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A Hindu devotee stands in the waters of river Ganges to offer prayers to Sun god at dawn in Varanasi, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh January 12, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA – Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
A Beijing opera actress performs at NE-TIGER Haute Couture Collection show at China Fashion Week S/S 2016 in Beijing, October 25, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
A giant illuminated Santa Claus is seen on the Promenade Des Anglais as part of holiday season decorations in Nice, France, December 14, 2015. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
2016 Rio Olympics – Artistic Gymnastics – Final – Women’s Individual All-Around Final – Rio Olympic Arena – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 11/08/2016. Simone Biles (USA) of USA competes on the vault during the women’s individual all-around final. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
The moon illuminates the snow-covered Concordia, the confluence of the Baltoro and Godwin-Austen glaciers, near the world’s second highest mountain the K2 (8,000 meters) in the Karakoram mountain range in Pakistan September 6, 2014. While other parts of Pakistan and northern India were flooded, Concordia in the Karakoram mountain range was covered with a seasonally unusual amount of snow. Geographically, Pakistan is a climbers paradise. It rivals Nepal for the number of peaks over 7,000 meters and is home to the world’s second tallest mountain, K2, as well as four of the world’s 14 summits higher than 8,000 meters. In more peaceful times, northern Pakistan’s unspoilt beauty was a major tourist draw but the potentially lucrative industry has been blighted by years of violence. The number of expeditions has dwindled, wrecking communities dependant on climbing for income and starving Pakistan’s suffering economy of much-needed dollars. Picture taken September 6, 2014. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay (PAKISTAN – Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY TRAVEL) ATTENTION EDITORS – PICTURE 27 OF 32 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY ‘K2 – THE SAVAGE MOUNTAIN’ SEARCH ‘RATTAY K2’ FOR ALL IMAGES
A Hindu devotee performs a stunt with fire during a rehearsal for the annual Rath Yatra, or chariot procession, which commemorates a journey by Hindu god Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra, in specially made chariots, in Ahmedabad, India, June 26, 2016. REUTERS/Amit Dave TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
People cool off in misters at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
A young girl sells balloons by the Yamuna River on the last day of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Delhi, India, September 15, 2016. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Castellers de Vilafranca start to form a human tower called “castell” during a biannual competition in Tarragona city, Spain, October 2, 2016. REUTERS/Albert Gea
Zheng Feng, an amateur climber takes wedding pictures with his bride on a cliff in Jinhua, Zhejiang province, October 26, 2014. Picture taken October 26, 2014. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA – Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA
Foam figures of bulls, the symbol for a positive trend at stock markets, are pictured as the curve reaches a new all time high on the German share price index DAX board at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, October 15, 2013. Germany’s DAX reached a new all time high earlier today. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY – Tags: ANIMALS BUSINESS)
Retiree Madeline Barcelo swims at the beach with her granddaughter in Varadero, Cuba, August 26, 2015. Cubans are flocking to the beach in record numbers before a possible end to the U.S. travel ban that would open the gates to American tourists and bump up prices. Picture taken August 26, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A man takes a fishing boat on a lake in Shi’en, Hubei Province, China, August 4, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA.
Abdul Samad, 13, carries a part of a used car engine inside an automobile workshop in Mumbai July 10, 2012. An Indian automobile industry body on Tuesday slightly lowered its car sales growth forecast for the year ending next March, as higher costs and slower economic expansion impinge on demand. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA – Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)
Skyscrapers Shanghai World Financial Center (R) and Jin Mao Tower are seen during heavy rain at the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai May 15, 2015. REUTERS/Aly Song TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Dancers perform on a transparent overhead water stage during a media preview and dress rehearsal for the Fuerzabruta (Brute Force) show, created by Diqui James of Argentina, in Taipei December 14, 2009. The show, which features a semi-interactive presentation form including a floating water pool above the audience, will run from December 15 to January 24. REUTERS/Nicky Loh (TAIWAN – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
The IAF Aerobatic Team flying IAI Tzukit jet aircraft create a “heart” during a ceremony for graduating Israeli Air Force pilots at Hatzerim Air Base, June 28, 2010. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (ISRAEL – Tags: MILITARY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
