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Pedestrian in Belgium struggle to stand up as storms lash the UK and northern Europe. Francois Lenoir / Reuters
Pedestrian in Belgium struggle to stand up as storms lash the UK and northern Europe. Francois Lenoir / Reuters
A man sleeps inside a cardboard box in Madrid. The unemployment rate for the July-September period fell from 26.3 per cent to 26.0 per cent, leaving the total number of jobless at a rounded 5.9 million in Spain. Andres Kudacki / AP Photo
A man sleeps inside a cardboard box in Madrid. The unemployment rate for the July-September period fell from 26.3 per cent to 26.0 per cent, leaving the total number of jobless at a rounded 5.9 million in Spain. Andres Kudacki / AP Photo
An anti-government protester, right, covers his face from tear gas fired by police during clashes in Bani Jamra, Bahrain. Hasan Jamali / AP Photo
An anti-government protester, right, covers his face from tear gas fired by police during clashes in Bani Jamra, Bahrain. Hasan Jamali / AP Photo
A pilot lands a plane in heavy winds at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Olaf Kraak / EPA
A pilot lands a plane in heavy winds at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.  Olaf Kraak / EPA
A street monkey wears a baby doll mask as it performs in a slum in Jakarta, Indonesia. Security forces are fanning out across Jakarta conducting raids to rescue macaques used in popular street masked monkey performances in a move aimed at improving public order and preventing diseases carried by the monkeys. Tatan Syuflana / AP Photo
A street monkey wears a baby doll mask as it performs in a slum in Jakarta, Indonesia.  Security forces are fanning out across Jakarta conducting raids to rescue macaques used in popular street masked monkey performances in a move aimed at improving public order and preventing diseases carried by the monkeys. Tatan Syuflana / AP Photo
From left to right, Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata, US astronaut Rick Mastracchio and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin attend their preflight training in the Russian leased Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome. AFP Photo
From left to right, Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata, US astronaut Rick Mastracchio and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin attend their preflight training in the Russian leased Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome. AFP Photo
Women participate in a procession honouring The Lord of Miracles 'Senor de los Milagros' in Madrid, Spain. Andres Kudacki / AP Photo
Women participate in a procession honouring The Lord of Miracles 'Senor de los Milagros' in Madrid, Spain. Andres Kudacki / AP Photo
Waves crash against a lighthouse during storms that battered Britain and where a 14-year-old boy was swept away to sea at Newhaven, south-east England. Luke MacGregor / Reuters
Waves crash against a lighthouse during storms that battered Britain and where a 14-year-old boy was swept away to sea at Newhaven, south-east England.  Luke MacGregor / Reuters

In pictures: Best images from around the world over the past 24 hours

The National View blog selects some of the best images from around the world on October 28.

The National View blog selects some of the best images from around the world on October 28.

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 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani greeted by university students as he leaves Sistan University in Sistan and Baluchestan’s provincial capital of Zahedan on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Maryam Rahmanian for The National

In Iran’s most troubled province, Rouhani hears pleas for change

Hassan Rounani aims to connect with residents of far-flung Sistan and Baluchestan province.

 Prince Bandar bin Sultan in Riyadh on March 3, 2007. Hassan Ammar / AFP Photo

Saudi Prince Bandar promised a victory he could not deliver

Saudi Arabia's controversial intelligence chief stepped down this week after rumours that his policies on Syria had fallen out of favour.

 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani greets supporters after his arrival in Zahedan, the regional capital of Sistan and Baluchestan province on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. During Mr Rouhani's two-day visit, he will tour several other cities and hold meetings with local scholars and entrepreneurs. Maryam Rahmanian for The National

On the road with Hassan Rouhani

Iran's president is touring some of Iran's most underdeveloped provinces. Foreign correspondent Yeganeh Salehi is traveling with him.

 Twitter photo of  Abdel Fattah El Sisi on the campaign trail on March 30. Photo courtesy-Twitter/@SisiCampaign

El Sisi rides a bicycle, kicks off social media storm

The photos and video created a huge buzz across social media networks, possibly a marker of a new era for Egypt.

 Friday is UN Mine Awareness Day and Omer Hassan, who does demining work in Iraqi Kurdistan, is doing all he can to teach people about the dangers posed by landmines. Louise Redvers for The National

A landmine nearly ended Omer’s life but he now works to end the threat of mines in Iraq

Omer Hassan does demining work in Iraqi Kurdistan and only has to show people his mangled leg to underscore the danger of mines. With the world marking UN Mine Awareness Day on Friday, his work is as important as ever as Iraq is one of the most mine-affected countries in the world.

 Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkish spiritual leader Fethullah Gulen. AFP Photo

The inner workings of Gulen’s ‘parallel state’

Fethullah Gulen's followers are accused of trying to push Turkey's prime minister from power.

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