Miners arrive to help with the rescue effort in Zasyadko coal mine in Donetsk on Wednesday. A blast at the coal mine in the eastern Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Donetsk killed more than 30 people
A presidential “Evzon” stands guard (L) as Giorgos Paganis, 52, a marble craftsman from the island of Tinos, adds the words “Mediterranean” and “Aegean” onto the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, under a list of places where Greeks fought modern history battles, outside the parliament in central Athens. Greece sent a list of economic reform plans to European institutions and the International Monetary Fund around midnight, a source close to the European Commission said on Tuesday.
Berber villages in the snowy foothills of the High Atlas mountains in Morocco. Villagers make their living farming, herding cattle, and making and selling honey, olive oil and pottery. Extreme weather and erosion causing flooding and landslides have led to a drop in agricultural productivity
Nestle Chief Executive Officer Paul Bulcke interacts with a robot named “Pepper” after the full year 2014 results conference at the company headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland. In December 2014 Nestle began to use the robots to help sell its coffee makers at electronics stores across Japan, becoming the first corporate customer for the chatty, bug-eyed androids by tech conglomerate SoftBank Corp.
Sotheby’s head of auction sales London (jewellery) Jess Wyndham with a 100 carat perfect emerald-cut diamond that will be auctioned in New York on Apr 21
A model presents a creation in a multiple exposure photo from Ana Locking’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Madrid.
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An elderly woman collects humanitarian aid in the town of Debaltseve, Ukraine. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande are to hold peace talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin on Friday
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A man takes a nap on a street in Beijing
Men get a shave next to an excavator working at a demolition site in Nanchang, Jiangxi province, China
A swimmer prepares to swim in the Serpentine lake after snow fall in central London on Tuesday.
People travel on boats as they cross the Buriganga river during the country wide strike called by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) at Keranigonj in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Thursday
Vendors sell clothes on the roadside at a second-hand street side clothing market in Mumbai. The market is open daily for three hours and hundreds of vendors gather to barter or sell used clothing.
Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras greets supporters in Athens after victory in the Greece’s election. The leftwing Syriza party won after campaigning on a pledge to renegotiate the country’s international bailout and reverse years of spending cuts and painful economic reforms
A skateboarder passes alongside the Han river at dusk in Seoul. South Korea‘s central bank slashed its 2015 economic growth forecast and kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged at a record low amid growing concerns of deflation.
Personal possessions of 2004 tsunami victims are arranged to be photographed outside a police station in Takua Pa, in Phang Nga province. Thai police opened a shipping container filled with documents and possessions of victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami after being asked by Reuters news agency for permission to film its contents
Romanian Honor Guard soldiers pay respects to the victims of the 1989 revolution during a commemoration ceremony held at Heroes of the Revolution Memorial, in central Bucharest, Romania. Romanians these days pay their respect to the 1989 activists who took to the streets 25 years ago, taking part at the revolution that toppled Eastern Europe’s most repressive communist regime. More than 1,000 people were killed across Romania during clashes between demonstrators and forces loyal to then dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.
A miner emerges from an illegal coal mine near the Bosnian town of Vitez yesterday. For the past four years, war veteran Ramiz Rizvic with his son and some family members, have been extracting coal from this illegal and unsafe mine using primitive and makeshift tools. Each of the workers earns the equivalent of $12 for a 12 hour shift at 200 meters (655 ft) deep. They sell each 50 kg (110 lb) sack of their coal for about 4$. High unemployment levels in the former Yugoslavian republic has helped the proliferation of this kind of illegal mining.
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A man places flowers as a mark of respect for the victims of Martin Place siege today in Sydney, Australia. Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis, was shot dead by police in the early hours of Tuesday morning after taking hostages at the Lindt Chocolat Cafe in Martin Place. Two other people died, 33-year-old cafe manager Tori Johnson and 38-year-old Sydney barrister Katrina Dawson. Six people have been injured and have been taken to hospital.
Traffic resumes after the last Occupy protest site is cleared at a retail district in Hong Kong. The authorities arrested several pro-democracy activists on Monday as they cleared the last of three protest sites, marking the end of the demonstrations that have blocked the city’s streets for more than two months.
A Christmas star on top of a sales booth is pictured against the colorful morning sky at the Christmas market in Dresden, eastern Germany