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News of the world, Feb 22

News of the world, Feb 22
French gendarmes unblock a road block in Gosier, on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe. French President Nicolas Sarkozy said today that the worst of the protests and rioting in Guadeloupe was over, but said much needed to be done to address the discontent roiling in the island. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Feb 22
More than 500 environment activists and supporters form a Human Banner forming the words No to BNPP at a field inside the state-run University of the Philippines, suburban Manila. The pro-environment group slams government for its plans on reviving the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Pwer Plant (BNPP) in Bataan province, north of Manila at a cost of $1bn. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Feb 22
Sudanese President Omar Al Beshir (R) walks with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani (L) during a welcome ceremony at Khartoum airport. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Feb 22
Workers walk at Dung Quat oil refinery, Vietnam's first oil refinery, in the central province of Quang Ngai. Vietnam is to open its first oil refinery on Feb 22, after decades of waiting, countless delays and spiraling costs, in what is being hailed as a significant moment in the country's development. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Feb 22
Indian college students strike Yoga postures during a sports festival in Amritsar. Yoga is a 5,000 year old system of health that benefits all aspects of an individual - physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Feb 22
Cruiser ship AIDAluna leaves the Meyer Papenburg shipyard en-route to Emden for sea trials in Papenburg, Germany. The 252 metres long and 32 metres wide ship is one of six luxury cruise ships, which will be built for the Rostock shipping company AIDA Cruises until 2010. (Getty Images)
News of the world, Feb 22
People write messages on a board outside Rod Laver Arena during a national memorial service honouring the victims of the Victorian bushfires at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia. The death toll from the bushfires, which began sweeping through the state on Feb 7, has now topped 200, the worst in Australia's history. (Getty Images)