Top 5 news photos of the week

By admin
05 December 2014

These powerful pictures got people talking this week.

A man protesting the Ferguson grand jury decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown case is arrested while marching through the streets on 1 December 2014 in New York City. Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson, MO police officer, on 9 August.

A Kashmiri woman casts her vote in a polling station during the second phase of assembly elections on 2 December 2014 in Trehgam, about 110 Kilometers north of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir. Thousand of voters lined up outside polling stations during the second round of polls in Jammu and Kashmir to cast their votes. A large number of Indian troops were deployed on the streets of Kashmir to try to thwart protests after resistance leaders had asked people to stay away from the polls and called for complete shutdown in Kashmir. The five-phased polls in Jammu and Kashmir will end on 20 December and the results would be announced on 23 December.

Clive Rowe playing Mother Goose prepares in his dressing room prior to a performance of Mother Goose at Hackney Empire on 2 December 2014 in London, England.

In this combination of two images the interior of Salisbury Cathedral is illuminated by trails of candles carried by choristers during the annual 'darkness to light' advent procession on 28 November 2014 in Salisbury, England. The service, which begins with the medieval cathedral in total darkness and silence before the Advent Candle is lit at the West End, is one of the most popular services of the liturgical year. The annual advent service, which also takes place over tonight and tomorrow night and is seen by several thousand people, is a mix of music and readings during which two great candlelit processions move around the different spaces in the 12th-century building which, by the end, is illuminated by almost 1300 candles and is a spectacular start to the Christmas season.

A Participant dressed as Percht tries to pet a young dog in the annual Perchten gathering in Bavaria on 29 November 2014 near Kirchseeon, Germany. Perchten are the mythical entourage of Perchta, a goddess in ancient southern German alpine pagan tradition, and are usually fearsome creatures with tusks and horns and covered in hair. The tradition dates back at least to the 16th century and is also related to traditions of Krampus, Teifel, Klausen and La Befana, all animal-like creatures in the German, Austrian, Italian and Swiss alpine regions whose duties include instilling fear into naughty children.

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