A labourer has his dinner under his shed at a construction site of a residential complex in Hefei, Anhui province, August 1, 2012. The average home price in China’s 100 major cities edged up in July for the second straight month, reinforcing signs of a recovery in the property market even as the government seeks to spur broader economic growth, a private sector survey showed on Wednesday. Picture taken August 1, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA – Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY CONSTRUCTION REAL ESTATE TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Fishermen use a fire to attract fish on a traditional sulfuric fire fishing” boat in New Taipei City, Taiwan June 19, 2016. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu SEARCH “FIRE FISHING” FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH “THE WIDER IMAGE” FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A flamingo and flamingo chicks are seen in a corral before being fitted with identity rings at dawn at a lagoon in the Fuente de Piedra natural reserve, in Fuente de Piedra, near Malaga, southern Spain, August 8, 2015. Around 600 flamingo chicks were tagged and measured before being placed in the lagoon, one of the largest colonies of flamingos in Europe, according to authorities of the natural reserve. REUTERS/Jon Nazca TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A woman pushes her Fiat 500 car as her dog sits inside, in a neighbourhood of Rome March 23, 2012. Picture taken March 23, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (ITALY – Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)
Residents are seen as they wait for rescue helicopters at a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river, caused by typhoon Etau, in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo September 10, 2015. One person was missing on Thursday as 90,000 people were ordered to evacuate after rivers burst their banks in cities north of Tokyo following days of heavy rain pummelling Japan, according to local media. Mandatory credit REUTERS/Kyodo ATTENTION EDITORS – FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. MANDATORY CREDIT. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Cats crowd the harbour on Aoshima Island in the Ehime prefecture in southern Japan February 25, 2015. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. Picture taken February 25, 2015. To match story JAPAN-CATS/ REUTERS/Thomas Peter (JAPAN – Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY TRAVEL)
People walk on a sightseeing platform in Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province, China, August 1, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A Spanish volunteer life guard guides Afghan migrants in an overcrowded raft as they arrive at a beach during a rainstorm on the Greek island of Lesbos October 24, 2015. Over half a million refugees and migrants have arrived by sea in Greece this year and the rate of arrivals is rising, in a rush to beat the onset of freezing winter, the United Nations said. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
People walk through Eshash el-Sudan slum in the Dokki neighbourhood of Giza, south of Cairo, Egypt September 2, 2015. Residents of the slum clashed with police in late August, when about 50 ramshackle huts were destroyed and at least 20 people were injured by teargas, local media reported, as authorities attempt to clear the area and rehouse residents. The slum dwellers, some of whom have called Eshash el-Sudan home for 50 years, say there are not enough apartments built nearby to house them. The residents of the slum eke out a living by disposing of rubbish or baking bread. Schooling is too expensive for most of their children, who play with salvaged rubbish amid shacks made out of discarded wood and leather. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SEARCH “ESHASH EL-SUDAN” FOR ALL PICTURES
People cool off at a water park, in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, August 1, 2015. Temperature hit 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) in Nanjing on Saturday. Picture taken August 1, 2015. REUTERS/China Daily CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A picture of North Korea’s founder Kim Il-sung decorates a building in the capital Pyongyang early in this October 5, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/Files (NORTH KOREA – Tags: CITYSCAPE SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS PICTURE IS PART OF PACKAGE ’30 YEARS OF REUTERS PICTURES’ TO FIND ALL 56 IMAGES SEARCH ’30 YEARS’
A passenger without pants waits for the subway train during “The No Pants Subway Ride” in Mexico City January 11, 2015. The event, the fifth organized in Mexico, is an annual flash mob and occurs in different cities around the world, according to its organisers. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO – Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SOCIETY TRANSPORT)
ATTENTION EDITORS – 14 OF 21 PICTURES TO MATCH PACKAGE ‘WORLD POPULATION – SEVEN BILLION’ – TO FIND ALL PICTURES SEARCH ‘POPULATION-BABY/’ People gather to get water from a huge well in the village of Natwarghad in the western Indian state of Gujarat, in this file picture taken June 1, 2003. The worlds population will reach seven billion on 31 October 2011, according to projections by the United Nations, which says this global milestone presents both an opportunity and a challenge for the planet. While more people are living longer and healthier lives, says the U.N., gaps between rich and poor are widening and more people than ever are vulnerable to food insecurity and water shortages. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files (INDIA DAY – Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
An aerial picture of the site of explosions at the Binhai new district, Tianjin, China, August 16, 2015. The explosions late last Wednesday in the world’s 10th-busiest port in China’s industrial northeast, forced the evacuation of thousands of people after toxic chemicals were detected in the air. More than 700 people were injured and another 70, mostly fire fighters, are still missing. The blasts devastated a large industrial site and nearby residential areas. Picture taken August 16, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A Qantas Boeing 737-800 plane flies through heavy rain as a storm moves towards the city of Sydney, Australia, November 6, 2015. Powerful storms swept across the city on Friday, with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology issuing a warning for severe thunderstorms with large hailstones, heavy rainfall and damaging winds, local media reported. REUTERS/David Gray TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Excavators are seen during rescue operations at an industrial estate hit by a landslide in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, December 23, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Wang Yirong of Hebei province rides his motorcycle in a desert during the China Taklimakan Rally and CCR Xinjiang Station, in Shanshan, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region May 31, 2014. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA – Tags: SPORT MOTORSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA
