Nestle Chief Executive Officer Paul Bulcke interacts with a robot named “Pepper” after the full year 2014 results conference at the company headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland. In December 2014 Nestle began to use the robots to help sell its coffee makers at electronics stores across Japan, becoming the first corporate customer for the chatty, bug-eyed androids by tech conglomerate SoftBank Corp.
An artificially triggered avalanche to help scientists understand its motion thunders down a mountain past a 30-metre high pole holding measuring equipment, at the Vallee de la Sionne in Anzere near Sion, Switzerland on Tuesday
Jock VI, the current cat in residence at Chartwell, on a memorial bench during a preview of Death of a Hero exhibition at Winston Churchill’s Chartwell family home on Friday. The National Trust’s Chartwell is commemorating the 50th anniversary of his death with the exhibition
Lotte Smiseth Sejersted of Norway clears a gate during the final training run for the women’s Alpine Skiing World Cup downhill race in St Moritz on Friday
A message announcing the cancellation of the appearance of King Abdullah of Jordan is displayed following the death of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz, during a panel session at the 45th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland
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Members of Swiss special police forces stand on the roof of the Kongress Hotel on the eve of the opening of the 45th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Swiss army soldiers rest during the ABC FTX14 joint drill of the Swiss and German army Bundeswehr in Thonex near Geneva
Visitors look at a blooming Titan Arum (Amorphophallus titanum), one of the world’s largest and rare tropical flowering plants, at Basel’s Botanical Garden
Mihai Donisan of Romania competes in the men’s high jump during the European Athletics Championships at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich on Wednesday
The experimental aircraft “Solar Impulse 2″, HB-SIB, during solar generator tests at an air base in Payerne, Switzerland, on Monday. The project aims to achieve the first circumnavigation of the world with an aircraft powered only by solar energy.
Slovenia’s Tina Maze speeds down the course during an alpine ski, women’s super-G, at the World Cup finals in Lenzerheide, Switzerland
Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway skis during the men’s downhill event at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup finals in the Swiss ski resort of Lenzerheide
The rear of Lamborghini Aventador is pictured during the media day ahead of the 84th Geneva Motor Show at the Palexpo Arena in Geneva on Wednesday. The Geneva Motor Show will run from March 6 to 16.
A reveller in a carnival costume attends the opening of the Lucerne carnival in Lucerne, Switzerland, on the so-called dirty Thursday.
Team USA huddles around the net before the game against Switzerland during the 2014 Winter Olympics women’s ice hockey game at Shayba Arena, Sochi, Russia
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Skiing freeriders Nicolas and Loris Falquet collaborated with photographer Jeremy Bernard and Mammut to create unique images by colouring the snow at the local ski fields of Les Marécottes, near Martigny, in southwestern Switzerland
A member of the Swiss special police force stands on the roof of the Kongress Hotel next to the Congress Centre in Davos, Switzerland. The world’s financial and political elite will head this week to the Swiss Alps for the 2014 gathering of the World Economic Forum at the ski resort
The long-time exposed photo shows the headlamps of mountaineers climbing the 4,477m-high Matterhorn above Zermatt, Switzerland, on Tuesday morning
A Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) turns his egg at the zoo in Basel, Switzerland, on Tuesday. Since May, about 20 chicks have hatched at the zoo, which has been rearing the birds for the past 55 years.
Priests attend an ordination mass of the breakaway fundamentalist Roman Catholic Society of St Pius X in Econe, western Switzerland on Friday. Some 2,000 worshippers attended the ceremony held under a giant tent outside the chapel in Econe, which was celebrated mainly in Latin.