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USA-TRUMP/ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS-IMAGE
RTX3RMUN
December 14, 2017
Torokman was on assignment near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, close to the Palestinian hub city of...
Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
A Picture and its Story: Undercover Israeli agents in action
Torokman was on assignment near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, close to the Palestinian hub city of Ramallah, on Dec 11, 2017 where protests were underway against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Hundreds turned out, as they had done for days following Trump's announcement. Some burnt tires, others hurled stones at Israeli troops, all oblivious to the surprise military move that awaited them. "The undercover personnel were posing as Palestinian protesters and were standing behind the stone-throwers," said Torokman, who has covered clashes in the region for nearly two decades. "All of a sudden, they started to fire their pistols into the air and throw sound grenades at the same time." The din of the grenades and guns caused panic among the protesters. Torokman saw eight Israeli personnel, wearing masks fashioned from Arab headdresses or the Palestinian flag, leap into action and detain protesters. He kept photographing, thereby capturing the moment as an undercover agent grappling with a protester swung round, briefly pointing his gun directly at Torokman. "He shouted at me and told me to go away," said Torokman, who described the atmosphere as terrifying. "I heeded his order for my own safety and I quickly moved away." REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman/File photo TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. SEARCH "TOROKMAN UNDERCOVER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
OLYMPICS-RIO/HISTORY
RTSKKHD
August 01, 2016
Louis Smith of Great Britain cries during the men's gymnastics qualification in the North Greenwich Arena...
London, United Kingdom
2016 Rio Olympics: Shooting Olympic history
Louis Smith of Great Britain cries during the men's gymnastics qualification in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games in Britain July 28, 2012. Dylan Martinez: "During the long build up to the London Olympics all eyes were on a few of the gold medal hopes - I remember the pressure on them growing as we got closer to the opening ceremony. The British gymnastics team had a few high profile members but none more so than pummel star Louis Smith. I had photographed him at past championships and was always impressed by his focus. So with music blaring and a sell out crowd cheering, Louis steps up and absolutely nails his routine - as he came off the pummel it was as if pressure of the last few years suddenly lifted from his shoulders and he could finally breath again. He sat down and somehow oblivious to all around himÊ a couple of tears roll down his cheek and luckily for me he was sitting in front of some rings... But the best thing about this photograph is Louis Smith told me it was his favourite picture of the whole Olympics. Both him and his mother have a large print on their living room to walls." REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "OLYMPIC HISTORY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
EUROZONE-GREECE/ELECTION
RTX1P9UO
August 23, 2015
Greek Presidential guards take part in a ceremonial change of guards at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier...
Athens, Greece
Greek Presidential guards take part in a ceremonial change of guards at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier...
Greek Presidential guards take part in a ceremonial change of guards at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament building in Athens, Greece, August 23, 2015. Greek opposition politicians embarked on Saturday on the laborious and apparently futile exercise of trying to form a new government, oblivious to pressure for rapid elections so the nation can start tackling an array of crises. The two biggest opposition parties, one of the center-right and the other of the far left, queued up to exercise their constitutional right to spend three days negotiating a new coalition, even though their efforts are almost certain to fail. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
EUROZONE-GREECE/ELECTION
RTX1P9UN
August 23, 2015
Greek Presidential guards take part in a ceremonial change of guards at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier...
Athens, Greece
Greek Presidential guards take part in a ceremonial change of guards at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier...
Greek Presidential guards take part in a ceremonial change of guards at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament building in Athens, Greece, August 23, 2015. Greek opposition politicians embarked on Saturday on the laborious and apparently futile exercise of trying to form a new government, oblivious to pressure for rapid elections so the nation can start tackling an array of crises. The two biggest opposition parties, one of the center-right and the other of the far left, queued up to exercise their constitutional right to spend three days negotiating a new coalition, even though their efforts are almost certain to fail. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
EUROZONE-GREECE/ELECTION
RTX1P9UH
August 23, 2015
Greek Presidential guards take part in a ceremonial change of guards at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier...
Athens, Greece
Greek Presidential guards take part in a ceremonial change of guards at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier...
Greek Presidential guards take part in a ceremonial change of guards at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament building in Athens, Greece, August 23, 2015. Greek opposition politicians embarked on Saturday on the laborious and apparently futile exercise of trying to form a new government, oblivious to pressure for rapid elections so the nation can start tackling an array of crises. The two biggest opposition parties, one of the center-right and the other of the far left, queued up to exercise their constitutional right to spend three days negotiating a new coalition, even though their efforts are almost certain to fail. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
EUROZONE-GREECE/ELECTION
RTX1P9U7
August 23, 2015
Greek Presidential guards take part in a ceremonial change of guards at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier...
