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Carnival revellers dressed as “Peliqueiros” run along a street in Spain’s northwestern village of Laza. “Peliqueiros”, or ancient tax collectors, pursued villagers through the streets ringing their cowbells and hitting villagers with their sticks.
On day two of the G8 Summit at Lough Erne, leaders take a walk on Tuesday in the area around the two connected lakes in Northern Ireland. From left to right, Shinzo Abe, Japanese prime minister, Angela Merkel, German chancellor, Vladimir Putin, Russian president, David Cameron, British prime minister, Barack Obama, US president, Francois Hollande, French president, Stephen Harper, Canadian prime minister, and Enrico Letta, Italian prime minister. The leaders are meeting for talks that include the global economy and tax avoidance
Apple chief executive Tim Cook (centre), chief finance officer Peter Oppenheimer (left) and head of tax operations Philip Bullock are sworn in to testify at a Senate homeland security and governmental affairs investigations subcommittee hearing on offshore profit shifting and the US tax code, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Apple came under fire on Tuesday at the hearing over allegations it had kept billions of dollars in profits in Irish subsidiaries and paid little or no taxes to any government.