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Pictures of the Week: October 10, 2014

From The Denver Post

Malala Yousafzai acknowledges the crowd at a press conference at the Library of Birmingham after being announced as a recipient of the Peace Prize, on October 10, 2014 in Birmingham, England. The 17-year-old Pakistani campaigner, who lives in Britain where she received medical treatment following an assassination attempt by the Taliban in 2012, was jointly awarded the peace prize with Kailash Satyarthi from India. Chair of the Committee Thorbjorn Jagland made the announcement in Oslo, commending Malala for her ‘heroic struggle’ as a spokesperson for girls’ rights to education.

"Malala Yousafzai Wins Nobel Peace Prize"

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"APTOPIX France Eiffel Tower"

“A Visitors takes a photo on the new glass floor at The Eiffel Tower, during the inauguration of the newly refurbish first floor, in Paris, France, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. Visitors of the Eiffel Tower can walk on a transparent floor at 188 feet high and look down through solid glass, with safety glass barriers around the edge. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)”

"APTOPIX India Nobel Peace Prize"

“An Indian child rescued by the workers of the NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan or Save Childhood Movement which is run by Kailash Satyarthi, poses for a portrait at the Mukti Ashram in New Delhi, India, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Taliban attack survivor Malala Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel winner ever as she and Satyarthi of India won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for working to protect children from slavery, extremism and child labor at great risk to their own lives. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)”

"APTOPIX Spain Human Tower"

“Members of the Castellers Joves Xiquets de Valls try to complete their human tower during the 25th Human Tower Competition in Tarragona, Spain, on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. The tradition of building human towers or “castells” dates back to the 18th century and takes place during festivals in Catalonia, where “colles” or teams compete to build the tallest and most complicated towers. The structure of the “castells” varies depending on their complexity. A “castell” is considered completely successful when it is loaded and unloaded without falling apart. The highest “castell” in history was a 10 floor structure with 3 people in each floor. In 2010 “castells” were declared by UNESCO one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)”

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“An Indian potter prepares clay lanterns used during Diwali celebrations ahead of the forthcoming Hindu festival in Jalandhar on October 8, 2014. Diwali, celebrated this year on October 23, marks the victory of good over evil and commemorates the time when the Hindu god Lord Rama achieved victory over Ravana, and returned to his kingdom of Ayodhya after 14 years exile. AFP PHOTO/SHAMMI MEHRA”

"APTOPIX Hong Kong Democracy Protest"

“A protester holds an umbrella during a performance on a main road in the occupied areas outside government headquarters in Hong Kong’s Admiralty in Hong Kong Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. Talks between the Hong Kong government and student leaders of a democracy protest that has blocked main roads in the Asian financial hub for nearly two weeks are canceled because they’re unlikely to be constructive, a senior government official said Thursday. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)”

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Pictures of the Week: June 27, 2014

It might be a while ago but The Denver Post is always reliable

Algerian fans celebrate in Algiers on June 26, 2014 after Algeria eliminated Russia with a 1-1 draw in a FIFA 2014 World Cup Group H match.

Torchlights are placed next to soldiers’ tombs at the Douaumont’s boneyard, eastern France, during the annual event known as The Four Days of Verdun, a night parade of veterans, as they commemorate the Verdun battle 98th anniversary.

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Chinese honour guards prepare for the arrival of Myanmar President U Thein Sein and Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 27,2014. U Thein Sein is on a visit to China from June 27 to 30. AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAOWANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images #

"Vladimir Putin"

“Russian Vladimir Putin, second right, takes part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside Moscow’s Kremlin Wall, in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, June 22, 2014,  to mark the 73rd anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)”

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“People march during a gay parade on Istiklal Street, the main shopping corridor on June 22, 2014 in Istanbul during the Trans Pride Parade as part of the Trans Pride Week 2014, which is organized by Istanbul’s ‘Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transvestites and Transsexuals’ (LGBTT) solidarity organization. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC”

"APTOPIX India Hindu Festival"

“A Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, smokes marijuana at the Kamakhya temple in Gauhati, India, Saturday, June 21, 2014. The annual Ambubasi festival begins Sunday where hundreds of tantric Sadhus, holy men from an esoteric form of Hinduism, gather to perform rituals at the temple. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)”

"Jose Tomas"

“Spanish bullfighter Jose Tomas stands with his clothing stained with an El Pilar ranch fighting bull’s blood during a bullfight in Leon, Spain, Sunday, June 22, 2014. Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in Spain and Tomas is Spain’s most popular bullfighter, after coming back from an injury he has only fought a few fights this season, keeping fans yearning for more opportunities to see their idol. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)”

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Pictures of the Week: August 15, 2014 –

Pictures of the Week: August 15, 2014 – Plog.