Athens, Greece
Greek Presidential guards take part in a ceremonial change of guards at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier...
Greek Presidential guards take part in a ceremonial change of guards at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament building in Athens, Greece, August 23, 2015. Greek opposition politicians embarked on Saturday on the laborious and apparently futile exercise of trying to form a new government, oblivious to pressure for rapid elections so the nation can start tackling an array of crises. The two biggest opposition parties, one of the center-right and the other of the far left, queued up to exercise their constitutional right to spend three days negotiating a new coalition, even though their efforts are almost certain to fail. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
EUROZONE-GREECE/ELECTION
RTX1P7WV
August 22, 2015
Greek former Energy Minister and leader of the leftist Popular Unity party Panagiotis Lafazanis (L) speaks...
Athens, Greece
Leader of Popular Unity party Lafazanis speaks to Meimarakis, leader of New Democracy party at the parliament...
Greek former Energy Minister and leader of the leftist Popular Unity party Panagiotis Lafazanis (L) speaks to Evangelos Meimarakis, leader of the conservative New Democracy party during their meeting at the parliament in Athens, Greece, August 22, 2015. Greek opposition politicians embarked on the laborious and apparently futile exercise on Saturday of trying to form a new government, oblivious to pressure for rapid elections so the nation can start tackling an array of crises. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
EUROZONE-GREECE/ELECTION
RTX1P7VZ
August 22, 2015
Greek former Energy Minister and leader of the leftist Popular Unity party Panagiotis Lafazanis (front)...
Athens, Greece
Leader of Popular Unity party Lafazanis arrives for a meeting with Meimarakis, leader of New Democracy...
Greek former Energy Minister and leader of the leftist Popular Unity party Panagiotis Lafazanis (front) arrives for a meeting with Evangelos Meimarakis (R), leader of the conservative New Democracy party at the parliament in Athens, Greece, August 22, 2015. Greek opposition politicians embarked on the laborious and apparently futile exercise on Saturday of trying to form a new government, oblivious to pressure for rapid elections so the nation can start tackling an array of crises. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
VENEZUELA-MACAWS/
RTX1A0E5
April 23, 2015
Macaws fly over buildings with the Avila mountain behind in Caracas April 1, 2015. While the Avila mountain...
Caracas, Venezuela
Macaws fly over buildings with the Avila mountain behind in Caracas
Macaws fly over buildings with the Avila mountain behind in Caracas April 1, 2015. While the Avila mountain range astride Caracas' northern edge harbors hundreds of bird species, flocks of macaws are increasingly numerous, cruising above streets choked by traffic and plagued by the globe's second-highest urban crime rate, according to the United Nations. Oblivious to the human-borne stress, blue-and-yellow macaws (or Ara ararauna) alight on antennae, roofs and windowsills, a colorful diversion to residents' daily grind. Picture taken April 1, 2015. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
VENEZUELA-MACAWS/
RTX1A0E4
April 23, 2015
Macaws fly in front of office buildings in Caracas April 1, 2015. While the Avila mountain range astride...
Caracas, Venezuela
Macaws fly in front of office buildings in Caracas
Macaws fly in front of office buildings in Caracas April 1, 2015. While the Avila mountain range astride Caracas' northern edge harbors hundreds of bird species, flocks of macaws are increasingly numerous, cruising above streets choked by traffic and plagued by the globe's second-highest urban crime rate, according to the United Nations. Oblivious to the human-borne stress, blue-and-yellow macaws (or Ara ararauna) alight on antennae, roofs and windowsills, a colorful diversion to residents' daily grind. Picture taken April 1, 2015. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
VENEZUELA-MACAWS/
RTX1A0E2
April 23, 2015
A macaw eats sunflower seeds at a balcony in Caracas March 31, 2015. While the Avila mountain range astride...
Caracas, Venezuela
A macaw eats sunflower seeds at a balcony in Caracas
A macaw eats sunflower seeds at a balcony in Caracas March 31, 2015. While the Avila mountain range astride Caracas' northern edge harbors hundreds of bird species, flocks of macaws are increasingly numerous, cruising above streets choked by traffic and plagued by the globe's second-highest urban crime rate, according to the United Nations. Oblivious to the human-borne stress, blue-and-yellow macaws (or Ara ararauna) alight on antennae, roofs and windowsills, a colorful diversion to residents' daily grind. Picture taken March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
VENEZUELA-MACAWS/
RTX1A08T
April 23, 2015
Macaws stand on a rooftop of a building in Caracas March 31, 2015. While the Avila mountain range astride...
