Monthly Archives: October 2013

Hugo Reis, Finbar Browne and Luke Pendlebury promote the personal finance app Wally at the Dublin web summit being held at the RDS in Dublin over the next two days.

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Hugo Reis, Finbar Browne and Luke Pendlebury promote the personal finance app Wally at the Dublin web summit being held at the RDS in Dublin over the next two days.

Mourners gather after a train rammed into a public service bus in. The accident happened at a crossing point killing at least 12 passengers in the bus. The train crashed into the side of the bus as it crossed the railway line during the peak hours of morning rush hour.

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Mourners gather after a train rammed into a public service bus in Nairobi. The accident happened during the morning rush hour at a crossing point, killing at least 12 passengers in the bus.

The chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union  Party, CDU, German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at the Social Democratic Party's, SPD, headquarters for coalition talks in Berlin, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Following the Sept. 22 national elections Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Christian parties' bloc are negotiating the second week to form a coalition with the Social Democratic Party.

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German chancellor Angela Merkel, chairman of the Christian Democratic Union party, arrives at the Social Democratic party’s headquarters in Berlin for coalition talks. Following national elections Ms Merkel and her Christian parties’ bloc are negotiating to form a coalition with the Social Democratics. 

Participants play in a swimming pool filled with pink and green plastic balls during a Guinness World Records attempt of the Largest Ball Pit as part of the "Pink October" campaign at Kerry Hotel in Pudong, Shanghai. The event, aimed at raising awareness of breast cancer prevention, set the world record with one million balls in the 25-metre-long (82 ft.) and 12.6-metre-wide (41 ft.) swimming pool, according to local media.

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Participants play in a swimming pool filled with pink and green plastic balls during a Guinness World Records attempt of the Largest Ball Pit as part of the Pink October campaign at Kerry Hotel in Pudong, Shanghai. The event, aimed at raising awareness of breast cancer prevention, set the world record with 1m balls in the 25-metre-long and 12.6-metre-wide swimming pool, according to local media.

A model presents a creation from a lingerie collection during the China Fashion Week in Beijing Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.

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A model on Wednesday presents a creation from a lingerie collection during China Fashion Week in Beijing

Two men row a boat past a partially dried-up riverbed on a section of the Yangtze River in Jiujiang...Two men row a boat past a partially dried-up riverbed on a section of the Yangtze River in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province October 27, 2013. Picture taken October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

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Two men row a boat past a partially dried-up riverbed on a section of the Yangtze River in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, China

CORRECTS TO AUSTRALIA'S LARGEST ANNUAL OUTDOOR SCULPTURE EXHIBITION, NOT THE WORLD'S LARGEST EXHIBITION - A sculpture by Australian artist Ken Unworth is displayed at Australia's largest annual outdoor sculpture exhibition, "Sculptures By The Sea" in Sydney in  Australia,  Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.  The exhibition features sculptures which were made by both Australian and overseas artists.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

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A sculpture by Australian artist Ken Unworth is displayed as part of Sculptures By The Sea, an exhibition in Sydney, Australia. The exhibition features works by Australian and international artists. 

Vowing empowerment of women...epa03929651 Participants of an annual convention of women's advocacy groups chant slogans vowing to empower women, in Seoul, South Korea, 30 October 2013. President Park Geun-hye spoke at the convention and promised to make the country a better place for women, with more jobs and opportunities, and less gender-based discrimination. One of the slogans was 'Becoming one Korea, through women's power.'  EPA/YONHAP

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Participants of an annual convention of women’s advocacy groups chant slogans vowing to empower women, in Seoul, South Korea. President Park Geun-hye spoke at the convention and promised to make the country a better place for women, with more jobs and opportunities, and less gender-based discrimination. One of the slogans was ‘Becoming one Korea, through women’s power.’ 

Autumn weather Oct 30th ...A couple take a photo in front of the Angel of the North in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear as temperatures dropped to near freezing overnight. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 29, 2013.

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A couple take a photo in front of the Angel of the North on Monday evening in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England. Temperatures dropped to near freezing on Tuesday morning.

An elderly Kachin refugee woman maiking a broom at the Janmai Baptist camp, Myitkyina, Kachin State. Thousands of local people left their homes and took shelter in refugee camps to escape the ongoing battles between the Myanmar government's troops and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA).

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An elderly Kachin refugee woman making a broom at the Janmai Baptist camp, Myitkyina, Kachin State. Thousands of local people left their homes and took shelter in refugee camps to escape the ongoing battles between the Myanmar government’s troops and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA).

