Iraqi security forces stand guard as residents from the city of Ramadi, who fled their homes as Islamic State (IS) group militants tightened their siege on the last government positions in the capital of Anbar province, wait to cross Bzeibez bridge, on the southwestern frontier of Baghdad, on Wednesday
Syrian refugees brave the cold and snow as they walk to a metro station in Istanbul on Wednesday, at the start of a day’s begging. The civil war, which began as a popular uprising against President Bashar al-Assad in March 2011, has killed 200,000 people and turned 3 million more into refugees
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A truck from the Alabama Department of Transportation, followed by traffic, spreads sand and grit on the northbound lanes of the Hudson Memorial Bridge spanning the Tennessee River on Thursday in Decatur, Alabama
Labourers work on a bridge being built over the river Yamuna for metro rail in New Delhi on Friday. With growth struggling at 5.3% in the July-September quarter, it is likely to be some time before India recaptures the 8% growth levels needed for an expanding workforce
Traffic moves slowly across the Golden Gate Bridge in the high winds and rain on Thursday, in this view from Sausalito, California. A storm expected to be one of the worst in five years swept across the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday, knocking out power and delaying travel by air, train and ferry.
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Boys jump from a cut-off foot bridge, which was damaged by Typhoon Haiyan, at a typhoon devastated coastal village in Tacloban city in central Philippines. Almost 25,000 people still live in tents, shelters and bunkhouses in the hardest hit regions in central Philippines, including Tacloban City, considered Haiyan’s ground zero as it accounted for almost half of the death toll. The Philippines are preparing to commemorate victims of Typhoon Haiyan, ahead of the one-year anniversary of the disaster on November 8, according to a government official.
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City workers walk over London Bridge as the early morning sun breaks through clouds on Tuesday in London, England. Despite weather warnings issued by the Met Office off the back of Hurricane Gonzalo, the high winds and rain didn’t materialise in the capital
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Men sleep covered with a mosquito net on a bridge above a train station outside Yangon
A man walks past a destroyed railroad bridge which fell over a main road leading to the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, near the village of Novobakhmutivka, north of Donetsk
Rotary members and friends climb Sydney Harbour bridge in an attempt to break the world record for the most people on the bridge at one time and the most flags on the bridge at one time
A labourer sits at a window under a railway bridge in the old quarters of Delhi
People crowd on to a bridge during the annual Caiqiaohui event in Mianyang, Sichuan province. People believe that by stepping on to the bridge during the three-day spring event can help them escape tribulations and illnesses.
A man plays a guitar as people affected by a flood seek refuge under a bridge in Jakarta. More than 4,300 people in the capital have been displaced by the floods, which also worsened the city’s traffic jams
US golfer Tiger Woods hits a shot on the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul on Tuesday, during an event to promote the upcoming Turkish Airlines Open golf tournament
A rebel fighter and a child cross a damaged bridge in Deir Ezzor, in the east of Syria, on Monday
Vehicles queue in rush hour traffic on Guomao Bridge in Beijing on Thursday. Eight more cities in China, the world’s biggest auto market, are likely to announce policies restricting new vehicle purchases, an official at the automakers association said, as Beijing tries to control air pollution
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A teenager living in a squatter area jumps from the railing of a bridge into murky waters off Manila Bay during summer in Tondo, Manila.
A Cambodian farmer rides his motorbike on a wooden bridge leading to a Christian church, which is being repaired by ethnic Vietnamese at Koh Phos village in Kandal Province, about 25 km east of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.