A general view shows the One Day International (ODI) tri-series cricket match between Australia and England in the field as the sun sets at Bellerive Oval in Hobart, Tasmania
A message announcing the cancellation of the appearance of King Abdullah of Jordan is displayed following the death of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz, during a panel session at the 45th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland
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A passenger boat moves across the water while people on board feed seagulls at Botahtaung Jetty in Yangon, Myanmar
Indian soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi. India‘s capital will turn into a virtual fortress for U.S. President Barack Obama‘s visit this weekend, with heightened security measures, including an extended no-fly zone, to protect the world’s most powerful leader. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Obama and other dignitaries from the world’s two largest democracies will attend India’s Republic Day celebrations on Monday, which include a military parade and display of Indian weaponry.
Local people inspect the site of an explosion near a bus stop in downtown Donetsk, Ukraine. At least nine people were killed and nine injured early on Thursday, pro-Russian separatists said.
A wounded Syrian child receives treatment at a makeshift hospital in the rebel held area of Douma, northeast of the capital Damascus, after he was injured by a reported air strike fired by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad
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Members of the Libyan pro-government forces, backed by locals, on a tank outside the Central Bank, near Benghazi port. The area has been the scene of heavy battles for weeks against the Shura Council of Libyan Revolutionaries, an alliance of former anti-Gaddafi rebels, who have joined forces with Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia.
Auschwitz death camp survivor Danuta Bogdaniuk-Bogucka (maiden name Kaminska), 80 has her photo taken in Warsaw. Bogdaniuk-Bogucka was 10-years-old when she was sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau camp with her mother. Bogdaniuk-Bogucka was part of Josef Mengele’s experiments when she was in Auschwitz. After the war she met her mother again and they discovered they had both been at Ravensbruck camp at the same time, but they had not realised this. As the liberation of Auschwitz approaches its 70th anniversary this month, Reuters photographers took portraits of now elderly survivors. About 1.5 million people, most of them Jews, were killed at the Nazi camp which has became a symbol of the horrors of the Holocaust and World War Two, which ravaged Europe. The camp was liberated by Soviet Red Army troops on January 27, 1945 and about 200,000 camp inmates survived.
Workers nap during lunch break, at a Foxconn factory in the township of Longhua in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China
Hyundai Motor Co. vehicles sit parked at a delivery center at the company’s factory in this aerial photograph taken in Asan, South Korea. Hyundai, South Korea’s largest automaker, is scheduled to announce fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday.
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 551 rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
A model presents a creation of the designer Rebekka Ruetz at the Berlin fashion week autumn/winter 2015 in Berlin
A woman crosses the road in New Delhi. India is part of a global trend of increasing urbanisation, with more than half of the world’s population living in towns and cities
A constitution assembly member of an opposition party throws a chair during a meeting inside the Constituent Assembly building in Kathmandu, Nepal. The new assembly was elected to write a constitution after the abolition of the 240-year-old feudal monarchy
The sun rises over the River Brue on the Somerset Levels as temperatures in parts of the southwest drop below freezing.
A Sri Lankan elephant, accompanied by his mahout, browse through a roadside fruit stall in Colombo. The Sri Lankan elephant is listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as the population has declined by at least 50 percent over the last three generations, with the species threatened by habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation.
Schoolchildren from the Lang’ata Road primary school flee tear gas in Nairobi, Kenya after breaking a wall that had been illegally erected around it and being dispersed by police attempting to break up their demonstration against the removal of their school’s playground, which was allegedly grabbed by a powerful politician
Kristina Mladenovic of France serves to Sabine Lisicki of Germany during their first round match at the Australian Open Tennis Championships in Melbourne, Australia
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A general view of Loch Lomond from Duncryne in Gartochran, Scotland. Temperatures in parts of Scotland have fallen to as low as minus 12 degrees Celsius during what forecasters say has been the coldest night of the winter so far.
People hold up their phones and cameras to take a photo of Pope Francis in Manila, Philippines. Pope Francis will visit venues across Leyte and Manila during his visit to the Philippines from January 15 – 19. The visit is expected to attract crowds in the millions as Filipino Catholics flock to catch a glimpse of the leader of the Catholic Church in the Philippines for the first time since 1995. The Pope will begin the tour in Manila, then travelling to Tacloban to visit areas devastated by Typhoon Haiyan before returning to Manila to hold a mass at Rizal Park. The Philippines is the only Catholic majority nation in Asia with around 90 percent of the population professing the faith.