Caracas, Venezuela
Macaws stand on a rooftop of a building in Caracas
Macaws stand on a rooftop of a building in Caracas March 31, 2015. While the Avila mountain range astride Caracas' northern edge harbors hundreds of bird species, flocks of macaws are increasingly numerous, cruising above streets choked by traffic and plagued by the globe's second-highest urban crime rate, according to the United Nations. Oblivious to the human-borne stress, blue-and-yellow macaws (or Ara ararauna) alight on antennae, roofs and windowsills, a colorful diversion to residents' daily grind. Picture taken March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
VENEZUELA-MACAWS/
RTX1A08R
April 23, 2015
Macaws stand on a rooftop of a building in Caracas March 31, 2015. While the Avila mountain range astride...
Caracas, Venezuela
Macaws stand on a rooftop of a building in Caracas
Macaws stand on a rooftop of a building in Caracas March 31, 2015. While the Avila mountain range astride Caracas' northern edge harbors hundreds of bird species, flocks of macaws are increasingly numerous, cruising above streets choked by traffic and plagued by the globe's second-highest urban crime rate, according to the United Nations. Oblivious to the human-borne stress, blue-and-yellow macaws (or Ara ararauna) alight on antennae, roofs and windowsills, a colorful diversion to residents' daily grind. Picture taken March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
VENEZUELA-MACAWS/
RTX1A08O
April 23, 2015
Macaws fly in Caracas April 1, 2015. While the Avila mountain range astride Caracas' northern edge harbors...
Caracas, Venezuela
Macaws fly in Caracas
Macaws fly in Caracas April 1, 2015. While the Avila mountain range astride Caracas' northern edge harbors hundreds of bird species, flocks of macaws are increasingly numerous, cruising above streets choked by traffic and plagued by the globe's second-highest urban crime rate, according to the United Nations. Oblivious to the human-borne stress, blue-and-yellow macaws (or Ara ararauna) alight on antennae, roofs and windowsills, a colorful diversion to residents' daily grind. Picture taken April 1, 2015. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
VENEZUELA-MACAWS/
RTX1A08M
April 23, 2015
A macaw stands on a rooftop of a building in Caracas April 1, 2015. While the Avila mountain range astride...
Caracas, Venezuela
Macaws stand on a rooftop of a building in Caracas
A macaw stands on a rooftop of a building in Caracas April 1, 2015. While the Avila mountain range astride Caracas' northern edge harbors hundreds of bird species, flocks of macaws are increasingly numerous, cruising above streets choked by traffic and plagued by the globe's second-highest urban crime rate, according to the United Nations. Oblivious to the human-borne stress, blue-and-yellow macaws (or Ara ararauna) alight on antennae, roofs and windowsills, a colorful diversion to residents' daily grind. Picture taken April 1, 2015. REUTERS/Jorge Silva


VENEZUELA-MACAWS/
RTX1A08I
April 23, 2015
Macaws fly over buildings in Caracas March 31, 2015. While the Avila mountain range astride Caracas'...
Caracas, Venezuela
Macaws fly over buildings in Caracas
Macaws fly over buildings in Caracas March 31, 2015. While the Avila mountain range astride Caracas' northern edge harbors hundreds of bird species, flocks of macaws are increasingly numerous, cruising above streets choked by traffic and plagued by the globe's second-highest urban crime rate, according to the United Nations. Oblivious to the human-borne stress, blue-and-yellow macaws (or Ara ararauna) alight on antennae, roofs and windowsills, a colorful diversion to residents' daily grind. Picture taken March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
AFGHANISTAN-DAILY LIFE/
RTR4JQ7N
December 31, 2014
An Afghan girl sits amongst burning garbage dump in Kabul December 31, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail...
Kabul, Afghanistan
An Afghan girl sits amongst burning garbage dump in Kabul
An Afghan girl sits amongst burning garbage dump in Kabul December 31, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY)
HEALTH-EBOLA/WHO
RTR4IGR8
December 17, 2014
A grave digger sleeps near the graves of Ebola victims at a cemetery in Freetown, December 17, 2014....
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Grave digger sleeps near the graves of Ebola victims at a cemetery in Freetown
A grave digger sleeps near the graves of Ebola victims at a cemetery in Freetown, December 17, 2014.
The death toll in the Ebola epidemic has risen to 6,915 out of 18,603 cases as of Dec. 14, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. There are signs that the increase in incidence in Sierra Leone has slowed, although 327 new cases were confirmed there in the past week, including 125 in the capital Freetown, the WHO said in its latest update. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: DISASTER HEALTH TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
RUSSIA-ENVIRONMENT/
RTR4F7CW
November 23, 2014
Ivan Abrosimov, 78, a member of a local winter swimmers' club, does push-ups in the waters of Yenisei...
