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Pictures of the week: From the Holi festival in India to skyscrapers in Dubai
Here's pick of the pictures around the world this week...
1. Hindu men from the village of Nandgaon throw coloured powder into the crowd during the
Lathmar Holi festival in Barsana, India (PA)
2. Lily the rabbit had her back legs amputated after breaking her back. But vets ensured she was quickly back on her feet
after fitting her with a pair of wheels (Caters)
3. Colourful spring flowers are surrounded by snow in Ruthin, North Wales. Britain was hit by extreme cold weather again
when torrential rain caused floods and heavy snow shut airports and closed schools (PA)
4. A post-it note informs Cypriots can only withdraw a maximum of 260 as a long line forms at a cash point of Laiki Bank,
Nicosia, Cyprus. Time is running out for Cypriot leaders to strike a bailout deal with the European Union (Reuters)
5. African dancers stand with the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby as he is inaugurated as the leader of the
Church of England during a service inside Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, Kent (Reuters)
6. Joggers wearing special suits with LED lights attached create the look of human fireflies in Salford Quays,
Greater Manchester (PA)
7. Pope Francis kisses the altar during his inauguration mass at the Vatican. More than one million people packed into
St Peter's Square to watch. Global political and religious leaders attended - including representatives of Muslim, Hindu,
Jewish, Buddhist, Sikh and Jain communities (Reuters)
8. A tower of cakes and doughnuts is furnished with colourful flower-shaped icing.
The world's first 'cake hotel' opened in Soho, London, and offered lucky guests the sweetest
stay of their lives (Tate & Lyle)
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9. A thrust chamber from an Apollo F-1 engine is pictured at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
Major components of the rocket engines used to launch astronauts to the Moon in the 1960s and 1970s
were recovered this week. The F-1 engines used to power the Saturn V rockets that blasted Apollo capsules
to the moon were found three miles below sea level. It is not yet known which Apollo mission they belong to
but there is a possibility it could belong to Apollo 11, which was the first mission to successfully land men on Moon
10. The tops of skyscrapers in Dubai peak above fog in this stunning image snapped by German photographer Sebastian Opitz (Caters)
11. A woman braves the harsh elements in 'Storm' - a shot taken by Hoang Hiep Nguyen from Vietnam who was a category
winner of the "Enhanced" category at the Sony World Photography Awards (Sony World Photography Awards)
12. The cover shot for Aladdin Sane, designed by Brian Duffy and Celia Philo and with make-up by Pierre La Roche.
The hotly anticipated retrospective into the music legend's career opened this weekend. 'David Bowie Is' has already
sold more than 42,000 tickets, making it the most in-demand exhibition in Victoria & Albert museum's history
( Duffy Archive)
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