World In Photo: Brand New Week Of 2016


  • A paratrooper lands in Oberstdorf, southern Germany, before the Four Hills Tournament, a competition of ski jumping takes place every year between late December and early January. – (Christoph Stache, AFP)


  • A woman sitting in a Chinese restaurant in Dumfries in southern Scotland. The western and northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland have been affected by the arrival of the storm Frank which caused new flooding and forced hundreds of people to flee their homes. – (Andy Buchanan, AFP)


  • A work by British artist Banksy devoted to refugees and migrants, on a beach at Calais, in northern France. – (Philippe Huguen, AFP)


  • A man in the middle of a forest burned beside the Basque town of Berango, in northern Spain. The fire that broke out in the area in the evening of 27 December destroyed about two hundred hectares of land. – (Vincent West, Reuters / Contrasto)


  • Wooden pallets stacked to prepare a bonfire new year in Scheveningen, near Hague, Netherlands. – (Bart Maar, ANP / AFP)


  • A woman jogging in Sochi, Russia. – (Kazbek Basayev, Reuters / Contrasto)


  • Soputan volcano in eruption on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. The authorities have banned all activities within four kilometers. The Soputan is one of 129 active volcanoes in the country. – (B Adwit Pramono, Antara Photo / Reuters / Contrasto)


  • The interactive sculpture Cloud by Canadian artists Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett, during the Lux festival in Helsinki, Finland. The event hosts artists from all over the world and the works are exhibited in different places of the city center. – (Markku Ojala, EPA / ANSA)


  • The motorcycle race in the desert dunes of Liwa, United Arab Emirates. The championship, which attracts participants from across the region of the Persian Gulf, includes racing cars, motorcycles, camels and horses. – (Karim Sahib, AFP)


  • A homeless child in Mumbai, #India. According to the Tata Institute of Social Sciences Tiss and the NGO Action aid over 37 thousand #children live in the streets of the city. – (Divyakant Solanki, EPA / ANSA)

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