Fireworks explode over the Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony

The week in pictures: 17 August 2012

Fireworks explode over the Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony

A 100ft image of the Christ the Redeemer statue appears on the River Thames in London as Embratur, the Brazilian Tourist Board, prepares to welcome the world to Rio in 2016 with a water and light show

Pictures of the day: 14 August 2012

A 100ft image of the Christ the Redeemer statue appears on the River Thames in London as Embratur, the Brazilian Tourist Board, prepares to welcome the world to Rio in 2016 with a water and light show

Roger Fry also sent us this photo of the Red Arrows performing under blue skies at Weston-super-Mare Air Day

Telegraph readers' pictures of the sunny weather in parts of Britain

Roger Fry also sent us this photo of the Red Arrows performing under blue skies at Weston-super-Mare Air Day

Farmers herd a flock of about 5000 ducks along a street towards a pond as residents drive next to them in Taizhou, Zhejiang province

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Farmers herd a flock of about 5000 ducks along a street towards a pond as residents drive next to them in Taizhou, Zhejiang province

Could this be the world's fattest cat? Janet Ciminelli of North Shore Animal League of America in Long Island, New York, holds Garfield, a 40lb feline. The obese cat was brought into the animal rescue centre after his owner passed away. Staff have put him on a diet and are looking for a new owner who is committed to helping him become healthy and active.

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Could this be the world's fattest cat? Janet Ciminelli of North Shore Animal League of America in Long Island, New York, holds Garfield, a 40lb feline. The obese cat was brought into the animal rescue centre after his owner passed away. Staff have put him on a diet and are looking for a new owner who is committed to helping him become healthy and active.

More than 2,400 pieces of baggage are seen lined-up in Terminal 5 at London's Heathrow Airport, London during a baggage handling exercise to prepare staff at London's main airport for the forthcoming Olympic and Paralympic games

The week in pictures: 8 June 2012

More than 2,400 pieces of baggage are seen lined-up in Terminal 5 at London's Heathrow Airport, London during a baggage handling exercise to prepare staff at London's main airport for the forthcoming Olympic and Paralympic games

The Royal Air Force Red Arrow display team fly over the crowds on The Mall

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee carriage procession to Buckingham Palace

The Royal Air Force Red Arrow display team fly over the crowds on The Mall

The Prince of Wales reads the weather on the Six O'Clock news during a tour of the BBC Scotland Headquarters in Glasgow

The week in pictures: 11 May 2012

The Prince of Wales reads the weather on the Six O'Clock news during a tour of the BBC Scotland Headquarters in Glasgow

Swan glide along the flooded riverside walkways in the shadow of the cathedral in Worcester

The week in pictures: 4 May 2012

Swan glide along the flooded riverside walkways in the shadow of the cathedral in Worcester

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