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Picture power: A scar on the landscape  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:56:57 GMT
Brazil's worst drought in 80 years 
Day in pictures: 16 December 2014  Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:41:30 GMT
Images from around the world: 16 December 
In pictures: Peshawar school attack  Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:48:19 GMT
Taliban gunmen open fire on school in Peshawar 
In pictures: Sydney siege  Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:53:06 GMT
Armed police seal off an area around a cafe 
The Russians fighting a 'holy war' in Ukraine  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:27:16 GMT
The ordinary Russians fighting a 'holy war' in Ukraine 
VIDEO: The parents who never expected to see their child in a nativity play  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:10:29 GMT
The 49 children who made it to an unlikely nativity 
Is this Pakistan's watershed Taliban moment?  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:09:24 GMT
Has the real war on terror finally started in Pakistan? 
Day in pictures: 18 December 2014  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:31:09 GMT
Striking images from around the world taken over the past 24 hours 
The boats of guns for hire against pirates  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:30:04 GMT
The risks and rewards of storing guns at sea 
Last orders for LA British boozer  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:33:47 GMT
LA's British ex-pat haven the Cat and Fiddle pub goes dark 
The buildings that would have been impossible  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:11:52 GMT
The buildings that would once have been impossible 
'Ringing' rock arches recorded  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:51:09 GMT
America's huge humming arches 
VIDEO: 'Buddhist bug' art explores difference  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:19:02 GMT
Artist's colourful search for identity 
Greek political crisis: Huge amount at stake  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:23:34 GMT
Greece on knife-edge over presidential vote 
VIDEO: The rise of 'selfie sticks'  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:15:20 GMT
A handy self-portrait device or a narcissistic vanity tool?