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Weekend Editor's Choice

RTX23UCO
25 Jan 2016
A selection of our top pictures from the weekend.
SOCCER-ENGLAND-ARS-CHE/
RTX23SPZ
January 24, 2016
Football Soccer - Arsenal v Chelsea - Barclays Premier League - Emirates Stadium - 24/1/16
Diego Costa...
United Kingdom
Arsenal v Chelsea - Barclays Premier League
Football Soccer - Arsenal v Chelsea - Barclays Premier League - Emirates Stadium - 24/1/16
Diego Costa scores the first goal for Chelsea
Reuters / Dylan Martinez
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CHINA-TRAVEL/
RTX23QVH
January 24, 2016
People move on improvised sleds on a frozen lake as citizens enjoy a sunny day despite sub-zero temperatures...
Beijing, China
People move on improvised sleds on a frozen lake as citizens enjoy a sunny day despite sub-zero temperatures...
People move on improvised sleds on a frozen lake as citizens enjoy a sunny day despite sub-zero temperatures in Beijing, January 24, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
USA-ELECTION/TRUMP
RTX23T3P
January 24, 2016
A protester (front on R) is escorted out of a U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump campaign...
Muscatine, UNITED STATES
A protester is escorted out of a U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump campaign event in...
A protester (front on R) is escorted out of a U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump campaign event in Muscatine, Iowa, United States, January 24, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
HONGKONG-WEATHER/
RTX23QMM
January 24, 2016
A hiker walks past icy plants under sub-zero temperatures at Tai Mo Shan, the highest mountain in Hong...
Hong Kong, China
A hiker walks past icy plants under sub-zero temperatures at Tai Mo Shan, the highest mountain in Hong...
A hiker walks past icy plants under sub-zero temperatures at Tai Mo Shan, the highest mountain in Hong Kong, China January 24, 2016. Government radio reported on Sunday that Hong Kong Observatory said it was the coldest day in 59 years, with the temperature dropping to 3.3 degrees in urban areas. REUTERS/Bobby Yip TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
PAKISTAN-RELIGION/
RTX23T5P
January 24, 2016
A bride and groom wearing traditional handmade garlands wait for their wedding to start during a mass...
Karachi, Pakistan
A bride and groom wearing traditional handmade garlands wait for their wedding to start during a mass...
A bride and groom wearing traditional handmade garlands wait for their wedding to start during a mass marriage ceremony in Karachi, Pakistan, January 24, 2016. The Pakistan Hindu Council organized a mass marriage ceremony where a total of 60 couples from the Hindu community residing in Pakistan's Sindh province took wedding vows, according to the council. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
USA-WEATHER/
RTX23S26
January 24, 2016
Gulls fly among the breaking surf after a winter storm in Manasquan, New Jersey, January 24, 2016. A...
MANASQUAN, UNITED STATES
Gulls fly among the breaking surf after a winter storm in Manasquan
Gulls fly among the breaking surf after a winter storm in Manasquan, New Jersey, January 24, 2016. A morning high tide surge of 2 feet followed snowfall of about 2 feet in the first major storm of the season. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter
USA-ELECTION/SANDERS
RTX23U87
January 25, 2016
A supporter of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders holds a sign as she listens at a...
CEDAR FALLS, UNITED STATES
A supporter of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Sanders holds a sign as she listens at a town hall...
A supporter of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders holds a sign as she listens at a town hall at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa January 24, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
MIDEAST-CRISIS/SYRIA
RTX23SQ5
January 24, 2016
A protester places an opposition flag at a checkpoint controlled by Free Syrian Army fighters, during...
Aleppo, Syria
A protester places an opposition flag at a checkpoint controlled by Free Syrian Army fighters, during...
A protester places an opposition flag at a checkpoint controlled by Free Syrian Army fighters, during a protest asking for the release of prisoners held in government jails and lifting of the siege on besieged areas, in the al-Fardous neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria January 24, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail
RUSSIA-SPORTS/
RTX23S4U
January 24, 2016
People take part in a regional ice climbing and winter rock climbing championship at the "Stolby" (Rock...
