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News In Photos: Gleision Colliery Disaster, World’s Biggest Onion And Esther Freeborn’s Life Guards

by | 16th, September 2011

THE News In Photos For Septemer 16 2011:

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Peter Glazebrook from Newark with his record breaking giant onion that weighed in at 8.150kg in the heaviest onion competition to claim a place in the Guinness book of World Records at the Harrogate Autumn flower show. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 16, 2011. Photo credit should read: John Giles/PA Wire

Peter Glazebrook from Newark with his record breaking giant onion that weighed in at 8.150kg in the heaviest onion competition to claim a place in the Guinness book of World Records at the Harrogate Autumn flower show.

Valeria Martynyuk of the Mariinsky Ballet from St. Petersburg performs during a rehearsal of Don Quixote at the Esplanade, or Singapore’s Theatres on the Bay, in Singapore on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011.

New Zealand All Blacks Ma’a Nonu dives across the line to score a try during their Rugby World Cup Pool A match against japan at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton, New Zealand, Friday, Sept. 16, 2011.

Protesters try to force their way through the line of riot police near the U.S. Embassy during a rally marking the 20th anniversary of the Philippine Senate vote terminating the U.S. military bases agreement in the country in Manila, Philippines, Friday, Sept. 16, 2011. The protesters lamented the continued presence of U.S. troops in the country, despite the bases’ termination, through another agreement entered into by the U.S. and Philippine militaries known as the Visiting Forces Agreement, or VFA.

Prime Minister David Cameron (left) and French President Nicholas Sarkozy (centre) meet patients at the Tripoli Medical Centre in Tripoli, Libya. Mr Cameron is making his first visit to Libya today – just weeks after the fall of dictator Muammar Gaddafi. He was being joined by French president Nicolas Sarkozy for talks with leaders of the uprising which seized the Libyan capital on August 23. They are the first leaders from countries which took part in this year’s Nato-led military operations in Libya to visit the north African state.

Gizzi Erskine arrives at the Rimmel London Party at Battersea Power Station, London.

Dale Farm protesters at the Communities and Local Government building in London.

Warrant Officer Class 1 Esther Freeborn stands with her parents Elaine and Tom on the Parade ground for the Media, before she takes up her appointment as the first female Bandmaster in the Life Guards, at their Knightsbridge Barracks in central London.

While other fans seek autographs, Jack Montague, of Portland, Ore., asks Neil Patrick Harris to draw a handlebar moustache on his face, near Harris’ new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, after dedication ceremonies in Los Angeles Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2011. Harris is currently stars as the womanizing Barney Stinson on the hit CBS series, “How I Met Your Mother.”

Andrea Bocelli, left, and Celine Dion perform at a free outdoor concert on Central Park’s Great Lawn, in New York.

A police officer outside the Toys R Us store in Newtownabbey. Two police officers were injured when an explosive device was thrown at them at the toy shop. They suffered facial wounds, which are not life-threatening, in the blast when they were summoned by an alarm to the Toys R Us store in Mill Road shortly after midnight. Two staff members also suffered shock. See PA story ULSTER Police.

Chris Margetts, from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Superintendent Phil Davies of South Wales Police and Neath MP Peter Hain speak to the media outside the Gleision Colliery near Cilybebyll in the Swansea Valley, as rescuers attempting to free four miners trapped in a flooded pit have located a body. 1. Emergency services said they had not given up hope of finding the other three men alive. They have been unable to recover and identify the body they have discovered.



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