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The best science and technology pictures of the week

  • Stomping ground
    Greg du Toit’s image was the grand title winner of the 2013 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, run by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide. (Greg du Toit)
  • Ring cycle
    Nasa released this stunning portrait of Saturn created made by amateur image processor Gordan Ugarkovic piecing together images from the Cassini spacecraft. (Nasa)
  • Under cover
    The downtown and Lions Gate Bridge enveloped in morning fog in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Reuters)
  • Man alive!
    "The Incredible Bionic Man", the first working bionic man made of prosthetic parts and artificial organs, at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington. (Reuters)
  • Into the void
    A plane takes off as smoke and ash from wildfires burning across the state of New South Wales blanket the sky over Sydney Harbour (Getty Images)
  • Test drive
    The European Space Agency’s test rover completed its five-day exploration across and under Chile’s Atacama Desert to see how it may fare on Mars. (ESA)
  • Letting off steam
    The snow-covered Popocatepetl volcano spews a cloud of steam high into the air, as seen from Chalco, on the outskirts of Mexico City. (Reuters)
  • Aid programme
    Specially-sized hearing aid mouldings wait to be fitted by the Starkey Foundation at Lesotho Cooperative College. (Getty Images)
  • Limber up
    The Sea Life Sydney Aquarium's Great Barrier Reef Oceanarium has begun a series of yoga classes. (Getty Images)
The most impressive pictures from the last seven days, including award-winning wildlife shots, bionic men and Saturn in amazing detail.

More stunning image galleries:

Robotic firefighters, solar car races and extreme weather

Supervolcanoes on Mars and Chinese military drones

Baby pandas and glowing robots

Northern Lights and baby turtles

Robot dragon and lightning strike

Yosemite fires and an eclipse from Mars

Augmented reality in the operating room

Worm burgers and beetle robots

Baby lobsters and the most sophisticated robot of its time

Clouds from space, illegal animal trade, and an eyeball-shaped camera

Lightning strikes and a popsicle-licking polar bear

Supersonic planes, migrating whales and hair washing in space

Space ventures, extreme Earth, and hot elephants

Flying aces, challenging swims and confused robots

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

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