A Holocaust survivor has her make-up done before the start of the annual Holocaust survivors’ beauty pageant in the Israeli city of Haifa. Picture Amir Cohen/Reuters
Afghan survivors walk in the Abdullah Khil village of the Dara district of Panjshir province. More than 180 people have been killed in north Afghanistan in some of the worst avalanches there for 30 years.
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Filipino typhoon survivor Criselda Macospad, 51, (3-R) with her children and grandchildren, sits inside their makeshift house under a bridge in Palaypay village, Basey town, eastern Samar province, which was damaged by the 2013 Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban City, Leyte province, Philippines, one year ago.
A man holds a child rescued from under rubble, after what activists claim were five air strikes by forces loyal to Syria‘s President Bashar al-Assad in Douma, eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus
A woman and child watch a helicopter coming in to land near rows of tents housing earthquake survivors at Longtoushan, in China’s southwest Yunnan province on Wednesday
A villager and her two-year-old grandchild sit in front of their collapsed house after an earthquake in Longtoushan, Ludian county, Yunnan province, China. A magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit the area on Sunday killing at least 400 people.
Holocaust survivors arrive for a ceremony to mark the 69th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland and to remember its victims.
Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan take part in a religious procession in Tolosa, on the Philippine island of Leyte, on Monday. More than 4,000 people have been killed by the storm and the death toll may go higher.
An elderly woman who has been affected by Tuesday’s earthquake sits at a temporary shelter in Blang Mancung, Aceh Province, Indonesia, on Thursday. The death toll from the earthquake that hit earlier this week has reached 30, and police and soldiers are searching the debris for another 12 people believed missing, officials said.