A worker is seen inside the Cuncas II tunnel that will link the canals being built to divert water from the São Francisco river for use in four drought-plagued states in Brazil, a project that is three years behind schedule and has doubled in cost from the original estimate of $3.4bn, near the city of Mauriti, Ceará state
A member of Japan’s short track speed skating team skates during a training session in preparation for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Iceberg Skating Palace, on Wednesday
Shaun White, of the United States, takes a jump during a snowboard slopestyle training session at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The venue is host to the snowboarding and freestyle skiing events of the 2014 Winter Olympics, which starts on Tuesday.
A worker dangles from the Olympic cauldron as preparations take place for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, which begin on Friday
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Children play Ghursai, a traditional boy’s game, in the countryside on the outskirts of Jalalabad, Nangarhar province in Afghanistan Read more
Health officers in full protective gear wait to cross a road near a wholesale poultry market in Hong Kong on Tuesday.
Actor Jude Law arrives to give evidence at the Old Bailey courthouse in London on Monday. Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks and seven other defendants are on trial with charges related to phone-hacking, illegal payments to officials for stories and hindering police investigations.
Multiple exposure of Rafael Nadal hitting a return to Roger Federer during their men’s singles semi-final match at the Australian Open 2014 in Melbourne on Friday. Nadal won in three sets to go through to the final.
A firefighter looks on at the seniors residence Residence du Havre after a fire in L’Isle Verte, Quebec on Friday.
Liu Chunxia, a supporter of Xu Zhiyong, one of China’s most prominent rights advocates, is detained by policemen while she gathers with other supporters near a court on Wednesday where Xu’s trial is being held in Beijing.