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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

 Southampton owner Katharina Liebherr is pictured before the Premier League match between Southampton and Liverpool at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England, on March 1, 2014. Glyn Kirk / AFP

New Southampton owner leading club’s resurgence from the shadows

Katharina Liebherr keeping with family tradition and letting others dominate the spotlight

 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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The campaign by Dubai Municipality includes 24-hour patrols at winter camping areas.

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Broken bicycles and bits of carpet were among up to three tonnes of rubbish collected as a part of a clean-up effort in Abu Dhabi.

New rules govern the winter desert tent cities in Dubai

July 2, 2013

Dubai Municipality issued new rules governing desert camping sites in October last year.

Dubai deserts cleared of 410 tonnes of rubbish

March 13, 2013

A Dubai municipality campaign to clean the desert drew 10,237 volunteers.

Clean-up campaign nets 600kg of waste in Dubai

February 18, 2013

A joint effort by three organisations in Dubai helps create a cleaner, greener environment "for generations to come".

Dubai names Karama's cleanest establishments

January 16, 2013

Dubai Municipality has given certificates and trophies to the cleanest shops in the busy market area.

Dubai launches 10-day campaign to clean up Karama

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Municipal workers went from door to door in the neighbourhood to promote their clean-up campaign.

Troops bag 191 tonnes of rubbish in Dubai

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The annual Clean Up UAE event attracted 42,000 volunteers who worked at 111 sites around the country.