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Week in pictures 10-16 January

Greenpeace protestors rake a slogan created on a plot of land they've purchased in the village of Sipson beside Heathrow Airport in London

Despite many organised protests, the British government has given the go-ahead for a third runway at Heathrow, saying it is "right" for the UK - but opponents have vowed to fight the plans.

Hindus gather in Allahabad

Hindus gathered in Allahabad, India, for the annual religious festival, the Magh Mela.

Smoke rises from an explosion from an Israeli rocket in Gaza city.

Diplomatic activity is intensifying over a possible ceasefire to end Israel's war with Hamas in Gaza.

Entropa by Czech artist David Cerny

A new art installation going on display at the European Council building in Brussels has angered EU members with its lampoons of national stereotypes.

Passengers stand on the wings of the ditched plane

A US Airways jet with 155 people on board has ditched in the frigid Hudson River off Manhattan after apparently hitting a flock of geese.

Passengers stand on the wings of the ditched plane

Officials said everyone was rescued, including the 150 passengers and five crew aboard the Airbus A320, headed for North Carolina.

People watch the blaze in Guangdong province

In China's Guangdong province, residents watch helplessly as a 26-storey half-built skyscraper burns. The cause of the blaze, which lasted for four hours, is unknown.

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