The world in pictures: January 18-24, 2016

Updated: Feb 07, 2016, 16:18
  • The world in pictures: January 18-24, 2016
    A Pakistani security official looks at a damaged wall after a suicide bomb attack on the outskirts of Peshawar. At least nine people were killed and 35 injured in a suicide attack on a market during morning rush hour in the outskirts of Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar, officials said. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: January 18-24, 2016
    A horseman jumps over a bonfire in the Spanish central village of San Bartolome de Pinares in the province of Avila, Castile and Leon, Spain, during the opening of the traditional religious festival 'Luminarias' in honour of San Antonio Abad (Saint Anthony), patron saint of animals. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: January 18-24, 2016
    This photo taken by US astronaut Scott Kelly on board the International Space Station shows a zinnia in bloom. A bright orange zinnia has blossomed aboard the International Space Station, marking a first in space."First flower even grown in space makes its debut," US astronaut Scott Kelly wrote on Twitter, with a photo of the flower. Zinnias grow easily on Earth and blossom in abundance in summer. But on the ISS, where they were taken to carry out experiments, they have had trouble adapting to microgravity.
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  • The world in pictures: January 18-24, 2016
    Young migrants get warm around a brazier in the migrants camp of Grande-Synthe, near Dunkirk where almost some 2,500 migrants and refugees live, mostly Iraqi Kurds and Syryans. Authorities in the northern French port of Calais were struggling to move hundreds of migrants into refitted shipping containers ahead of plans to bulldoze part of the notorious 'Jungle' camp. There wre also attempts to relocate 2,500 migrants camped some 40 kilometres (25 miles) up the road from Calais in Grande-Synthe. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: January 18-24, 2016
    A sledding dog is covered in ice after spending the night in the open air with his musher at the polar base of Val-Cenis, as they ready for the next stage of the 12th edition of 'La Grande Odyssee' sledding race across the Alps in Val Cenis Lanslevillard. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: January 18-24, 2016
    Dancers pose after performing 'El Macho Raton', 'El Toro Huaco' and 'El Gueguense' traditional dances during San Sebastian festivity in Diriamba, province of Carazo, some 50 km south of Managua. Devotees of Saint Sebastian dance in traditional costumes between the cities of Diriamba and Dolores, which are some three kilometers away. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: January 18-24, 2016
    Tyres set on fire by Tunisian young graduates, to show solidarity with protests in the central Tunisian town of Kasserine, block the road in the south eastern town of Ben Guerdane. Fresh protests over unemployment and poverty in central Tunisia have raised fears of growing social unrest five years after the country's revolution ignited by similar grievances. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: January 18-24, 2016
    An elepant sprays itself with water ahead of the annual Perahera festival at the Kelaniya Buddhist Temple in the Sri Lankan town of Kelaniya. Hundreds of devotees and onlookers gathered for the annual elephant pageant, held on the night before the full moon day in January, to commemorate the visit of Lord Buddha to the temple. Dozens of colourful traditional dancers, drummers, whip crackers, fire eaters, musicians and devotees take part in the pageant that parades through the main streets of Kelaniya. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: January 18-24, 2016
    Children prepare to race down the hill on their sledges on the Grosser Inselberg mountain near Tabarz close to Eisenach, central Germany. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: January 18-24, 2016
    Nomadic shepherd from Rajasthan herd their sheep at a camp on the outskirts of New Delhi. These shepherds still cling on to pastoral nomadic life, trekking long distances in search of pasture for their sheep. Pic/AFP
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