Top 5 news photos of the week

By admin
14 November 2014

These are the photos that got people talking this week.

 Teenage girls from the Cerro-Cora 'favela', or community, pose before the start of their debutante ball at Ilha Fiscal castle organized by the Pacifying Police Unit (UPP) from their community on 6 November 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The gala was held in the castle on Guanabara Bay and relied on volunteers who prepared makeup, hair dressing and loaned dresses, in an effort to build goodwill between 'favela' residents and the community's police force. Thirteen girls, aged around 15-years-old, attended the ball along with police officers, family members and supporters. The neo-Gothic castle was inaugurated in 1889 and is famed for holding the last Imperial Ball in November of 1889, just six days before Brazil became a Republic.

 Johanna Puisto, sculpture conservator at The V&A, unveils a cast of Michelangelo's David at Victoria & Albert Museum on 10 November 2014 in London, England.

 Sergeant Tony Quismundo from the US Army practices his golf on waste ground at Kandahar airfield on 10 November 2014 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Now that British combat operations have ended and the last UK base in Afghanistan has been handed over to the control of Afghan security forces, any remaining troops are leaving the country via Kandahar. As the drawdown of the US-led coalition troops heads into its final stages many parts of Kandahar airfield, once home to tens of thousands of soldiers and contractors, are being closed or handed over to the Afghans.

 German European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Alexander Gerst takes a 'selfie' during his spacewalk, whilst aboard the International Space Station (ISS) on 7 October 2014 in Space. Gerst returned to earth on 10 November 2014 after spending six months on the International Space Station completing an extensive scientific programme, known as the 'Blue Dot' mission (after astronomer Carl Sagan's description of Earth, as seen on a photograph taken by the Voyager probe from six billion kilometres away).

 Construction workers look up at scaffold carrying two workers hanging 69 floors up at One World Trade Center on 12 November 2014 in New York City. The workers were washing windows 69 floors up soon after 1 World Trade Center, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, opened.

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