Monday, 31 October 2011

[HM:247856] The week in photos

The week in photos
Earthquake rescue operations, dressed-up pets and a political brawl 
feature in our weekly photo retrospect.

1) A parent and his infant take part in an underwater nerve therapy session by the Gezenguz (Rascal) 
Foundation in Budapest. Infants and children who have birth injuries and congenital developmental conditions or 
diseases seek rehabilitation at the foundation.
A parent   and his infant take …
2) In this photo provided by the regional government of Aysen, plumes of smoke and ash rise from the Hudson volcano in the region of Aysen
, Chile, Thursday. The Southern Andean Volcano Observatory says seismic activity related to the volcano increased starting early Tuesday night. 
The Hudson volcano lies 995 miles (1,600 kilometers) south of Chile's capital, Santiago. It last erupted in August 1991, 
causing millions in damages to local farms and killing an estimated 1.5 million sheep. Chile has about 3,000 volcanos, 
500 of which are considered geologically active.
In this photo provided by …
3) Smoke rise from burning tyres at the Periferico Avenue in Guatemala City. Protesters gathered to demonstrate to demand that
 Congress pass the Law 38-69 housing law. The law will guarantee adequate housing, services and infrastructure for people living in 
informal settlements without basic services, local media reported.
Smoke rise from burning tyres …
4) Turkish rescuers pull 13-year-old Ferhat Tokay from the rubble of a collapsed building 108 hours after Sunday's 7.2-magnitude quake
 hit eastern Turkey, in Ercis, Turkey, early Friday. Officials say the death toll in the massive earthquake in eastern Turkey has gone up to 570.
Azeri and Turkish rescuers …
5) Queen Elizabeth II accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh waves from a tram through Melbourne, Australia, 
as they visit Federation Square in the city on Wednesday.
6) A commuter makes his way to work through flooded streets after torrential rain resulted in the major emergency plan
 being invoked in the County Dublin region on 25 October.
Two dead, hundreds stranded …
7) Meerkats play with a pumpkin at a zoo in Hanover, central Germany.
8) Second World War veteran 90 year old William Walker launches the Scottish Poppy Appeal with Soldiers from the Royal Highland Fusiliers,
 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland on October 27, 2011 in Penicuick, Scotland. Mr Walker, who was wounded while serving in Burma 
in 1943 with the Royal Scots, helped the soldiers form the shape of the number ninety to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the
 annual November campaign of remembrance.
The Highland Fusiliers Launch …
9) Brooklyn-based performance artist Marni Kotak, who plans to give birth to her first child in front of a public audience at the Microscope Gallery
 in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, is shown leaning on a birthing pool at the gallery, which has been converted into a birthing room in New York.
Brooklyn-based performance …
10) Claudio Barbato (left), a member of the opposition FLI party, fights with Fabio Ranieri (right) from the Northern League in Parliament in Rome
 on 26 October. The Italian deputies exchanged blows in parliament on Wednesday as tensions over a tough economic reform programme came to a head.
Member of the opposition FLI …
11) Aliona Savchenko (left) and Robin Szolkowy of Germany, compete in the pairs free skating
 at the Skate America figure skating competition in Ontario, Canada.
Aliona Savchenko, left, and …
12) French President Nicolas Sarkozy's wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy leaves a Paris clinic where she gave birth on Wednesday carrying her baby girl.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy's   …
13) Two Thais use a fairground pedalo to get from A to B in the flooded Bang Phlad district of Thailand.
14) Jonna Baquillas holds her rescued cat named Rue, who was dressed up as Little Red Riding Hood during the
 Philippine Animal Welfare Society's (PAWS) annual Halloween fund raising event 'Scaredy Cats and Dogs: Year 8' in Manila.
15) People light fireworks during Diwali celebrations in Gurgaon, India.
Festival of Lights
`6) Turkish rescuers carry Azra Karaduman, a two-week-old baby girl they have saved from under debris of a collapsed building in Ercis,
 Van, eastern Turkey, Tuesday. The baby's mother, Semiha, was still alive, pinned next to a sofa inside the flattened building 
from where the child was rescued. A 7.2-magnitude earthquake toppled some 2,000 buildings in eastern Turkey.
Turkish rescuers carry Azra …




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