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Indian Hindu devotees reach out before attempting to form a human pyramid in a bid to reach and break a dahi-handi (curd pot) suspended over the crowd during celebrations for the Janmashtami festival, marking the birth of Lord Krishna, in MumbaiAFP
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An Indian child dressed as the Hindu god Lord Krishna takes part in a competition during celebrations for the Janmashtami festival at a temple in KolkataAFP
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People try to climb greased poles to reach prizes during an event organised in celebration of Indonesia's 69th Independence Day in JakartaReuters
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Smiling crowds (and a crying child) greet Pope Francis upon his arrival for the 6th Asian Youth Day in Haemi, South KoreaReuters
gaza wedding
A Palestinian bride who lost her home during fighting between Hamas and Israel poses during her wedding ceremony at a UN school in Rafah in the Gaza StripAFP
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Mahmoud Mansour and his bride Maral Malka celebrate before their wedding in Jaffa, south of Tel Aviv. More than 200 far-right Israeli protesters tried to disrupt the wedding of a Jewish woman and a Muslim manReuters
israeli palestinian wedding
An Israeli supporter of the right-wing Organisation for Prevention of Assimilation in the Holy Land is detained by police during a demonstration outside the wedding where Mahmoud Mansour, an Arab-Israeli, and Morel Malcha, a Jewish woman, got married in the Israeli costal city of Rishon LetzionAFP
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Demonstrators protesting against the shooting of Michael Brown hold signs in Ferguson, MissouriGetty
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A member of the Special Weapon and Tactics (SWAT) unit, wearing a bomb suit, takes part in an anti-terror drill in SeoulReuters
campos funeral brazil
Huge crowds accompany the funeral cortege of the late Brazilian socialist presidential candidate Eduardo Campos in Recife. Campos, 49, who had been running third in opinion polls for the October election, died last week when his campaign jet slammed into houses in the city of SantosAFP
tottenham pitch invasion
A pitch invader is restrained after taking a Tottenham Hotspur free kick during their Premier League match against West Ham United at Upton ParkReuters
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Argentina's Juan Martin (R) tackles South Africa's captain, Jean de Villiers during their Rugby Championship match at Loftus Versfeld stadium in PretoriaReuters
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Carlo Sanna crashes at the San Martino curve during the Palio horse race in Siena, ItalyReuters
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Newborn giant panda triplets are cared for in an incubator at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, ChinaReuters