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We suggest you look at these pictures to remember all the touching, funny or horrific events that occurred in the world in recent times.
1. Regiment soldiers morning exercises in the Chinese province of Heilongjiang. The air temperature dropped to -30 degrees Celsius.
2. Emissions of ash from the volcano Popocatepetl in Mexico. Tlaxcala city authorities on alert for five points on the seven-point scale: the settlements on the territory of 12 kilometers around the volcano should be ready to evacuate.
3. 27-year-old Boris the polar bear under anesthesia. He carried out a full medical examination before surgery on the teeth and eyes in a veterinary clinic in Tacoma, Washington.
4. Prince William helps his wife at the parade in honor of St. Patrick’s Day in Aldershot: the Duchess of Cambridge is stuck in the lattice heel.
5. U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama dancing at the ball during the inauguration.
6. Boeing 777, belonging to the airline of South Korea after the crash in San Francisco International Airport.
7. Tens of thousands of workers and activists in Jakarta demand higher minimum wages and better working conditions.
8. Lightning struck the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.
On this day, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he was leaving the throne since health does not allow him to continue. This is unprecedented in the modern history of the Catholic Church.
9. In one of the spas in Jakarta, Indonesia has an unusual service – massage snakes. It is believed that the body crawling pythons help to forget about everyday worries and get rid of stress.
10. Member protest in Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey. May 2013.
11. Actress Jennifer Lawrence learned that won the Academy Award for Best Actress in the movie “My boy – crazy.” Award Ceremony in theater “Dolby”, California.
12. Guests at St Paul’s Cathedral at the funeral ceremony with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
13. Chinese astronauts salute near the Shenzhou capsule after a successful landing in Mongolia.
14. Israelis watch a swarm of locusts in the Negev desert on the Israeli-Egyptian border. In March this year from Egypt to Israel attacked the hordes of locusts.
15. Man clings to the fence during the invasion of the strong waves caused by unprecedented rainfall during tropical cyclone “Oswald.” Sydney, Australia.
16. American pilgrim “Hope of Glory” in the way of Christ on the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem on Good Friday.
17. Horse fell during a race with obstacles in the Scottish town of Ayr.
18. A collage of photos of Tiananmen Square in Beijing at the bottom – the image of the sky January 23, 2013, when the level of air pollution has reached a critical value.
19. Lightning struck in the Willis Tower in Chicago during a severe storm.
20. View of New York City and the memorial day of the twelfth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center September 9, 2013.
21. Workers are preparing to clean the windows in the building of the Shanghai World Financial Center.
22. People carry candles around the statue of Buddha Day worship Buddha in Thailand.
23. Biennial Jack Rigby at the funeral of his father Lee Rigby in England.
Employee Royal Infantry Regiment was killed while on duty in London’s Woolwich. The inscription on the T-shirt “My dad – my hero.”
24. Footballer FC Lazio celebrates the third goal against Catania. Game league championship football stadium Olimpico in Rome.
25. The team at Red Bull Soapbox Race in London. Teams compete on homemade racing machines that move along the inclined path by gravity.
26. Firefighters extinguish a fire on the last day of the Spanish festival of Las Fallas fire in Spain. This day marks the beginning of spring fireworks and burn a huge doll.
27. More than three thousand pairs of the number of parishioners organization “Unification Church” take part in a mass wedding ceremony in South Korea.
28. Attraction at Oktoberfest in Munich.
29. About 600 students Hebei Normal University in China spent the night in the gym to escape from the unprecedented heat wave that was this summer in China. University authorities have included in the room air conditioners and outstanding students mat.
30. Red flag on the face blown away hour before the ceremony of welcome Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard. It takes place in the Hall of the People in Beijing. Julia Gillard visited China on an official visit during the Boao Forum aziaskogo – 2013.
31. Andrew Jerman and his dog in anticipation of the start of the new hunting season.
32. Yellow scorpion glows in the dark while eating their prey in the Negev desert in Israel. This desert was in second place among the top ten most popular tourist destinations in 2013.
33. Dancer and a policeman on the Notting Hill Carnival in London.
34. Russian President Vladimir Putin makes a dive at about. Hogland in the Baltic Sea, where found sunken frigate “Oleg”.
35. Man with his son in the Chinese province of Qingdao, where there was an unprecedented invasion of green algae. From June to the city’s beaches were taken over 50,000 tons of algae.
36. Kate Middleton with her newborn son in the hospital of St.. Mary in London.
Newborn George Alexander Louis received the title of Prince of Cambridge and was the third in line to the British throne after his father and grandfather, William Charles.
37. British Finance Minister George Osborne plays with children during a visit to London kindergarten.
38. Smog shrouded Sydney Australia. Because the strongest over the past 40 years of forest fires hangs over the city a huge cloud of smoke.
39. Students Scottish University of St Andrews on the so-called “raisin Weekend” at this time the younger students should thank the senior students for tuition. By tradition, the festival are “foam fights” – students buy several thousand cans of shaving foam and begin to coat each other with their contents.
40. Chicago Illinois Police investigating the murder of 24-year-old man on the South Side.
41. Activist movement “Femen” attacks on Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Hanover industrial fair Hannover Messe.
42. Rescue teams in Indonesia looking for flight recorders at the crash site off the coast of Bali. When landing at the international airport “Ngurah Rai” in terms of the equatorial downpour pilot missed by the band, and the plane crashed in shallow water.
43. Rescue work after eight-storey building collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
44. American flag on the ruins of a house in Moore after the devastating tornado in May of this year.
45. Participants of the festival Pathum de Berga in Spain. Holiday consists of processions mystical and symbolic figures dancing to the drum beats. Takes place during the Catholic feast of Corpus Christi.
46. Senior Airman Sheila Smith and Courtney Burdshou after wedding ceremony in Manhattan.
47. Bull stands before the race at the entrance to the arena at the festival of San Fermin in Spain.
Annual Spanish festival became popular after the novel by Ernest Hemingway “Fiesta (The Sun Also Rises),” written in 1926.
48. Participants in the “colored races” in Gold Coast, Australia.
49. View of the flooded parts of the capital of Slovakia – Bratislava. This year the level of flooding reached a record 1, 030 cm, but the fence prevented flooding downtown.
50. Man comforting his daughter during the flood in the southern part of Queensland in Australia.
51. Pope Benedict XVI greets the faithful at St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. This is the last meeting before the pontiff’s renunciation.
52. People gathered at the Krishna temple in Srijith, watered with paint. This festival – Holi celebrations in double Barsanov.