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Formula One drivers for the 2015 season are pictured in this combination photo at Melbourne’s Albert Park Track, Australia. (Top Row, L to R) Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain; Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany; Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia; Red Bull driver Daniil Kvyat of Russia; Williams driver Felipe Massa of Brazil; Williams driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland; Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany; Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland; McLaren driver Kevin Magnussen of Denmark; and McLaren driver Jenson Button of Britain. (Bottom Row, L to R) Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg of Germany; Force India driver Sergio Perez of Mexico; Toro Rosso driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands; Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz Jr of Spain; Lotus driver Romain Grosjean of France; Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado of Venezuela; Sauber driver Marcus Ericsson of Sweden; Sauber driver Felipe Nasr of Brazil; Marussia driver Will Stevens of Britain; and Marussia driver Roberto Merhi of Spain.
A homeless man sleeps under a graffiti in central Athens. Greece and its international creditors prepare to kick off fiscal talks in Athens on Thursday, breaking a six-week impasse on how to extend the country’s huge EU-IMF bailout and restore the flow of loans to avert a state cash shortage.
The Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft is seen as it lands with Expedition 42 commander Barry Wilmore of Nasa, Alexander Samokutyaev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Elena Serova of Roscosmos near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. The crew are returning after almost six months on board the International Space Station where they served as members of the Expedition 41 and 42.
Protesters gather in central Brussels during a trade unions meeting on Wednesday. Several thousand public and private sector workers, employees and trade union members demonstrated over austerity measures undertaken by the Belgian government.
Supporters of Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh, the son of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, gather at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier during a demonstration demanding presidential elections be held and the younger Saleh run for the office, in Sanaa, Yemen.
Militants from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s armed wing, the Al-Quds Brigades, squat in a tunnel used for ferrying rockets and mortars back and forth as they take part in military training in the south of the Gaza Strip
A man carries a portrait of the Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, during a function at the Tibetan refugee camp in Lalitpur to mark the 1959 uprising against the presence of China in Tibet
Afghan policemen display their skills at a police training centre in Nangarhar Province.
A woman reacts as she looks at a damaged church in Donetsk’s Oktyabrski district, Ukraine.
Police officers stand outside the vehicle entrance after a van said to be carrying Nathan Matthews entered Bristol Magistrates Court in Bristol, England. The search for teenager Becky Watts ended when police investigating her disappearance found body parts at a house in Bristol. Her stepbrother Nathan Matthews has been charged with her murder whilst his girlfriend has been charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice.
Ukrainian jailed military officer Nadezhda Savchenko, centre, reacts as she listens to the court’s decision in a cage at a court room in Moscow, Russia. A Russian court has rejected an appeal to release a Ukrainian pilot who has been on hunger strike since mid-December. The case of Nadezhda Savchenko has attracted high attention in recent weeks as concerns rise about her health.
An Indian army recruit in ceremonial uniform looks on during a passing out parade at a garrison in Rangreth on the outskirts of Srinagar. A total of 179 youths were formally inducted into the Indian army’s Jammu and Kashmiri Light Infantry Regiment (JKLIR)
Buddhist monks prepare for an alms offering ceremony at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, north of Bangkok as the sun rises on Makha Bucha Day
Smoke and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago. The volcano went quiet on Tuesday after an eruption that sent a plume of ash and lava high into the sky in the early hours put Chile on high alert.