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Ivan Abrosimov, 78, a member of a local winter swimmers' club, does push-ups in the waters of Yenisei...
Ivan Abrosimov, 78, a member of a local winter swimmers' club, does push-ups in the waters of Yenisei River in sub-zero temperatures in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, November 23, 2014. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin (RUSSIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PHILIPPINES-DAILYLIFE/
RTR45BKC
September 08, 2014
Children play in the murky waters of an open drainage being repaired by workers in Manila September 8,...
Manila, Philippines
Children play in the murky waters of an open drainage being repaired by workers in Manila
Children play in the murky waters of an open drainage being repaired by workers in Manila September 8, 2014. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY POVERTY)
MYANMAR-DAILYLIFE/
RTR4315W
August 20, 2014
Vendors sell food and vegetables along a train station outside Yangon August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya...
Yangon, Myanmar
Vendors sell food and vegetables along a train station outside Yangon
Vendors sell food and vegetables along a train station outside Yangon August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS FOOD)
MYANMAR-DAILYLIFE/
RTR4315F
August 20, 2014
Women sell betel leaves between trains, at a train station outside Yangon August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Soe...
Yangon, Myanmar
Women sell betel leaves between trains, at a train station outside Yangon
Women sell betel leaves between trains, at a train station outside Yangon August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS)
POLAND-WOODSTOCK/
RTR410GC
August 02, 2014
A man rests in a mud pit near the main stage at the Woodstock Festival in Kostrzyn-upon-Odra, close to...
KOSTRYN-UPON-ODRA, Poland
A man rests in a mud pit near the main stage at the Woodstock Festival in Kostrzyn-upon-Odra, close to...
A man rests in a mud pit near the main stage at the Woodstock Festival in Kostrzyn-upon-Odra, close to the Polish-German border, August 2, 2014. Some 500,000 people attended the festival that is the brainchild of Polish journalist and social campaigner Jerzy Owsiak. He initiated the event to say thank you to those who donated money to his GOCC charity organisation that delivers medical care for children. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (POLAND - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
INDIA/
RTR3ZSQD
July 23, 2014
A bull stands inside a shop selling clothes at Varanasi, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh,...
Varanasi, India
A bull stands inside a shop selling clothes at Varanasi, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh...
A bull stands inside a shop selling clothes at Varanasi, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, June 20, 2014. Picture taken June 20, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SOCIETY ANIMALS)
EGYPT/
RTR3YSSC
July 15, 2014
A man travels on top of a train carriage in Cairo July 15, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany (EGYPT...
Cairo, Egypt
A man travels on top of a train carriage in Cairo
A man travels on top of a train carriage in Cairo July 15, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany (EGYPT - Tags: TRANSPORT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA/
RTR3YSM9
July 15, 2014
A man sits with an umbrella during a rainstorm at Times Square in New York July 15, 2014. REUTERS/Shannon...
New York, UNITED STATES
A man sits with an umbrella during a rainstorm at Times Square in New York
A man sits with an umbrella during a rainstorm at Times Square in New York July 15, 2014. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SYRIA-CRISIS/
RTR3Y2OR
July 10, 2014
A boy dives into a crater filled with water in Aleppo's al-Shaar district July 10, 2014. Activists said...
Aleppo, Syria
A boy dives into a crater filled with water in al-Shaar
A boy dives into a crater filled with water in Aleppo's al-Shaar district July 10, 2014. Activists said the crater was caused by barrel bombs dropped by forces of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad. REUTERS/Hosam Katan (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT SOCIETY)
SOUTH-SUDAN/UNREST
RTR3VR5Y
June 25, 2014
A cattle keeper puts his head under a stream of cattle urine to dye his hair in Minkaman, Lakes State,...
Minkaman, South Sudan
A cattle keeper puts his head under a stream of cattle urine to dye his hair in Minkaman
A cattle keeper puts his head under a stream of cattle urine to dye his hair in Minkaman, Lakes State, June 25, 2014. About 94,000 people have sought refuge in Minkaman after fighting broke out in neighbouring states, according to the International Organisation for Migration. REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu (SOUTH SUDAN - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY POVERTY)
INDIA/
RTR3SAWS
June 05, 2014
A boy searches for coins thrown by devotees as religious offerings in a polluted water channel near a...
Kolkata, India
A boy searches for coins thrown by devotees as religious offerings in a polluted water channel near a...
