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Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Vernissage

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The gunman after shooting the Russian ambassador: photo by Burhan Ozbilici/Associated Press, 19 December 2016 


The gunman after shooting the Russian ambassador: photo by Burhan Ozbilici/Associated Press, 19 December 2016


the best photo in 2016 #Aleppo #Ankara: image via pepo @ipepo74, 19 December 2016


One of my favourite places in #berlin. A place that symbols the past and peace today became…: image via author n.j. mauchlin @njmauchline, 19 December 2016

 
#syria A man rides his motorbike past damaged buildings covered with snow yesterday in a rebel-held district of Homs #AFP by Mahmoud Taha: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 19 December 2016


 People huddled during the shooting in the art gallery: photo by Burhan Ozbilici/Associated Press, 19 November 2016


  
People huddled during the shooting in the art gallery: photo by Burhan Ozbilici/Associated Press, 19 November 2016

 
   
Brussels airport: photo by Ketevan Kardava/Georgian Public Broadcaster, via Associated Press, 22 March 2016
 

Vernissage--A man, reported by The Associated Press to be the gunman, after the shooting of the Russian ambassador, on the floor, on Monday at a gallery in Ankara, the capital of Turkey
: photo by Hasim Kilic/Hurriyet, via Reuters, 19 December 2016


Vernissage--A man, reported by The Associated Press to be the gunman, after the shooting of the Russian ambassador, on the floor, on Monday at a gallery in Ankara, the capital of Turkey: photo by Hasim Kilic/Hurriyet, via Reuters, 19 December 2016

The assassination came after days of protests by Turks angry over Russia’s support for the Syrian government in the conflict and the Russian role in the killings and destruction in Aleppo, the northern Syrian city.

The Russian envoy was shot from behind and immediately fell to the floor while speaking at an exhibition of photographs, according to multiple accounts from the scene, the Contemporary Arts Center in the Cankaya area of Ankara.

The gunman, wearing a dark suit and tie, was seen in video footage of the assault waving a pistol and shouting in Arabic: “God is great! Those who pledged allegiance to Muhammad for jihad. God is great!”

Then he switched to Turkish and shouted: “Don’t forget Aleppo, don’t forget Syria! Step back! Step back! Only death can take me from here.”



Assassination of ambassador instantly vaults Turkey-Russia relations to a new level of crisis over Syrian conflict: image via New York Times World @nyrtimesworld, 19 December 2016

 
The Turkish police secured the area outside the art gallery after the attack: photo by Erhan Ortac, 19 December 2016

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The Turkish police secured the area outside the art gallery after the attack: photo by Erhan Ortac, 19 December 2016


Turkish
avenge Syria, Aleppo haunts Russia in Ankara
: image via Primo @PrimoAhmad, 19 December 2016


A trail of devastation is left behind in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, the day after a truck ran into a crowded Christmas market and killed several people. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
 
A trail of devastation is left behind in Berlin, German the day after a truck ran into a crowded Christmas market and killed several people: photo by Markus Schreiber/AP, 20 December 2016

A trail of devastation is left behind in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, the day after a truck ran into a crowded Christmas market and killed several people. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber).

A trail of devastation is left behind in Berlin, German the day after a truck ran into a crowded Christmas market and killed several people: photo by Markus Schreiber/AP, 20 December 2016


#UPDATE At least nine dead after truck ploughs into Berlin Christmas market: police #Breitscheidplatz
: image via AFP news agency @AFP, 19 December 2016


A man screams as people gather to protest

A man screams as people gather to protest in the neighbourhood of Yolo in Kinshasa. Gunfire was heard in DR Congo’s two largest cities as the opposition leader called on citizens to reject President Joseph Kabila whose mandate expired on Tuesday.: photo by Eduardo Soteras/AFP, 20 December 2016

A man screams as people gather to protest
 
A man screams as people gather to protest in the neighbourhood of Yolo in Kinshasa. Gunfire was heard in DR Congo’s two largest cities as the opposition leader called on citizens to reject President Joseph Kabila whose mandate expired on Tuesday.: photo by Eduardo Soteras/AFP, 20 December 2016
 
