Children play with the wreckage of a light plane at the Mpoko Internally Displaced People (IDP) camp in Bangui on Thursday, ahead of a historical visit by the pope
Divers swim above toilets from a wreck near the Yolanda Reef at Ras Mohammad, close to Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt on thursday. The famous dive site of the Ras Mohammed National Park contains the remains of the ‘Yolanda’ wreck, which sank in the 1970s, leaving toilets and bath tubs on the sea bed
The Costa Concordia ship lies on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy. Engineers on Monday succeeded in wresting the hull of the wrecked ship from the reef where it has been stuck since it capsized in January 2012. Never before has such an enormous cruise ship been righted and the crippled Concordia didn’t budge for the first three hours after the operation began, according Sergio Girotto, engineer.
Lightning from a thunderstorm strikes on Thursday amid the wreckage of twisted cars and structures at Plaza Elementary School, where seven children were killed when a tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma. The tornado tore through the town on Monday, flattening neighbourhoods and destroying the elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds of up to 200 mph.