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Pictures of the Week: Fashion, fire and Fallen Madonna

Here's our selection of the best images from around the world in the last seven days.

  • Photo aficionado Erik Johansson defies reality in these incredible scenes
    Photo aficionado Erik Johansson defies reality in these incredible scenes Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Labelled as a 'Photoshop wizard' that can defy our expectations of reality, Erik Johansson is a photographer and expert image retoucher from Sweden.

    He creates stunning images of scenarios and scenes using photography and editing skills that culminate in brilliant optical illusions that will bend our expectations of of real-life. … More »

  • Photographer creates stunning 'God's-eye view' aerial images of U.S. cities
    Photographer creates stunning 'God's-eye view' aerial images of U.S. cities Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Jeffrey Milstein's impressive Fabricated Landscapes series features a sky-high look at residential, city, waterside and industrial areas of the United States.

    The New York-based photographer uses high-resolution camera equipment to capture views from a helicopter with an open door. … More »

  • Sony World Photography Awards: Shortlist reveals outstanding images from around the globe
    Sony World Photography Awards: Shortlist reveals outstanding images from around the globe Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    The shortlist for the world's biggest photography competition was announced today, with a record 173,444 entries from 171 countries around the world.
    The winning and shortlisted images will go on show at London's Somerset House from April 24 until May 10.

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  • Conjoined twins separated in Texas
    Conjoined twins separated in Texas Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Knatalye and Adeline Mata shared an intimacy most twins will never know. They had lived face-to-face, heart-to-heart, sharing every breath as conjoined twins since they were born 10 months ago. But to give them both a chance at an independent life, the two infant girls underwent a highly complicated and risky surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston to be separated.

    Each separation surgery

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  • Haunting images of abandoned mental asylum
    Haunting images of abandoned mental asylum Mon, Feb 23, 2015


    These are the chilling images of an abandoned mental asylum renowned for its abuse of patients. The Forest Haven mental asylum closed in 1991 but still contains the likes of treatment tables, luggage and personal belongings of patients.

    Some of the abuse said to have occurred at the asylum includes electroshock therapy, hydrotherapy and lobotomies. The asylum, in Laurel, Md., faced a number of … More »

  • The adorable friendship between a dog and an owl
    The adorable friendship between a dog and an owl Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    These photos show the adorable friendship between a Napoleon the owl and Ingo the Belgian Shepherd in Germany. … More »

  • Northeast U.S. hit by blizzards after record snow
    Northeast U.S. hit by blizzards after record snow Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    Blizzard conditions forced the cancellation of more than 1,800 U.S. airline flights, with wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour and Boston had its snowiest month since records began.

    Temperatures are 14 to 17 degrees Celsius lower than normal for the East Coast, exacerbated by strong winds, said meteorologist Bruce Sullivan of the National Weather Service, adding the region was in the grip of "a

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  • Niagara Falls is still completely frozen
    Niagara Falls is still completely frozen Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    The winter's deep freeze has transformed Niagara Falls into an icy spectacle, encasing the trees around it into crystal shells and drawing tourists who are braving below-zero temperatures. … More »

  • Pictures of the Week: Pancakes, Polar Bears and 'For Pete's Sake'
    Pictures of the Week: Pancakes, Polar Bears and 'For Pete's Sake' Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    Here's our selection of the best images from around the world in the last seven days. … More »

  • Chinese New Year celebrations around the world
    Chinese New Year celebrations around the world Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    Millions around the world headed home to celebrate the year of the sheep with their families, as lunar New Year starts today.

    Each year, at the stroke of midnight, hundreds of people vie to be the first to place joss sticks, or incense, in an urn at the temple to mark an auspicious start to their year.
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