A man is arrested by a member of the military police after people attempted to block the road with rocks,  in the neighbourhood of Majengo in Goma, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, on 19 December, 2016, as tensions rose with one day left of Congolese President Joseph Kabila's mandate. Kabila's second term ends on December 20 but he has shown no sign of stepping down and mediation talks have failed, sparking fears of fresh political violence in the mineral-rich but unstable Democratic Republic of Congo. / AFP PHOTO / Griff TapperGRIFF TAPPER/AFP/Getty Images

A man is arrested by a member of the military police after people attempted to block the road with rocks, in the neighbourhood of Majengo in Goma, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo as tensions rose with one day left of Congolese President Joseph Kabila’s mandate: photo by Griff Tapper/AFP, 19 December 2016

A man is arrested by a member of the military police after people attempted to block the road with rocks,  in the neighbourhood of Majengo in Goma, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, on 19 December, 2016, as tensions rose with one day left of Congolese President Joseph Kabila's mandate. Kabila's second term ends on December 20 but he has shown no sign of stepping down and mediation talks have failed, sparking fears of fresh political violence in the mineral-rich but unstable Democratic Republic of Congo. / AFP PHOTO / Griff TapperGRIFF TAPPER/AFP/Getty Images

A man is arrested by a member of the military police after people attempted to block the road with rocks, in the neighbourhood of Majengo in Goma, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo as tensions rose with one day left of Congolese President Joseph Kabila’s mandate: photo by Griff Tapper/AFP, 19 December 2016


Protests erupt in Congo as Kabila's mandate expires
: image via Reuters Top News @Reuters, 19 December 2016




 #Berlin At least nine dead after truck ploughs into Berlin Xmas market. Photo @oddandersen #AFP: image via Stephanie Beauge @sbeaugeAFP, 19 December 2016




 #Berlin At least nine dead after truck ploughs into Berlin Xmas market. Photo @oddandersen #AFP: image via Stephanie Beauge @sbeaugeAFP, 19 December 2016




 #Berlin At least nine dead after truck ploughs into Berlin Xmas market. Photo John Mac Dougall #AFP: image via Stephanie Beauge @sbeaugeAFP, 19 December 2016


Gunman wounds three in Zurich mosque rampage, motive unclear
: image via Reuters Top News @Reuters, 19 December 2016



Gunman wounds three in Zurich mosque rampage, motive unclear
: image via Reuters Top News @Reuters, 19 December 2016


3 injured in #shooting at #Zurich Islamic center
: image via RT Verified account @RT_dotcom, 19 December 2016




A Russian ambassador was murdered in #Ankara, shootings in #Zurich, truck crashes into #Berlin market (9 dead). Snow in #Sahara. Well done 2016.
: image via Takis Karagiannis @T_Karagiannis,, 19 December 2016



#haveaniceday #france #sunrise on the coal-mining area is pictured on December 15 in Loos-en-Gohelle #AFP Photo by Philippe Huguen
: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 19 December 2016


A man cooks in open air as heavy smog blankets Shengfang, in Hebei province, on an extremely polluted day with red alert issued, China December 19, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
A man cooks outside as heavy smog blankets Shengfang on an extremely polluted day in China: photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters, 19 December 2016

A man cooks in open air as heavy smog blankets Shengfang, in Hebei province, on an extremely polluted day with red alert issued, China December 19, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
 
A man cooks outside as heavy smog blankets Shengfang on an extremely polluted day in China: photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters, 19 December 2016


The worlds along the road to #Mosul. @GebellyM masterful account of covering the offensive. @AFPblogs [Ph: Thomas Coex/AFP]: image via AFP Correspondent @AFPblogs, 15 December 2016

An Iraqi soldier sits at a checkpoint in an area near Qayyarah on October 28, 2016, as he waits for families who were displaced by the ongoing operation by Iraqi forces against jihadists of the Islamic State group to retake the city of Mosul.

A checkpoint near Mosul, October 2016: photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP via AFP Correspondent, 15 December 2016


Iraqi army vehicles drive through the village of Gogjali, a few hundred metres of Mosul's eastern edge, on November 2, 2016, as they head towards the city during the ongoing operation to retake it from Islamic State group jihadists.

The wasteland of Gogjali, early November 2016: photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP via AFP Correspondent, 15 December 2016

Iraqi girl wait to fill jerricans with water in Mosul's eastern district of Khadraa, on December 2, 2016.

