Explosions and fireworks, snow in Mexico and “flour” fights in Spain, the ice of Antarctica and the volcano of El Salvador, freezing children in Pakistan and kissing couple on the beach in Brazil, torchbearers and biathletes – in this issue, you will see everything that happened in our crazy world for the last 10 days.
1. Ship stuck in Antarctica.
Passenger Andrew Peacock shot this photo “Akademik Shokalski” stuck in the ice of Antarctica, December 30, 2013. (Andrew Peacock / FootlooseFotography.com via AFP / Getty Images)
2. Volcanic eruption in El Salvador.
Volcano spews ash column Chaparrastike and smoke height 5km. The town of San Miguel, El Salvador, December 29, 2013. (Nely Villatoro / AP)
3. “Flour battle” in Spain.
Participants of the festival Els Enfarinats arrange “military coup”, dividing into two teams – the power that invents wacky laws and penalizes people for non-compliance and the opposition, which is trying to restore order. In the course of the struggle are flour and eggs. All ends as usual with the Spaniards, the universal truce, dances and songs, and the money collected as fines are sent to the charity. Ibi, Alicante Province, Spain, December 28, 2013. (David Ramos / Getty Images)
4. Snow in Mexico.
Evacuation of people from the National Park Nevado de Colima in the mountains after three days of snowfall. Jalisco, Mexico, December 30, 2013. (Hector Guerrero / AFP / Getty Images)
5. “Walruses” in China.
Expressive jump into the icy water partially frozen river Songuan in Harbin, China, December 28, 2013. (Sheng Li / Reuters)
6. The civil war in Syria.
Free Syria Army soldier jumps out the window during the events mentioned activists clashes with pro-government forces in the Bab al-Hadid, Aleppo, Syria, December 26, 2013. (Abdalrhman Ismail / Reuters)
7. Protests in Bangladesh.
In the capital of Bangladesh supporters of the ruling party and the opposition pelted each other with stones near the Supreme Court building. Opposition from late November to seek the abolition of the January parliamentary elections, in which refused to participate. On the eve of the authorities violently dispersed a protest, one person was killed. Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 30, 2013. (AM Ahad / AP)
8. Explosions in Russia.
Mourning for the victims of two explosions per day in Volgograd, December 31, 2013. (Denis Tyrin / AP)
9. Soaring skiers in Germany.
Kamil Stoch from Poland, a member of the World Cup ski jumping in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, January 1, 2014. (Stanko Gruden / Agence Zoom via Getty Images)
10. Freezing in Pakistan.
Children try to warm up by the fire in Lahore, Pakistan, New Year’s Eve. Many cities in Pakistan are faced with anomalous cold weather in some parts of the country daytime temperatures reached -15 degrees. (Rahat Dar / European Pressphoto Agency)
11. Medieval Warriors in Scotland.
Traditional New Year’s celebration with the participation of torchbearers gathered travelers from 60 countries in Edinburgh, Scotland, 30 December 2013. (Jeff J. Mitchell / Getty Images)
12. Swim in Germany.
More than 60 people participated in the race with torches on the Lech River near the town of Fussen, Germany, January 1, 2014. It is a local Christmas tradition. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand / European Pressphoto Agency)
13. Snowfall in the United States.
Millennium Park staff clearing snow around the famous steel sculpture “bean” in Chicago, Illinois, USA, January 2, 2014. (Kiichiro Sato / AP)
14. Searches in the United States.
14-year-old Isaac Pasett tries using his metal detector to find as his father says, “that the earth will send” during a snowfall on the field in a suburb of Washington. Reston, Virginia, USA, January 2, 2014. (Jahi Chikwendiu / The Washington Post)
15. Year of the Horse in China.
Children posing with cut paper images of the Chinese character “horse” in the city of Jiujiang, China, December 31, 2013. (China Daily via Reuters)
16. Winter in Afghanistan.
Children about his orphanage in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 30, 2013. (Omar Sobhani / Reuters)
17. Conflicts in Africa.
In the Central African Republic is gaining momentum sectarian conflict, resulting in the violence between Christian and Muslim associations. French troops based in the region, provoking protests from the Muslim population. Bangui, Central African Republic, December 31, 2013. (Rebecca Blackwell / AP)
18. Biathlon in Germany.
Biathletes train during the World Cup in Oberhof, Germany, January 2, 2014. (Kay Nietfeld / European Pressphoto Agency)
19. Kisses in Brazil.
Fireworks in the first minutes of the new year on the beach of Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, January 1, 2014. (Mario Tama / Getty Images)
20. Fireworks in Scotland.