12 January 2018
Angela Merkel speaks during a joint press conference after exploratory talks in Berlin. According to reports, the leaders of CDU, CSU and SPD parties after night-long talks agreed on a plan for formal coalition negotiations.
11 January 2018
A Pakistani girl holds a picture of Zainab Ansari, an 8-year-old girl who was raped and kidnapped in Kasur, during a protest in Karachi, Pakistan. Anees Ansari, Zainab’s father, accused the police of being slow to respond when his daughter went missing in the eastern Punjab province. Two people were killed and three others were wounded in clashes between angry Kasur residents and police after protesters enraged over her death attacked a police station in the city.
10 January 2018
India’s Border Security Force (BSF) ‘Daredevils’ women motorcycle riders perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi
9 January 2018
Members of the South Korea delegation (R) shake hands with members of the North Korean delegation (L) during their meeting at the border truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas. North and South Korea began their first official talks in more than two years, focusing on the forthcoming Winter Olympics after months of tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme.
8 January 2018
Migrants in a dinghy are rescued by Libyan coast guards off the coast of Garabulli, east of Tripoli
7 January 2018
French President Emmanuel Macron observes a minute of silence in front of the plaque commemorating late police officer Ahmed Merabet to mark the third anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack, in Paris
6 January 2018
Nicolaos Solis from Greece kisses the wooden cross which was thrown into the waters by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, during the Epiphany ceremony to bless the waters at the Golden Horn in Istanbul
5 January 2018
Women mourn the death of a family member following a landslide in Kinshasa. Thirty-seven people died overnight when torrential rain and mudslides swept though shanty homes.
4 January 2018
Mourners carry the body of Palestinian Mosab al-Tamimi, 17, who was shot and killed by Israeli troops, during his funeral near the West Bank city of Ramallah
3 January 2018
People take part in pro-government rallies, Iran
Tasnim News Agency via Reuters
2 January 2018
Indonesian bus passengers watch as Mount Sinabung spews thick smoke in Karo, North Sumatra
1 January 2018
People take part in the traditional New Year’s Day swim in Scheveningen, Netherlands
31 December 2017
Fireworks explode over Sydney Harbour during New Year’s Eve celebrations
30 December 2017
An Indian muslim lifts a stool with a metal rod pierced through his cheeks to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Rafai Papa Miyan Sai at the Shah-E-Alam Dargah shrine in Ahmedabad
29 December 2017
A New York apartment fire killed at least 12 people, including a baby, with four more critically injured. Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference from the scene that ‘it is the worst fire tragedy we have seen in this city in at least a quarter century.’
28 December 2017
Afghan women mourn inside a hospital compound after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan
27 December 2017
Pope Francis greets newlyweds during his weekly general audience at Aula Paolo VI in The Vatican
26 December 2017
Rohingya refugees walk next to a pond in the early morning at the Balukhali refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
25 December 2017
Members of ice swimming club “Berliner Seehunde” (Berlin Seals) take a dip in the Orankesee lake in Berlin as part of their traditional Christmas ice swimming session, in Berlin, Germany
24 December 2017
Mourners carry the body of 19-year-old Mohamed Sami al-Dahdouh, a Palestinian youth from Jabalia who was killed in clashes with Israeli forces east of Gaza City
23 December 2017
Policemen evacuate a baby after the Cagayan River swelled caused by heavy rains brought by Tropical Storm Tembin.
People have died and others are missing as the storm struck the southern Philippines unleashing floods and landslides across a region of 20 million people.
22 December 2017
Carles Puigdemont gives a thumbs up after the Catalonia Regional Election results
21 December 2017
A white SUV sits in the middle of the road as police and emergency personnel work at the scene of where it ran over pedestrians in Flinders Street in Melbourne.
20 December 2017
This combination of pictures shows Syrians covering one eye with their hands, in the rebel-held town of Douma, as part of a campaign in solidarity with a baby boy, Karim Abdallah, who lost an eye, as well as his mother, in government shelling on the nearby town of Hammouria.
19 December 2017
South Korean and U.S. Marines take part in a winter military drill in Pyeongchang, South Korea
18 December 2017
Belgian police officers stand guard outside the trial of Salah Abdeslam, one of the suspects in the 2015 Islamic State attacks in Paris, at a courthouse in Brussels, Belgium
17 December 2017
Members of the International Space Station expedition 54/55, Roscosmos cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov (C), NASA astronaut Scott Tingle (R) and Norishige Kanai (L) of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) during the send-off ceremony after checking their space suits before the launch of the Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft at the Baikonur cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan
16 December 2017
The former wife of the late South African President Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela (R), and the candidate for the African National Congress presidency and ex-wife of the incumbent South African president, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma greet each other as they attend the 54th ANC National Conference at the NASREC Expo Centre in Johannesburg on December 16, 2017.
Thousands of delegates from South Africa’s ANC party gathered on December 16, 2017 for a five-day meeting to elect their new leader in a divisive race seen as a pivotal moment in the country’s post-apartheid history. he winner will be well placed to be the next president, but the ANC has lost much popularity since Nelson Mandela led it to power in the euphoric 1994 election that marked the end of white-minority rule.
15 December 2017
Palestinian protesters wave the national flag during clashes with Israeli security forces near the border fence with Israel, east of Gaza City as demonstrations continue over US President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital
14 December 2017
Hamas supporters take part in a rally marking the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Islamist movement, in Gaza City
13 December 2017
Democratic candidate for US Senate Doug Jones thanks supporters as he holds his wife Louise’s hand
12 December 2017
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men gather during the funeral ceremony of prominent spiritual leader Rabbi Aharon Yehuda Leib Shteinman, who died on Tuesday at the age of 104, in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel.
11 December 2017
A Palestinian protester kicks a flaming tire during clashes with Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Ramallah
10 December 2017
Demonstrators set US and Israeli flags on fire during a protest against Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, in Istanbul
9 December 2017
People gather to watch the bikers’ procession during the funeral ceremony in tribute to late French singer Johnny Hallyday in Paris
8 December 2017
A Palestinian protester uses a sling to hurl stones towards Israeli troops
7 December 2017
Firefighters monitor a section of the Thomas Fire along the 101 freeway, north of Ventura, California.
6 December 2017
Palestinians burn an Israeli and a U.S. flag during a protest against the U.S. intention to move its embassy to Jerusalem and to recognize the city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in Gaza City
5 December 2017
Former Georgian President, Mikheil Saakashvili, flashes a victory sign after he was freed by his supporters in Kiev
4 December 2017
A man exercises in a park on a winter morning in Kolkata, India
3 December 2017
A supporter of Salvador Nasralla, presidential candidate for the Opposition Alliance Against the Dictatorship, puts a balloon on the shield of a soldier in a protest while the country is still mired in chaos over a contested presidential election in Tegucigalpa, Honduras
2 December 2017
A man dressed as Santa Claus skiis down a mountain during the Saint Nicholas Day at the Alpine ski resort of Verbier, Switzerland
1 December 2017
A nurse takes blood for a HIV test for French President Emmanuel Macron as he visits the Delafontaine Hospital on World Aids Day
30 November 2017
An activist pours gasoline as an effigy of President Rodrigo Duterte and U.S. President Donald Trump burns during a protest action against Duterte’s plan to set up a Revolutionary Government, along a street in metro Manila, Philippines
29 November 2017
South Korea’s Hyunmoo II missile is fired during an exercise at an undefined location in the east coast of South Korea
The Defence Ministry/Yonhap via REUTERS