Topic Photos of Week #5. Here’s our selection of the topic photos for week 5 of 2013. We hope you enjoy them and that you have a great and safe weekend.
Abdi Sheikh, who has been sentenced to death for the murder of journalist Absuge, stands tied to a pole before he is executed by shooting at close range in Mogadishu. FEISAL OMAR/REUTERSSoldiers move into position by armoured personnel carrier near al-Fath mosque on Ramses Square in Cairo. AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERSAlphorn players blow their instruments to break the world record for the largest ensemble of people playing the alphorn, on the Gornergrat in front of the Matterhorn mountain near Zermatt. RUBEN SPRICH/REUTERS
Policemen stand guard inside room of al-Fath mosque when supporters of deposed President Mursi exchanged gunfire with security forces inside mosque in Cairo. MUHAMMAD HAMED/REUTERSSyrian refugees who fled the violence in Syria, are seen at a new refugee camp in Arbil. STRINGER/IRAQ/REUTERSA woman holds an umbrella during a greased pole climbing competition held as part of Indonesia’s 68th Independence Day celebration at Ancol Dream Park in Jakarta. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERSPedestrians are silhouetted as they cross a road in front of the Presidential Palace on a rainy evening in New Delhi. ANINDITO MUKHERJEE/REUTERS
Combination photograph shows a four-story wood frame building tested under the conditions of a number of historical earthquake data using the World’s largest outdoor shake table by researchers at the University of San Diego California in San Diego. MIKE BLAKE/REUTERSA tanker helicopter drops water as a firefighter works to douse a hot spot at the Beaver Creek wildfire outside Hailey, Idaho. JIM URQUHART/REUTERSA helicopter air tanker dumps water as the sun sets at the Beaver Creek wildfire outside Hailey. JIM URQUHART/REUTERSSam Rainsy, president of the National Rescue Party, gestures during a workshop at the CNRP office in Phnom Penh. SAMRANG PRING/REUTERSSoldiers and local residents reinforce an embankment to prevent flood from an overflowing river in Heihe. CHINA DAILY/REUTERSAn anti-government protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask holds a picture of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej during a protest in Bangkok. ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERSA worker operates a furnace at a steel plant in Hefei. JIANAN YU/REUTERSThree Gibraltarian police officers are seen in a police boat, after a Spanish Civil Guard boat crashed into it by accident, in Algeciras bay in La Linea de la Concepcion. JON NAZCA/REUTERSSmoke rises after an eruption of Mt. Sakurajima in Kagoshima. KYODO/REUTERSSmoke rises after what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria’s President al-Assad in the village of Douri. STRINGER/REUTERSCloud partially covers Rock of the British territory of Gibraltar at sunrise before Spanish fishermen take part in a protest in Algeciras bay. JON NAZCA/REUTERSGondoliers raise their oars as a sign of respect in front of the place near Rialto bridge where a German tourist was killed in Venice. MANUEL SILVESTRI/REUTERSSteve Westnedge plays his saxophone for a Leopard Seal known as Casey as part of a study on the animal’s reactions to different sounds at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo. DAVID GRAY/REUTERSPeople walk past a car stranded in mud after heavy rainfalls hit Fushun. CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERSU.S. journalist Greenwald walks with his partner Miranda in Rio de Janeiro’s International Airport. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERSA German special police force officer prepares for a hostage situation in Ingolstadt . MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERSU.S. soldier Bradley Manning is escorted to court for his sentencing hearing at Fort Meade in Maryland. KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERSThe caskets of 25 policemen killed early Monday morning near the north Sinai town of Rafah are carried after arriving at Almaza military airport in Cairo. MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY/REUTERSBo and Sunny, the Obama family’s new puppy, are pictured on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. HANDOUT/REUTERSJapanese Ground Self-Defense Force armoured tanks fire during an annual training session near Mount Fuji at Higashifuji training field in Gotemba. YUYA SHINO/REUTERSCombo picture shows a fire-fighter rescuing a woman who tried to commit suicide from a window of a hotel in Tongren. CHINA DAILY/REUTERSMayflies are pictured above a river at dusk in Heihe. CHINA DAILY/REUTERSHandout of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie sitting at a police station after security forces arrested him in Cairo. HANDOUT/REUTERSMan walks inside the damaged historical old souk of Homs. YAZAN HOMSY/REUTERSA Bedouin man jumps over camels during the Sanaa Summer Festival in Sanaa. Khaled Abdullah/REUTERSProfessor Oldhafer performs liver surgery with support of tablet computer at Asklepios Hospital Hamburg-Barmbek. FABIAN BIMMER/REUTERSA smooth dogfish is pictured after having being swallowed by a sand tiger shark which in turn was caught by researchers in this handout photo. HANDOUT/REUTERSA Saudi motorcyclist rides as he takes part in the Sanaa Summer Festival in Sanaa. Khaled Abdullah/REUTERSDutch boy plays on a bronze sculpture of a knotted gun entitled