A Palestinian woman stands near furniture removed from her house as it is being demolished in East Jerusalem

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A Palestinian woman stands with her furniture as her house is demolished in Beit Hanina, east Jerusalem on Tuesday. The Jerusalem municipality said there was a court order to raze the house, which was built without a permit.

The nieces of Palestinian prisoner Omar Massoud, held by Israel since 1993, look outside a window as his family members react after hearing news on his expected release, at his family's house in Gaza City...The nieces of Palestinian prisoner Omar Massoud (pictured on the wall), who has been held by Israel since 1993, look outside a window as his family members react after hearing news on his expected release, at his family's house in Gaza City October 29, 2013. Israelis say Massoud was convicted of killing an Israeli in 1993. Israel is to release 26 Palestinian prisoners in a second stage of a deal brokered by the United States in July that brought a resumption of peace talks. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

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The nieces of Palestinian prisoner Omar Massoud (pictured on the wall), held by Israel since 1993, look out after his family in Gaza City react to the news of his expected release. Israel says Massoud was convicted of killing an Israeli in 1993. Up to 26 Palestinian prisoners are set to be released as part of a deal brokered by the US in July that brought a resumption of peace talks. 

The search continues in the sea around the sea wall by West Beach in Newhaven, East Sussex where 14 year old Dylan Alkins vanished while playing in the surf on Sunday.

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Rescuers near West Beach in Newhaven, East Sussex, search for 14-year-old Dylan Alkins who vanished on Sunday while playing in the surf.

An artisans holds a tin containing flames to dry an idol of Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction, at Kumartuli or potters' place in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. Kali Puja, the festival dedicated to the worship of Kali, will be celebrated on Nov. 2.

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An artisan uses flames to dry a statue of Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction, in Kolkata, India. Kali Puja, the festival dedicated to the worship of Kali, will be celebrated on November 2. 

Royal visit to Ebony Horse Club ...The shoes of Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to the Ebony Horse Club and Community Riding Centre in Brixton, London.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 29, 2013. The Club was established in 1996 to enable children and young people from Brixton, South London to learn to ride and care for horses. See PA story ROYAL Queen.

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A view of the royal shoes as Queen Elizabeth II visits the Ebony Horse Club and Community Riding Centre in Brixton, south London. The club was established in 1996 to enable children and young people from Brixton to learn to ride and care for horses. 

An Afghan refugee youth, sits on the side of the alley of a poor neighborhood, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. Pakistan hosts over 1.6 million registered Afghans, the largest and most protracted refugee population in the world, according to the U.N. refugee agency, thousands of them still live without electricity, running water and other basic services.

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A young Afghan refugee sits on the side of an alley in a poor neighbourhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.

In early morning darkness, workers prepare heavy machinery for the day as rebuilding work continues on the beach area of Seaside Heights and Seaside Park, N.J., Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. A large Sandy-related fire on the boardwalk in September has slowed progress in the area.

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In early morning darkness, workers prepare heavy machinery for the day as rebuilding work continues on the beach area of Seaside Heights and Seaside Park, New Jersey. Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of hurricane Sandy.

Syrian children play on a tree as they wait for the distribution of food outside a refugee centre in Sofia October 29, 2013.

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Syrian children play on a tree as they wait for the distribution of food outside a refugee centre in Sofia on Tuesday.

Debutantes wait in line to be presented to guests during the Queen Charlotte's Ball at the Royal Courts of Justice, London. Queen Charlotte's Ball is the highlight of the London Season. The London Season was established over two hundred years ago by King George III and culminated in Queen Charlotte's Ball in honour of his wife's birthday. Debutantes are young ladies, usually between 17 and 20 years of age, and these days attend the ball to celebrate a year of charity fund raising, etiquette classes and a season of glittering balls and high society events.

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Debutantes wait to be presented to guests during Queen Charlotte’s Ball at the Royal Courts of Justice, London. The event is the highlight of the London Season, a tradition established more than 200 years ago by King George III, culminating with Queen Charlotte’s Ball in honour of his wife’s birthday. Debutantes are young women, usually between 17 and 20, who attend the ball to celebrate a year of charity fund raising, etiquette classes, parties and high society events.

Gorillas with rugby balls

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Komale, a Western Lowland Gorilla, inspects a rugby ball that has been placed into the enclosure at Bristol Zoo as part of its enrichment programme.