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The best science and technology pictures of the week

  • Fancy a dip?
    A man swims in seawater covered by a thick layer of non-poisonous green algae which hit the Chinese coastal city of Qingdao in recent days. (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Close call
    Two SU-27 jets from the Russian aerobatics team Russkiye Vityasy (Russian Knights) perform at an air show in St Petersburg (Copyright: AP)
  • Big bite
    A Paleontologist touches the mandible of a replica of the giant, prehistoric sea-creature "Tuarangisaurus Cabazai" in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Copyright: Reuters)
  • Flying ace
    A Harris Hawk, Rufu, flies above Centre Court at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships, where he is used to scare away pigeons which distract players. (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Galactic twins
    A composite image from the Hubble space telescope shows galaxy pair MRK 1034, which are thought to have be close enough to interact gravitationally. (Copyright: ESA/Hubble/Nasa)
  • Linked lynx
    Three rescued Jungle Lynx kittens, found in Central and Southeast Asia, are nursed back to health after being rescued from a village in Inida. (Copyright: AFP/Getty Images)
  • Wave hello
    Honda’s robot Asimo started work as tour guide at a museum in Tokyo. However, the attention reportedly confused the humanoid. (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Flying high
    A man performs with a water-propelled flyboard during an event in Stockholm, Sweden. (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Bridge over foggy waters
    A boat cruises under a bank of dense fog that envelops the iconic Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Smoke 'em out
    A sanitation worker fumigates against the Aedes aegypti mosquito in San Salvador, El Salvador, to prevent dengue fever (Copyright: AFP/Getty Images)
This week's most stunning images in science and technology, including flying aces, challenging swims and confused robots.

More stunning image galleries:

Supermoon, Tesla coils and medical clowns

World’s biggest solar-powered boat and forest fires

Astronaut photography, a tiny helicopter and a hovering bike

Rocket launch, a superfast train, and a tooth shark

Fire-fighting from the skies and an animatronic King Kong

Dancing robots, a pair of MiGs and a topsy-turvy tiger

A drone at sea, a curious lemur and a dramatic landing from space

Tiny robots, printable guns and a sunken German bomber

Dramatic storms, face transplants and a pensive gorilla

Space, bionic limbs and robot protests

Rubber wastelands, a trip to a taxidermist and hurricane testing labs

Flu scares, robot surgery and the untouched planet

Cars in flight, active volcanoes and an enormous tarantula

Giant eggs, natural born killers and a musical use for gun parts

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

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