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Best science and technology pictures of the week

  • Shelling off
    A complete sub-fossilised elephant bird egg has been put up for sale, it’s expected to fetch £30,000 when auctioned at Christie’s in London next month. (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Under attack
    An African fishing eagle swoops and catches a fish in Lake Baringo, Kenya. (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Lights out
    The lights on the Burj Khalifa tower (L) are switched off for an hour in downtown Dubai for “Earth Hour”, to raise awareness of climate change. (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Block buster
    US Navy-contracted crane vessel M/V Jascon 25 removes a hull section from the mine countermeasure ship ex-Guardian in Sulu Sea, Philippines. (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Tiger feat
    How do keepers at the Budapest zoo carry a Siberian tiger out to transport it to western Germany? Very carefully. (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • On alert
    Workers at the Dukovany nuclear power plant outside Brno evacuate in radiation protection suits during a nuclear accident exercise. (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Polar mission
    On board a P-3B at the Thule Air Base in Greenland, IceBridge continued its six-year mission to carry out the largest airborne survey of Earth's polar ice. (Copyright: Nasa)
  • Natural prawn killers
    Millions of shrimp have been found dead on a three-kilometre swath of southern Chile's coastline for no apparent reason (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • In bloom
    It’s cherry blossom season in China. Thousands of people flock to parks around Beijing during the one-month season. (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Ex pistols
    An automated musical instrument made from recycled gun parts by Mexican artist Pedro Reyes. His collection of instruments is on show in London, England. (Copyright: Getty Images)
The most amazing pictures from the past seven days – featuring the giant eggs, natural born killers and a musical use for gun parts.

More stunning image galleries:

The universe’s earliest light, zero gravity and a macaque with hayfever

Comets, the world’s largest astronomical project and a lagoon of death

Biblical swarms, reaching out into space, and jumping rats

Deep sea beauty, giant drilling machines and hypnotic space telescopes

Stunning views of Earth and up close and personal with a human parasite

Russian meteor, extreme weather and a turtle with artificial fins

Cosmic storms, the first bionic man and how to clean a oil-covered bird

Birth of stars, life at sub-zero temperatures and micro-living in the city

Pollution from space, active volcanoes and a robot restaurant

Amazing Lego sculptures, freakish weather… and Big Bird

Gruesome tools, environmental disasters and intimate views from space. 

Christmas treats and the end of the world

Bathing snow monkeys, a tweeting pope and elephant dung coffee.

Architectural giants and a new way of seeing the Moon

Red pandas, Saturn and Nature’s unstoppable forces

The world's largest bloom, the world's largest aquarium and the world's fastest sailing boat

Venice under water, a total eclipse and a pedestrian-avoiding car

Space shuttle, Baumgartner and Hurricane Sandy

The best of 2012 galleries:

A year in space

The year in technology

A year of discovery

People of the year

The year in weather

The year in wildlife

Weird and wonderful


New frontiers

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