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Week in pictures: 13-19 December 2014  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:42:43 GMT
News photo from around the world 
Picture power: Doused with milk  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:12:51 GMT
Treated for the effects of pepper spray 
Day in pictures: 18 December 2014  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:31:09 GMT
Images from around the world: 18 December 
Your pictures of the year 2014  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:52:07 GMT
A selection of the best readers' photos 
In pictures: US-Cuban relations  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:53:41 GMT
Story of Cuba's relationship with the US 
Picture power: Under the dress  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:55:37 GMT
Actress America Ferrera red-faced 
In pictures: Pakistan school attack aftermath  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:20:29 GMT
Families have begun burying their dead 
The mystery of Chopin's death  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:13:35 GMT
His pickled heart has provided scientists with few answers 
Good Omens: How Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett wrote a book  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:20:01 GMT
How Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett wrote a book 
Islamic State: Yazidi women tell of sex-slavery trauma  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:39:08 GMT
Sex-slavery trauma of Yazidis seized by Islamic State 
Indian Ocean tsunami: Emotional reunion in Aceh 10 years on  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:01:04 GMT
BBC reporter meets Indonesian tsunami survivor 10 years on 
Indian village where people speak in Sanskrit  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 03:44:01 GMT
Indian village where people speak ancient language 
Day in pictures: 22 December 2014  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:57:04 GMT
Images from around the worl over the past 24 hours 
VIDEO: Why US football has no relegation  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:56:25 GMT
Why American sports refuse to relegate the worst teams 
Tim Burton fixes sights on Big Eyes  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:36:40 GMT
Tim Burton on the art fraud that shocked America