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A Palestinian draped in a Palestinian flag stands next to burning tyres during a protest against the decision by the main U.N. aid agency to suspend payments to tens of thousands of Palestinians for repairs to their homes damaged in last summer’s war, outside the headquarters of the United Nations Special Coordinator in Gaza City
Gallery technicians at Sotheby’s Bond Street get ready to exhibit five Monet’s with a value in excess of 70 million prior to being auctioned.
India’s Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers ride their camels as they rehearse for the “Beating Retreat” ceremony in New Delhi on Tuesday. The ceremony symbolises retreat after a day on the battlefield, and marks the official end of the Indian Republic Day celebrations.
A model presents a creation by French designer Julien Fournie as part of his Haute Couture Spring Summer 2015 fashion show in Paris
Saudi commandos guard the front of Erga Palace in Riyadh as Barack Obama, the US president, arrives to meet Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Tuesday
Fettler Piotr Lichon, is seen through an eye of a bronze mask, as he grinds and polishes a partially finished award for the BAFTA ceremony at a foundry in west London.
A man walks through the still empty rows of chairs before the beginning of the annual general meeting of Siemens AG in Munich on Tuesday
A worker prepares to fill a car at a gas station close to Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Reuters photographers from Mali to Mexico have shot a series of pictures of fuel stations. Whether it is plastic bottles by the roadside in Malaysia or a futuristic forecourt in Los Angeles, fuel stations help define our world. Oil prices steadied above $48 a barrel on Tuesday, recovering from earlier losses as the dollar weakened against the euro. Oil prices have dropped nearly 60 percent since peaking in June 2014 on ample global supplies from the U.S. shale oil boom and a decision by OPEC to keep its production quotas unchanged.
Auschwitz survivor Miroslaw Celka walks out the gate with the sign saying “Work makes you free” after paying tribute to fallen comrades at the “death wall” execution spot in the former Auschwitz concentration camp in Oswiecim, Poland, on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp on Tuesday
Commuters make their way across New York’s Times Square during a snow storm. Storms have pounded the northeastern US hitting tens of millions of people and forcing the rare cancellation of Broadway shows.
Members of the Napoleonic Association pose for photographs during a press call at Wellington Arch in London. The photocall marked the launch of the Waterloo200.org website in conjunction with the events marking the bicentennial of the Battle of Waterloo
Swans on a lake near the village of Urozhainy, in the Sovetsky district of the Altai region of Russia. The air temperature is minus 35 degrees Celsius. The swans migrate annually to the lake, which is heated by warm springs, where they spend the winter.
A child affected by the famine waits to get medical treatment in Tharparkar, Sindh province, Pakistan. Reports state that about 47 people, most of them infants, died in January of malnutrition.
A model presents a creation by Belgian designer Raf Simons as part of his Haute Couture Spring Summer 2015 fashion show for French fashion house Christian Dior in Paris
Relatives of Alexander Demyanenko, a victim of Saturday’s shelling, stand near a grave during funerals in Mariupol, Ukraine, on Monday. At least 5,100 people have been killed in eastern Ukraine since fighting began in April, but violence this week was the most intense since a cease-fire deal was signed in September
This Nasa image shows an expanding shell of debris left behind after a massive star exploded in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to the Milky Way. Multimillion degree gas is seen in X-rays from Chandra, in blue. The outer edge of the explosion (red) and stars in the field of view are seen in visible light from the Hubble Space Telescope.
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A procession of clergy make their way into York Minster in York ahead of the ordination of the Reverend Libby Lane, who became the Church of England’s first woman bishop.
An Iraq fan waits in the rain for the start of the Asian Cup semi-final football match against South Korea at the Stadium Australia in Sydney
A boy carries recyclable materials past greater adjutant storks at a garbage dumping site on the outskirts of Gauhati, India