China’s National Meteorological Centre issued a “yellow” smog alert for much of the country’s north, the fifth consecutive day of heavy pollution that has cut visibility and seen pollution reach hazardous levels, affecting areas such as Tiananmen Square (above) in Beijing.
Models show the creations by Fenny Mustafa during the Indonesia Fashion Week 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia
Kenyan supporters of gay and lesbian rights wear masks as they protest outside the Uganda High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya, against Uganda’s tough stance on homosexuality. Uganda lawmakers recently passed a bill that prescribed life imprisonment for ‘aggravated’ homosexual acts
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A stall selling masks depicting the devil, and believed to ward off evil if hung outside homes, outside a makeshift shelter on a highway on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
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Masks hang on a rail at the National Theatre’s Costume and Props Hire department in Kennington in London, England. The Costume and Props Hire department in Kennington is the home of over 85,000 items including suits of armour, medieval masks, corsetry and period dresses all of which have been produced and brought to be part of the productions for the National Theatre in the last 50 years. The collection now services the public for fancy dress costumes along with TV and film companies.
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Delegates at a meeting of Amnesty International in Berlin, Germany, hold up masks on Monday depicting ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti wearing a gas mask in protest against the ongoing violence as well as sexual violence against women in Egypt. In the latest turn of events in Egyptian militants killed 25 policemen following days of clashes that have left over 800 people dead
A woman cleans Guy Fawkes masks, used by many demonstrators in protests around the world including Brazil, at a factory assembly line in Sao Goncalo near Rio de Janeiro on Friday. Read more
People wearing masks walk past a Louis Vuitton shop display on Orchard Road, Singapore on Friday. Read more
Protesters masked as the G8 leaders aboard the Big IF Flotilla sail past the international press centre, close to the G8 Summit in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland on Monday. Read more
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A woman paints masks representing Pope Francis in a factory in Niteroi, 20km from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Wednesday. Brazil is to host World Youth Day in July, a major Catholic event for youths to be attended by Pope Francis.