A hairdresser uses a knife to carve a snow sculpture in front of his shop in Basour village, east of Beirut. In the past a student from Beijing also made a snowgirlfriend after the heavy snow in China.
Huang Chuncai is a Chinese man who became notable for being “China’s Elephant Man”. He is suffering from an extreme case of neurofibromatosis, which caused such large tumors on his face that they had completely distorted his features. He had a 25kg facial tumor that hung down to his waist. In a series of four life-saving operations he has had 21kg of the mammoth tumor removed – and can finally lead a normal life.
Students celebrate the forthcoming new year at Shenyang Agricultural University in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China. 2015 is the “Year of the Sheep” in China, as illustrated by this student in eastern Shandong province.