Israelis walk in the middle of an empty street during the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, in Jerusalem, Wednesday. Yom Kippur, or ‘Day of Atonement,’ is the holiest of Jewish holidays when observant Jews atone for the sins of the past year and the nation comes to almost a complete standstill
A musician plays the accordion in the neighborhood of La Esperanza, on the outskirts of Monterrey
Indian yoga practitioners participate in a full dress rehearsal for International Yoga Day in New Delhi on Friday
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People walk on a street after flooding caused by heavy rains in Havana on Thursday
A woman walks past a piece of street art depicting a pregnant Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in north London. The Duchess is due to give birth to her second child in the next few days.
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A man carries a dummy elephant in the downtown streets of Guatemala City
On the street outside her home, hairdresser Lisandra works on a woman’s extensions as others await their turn in Old Havana, Cuba.
Street artist Cezar Vanuty, wearing a Santa hat, performs with knives on a street in Brasilia, Brazil on Tuesday
People drink tea at a roadside tea shop on a winter morning in the old quarters in Delhi on Wednesday
Barricade debris set up by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong on Thursday litters a street. Hong Kong is suffering its worst crisis since the handover to China in 1997, as opposition mounts against Beijing’s plan for electoral reform in the Chinese territory
Pro-democracy demonstrators sleep on the ground near a barricade in Hong Kong on Thursday
A man walks along an empty street near the central financial district in Hong Kong. The Democracy Protest continues on Tuesday as tens of thousands of protests continue to fill the streets.
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A man brushes his teeth as another reads a newspaper while a Hindu holy man sips tea in the morning in front of a closed shop in Allahabad, India.
A boy sits on a sofa along a street in the Al-Fardous neighbourhood of Aleppo
Workers undertake drainage repairs on a commercial street in Beijing. Chinese inflation slowed to 3% in November, the National Bureau of Statistics said, comfortably below the government’s target of 3.5% for the year.
Young women wearing dark suits worn by new employees cross a street in Tokyo, Japan. Government data show unemployment climbed 0.3 percentage points to 4.1% from the previous month, the first increase in 6 months. The jobless rate for men rose to 4.5% from 4.2% in July, while that for women climbed to 3.7% from 3.3%.
Traffic policemen check the documents of a motorist near a graffiti against police brutality in Male, Maldives.
A man waits to cross a road at a junction in Singapore
A Syrian military soldier holds his Ak-47 rifle bearing a sticker with the smiling face of Bashar al-Assad, Syrian president, and Arabic writing that reads, “Syria is fine”, as he stands guard at a check point on a Baghdad street in Damascus, Syria. Opposition groups claimed scores died on Wednesday in a government offensive near Damascus, attacks in which some activists say regime troops used “poisonous gas”. The government has denied the reports
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A man crosses an empty street in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Hong Kong battened down as typhoon Utor forced the closure of the city’s financial market and schools and disrupted hundreds of flights after leaving six dead in the Philippines.