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
People take part in regional ice climbing and winter rock climbing championship at "Stolby" national...
People take part in a regional ice climbing and winter rock climbing championship at the "Stolby" (Rock Pillars) national natural reserve, with the air temperature at about minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit), outside Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia, January 24, 2016. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
NICARAGUA-SHIPWRECK/
RTX23U2G
January 25, 2016
Relatives embrace survivors from the Caribbean Queen boat that sank near Little Corn Island, off the...
Alajuela, Costa Rica
Relatives embrace survivors from the Caribbean Queen boat that sank near Little Corn Island, off the...
Relatives embrace survivors from the Caribbean Queen boat that sank near Little Corn Island, off the coast of Nicaragua, upon meeting at Juan Santamaria airport in Alajuela, Costa Rica, January 24, 2016. Thirteen people from Costa Rica died on Saturday after the small "Caribbean Queen" tourist boat sank amid strong winds off the remote island in the Caribbean sea, Nicaraguan government spokeswoman Rosario Murillo said. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
HOLOCAUST-ANNIVERSARY/
RTX23TFD
January 24, 2016
Auschwitz death camp survivor Eva Fahidi (L) and dancer Emese Cuhorka, perform a dance performance called...
Berlin, Germany
Auschwitz death camp survivor Eva Fahidi and dancer Emese Cuhorka, perform a dance performance called...
Auschwitz death camp survivor Eva Fahidi (L) and dancer Emese Cuhorka, perform a dance performance called "Sea Lavender or the Euphoria of Being" at Tak - Theater im Aufbau Haus theatre in Berlin, Germany, January 24, 2016. Fahidi was 18 in 1944 when she and her family were moved from Debrecen in Hungary to Auschwitz-Birkenau. The dance performance describes parts of her life. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
USA-WEATHER/
RTX23SDE
January 24, 2016
A resident shovels snow away from the entrance to his home in Union City, New Jersey, across the Hudson...
Union City, UNITED STATES
A resident shovels snow away from the entrance to his home in Union City
A resident shovels snow away from the entrance to his home in Union City, New Jersey, across the Hudson River from Midtown Manhattan, after the second-biggest winter storm in New York history, January 24, 2016. REUTERS/Rickey Rogers TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
PALESTINIANS-WEATHER/
RTX23RT7
January 24, 2016
A Palestinian man lies on a couch in his flooded house that was damaged during the 2014 war, on a rainy...
Beit Hanoun, Palestinian Territories
A Palestinian man lies on a couch in his flooded house that was damaged during the 2014 war, on a rainy...
A Palestinian man lies on a couch in his flooded house that was damaged during the 2014 war, on a rainy day in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, January 24, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
THAILAND-WRECKAGE/
RTX23RLT
January 24, 2016
Thai army soldier inspects a piece of suspected plane wreckage which has been found off the coast of...
NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Thailand
Thai army soldier inspects a piece of suspected plane wreckage which has been found off the coast of...
Thai army soldier inspects a piece of suspected plane wreckage which has been found off the coast of southern Thailand in Nakhon Si Thammarat province, January 24, 2016. A piece of suspected plane wreckage found off the east coast of southern Thailand on Saturday was unlikely to belong to Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 which vanished nearly two years ago, said aviation experts and Thai officials. A large piece of curved metal washed ashore in Nakhon Si Thammarat province, Tanyapat Patthikongpan, head of Pak Phanang district, told Reuters. Villagers reported it to authorities for identification, he said. REUTERS/Surapan Boonthanom TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTX23QSX
January 24, 2016
A devotee takes a holy bath in River Saali in Sankhu during the Swasthani Brata Katha festival in Kathmandu,...
Kathmandu, Nepal
A devotee takes a holy bath in River Saali in Sankhu during the Swasthani Brata Katha festival in Kathmandu...
