Amazing Events In Pictures

Indian schoolchildren form the shape of the new symbol for the Rupee at a school in Chennai. India unveiled a symbol for its rupee currency that it hopes will become as globally recognised as signs for the dollar, the yen, the pound and the euro. Ministers made their final decision at a cabinet meeting after examining a shortlist of five designs. The winning design was inspired by the letter “R” in the Roman alphabet and “Ra” from the ancient Devanagari script used in Hindi

Eskil Ronningsbakken, 30, performs a handstand at the observation platform over Trollstigen in Norway

He also balances on a stack of chairs perched on a rock which is lodged over a 1,000m gap in Kjeragbolten, Rogaland, Norway

Lightning strikes while a rainbow is formed in the skies over Palmdale, California

A resident pushes his motorcycle through a flooded street in Xianning, Hubei province, China

Parishioners carry twelve flambeaus to bless the way for twelve local gods to travel to the holy Nachi Waterfall during the annual Nachi Fire Festival at the Kumano Nachi Taisha shinto shrine in Nachi-Katsuura, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan

A clown performs during a dress rehearsal for “Slava’s Snowshow” in Sao Paulo, Brazil

A Chinese farmer has received two watermelons for the price of one after harvesting a double fruit from his field in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei province. 25-year-old Xiong Wei said: “It’s the first time for me to see such a weird shaped watermelon.”

Workers pack sweets inside a large box at the annual international Damascus Exhibition in Syria. The 112-metre-long sweet box, weighing four tons, has been registered as the largest filo dessert in the Guinness World Records



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