Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Events in Pictures

 



A huge eye test is seen on the side of an eye hospital in Jilin City, northeast China's Jilin Province Picture: HAP/Quirky China News / Rex Features


In some gyms you can relax in a hot tub after you exercise but with the new FitWet Jet Bike you can combine the two. This contraption from a Florida-based company allows users to ride an exercise bike while taking a bath. The makers of the FitWet claim 30 minutes of the jet bike is the equivalent of two hours on a normal push bike. The company also claims the machine's 12 integral water jets 'exert a massaging action and a draining one which allows strong reduction of cellulite'. Picture: FitWet / Rex Features


A man rides the European Sperm Bank's 'Spermbullit' on the streets of Copenhagen, Denmark, to transport sperm to fertility clinics Picture: European Sperm Bank/POLFOTO/AP


People walk through Mickey Mouse-shaped hedges at Shayan Square in Shanghai, China Picture: China Foto Press / Barcroft Media


Brightly-coloured autumnal trees light up the spectacular Doma Pass Alpine Route in Yeongdong, South Korea Picture: EPA/YONHAPNEWS


beautiful photo of an autumn sunburst at Pontypool Park.


A 300ft spiral staircase has been installed on the cliff face of the Taihang Mountains in Linzhou to offer the thrill of mountaineering without the danger. But senior climbers beware - you have to be under 60 to be allowed on the staircase. Picture: Imaginechina / Rex Features


People dressed as pandas perform at the opening ceremony of a competition to find three 'Pambassadors' in Chengdu, China. The Chengdu Panda Base, in partnership with WildAid, has launched a contest to select three panda lovers who have been selected from more than 1.1 million applications worldwide. Picture: HAP/Quirky China News / Rex Features


Custom officials take part in a 'how to smile' course in Dalian, Liaoning Province, China Picture: HAP/Quirky China News / Rex Features


Children play next to a huge wood pile in Quetta, Pakistan Picture: KeystoneUSA-ZUMA / Rex Features


A foam-covered student from St Andrews University participates in the traditional Raisin Monday celebrations in St Andrews, Scotland...Picture: REUTERS/David Moir


...The tradition dates back to the early days of the university when new students would give senior students one pound of raisins in gratitude for their help in adapting to university life, in exchange for a receipt written in Latin. Failure to produce such a receipt could result in a dousing in the local fountain. Nowadays the raisins have been replaced with a bottle of wine and the dousing with foam. Picture: REUTERS/David Moir


A boy is encapsulated with a large bubble during Canadian bubble artist Fan Yang's Gazillion Bubble Show at the Centre for Performing Arts in Vancouver, Canada...


...Fan Yang currently holds 18 Guinness World Records related to bubbles. His Gazillion Bubble Show has been a Broadway hit for six years. Picture: KeystoneUSA-ZUMA / Rex Features


Greg Merson, 24, of Laurel, Maryland poses with stacks of cash and his championship bracelet after winning the World Series of Poker Main Event at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Merson will take home the bracelet and $8.5 million (£5.26m) in prize money. Picture: REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus


A roller coaster sits in the surf after Hurricane Sandy destroyed the boardwalk and pier in Seaside Park, New Jersey Picture: REUTERS/Steve Nesius


Rescue workers walk past homes wrecked by Superstorm Sandy in Seaside Heights, New Jersey


New York taxis are stranded on a flooded street in Queens Picture: Xinhua /Landov / Barcroft Media


US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reacts during a news conference with Croatian President Ivo Josipovic in Zagreb Picture: REUTERS/Antonio Bronic.