A devotee takes a holy bath in River Saali in Sankhu during the Swasthani Brata Katha festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, January 24, 2016. During the month long festival, devotees recite one chapter of a Hindu tale daily from the 31-chapter sacred Swasthani Brata Katha book that is dedicated to God Madhavnarayan and Goddess Swasthani, alongside various other gods and goddess and the miraculous feats performed by them. The devotees also go on pilgrimages to various temples, perform religious rituals, take a holy bath in the rivers and fast for a month, especially among women who believe fasting helps in their family's well-being or in getting them a good husband. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
CHINA-TRAVEL/
RTX23QVD
January 24, 2016
Passengers say their good-byes at the Beijing Railway Station as migration for the annual Spring Festival...
Beijing, China
Passengers say their good-byes at the Beijing Railway Station as migration for the annual Spring Festival...
Passengers say their good-byes at the Beijing Railway Station as migration for the annual Spring Festival begins in central Beijing, January 24, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
TENNIS-OPEN/
RTX23U4U
January 25, 2016
France's Gael Monfils dives for a shot during his fourth round match against Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov...
Melbourne, Australia
France's Monfils dives for a shot during his fourth round match against Russia's Kuznetsov at the Australian...
France's Gael Monfils dives for a shot during his fourth round match against Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov at the Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne Park, Australia, January 25, 2016. REUTERS/Jason O'Brien Action Images via Reuters TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
HAITI-ELECTION/PROTEST
RTX23TPC
January 24, 2016
Two women cross a street blocked by rocks and a burning barricade before a demonstration against the...
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
Two women cross a street blocked by rocks and a burning barricade before a demonstration against the...
Two women cross a street blocked by rocks and a burning barricade before a demonstration against the government in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 24, 2016. Haiti was due to choose President Michel Martelly's replacement on Sunday, but the two-man race was postponed indefinitely after opposition candidate Jude Celestin refused to participate over alleged fraud that sparked anti-government protests and violence. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
PALESTINIANS-WEATHER/
RTX23R42
January 24, 2016
A Palestinian man is seen through a wall damaged by bullets as he runs for cover during heavy rain near...
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories
A Palestinian man is seen through a wall damaged by bullets as he runs for cover during heavy rain near...
A Palestinian man is seen through a wall damaged by bullets as he runs for cover during heavy rain near the border with Israel in the east of Gaza City, January 24, 2016. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
USA-WEATHER/
RTX23PIB
January 23, 2016
A man walks along a street covered by snow during a winter storm in Washington January 23, 2016. A winter...
Washington, UNITED STATES
A man walks along a street covered by snow during a winter storm in Washington
A man walks along a street covered by snow during a winter storm in Washington January 23, 2016. A winter storm dumped nearly 2 feet (58 cm) of snow on the suburbs of Washington, D.C., on Saturday before moving on to Philadelphia and New York, paralyzing road, rail and airline travel along the U.S. East Coast. REUTERS/Carlos Barria TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
HAITI-ELECTION/PROTEST
RTX23Q6K
January 23, 2016
Protesters throw rocks during a demonstration rallying for the resignation of President Michel Martelly...
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
Protesters throw rocks during a demonstration rallying for the resignation of President Michel in Port-au-Prince...
Protesters throw rocks during a demonstration rallying for the resignation of President Michel Martelly in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 23, 2016. Haiti braced for more demonstrations against outgoing President Michel Martelly on Saturday even after authorities buckled to pressure and canceled a presidential election the opposition said was riddled with fraud. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
TENNIS-OPEN/
RTX23QS1
January 24, 2016
Serbia's Novak Djokovic lies on the court as he watches the ball go past during his fourth round match...
Melbourne, Australia
Serbia's Djokovic lies on the court as he watches the ball go past during his fourth round match against...
