Ukrainian servicemen are seen near a billboard with social advertising in central Kiev. Ukraine’s parliament voted on Thursday to refresh its front-line forces and resume partial conscription after a top security official warned that Russian forces backing separatist rebels had sharply increased military activity in the east
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A baby sleeps in a hammock at an evacuation centre for Typhoon Hagupit victims in San Julian, Eastern Samar in central Philippines
A Syrian toddler sleeps in a makeshift cradle installed in a tent set up for refugees in the Suruc district, near Sanliurfa, Turkey on Wednesday. Turkey according to the UN agency for refugees (UNHCR) is facing the ‘biggest influx’ of Syrian refugees since the start of the war three years ago
A litttle boy sits in a baby’s bath at a temporary facility for refugees form Eastern Ukraine, 20 km outside from the Crimean capital Simferopol, on Thursday
A woman cradles a baby in her lap as she sits amid charred debris after a fire at a slum in Ghaziabad, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India
Mother gorilla Kumili embrasses her newborn at the zoo in Leipzig, central German. The baby gorilla was born during the night between 10 and 11 March and its sex is still unknown. It’s the second gorilla baby born within four month in this monkey group.
A Sumatran orangutan holds her one-week old baby and smooches with her other daughter Jolie in the enclosure at the Hellabrunn zoo in Munich, Germany. The baby was born on January 31 but has yet to be names
‘Pina-Nessie’ gets to know the other elephants in her enclosure at the Wuppertal zoo in Germany on Monday. According to officials, the female baby was born early on Sunday after a European record gestation period of 674 days
A man carries his child in a bag as he crosses a street in Bhubaneswar, India, on Friday
Belgian artist Beatrice Van Landeghem attaches hair to the head of one of her Reborn Baby dolls at her workshop, which she calls La nurserie des Tis Lous De Bea, in La Louvière, southern Belgium. Reborn Babies are life-like baby dolls that have become popular mainly with collectors, but also with grieving parents and nostalgic grandparents. The dolls are created from a kit composed of limbs and head made from vinyl and a trunk made from fabric. They are given several coats of paint to create the skin tone of newborn babies and natural-looking hair and eyelashes. They are also weighted to make them feel as heavy as human babies when carried. The price ranges from hundreds to thousands of euros and the babies take about 25 hours to assemble, depending on the level of precision requested by people who “adopt” the dolls.
US President Barack Obama holds a baby at a Father’s Day luncheon at the White House in Washington on Friday.