Your week in pictures
You have been sending us your photos this week of news stories across the globe. Here is a selection of them.
Malawi went to the polls earlier this week with the results immediately being called in to question by President Joyce Banda. Ms Banda said Tuesday's vote had been marred by rigging, multiple voting and computer-hacking. Lameck Luhanga took this pictures of voters in Lilongwe.
Crofton School in Stubbington in Hampshire was evacuated on Wednesday after a swarm of up to 15,000 bees invaded the school grounds. Photo: T. Anderson.
David Connell took this picture of the World War II plane - the "whiskey 7" or C47 - coming in to land at Glasgow Prestwick Airport, en route from the USA to Normandy to commemorate the seventieth anniversary of D-Day.
A trader in Kura Village in Kano State delicately balances his wares on his bicycle on his way to the market. Yunusa Abdullahi: "His products are essential to the average Nigerian household."
Spoon-bender Uri Geller commissioned this 12-ft (3.6m) gorilla - made entirely from spoons. Built at the British Ironworks Centre in Oswestry, UK, it features 40,000 spoons which were donated from across the world. It is being moved to the entertainer's home later this week. Photo: Mark Vickers.
Anupam Aich snapped this colourful image of the Carnival Houston parade on Saturday, an event which is held to celebrate life and diversity in Houston.
Meanwhile in Thailand this week the army staged a military coup, seizing control of the country and detaining the former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The constitution was suspended, TV channels blocked and a curfew imposed. Alex Weeks took this photo of an anti-coup demonstration in Bangkok.
Michael Hoskinson took this picture of lightening striking the Shard building on a misty day in London.
Meanwhile, fire crews tackled a blaze at the A listed Glasgow School of Art in the centre of the city. Photo: Matthew Lowell
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