"APTOPIX Police Shooting Alabama Vigil"

Willie James Franklin looks into the Civil Rights Memorial fountain during a moment of silence to remember Michael Brown on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 in Montgomery, Ala. On Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, a white police officer fatally shot Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in a St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) #

"APTOPIX Portugal Daily Life"

People take photographs in the main tank of the Oceanarium of Lisbon, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. The oceanarium opened in 1998 during the World Fair, displays different aquatic fauna species from the five oceans in the world. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) #

"APTOPIX Police Shooting Missouri"

A protester takes shelter from smoke billowing around him Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Freguson, Mo. Protests in the St. Louis suburb rocked by racial unrest since a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death turned violent Wednesday night, with some people lobbing Molotov cocktails and other objects at police who responded with smoke bombs and tear gas to disperse the crowd. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson) #

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Pictures of the Week: January 17, 2014

From Denver Post

APTOPIX Spain San Anthony Bonfire Festival

A man rides a horse through a bonfire as part of a ritual in honor of Saint Anthony, the patron saint of animals, in San Bartolome de Pinares, about 100 km west of Madrid, Spain on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. On the eve of Saint Anthony’s Day, hundreds ride their horses through the narrow cobblestone streets of the small village of San Bartolome during the “Luminarias,” a tradition that dates back 500 years and is meant to purify the animals with the smoke of the bonfires and protect them for the year to come. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

APTOPIX Mansion Fire Ohio

This aerial photo shows firefighters battle a fire at a mansion in Indian Hill, Ohio on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.   Fire officials are trying to determine what caused the massive fire that destroyed the 22-room mansion in southwest Ohio. There were no injuries reported. Fire officials remained on the scene Saturday. Lt. Jim Gilligan of the Madeira and Indian Hill Joint Fire District says the home was a complete loss. He said it took firefighters about seven hours to put out the fire reported Friday afternoon at the mansion in the Cincinnati suburb of Indian Hill. (AP Photo/The Cincinnati Enquirer, Joseph Fuqua II)

APTOPIX Monk Beer

Father Damion, of the Abbot at St. Joseph’s Trappist Abbey, in Spencer, Mass., walks through the monks’ meeting room. St. Joseph’s is a community of 63 Trappistine monks, the largest in the United States. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

APTOPIX Ice Castles

Patrons tour an ice castle at the base of the Loon Mountain ski resort in Lincoln, N.H. The ice castle begins to grow in the fall when the weather gets below freezing and thousands of icicles are made and harvested then placed around sprinkler heads and sprayed with water. The castle will continue to grow as long as the temperatures stay below freezing. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

 

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Pictures of the Week: November 8, 2013

From The Denver Post

Afghan day laborer Zekrullah, 23, takes a break after preparing kilns to fire the bricks at a brick kiln factory on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov 7, 2013. In the last two years as US and NATO troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, brick makers say business has dropped off by almost half.

“America cannot do a damn thing,” as they perform during an annual anti-American demonstration in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. Tens of thousands of demonstrators packed the streets Monday outside the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran in the biggest anti-American rally in years, a show of support for hard-line opponents of President Hassan Rouhani’s historic outreach to Washington.

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Afghan day laborer Zekrullah, 23, takes a break after preparing kilns to fire the bricks at a brick kiln factory on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov 7, 2013. In the last two years as US and NATO troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, brick makers say business has dropped off by almost half. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

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US surfer Garrett McNamara rides a wave during a surf session at Praia do Norte in Nazare on November 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ FRANCISCO LEONG

*** BESTPIX *** Javanese People Celebrate Islamic New Year

A javanese man smokes on yard of Kasunanan Surakarta awaiting the rituals night carnival ‘1st Suro’ ( Javanese calender) during Islamic New Year celebrations at Kasunanan Palace on November 4, 2013 in Solo City, Indonesia. Javanese will celebrate the national holiday with ceremonies and rituals marking the 1435th Islamic New Year’s Eve or ‘1st Suro’. The parade started from Keraton Kasunanan and is headed by a group of albino buffaloes, known as Kebo Bule. Local people believe that the parade of Heirlooms and Kebo Bule will bring them a better life.  (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

Yves Rossy

Yves Rossy, known as the Jetman, flies by Mount Fuji in Japan. The Swiss aviator jumped from a helicopter at an altitude of 3,600 meters (11,811 feet) and successfully flew the jet-powered carbon-Kevlar Jetwing around the 3,776-meter (12,388-foot)-tall mountain, Japan’s highest peak, which was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site in June. (AP Photo/Katsuhiko Tokunaga, Breitling)

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Pictures of the Week: January 10, 2014

from the Denver Post

Aida Diallo, whose ten-year-old son Bamba was killed when a fire struck the Dakar shack where he was sleeping along with other Quranic students, sits in her one-room home in the village of Ndame, Senegal. Bamba’s older brother Cheikhou, 13, managed to escape the fire which killed Bamba and three of their cousins. For now the surviving boys and their teacher are back in Ndame, but, says Diallo, when their teacher, her brother, returns to Dakar, Cheikhou will go too.