Serbia's Novak Djokovic lies on the court as he watches the ball go past during his fourth round match against France's Gilles Simon at the Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne Park, Australia, January 24, 2016. REUTERS/Jason O'Brien Action Images via Reuters TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
USA-WEATHER/
RTX23QF6
January 24, 2016
A man is seen posing as the Statue of Liberty during a snow storm in Times Square in the Manhattan borough...
New York, UNITED STATES
A man is seen posing as the Statue of Liberty during a snow storm in Times Square in the Manhattan borough...
A man is seen posing as the Statue of Liberty during a snow storm in Times Square in the Manhattan borough of New York, January 23, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
MIDEAST-CRISIS/SYRIA
RTX23Q1Q
January 23, 2016
Displaced children, who fled with their families the violence from Islamic State-controlled area of al-Bab,...
Aleppo, Syria
Displaced children, who fled with their families the violence from Islamic State-controlled area of al-Bab,...
Displaced children, who fled with their families the violence from Islamic State-controlled area of al-Bab, wait as they are stuck in the Syrian village of Akda to cross into Turkey, January 23, 2016. Turkey's border guards prevented the displaced people from approaching their country's border, activists said. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
MALAYSIA-RELIGION/
RTX23QHI
January 24, 2016
A Hindu devotee, who has metal hooks attached to his back, walks to Batu Caves during Thaipusam in Kuala...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A Hindu devotee, who has metal hooks attached to his back, walks to Batu Caves during Thaipusam in Kuala...
A Hindu devotee, who has metal hooks attached to his back, walks to Batu Caves during Thaipusam in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 24, 2016. REUTERS/Olivia Harris TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
USA-ELECTION/CLINTON
RTX23QD8
January 24, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes the stage to speak during the Scott County...
Davenport, UNITED STATES
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes the stage to speak during the Scott County...
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes the stage to speak during the Scott County Democratic Party's Red, White and Blue Dinner at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport, Iowa, January 23, 2016. REUTERS/Scott Morgan TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BRITAIN-ANIMALS/
RTX23O7F
January 23, 2016
Dogs pull a musher in the 33rd Aviemore Sled Dog Rally in Aviemore, Scotland January 23, 2016. The Siberian...
Aviemore, United Kingdom
Dogs pull a musher in the 33rd Aviemore Sled Dog Rally in Aviemore, Scotland
Dogs pull a musher in the 33rd Aviemore Sled Dog Rally in Aviemore, Scotland January 23, 2016. The Siberian Husky Club of Britain is holding its annual sled dog rally over the weekend. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SOCCER-ENGLAND-NOR-LIV/
RTX23O2K
January 23, 2016
Football Soccer - Norwich City v Liverpool - Barclays Premier League - Carrow Road - 23/1/16
Adam Lallana...
United Kingdom
Norwich City v Liverpool - Barclays Premier League
Football Soccer - Norwich City v Liverpool - Barclays Premier League - Carrow Road - 23/1/16
Adam Lallana celebrates with team mates and manager Juergen Klopp after scoring the fifth goal for Liverpool
Action Images via Reuters / Alex Morton
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USA-WEATHER/
RTX23Q4A
January 23, 2016
A couple poses for a photo on a snow pile during a snow storm in Times Square in the Manhattan borough...
New York, UNITED STATES
A couple poses for a photo on a snow pile during a snow storm in Times Square in the Manhattan borough...
A couple poses for a photo on a snow pile during a snow storm in Times Square in the Manhattan borough of New York, January 23, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SURFING-RECORD/
RTX23PS8
January 23, 2016
Surfers hold their boards as they gather in an attempt to surpass the world record for the most number...
La Jolla, UNITED STATES
Surfers hold their boards as they gather in an attempt to surpass the world record for the most number...
Surfers hold their boards as they gather in an attempt to surpass the world record for the most number of surfers riding one wave in La Jolla, California January 23, 2016. The current record of 110 surfers was set six years ago in Cape Town, South Africa. REUTERS/Mike Blake TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SAFRICA-CULTURE/
RTX23PCF
January 23, 2016
Zulu warriors prepare to enact the Battle of Isandlwana at Isandlwana, South Africa January 23, 2016....
