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Saturday, 10 December 2016

Something in the street

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The last two weeks have seen the fiercest bombardments yet of Aleppo's rebel-held districts. Those still inside describe chaos and intense crowding in some areas as people scramble for shelter. They said wounded people and bodies were left in the streets with no one to help them. Here, what is believed to be the charred body of a rebel fighter can be seen on a street in retaken Bab al-Hadid.: photo by George Ourfalian/Agence France-Presse, 9 December 2016



The last two weeks have seen the fiercest bombardments yet of Aleppo's rebel-held districts. Those still inside describe chaos and intense crowding in some areas as people scramble for shelter. They said wounded people and bodies were left in the streets with no one to help them. Here, what is believed to be the charred body of a rebel fighter can be seen on a street in retaken Bab al-Hadid.: photo by George Ourfalian/Agence France-Presse, 9 December 2016

 

Aleppo oldest cities in history: image via baraa al halabi @baraaalhalabi, 9 December 2016

We are dying a day and everyone is silent: tweet via baraa al halabi @baraaalhalabi, 8 December 2016


Medics and the ill are suffocating in Kalasah after regime drops chlorine-filled barrel bombs on field clinic in the besieged Aleppo district: tweet via Hadi @HadiAlabdallah, 9 December 2016


The UN confirms what all of us feared - 100s of men and boys are “missing” after crossing/withdrawing into #Assad regime territory of #Aleppo: tweet via Charles Lister @Charles_Lister,  9 December 2016 




We'll stay, We will not leave our homes, We don't want to leave for those who come to occupy it #Aleppo Goodnight: image via Ahmad Alkhatib @AhmadAlkhtiib, 9 December 2016


Again from East #Aleppo, With All the Darkness of this war, Still there's Love My beloved city Aleppo: image via Ahmad Alkhatib @AhmadAlkhtiib, 9 December 2016



Residents fleeing the violence in Aleppo, Syria, gather at a government checkpoint in the city on Thursday
: photo by
Youssef Karwashan/Agence France-Press, 9 December 2016 


 

Residents fleeing the violence in Aleppo, Syria, gather at a government checkpoint in the city on Thursday: photo by Youssef Karwashan/Agence France-Press, 9 December 2016


Hundreds of Syrian men are missing after escaping from rebel-held parts of Aleppo, U.N. says
: image via New York Times World @nytimesworld, 9 December 2016




 #Syria Residents fleeing the violence gather at a checkpoint, manned by pro-government forces in Maysaloun #Aleppo Photo by @YoussefKarwasha
n: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 9 December 2016




 #Syria Residents fleeing the violence gather at a checkpoint, manned by pro-government forces in Maysaloun #Aleppo Photo by @YoussefKarwashan
: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 9 December 2016




 #Syria Residents fleeing the violence gather at a checkpoint, manned by pro-government forces in Maysaloun #Aleppo Photo by @YoussefKarwashan
: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 9 December 2016



 #Syria Residents fleeing the violence gather at a checkpoint, manned by pro-government forces in Maysaloun #Aleppo #AFP Photo by @YoussefKarwashan
: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 9 December 2016




  #Syria Damaged buildings in old #Aleppo Jdeideh neighbourhood today #AFP Photo by George Ourfalian
: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 9 December 2016




  #Syria Damaged buildings in old #Aleppo Jdeideh neighbourhood today #AFP Photo by George Ourfalian
: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 9 December 2016




  #Syria Damaged buildings in old #Aleppo Jdeideh neighbourhood today #AFP Photo by George Ourfalian
: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 9 December 2016



  #Syria Damaged buildings in old #Aleppo Jdeideh neighbourhood today #AFP Photo by George Ourfalian
: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 9 December 2016



  #Syria Pro-government forces walks past a makeshift barricade made of wreckages of buses in Bab al-Nasr #Aleppo #AFP Photo George Ourfalian: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 9 December 2016



 U.N. General Assembly demands truce in Syria, end to Aleppo siege: image via Reuters Top News @Reuters, 9 December 2016 

 
UNGA votes overwhelmingly (122 — 13) to pass resolution to stop bombing, protect civilians and let aid into #Syria via @MatthewRycroft1 via Charles Lister @Charles_Lister, 9 December 2016
 
 
In a rebel-held area of Aleppo. As government forces continued to advance on Friday, panic was growing among those still trapped inside, who either could not make their way out or were afraid to enter government territory.: photo by Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters, 9 December 2016

 

In a rebel-held area of Aleppo. As government forces continued to advance on Friday, panic was growing among those still trapped inside, who either could not make their way out or were afraid to enter government territory.: photo by Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters, 9 December 2016



 #Serbia #migrants warm up at a makeshift shelter at an abandoned warehouse in Belgrade #AFP Photo by @iandrej
: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 9 December 2016

 


 #Serbia #migrants warm up at a makeshift shelter at an abandoned warehouse in Belgrade #AFP Photo by @iandrej
: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 9 December 2016 




 #Serbia #migrants warm up at a makeshift shelter at an abandoned warehouse in Belgrade #AFP Photo by @iandrej
: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 9 December 2016 




 #Serbia #migrants warm up at a makeshift shelter at an abandoned warehouse in Belgrade #AFP Photo by @iandrej
: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 9 December 2016 

 

#India Kashmiri youths play football on a cold and foggy day in Srinagar #AFP Photo by @TauseefMUSTAFA
:  image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 9 December 2016



#Pakistan A man walks past a horse and cart during fog in Lahore #AFP Photo by
Aref Ali: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 9 December 2016



#Paris aujourd'hui. La preuve de la nécessité de réduire la place de la voiture en centre-ville #pollution
: image via Anne Hidalgo @Anne Hidalgo, 6 December 2016