A boy searches for coins thrown by devotees as religious offerings in a polluted water channel near a temple in Kolkata June 5, 2014. Thursday marks this year's World Environment Day. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY POVERTY)
UKRAINE-CRISIS/
RTR3M7V1
April 22, 2014
A bride and groom jump for a picture in front of barricades outside a regional government building seized...
Kramatorsk, Ukraine
A bride and groom jump in front of barricades outside a regional government building seized by pro-Russian...
A bride and groom jump for a picture in front of barricades outside a regional government building seized by pro-Russian armed men in Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine April 22, 2014. An international agreement to avert wider conflict in Ukraine was faltering on Monday, with pro-Moscow separatist gunmen showing no sign of surrendering government buildings they have seized. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
UKRAINE-CRISIS/SLAVIANSK-CLASH
RTR3M014
April 20, 2014
A pro-Russian armed man allows a local boy to hold a machine gun, while standing guard outside the mayor's...
Slaviansk, Ukraine
A pro-Russian armed man allows a local boy to hold a machine gun, while standing guard outside the mayor's...
A pro-Russian armed man allows a local boy to hold a machine gun, while standing guard outside the mayor's office in Slaviansk, April 20, 2014. Pro-Russian authorities in eastern Ukraine presented identity documents, maps and a business card to support their view that Ukrainian far-right nationalists had carried out a deadly attack early on Sunday.
The nationalists and authorities in Kiev said it was a staged display to conceal the hand of Russian secret services in the gunfight, in which at least three people were killed. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
RUSSIA-PUTIN/UKRAINE-GUARANTEES
RTR3LNJH
April 17, 2014
A boy with a toy gun poses for a picture in front of barricades at the police headquarters in the eastern...
Slaviansk, Ukraine
Boy with toy gun poses for picture in front of barricades at the police headquarters in Slaviansk
A boy with a toy gun poses for a picture in front of barricades at the police headquarters in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slaviansk, April 17, 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Ukraine's government needs to provide guarantees to its Russian-speaking population in the east of the country to resolve the crisis. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
VENEZUELA-SLUM/
RTR3JLNE
April 02, 2014
Men rest after salvaging metal on the 30th floor of the "Tower of David" skyscraper in Caracas February...
Caracas, Venezuela
Men rest after salvaging metal on the 30th floor of the "Tower of David" skyscraper in Caracas
Men rest after salvaging metal on the 30th floor of the "Tower of David" skyscraper in Caracas February 3, 2014. It boasts a helicopter landing pad, glorious views of the Avila mountain range, and large balconies for weekend barbecues. Yet a 45-storey skyscraper in the center of Venezuela's capital Caracas is no five-star hotel or swanky apartment block: it is a slum, probably the highest in the world. Dubbed the "Tower of David", the building was intended to be a shining new financial center but was abandoned around 1994 after the death of its developer - banker and horse-breeder David Brillembourg - and the collapse of the financial sector. Squatters invaded the huge concrete skeleton in 2007, then-president Hugo Chavez's socialist government turned a blind eye, and now about 3,000 people call the tower their home. Picture taken February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY POVERTY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRAZIL-RIO/VIOLENCE
RTR3J7EY
March 30, 2014
A man takes a shower as policemen patrol during an operation at the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro,...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A man takes a shower as policemen patrol during an operation at the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro...
A man takes a shower as policemen patrol during an operation at the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro, March 30, 2014. Federal troops and police occupied the Mare slums complex on Sunday to help quell a surge in violent crime following attacks by drug traffickers on police posts in three slums on the north side of the city, government officials said. Less than three months before Rio welcomes tens of thousands of foreign soccer fans for the World Cup, the attacks cast new doubts on government efforts to expel gangs from slums using a strong police presence. The city will host the Olympics in 2016. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCIETY SPORT SOCCER)
CHINA-ENVIRONMENT/
RTR3J5F7
March 30, 2014
A man does pull-ups as part of his morning exercise on a hazy day in Hefei, Anhui province March 30,...
Hefei, China
A man does pull-ups as part of his morning exercise on a hazy day in Hefei
A man does pull-ups as part of his morning exercise on a hazy day in Hefei, Anhui province March 30, 2014. China's plan for a market in air pollution permits promises to help clean up its air cheaply, but the move could prove just as useless as previous environmental policies unless the government stamps out lax enforcement and spotty data. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT HEALTH)
BRAZIL/
RTR3IPYF
March 26, 2014
Residents react as policemen take position during an operation in the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Residents react as policemen take position during an operation in the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro...
Residents react as policemen take position during an operation in the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro March 26, 2014. Brazil will deploy federal troops to Rio de Janeiro to help quell a surge in violent crime following attacks by drug traffickers on police posts in three slums on the north side of the city, government officials said on Friday.
