The week in pictures:December 28, 2015-January 3, 2016

Updated: Jan 12, 2016, 14:40
  • The week in pictures:December 28, 2015-January 3, 2016
    People carry torches as they take part in the traditional new year's swimming event at the Bodensee (Lake Constance) in Constance, southern Germany. 262 courageous swimmers took a bath in the seven degree Celsius cold water. Pic/AFP
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  • The week in pictures:December 28, 2015-January 3, 2016
    Afghan residents look on as they sit in front of their damaged houses near the site of a suicide car bomb attack at a French restaurant- Le Jardin in Kabul. A Taliban suicide car bomber raided a French restaurant popular with foreigners in Kabul, in a New Year's day attack that marks the latest in a series of brazen insurgent assaults.There was no immediate confirmation of casualties from the attack on Le Jardin, an Afghan-owned eatery, which caused a piercingly loud explosion and left a building engulfed in flames. Pic/AFP
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  • The week in pictures:December 28, 2015-January 3, 2016
    A destroyed apartment complex is seen in the aftermath of a tornado in Garland, Texas. The southern US state of Texas reeled from rare December tornados, as days of storms battering a vast region stretching from the southwestern US to Canada claimed at least 43 lives. Pic/AFP
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  • The week in pictures:December 28, 2015-January 3, 2016
    A man gestures as Turkish police use a water cannon to disperse protestors in Diyarbakir, during a demonstration after a 19-day curfew was lifted from the city. Authorities imposed the curfew in Dargecit in the province of Mardin on December 11 to back up a large-scale military operation against suspected Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) rebels in the southeast. The curfew was implemented at a similar time to lockdowns in the towns of Silopi and Cizre in Sirnak province as well as the Sur district of the city of Diyarbakir which remain in place and have ignited controversy over the humanitarian cost of the measures. Pic/AFP
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  • The week in pictures:December 28, 2015-January 3, 2016
    Fireworks light up the sky over Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) during New Year celebrations in Bangkok. Pic/AFP
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  • The week in pictures:December 28, 2015-January 3, 2016
    Revellers hold sparklers as they take part in the 'Enfarinats' battle in the southeastern Spanish town of Ibi. During this 200-year-old traditional festival participants known as Els Enfarinats (those covered in flour) dress in mock military clothes and stage a mock coup d'etat as they battle using flour, eggs and firecrackers outside the city town hall as part of the celebrations of the Day of the Innocents. Pic/AFP
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  • The week in pictures:December 28, 2015-January 3, 2016
    Tourists ski on a thin layer of snow towards the resort of Leysin, Swiss Alps. In a season traditionally associated with ice-skating, snowball fights and mulled wine in wintry Europe, birds are chirping, flowers blooming and fake snow covering Alpine ski slopes in one of the warmest Decembers on record. Pic/AFP
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  • The week in pictures:December 28, 2015-January 3, 2016
    A woman sits inside a Chinese Restaurant watching floodwater race by the window in Dumfries, southern Scotland, after heavy rainfall brought by Storm Frank. Storm Frank battered Scotland leaving thousands of homes without power and severe floods in its wake. Pic/AFP
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  • The week in pictures:December 28, 2015-January 3, 2016
    A resident dressed as the character Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean film series stands outside his flooded house after the adjacent River Foss burst it's banks in York, northern England. Britain's government was holding emergency talks Sunday as flooding in northern England forced hundreds of people to leave their homes, including in the historic tourist destination of York. Pic/AFP
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  • The week in pictures:December 28, 2015-January 3, 2016
    A worshipper sends a handmade boat into the sea as a year end offering to Iemanja, the Goddess of the Sea of the Afro-Brazilian religion Umbanda, at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Pic/AFP
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