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    Monday Jan 20

    Burj Khalifa hosts DSF vertical catwalk

    Dramatic scenes in Downtown Dubai as models pull off incredible feats

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    Tuesday Jan 14

    Thanksgiving or harvest festival celebration

    The festival is celebrated with pomp and glory across different Hindu communities. It is a major Hindu festival which is a pre-cursor of the harvest season and thereby prosperity.

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    Sunday Jan 12

    Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival

    Fairy tale palaces, Rome’s Colosseum, towering pagodas and skyscrapers — all carved from ice — are among the sights at the Annual Harbin Ice and Snow Festival.

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    Friday Jan 10

    Pictorial: Niagara Falls frozen by polar vortex

    Ice chunks plunge over the iconic waterfalls and cascading water is turned into icicles as temperatures fall well below freezing.

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    Friday Jan 10

    Gulf News Fun Drive 2014 in pictures

    Participants in around 900 four-wheel drive vehicles tackled the deserts at the 33rd annual Gulf News Overnighter Fun Drive. This year the 209.5km thrill-a-minute drive went through the scenic sections in three emirates — Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah.

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    Tuesday Jan 7

    In pictures: Heavy rain and wind hit UAE

    Heavy downpour causes waterlogging and traffic snarls in many parts of UAE

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    Saturday Jan 4

    Massive snowstorm blankets northeastern US

    A major snowstorm producing blizzard-like conditions hammers the northeastern United States, causing thousands of flight delays and cancellations, paralysing road travel, and closing schools and government offices.

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    Wednesday Jan 1

    World ushers in year 2014 in style

    2014 dawns around the world, welcomed by fireworks and festivities that lit up the night sky

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    Wednesday Jan 1

    Record-breaking fireworks mesmerise Dubai

    Spectacular pyrotechnics display in Dubai as New Year is rung in. The mesmerising display of fireworks encircled the Palm Jumeirah, the World Islands, Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa.

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    Tuesday Dec 31

    Best pictures of 2013 from around the world

    Gulf News picks the best wire pictures of 2013 from around the world

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    Sunday Dec 29

    Between the headlines: Best staff pictures of 2013

    There were plenty of events that caught the keen eye of Gulf News photographers this year. From the glitz and glamour of National Day celebrations to the daredevil aerobatics at the Dubai Air Show to bravehearts challenging body and mind in their quest for stardom. Religious festivals and heritage events highlighted the best of civilization while a cricket legend reached yet another milestone. Among all the newsmakers were also a group of jaywalkers risking life and limb for nothing.

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    Friday Dec 27

    Saturday snapshots: Dune paradise beckons

    Residents are taking advantage of the cooler weather and heading out into Al Warqa’a area of the desert to take part in the long-standing tradition of camping in the great outdoors. Photographer Ahmed Ramzan spends a few late nights in the dunes to capture a few moments of people having a great time around campfires, enjoying barbecues or preparing a hot cup of tea as conversation with friends and family extends well into the early morning

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    Tuesday Dec 24

    UK, France brace for wet, dark Christmas

    Gale-force winds and pounding rain Tuesday lashed Britain and France, killing at least four people, disrupting Christmas travel and leaving tens of thousands without power.

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    Tuesday Dec 24

    Powerful bomb hits Egypt police station

    The interim government accused the Muslim Brotherhood of orchestrating the attack, branding it a “terrorist organisation”.

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    Monday Dec 23

    Nation all decked up to welcome Christmas

    Shopping centres, malls and hotels across the country have been dress ed up for holiday season. Christmas trees in malls and hotels decorated with thousands of gifts for everyone.

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    Monday Dec 23

    In pictures: Heavy rains hit most parts of UAE

    Water logging, car breakdowns and minor accidents make driving miserable for most early-morning motorists.

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    Saturday Dec 21

    The Christmas illumination go for the Glow

    Glittering huge Christmas trees and various types of artistic illuminations brighten the night streets.

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    Friday Dec 20

    Saturday Snapshots: Hardy ships of the desert

    Every year, Al Dhafra comes alive with camels from the UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Qatar competing for prizesworth millions of dirhams. Sankha Kar, Deputy Picture Editor, travelled to Al Dhafra to capture the sights at the festival, which also featured a souq and a falcon contest.

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    Sunday Dec 15

    Thousands evacuated from flooded Gaza homes

    Rescue workers evacuate thousands of Gaza Strip residents from homes flooded by four days of heavy rain

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    Sunday Dec 15

    South Africa holds state funeral for Nelson Mandela

    South Africa holds a state funeral for Nelson Mandela, closing one chapter in its tortured history

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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!