Mosul's eastern district of Khadraa, December 2016: photo by Safin Hamed/AFP via AFP Correspondent, 15 December 2016

Soldiers from the Iraqi army 9th armoured division greet residents as bodies of Islamic State (IS) group fighters litter a street in the eastern Al-Intissar neighbourhood of Mosul on November 6, 2016.

Bodies of Islamic State fighters lie on a street in Mosul's eastern Al-Intissar neighborhood as Iraqi soldiers talk to residents
: photo by
Odd Andersen/AFP via AFP Correspondent, 15 December 2016

A commander from the Iraqi Special Forces 2nd division calls his men back to a previous position as they come under fire from IS fighters while pushing into the Aden neighbourhood in Mosul on November 16, 2016.

A commander from the Iraqi Special Forces 2nd division calls his men back as they come under fire from IS fighters in Mosul, 16 November 2016
: photo by Odd Andersen/AFP via AFP Correspondent, 15 December 2016

An Iraqi child smokes a cigarette upon the arrival of Iraqi forces in the village of Umm Mahahir, south of Mosul, on October 28, 2016 after troops recaptured it from the Islamic State (IS) group jihadists as part of their operation to retake the main hub

 
An Iraqi boy smokes a cigarette in the village of Umm Mahahir south of Mosul, October 2016: photo by Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP via AFP Correspondent, 15 December 2016

A member of the Iraqi government forces smokes a cigarette as they rest in the village of al-Khuwayn, south of Mosul, after recapturing it from Islamic State (IS) group jihadists on October 23, 2016, in part of an ongoing operation to tighten the noose ar

A member of the Iraqi government forces smokes a cigarette in the village of al-Khuwayn, south of Mosul, 16 November 2016: photo by Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP via AFP Correspondent, 15 December 2016

Rohingya Muslim refugees
 Rohingya Muslim refugees along with Indian supporters shout slogans against human rights violations in Myanmar, during a march to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees office in New Delhi: photo by AFP, 19 December 2016

Rohingya Muslim refugees

Rohingya Muslim refugees along with Indian supporters shout slogans against human rights violations in Myanmar, during a march to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees office in New Delhi: photo by AFP, 19 December 2016

Somali security forces patrol along the coast of Qaw, in Puntland, northeastern Somalia on December, 18, 2016. Armed militants groups have become more active in the Puntland's region, northern Somalia, since being pushed out of their strongholds in southern Somalia by African Union forces and the Somali National Army. / AFP PHOTO / Mohamed ABDIWAHABMOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP/Getty Images

Somali security forces patrol along the coast of Qaw, in Puntland, northeastern Somalia: photo by Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP, 19 December 2016

Somali security forces patrol along the coast of Qaw, in Puntland, northeastern Somalia on December, 18, 2016. Armed militants groups have become more active in the Puntland's region, northern Somalia, since being pushed out of their strongholds in southern Somalia by African Union forces and the Somali National Army. / AFP PHOTO / Mohamed ABDIWAHABMOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP/Getty Images

Somali security forces patrol along the coast of Qaw, in Puntland, northeastern Somalia: photo by Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP, 19 December 2016

A boy waits with a relative outside a hospital 
A boy waits with a relative outside a hospital in Beijing. Heavy smog suffocated northeast China for a fifth day on December 20th, with hundreds of flights cancelled with road and rail transport grinding to a halt due to low visibility conditions.: photo Greg Baker/AFP, 20 December 2016 

A boy waits with a relative outside a hospital

A boy waits with a relative outside a hospital in Beijing. Heavy smog suffocated northeast China for a fifth day on December 20th, with hundreds of flights cancelled with road and rail transport grinding to a halt due to low visibility conditions.: photo Greg Baker/AFP, 20 December 2016

The scene at Whitley Bay in Northumberland just before sunrise this morning. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday December 19, 2016. Photo credit should read: Owen Humohreys/PA Wire

The scene at Whitley Bay in Northumberland just before sunrise on Monday: photo by Owen Humphreys/PA, 19 December 2016 

The scene at Whitley Bay in Northumberland just before sunrise this morning. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday December 19, 2016. Photo credit should read: Owen Humohreys/PA Wire

The scene at Whitley Bay in Northumberland just before sunrise on Monday: photo by Owen Humphreys/PA, 19 December 2016

1 comment:

Wooden Boy said...

This is one hell of a private view.