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    Tuesday Aug 19

    Beyond Words

    Gulf News designers depict a world around them through illustrations everyday, either to enhance the visual elements of a story or as a standalone comment. The bulk of these illustrations are mainly for the print edition. Here we present some of them for your viewing pleasure.

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    Tuesday Aug 19

    Pictures: 1,000lb alligator snared in Alabama

    A family in the US state of Alabama battled a 1,000-pound, 15-foot alligator for more than five hours, putting several large hooks into the beast before firing a fatal shotgun blast into the gator’s head. The result? The catch of a lifetime and a state record in Alabama.

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    Sunday Aug 17

    Pictures: Dust storm strikes across the UAE

    Wind, dust and hazy weather hits Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah

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    Saturday Aug 16

    UAE Indians celebrate Independence Day

    Young and old in the UAE celebrate their 68th Indian Independence day at the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi and in the Indian Consulate at Bur Dubai.

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    Monday Aug 11

    UK battered by remains of Hurricane Bertha

    Heavy rain and high winds create havoc in swathes of England and Wales

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    Sunday Aug 10

    In pictures: Supermoon sightings from around the world

    The phenomenon, which scientists call a perigee moon, occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons. Take a look at one of nature's amazing shows - as seen from various parts of the world.

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    Sunday Aug 10

    Pictures: Passenger plane crashes in Tehran, 48 killed

    A small Iranian passenger plane crashed moments after it took off from Tehran on Sunday, killing 48 people on board and narrowly avoiding more fatalities on the ground. The plane was headed to the eastern city of Tabas, when it crashed around 9.18 am (0448 GMT), after leaving Mehrabad airport.

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    Thursday Aug 7

    Ebola outbreak in pictures

    The World Health Organization has began an emergency meeting on the Ebola crisis, and said at least 932 deaths in four countries are blamed on the virus, with many hundreds more being treated in quarantine conditions. Besides, the lethal Ebola epidemic is hitting tourism, reducing travel and trade, and slowing farming and mining.

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    Friday Aug 1

    In pictures: Malin village landslide aftermath

    Rescue workers try to find survivors amid the mud and debris from a major landslide in the Pune district in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, where 150 people are feared to have been killed.

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    Monday Jul 28

    Eid prayers around the globe

    Muslims in the Middle East and Asia marked a grim Eid Al Fitr on Monday, overshadowed by conflicts in Gaza and Pakistan and several air tragedies, including the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

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    Saturday Jul 19

    Aftermath of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash

    Ukraine and pro-Russia insurgents agreed on July 19 to set up a security zone around the crash site of a Malaysian jet whose downing in the rebel-held east has drawn global condemnation of the Kremlin

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    Friday Jul 18

    Malaysia Airlines flight MH17: Horror in pictures

    298 dead as flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur shot down in Ukraine war zone

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    Thursday Jul 10

    Preview of goldfish exhibition

    The two-month-long goldfish exhibition will starts July 11 at “Eco Edo Nihombashi Art Aquarium 2014” .

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    Saturday Jul 5

    First look: Dubai's Mall of the World in pictures

    See images of the planet’s first temperature-controlled city, planned for the emirate

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    Friday Jul 4

    Pictures: Hurricane Arthur hits North Carolina

    Arthur became the first hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic season on Thursday after sparking evacuations along part of the North Carolina coast, where it threatened to disrupt Independence Day celebrations.

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    Friday Jun 27

    Diving into the past

    Scapa Flow was an important British naval base, where countless lives were lost. At the end of World War One, 74 German warships were interned there, and most were deliberately sunk, or scuttled by the Germans. Now Scapa Flow is a popular dive site for those who explore the wreckage. The year 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.

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    Friday Jun 27

    Four de force: A stolen generation

    Many top athletes of the era, including those who won the Tour de France, died fighting the war after volunteering for their country. Many Belgians, French, German and Italian athletes in the front lines during the First World War, which lasted four years.

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    Friday Jun 27

    In pictures: The shot that started it all

    On June 28, 1914, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and his wife, on a visit to Sarajevo precipitated the bloodiest war ever known to man.

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    Friday Jun 27

    Preparing for Ramadan

    Residents across the United Arab Emirates have been busy preparing for the Holy Month of Ramadan to ensure a full and meaningful holiday.

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    Thursday Jun 26

    World War I a photographic look back

    World War I claimed some 14 million lives — 5 million civilians and 9 million soldiers, sailors and airmen from 28 countries, from India to South Africa to the United States. At least 7 million troops were left permanently disabled.

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    Tuesday Jun 24

    Woman or machine? Japan museum robots look creepily human

    The new robot guides at a Tokyo museum look so eerily human and speak so smoothly they almost outdo people. Japanese robotics expert Hiroshi Ishiguro, an Osaka University professor, says they will be useful for research on how people interact with robots and on what differentiates the person from the machine.

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    Monday Jun 23

    Mutt Peanut is the new ‘World’s Ugliest Dog’

    It's that time of year again when dogs with unusually large heads, hairless bodies and other oddities compete to be the World's Ugliest Dog. This year's winner? A 2-year-old mutt named Peanut, whose wild white and brown hair, bulging eyes and protruding teeth belie his sweet, energetic personality. The contest, held at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma, California, is in its 26th year. The dogs are scored by a three-judge panel in several categories, including special or unusual attributes, personality and natural ugliness.

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    Monday Jun 23

    Baron Gautsch shipwreck after 100 years: Picture tribute to Adriatic sea wreck

    The 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Baron Gautsch, an Austro-Hungarian ship which sank in the northern Croatian Adriatic sea, will be marked on August 13, 2014. The ship, originally used to service passenger lines, had been leased by the Austro-Hungarian Army following the July 1914 outbreak of World War One to transport troops, only to run into a minefield off the Brijuni islands less than a month later. Estimates say between 240 and 390 people perished in the sinking, making it one of the biggest losses of life in World War One. Today the shipwreck lies at a depth of 40 metres off the coast of Rovinj and is said to be the most popular site for divers in the Adriatic.

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    Sunday Jun 22

    England revellers celebrate summer solstice

    Thousands of revellers gather to celebrate the summer solstice on Salisbury Plain in southern England. The festival, which dates back thousands of years, celebrates the longest day of the year when the sun is at its maximum elevation.

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    Sunday Jun 22

    Iguazu Falls: 20 spectacular pictures

    Forming a border between Argentina and Brazil, the Iguazu Falls, South America’s largest falls, attract more than 1 million visitors a year