Non-Violence outside the Memorial of Caen museum. CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERSGerman Chancellor and top candidate for the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Merkel toasts with beer after her speech during an electoral rally in Dachau. MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERSBritish citizen Reid and Belfast resident McCollum Connolly are escorted by police after leaving the public prosecutor’s office at Callao. MARIANA BAZO/REUTERSStephens County Sheriff’s Office booking photos of three teenage boys charged in the killing of an Australian university student in Oklahoma. HANDOUT/REUTERSA rainbow is seen over an advertising sign for the insurance provider Suncorp atop a building in central Sydney. DAVID GRAY/REUTERSA young Hindu priest arranges sacred thread during the Janai Purnima, or Sacred Thread, Festival at the premises of Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERSPolicemen remove a petitioner outside the court where the trial of disgraced Chinese politician Bo will be held on Thursday in Jinan. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERSThai customs and police officials destroy counterfeit goods at the Crime Suppression Division in Bangkok. ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS
A man holds the body of a dead child among bodies of people activists say were killed by nerve gas in the Ghouta region, in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus. STRINGER/REUTERSA mother and her daughter rest beneath a statue of Jesus Christ inside a church converted into an evacuation centre for residents displaced by the floods in Quezon City. STRINGER/PHILIPPINES/REUTERSA waxy monkey tree frog is weighed in a measuring device during a photocall to publicize the annual measuring of all the animals at the London Zoo, in central London. SUZANNE PLUNKETT/REUTERSVisitor plays a Playstation 4 at the Sony exhibition stand during the Gamescom 2013 video games fair in Cologne. INA FASSBENDER/REUTERSU.S. soldier Manning is escorted into court to receive his sentence at Fort Meade in Maryland. KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERSRescuers work at the scene of a bus crash at Genting Highlands. STRINGER/MALAYSIA/REUTERS
Fireworks explode over the port of Monaco as China competes in the International Pyromelodic Firework contest in Monaco. ERIC GAILLARD/REUTERSAngelica Maribel Murillo sits at a table with her daughter at their home in the La Nueva Australia neighbourhood in Tegucigalpa. STRINGER/REUTERSA man looks back at a surging wave as Typhoon Trami approaches China, in Wenling. CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERSA man looks at a giant inukshuk as the moon rises above it in Rankin Inlet. CHRIS WATTIE/REUTERSAn aerial picture taken from a helicopter shows houses submerged in floodwaters at Shantou. CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERSDisgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai stands trial inside the court in Jinan, Shandong province. HANDOUT/REUTERSThai prison officers escort Iranian Saeid Moradi, 29, and Mohammad Khazaei, 43, as they leave the Bangkok South Criminal Court. CHAIWAT SUBPRASOM/REUTERSA privately-built illegal temple-like structure is seen on the top of a 20-storey residential block in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. TYRONE SIU/REUTERSIndian police detain a government employee during a demonstration in Srinagar. DANISH ISMAIL/REUTERSA government employee is hit by dyed water from a water cannon used by Indian police to disperse protesters during a demonstration in Srinagar. DANISH ISMAIL/REUTERS Egyptian army soldiers and medics escort former president Hosni Mubarak after he arrives at a military hospital in the southern suburb of Maadi on the outskirts of Cairo. STRINGER/REUTERSA 15-year-old Free Syrian Army fighter takes position in a house in Salah al-Din neighbourhood in central Aleppo. MUZAFFAR SALMAN/REUTERSAn old photo taken at Stanley Park’s Hollow Tree in the early 1900s is lined up with a view from today in Vancouver. ANDY CLARK/REUTERSFirefighters try to extinguish a forest fire in Tondela, near Viseu. RAFAEL MARCHANTE/REUTERSPeople struggle as waves from a tidal bore surge past a barrier on the banks of Qiantang River in Haining. CHINA DAILY/REUTERSTadahiro Kanemasu a.k.a the Carry-Your-Pram-Ranger carries a woman’s shopping cart at the station in Tokyo. YUYA SHINO/REUTERSA labourer unloads bags filled with cabbage from a supply truck at a vegetable wholesale market in Chennai. BABU/REUTERSA masked devotee takes part in a parade commemorating the Neku Jatra-Mataya festival, the festival of lights, in Lalitpur. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERSWomen push themselves into a train carriage at Sudimara train station on the outskirts of Jakarta. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERSPeople run to help outside one of two mosques hit by explosions in Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli. OMAR IBRAHIM/REUTERS Devotees compete to retrieve a goat during the Deopokhari festival in Khokana. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERSArtist Manny Ford performs with soap bubbles in New York City’s Central Park. LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERSA young Palestinian woman holds a lit candle during a protest against Syria’s President Assad in front of the U.N. headquarters in Gaza City. SUHAIB SALEM/REUTERS