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 Ali Benflis, opposition leader and main rival to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika speaks to the press after casting his vote in the presidential elections at a polling station in Algiers on. Former prime minister Benflis ran against Bouteflika in 2004 but lost heavily, charging the vote was rigged 10 years ago and has said fraud will be his ‘main adversary’ during the election. Patrick Baz / AFP Photo

Best photography from around the world, April 17

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

 Above, the private pool of Ocean Heights' five-bedroom penthouse flat. Courtesy Christie’s International Real Estate

In pictures: Penthouse flat is height of Dubai luxury living

A five-bedroom penthouse in Ocean Heights in Dubai Marina is on sale for Dh25 million and comes with a private pool and an unparalleled view of Dubai.

Video: Local reactions to a national fishing ban

A federal fishing ban has been imposed by the UAE federal government, but local authorities are taking diiferent approaches to implementing the ban. Two fishermen tell two very different sides of the story. Produced by Paul O'Driscoll

 Walter Zenga is one win away from claiming silverware for the first time in the UAE. Karim Jaafar / AFP

Walter Zenga seeks early retribution at Al Jazira in Arabian Gulf Cup final

A victory over Al Ahli in the Arabian Gulf Cup final will help prove the Italian has turned around the fortunes of the capital club.

 The new Bentley GT Speed convertible on display at a press event of the New York International Auto Show. Jason Szenes / EPA

In pictures: Hot cars at New York International Auto Show

With more than 1 million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the US car industry. Here are some of the vehicles to be shown in this year’s edition.

 The cast of Fast & Furious 7, including Michelle Rodriguez and Vin Diesel, centre, on set at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National

Fast & Furious 7 filming in full swing at Emirates Palace

Filming for Fast & Furious 7 has started and we have the first photos of the cast and crew on set at Emirates Palace hotel this morning. Visitors staying at Emirates Palace say they have been kept away from certain areas in the grounds.

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Algeria’s youth must tell the old order: Enough

Algeria's youth have already started to emulate Egypt's Kefaya movement. That is a promising start

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Public buses in Abu Dhabi must be fit for service

Taking public transport to a level where every member of the community will be able to leave their cars at home is crucial to the country's development

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IPL a premier product

Few who witnessed the IPL season-opener on Wednesday will want the party to end any time soon.

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Building classrooms is easier than creating great schools

Abu Dhabi is preparing for 70,000 new school students by 2020, but the focus on building new schools has to be matched by also attracting outstanding teachers to the UAE.

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Public buses in Abu Dhabi must be fit for service

April 17, 2014

Taking public transport to a level where every member of the community will be able to leave their cars at home is crucial to the country's development

Editorial

Algeria’s youth must tell the old order: Enough

April 17, 2014

Algeria's youth have already started to emulate Egypt's Kefaya movement. That is a promising start

Editorial

IPL a premier product

April 17, 2014

Few who witnessed the IPL season-opener on Wednesday will want the party to end any time soon.

Editorial

Personal banking is coming to Facebook but will you log in?

April 16, 2014

If Facebook is seeking to revive its popularity, it should think twice before moving into the post-crisis financial sector

Editorial

Libya’s militias play their cards for a seat at the political table

April 16, 2014

The kidnapping of Jordan's ambassador to Libya highlights the use by militias of captives as bargaining chips

Editorial

Building classrooms is easier than creating great schools

April 16, 2014

Abu Dhabi is preparing for 70,000 new school students by 2020, but the focus on building new schools has to be matched by also attracting outstanding teachers to the UAE.

Editorial

Electric cars need connected thinking

April 15, 2014

Piece by piece, on a city-wide level, dependence can be reduced on fossil fuels, while still keeping the city moving

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UAE schools can recover unpaid fees without detaining students

April 15, 2014

Disputes between parents and their children’s school can never justify pupils being detained in a classroom.

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Unforgettable horrors

April 15, 2014

Witnesses to the atomic bombs in Japan were in the UAE this week to press for nuclear disarmament. When their voices are silenced by age, we will have to remember by images alone.

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Mers survey would be of great value

April 14, 2014

The latest Mers death has prompted concern in the community but while there is no need for panic, there is a pressing need to better understand the fatal virus.