Isandlwana, South Africa
Zulu warriors prepare to enact the Battle of Isandwala at Isandlwana
Zulu warriors prepare to enact the Battle of Isandlwana at Isandlwana, South Africa January 23, 2016. The battle took place on January 22, 1879, and was the first major encounter in the Anglo-Zulu War between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom. REUTERS/Rogan Ward TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
MIDEAST-CRISIS/KERRY
RTX23NDN
January 23, 2016
Saudi women journalists raise their hands to ask a question as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and...
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Saudi women journalists raise their hands to ask a question as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and...
Saudi women journalists raise their hands to ask a question as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir speak to members of the media at King Salman Regional Air Base in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, January 23, 2016, following their meeting with the Gulf Cooperation Council. REUTERS/Jacquelyn Martin/Pool TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
ISRAEL-CULTURE/
RTX23NT0
January 23, 2016
A man dressed as a knight rests during a fight at an international medieval tournament in Tel Aviv, January...
Tel Aviv, Israel
A man dressed as a knight rests during a fight at an international medieval tournament in Tel Aviv
A man dressed as a knight rests during a fight at an international medieval tournament in Tel Aviv, January 23, 2016. REUTERS/Baz Ratner TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
MALDIVES-POLITICS/
RTX23N60
January 23, 2016
Lawyer Amal Clooney leaves Downing Street in London, Britain January 23, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall ...
London, United Kingdom
Lawyer Amal Clooney leaves Downing Street in London, Britain
Lawyer Amal Clooney leaves Downing Street in London, Britain January 23, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
TENNIS-OPEN/IVANOVIC
RTX23NDE
January 23, 2016
Nigel Sears, coach of Serbia's Ana Ivanovic, is carried away on a stretcher after he collapsed during...
Melbourne, Australia
Sears, coach of Serbia's Ivanovic, is carried away on a stretcher after he collapsed during Ivanovic's...
Nigel Sears, coach of Serbia's Ana Ivanovic, is carried away on a stretcher after he collapsed during Ivanovic's third round match against Madison Keys of the U.S., causing play to be suspended, at the Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne Park, Australia, January 23, 2016. REUTERS/Brandon Malone TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
TENNIS-OPEN/
RTX23QIJ
January 24, 2016
Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts as she holds her racquet in her left hand during her fourth round...
Melbourne, Australia
Williams of the U.S. reacts as she holds her racquet in her left hand during her fourth round match against...
Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts as she holds her racquet in her left hand during her fourth round match against Russia's Margarita Gasparyan at the Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne Park, Australia, January 24, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Reed TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SWISS-DAILYLIFE/
RTX23NWW
January 23, 2016
People are silhouetted on the balloon surface being inflated during the 38th International Hot Air Balloon...
Chateau D'oex, Switzerland
People are silhouetted on the balloon surface being inflated during the 38th International Hot Air Balloon...
People are silhouetted on the balloon surface being inflated during the 38th International Hot Air Balloon Week in Chateau-d'Oex, Switzerland January 23, 2016. For nine days balloonists from 15 countries take part in the ballooning event in the Swiss mountain resort famous for ideal flight conditions due to an exceptional microclimate. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
PAKISTAN-ATTACKS/UNIVERSITY
RTX23NSF
January 23, 2016
Four men accused of being the facilitators of the Bacha Khan University attack are presented to the media...
Peshawar, Pakistan
Four men accused of being the facilitators of the Bacha Khan University attack are presented to the media...
