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A DigitalGlobe satellite image shows the eruption and lava flow of Mount Merapi, Indonesia. The volcano on the outskirts of Yogyakarta Central Java began spewing searing hot gas and ash clouds more than two weeks ago, since when it has killed 194 people and displaced more than 320,000
Hatice Kocaman, 21, is the smallest woman in the world. She is just 28 inches tall and weighs only 15lbs, about the same as an eight-month-old baby. She lives with her parents in Kadirli, Osmaniye, Turkey. The country is also home to the world's tallest man
A 3D ultrasound scan of an elephant embryo at approximately three months into its 22-month gestation. The ultrasound is of George, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's latest pachyderm arrival. George's birth was captured by cameras and television viewers can witness the moment in episode two of ITV1's The Zoo, on Tuesday 16 November at 8pm. Now six months old, George weighs around 60 stone and is a boisterous member of the herd of Asian elephants at the Zoo in Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Female Ba Si waves as she eats a birthday cake to celebrate her 30th birthday at FuzhouGiant Panda World Zoo in Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China
Finnish artist Mari Kasurinen transforms My Little Pony toys into celebrities. Her latest series - My Little Pony Pop Icons - includes pop star Lady Gaga wearing her famous cigarette glasses. There are also horsey versions of artist Damien Hirst and Andy Warhol, as well as characters Han Solo, Wonder Woman and Mr Spock.
A pair of tiger cubs have found a new father figure in the shape of a goat at Wuhan Jiufeng Forest Zoo, China. The cubs - which have not been named yet - were handed over to their new dad after their mum Hu Niu refused to feed them. We are not holding out for a to this relationship
A customer looks at dried lizards on sale in a Tesco supermarket in Qingdao, China. It's Tescos but not as you know it. The UK retailer is attempting to establish a firmer foothold in the Chinese market. It has already opened 99 stores across the country during the past six years and there are plans to open a further 80. Its largest store has just opened in the city of Qingdao, province. People who flocked to new store are able to snap up such delicacies as chicken's feet, live turtles, dried lizards and dried sea horses.
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Renowned food artist Carl Warner has created a portrait of comedian Billy Connolly out of traditionally Scottish foodstuffs. Carl says "I wanted to use food and ingredients that were typically Scottish, and although I know he is a , was a "must have" ingredient, plus it has the right colour and texture for skin tones. "Neeps and Tatties" took care of his nose, hair, beard and tash, and a jacket was made from bacon and cucumber. A shirt was fashioned from cabbage leaves with sliced asparagus buttons and his eyes were made from black and green olives with thin slices of chicken for the whites of them. Carl's masterpiece took two days to make and it marks Billy's birthday on 24 November
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Cast members from Cirque Du Soleil kick off their final season of show "Wintuk" by posing for pictures before renaming 33rd Street in front of Madison Square Garden in New York: "Wintuk Way"
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Visitors hold up their glasses to toast with 2010 Beaujolais Nouveau wine at a wine spa at the Hakone Yunessun spa resort facilities in Hakone, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan
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Penguins dressed in Santa costumes parade at Everland, South Korea's largest amusement park, in Yongin
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A trained monkey performs at the annual camel fair at Pushkar in Rajasthan state, India
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