Sunday 28 December 2014

Eager to please

A dolphin moves to return a parcel to its trainer during a special Christmas show at the Shinagawa Aqua Stadium in Tokyo on December 23. Reuters/Thomas Peter  


Bomb tragedy

People gather at the site of a bomb explosion in Sanaa on December 23. Five bombs exploded on Tuesday in Sanaa's old quarter, where many supporters of the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi group live, killing at least one person and wounding another, a Yemeni security official said. Reuters/Khaled


Billion-dollar number

Lottery seller Raquel Carrasco (C) holds a sign with the winning number of Spain's Christmas Lottery "El Gordo", in La Eliana near Valencia on December 22. The total prize money of 2.4 billion euros ($2.9 billion) is split into thousands of cash prizes amongst hundreds of winning


Snow queen

Workers polish a snow sculpture ahead of the 16th Ice and Snow World in the ‘Ice City’ of Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China on December 22. The 16th Harbin Ice and Snow World will be officially opened on January 5, 2015. Reuters/Stringer  


Silent pistols

Female members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) hold their service pistols that are covered with tape during the sealing of the muzzles of firearms at the National Capital Region Police Office in Taguig, Metro Manila, on December 22. A police officer said all policemen in the country are


Solstice at Stonehenge

A reveller celebrates as the sun rises during the winter solstice at Stonehenge on Salisbury plain in southern England on December 22. The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year, and the longest night of the year. Reuters/Dylan Martinez  


Pedestrian crossing

Visitors look on as an elephant and calf cross a road inside Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park on December 21. According to park officials, Hwange is home to over 53,000 elephants and as a result of overpopulation, the country is now considering selling part of the herd to buyers in France, U


Leap of faith

A Spanish recortador jumps over a bull during a show in Cali, Colombia on December 21. Reuters/Jaime Saldarriaga  


Daredevil Santa

An employee of Shiniuzhai Scenic Resort dressed as Santa Claus hangs beside a cable car as he presents gifts to visitors, in Pingjiang, Hunan province of China. Reuters/Stringer  


Combat aftermath

People from the minority Yazidi sect pass a destroyed military vehicle belonging to Islamic State militant at Mount Sinjar, in the town of Sinjar on December 21. Iraqi Kurdish fighters flashed victory signs as they swept across the northern side of Sinjar mountain on Saturday, two days after br

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