Lines

Robert Bourgaize: “During the construction and completion of the Port Mann Bridge outside Vancouver, BC Canada, my wife and I took aerial pictures. This photo from 2014 shows lines in the support wires, the main traffic lanes, the train tracks and the logs in the river.” Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-38169433

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Africa’s top shots: 25 November-1 December 2016

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week: Image copyright EPA Image caption A girl in the South African township of Alexandra enjoys herself on a trampoline on Thursday… Image copyright EPA Image caption On the same day in a poor neighbourhood near South Africa’s city of Cape Town, some children relax [...]

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Castro’s ashes

His supporters say he returned Cuba to the people, and praise him for some of his social programmes, such as public health and education. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-38158551

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Living near the Arctic Circle

Image copyright Ed Gold Three years ago, the residents of Galena, in Alaska, were forced to abandon their homes when the Yukon River flooded the town. The Alaska Air National Guard and the National Army Guard evacuated around 300 residents from the surrounding area, many of whom eventually returned to find their homes no longer [...]

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Wildlife captured

Image copyright Daisy Gilardini / WPOTY 2016 A cub escapes deep snow by hitching a ride on its mother’s backside in Wapusk National Park, Manitoba, Canada. Taken by Daisy Gilardini, from Switzerland, the photo is one of 25 shortlisted for the People’s Choice Award in the latest Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition – on [...]

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Week in pictures: 19

Our selection of some of the best news photographs taken around the world this week. Image copyright Stephanie Keith / Reuters Image caption Police in North Dakota used water cannon against demonstrators protesting against an oil pipeline near the Standing Rock reservation. Sioux tribes and allies have been protesting for weeks amid fears the pipeline [...]

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Image copyright Daisy Gilardini / WPOTY 2016 A cub escapes deep snow by hitching a ride on its mother’s backside in Wapusk National Park, Manitoba, Canada. Taken by Daisy Gilardini, from Switzerland, the photo is one of 25 shortlisted for the People’s Choice Award in the latest Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition – on [...]

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Fidel Castro

After two years in jail for mounting a failed coup, he went into exile in Mexico. He returned in 1956 and his revolutionary movement took hold. Castro finally assumed power in Cuba on New Year’s Day, 1959, after ousting Fulgencio Batista. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-12160798

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Crown jewel of Iraq’s railway

Image copyright Hawre Khalid Known as the crown jewel of Iraq’s railway network, Baghdad Central Station was designed by British architects and completed in the early 1950s – but it was not until extensive renovation following the US-led invasion in 2003 that the grand structure, with its imposing dome, regained some of its former splendour. [...]

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Africa’s top shots: 18-24 November 2016

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Athletes in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, await starter’s orders for the Great Ethiopian Run on Sunday… Image copyright Reuters Image caption More than 30,000 people take part in the annual 10km (six mile) event, which welcomes elite athletes as [...]

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