Less than three months before Rio welcomes tens of thousands of foreign soccer fans for the World Cup, the attacks cast new doubts on government efforts to expel gangs from slums using a strong police presence. The city will host the Olympics in 2016. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRAZIL-VIOLENCE/
RTR3IKG2
March 25, 2014
Residents observe a police officer take up position during an operation at the Mare slums complex in...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Residents observe a police officer take up position during an operation at the Mare slums complex in...
Residents observe a police officer take up position during an operation at the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro March 25, 2014. Brazil will deploy federal troops to Rio de Janeiro to help quell a surge in violent crime following attacks by drug traffickers on police posts in three slums on the north side of the city, government officials said on Friday. Less than three months before Rio welcomes tens of thousands of foreign soccer fans for the World Cup, the attacks cast new doubts on government efforts to expel gangs from slums using a strong police presence. The city will host the Olympics in 2016. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW)
TAIWAN-PROTESTS/
RTR3IAMB
March 24, 2014
Police use a water cannon to disperse a demonstrator during a protest against a trade pact with mainland...
Taipei, Taiwan
Police use a water cannon to disperse a demonstrator during a protest against a trade pact with mainland...
Police use a water cannon to disperse a demonstrator during a protest against a trade pact with mainland China, near Taiwan's government headquarters in Taipei, March 24, 2014. Hundreds of demonstrators occupied part of the headquarters on Sunday night in protest against the controversial trade pact with mainland China. President Ma Ying-jeou says the pact with Taiwan's main export market is essential for the island's prosperity. However, the main opposition party says it could hurt small service companies, and many others are reluctant to let China expand its influence over a fiercely independent and democratic territory that China still sees as a renegade province. REUTERS/Edward Lau (TAIWAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS BUSINESS CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA/
RTR3HUCD
March 20, 2014
Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama (R) holds the hand of a leprosy-affected patient during...
New Delhi, India
Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama holds the hand of a leprosy-affected patient during his...
Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama (R) holds the hand of a leprosy-affected patient during his visit to a leprosy colony in New Delhi March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION HEALTH SOCIETY)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR3HK9P
March 18, 2014
A zookeeper walks with Marjan, a male lion, inside his cage in Kabul's zoo, March 18, 2014. Marjan was...
Kabul, Afghanistan
A zookeeper walks with Marjan, a male lion, inside his cage in Kabul's zoo
A zookeeper walks with Marjan, a male lion, inside his cage in Kabul's zoo, March 18, 2014. Marjan was donated to the zoo by an Afghan businessman who kept him illegally at his house for a year. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)
UKRAINE-CRISIS/RUSSIA-MILITARY
RTR3G0PX
March 04, 2014
A boy photographs military personnel, believed to be Russian servicemen, standing outside the territory...
Simferopol, Ukraine
A boy photographs military personnel, believed to be Russian servicemen, standing outside the territory...
A boy photographs military personnel, believed to be Russian servicemen, standing outside the territory of a Ukrainian military unit in the village of Perevalnoye outside Simferopol, March 4, 2014. President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops that took part in military exercises in central and western Russia to return to base after completing their training, Russian news agencies quoted the Kremlin spokesman as saying on Tuesday. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
SOCCER-WORLD/
RTX195FT
February 19, 2014
Riot police patrol the Santinho beach next the Costao do Santinho hotel ahead of the 2014 FIFA World...
Florianopolis, Brazil
Riot police patrol the Santinho beach next the Costao do Santinho hotel ahead of the 2014 FIFA World...
Riot police patrol the Santinho beach next the Costao do Santinho hotel ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina state, February 19, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes ( BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
BRITAIN/
RTX18ZWE
February 17, 2014
A woman sits on a bench on a flooded Thames riverside path in Staines, southern England February 17,...
Staines, United Kingdom
A woman sits on a bench on a flooded Thames riverside path in Staines, southern England
A woman sits on a bench on a flooded Thames riverside path in Staines, southern England February 17, 2014. Engulfing towns and countryside, floods have triggered the biggest rescue operation in Britain since World War Two. Tens of thousands have been left without power, others evacuated from their homes after the wettest January on record pushed river banks to breaking point. There is now concern that the unrelenting bad weather could be severe enough to dent Britain's economic recovery. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDONESIA-VOLCANO
RTX18C3B
February 07, 2014
Villagers sit and chat, as Mount Sinabung spews ash, at Beras Tepu village in Karo district, Indonesia's...