#France Doctors urge action over pollution levels @AFP @afpfr #Paris  The #eiffeltower in the smog #AFP Photo by Thomas Samson: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 9 December 2016
 
 
#smog and #fog. Pic de #pollution sur #lyon @CanonFrance @Manfrotto_fr @TourrIncity @auvergnerhalpes @leprogreslyon @AFPLyon: image via Anthony XAVIER @AnthoXav, 7 December 2016

We're going to set the world on fire

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump removes his coat as he speaks during a ''Thank You USA'' tour rally in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S., December 9, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar
 
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump removes his coat as he speaks during a ''Thank You USA'' tour rally in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.: photo by Mike Segar/Reuters, 9 December 2016




Exxon Mobil Corp Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson emerged on Friday as President-elect Donald Trump's leading candidate for U.S. secretary of state, a senior transition official said.Trump met Tillerson on Tuesday and may talk to him again over the weekend, the official said. Trump appears to be in the final days of deliberations over his top diplomat with an announcement possible next week.
 

Tillerson's favored status was revealed as former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani formally withdrew from consideration for secretary of state.
 

The transition official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Tillerson, 64, had moved ahead in Trump's deliberations over 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who has met Trump twice, including at a dinner in New York.
 

But the official said Romney was still under consideration for the job, along with John Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations; U.S. Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, and retired Navy Admiral James Stavridis.
 

Giuliani's withdrawal came after he was fully vetted by the Trump transition team for his overseas business ties in what was described by the Trump official as an "intense" effort by lawyers and accountants.
 

Giuliani, who runs a global consulting firm, was given a clean bill of health, with Trump's aides concluding his business interests would not pose a risk to his confirmation.
 

Should Tillerson be nominated, his business ties, too, will come under scrutiny. Exxon Mobil has operations in more than 50 countries and boasts that it explores for oil and natural gas on six continents.
 

In 2011, Exxon Mobil signed a deal with Rosneft, Russia's largest state-owned oil company, for joint oil exploration and production. Since then, the companies have formed 10 joint ventures for projects in Russia.
 

In 2013, Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded Tillerson his nation's Order of Friendship.
 

But U.S. sanctions against Russia for its incursion into Crimea cost Exxon Mobil dearly, forcing it to scrap some projects and costing it at least $1 billion in losses. Tillerson has been a vocal critic of the sanctions.
 

Trump has spoken of wanting warmer relations with Moscow, which has sparked concerns in Congress that he could lift or loosen some of the sanctions on Russia.
 

Tillerson has been chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil since 2006. He is expected to retire from the company next year.
 

Should Tillerson be nominated, climate change could be another divisive issue. The company is under investigation by the New York Attorney General's Office for allegedly misleading investors, regulators and the public on what it knew about global warming.


 #China A woman walks past a property advertisement billboard in #Beijing #AFP Photo by @NAsfouri
: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 9 December 2016
 


A walkway in the old T.W.A. Flight Center at Kennedy International Airport in Queens, where a $265 million overhaul, including a new 300-room hotel, is planned: photo by Angel Franco/The New York Times, 9 December 2016


A walkway in the old T.W.A. Flight Center at Kennedy International Airport in Queens, where a $265 million overhaul, including a new 300-room hotel, is planned: photo by Angel Franco/The New York Times, 9 December 2016


An ill orangutan rests at an International Animal Rescue clinic in Indonesia. Destruction of rain forests in neighboring Malaysia, financed in part by American banks, is robbing orangutans of their habitat.: photo by Kemal Jufri for The New York Times, 9 December 2016
 

An ill orangutan rests at an International Animal Rescue clinic in Indonesia. Destruction of rain forests in neighboring Malaysia, financed in part by American banks, is robbing orangutans of their habitat.: photo by Kemal Jufri for The New York Times, 9 December 2016
Members of French special police forces of Research and Intervention Brigade (BRI) take part in a mock terrorist attack inside the European Council building in Brussels, Belgium

Members of French special police forces of Research and Intervention Brigade (BRI) take part in a mock terrorist attack inside the European Council building in Brussels, Belgium: photo by Francois Lenoir/Reuters, 9 December 2016

Members of French special police forces of Research and Intervention Brigade (BRI) take part in a mock terrorist attack inside the European Council building in Brussels, Belgium

Members of French special police forces of Research and Intervention Brigade (BRI) take part in a mock terrorist attack inside the European Council building in Brussels, Belgium: photo by Francois Lenoir/Reuters, 9 December 2016

A worker levels a salt pan in Mumbai, India

A worker levels a salt pan in Mumbai, India: photo by Shailesh Andrade/Reuters, 9 December 2016

A worker levels a salt pan in Mumbai, India

A worker levels a salt pan in Mumbai, India: photo by Shailesh Andrade/Reuters, 9 December 2016

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Tucumcari, New Mexico. In memory of William Christenberry (1936-2016): photo by Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga, October 2016
 
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Tucumcari, New Mexico. In memory of William Christenberry (1936-2016): photo by Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga, October 2016

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Tucumcari, New Mexico. In memory of William Christenberry (1936-2016): photo by Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga, October 2016

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Tucumcari, New Mexico. In memory of William Christenberry (1936-2016): photo by Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga, October 2016

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Tucumcari, New Mexico. In memory of William Christenberry (1936-2016): photo by Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga, October 2016

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Tucumcari, New Mexico. In memory of William Christenberry (1936-2016): photo by Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga, October 2016

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Tucumcari, New Mexico. In memory of William Christenberry (1936-2016): photo by Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga, October 2016

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Tucumcari, New Mexico. In memory of William Christenberry (1936-2016): photo by Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga, October 2016

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Tucumcari, New Mexico. In memory of William Christenberry (1936-2016): photo by Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga, October 2016