A man drives a motorised tricycle carrying bags of plastic bottles for recycling in Jinjiang, China

The week in pictures: 13 April 2012

A man drives a motorised tricycle carrying bags of plastic bottles for recycling in Jinjiang, ChinaPicture: Feature China / Barcroft Media

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

The week in pictures: 4 May 2012

This amazing picture shows dozens of elegant white swans making their way up a flooded street in Worcester, UK. In the background is the Worcester Cathederal. File photo dated made by David Jones/PA Wire

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 feline. The obese cat was brought into the animal rescue […]

The Queen inspects troops during a ceremony to present new colours to the Coldstream Guards at Windsor Castle

Pictures of the day: 4 May 2012

The Queen's guard Britain's Queen Elizabeth inspects the guards during the ceremony to present new colours to the Battalion and No. 7 Company the Coldstream Guards at Windsor Castle, near London.

More than 2,000 pupils from Bay House School in Gosport, Hampshire, form themselves into the shape of the Olympic rings, breaking a world record

The week in pictures: 4 May 2012

More than pupils from Bay House School in Gosport, Hampshire, form themselves into the shape of the Olympic rings, breaking a world record. Previously Gosport Grammar School where Norman taught for many years.

Students stand together to create the world's biggest human smiley on a soccer pitch at a university in Nanjing, China. The smiley was made with help of of 3,110 people. The previous Guinness World Record was made by 768 Croats in Zagreb on May 6, 2011.

The week in pictures: 27 April 2012

Students stand together to create the world's biggest human smiley on a soccer pitch at a university in Nanjing, China. The smiley was made with help of of people. The previous Guinness World Record was made by 768 Croats in Zagreb on May

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

FILE - In this May 2012 file photo released by British Airports Authority, over pieces of baggage are seen lined-up in Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport during a baggage handling exercise to prepare for the Olympic games.

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

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 ducks along a street towards a pond as residents drive next to them in Taizhou, Zhejiang province, China. There were about 5000 ducks, local media reported.

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

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

Pictures of the day: 14 August 2012 A 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

U.S. soldier Nicholas Dickhut from 5-20 infantry Regiment points his rifle at a doorway after coming under fire by the Taliban while on patrol in Zharay district in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan

Pictures of the day: 27 April 2012

soldier Nicholas Dickhut from infantry Regiment attached to Airborne points his rifle at a doorway after coming under fire by the Taliban while on patrol in Zharay district in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan April (REUTERS/Baz Ratner)

Fireworks explode over the Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony

The week in pictures: 17 August 2012

Today: Racing sheep, a bald penguin, and the Olympics closing ceremony.

GREEN ADVERTISEMENT: Stop deforestation “before it’s too late”. This WWF advertisement effectively illustrates the problems that result from deforestation.

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

A female mourner turns around as she participates in the funeral procession of Salah Abbas Habib in the district of al-Bilad al-Qadeem in the capital Manama. The Bahraini protester found dead on a rooftop after clashes with police during the Formula One Grand Prix at the weekend apparently was killed by birdshot rounds and his body bore several bruises, his brother said.

The week in pictures: 27 April 2012

A female mourner looks back as she participates in the funeral procession of Salah Abbas Habib in the district of al-Bilad al-Qadeem in the capital Manama April

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