KARO, Indonesia
Villagers sit and chat, as Mount Sinabung spews ash, at Beras Tepu village in Karo district
Villagers sit and chat, as Mount Sinabung spews ash, at Beras Tepu village in Karo district, Indonesia's North Sumatra province February 7, 2014. Indonesia's Mount Sinabung volcano erupted and killed at least 15 people on the western island of Sumatra on Sunday, the first time it is known to have claimed any lives, local newspaper reported. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
ITALY/
RTX182FB
January 31, 2014
Tourists pose for a photo in a flooded St. Mark's Square during a period of seasonal high water in Venice...
Venice, Italy
Tourists pose for a photo in a flooded St. Mark's Square during a period of seasonal high water in Venice...
Tourists pose for a photo in a flooded St. Mark's Square during a period of seasonal high water in Venice January 31, 2014. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri (ITALY - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TRAVEL)
KASHMIR/
RTX1828H
January 31, 2014
A three-wheeler carrying a family moves past a Kashmiri protester throwing a stone towards the Indian...
Srinagar, India
A three-wheeler carrying a family moves past a Kashmiri protester throwing a stone towards the Indian...
A three-wheeler carrying a family moves past a Kashmiri protester throwing a stone towards the Indian security personnel during a protest in Srinagar January 31, 2014. Shops and other business establishments remained closed in Srinagar on Friday following a shutdown called by the separatists to protest against Indian Army's decision to close an alleged fake encounter case against five soldiers in connection with the killings of five civilians in March 2000 at Pathribal, in south of Srinagar, local media reported. REUTERS/Danish Ismail (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
RUSSIA
RTX18267
January 31, 2014
Members of local winter swimming club Alexander Klyukin (L) and Vladimir Korabelnikov warm up on the...
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Members of local winter swimming club Alexander Klyukin and Vladimir Korabelnikov warm up on the bank...
Members of local winter swimming club Alexander Klyukin (L) and Vladimir Korabelnikov warm up on the bank of the Yenisei River ahead of their weekly bathing session, in a temperature of around minus 30 degrees Celsius (minus 22 Fahrenheit), in the town of Divnogorsk, 38 km south of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, January 31, 2014. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin (RUSSIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT)
RUSSIA
RTX1822E
January 31, 2014
Members of a local winter swimming club Alexander Klyukin (L) and Vladimir Korabelnikov jump into the...
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Members of a local winter swimming club Klyukin and Korabelnikov jump into the Yenisei River near Krasnoyarsk...
Members of a local winter swimming club Alexander Klyukin (L) and Vladimir Korabelnikov jump into the Yenisei River during their weekly bathing session, in a temperature of around minus 30 degrees Celsius (minus 22 Fahrenheit), in the town of Divnogorsk, 38 km south of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, January 31, 2014. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin (RUSSIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
SYRIA-CRISIS/US-HOMS
RTX17X04
January 27, 2014
Children play along a street amid damaged buildings in the besieged area of Homs January 27, 2014. The...
Homs, Syria
Children play along a street amid damaged buildings in the besieged area of Homs
Children play along a street amid damaged buildings in the besieged area of Homs January 27, 2014. The United States called on the Syrian government on Monday to allow aid convoys into the Old City of Homs, where "people are starving", and said that all civilians must be allowed to leave the besieged area freely. The evacuation of women and children from rebel-held Homs, as proposed by the Damascus delegation at peace talks, is "not sufficient" and not an alternative to badly-needed aid, it said. REUTERS/Thaer Al Khalidiya (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT)
INDONESIA/
RTX177GT
January 09, 2014
A family stands while watching Mount Sinabung volcano spew ash at Berastepu village in Karo district,...
KARO, Indonesia
A family stands while watching Mount Sinabung volcano spew ash at Berastepu village in Karo district
A family stands while watching Mount Sinabung volcano spew ash at Berastepu village in Karo district, Indonesia's North Sumatra province, January 9, 2014. About 20,000 villagers have been evacuated since authorities raised the alert status for Sinabung to the highest level in November 2013, local media reported on Monday. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
INDONESIA
RTX177B7
January 09, 2014
A farmer uses a wooden stick to clean ash from Mt Sinabung Mountain from his onion plantation at Payung...
KARO, Indonesia
A farmer uses a wooden stick to clean ash from Mt Sinabung Mountain from his onion plantation at Payung...
A farmer uses a wooden stick to clean ash from Mt Sinabung Mountain from his onion plantation at Payung village in Karo district, Indonesia's North Sumatra province, January 9, 2014. About 20,000 villagers have been evacuated since authorities raised the alert status for Sinabung to the highest level in November 2013, local media reported on Monday. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
CENTRALAFRICA-/
RTX1605U
December 01, 2013
Two men walk during a sandstorm in Bangui, Central African Republic, December 1, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney...