People unload belongings on January 9, 2014 at Minkammen, South Sudan that they were able to bring with them to the camps. Hundreds of civilians fleeing violence in Bor region arrive at dawn to one of the many small ports that run alongside the camps in Awerial region, having crossed over the Nile River by night. Thousands of exhausted civilians are crowding into the fishing village of Minkammen, a once-tiny riverbank settlement of a few thatch huts 20 miles southwest of Bor. Some say they had spent days hiding out in the bush outside Bor as gunmen battled for control of the town, which has exchanged hands three times in the conflict, and remains in rebel control.

Mount Sinabung spews hot lava as seen from Jeraya, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The 8,530-foot volcano has sporadically erupted since September.

APTOPIX Senegal Child Beggars

Aida Diallo, whose ten-year-old son Bamba was killed when a fire struck the Dakar shack where he was sleeping along with other Quranic students, sits in her one-room home in the village of Ndame, Senegal. Bamba’s older brother Cheikhou, 13, managed to escape the fire which killed Bamba and three of their cousins. For now the surviving boys and their teacher are back in Ndame, but, says Diallo, when their teacher, her brother, returns to Dakar, Cheikhou will go too. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

APTOPIX Indonesia Volcano Erupts

In this late Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 photo, Mount Sinabung spews hot lava as seen from Jeraya, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The 2,600-meter (8,530-foot) volcano has sporadically erupted since September. Authorities extended a danger zone around a rumbling volcano in western Indonesia on Sunday after it spewed blistering gas farther than expected, sending panicked residents streaming down the sides of the mountain. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

APTOPIX Britain Storms

People watch and photograph enormous waves as they break, on Porthcawl harbour, South Wales, Monday Jan. 6, 2014.  Residents along Britain’s coasts are braced for more flooding as strong winds, rain and high tides lash the country. At least three people have died in a wave of stormy weather that has battered Britain since last week, including a man killed when his mobility scooter fell into a river in Oxford, southern England.  (AP Photo/PA, Ben Birchall)

APTOPIX Deep Freeze

The frozen mist from Niagara Falls coats the landscape around Prospect Point at Niagara Falls State Park, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. The Polar Vortex brought high winds and frigid temperatures to the area.  (AP Photo/The Niagara Gazette, James Neiss)

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Pictures of the Week: February 21, 2014

From The Denver Post

This week was marked by protests around the world. Anti-government protesters guard the perimeter of Independence Square, known as Maidan, on February 19, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. After several weeks of calm, violence has again flared between police and anti-government protesters, who are calling for the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych over corruption and an abandoned trade agreement with the European Union.

Thai farmers battle with soldiers as they protest the government’s repeatedly delayed payments for rice submitted to the pledging scheme at the government’s temporary office in Bangkok on February 17, 2014. Thai opposition demonstrators besieged government offices on February 17, including a compound that has been used as a temporary headquarters by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, in defiance of authorities who have vowed to reclaim key state buildings.

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Volunteers smooth the piste during the Men’s Alpine Skiing Super-G at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 16, 2014. PETER PARKSPETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images

APTOPIX Philippines Fire

Filipino firemen take a rest after controlling a fire in Manila, Philippines on Sunday Feb. 16, 2014. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire that gutted a bank and several establishments in Manila’s Ermita district. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

***BESTPIX*** Violence Escalates As Kiev Protests Continue

Anti-government protesters guard the perimeter of Independence Square, known as Maidan, on February 19, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. After several weeks of calm, violence has again flared between police and anti-government protesters, who are calling for the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych over corruption and an abandoned trade agreement with the European Union. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

APTOPIX Afghanistan Daily Life

An Afghan internally displaced girl looks through a window made of a broken car windshield at their home in a poor neighborhood in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

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Pictures of the Week: February 28, 2014

From the ever excellent Denver Post

Women walk in front of the Dinamo Kiev’s stadium on February 25, 2014, in Kiev. ’s interim leader on February 25 delayed the appointment of a new unity government until February 27 as the country sought to find a way out of its most serious political crisis since independence.

