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Last Updated: Friday, 18 January 2008, 14:59 GMT
Week in pictures: 12-18 January


A man rides through a bonfire in San Bartolome de Pinares in Spain. Horses are ridden through bonfires on the eve of the Festival of San Anton, the patron saint of animals.

(Left-right) The Queen Mary 2, The Queen Victoria and the Queen Elizabeth 2 Cunard Queen ships sail out of New York Harbour

The Queen Mary 2, The Queen Victoria and the Queen Elizabeth 2, three of the world's best known ocean liners, steamed out of New York harbour together.

Nuremberg polar bear cub

This month-old polar bear cub was taken from its mother in a zoo in the German city of Nuremberg after officials began to worry she might kill it.

Japan's  Kinkaku-ji temple is covered with snow

Snow falls on Kinkaku-ji - a temple in the western Japanese city of Kyoto.

An Iraqi Shia girl in the city of Karbala

An Iraqi Shia girl stands by candles in Karbala during the Ashura festival to mark the death of Imam Hussein in AD680.

Protesters threw stones at police

Kenyan police clashed with opposition supporters on the second day of election protests. Protesters said last month's election was rigged in favour of President Mwai Kibaki.

The crashed plane at Heathrow

A passenger plane made a dramatic emergency landing at London's Heathrow Airport - one of the busiest in the world.

Newcastle United fan Sophie Ross poses with a Kevin Keegan shirt

Fans celebrated Kevin Keegan's surprise return to Newcastle United football club, being named as their new boss, 11 years after quitting the club.

Collective funeral at Omari mosque, Gaza city

At least 18 Palestinians, including at least 13 militants, died in an Israeli raid in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Funerals were held for the dead at the Omari mosque.

A woman walks through snow in Kabul, Afghanistan

The number of people who have died as a result of cold weather in Afghanistan rose to 200, according to government officials.

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