Bangui, Central African Republic
Two men walk during a sandstorm in Bangui
Two men walk during a sandstorm in Bangui, Central African Republic, December 1, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
PHILIPPINES-TYPHOON/
RTX15QYY
November 24, 2013
Children play basketball at an area devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban city November 24, 2013....
Tacloban, Philippines
Children play basketball at an area devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban city
Children play basketball at an area devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban city November 24, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, the most powerful storm to make landfall this year on November 8, killed more than 5,200 people, displaced 4.4 million and destroyed an estimated 12 billion pesos ($274 million) worth of crops and infrastructure. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha (PHILIPPINES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
ITALY/
RTX15K8V
November 19, 2013
A worker transports materials through flooded St. Mark's Square during a period of seasonal high water...
Venice, Italy
A worker transports materials through flooded St. Mark's Square in Venice
A worker transports materials through flooded St. Mark's Square during a period of seasonal high water in Venice, November 19, 2013. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri (ITALY - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)
INDONESIA-VOLCANO/
RTX153M8
November 07, 2013
Students take part in morning exercises at a school at Berastepu village, as Mount Sinabung spews ash...
KARO, Indonesia
Students take part in morning exercises at a school at Berastepu village, as Mount Sinabung spews ash...
Students take part in morning exercises at a school at Berastepu village, as Mount Sinabung spews ash in the backgorund, in Karo district, Indonesia's north Sumatra province November 7, 2013. Mount Sinabung continued to spew volcanic ash on Thursday as thousands of residents remained in temporary shelters fearful of more eruptions. Mount Sinabung's last eruption on Tuesday lasted about 20 minutes and sent volcanic ash 3,000 metres into the sky from its crater, authorities said, adding that there were no casualties as everyone in the nearby villages had been moved to shelters. Authorities have put the area surrounding the 2,460-metre high volcano on alert level three, recommending people not to be within a radius of three kilometres from the crater. The students pictured are attending a school outside of the evacuation area. REUTERS/Tarmizy Harva (INDONESIA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT EDUCATION SOCIETY)
BELGIUM/
RTX142U4
October 07, 2013
Belgian riot police are covered with foam sprayed by Belgian firefighters during a protest for better...
Brussels, Belgium
Belgian riot police are covered with foam sprayed by Belgian firefighters during a protest for better...
Belgian riot police are covered with foam sprayed by Belgian firefighters during a protest for better work conditions in central Brussels October 7, 2013. REUTERS/Yves Herman (BELGIUM - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SYRIA-CRISIS/
RTR3FEMR
September 29, 2013
A Free Syrian Army fighter fires his weapon at the Justice Palace, which is controlled by forces loyal...
Aleppo, Syria
A Free Syrian Army fighter fires his weapon at the Justice Palace, which is controlled by forces loyal...
A Free Syrian Army fighter fires his weapon at the Justice Palace, which is controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Aleppo September 29, 2013. REUTERS/Hamid Khatib (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT)
INDONESIA/
RTX13LTI
September 15, 2013
A worker sprays pesticide on his vegetable crops while Mount Sinabung spews ash and hot lava as it erupts...
KARO, Indonesia
A worker sprays pesticide on his vegetable crops while Mount Sinabung spews ash and hot lava as it erupts...
A worker sprays pesticide on his vegetable crops while Mount Sinabung spews ash and hot lava as it erupts in Karo district, Indonesia's north Sumatra province September 15, 2013. Around 1,000 people from six villages have been evacuated from their homes to a safety area after the volcano erupted and no casualties are reported, local media said on Sunday. REUTERS/YT Haryono (INDONESIA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT AGRICULTURE)
MEXICO/
RTX136GD
September 04, 2013
A couple embraces next to a beggar in downtown Mexico City September 3, 2013. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICO...
Mexico City, Mexico
A couple embraces next to a beggar in downtown Mexico City
A couple embraces next to a beggar in downtown Mexico City September 3, 2013. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICO - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PHILIPPINES-FLOODS/
RTX12S6D
August 21, 2013
Residents eat in a flooded "carinderia", a local restaurant, after monsoon rains reinforced by tropical...
Pampanga, Philippines
Residents eat in a flooded "carinderia", a local restaurant, after monsoon rains reinforced by tropical...
Residents eat in a flooded "carinderia", a local restaurant, after monsoon rains reinforced by tropical storm Trami, in Masantol, Pampanga, north of Manila, August 21, 2013. At least 10 people were killed by flooding in several parts of the country, disaster officials said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
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