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Elephant and Queleas, Tanzania

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Base jumping, Yosemite national park, California

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Water Buffalo India

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Great White checking out the shark cage

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Cheetahs in Kenya checking out the tourists

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Leopard (left) stealing a Cheetahs kill

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Elephants moving through the Serengeti

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Geladas monkeys Ethiopia

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Giraffes and Gazelles Namibia

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Child and buffalo in Vietnam

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Harvesting Kash flowers India

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Kyrgyz girls Afghanistan

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Mountain gorilla and baby

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Chicken farm Pennsylvania

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Climbing redwood trees in California

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Lions in the Serengeti

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Sleeping white lion South Africa

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Tigers India caught on trail cam

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Free rock climbing Yosemite California

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Lake Wakatipu New Zealand

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Lions chilling in Tanzania

Week in Pictures

A diver feeds a stingray while dressed as Santa ClausJian Wen feeds a stingray while dressed as Santa Claus during SEA Aquarium’s Christmas festivities in Singapore.

 

Passengers queue while waiting for announcements at Gatwick South Terminal on 20 December 2018Weary passengers await announcements at Gatwick Airport after its runway closed just after 21:00 on 19 December when two drones were spotted flying over the perimeter fence and into the airfield. It did not reopen until Friday morning. Thousands of people’s flights were cancelled because of what police called “a deliberate act to disrupt the airport”.

 

A mother of a child who died from suspected Ebola, cries near her child's coffinA mother of a child who died from suspected Ebola cries near the coffin in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo.

 

Residents look at the remains of Educandos neighbourhood the day after it was ravaged by a massive fire, in Manaus, Amazonas state, BrazilResidents stare at the remains of Educandos neighbourhood the day after it was ravaged by a massive fire in Manaus, Brazil. No deaths were reported in the blaze, which authorities said might have been caused by a pressure cooker.

 

Workers put the finishing touches on a statueWorkers put the finishing touches to a statue, entitled Julia, designed by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa in Madrid.

 

A street vendor sells Christmas decorations on a street in Dakar, SenegalA street vendor sells Christmas decorations on a street in the Senegalese capital, Dakar.

 

Search and rescue team approaches the Soyuz MS-09 capsule on 20 December 2018A search-and-rescue team approaches the Soyuz MS-09 capsule, carrying International Space Station crew members, shortly after its landing in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan.

 

People gather around fences that have been erected to protect the latest piece of artwork by guerrilla artist Banksy on 20 December 2018People gather to take photos of the latest piece of artwork by guerrilla artist Banksy, in Port Talbot, Wales. The British artist, who keeps his identity a secret, used his verified Instagram account to confirm the graffiti piece was his.

 

Former US President Barack Obama delivering gifts at Children's National medical centre in Washington DC, on 19 December 2018Former US President Barack Obama delivers gifts and greets patients and their parents at the Children’s National medical centre in Washington DC.

 

Choristers take part in a rehearsal at St Paul's Cathedral in London, on 19 December 2018Choristers take part in a rehearsal at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.

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Different Images

Alaskan earthquake.

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Earthquake Alaska

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Stadium in Monterrey, Mexico.

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Great big guy with tiny wife.

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Two killers who Trump admires.

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Cat gang with wildfires in the background.

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Snow maze in Poland.

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Like mother like daughters.

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How’s it going old man?

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Week in Pictures

A woman runs from tear gas holding two of her childrenMaria Meza (centre), an asylum seeker from Honduras runs away from tear gas with her five-year-old twin daughters Saira Mejia Meza (left) and Cheili Mejia Meza (right) in front of the border wall between the US and Mexico in Tijuana.

A museum worker stands on a cherry-picker whilst working on a large decorated columnA conservator works on one half of a cast of the Roman Trajan’s Column memorial at a press preview of the exhibition Cast Courts at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

A large effigy is burned in the streetActivists burn an effigy of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte near the US Embassy in Manila during the commemoration of the 155th birthday of revolutionary leader Andres Bonifacio.

A riot officer holds back protestersA Turkish riot police officer reacts during clashes with women’s rights activists as they try to march to Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

A group of men lift the lid off of a sarcophagusA sarcophagus discovered intact is opened by Egypt’s Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Enany (second from right) and others on the west bank of the Nile, north of the southern Egyptian city of Luxor.

A pig in a red cloak and a wizard hatPigs in hats are brought to a press conference in Moscow, Russia, for the forthcoming 2019 new year celebrations. According to the Chinese zodiac, 2019 is the Year of the Pig.

A surfer surfs a waveA surfer at Tynemouth takes advantage of the windy conditions as Storm Diana hits parts of the UK.

People decorate a tall Christmas tree using laddersFinal preparations are made to a 20ft Nordmann fir Christmas tree in St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle, Berkshire, UK.

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Ed’s Pics

Edward Burtynsky is a Canadian photographer and artist who has achieved international recognition for his large-format photographs of industrial landscapes. Burtynsky’s most famous photographs are sweeping views of landscapes altered by industry: mine tailings, quarries, scrap piles. The grand, awe-inspiring beauty of his images is often in tension with the compromised environments they depict.

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