World in Pictures: 25 October 2011

By Francis Whittaker REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
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Skating skills

What? America's Richard Dornbush of plays air guitar as he performs during the Smucker's Skating Spectacular following the Skate America ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating.

Where? Ontario, California, USA

Want more? Spectacular figure skating videos | Air guitar tips

REUTERS/Marcelo del Poz
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ETA victims

What? People walk behind a poster showing pictures of victims of the Basque terrorist group ETA during the inauguration of an exhibition celebrating the work of the Civil Guard in Andalusia. The Basque separatist group said it would end four decades of armed struggle on Thursday.

Where? Sevilla, Spain

Want more? Who are ETA? | List of ETA atrocities

REUTERS/William Gularte
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Smoke rises in Guatemala

What? Smoke rises from burning tyres after Guatemalan protesters gathered to demand that Congress pass a new housing law that will guarantee adequate housing, services and infrastructure for people living in informal settlements without basic services.

Where? Guatemala City, Guatemala

Want more? Guatemala protests: latest |Poverty in Guatemala

REUTERS/Fred Greenslade
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Hockey tussle

What? Winnipeg Jets' Tanner Glass fights New York Rangers' Brandon Prust during the first period of their NHL game.

Where?Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Want more? Latest NHL news |Winnipeg Jets

REUTERS/Osman Orsal
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Earthquake survivor

What? Emergency service workers carry an earthquake survivor during rescue operations in Ercis, near the eastern Turkish city of Van. A powerful earthquake killed at least 264 people and wounded more than 1,000 in mainly Kurdish southeast Turkey.

Where? Ercis, Turkey

Want more? Latest news: Turkey earthquake |Turkey earthquake: How to help

REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi
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Iranian school

What? Students line up to go to their classes in Pishtaz School in Tehran - the first computerised pre-school for gifted students in Iran. The school claims to have pioneered teaching techniques through the means of IT, and parents can watch their children's daily activities from home via CCTV cameras.

Where? Tehran, Iran

Want more? Pishtaz School, Tehran | Education in Iran

REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma
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Tibetan exile

What? A Tibetan exile is detained by police during a protest in front of the United Nations Information Centre in New Delhi. Dozens of Tibetan exiles on Monday held a protest against recent self-immolations in Tibetan areas, protesters said. At least nine people have set fire to themselves in Tibetan parts of China in recent months in protests against Chinese rule.

Where? New Delhi, India

Want more? Self-immolation in Tibet |Tibet's fight for independence

REUTERS/Jose Miguel Gomez
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Women's weightlifting

What? Ecuador's Alexandra Andagoya competes in the women's 53kg category of the weightlifting competition at the Pan American Games.

Where? Guadalajara, Mexico

Want more? Weightlifting videos |Pan American Games 2011

REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad
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Thai floods

What? A Bangkok resident drags his belongings through the floodwaters as he evacuates his home. Several districts in Thailand's capital have been put on high alert and authorities have been facing a race against time to pump water towards the sea and defend the business district.

Where? Bangkok, Thailand

Want more? Worst floods ever | Latest: Thai floods

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Japan radiation

What? Volunteers from a Hiroshima City group work to remove radioactive substances from a fishing boat in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture. The group was formed in August and includes former nuclear power plant workers and survivors of the 1945 U.S. bombing.

Where? Minamisoma, Fukushima, Japan

Want more? Japan's earthquake clean-up | Survivors of the Hiroshima bomb