Remembering 2019 in pictures


Image shows people running after collecting food aid from a South African National Defence Force (SANDF) helicopter in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai in Nhamatanda village, near Beira, Mozambique, March 26, 2019.


People run as Haiti’s Senator Jean Marie Ralph Fethiere (PHTK) fires a gun in the air, injuring Associated Press photographer Chery Dieu-Nalio, while facing opposition supporters in the parking lot of the Haitian Parliament and Senate, as the government attempted to confirm the appointment of nominated Prime Minister Fritz William Michel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti September 23, 2019.


Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, holds her son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor next to her husband Prince Harry at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation in Cape Town, South Africa, September 25, 2019.


New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern leaves after Friday prayers at Hagley Park outside Al-Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand March 22, 2019. A lone gunman killed 51 mosque worshippers in attacks in two Christchurch mosques.


Members of the ShieldWall Network hold up balloons decorated as the face of Adolf Hitler and give a white-power hand signal as they celebrate the German fascist’s birthday outside Atkins, Arkansas, April 20, 2019.


People are evacuated by a member of security forces during an al Shabaab attack that killed 21 people at the Dusit hotel compound, in Nairobi, Kenya January 15, 2019.


Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg (2nd R), with Ivy-Fleur Boileau, Virgile Mouquet, Adelaide Charlier and Alicia Arquetoux, French activists from the Youth for Climate movement, attends the question session at the National Assembly in Paris, France, July 23, 2019.


Security officials stand next to dead bodies after a bomb blast inside a church in Negombo, Sri Lanka April 21, 2019. Islamic State claimed the Easter Sunday bomb attacks on churches and hotels that killed more than 250 people.


A dead red-tailed monkey hangs by its tail above the ground, in order to keep it away from ants, in the forest near Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of the Congo, April 5, 2019.

Research shows around 6 million tonnes of bushmeat are sourced annually from the Congo Basin, whose forest spans across six countries and is second in size only to the Amazon.


Juan Guaido, president of Venezuela’s National Assembly, holds a copy of the Venezuelan constitution during a rally against President Nicolas Maduro’s government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez in Caracas, Venezuela January 23, 2019.


U.S. President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea, June 30, 2019.


Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters are seen during an offensive in the village of Yabisa, near the Turkish-Syrian border, Syria, October 13, 2019.


Huang Wensi in action during her final training session in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China, before she headed to Taiwan for her Asia Female Continental Super Flyweight Championship match, September 23, 2018.

Huang is one of a small but growing number of women in China to embrace professional boxing, relishing its intense nature despite traditional stereotypes that steer women away from such activities.

“A women is not just limited to being a wife or mother in the house,” she said.

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