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11 August 2017: White nationalists, neo-Nazis and white supremacists carry torches on the grounds of the University of Virginia, on the eve of a planned Unite The Right rally in CharlottesvilleAlejandro Alvarez/News2Share/Reuters
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12 August 2017: White nationalists, neo-Nazis and white supremacists are met by a group of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, VirginiaJoshua Roberts/Reuters
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12 August 2017: White nationalists and neo-Nazis clash with counter-protesters during the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VirginiaChip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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12 August 2017: Injured people receive medical attention after a car ploughed into a crowd of people protesting against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, VirginiaPaul J Richards/AFP
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13 August 2017: Flowers surround a photo of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, who was killed when a car ploughed into a crowd of people protesting against the white supremacist Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VirginiaChip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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13 August 2017: A man carries a sign reading: 'Wake up and smell the Nazis' during an anti-fascism rally outside the White House in Washington, DCJonathan Ernst/Reuters
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16 August 2017: Workers remove monuments to Robert E Lee, commander of the pro-slavery Confederate army in the American Civil War, and Thomas Stonewall Jackson, a Confederate general, from Wyman Park in Baltimore, MarylandAlec MacGillis/ProPublica/Reuters
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17 August 2017: A person receives medical attention after a van ploughed into a crowd on the Ramblas in Barcelona, killing at least 13 people and injuring around 100 othersNicolas Carvalho/AFP
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17 August 2017: People leave a cordoned off area of Barcelona after a van ploughed into the crowd on the city's famous Las Ramblas boulevardPau Barrena/AFP
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18 August 2017: A woman holds a sign that reads 'I sing today for those voices that you have dared to shut up. We are not afraid' while observing a minute of silence at Placa de Catalunya in barcelona, a day after a van crashed into pedestrians at Las RamblasSusana Vera/Reuters
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13 August 2017: Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga arrives in the Mathare district of Nairobi after an election he claims was stolen from himCarl de Souza/AFP
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12 August 2017: A woman cries as she stands behind policemen during clashes in Kibera slum in Nairobi after the failed election bid of Kenyan opposition leader Raila OdingaGoran Tomasevic/Reuters
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17 August 2017: A Mapuche Indian activist is detained during a protest in support of Santiago Maldonado, an Argentinean citizen who has been missing since clashes with the police in the Argentinian Patagonia region, in Santiago, ChileCarlos Vera/Reuters
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15 August 2017: A man dressed as a Japanese imperial army soldier stands at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, to mark the 72nd anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War TwoIssei Kato/Reuters
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15 August 2017: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is surrounded by schoolchildren at the historic Red Fort in New Delhi on the 70th anniversary of the end of British colonial ruleMoney Sharma/AFP
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17 August 2017: A woman carrying a baby cries after her husband was killed during anti-drug operations in Caloocan city, Metro ManilaErik De Castro/Reuters
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17 August 2017: A displaced Iraqi boy, who fled the fighting in the region of Mosul, gestures to the camera at the Debaga camp in northern IraqSafin Hamed/AFP
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15 August 2017: People help a man who was injured when a tree toppled into a crowd of worshippers during a major Christian festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira, killing 12 people and leaving 50 injuredHelder Santos/AFP
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August 2017: A torrent of mud and water rages past damaged buildings in Freetown after landslides struck the capital of Sierra Leone, killing at least 400 people and leaving morgues overflowingMohamed Saidu Bah/AFP
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16 August 2017: A mother who lost her son during the mudslide is consoled outside Connaught Hospital in Freetown, Sierra LeoneAfolabi Sotunde/Reuters
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13 August 2017: Indian army personnel and rescue workers search for survivors amid the rubble after a landslide swept two buses off the road into a gorge, in Mandi district, in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, IndiaReuters
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14 August 2017: A woman walks along a submerged railway track in the flood-affected Jakhalabandha area in Koliabor, some 186km from Guwahati, the capital city of India's northeastern state of AssamBiju Boro/AFP
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16 August 2017: Firefighters tackle a wildfire at Vale de Abelha village in Macao, PortugalPatricia de Melo Moreira/AFP
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15 August 2017: A Canadair firefighting plane drops water above a fire at sunset, east of Athens in GrreceAris Messinis/AFP
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14 August 2017: A lightning bolt strikes behind a Stalin-era skyscraper during a storm over MoscowMladen Antonov/AFP
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15 August 2017: Elvis Presley's daughter Lisa Marie lights the candles of some of the mourners who gathered to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the death of singer Elvis Presley at his former home of Graceland, in Memphis, TennesseeKaren Pulfer Focht/Reuters
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15 August 2017: A bonfire is set alight to mark the Catholic feast day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in the Bogside area of Londonderry, Northern IrelandClodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters
