Several arrests at demonstration against Ponomarev’s detention

Russian police arrests demonstrators who gathered in front of the FSB building to protest against the detention of a prominent 77-year-old human rights activist, Lev Ponomarev, and the ‘arbitrariness’ of Russian security forces. The ‘March for peace’ that was supposed to take place instead was not authorised by Moscow’s government. IMAGES of protesters getting arrested

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Florida lights up for the state’s largest boat parade

Thousands gather in the tropical weather of Southern Florida to admire the state’s largest Christmas boat parade.

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Strasbourg pays tribute to victims of deadly attack

Hundreds of people gather in the centre of Strasbourg to pay tribute to the victims of the Christmas market attack, which killed four people and injured twelve others. IMAGES

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Dutch build artificial islands to bring wildlife back

In an attempt to boost biodiversity, the Dutch create a new artificial archipelago of five islands they hope will bring nature back to the area.

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Nations agree on rulebook for Paris climate treaty

Nations strike a deal to implement the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty after marathon UN talks that failed to match the ambition the world’s most vulnerable countries need to avert dangerous global warming. IMAGES of final plenary session

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Madagascar’s former president Rajoelina holds political rally

A few days before the second round of the Malagasy presidential election, former president and candidate Andry Rajoelina holds one of his last rallies outside Mahajanga City Hall. IMAGES of the rally

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Champs-Elysees traffic resumes after ‘yellow vest’ protest

Traffic resumes on the Champs-Elysees in Paris after the fifth round of the “yellow vest” protests, which saw a sharp decline in mobilisation. There were isolated incidents of tear gas and water cannons being used, but a fraction of the amount on the weekends of December 8 or December 1 when graffiti was daubed on the Arc de Triomphe. IMAGES

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“Yellow vests”: Arrests, water cannons on the Champs-Elysees

Police arrest “yellow vest” protesters and use tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowd on the Champs-Elysees. IMAGES

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Police fire tear gas on Champs-Elysees’ ‘yellow vest’ protests

Riot police fire tear gas to disperse “yellow vest” protesters on the Champs-Elysees in Paris during the fifth consecutive Saturday of demonstrations, which have so far been largely peaceful. IMAGES

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“Yellow vests” protest in Nantes

Hundreds of “yellow vest” protesters face off with police in Nantes on a fifth and decisive weekend for the anti-government movement. IMAGES

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