People admire the illuminations at Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire, which opens on Friday, The Arboretum embraces the festive spirit with its magical Enchanted Christmas event, with an illuminated trail through the trees and woodland
United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan points out some of the highlights of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque as he takes US Secretary of State John Kerry on a tour of the mosque in Abu Dhabi
Houthi loyalists shout slogans during a demonstration against Saudi-led strikes in Yemen’s capital Sanaa. The signs read: “Saudi Arabia is a U.S.-made.” and “al Qaeda is a U.S.-made”
Migrants and refugees receive help after their arrival on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey
The Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights illuminate the night sky near the town of Kirkenes in northern Norway
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Local residents speak with a Kurdish soldier while an oil well burns in the distance near the ISIS-held town of Hole in the autonomous region of Rojava, Syria. Troops from the Syrian Democratic Forces, a coalition of Kurdish and Arab units, are attacking ISIS extremists in the area near the Iraqi border.
Syrians are seen inside a cage in Douma, the largest opposition stronghold on the outskirts of Damascus. It has been reported that a major Syrian rebel group is using dozens of captives in metal cages as “human shields”. Jaish al-Islam, regarded as the most powerful rebel group near the capital, has put regime soldiers and Alawite civilians it was holding in metal cages, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told AFP.
A migrant waits for transport to Slovenia after he registered at a new winter refugee camp in Slavonski Brod, Croatia today.
A passenger climbs on a seat and luggage racks on the Kalka Mail train while traveling from Fatehpur station to Allahabad Junction station near Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh, India The 162-year-old system is Asia’s oldest
An indigenous man from Kuikuru fires an arrow during the bow-and-arrow competition at the first World Games for Indigenous Peoples in Palmas, Brazil
French Republican guards take their position prior to a welcoming ceremony for the Malian president, on Thursday at Paris’ city hall
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and China’s President Xi Jinping arrive at Buckingham Palace in central London on Tuesday, during the ceremonial welcome on the first official day of the Chinese president’s state visit
Dancers prepare to perform a traditional Tuvalian dance to their Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga in celebration of Tuvalu’s 37th Independence Day.
Competitors stand on lines during the Highline Extreme event in Moleson, Switzerland on Friday
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Mechanics work at roadside shop specialized in repairing motorbike suspension systems in downtown Hanoi
Pro-government ‘red shirt’ protestors stage a pro-government rally in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Wednesday. Thousands of ethnic Malays in red shirts held a rally Wednesday to uphold Malay dominance and support Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s government
Labour Member of Parliament for Tooting and London mayoral candidate, Sadiq Khan is congratulated by his wife Saadiya after winning the contest to become Labour’s candidate to become London mayor at the Royal Festival Hall.
Young seals waiting to be fed at the seal sanctuary in Norden, Germany
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A young girl finds the energy to run towards waiting buses at the Hungarian border with Serbia in Roszke, Hungary. Migrants are rushing to the border due to fears and rumours that the borders will soon close.
Overnight reflections in Derwentwater in the Lake District near Keswick