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    Saturday Dec 14

    Qunu prepares to say goodbye to Nelson Mandela

    South African village Mandela called home is transformed ahead of anti-apartheid icon’s funeral

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    Friday Dec 13

    Saturday snapshots: Miracle garden blooms

    Miracle Garden in Dubai has reopened its gates with millions of the blooms after a brief summer break. The garden’s added attractions include an enchanting flower village comprising 10 flower houses and a large “palace” dressed in a mind-boggling variety of flowers. Not to miss is the 15-metre floral clock made out of real plants and flowers with designs that change according to the season. The garden has already caught the eyes of the Indian film makers who were mesmerised this desert wonder. The garden opens its doors to visitors daily from 9am to 9pm weekdays and 9am to 11pm on weekends. Regular Admission (20 AED) Disabled (Free) 3 yrs old and below (Free).

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    Wednesday Dec 11

    Dense fog blankets London, flights cancelled

    Thousands of airline passengers face travel misery as more than 80 flights from Heathrow and London City airports are cancelled due to fog.

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    Wednesday Dec 11

    Snow envelopes most parts of Lebanon

    A blustery storm dropped torrential rain and snow on Lebanon on Wednesday, forcing aid agencies to scramble to distribute desperately needed winter supplies like blankets and plastic tarps to Syrian refugees who have sought safe haven in the country. The storm pushed temperatures below freezing in northern Lebanon and some areas of the Bekaa Valley, which is dotted with informal refugee settlements.

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    Tuesday Dec 10

    Annual illumination of Christmas lights

    Christmas lights from around the world for those who enjoy illuminations!

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    Tuesday Dec 10

    World leaders, South Africans remember Mandela

    Joyous, singing South Africans gather in the rain to honour Nelson Mandela at a massive memorial service that is expected to draw some 100 heads of state and other luminaries, unite in tribute to a global symbol of reconciliation.

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    Monday Dec 9

    “Myths and Legends” Festival

    The Carnival of Lights, Dances, Myths and Legends is performed in the Festival of Lights at the downtown of Medellin.

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    Monday Dec 9

    Indonesia train collides with fuel truck, seven dead

    At least seven people died when a commuter train collided with a truck hauling fuel in Indonesian capital Jakarta, sending a fireball of orange flames and black smoke shooting skyward.

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    Monday Dec 9

    Pictures: Riot in Singapore after fatal road accident

    Rare outbreak of public disorder after an Indian worker was run over by a private bus in Little India

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    Saturday Dec 7

    Pictures: Ice and snow blanket much of US

    A big chunk of the US is getting a blast of frigid temperatures, sleet, snow and ice. The icy condition leads to school closures, flight cancellations, power outages and event cancellations.

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    Saturday Dec 7

    Fierce winter storms batter northern Europe

    Hundreds of thousands suffer power blackouts and road, rail and air transport chaos as icy winter storms with hurricane-force winds lash northern Europe

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    Friday Dec 6

    Beat Diabetes Walkathon kicks off

    The fifth annual Beat Diabetes Walkathon, which aims to encourage the UAE community to adopt a healthy lifestyle to fight diabetes, held on Friday at Zabeel Park in Dubai.

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    Friday Dec 6

    World pays tribute to anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela

    Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, anti-apartheid hero and the father of democratic South Africa, died on Thursday at his home. 95-year-old Mandela died after months fighting a lung infection. South Africans and world leaders paid tribute to Mandela, who led the transition from white minority rule. For most, the passing of South Africa’s first black president was an unforgettable moment in history.

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    Wednesday Dec 4

    Roasted rats for sale! Want to try?

    In somes areas in both Northern Red River delta and Southern Mekong River delta in Vietnam people eat field rat meat, with rat hunters being mostly farmers who capture the small animals for sale in markets. One kg of rat meat costs around 100,000 dong, or 4-5 USD.

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    Wednesday Dec 4

    Butterfly wing art representing in mosaic tile

    Professional butterfly hunters gather butterflies in the forest outside Bangui, then sell them to artists, who use the wings to make mosaics.

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    Tuesday Dec 3

    Fog shrouds Dubai, Sharjah and parts of UAE

    Dense fog descends on Dubai, Sharjah and parts of the UAE on Tuesday morning

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    Monday Dec 2

    42nd UAE National Day celebrations

    UAE residence came together to mark the 42nd UAE National Day.

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    Monday Dec 2

    Pilots display extreme manoeuvres at Al Ain Aerobatic Show

    Pilots display breathtaking aerobatic stunts in solo and team formations at the 10th edition of Al Ain Aerobatic Show

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    Wednesday Nov 27

    Best of staff: November 19 - 25, 2013

    The pick of the best pictures taken by Gulf News photographers this week

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    Tuesday Nov 26

    Pictorial: Spirit of the nation

    As the 42nd National Day approaches, wherever you look the colours of the UAE flag are displayed proudly. Vehicles, residences, commercial and government establishments have been decorated. Gulf News photographers capture the mood.

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    Friday Nov 22

    Heavy rain lashes Emirates

    Clouds have been hovering over Ajman, Sharjah, Al Dahid, Dubai, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and giving rain at times. Obaid Al Hamili, an Emirati resident of Ajman, said hailstorms and lightning had hit the city at regular intervals.

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    Thursday Nov 21

    In pictures: rain storms hit the UAE

    Readers share their shots of wet weather in Dubai and the emirates

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    Tuesday Nov 19

    Best of staff: November 12 - November 18, 2013

    The pick of the best pictures taken by Gulf News photographers this week

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    Tuesday Nov 19

    Life after typhoon Haiyan in Philippines

    The Philippines is facing an enormous rebuilding task from Typhoon Haiyan, which killed more than 3,000 people and left 1,186 missing, with many isolated communities yet to receive significant aid despite a massive international relief effort.

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    Monday Nov 18

    Indonesia volcano eruptions in pictures: Mount Sinabung and Merapi fire ash 8,000 metres up

    Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra province unleashes volcanic ash as high as 8,000 metres, while Mount Merapi in Central Java, spews volcanic ash about 2,000 metres into the sky, causing ash to fall in several towns. The eruptions are prompting warnings for flights and evacuation preparations.

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