Pictures of the Day for December 05, 2013
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A Saudi Air Boeing 747 cargo aircraft is pictured after it overran the runway crashing into a tanker truck at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja December 5, 2013.
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Emergency rescue service workers evacuate residents in an inflatable boat in flood water in a residentialstreet in Rhyl, north Wales December 5, 2013. Hurricane-force winds disrupted transport and power supplies in Scotland and threatened costal flooding in England as they closed on northern Europe in what meteorologists said could be one of the most powerful storms to hit the continent in years.
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Emergency workers attend the scene of a fatal truck accident as a lorry sits on top of two cars near Bathgate, Scotland, after strong winds hit the region early Thursday Dec. 5, 2013. Much of northwestern Europe is braced for a storm that is predicted to bring flooding to coastal areas, as Hurricane-force gusts hit Scotland Thursday morning.
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A picture taken on December 5, 2013 shows army and police vehicles in front of the mall in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk after it was stormed by security forces to end an hours-long siege that has followed an attack involving a car bomb, gunmen and would-be suicide bombers. Security forces managed to release the 11 hostages unharmed.
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Masaharu Nakagawa (L), chairman of the upper house special Diet committee, announces the approval of a controversial bill for a new secrecy law in the committee session at the Diet in Tokyo on December 5, 2013 while lawmakers of opposition parties try to stop the approval.
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A man plays violin as he roller-skates on a square on a hazy day in Nanjing, Jiangsu province December 5, 2013. Hazardous air pollution forced schools to shut or suspend outdoor activities in at least two cities in eastern China, where residents complained of the yellow skies and foul smells that are symptomatic of the country's crippling smog crisis.
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Cricketers from village teams Threlkeld and Caldbeck take part in the world's first underground cricket match inside Honister Slate Mine on December 5, 2013 in Keswick, England. The Christmas fixture took part 600m (2,000ft) inside Fleetwith Pike at Englands last working slate mine at Honister in the Lake District.
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Pernilla Lindberg of Sweden plays a ball on the 8th hole during the 2nd round of Dubai Ladies Masters golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.