Free Syrian Army fighters react after firing a weapon towards forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the southern part of Maarat Al-Nouman, Idlib.
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A Free Syrian Army fighter sits inside a tunnel in the southern part of Maarat Al-Nouman, Idlib.
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A Palestinian security guard checks the remains of an Israeli missile which hit a building in Gaza City.
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Passengers' belongings are strewn at the site of the crash of the Malaysia Airlines jet near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine.
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People search for bodies at the site of the crash of a Malaysian airliner carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.
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Siti Dina speaks to media as she arrives to confirm news that her daughter was on board Malaysia Airlines MH17, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
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Railway employees and investigators work at the scene of a train crash in southwest France, which left 25 injured.
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The Costa Concordia cruise liner is seen at Giglio harbour as preparations to tow it away continue.
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Residents look at a fallen tree which damaged four houses after Typhoon Rammasun (locally named Glenda) battered the town of Rosario, Cavite city, south of Manila.
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The sun reflects off the water in this picture taken by German astronaut Alexander Gerst from the International Space Station and sent on his Twitter feed.
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An airship used to measure atmospheric pollution flies near the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
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'The Ninth Wave' by Chinese artist Cai Guoqiang, sails down the Huangpu River in Shanghai. The installation, which consists of an old fishing vessel loaded with stuffed toy animals, is inspired by last year's incident when 16,000 dead pigs were found floating down the Huangpu River.
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A tourist plays in the mud during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach, South Korea.
A 6.6 metre tall Godzilla statue is illuminated at the Midtown park in Tokyo for the promotion of the recent film.
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Crawford Butler, the longest serving Yeoman Warder at the Tower of London, poses with the first ceramic poppy to be 'planted' in the dry moat at Tower of London. Some 888,246 poppies were created by artist Paul Cummins to represent the British Military personnel that died in the First World War. The display will be installed by a team of volunteers, with the last to be put in place on Armistice Day on 11 November .
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Gilbert Proesch and George Passmore, known as Gilbert & George, pose with their artwork City Lights during the launch of their new exhibition Scapegoating at the White Cube gallery in Bermondsey, London.
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David Beckham and his sons Romeo and Cruz get 'slimed' as Becks accepts the Legend Award during the 2014 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports awards in Los Angeles.
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Prince William speaks at the opening of the newly refurbished Imperial War Museum in London, following a £40m transformation.
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The Queen sits with construction workers as she opens the refurbished Reading Railway station.