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    Saturday Mar 8

    International Women’s Day celebrations across the world

    Activists around the globe celebrate International Women’s Day, which dates back to the beginning of the 20th Century and has been observed by the United Nations since 1975.

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    Tuesday Mar 4

    In pictures: Ink attack on Indian tycoon Subrata Roy

    A lawyer threw ink at Sahara chief Subrata Roy outside the Supreme Court premises in New Delhi. The shirtless protester attacked flamboyant billionaire, whose face was blackened with the ink, as he reached the top court in New Delhi following his arrest last week.

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    Tuesday Mar 4

    Frigid weather freezes Niagara Falls

    Sub-freezing temperatures make the rushing waters of Niagara Falls partially frozen again

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    Monday Mar 3

    Animal pictures of the week

    Take a photographic expedition into the amazing world of animals

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    Friday Feb 28

    Classic car festival reflects auto history

    The sixth edition of the Emirates Classic Car Festival that started in Downtown Dubai on Thursday features around 250 classic cars and motorbikes specially flown in from various countries. Staff photographer Ahmed Ramzan brings you highlights of the five-day fest. The cars date from the 1920s to 1984, but the oldest car that grabbed the most attention was a three-wheeler 1892 Mercedes

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    Thursday Feb 27

    Hindu devotees all over the world gather for Shivaratri festival

    The Hindu festival, also known as the birthday of Lord Shiva, is marked by praying, smoking and holy men smearing their bodies with ashes.

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    Saturday Feb 22

    Swat team descends fog-shrouded Burj Khalifa?

    It resembled a scene from Mission: Impossible, but it was really only window cleaners

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    Saturday Feb 22

    Ghostly feel to Saturday morning as fog shrouds the UAE

    We bring together the best pictures of Saturday morning’s fog from Gulf News staff and readers

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    Wednesday Feb 19

    Ukraine protesters brace for fresh assaults by riot police

    Fresh clashes left at least 25 people dead in the worst violence in the country's post-Soviet history

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    Tuesday Feb 18

    Thai police officers attempt to push back angry rice farmers

    A Thai policeman was shot dead as security forces clashed with opposition protesters during an operation to reclaim besieged government buildings in Bangkok.

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    Friday Feb 14

    Saturday snapshots: FNC in a different perspective of

    Coverage of the Federal National Council is usually restricted to the professional, but here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how members spend their time when they are not asking questions of ministers. Chief photographer Abdul Rahman trawls the FNC hallways to capture a lighter side of members — indulging in banter or simply enjoying some qahwa

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    Tuesday Feb 11

    Pictures: River Thames bursts banks, floods homes near London

    The River Thames has burst its banks after reaching its highest level in years, flooding riverside towns upstream of London.

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    Tuesday Feb 11

    Animal pictures of the week

    Take a photographic expedition into the amazing world of animals

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    Monday Feb 10

    UAE Government Summit in pictures

    Some of the world's most respected government and business leaders, decision makers, executives and experts gather for the second annual UAE Government Summit at Dubai's Madinat Jumeirah. The three-day event, held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, focuses on how the happiness of citizens can be improved through transformative government services.

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    Saturday Feb 8

    Japan hit by rare heavy snowfall

    Tokyo and other areas across Japan is hit by a rare heavy snowfall, stalling trains, grounding flights, and blanketing roads and skyscrapers with snow.

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    Friday Feb 7

    Saturday snapshots: Spotlight on culture

    The Sharjah Festival of Light began on Thursday with the emirate’s landmarks lit up in spectacular fashion. The festival will run till February 14. Photographer Ahmed Ramzan captures the essence of the event that celebrates Sharjah’s heritage and architecture while highlighting Emirati, Arabic and Islamic culture.

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    Friday Feb 7

    Cubans ‘bury’ man alive at fake funeral: pictures

    View images of traditional mock burial festival in tiny Santiago de las Vegas near Havana

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    Thursday Feb 6

    Spanish cargo ship Luno crashes into rocks: pictures

    View images of vessel that broke apart during stormy weather in France

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    Wednesday Feb 5

    Student Parliament at FNC Headquarters in Abu Dhabi

    Mohammad Ahmad Al Murr, Speaker of the Federal National Council, said running of the UAE school parliament helps ingrain values of democracy in pupils, along with imparting leadership skills and political participation.

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    Tuesday Feb 4

    Storm dumps record snow over northern Iran

    The heaviest snowstorm in five decades blankets provinces in northern Iran, cutting power supplies and trapping villagers

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    Tuesday Feb 4

    Tawdheef career fair for UAE's best and brightest

    Tawdheef career fair features thousands of opportunities and development programmes for emiratis in more than 100 government and private sector organisations.

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    Tuesday Feb 4

    India inaugurates first monorail in Mumbai

    A Mumbai Monorail train makes its way through the city run between Wadala and Chembur in Mumbai, India. The 8.93-km-long Monorail, running between Chembur and Wadala in the east-south direction, comprising the first phase, was opened to the public on Sunday.

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    Monday Feb 3

    Wadi Wurayah: Region’s first water research centre

    Wadi Wurayah National Park (WWNP) has become home to the region’s first water research centre, where volunteers and students can take part in environmental and conservation activities.

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    Sunday Feb 2

    Thai anti-government protesters surround polling stations

    Thailand went to the polls under heavy security as anti-government protesters prevent delivery of election material

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    Friday Jan 31

    Saturday snapshots: Paws, jaws and claws

    Be it a dog, cat, hamster or even a reptile, pets are often the only source of companionship for people facing big city blues, but they also take pride of place in families. The numerous pet shops in the UAE are proof that residents take good care of their pets. Photographer Ahmed Kutty takes a tour of the pet shops in Abu Dhabi’s Mina area and finds that they sell everything from birds and animals to food and accessories, not to forget huge spiders and exotic crabs.