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REWIND: Top moments from the week that was

September 22, 2014 10:18 IST

Here’s a glimpse at what happened around the world last week

A volunteer of Ukrainian self-defence battalion ‘Azov’ talks to his girlfriend after returning from the front line in Eastern regions of Ukraine, in Kiev. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters


Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband former US President Bill Clinton hold up some steaks at the 37th Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, Iowa. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters


Britain’s Prince Harry delivers a speech on stage during the closing ceremony for the Invictus Games at the Olympic Park in east London. The Invictus Games is a competition for injured members of the armed forces. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters


A girl displaced by heavy floods carries her belongings as she arrives at a free medical camp in Srinagar. About 150,000 people were still stranded in their homes a week after Kashmir’s worst flood in over a century and fears grew on Sunday of an outbreak of diseases from vast fields of stagnant brown water. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters


A child with his drum smiles as he walks near students performing during a parade commemorating Costa Rica’s Independence Day in San Jose September. Schools and colleges participated in parades throughout the country to celebrate its 193rd anniversary of independence. Photograph: Juan Carlos Ulate/Reuters


An Islamic State militant stands next to residents as they hold pieces of wreckage from a Syrian war plane after it crashed in Raqqa, in northeast Syria. The Syrian war plane crashed near the Islamic State-controlled city of Raqqa on Tuesday, a resident said, and a group that tracks violence in the war said a number of people had been wounded on the ground. Photograph: Reuters


People try to push a taxi which was stuck after a road caved-in in Zhengzhou, Henan province. The city authority said due to several days of continuous downpour, two cave-ins occurred along a street in Zhengzhou on Monday. No one was injured during the incidents, local media reported. Picture taken September 15, 2014. Photograph: Reuters


Newly-crowned Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev leaps into the air while posing for photographs during her ‘Toe Dip’ along the beachfront of Boardwalk Hall the morning after she won the 2015 Miss America Competition in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Photograph: Adrees Latif/Reuters


A woman waves a Scottish Saltire at a ‘Yes’ campaign rally in Glasgow, Scotland. The referendum on Scottish independence will take place on September 18, when Scotland will vote whether or not to end the 307-year-old union with the rest of the United Kingdom. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters


A silhouette of the Monument to the Fallen and Murdered in the East is seen during ceremonies commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s invasion of the eastern part of Poland at the outbreak of World War II, in Warsaw. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters


US President Barack Obama touches the spiked hair style of a child while visiting the Clarence Tinker elementary school children while at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. Photograph: Larry Downing/Reuters


A man runs through burning charcoal barefooted as he participates in a traditional ritual called ‘Lianhuo’, or fire walking, in Pan’an county, Zhejiang. Lianhuo, a traditional local ritual listed in 2005 as an “intangible cultural heritage” of the province, involves dozens of men walking across burning charcoal or firewood barefooted, as a way to ward off evil and pray for good fortune. Photograph: China Daily/Reuters


Cup cakes are displayed in the window of Cuckoo’s bakery in Edinburgh, in Scotland. The bakery had been running the ‘Cuckoo’s cup cake opinion poll’, for 200 days, displaying the percentage of cakes sold in each of three categories. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters


China’s President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan pay homage after laying a wreath at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial at Rajghat in New Delhi. The ‘world's factory’ and the ‘world’s back office’ could together drive global economic growth, Xi said as he began a rare visit to India on Wednesday, playing down mistrust that has long kept the Asian giants apart. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters


Iraqi security forces inspect the site of a suicide bombing on a bridge in Ramadi, west of Baghdad. A suicide car bomb blast destroyed a bridge in Ramadi on Wednesday, killing nine people and cutting off a vital route out of the city to the west, security sources said. Photograph: Osama Al-dulaimi/Reuters


Baby Hamadryas baboons reach for milk bottles as a zookeeper feeds them at a zoo in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. Photograph: China Daily/Reuters


Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama gestures during a speech at the 108th anniversary of Indian Merchant Chambers in Mumbai. Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader said on Thursday that an unsettled border with China encompassing large parts of the Tibetan plateau was a problem for India and called for talks to resolve the dispute as Chinese President Xi Jinping toured India. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters


Pennsylvania state police salute as they line the streets outside St Peters’ Cathedral in Scranton, Pennsylvania, as the casket carrying slain Pennsylvania state police trooper Corporal Bryon Dickson, 38, is carried into the cathedral for his funeral service. The survivalist suspected of the ambush attack last week that killed Dickson and seriously wounded another is a member of a Cold War re-enactment group, state police said on Wednesday. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters


An art installation by Brazilian artist Eduardo Srur is seen on the Cidade Jardim bridge next to the Pinheiros river, one of the two waterways that flow through the middle of Sao Paulo. The art installation was created by Srur to urge people not to pollute rivers. Photograph: Nacho Doce/Reuters


A Turkish soldier stands guard as Syrian Kurds wait behind the border fence to cross into Turkey near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province. Several thousand Syrian Kurds began crossing into Turkey on Friday fleeing Islamic State fighters who advanced into their villages, prompting warnings of massacres from Kurdish leaders. Islamic State fighters have seized villages in northern Syria over the past two days and are besieging the mainly Kurdish town of Ayn al-Arab, known as Kobani in Kurdish, on the Turkish border. Photograph: Reuters


The statue of Christ the Redeemer is lit up with a message announcing a global mobilisation for climate, in Rio de Janeiro. The People’s Climate march is a demonstration to raise awareness about climate change, which will be held on September 21 around the world, in advance of the United Nations Climate Summit to be held on September 23. The words read, “September 21, march for the climate.” Photograph: Pilar Olivares/Reuters


A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter launches mortar shells towards Zummar, controlled by Islamic State, near Mosul. Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters


The Super Shuttle Ferry 7 floats on its side after it capsized in strong winds and huge waves unleashed by Typhoon Kalmaegi, locally named Luis, in ManilaBay. All 15 crew of the ferry were rescued. A strong typhoon slammed into the rice-producing Philippine northern region on Sunday, cutting power and communications lines and forcing people to flee to higher ground, national disaster agency officials said. Photograph: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters


Supporters from the ‘No’ campaign celebrate as they hold up a Union flag, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond conceded defeat on Friday over his bid to win independence and demanded the British government rapidly meet its promise of more powers for Edinburgh. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters


A firefighter battling the King Fire watches as a backfire burns along Highway 50 in Fresh Pond, California. The fire led officials to call on about 400 people to evacuate from areas threatened by the blaze, California fire spokeswoman Alyssa Smith said. It has charred more than 11,500 acres. Photograph: Noah Berger/Reuters


People use wooden dumbbells during a health promotion event to mark Japan’s ‘Respect for the Aged Day’ at a temple in Tokyo’s Sugamo district, an area popular among the Japanese elderly. The population aged over 65 in Japan reaches about 33 million, which is the highest number in the history meaning one out of every four people is 65 or older, according to the government survey. Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters

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