Africa’s top shots

Image copyright EPA Image caption Young ballet dancers practise their moves in Kibera slum in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, on Wednesday. Image copyright Reuters Image caption On the same day, children use plastic sacks to slide down a slope after snowfall on the outskirts of Medea in Algeria. Image copyright AFP Image caption Armed policemen patrol [...]

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Lords of the ruins

It was once Syria’s largest city, but four years at the heart of the country’s civil war has left much of Aleppo in ruins. The BBC’s Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen has been walking through the largely deserted streets of the former rebel-held east. Image copyright Jeremy Bowen Image caption A barricade in one of [...]

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My diet

Martin Ryan: “While visiting the western Peloponnese [southern Greece] our host took us to a food stall on a quiet little beach. Sitting in the shade of some trees, we lunched on fresh sardines, bread, a carafe of local wine and Ouzo.” Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-38676099

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Africa’s top shots: 7-13 January 2017

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week: Image copyright Reuters Image caption On Saturday, a young supporter of new Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo during his inauguration in Accra… Image copyright Reuters Image caption At the same event, a drummer entertains the presidential well-wishers… Image copyright EPA Image caption While these men [...]

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In pictures: Prize pigeons

Image copyright Umit Bektas / Reuters In Sanliurfa, south-east of Turkey, a cage full of pigeons sits surrounded by a circle of stools. Nearby, a poster on the wall advertises a now-passed “National Most Beautiful Pigeon Contest”. Image copyright Umit Bektas / Reuters Here, they auction the birds to a dedicated band of pigeon keepers [...]

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Week in pictures: 7-13 January 2017

Our selection of some of the best news photographs taken around the world this week. Image copyright Reuters Image caption Researchers were pictured holding giant panda cubs during an event to celebrate China’s Lunar New Year at a research base in Ya’an, China. Image copyright Spencer Platt / Getty Images Image caption US President-elect Donald [...]

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Recycled

Stuart Scott: “The iconic 3M building [in Bracknell, Berkshire], was systematically ‘recycled’ floor by floor. I’m sure many will be glad to see the back of it, but for others it’s the end of an era. Looking forward to the new town centre.” Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-38587255

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Africa’s top shots: 7

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week: Image copyright Reuters Image caption On Saturday, a young Ghanaian wears his support for new President Nana Akufo-Addo on his cheek during his inauguration in Accra… Image copyright Reuters Image caption At the same event, a drummer entertains the presidential well-wishers… Image copyright EPA [...]

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Keeping the slopes open

Image copyright John Vink / Magnum Photos Image caption Across the Alps many resorts use artificial snow to ensure holiday makers can continue to ski, whatever the level of natural snow. Image copyright John Vink / Magnum Photos Image caption At the French resort of Saint Sorlin d’Arves, more than 200 snow cannons are operating [...]

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Keeping the ski slopes open

Image copyright John Vink / Magnum Photos Image caption Across the Alps many resorts use artificial snow to ensure holiday makers can continue to ski, whatever the level of natural snow. Image copyright John Vink / Magnum Photos Image caption At the French resort of Saint Sorlin d’Arves, more than 200 snow cannons are operating [...]

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