2018 Recap: Photos around the world that made news this year

Dec 31, 2018, 17:25 IST
  • 2018 Recap: Photos around the world that made news this year

    A devotee of the Loem Hu Thai Su shrine parades with coloured yarn through large piercings in his face during the annual Vegetarian Festival in Phuket on October 12, 2018. The festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days, with many religious devotees slashing themselves with swords, piercing their cheeks with sharp objects and committing other painful acts to purify themselves, taking on the sins of the community. All pictures/AFP

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    A sculpture of Hindu deity Ganesh, made of lemons and oranges, is pictured on the eve of the 85th Lemon Festival, on February 16, 2018 in Menton, southeastern France. The 'Bollywood' themed festival was from February 17 to March 4, 2018

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    An Indian Muslim devotee performs a stunt by bulging his eyeball with a knife as he takes part in the religious procession for the annual Urs festival at the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer, in the Indian state of Rajasthan on March 18, 2018. Thousands of Sufi devotees from different parts of India travel to the shrine for the annual festival, marking the death anniversary of the Sufi saint

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    Indian artists dress up as the Hindu deity 'Hanuman' - the monkey God in Hindu mythology -- to mark the Rama Navami festival in Bangalore on March 25, 2018. Rama Navami is a spring Hindu festival that celebrates the birthday of the deity Rama. He is particularly important to the Vaishnavism tradition of Hinduism, as the seventh avatar of Vishnu

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    Bassem Mohamed Hassan, a two-year-old Yemeni boy suffering from malnutrition, has his weight measured at a hospital in the northern district of Abs in the northwestern Hajjah province on September 19, 2018. The three-year conflict between Yemen's Saudi-backed government and Huthi rebels linked to Iran has pushed the already impoverished country to the brink of famine, leaving many unable to afford food and water, with a total of 5.2 million children at risk of starvation according to the Britain-based NGO Save the Children

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    India's Jyoti Amge (R), the world's shortest woman poses for a picture with Sultan Kosen of Turkey, the world's tallest man, at the site of the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt on January 26, 2018, with the Sphinx and the Pyramid of Khafre (also known as Chephren) seen in the background

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    In this photograph taken on July 31, 2018, visitors walk along the 150-meter long Cau Vang "Golden Bridge" in the Ba Na Hills near Danang. Nestled in the forested hills of central Vietnam two giant concrete hands emerge from the trees, holding up a glimmering golden bridge crowded with gleeful visitors taking selfies at the country's latest eccentric tourist draw

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    Ellen Santana from Rondonia state, walks the runway after winning the Miss Bumbum Brazil 2018 pageant in Sao Paulo, Brazil on November 5, 2018. Fifteen candidates compete in the annual pageant to select Brazil's sexiest female rear end

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    Graham Barrat poses for a photograph with his 319.8 kg pumpkin which won the 2018 heaviest pumpkin competition on the first day of the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show held at the Great Yorkshire Showground, in Harrogate, northern England, on September 14, 2018

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    Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex kisses his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex as they leave from the West Door of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018 after their wedding ceremony

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    An Indian student looks into a rocket launcher during the Army Day celebration at a college in Chennai on January 10, 2018

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    A member of the Canadian circus troop 'Le Cirque du Soleil' performs during the show "Totem" in Paris on October 24, 2018. The show "Totem" will run in the French capital from October 25, 2018 to December 2, 2018

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    A group of Central American migrants climb the border fence between Mexico and the United States, near El Chaparral border crossing, in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on November 25, 2018. Hundreds of migrants attempted to storm a border fence separating Mexico from the US on Sunday amid mounting fears they will be kept in Mexico while their applications for a asylum are processed. An AFP photographer said the migrants broke away from a peaceful march at a border bridge and tried to climb over a metal border barrier in the attempt to enter the United States

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    Firefighters watch as flames from the County Fire climb a hillside in Guinda, California, on July 1, 2018. Californian authorities have issued red flag weather warnings and mandatory evacuation orders after a series of wildfires fanned by high winds and hot temperatures ripped through thousands of acres. The latest blaze, the County Fire sparked in Yolo County on June 30, had by July 1 afternoon spread across 22,000 acres (9,000 hectares) with zero percent containment, according to Cal Fire

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    Skyscrapers are seen shrouded in fog in Hefei, in eastern China's Anhui province on January 17, 2018

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    A high definition camera outside the International Space Station captured a NASA view of the eye of Hurricane Florence at 7:50 a.m. EDT on September 12, 2018, shown in this video still taken as Florence churned across the Atlantic in a west-northwesterly direction with winds of 130 miles an hour. Powerful Hurricane Florence headed toward the US East Coast prompting authorities to order more than a million people to evacuate the path of the extremely dangerous storm forecasters said could soon intensify. Residents scrambled to flee as the menacing Category 4 storm packing winds of 140 miles (220 kilometers) per hour moved closer

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    This photo taken on July 8, 2018 shows an aerial view of a banquet held along the edge of a cliff, at Laojun Mountain in Luoyang in China's central Henan province. The banquet was held on a mountain cliff 2,000-metres (6,500-ft.) above sea level to attract tourists

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    Activists inflate a giant balloon depicting US President Donald Trump as an orange baby during a demonstration against Trump's visit to the UK in Parliament Square in London on July 13, 2018. US President Donald Trump launched an extraordinary attack on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy, plunging the transatlantic "special relationship" to a new low as they prepared to meet Friday on the second day of his tumultuous trip to Britain

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    Members of the "Colla Vella dels Xiquets de Valls" human tower team form a "castell" (human tower) winning the XXVII 'castells' , in Tarragona on October 7, 2018. These human towers, built traditionally in festivals within Catalonia, gather several teams that attempt to build and dismantle a human tower structure

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    A woman walks by a grocery store featuring in its entrance a stuffed bear offering vodka in Moscow on October 8, 2018

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These 20 pictures tell the tale of the world's journey through a myriad of issues through the year 2018

 

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