Chadians attend a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the Zakouma National Park, Chad’s oldest natural park, led by the Chadian president, during which 1,000 kilos of elephant tusks are incinerated
Performers take part in the opening ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia Read more
Chinese paramilitary policemen cry as they see off veterans during a farewell ceremony in Taiyuan, Shanxi province.
President Barack Obama awards former president Bill Clinton with the presidential medal of freedom on Wednesday, during a ceremony at the White House, Washington.
A flag covers the face of an honour guard during a welcoming ceremony for the visiting Mongolian prime minister Norovyn Altankhuyag, outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China Read more
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A Eritrean woman attends the commemoration ceremony for the victims of the boat disaster off the Lampedusa coast in San Leone near Agrigento, Italy. Victims of the disaster, in which more than 300 asylum seekers died, have been buried in unknown vaults despite Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta‘s promise to hold a state funeral for the dead. Read more
Relatives of those who died lay white roses and pray at a stone memorial during a service on Monday marking the one-month anniversary of the Westgate Mall terrorist attack, in Nairobi, Kenya. Families and friends of those killed planted trees in memory of lost loved ones in a ceremony that stressed the attack occurred against people of all races and religions.
Chinese People’s Liberation Army soldiers and officers measure the position for members of a guard of honour near the red carpet before a welcome ceremony held by Chinese President Xi Jinping for visiting Jordanian King Abdullah II, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on Wednesday Read more
Local Afghan police cadets take a window seat at their graduation ceremony at a police training centre in Mazar-i-Sharif, the fourth-largest city of Afghanistan, on Thursday. Afghan police have been killed and injured since March 21 this year in what would be an astonishing rate of about 22 a day. Afghanistan’s 350,000-strong security forces have experienced a steep rise in attacks as the Nato combat mission winds down Read more
Members of Chinese honour guards prepare for the arrival of Portia Simpson-Miller, prime minister of Jamaica, and Li Keqiang, Chinese premier, during a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday. Ms Simpson-Miller’s visit to China ends on August 25 Read more