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    • Houston Texans cheerleaders perform during the first half of an NFL football game between the Houston Texans and the New England Patriots, Sunday, 22 November 2020, in Houston.
      Last update: 13:01 GMT 27.11.2020
      13:01 GMT 27.11.2020

      Week in Pictures: 21 - 27 November

      People seem to have gotten used to the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, with countries keeping or even enhancing lockdown measures, insisting on closing all types of entertainment venues in an effort to preserve social distancing.

    • People gather to mourn the death of soccer legend Diego Maradona, outside the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, in Buenos Aires, Argentina 25 November 2020.
      Last update: 10:08 GMT 26.11.2020
      10:08 GMT 26.11.2020

      Rest in Peace, Golden Kid: World Mourns Death of Football Maverick Diego Maradona

      The legendary football player passed away on Wednesday of a cardiac arrest two weeks after he was discharged from a hospital where he had undergone medical examination and brain surgery. The 1986 World Cup champion was 60 years old.

    • Red autumn leaves on a koi pond.
      Last update: 08:49 GMT 25.11.2020
      08:49 GMT 25.11.2020

      Sea of Red and Yellow: Marvels of Japanese Nature in Autumn

      When one thinks about Japan's picturesque nature, the season of cherry blossom quite often comes to mind, yet the country is blessed with another stunning time of the year - the season of red leaves in autumn and early winter.

    • A tourist with a face mask takes a picture with her mobile phone at the entrance of the Bailong Elevator in the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in China's Hunan province.
      Last update: 14:16 GMT 22.11.2020
      14:16 GMT 22.11.2020

      'Hundred Dragons Elevator', the World's Highest Outdoor Lift That Inspired 'Avatar' Creators

      In 2015, the elevator was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's tallest outdoor lift.

    • A pair is kissing in Red Square in Moscow
      Last update: 17:04 GMT 21.11.2020
      17:04 GMT 21.11.2020

      New Year's Coming: Views of Snow Covered Moscow

      With a bit more than a month left before the New Year celebrations, we invite you to have a virtual stroll in central Moscow.

    • A woman paddles on the shores of the AtlanticOcean in Saint Jean de Luz, southwestern France, Wednesday, 18 November 2020.  France's health minister says the country is progressively getting back in control of its resurgent coronavirus epidemic but warns that it will quickly flare again if people start ignoring lockdown rules.
      Last update: 13:04 GMT 20.11.2020
      13:04 GMT 20.11.2020

      This Week in Pictures: 14 - 20 November

      The world continues to battle the raging coronavirus, with the situation drastically changing in different countries. While the French Health Minister announced this week that the country is gradually gaining control over the pandemic, Serbia has introduced toughened measures to contain the virus, including increased fines for violating the rules.

    • A person dressed as a Santa Claus meets a child while sitting in a Santa Claus bubble as he opens Christmas season at Aalborg Zoo amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Aalborg, Denmark, 13 November 2020. Ritzau Scanpix/Henning Bagger via REUTERS
      Last update: 14:47 GMT 18.11.2020
      14:47 GMT 18.11.2020

      How COVID-19 Won't Steal Christmas: Santa's Ingenious Tricks to Save Pandemic-Marred Holiday Season

      Christmas and New Year are still more than a month away, yet the holiday season has already begun, albeit under quite unprecedented pandemic circumstances. But there is no reason to give in to despair, as Santa Claus knows some tricks to save the holidays and make them a safe experience for everyone.

    • The photo Mars by Hong Kong photographer Kelvin Yuen, the winner of The International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2020.
      Last update: 12:47 GMT 17.11.2020
      12:47 GMT 17.11.2020

      International Landscape Photographer of the Year Selects Best Snapshots of 2020

      The International Landscape Photographer of the Year Award, organised by Peter Eastway and David Evans, has been carried out annually for seven years. The competition attracts photographers from around the world, with the best works being published as a hard-cover book and printed on paper.

    • Women take part in the opening of the Slobozhanschina historical and cultural complex in the Belgorod Region on 14 November 2020.
      Last update: 13:11 GMT 16.11.2020
      13:11 GMT 16.11.2020

      Partying Old Style: Ethno Village in Russia's Belgorod Region

      A new historical and cultural complex is made up an exhibition dedicated to the history of the Slobozhanschina region dating back to the end of the 16th century.

    • Russian-Style Windsurfing in Freezing Cold Siberia
      Last update: 10:54 GMT 15.11.2020
      10:54 GMT 15.11.2020

      Russian-Style Windsurfing in Freezing Cold Siberia

      Winter is coming and bringing strong winds and deep snow with it, but this is not a reason to give up your hobby if you live in Siberia. Bathing in cold water is not a big deal if you are doing what you love.

