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 A supporter of India’s ruling Congress Party wears a mask of leader Rahul Gandhi during a rally in Mumbai, India. Kevin Frayer / Getty

Best photography from around the world, April 21

The National View's photo editors pick the best images of the day from around the world.

 Bloom Properties' Al Bateen Waterfront project in Abu Dhabi. Photo courtesy Bloom Properties

Bloom Properties starts work on Al Bateen Waterfront project

The development will feature 225 residential apartments of one to four bedrooms, a 200-room five-star hotel with 57 serviced apartments, and a 3,000 square metre retail space

 David Moyes has led Manchester United to seventh in the Premier League, six points behind sixth-placed Tottenham. Alex Livesey / Getty Images

Manchester United require ‘radical surgery’ from top to bottom

'Moyes is not a bad manager ... However, he is doing a spectacularly bad job at United' writes Richard Jolly of Manchester United, arguing wholesale changes at the club are now necessary.

 Marina Square apartments Reem Island: Q1 2% rise. Studio - Dh65-68,000. 1BR - Dh75-95,000. 2BR - Dh110-145,000. 3BR - Dh170-190,000. Q1 2013-Q1 2014 no change. Sammy Dallal / The National

In pictures: Where Abu Dhabi rents have risen and fallen, Q1 2014

Find out how rental prices in the prime locations in Abu Dhabi have altered during the first three months of the year and the current rates you will pay according to data provided by Asteco.

 Jia Ruhan sang as a guest singer in famous pianist Robert Wells's concert 'rockabilly-medley' in November 2012. Handout

Meet the pop star who is key to China’s superpower ambitions

Before Beijing can achieve its ambitions to be a superpower it will need to become a respected soft power. That's where Jia Ruhan comes in.

 Screen shot from Vin Deisel's facebook page of he and Michelle Rodriguez in Abu Dhabi for the filming of Fast & Furious 7. April 2014

Fast & Furious in Abu Dhabi, a social media frenzy

Fast & Furious 7 wraps up an eventful and much-anticipated week of filming in the capital. Let's take a look at what went on via the key players' social media, while they were enjoying the delights of the desert.


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Saeed spurs Sharjah to victory and third place in Arabian Gulf League

April 12, 2014

Tagliabue scores four as Al Wahda keep eyes set on Asian qualification

Al Shabab miss chance to pull closer to Al Ahli at top of Arabian Gulf League table

March 28, 2014

Al Wahda move up to fifth place in table with 3-1 defeat of Al Wasl

Maradona’s presence fails to bring stalemate in Dubai to life

March 23, 2014

Scoreless draw does little to ease Dubai's relegation worries

Junior dos Santos confident he can turn around Dubai club

March 6, 2014

Junior dos Santos, the 10th new man on the job in the Arabian Gulf League this season, is optimistic as he takes over floundering Dubai club.

League Cup semi-final berth slips from Baniyas’ grasp

March 3, 2014

Loss at Dubai and Al Jazira's defeat of Al Wahda send Baniyas out of top two

Dubai club’s AGL relegation fight should be no surprise

February 19, 2014

The Al Awir club are a compelling example of the potent ills that affect the UAE’s top division, blighted by instability and burdened by a whimsical board, writes John McAuley.

Arabian Gulf League: January transfer window ins and outs

February 4, 2014

Ahmed Rizvi provides the full list of Arabian Gulf League moves at the close of the winter transfer season.

Dubai deny coach switch talks with Baroot while Ajman concede lack of foreign contribution

January 26, 2014

The relegation-threatened Dubai team back their Swiss manager while Ajman lay the blame of poor show on their expatriate players.

Short-handed Dubai cannot hold off Baniyas forever

January 23, 2014

Baniyas produced a period of brilliance to score four times in 15 minutes to emerge resounding winners over short-handed Dubai, consolidating their mid-table position in the Arabian Gulf League.

‘Crazy game’ upsets Al Ahli assistant coach despite victory over Dubai

January 8, 2014

Goals from Ahmed Khalil, Ciel and a double from Luis Jimenez, but Catalin Raducan upset with players for allowing struggling Dubai back into the game.

Al Ahli assistant Raducan remains cautious ahead of Dubai meeting

January 7, 2014

The league leaders may be taking on the side one point off the bottom, but they are aware Dubai still pose a threat, writes John McAuley.

Arabian Gulf League: Revolving door for managers steals spotlight at mid-season

January 5, 2014

The coming and goings of league coaches highlighted the first half, writes John McAuley, but a Brazilian addition has added some spice.

Al Nasr have a five-star splash against Dubai

January 3, 2014

DUBAI // Even the light shower that unexpectedly greeted the players at Al Maktoum Stadium could not rain on Al Nasr’s parade.A little drizzle hinted that it may be around that time of year when minds are cast forward and fresh...

Sharjah edge past Al Shaab in boring derby

December 26, 2013

In other Arabian Gulf League matches, Al Ahli beat Ajman in controversial game and Dubai draw with Al Wahda.