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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Pictures of the week around the world


Pictures of the week: From baby twin pandas to a very slimy beauty treatment
Here's our pick of the pictures from around the world this week...
Zoo keepers were surprised when giant panda Lun Lun gave birth to not one - but two - baby panda's at Zoo Atlanta this week (Reuters)
1. Zookeepers were stunned when giant panda Lun Lun gave birth to not one - but two - baby panda's at Zoo Atlanta this week (Reuters)
A pink, orange and purple sunset is pictured at Freshwater West, Pembrokeshire. Britain has been experiencing the longest heatwave since 2006 with temperatures regularly hitting the mid-30s (Drew Buck
2. A pink, orange and purple sunset is pictured at Freshwater West, Pembrokeshire.
Britain has been experiencing the longest heatwave since 2006 with temperatures regularly hitting the mid-30s
(Drew Buckley / Rex Features)
Brendon Daniels holds up a can of iced tea and a bag of skittles during a protest in support of teenager Trayvon Martin, who was shot dead by George Zimmerman in 2012. Trayvon had been carrying these
3. Brendon Daniels holds up a can of iced tea and a bag of skittles during a protest in support of teenager Trayvon Martin,

who was shot dead by George Zimmerman in 2012. Trayvon had been carrying these two items the evening he was shot.
The neighbourhood watch volunteer was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter - but the verdict has angered
many in the U.S. (Reuters)
Holidaymakers have been soaring above the waves by use of this jet pack in St Tropez (Rex)
4. The jet set: Holidaymakers have been soaring above the waves on jet packs which can thrust you into the air at 30mph. (Rex)
Off to Edward Snowden's hiding place? Russian President Vladimir Putin rides in a submersible in the Baltic Sea near Gotland Island, Russia. Putin is regularly pictured demonstrating his
5. Off to Edward Snowden's hiding place? Vladimir Putin rides in a submersible in the Baltic Sea near Gotland Island, Russia.
Putin is regularly pictured demonstrating his "masculine" hobbies, from arm wrestling to riding topless on a horse
(Photo by Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images)
The breakfast provided by the hospital is seen beside Saurav Kumar, a sick boy who ate contaminated free meals given to primary school children in Patna, India. At least 23 children have died as a res
6. A hospital breakfast is seen beside Saurav Kumar, a boy who ate one of the contaminated free meals given to
primary school children in Patna, India. At least 23 children died as a result of eating the lunches funded by the government
(Reuters)
A child holds up balloons with images of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Mexico City. Supporters around the world wished the anti-apartheid leader happy birthday as he celebrated his
7. A child holds up balloons with images of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Mexico City. Supporters around the world
wished the anti-apartheid leader happy birthday as he celebrated his 95th in a hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, where he is recovering
from a lung infection (Reuters)
A teddy bear goes fishing in this pothole artwork. A woman who was sick of the potholes on her road turned them into artwork. Laura Murphy from Hailsham, East Sussex, was so annoyed by the six-month w
8. A teddy bear goes fishing in this pothole artwork. A woman who was sick of the potholes on her road turned them into artwork.
Laura Murphy from Hailsham, East Sussex, was so annoyed by the six-month wait to fix the potholes outside her home that she made
these arty snaps to get the council's attention - and it worked (M Y News Ltd / Rex Features)
Keith Straw, 58, dressed in a pink ballet tutu and pink camouflage leg warmers bows his head under the scorching sun during the Badwater Ultramarathon in Death Valley National Park, California. The 13
9. Keith Straw, 58, dressed in a pink ballet tutu and pink camouflage leg warmers bows his head under the scorching sun during
the Badwater Ultramarathon in Death Valley National Park, California. The 135-mile race, which bills itself as the world's toughest
foot race, goes from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, California in temperatures which can reach 55C (Reuters)
A DC-10 tanker drops bright orange fire supression retardant on a wildfire near Idyllwild Wild, Palm Springs, California (ZUMA / Rex Features)
10. A DC-10 tanker drops bright orange fire supression retardant on a wildfire near Idyllwild Wild, Palm Springs, California.
Wildfires are a common occurence during this time of year (ZUMA / Rex Features)
Rule Britannia: A royal supporter is covered in Union Jacks as he stands outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, where Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth (Reuters)
11. Rule Britannia: A royal supporter is covered in Union Jacks as he stands outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital,
where Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth (Reuters)
Clinical-Salon Ci:z.Labo in Tokyo, Japan, demonstrates a unique facial treatment called

12. Clinical-Salon Ci:z.Labo in Tokyo, Japan, demonstrates a unique facial treatment called "Celeb Escargot Course".
The 10,500 yen (£69) hour-long treatment relies on snail's slime which is believed to make one's skin supple as well as
remove dry and scaly patches (Reuters)

12. Clinical-Salon Ci:z.Labo in Tokyo, Japan, demonstrates a unique facial treatment called "Celeb Escargot Course".
The 10,500 yen (£69) hour-long treatment relies on snail's slime which is believed to make one's skin supple as well as
remove dry and scaly patches (Reuters)

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