Residents of the besieged Palestinian camp of Yarmouk, queuing to receive food supplies, in Damascus, . A United Nations official is calling on warring sides in  to allow aid workers to resume distribution of food and medicine in a besieged Palestinian district of Damascus. The call comes as U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon urged Syrian government to authorize more humanitarian staff to work inside the country, devastated by its 3-year-old conflict.

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People use their phones in the relaxation area of the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 25, 2014 The Mobile World Congress runs from the 24 to 27 February where participants and visitors alike can attend conferences, network, discover cutting-edge products and technologies at among the 1,700 exhibitors as well as seek industry opportunities and make deals. AFP PHOTO/LLUIS GENE

Rainblossom Project

Reflected in a puddle of melted snow, people and dogs walk past umbrellas suspended from trees at Spanish Banks Beach in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. The art installation, called the “Rainblossom Project”, was put up by an anonymous group to be a celebration of the rain the city receives. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

APTOPIX India Daily Life

A laborer holds onto a bucket with his teeth as he descends from a single room tenement without proper access at a slum in New Delhi, India, Tuesday Feb. 25, 2014. Migrant laborers often share the cheapest accommodation available to to make working in a city more viable. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

APTOPIX Ukraine Protests

A pair of boots sits on top of a barricade at the Independence Square, in Kiev, Ukraine,, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. Ukraine put its police on high alert after dozens of armed pro-Russia men stormed and seized local government buildings in Ukraine’s Crimea region early Thursday and raised a Russian flag over a barricade. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

 

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Pictures of the Week: July 19, 2013

The Denver Post Pictures of the Week is a photo blog that gathers the strongest photojournalism from around the world. A diver trains on the 3-meter springboard at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, July 19, 2013. Competition begins Saturday.

A relative mourns the death of her niece, who died after consuming contaminated meals given to children at a school on Tuesday at Chapra district in the eastern Indian state of Bihar July 18, 2013. The Indian government announced on Thursday it would set up an inquiry into the quality of  given to school pupils in a nationwide free meal scheme after at least 23 children died in one of the deadliest outbreaks of mass  in years.

A man accused by the Congolese Army of being a spy of rebels of the M23 movement is tied and taken away on July 16, 2013 in Munigi on the outskirts of Goma in the east of the Democratic Republic of the . The army in the Democratic Republic of  pursued an offensive against rebels of the M23 movement to protect the North Kivu provincial capital of Goma. M23, a movement launched by Tutsi defectors from the army who accuse the Kinshasa government of reneging on a 2009 peace deal, last year occupied Goma for 10 days before pulling out under international pressure.

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A Humpback whale jumps to the surface of the Pacific Ocean at the Uramba Bahia Malaga natural park in Colombia, on July 16, 2013. Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) migrate annually from the Antarctic Peninsula to peek into the Colombian Pacific Ocean coast, with an approximate distance of 8,500 km, to give birth and nurse their young. Humpback whales have a life cycle of 50 years or so and are about 18 meters long. TOPSHOTS/AFP PHOTO/Luis ROBAYO #

A fisherman wades in Chaohu Lake, covered in blue-green algae, in Chaohu city

A fisherman wades in Chaohu Lake, covered in blue-green algae, in Chaohu city, Anhui province, July 19, 2013. REUTERS/China Daily

An aerial view shows the Zaatari refugee camp, near the Jordanian city of Mafraq

An aerial view shows the Zaatari refugee camp, near the Jordanian city of Mafraq July 18, 2013. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spent about 40 minutes with half a dozen refugees who vented their frustration at the international community’s failure to end Syria’s more than two-year-old civil war, while visiting the camp that holds roughly 115,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan about 12 km (eight miles) from the Syrian border. REUTERS/Mandel Ngan/Pool

APTOPIX South Africa Mandela

A young member of the Maitibolo Cultural Troupe, who came to dance for well-wishers in honor of Nelson Mandela, poses for well-wishers in front of a placard of Mandela, outside the entrance to the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where former South African President Nelson Mandela is being treated in Pretoria, South Africa Sunday, July 14, 2013. South Africa’s radio broadcaster Eyewitness News reported on Sunday that former president Thabo Mbeki said on Saturday that he expects Nelson Mandela to soon be discharged from the hospital to recuperate at home. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

APTOPIX Spain San Fermin

Revelers are pushed by a bull at the end of last running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona Spain on Sunday, July 14, 2013. Revelers from around the world arrive to Pamplona every year to take part in some of the eight days of the running of the bulls glorified by Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel “The Sun Also Rises.” (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

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An Egyptian young girl reacts as she is sprayed water on her face during a rally of supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi outside Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque on July 15, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt. A top US official pressed Egypt’s interim leaders for a return to elected government after the army ousted Morsi, whose supporters massed to rally for his return. AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA

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