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20 April 2024

World in Pictures: Believe it or not

By Staff

Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) has released two more orangutans into Jantho conservation area on February 15, to save orangutan, a species currently listed as "Critically Endangered" by the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources) with only about 6,000 Sumatran orangutans remaining. (AFP)

Photo, during production an Oscar statuette is plated with 24 karat gold, given a final buff, and then mounted on its base in Brooklyn, N.Y. (AP)

A 6-month old female giant panda cub, an offspring of Xing Xing, formerly known as Fu Wa and mother Liang Liang, formerly known as Feng Yi, plays with her mother at the Giant Panda Conservation Center at the National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (AFP)

Bizarre a monster of the deep washed up at Lake Macquarie. (Facebook)

Revellers celebrate with water at the Chota river during a carnival festivity in Coangue. (Reuters)

Revelers of Uniao da Ilha do Governador samba school perform during the first night of the carnival parade at Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AFP)

Relatives of people who disappeared make a protest near the airport of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico on the eve of the arrival of Pope Francis. (AFP)

Indonesian bomb squad police finalize their examination on a suspicious box which turned out to contain a cake, on a main road sidewalk ,in Jakarta. (AFP)

Siow Ho Phiew, 61, works on a lion head at a warehouse outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (AP)

Nigerian toddler saved after being starved and shunned by community who thought he was a witch. (Facebook)

Male and female adult bedbugs in comparison to apple seeds is shown in this handout photo provided by the American Museum of Natural History. (Reuters)

A Denver Broncos supporter posses during Opening Night for the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game. (AP)

Workers install Chinese lantern decorations in preparation for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations, in Chinatown in Manila. (Reuters)

Workers prepare the ski slope which will be the training venue for the upcoming official Test Event of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre in Jeongseon, South Korea. (AP)

Hong Kong Ocean Park worker poses with a pygmy marmoset, the world's smallest monkey, in Hong Kong, China. (Reuters)

Iranian rock climber, Farnaz Esmaeilzadeh, scales a climbing gym in the city of Zanjan, some 330 kilometers (207 miles) west of the capital Tehran, Iran. (AP)

Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes, head of the Mardi Gras North Side Skull & Bone Gang, poses with his accoutrements for Mardi Gras day in a cemetery in New Orleans. (AP)