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Social media highlights from the Antarctic, Colombia, DRC, Mali, Myanmar, Sierra Leone, Somalia and the UK

Here’s a selection of photos you may have missed posted on UN social media accounts from around the UN system over the past few weeks and shared with our social media team. We’ve also included some photos taken by fans and followers. Thank you to all who contributed!

UN World Food Programme (WFP) worker Jane Howard posted this photo of a child on a motorbike trip to a Mali health center.

The International Maritime Organization Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu visited the Antarctic to see for the harsh conditions in which shipping, seafarers and search and rescue professionals are called upon to operate. Our colleagues at IMO posted this picture and more on their Tumblr page.

What’s it like to be a former child soldier? The World Food Programme’s Martin Penner shared the story of one boy in the Huffington Post.

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos posted this picture of her visit to a camp for internally-displaced persons in  Myanmar.

In order to help the Philippines government in the aftermath of Typhoon Bopha/Pablo
the UN’s World Food Progamme responded by moving food and supplies to the worst hit areas. Our colleagues at WFP posted this photo and more on their Facebook
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On International Volunteer Day (IVD) United Nations Volunteersand other UN organizations organized a flash mob in Bonn, Germany.

UNICEF goodwill ambassador Orlando Bloom plays with children and care workers in Cape Town, South Africa. Our colleagues at UNICEF posted this photo and more on their Twitter page.

See how UN envoy Angelina Jolie has inspired new efforts to combat rape in war zones in this Channel 4 News (UK) feature story.

Audio equipment was recently handed over to Ministry of Information in Mogadishu, Somalia. Our colleagues at the UN Political Office for Somalia posted this photo and more on their Flickr page.

UNICEF communication specialist Laurent Duvillier posted this photo of plastic sheeting being delivered to displaced families arriving in Goma.

UN Headquarters was featured in the finale of the television programme the Amazing Race. Thanks to show host Phil Keoghan for sharing this behind-the-scenes photo.  More on the UN’s Creative Community Outreach Initiative.

Thanks to Sabo Stein for sharing this photo of a UN Secretariat building gingerbread house created for a holiday party.

President of Colombia Juan Manual Santos posted this photo on his Twitter account from event for Model UN students in Colombia. More on Model UN opportunities here.

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