Today in Pictures, Dec 14, 2017

The first robot that serves in a coffee shop in Hanoi, the world's longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China, and other pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures.

A robot serves drink to the tables in a coffee shop in Hanoi, Vietnam, December 14, 2017. The robot named Morta, 130 cm in height and 20 kilograms in weight and worth nearly 9000 US dollar, is considered as the first robot that serves in a coffee shop in Hanoi. Morta may speak to ask customer to take their drink from the tray and say 'thank you' in any language. Morta can work up to 15 hours with the provided battery. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
Commuters on a ferry pass an incomplete section of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HKZMB) in Hong Kong. Billed as the world's longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China, it has been touted by supporters as an engineering wonder. But critics say the multi-billion dollar infrastructure mega-project is politically driven and a costly white elephant. PHOTO: AFP
A boy looks at a rainbow during a sunset in Bogota on December 13, 2017. PHOTO: AFP
Taxidermy of endangered species seized by UK Border Force officers at Heathrow Airport sit on display at Custom House near Heathrow in London, Britain November 22, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS
A clown walks with a stuffed toy dog as he pays homage to Mexico's patron saint, Our Lady of Guadalupe at the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Mexico, December 13, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS
A squirrel is trying to steal a cigarette from Tony Bousell, who is on a break from work, near the Southbank area of London, Britain, December 13, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS
A man walks past mannequins at the entrance of a shop in Sao Paulo, Brazil December 13, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS
European short course swimming championships for 50m breaststroke men semi-final in Copenhagen, Denmark. December 13, 2017 PHOTO: REUTERS
People dressed as characters from Star Wars take part in an event held for the release of the film 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' in Bangkok, Thailand, December 13, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS
French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a media conference following a meeting to discuss how to speed up the implementation of the G5 West African counter-terrorism force, in La Celle Saint-Cloud, near Paris, France, December 13, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

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