    • Dancers Mariah Rivera (L) and Ashton Bray take a curtain call during the Fantasy show at Luxor Hotel & Casino on 9 November 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
      Last update: 14:13 GMT 13.11.2020
      14:13 GMT 13.11.2020

      This Week in Pictures: 7 - 13 November

      The presidential elections in the United States have remained among the hottest topics for discussion internationally for a second week because of the alleged controversy with vote counting.

    • Delaware Senator and presidential candidate for the Democrats, Joe Biden, rests his head on the shoulder of his wife, Jill, as they stand in a hallway waiting for him to be introduced into a a rally at the UAW Hall in Dubuque, Iowa, on the day of the Iowa caucus Thursday, 3 January 2008.
      Last update: 12:12 GMT 12.11.2020
      12:12 GMT 12.11.2020

      'I'm a Teacher, That's Who I am': Discovering Jill Biden

      While her husband, Joe Biden, served as Vice-President of the United States in 2009-2017, Mrs Biden was a professor of English at Northern Virginia Community College.

    • Melania Trump, wife of Donald Trump, arrives before the second presidential debate between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Washington University in St. Louis,  Missouri, Sunday, 9 October 2016.
      Last update: 13:06 GMT 11.11.2020
      13:06 GMT 11.11.2020

      Melania Trump's Most Provocative Fashion Choices While First Lady

      Public figures and celebrities can't avoid the public's fascination with their appearance and their fashion decisions being minutely chewed over on social media and scrutinised for hidden messages.

    • Military equipment and personnel being loaded onto an Il-76, a heavy military transport aircraft, at the Ulyanovsk-Vostochny airfield.
      Last update: 13:25 GMT 10.11.2020
      13:25 GMT 10.11.2020

      Russia Sends Peacekeeping Contingent to Nagorno-Karabakh

      On 9 November, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced signing a declaration with the heads of Armenia and Azerbaijan on a ceasefire in Karabakh. Under the new deal, Azerbaijan and Armenia will stop at their current positions and exchange prisoners, while Russian peacekeepers will be deployed in the crisis-torn region.

    • Last update: 13:43 GMT 09.11.2020
      13:43 GMT 09.11.2020

      Stop the Steal: Trump Supporters Call for Vote Recounts as They Rally Across US


      This year's presidential election in the US is likely to go down in history due to the extraordinarily large number of mail-in ballots the pandemic-stricken nation resorted to, as well as delays in vote counting.

    • Where the Heavens Meet the Earth: Most Breathtaking Sights of Russia
      Last update: 12:11 GMT 08.11.2020
      12:11 GMT 08.11.2020

      Where the Heavens Meet the Earth: Most Breathtaking Sights of Russia

      Sometimes people travel to see new countries and experience other people’s traditions, while other times all they want is to see the beauty of nature in all its forms. Of course, Russia offers it all - from tropical beaches and snow-covered mountains to blossoming gardens and ancient ruins.

    • Guy Fawkes vs Quarantine: Million Mask March Held in London as People Protest Against Lockdown
      Last update: 14:09 GMT 07.11.2020
      14:09 GMT 07.11.2020

      Guy Fawkes vs Quarantine: Million Mask March Held in London as People Protest Against Lockdown

      Coronavirus restrictions have resulted in much discontent across Europe, and Britons, who have also been angered by the lockdown imposed last week, joined protests, wearing the famous Guy Fawkes masks from the classic 2005 movie V for Vendetta, as they symbolise an uprising against oppression.

    • A young woman dressed as a nurse struts in a crowd gathered during Halloween night at a shopping district in Beijing on Saturday, 31 October 2020. Although Halloween is not traditionally celebrated in China, some residents in the Chinese capital took the time to dress up for a bit of fun.
      Last update: 12:12 GMT 06.11.2020
      12:12 GMT 06.11.2020

      This Week in Pictures: 31 October - 6 November

      The past week has been full of events throughout the world, with each country having its own highlights.

    • Post-Election Protests Flare Up in US
      Last update: 13:43 GMT 05.11.2020
      13:43 GMT 05.11.2020

      Post-Election Protests Flare Up in US

      As the counting of ballots from the 3 November US elections continues, thousands of people have taken to the streets in many US cities, with Trump supporters urging battleground states to stop the vote count and anti-Trump protesters demanding a complete count of the ballots.

    • A Biden supporter carries an American flag across the parking lot where US presidential nominee for the Democrats, Joe Biden, will hold his 2020 US presidential election night event as a drive-in rally because of coronavirus restrictions, in Wilmington, Delaware, US, 3 November 2020.
      Last update: 14:09 GMT 04.11.2020
      14:09 GMT 04.11.2020

      Between Voting and Protesting: Election Day in the United States

      Incumbent US President Donald Trump and Democrat nominee Joe Biden are running neck and neck in the US presidential election which took place on 3 November. Meanwhile, vote counting continues...

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