Ayanna Williams displays her 23 inch (58 centimeter) nails at a book launch in London. The 56 year old stars in a book entitled ‘Ripley’s Believe it or Not! 2015 Annual, Reality Shock’, a compendium of strange but true facts and stories.
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Iraqi security forces march on the outskirts of Najaf, south of Baghdad on Wednesday
A man carries placards that read ‘Free education. Tax the rich’ in preparation for a student march against university fees in London on Wednesday
Birds fly as the sun sets through a haze in Beijing
A relative of Abdel-Rahman Shaludi, the Palestinian who killed two Israelis with his car last month, walks through the destroyed home in Silwan, east Jerusalem, after it was razed by Israeli authorities on Wednesday. The demolition came a day after an attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem in which five people were killed
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Police disperse pro-democracy protesters outside the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong after clashes with pro-democracy activists on Wednesday
Rag pickers collect recyclable material at a garbage dump in New Delhi, India on Wednesday
The Atibainha dam in Brazil, part of the Cantareira reservoir, has been hit by a drought in Nazare Paulista, Sao Paulo state. It is the area’s worst drought in 80 years and has left the Cantareira system, which provides greater Sao Paulo with most of its water, with the lowest water level on record.
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Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda answers questions on the country’s economy during a press conference at the BoJ headquarters in Tokyo
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An employee with the City of Dubuque Park Division gets in position to cut down a branch of a tree being removed from Washington Square on Tuesday in Dubuque, Iowa