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Best science and technology pictures of the week

  • Red alert
    Tug boat worker Brett Martin captured this towering dust storm over the ocean 25 nautical miles from the Western Australian town of Onslow. (Copyright: Reuters)
  • Man alive!
    A sculpture made of Lego by renowned New York based brick artist Nathan Sawaya appearing at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore. (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Salvage task
    Work is still ongoing on the Costa Concordia cruise ship, one year after it ran aground near a Tuscan island, leaving 32 people dead. (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Hello kitty
    Time for our cute animal pic of the week: A young Siberian tiger swimming in its outdoor enclosure at a zoo in Duisburg, western Germany. (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Main event
    Appearances by Steve Ballmer, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Big Bird made Qualcomm a big talking point at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Teething problems
    A bad week for Boeing’s 787 new Dreamliner plane. Two operated by Japan Airlines experienced mechanical problems in Boston this week. (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Seeking strays
    A vet performs a sterilisation surgery on a cat in mobile modules in Mexico City, part of a local government campaign for stray dogs and cats. (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Dry eyes
    Visitors try on a pair of wiper glasses, one of the many exhibits at the HKTDC Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair – the biggest of its type in Asia. (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Snow joke
    It’s not often you see a desert covered in snow, but Nasa’s Aqua satellite captured this image of the Taklimakan Desert in western China. (Copyright: Nasa)
  • Soaring price
    The world's tallest thermometer in Baker, California –134 foot (40m) in height – has been put up for sale with an asking price of $1.75 million. (Copyright: Getty Images)