Four men accused of being the facilitators of the Bacha Khan University attack are presented to the media at the Corps headquarters in Peshawar, Pakistan January 23, 2016. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
USA-WEATHER/
RTX23LVC
January 22, 2016
Freshly fallen snow covers the area around the Washington Monument after snow began to fall in Washington...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Freshly fallen snow covers the area around the Washington Monument in Washington
Freshly fallen snow covers the area around the Washington Monument after snow began to fall in Washington January 22, 2016. The leading edge of a monster snowstorm arrived on Friday afternoon in Washington, threatening to dump as many as 30 inches (76 cm) of powder on parts of the Middle Atlantic region and bring record accumulations to the U.S. capital. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
PEOPLE-DION/
RTX23M3F
January 22, 2016
Singer Celine Dion kisses the casket of her husband Rene Angelil following his funeral at Notre Dame...
Montreal, Canada
Singer Celine Dion kisses the casket of her husband Rene Angelil following his funeral at Notre Dame...
Singer Celine Dion kisses the casket of her husband Rene Angelil following his funeral at Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal January 22, 2016. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SOMALIA-ATTACKS/
RTX23HGD
January 22, 2016
A general view through a broken glass shows government forces patrolling on Lido beach following an attack...
Mogadishu, Somalia
A general view through a broken glass shows government forces patrolling on Lido beach following an attack...
A general view through a broken glass shows government forces patrolling on Lido beach following an attack at beachside restaurant Beach View Cafe in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, January 22, 2016. REUTERS/Feisal Omar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
WATERPOLO-EURO/
RTX23LQ2
January 22, 2016
Hungary's coach Attila Biro jumps in the pool as he celebrates his team's victory over Netherlands during...
Belgrade, Serbia
Hungary's coach Attila Biro jumps in the pool as he celebrates his team's victory over Netherlands during...
Hungary's coach Attila Biro jumps in the pool as he celebrates his team's victory over Netherlands during the women's European Water Polo Championship gold medallion match in Belgrade, Serbia January 22, 2016. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
 BAHRAIN-AIRSHOW/
RTX23K5L
January 22, 2016
DHL's Twisters & Extra 300 perform during the second day of the Bahrain Air Show 2016 at Sakhir, south...
Sakhir, Bahrain
DHL's Twisters & Extra 300 perform during the second day of the Bahrain Air Show 2016 at Sakhir, south...
DHL's Twisters & Extra 300 perform during the second day of the Bahrain Air Show 2016 at Sakhir, south of Bahrain January 22, 2016. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
HAITI-ELECTION/PROTEST
RTX23M22
January 22, 2016
A National Police officer uses a shotgun to disperse protesters during a demonstration against the electoral...
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
A National Police officer uses a shotgun to disperse protesters during a demonstration against the electoral...
A National Police officer uses a shotgun to disperse protesters during a demonstration against the electoral process in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 22, 2016. Haiti postponed a U.S.-backed presidential election as violent protests erupted on Friday after the opposition candidate vowed to boycott the vote over alleged fraud. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
UGANDA-POLITICS
RTX23KTT
January 22, 2016
Uganda main opposition presidential candidate Kizza Besigye of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) waves...
HOIMA, Uganda
Uganda main opposition presidential candidate Besigye of Forum for Democratic Change waves to his supporters...
Uganda main opposition presidential candidate Kizza Besigye of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) waves to his supporters as he arrives to campaign in Hoima town in north western Uganda January 22, 2016 ahead of the February 18 presidential election. REUTERS/James Akena TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
TENNIS-OPEN/
RTX23H1B
January 22, 2016
Russia's Maria Sharapova stretches to hit a shot during her third round match against Lauren Davis of...
Melbourne, Australia
Russia's Sharapova stretches to hit a shot during her third round match against Davis of the U.S. at...
Russia's Maria Sharapova stretches to hit a shot during her third round match against Lauren Davis of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne Park, Australia, January 22, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Reed TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
PALESTINIANS-DAILYLIFE/
RTX23KDF
January 22, 2016
Palestinian boys demonstrate their parkour skills in Gaza City, January 22, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem...
Gaza, Palestinian Territories
Palestinian boys demonstrate their parkour skills in Gaza City
Palestinian boys demonstrate their parkour skills in Gaza City, January 22, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
USA-ELECTION/SANDERS
RTX23LOI
January 22, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders addresses climate change during...
