tape over her mouth, joins demonstrators protesting against police violence, including the July chokehold death of unarmed black man Eric Garner in New York, as they march near the area where Los Angeles Police Department shot an assault suspect on December 5, in Hollywood, California. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Reuters


A 13-month-old chimp named Fumo carries a Christmas present of food treats in wrapping paper under his arm during a Christmas-themed feeding time at Sydney’s Taronga Park Zoo. Fumo, meaning chief or spear in Swahili, is one of the latest additions to the zoo’s successful primate breeding program. Photograph:Jason Reed/Reuters


US First Lady Michelle Obama smiles as President Barack Obama arrives with sacks of toys and gifts from the Executive Office of the President staff to donate to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Campaign in Washington. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters


Residents take shelter in a damaged Nipa hut after strong winds and heavy rains brought on by Typhoon Hagupit battered Laiya town, San Juan city, Batangas province, south of Manila. Typhoon Hagupit weakened further as the storm crawled across the central Philippines, while rescue workers struggled in its aftermath to reach towns in central provinces where thousands of homes were wrecked and at least 27 people killed. Photograph: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters


Flames spread from a massive fire at the sight of a seven-story downtown apartment complex under construction in Los Angeles, California. Over 250 firefighters battled the morning blaze which shut down two major freeways. Photograph: Gene Blevins/Reuters


Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose with LeBron James backstage as they attend the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Brooklyn Nets game at BarclaysCenter in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Photograph: Neilson Barnard/Reuters


A demonstrator is taken away by police officers at an area previously blocked by pro-democracy supporters, outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong. Hong Kong police arrested pro-democracy activists and cleared most of the main protest site on Thursday, marking an end to more than two months of street demonstrations in the Chinese-controlled city, but many chanted: “We will be back”. Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters


Shi’ite Muslim pilgrims reach out to touch the tomb of Imam al-Abbas located inside the Imam al-Abbas shrine to mark Arbain in the holy city of Kerbala, southwest of Baghdad. Iraqi officials say millions of Sh’ite pilgrims from across Iraq and neighbouring countries are expected in Kerbala for Saturday’s Arbain ritual, which marks the last of 40 days mourning for the death 1,300 years ago of Imam Hussein. Photograph: Reuters


A woman visits a room in a house built upside-down in Russia’s Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. The house was constructed as an attraction for local residents and tourists. Photograph: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un holds a boy after a photo session with participants in the Second Meeting of KPA Exemplary Servicemen’s Families in Pyongyang. Photograph: KCNA/Reuters