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Added 27th December 2019 02:05 PM

A glimpse into what happened around the world in pictures

A glimpse into what happened around the world in pictures

rotesters chant slogans as they march with protest signs and national flags during an antigovernment demonstration in the raqi capital aghdads central ahrir quare on ecember 22 2019 hoto by Protesters chant slogans as they march with protest signs and national flags during an anti-government demonstration in the Iraqi capital Baghdad's central Tahrir Square on December 22. Photo by AFP
 
 ocals look at the destruction caused by a forest fire at the ocuant hill in alparaiso hile on ecember 25 2019 ore than 100 houses were affected by a forest fire uesday in alparaiso where a red alert was declared hoto by Locals look at the destruction caused by a forest fire at the Rocuant hill in Valparaiso, Chile, on December 25. More than 100 houses were affected by a forest fire Tuesday in Valparaiso, where a red alert was declared. Photo by AFP

 

 he moon moves in front of the sun in a rare ring of fire solar eclipse in anila on ecember 26 2019 hoto The moon moves in front of the sun in a rare "ring of fire" solar eclipse in Manila on December 26. Photo AFP
 
 vorian tate prosecutor ichard dou shows pictures of seized weapons during a press conference at bidjans courthouse in bidjan on ecember 26 2019  vory oast prosecutors on ecember 23 2019 issued an arrest warrant for presidential candidate uillaume oro who aborted a planned return by diverting his flight to hana as security forces stormed his party headquarters in bidjan he tate prosecutor clarified on ecember 26 the charges against oro saying he was preparing a civil and military insurrection to soon seize power accusations swept aside by the defense hoto by Ivorian State prosecutor Richard Adou shows pictures of seized weapons during a press conference at Abidjan's courthouse, in Abidjan, on December 26.  Ivory Coast prosecutors on December 23, issued an arrest warrant for presidential candidate Guillaume Soro, who aborted a planned return by diverting his flight to Ghana as security forces stormed his party headquarters in Abidjan. The State prosecutor clarified on December 26 the charges against Soro, saying he was preparing "a civil and military insurrection" to "soon" seize power; accusations swept aside by the defense. Photo by AFP
 
  man holding a machete walks between ransacked houses in the 5 district in angui on ecember 26 2019 after clashes erupted when traders took up arms to oppose taxes levied by militia groups t least 11 people were killed in fighting between militiamen and traders in a restive district of angui the capital of the entral frican epublic two security officials and an imam said on ecember 26 2019 he security sources said between 11 and 14 people died after clashes erupted late on ecember 25 2019 while the imam wad l arim said 16 bodies had been brought to the local li abolo mosque hoto by A man holding a machete walks between ransacked houses in the PK5 district in Bangui on December 26, after clashes erupted when traders took up arms to oppose taxes levied by militia groups. At least 11 people were killed in fighting between militiamen and traders in a restive district of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, two security officials and an imam said on December 26. The security sources said between 11 and 14 people died after clashes erupted late on December 25, while the imam, Awad Al Karim, said "16 bodies" had been brought to the local Ali Babolo mosque. Photo by AFP
 
 mbattled sraeli rime inister enjamin etanyahu declared victory in a leadership primary in his rightwing ikud party on ecember 26 ensuring he will lead it into arch elections nitial results showed etanyahu comfortably beating rival ideon aar though a final tally was expected to take several hours hoto Embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared victory in a leadership primary in his right-wing Likud party on December 26, ensuring he will lead it into March elections. Initial results showed Netanyahu comfortably beating rival Gideon Saar, though a final tally was expected to take several hours. Photo AFP 

 

  car drives through a flooded road following heavy rain in aza ity on ecember 27 2019 hoto by A car drives through a flooded road following heavy rain in Gaza City on December 27. Photo by AFP
 
rotesters shout slogans with their hands tied at a demonstration demanding the release of him ena leader handrashekhar zad and against ndias new citizenship law in ew elhi on ecember 27 hoto by Protesters shout slogans with their hands tied at a demonstration demanding the release of Bhim Sena leader Chandrashekhar Azad, and against India's new citizenship law, in New Delhi on December 27. Photo by AFP
 
 alestinian youths warm themselves around a fire during heavy rain in aza ity on ecember 27 hoto by Palestinian children warm themselves around a fire during heavy rain in Gaza City on December 27. Photo by AFP
 
 ontenegrin police units stand in front of erbian rthodox hurch clergy and believers ahead of the vote on a controversial law on religious freedom in odgorica on ecember 26 2019 ore than a dozen ontenegrin opposition s were detained in parliament on ecember 27 2019 after they violently protested a controversial law on religious freedom which was passed after the group was taken away he law has raised tensions in recent weeks between the government and a proerb opposition which is close to the erbian rthodox hurch  ontenegros main religious body nder the legislation religious communities need to prove ownership of property from before 1918 when ontenegro lost its independence in order to keep it hoto by Montenegrin police units stand in front of Serbian Orthodox Church clergy and believers ahead of the vote on a controversial law on religious freedom in Podgorica on December 26. More than a dozen Montenegrin opposition MPs were detained in parliament on December 27, after they violently protested a controversial law on religious freedom, which was passed after the group was taken away. The law has raised tensions in recent weeks between the government and a pro-Serb opposition, which is close to the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC), Montenegro's main religious body. Under the legislation, religious communities need to prove ownership of property from before 1918, when Montenegro lost its independence, in order to keep it. Photo by AFP
 
 his handout picture taken on ecember 27 2019 and released by azakhstans emergencies committee shows rescuers working at the site of a passenger plane crash outside lmaty  t least 14 people died on ecember 27 2019 when a passenger plane carrying 100 people crashed into a house shortly after takeoff from azakhstans largest city authorities said hoto by This handout picture taken on December 27 and released by Kazakhstan's emergencies committee shows rescuers working at the site of a passenger plane crash outside Almaty. - At least 14 people died on December 27, when a passenger plane carrying 100 people crashed into a house shortly after takeoff from Kazakhstan's largest city, authorities said. Photo by AFP

 

  collum 3 of the ortland rail lazers shoots the ball against the tah azz on ecember 26 at vivintmartome rena in alt ake ity tah hoto by CJ McCollum #3 of the Portland Trail Blazers shoots the ball against the Utah Jazz on December 26 at Vivint SmartHome Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. Photo by AFP

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

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