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Revellers taunt a bull with its horns set on fire during the El Novillo de Bombas festival in Mira, north of Quito, EcuadorReuters
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Devotees try to form a human pyramid to break a clay pot containing curd during the Hindu festival of Janmashtami in MumbaiReuters
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A man dressed as Santa Claus sits in the mail delivery boat of postwoman Andrea Bunar as they make their way over a canal in Lehde in the Spreewald region, eastern GermanyAFP
An Indonesian dancer waits for the start of a cultural parade marking the country's 69th Independence Day celebration in JakartaReuters
Australia's Joel Parkinson rides a wave during the 14th edition of the Billabong Pro Tahiti surf event in Teahupoo, on the French Polynesian islandAFP
Barcelona's Neymar celebrates his second goal against Mexican club Leon during their Joan Gamper Trophy match at Nou Camp stadium in BarcelonaReuters
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Los Angeles Clippers' new owner Steve Ballmer is introduced at a fan event at the Staples Centre in Los AngelesReuters
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Police officers detain a demonstrator during protests against the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriJoshua Lott/Reuters
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A police officer raises his weapon at a car speeding towards him as a group of demonstrators stand on the pavementLucas Jackson / Reuters
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Demonstrators gather in the middle of West Florissant as they react to tear gas fired by policeLucas Jackson / Reuters
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A demonstrator holds a copy of Blacks Law Dictionary during a peaceful march down West FlorissantLucas Jackson / Reuters
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A German army Transall C-160 plane is prepared for a flight in Erbil, northern IraqReuters
Kurdish Peshmerga forces stand guard near the town of Makhmur, south of Erbil, after Islamic State (IS) insurgents withdrewReuters
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A Ukrainian soldier gestures as he talks with children in the town of Popasna, Lugansk region, recently freed from pro-Russia militantsAFP
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A woman holds her baby as they are evacuated by bus from the town of Makeyevka. Ukraine has accused pro-Russian rebels of shelling a convoy of civilians fleeing the war-torn eastAFP
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Palestinians head to a United Nations school to take refuge for the night in the northern Gaza Strip city of Beit Hanoun, after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that Israel will hit back hard if Palestinian rocket attacks from Gaza resumeAFP
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The ferry Amadeo is seen after it ran aground in the area of Paso Kirke, near Puerto Natales in the far south of Chile. All 17 passengers and 28 crew members were all evacuated and no oil spills or casualties were reportedReuters
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Residential houses are seen on the banks of Yalu River in the North Korean city of ManpoReuters