A visitor to the Sydney Botanical Garden’s inaugural contribution to the Vivid Sydney light festival takes a picture of the ‘Cathedral of Light’ during a preview of the annual interactive light installation and projection event around Sydney, Australia May 25, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Reed TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A specimen of the newly-discovered Australian Peacock spider, Maratus Bubo, shows off his colourful abdomen in this undated picture from Australia. Jurgen Otto/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A flock of starlings fly next to power lines over an agricultural field near the southern Israeli city of Netivot January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Amir Cohen (ISRAEL – Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT)
Uprooted trees are pictured after a tornado hit Vilonia, Arkansas April 28, 2014. On a second day of ferocious storms that have claimed at least 21 lives in the southern United States, a tornado tore through the Mississippi town of Tupelo on Monday destroying homes and businesses, according to witnesses and emergency officials. Most of the deaths from the severe storm system occurred on Sunday when tornadoes tossed cars like toys in Arkansas and other states. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES – Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
Visitors take pictures of tidal waves under the influence of Typhoon Usagi in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, September 22, 2013. According to official Xinhua news agency, China’s National Meteorological Center issued its highest alert, warning that Usagi would bring gales and downpours to southern coastal areas. REUTERS/Chance Chan (CHINA – Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY DISASTER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA
A cradle left behind by Syrian Kurdish refugees lies at the Turkish-Syrian border near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province September 27, 2014. Turkish troops could be used to help set up a secure zone in Syria, if there was an international agreement to establish such a haven for refugees fleeing Islamic State fighters, President Tayyip Erdogan said in comments published on Saturday. Militants still held their positions around 10 kilometres west of Kobane inside Syria, the Reuters witness said, with Kurdish positions the last line of defence between the fighters and the town. Kobane sits on a road linking north and northwestern Syria and Kurdish control of the town has prevented Islamic State fighters from consolidating their gains, although their advance has caused more than 150,000 Kurds to flee to Turkey since last week. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (TURKEY – Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT SOCIETY IMMIGRATION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
2016 Rio Olympics – Swimming – Final – Women’s 800m Freestyle Final – Olympic Aquatics Stadium – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 12/08/2016. Katie Ledecky (USA) of USA competes on her way to winning the gold and setting a new world record. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
A woman looks on as Mount Sinabung spews ash, as pictured from Sibintun village in Karo district, Indonesia’s north Sumatra province November 18, 2013. Mount Sinabung continued to spew volcanic ash throwing a plume 8,000 meters into the atmosphere on Monday as thousands of residents remained in temporary shelters fearful of more eruptions, according to local media. REUTERS/Roni Bintang (INDONESIA – Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
A stray dog stands on a rubbish dump at the seafront in Sidon, southern Lebanon, June 9, 2012. The dump, located near schools, hospitals and apartment blocks in Lebanon’s third biggest city, has partially collapsed into the Mediterranean sea several times. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho (LEBANON – Tags: ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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Modern Singapore’s Founding Father Lee Dies at 91
Monday, 23 March 2015
Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister, died on Monday aged 91, triggering a flood of tributes to the man who oversaw the tiny city-state’s rapid rise from a British colonial backwater to a global trade and financial center.
Lee had receded from public and political life over the past few years, but he was still seen as an influential figure in the government of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, his oldest son.
In his lifetime, Lee drew praise for his market-friendly policies but also criticism at home and abroad for his strict controls over the press, public protest and political opponents.
He died at 3:18am local time (3:18 p.m. EDT) at Singapore General Hospital, where he had been admitted on Feb. 5 suffering from pneumonia.
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A coloured honeycomb from a beehive is seen in Ribeauville near Colmar Eastern France
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French apiarist Frieh holds a sample of green colored honey at his home in Ribeauville. Photographer: REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
A coloured honeycomb from a beehive is seen in Ribeauville near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012. Bees at a cluster of bee hives in northeastern France have been producing honey in mysterious shades of blue and green, alarming their keepers who now believe residue from containers of M&M’s candy processed at a nearby biogas plant is the cause. Since August, beekeepers around the town of Ribeauville in the region of Alsace have seen bees returning to their hives carrying unidentified colourful substances that have turned their honey unnatural shades.