Concord, UNITED STATES
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders addresses climate change during...
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders addresses climate change during a campaign meeting with students at Concord High School in Concord, New Hampshire January 22, 2016. REUTERS/Katherine Taylor TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SOMALIA-ATTACKS/
RTX23HJ7
January 22, 2016
ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF DEATH AND INJURY A man mourns next to the bodies of...
Mogadishu, Somalia
A man mourns next to the bodies of his son and daughter killed in an attack at beachside restaurant Beach...
ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF DEATH AND INJURY A man mourns next to the bodies of his son and daughter killed in an attack at beachside restaurant Beach View Cafe, on Lido beach in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, January 22, 2016. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
INDIA-ANNIVERSARY/
RTX23JBZ
January 22, 2016
Kashmiri Muslims pray outside the shrine of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani, a Sufi saint, on his death anniversary...
Srinagar, India
Kashmiri Muslims pray outside the shrine of Jeelani on his death anniversary in Srinagar
Kashmiri Muslims pray outside the shrine of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani, a Sufi saint, on his death anniversary in Srinagar, January 22, 2016. Thousands of Kashmiri Sufi Muslims gathered on Friday at the shrine of Jeelani, also known as Shah-e-Baghdad (King of Baghdad), on his 876th death anniversary to offer special prayers. REUTERS/Danish Ismail TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
MEXICO-POLITICIAN/
RTX23LHX
January 22, 2016
Humberto Moreira (C), a former ally of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, hugs his wife Vanessa as...
Madrid, Spain
Moreira, a former ally of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, hugs his wife Vanessa as he leaves the...
Humberto Moreira (C), a former ally of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, hugs his wife Vanessa as he leaves the Soto del Real penitentiary outside Madrid, Spain, January 22, 2016. REUTERS/Susana Vera TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
NEPAL-ANIMALS/
RTX23IFP
January 22, 2016
A tranquilized wild leopard is carried out from a house where it was trapped after injuring a person...
Kathmandu, Nepal
A tranquilized wild leopard is carried out from a house where it was trapped after injuring a person...
A tranquilized wild leopard is carried out from a house where it was trapped after injuring a person at Kritipur in Kathmandu, Nepal, January 22, 2016. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BENIN-POLITICS/
RTX23I5B
January 22, 2016
A devotee is guided by voodoo priests as she goes into a trance at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah,...
Ouidah, Benin
A Picture And Its Story: Voodoo festival of Benin
A devotee is guided by voodoo priests as she goes into a trance at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah, Benin, January 10, 2016. In Ouidah, a small town and former slave port in the West African country of Benin, the annual voodoo festival gathers visitors from far and wide. It's a week that brings together priests and dignitaries, rich and poor, locals and visitors from as far afield as the Caribbean and France. The festival commemorates the estimated 60 million people who lost their homelands and their freedom during the African slave trade. Slaves were transported from the port town on the Atlantic from Nigeria, Togo, Ghana and other parts of West Africa. The traditional African religion of voodoo, which spread to the Americas with the slave trade, combines elements including philosophy and medicine. The central belief of voodoo is that everything is spirit, including humans. Voodoo is closely related to other belief systems and religions I have seen across Africa, especially back home in Nigeria. The annual Ouidah gathering on 10 January has been a national holiday in Benin for more than 20 years. The gathering includes traditional dance and animal sacrifices at shrines, with some devotees entering trance states. The peak of the festival is in the last two days. Devotees offer dances to the spirits, often with bodies decorated with local powder and palm oil. There are those who find the initiation ceremonies of voodoo, the animal sacrifices, the bloodletting and the use of fetishes unsettling. Although many voodoo practices have been modified over the years, I have heard people, especially those who follow Christianity and Islam, voice their doubts. Whatever your opinion of voodoo, it's hard to ignore the energy and devotion of its followers at a gathering like this. The Ouidah festival looks set to remain a regular fixture in Benin's religious and cultural calendar. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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