Editor’s choice – Best photos

August 31, 2009

Albino siblings Esthefany Caroline (L) and Kauan Fernandes (R) play with their cousin Taina (C) outside their home in the V9 slum of Olinda, in the northeastern state of Pernambuco, August 25, 2009. Three of five of the Fernandes family’s children are albinos, which according to genetics professor Valdir Balbino of the Federal University of Pernambuco is a very rare occurrence considering the parents and two children are dark-skinned Afro-Brazilians. REUTERS/Alexandre Severo-JC Imagem

A competitor slips off the “gostra”, a pole covered in grease, during the religious feast of St Julian, patron of the town of St Julian’s, outside Valletta August 30, 2009. In the traditional “gostra”, a game stretching back to the Middle Ages, young men and women have to make their way to the top and try to uproot one of the flags to win prizes. From May to September in Malta, there is hardly any weekend when a town or a village is not celebrating the feast of its patron saint or other saints revered in different churches. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

British matador Frank Evans, 67, practices before a bullfight in Benalmadena, near the Spanish southern town of Malaga, August 30, 2009. Evans, known on the circuit as “El Ingles” (The Englishman) quit bullfighting in 2005, but came out of retirement last year after enduring quadruple by-pass surgery and having a knee replaced. Evans moved to Spain in 1967 to learn about bullfighting and became a full bullfighter in 1991. Evans is currently Spain’s only English matador. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A Los Angeles County firefighter walks through thick smoke during the Station fire in the Acton area of Los Angeles, California August 30, 2009. The heat-driven fire nearly doubled in size overnight and has now burned 35,000 acres (14,000 hectares) of thick, bone-dry brush in the mountains above five towns, a 10-mile (16 km) stretch from La Crescenta to Pasadena, the California Fire Department said.  REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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I hope that the old fool of an Englishman who now lives in Spain and enjoys all that that entailes, is never injured while fighting bulls following his quadruple heart by-pass or that he comes crawling back to England for medical treatment to which he pays no subscription whilst living in Spain. His sort are all the same, live abroad in tax exile paying nothing then crawl back to the UK when health care is needed.

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