German Formula One driver Nico Rosberg (C) of Mercedes AMG GP celebrates after winning the 2015 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, UAE on November 29.
Rosberg wrapped up the Formula One season on a winning high with team mate and triple world champion Lewis Hamilton second in a record 12th one-two finish of the year for dominant Mercedes.
The German's third win in a row, from a sixth successive pole position, dashed Hamilton's hopes of a 44th career victory in car 44 on the 44th anniversary of the founding of the United Arab Emirates.
The Briton, who clinched the title in Texas last month with three races to spare, finished 8.2 seconds behind after an attempt at a different strategy failed to produce the desired result.
The win was the 16th in 19 races for Mercedes. – Reuters
In solidarity with Palestine ...
An activist holds a placard during a protest rally in observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People in front of the US Embassy in Manila, Philippines, on November 29. The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is held annually around the world on November 29 to mark the anniversary of the resolution on the partition of Palestine or Resolution 181 (II). EPA/Mark R. Cristino
'Cool' girls set for grand event
US skier Resi Stiegler responds to questions as Mikaela Shiffrin (left) looks on during the US Ski Team press conference before the start of the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup in Aspen, Colorado, US on November 26. -Epa
British Airways celebrated the launch of its 787-9 Dreamliner service to Abu Dhabi with an exclusive vintage photoshoot where Hollywood star Margot Robbie glows in a beautiful gown from Burberry’s Prorsum collection amid the drifting, orange-hued dunes of the enchanting Liwa desert in Rub Al Khali (the Empty Quarter).
Glam it up
United Fashion Company (UFC) celebrated the globally renowned brand “Etro” in a private fashion show, featuring its work of famed designers, in the open-air runway outside at its Porto Arabia boutique in Doha, Qatar. Showcasing patchworks rich in texture, the Fall/Winter 2015-2016 “Etro” collection inspiration is bold, grand and peppered with luxurious tapestries and intertwined with tonal brocades, warm crushed velvets, prints and, of course, paisley.
Act for Future
Filipino students form a human banner reading 'Act for our Future' (partially obscured) in support for the delegates attending the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, at a school in Pasig city, east of Manila, on November 25. The conference, also known as 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) will be attended by leaders representing nearly 200 countries with the aim of coming up with a legally binding agreement to address the issue of climate change, in France from November 30 to December 12. EPA/Francis R Malasig
Abu Dhabi Ports has started welcoming cruise liners at Sir Bani Yas Island, the Arabian Gulf’s first cruise beach stopover in Abu Dhabi. Two prominent luxury cruise vessels made their maiden calls at the Island last week as part of their international itinerary.
Largest container vessel
DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port has received the world’s largest container vessel, the Magleby Maersk, which is on its maiden visit to the region. The 18,270 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent container units) capacity vessel was welcomed by Mohammed Al Muallem, senior vice president and managing director, DP World, UAE region and officials from Jebel Ali Port, who were also joined by Dubai-based Maersk Line top officials.
'Pharaohs' on stage
Dancers dressed as Egyptian pharaohs perform during the closing ceremony of the 37th Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), in Cairo, Egypt, on November 20. EPA/Khaled Elfiqi
Leading Malaysian fashion brand, Hidaya International has introduced its new Fall/Winter 2015 collection of contemporary Abaya designs that set their own new trend in the fashion industry globally. Initially launching straightforward abayas with lace trims and appliques for the Malaysian market, the brand is now aiming to meet the needs of the modest wear clientele globally, starting with the Middle East market.
Spanish actress Nya de la Rubia poses as she arrives to the presentation of the movie 'Ocho Apellidos Catalanes' (Eight Catalan Surnames) in Madrid, Spain. The movie is the sequel of 'Ocho Apellidos Vascos' (Eight Basque Surnames) that became the biggest box-office hit in Spanish cinema history. The films relate in a humorous tone the differences between Southern and Northern Spain in culture, language and customs. EPA/Juan Carlos Hidalgo
Fans unite for peace
French and English soccer fans together outside Wembley Stadium ahead of the international soccer friendly match between England and France in London, Britain, on November 17. Security was stepped up ahead of the match following the terror attacks in Paris on November 13. EPA/Gerry Penny