Molten lava runs down the cone during the eruption of Mount Sinabung volcano on Sumatra, Indonesiaad SUTANTA ADITYA/AFP/Getty Images)AFP
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Typhoon Vongfong is seen over the Pacific Ocean as it approaches Japan on its northward journey, in this Nasa satellite image. Japan is bracing on Friday for its strongest storm this year, a super typhoon powering towards the Okinawa island chainReuters
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A security guard watches as two cleaners are lowered from the top of the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, on a hazy day in BeijingReuters
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Flowers are laid on the 'Imagine' tile mosaic in the Strawberry Fields section of Central Park in New York, on what would have been John Lennon's 74th birthdayGetty
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Three generations of the British military – Chelsea Pensioner Albert Willis, Yeoman Warder Paul Cunliffe and Captain of the Grenadier Guard Joe Robinson – plant ceramic poppies at the 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' evolving art installation at the Tower of LondonGetty
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UK Independence Party candidate Douglas Carswell waits to take to the stage for the formal announcement after winning the Clacton-On-Sea by-electionAFP
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Russian President Vladimir Putin poses for a picture with girls who took part in the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, as he visits a sports school in CheboksaryReuters
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Miss Guarico, Mariana Jimenez, reacts after winning the Miss Venezuela 2014 pageant. Miss Universe 2013, Maria Gabriela Isler, makes the announcement on stage in CaracasReuters
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Protesters wave an upside-down American flag after blocking an intersectionJim Young/Reuters
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Old English sheepdog Carmen nurses her own pups and lion cub Parys at a private zoo in Wojciechow, Poland. The lion cub was abandoned at birth by his mother and is being nursed by the dogAFP
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Sydney locals take part in an attempt to create a wave of people wearing bright costumes stretching from South Bondi to North Bondi, to raise awareness of World Mental Health DayGetty
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A health worker takes the temperature of US Marines arriving in Liberia to support the American effort to contain the Ebola epidemicJohn Moore/Getty Images
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Kurdish Peshmerga fighters fire a mortar during clashes with Islamic State militants in the al-Zerga area near Tikrit, IraqReuters
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Turkish Kurds near the Mursitpinar border crossing watch as smoke rises in the Syrian town of KobaniReuters
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Birds fly near the control tower of the Sergey Prokofiev International Airport, damaged by shelling during fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government forces, in Donetsk, eastern UkraineReuters