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16 August 2017: A silhouette of a peace statue entitled 'Hands Across the Divide' is seen in Londonderry, Northern IrelandClodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters
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18 August 2017: Grainne Close and Shannon Sickles smile at one another outside the court in Belfast after losing their case for recognition of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Same-sex marriage is recognised in the rest of the United Kingdom but not in Northern Ireland, where the largest political party, the DUP, has blocked proposed legislationCharles McQuillan/Getty Images
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16 August 2017: An aerial view of tens of thousands of rental bikes detained by the local urban administration authority of Luyang district in Hefei, ChinaFeature China / Barcroft Images
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16 August 2017: Zooming in on the aerial view of tens of thousands of rental bikes detained by the local urban administration authority of Luyang district in Hefei, ChinaFeature China / Barcroft Images
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15 August 2017: A woman sorts out recyclable plastic softdrink bottles at Xa Cau village, outside Hanoi, VietnamKham/Reuters
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17 August 2017: A man rests on rests over a pile of recyclables at a yard in Peshawar, PakistanFayaz Aziz/Reuters
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17 August 2017: People try to climb a greased pole to win a bicycle during celebrations of Independence Day at Ancol Dreamland Park in Jakarta, IndonesiaBeawiharta/Reuters
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13 August 2017: A Hindu devotee takes part in a procession with fruits and holy water hooked onto his chest during a ritual performed during the Aadi festival in Chennai, IndiaArun Sankar/AFP
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16 August 2017: A slackliner crosses a wire strung between two chimneys of the structure housing former foundry Horno Alto No 3, at Fundidora park in Monterrey, MexicoDaniel Becerril/Reuters
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15 August 2017: Freediver Pierre Frolla, wearing a prototype of an 'Oceanwings wetsuit, glides through the water off the coast of Monaco. This wetsuit manufactured by Aqualung, a diving equipment manufacturing company, allows divers to 'fly' through the waterBoris Horvat/AFP
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17 August 2017: The Karvounis oil tanker lies at anchor stranded off the coast of Louisiana for lack of a bank letter of credit to discharge its cargo of Venezuelan heavy crude, south of Port FourchonJonathan Bachman/Reuters
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17 August 2017: The skyline of Manila's financial district is seen behind an informal settlement in the Philippine capitalNoel Celis/AFP
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12 August 2017: Thousands of revellers try to navigate home-made rafts in the port of the northern Spanish Basque city of San Sebastian during a festivalGari Garaialde/AFP
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17 August 2017: The traditional New Zealand Haka is performed on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia by mental health charity Haka for LifeBridgeclimb Sydney/Reuters
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16 August 2017: An RAF parachute display team let off smoke canisters as they descend as part of a ceremony for the Queen's Baton Relay for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at Brize NortonNeil Hall/Reuters
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14 August 2017: Pigs are herded off a platform into water during their daily exercise at a pig farm in Shenyang, Liaoning province, ChinaReuters
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17 August 2017: A baby flamingo named Squish struts in its booties, made by keepers to protect its feet from the hot concrete ground, at the Jurong Bird Park in SingaporeNatasha Howitt/Reuters
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17 August 2017: A police officer guides revellers taking part in the Eurofurence convention parade in Berlin. Some 2,700 delegates are taking part in the three-day-long convention for people who like to dress up in furry costumesOdd Andersen/AFP
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14 August 2017: Dancers perform during the Awa Odori festival in Tokushima on Shikoku island in JapanYasuyoshi Chiba/AFP
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15 August 2017: An anti-bullfighting protester is chased after jumping into the arena following the slaying of the first bull during the Corrida Goyesque bullfight in Bayonne, southwest FranceDaniel Velez/AFP
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12 August 2017: Inika McPherson of the US reacts during the women's high jump final at the World Athletics Championships in LondonToby Melville/Reuters
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13 August 2017: Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their second goal during their Spanish Super Cup First Leg match against Barcelona. He was later booked for removing his shirtJuan Medina/Reuters
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13 August 2017: The Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St James Park in Newcastle upon TyneAlex Livesey/Getty Images
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13 August 2017: Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring the opening goal during their Premier League football match against West Ham United at Old TraffordOli Scarff/AFP
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12 August 2017: Chijindu Ujah, Adam Gemili, Daniel Talbot and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake of Great Britain celebrate with the mayor of London Sadiq Khan after winning gold in the men's 4x100 relay final at the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships London 2017Matthias Hangst/Getty Images
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12 August 2017: Muktar Edris of Ethiopia does the Mobot after beating Britain's Mo Farah in the men's 5000 metres final during day nine of the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships London 2017Shaun Botterill/Getty Images
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12 August 2017: Jamaica's Usain Bolt reacts after pulling up injured in the final of the men's 4x100m relay at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in LondonJewel Samad/AFP
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More than 10,000 men rehearse for an attempt to set the world record for most people performing a traditional Saman dance which originates from the Gayo ethnic group in Gayo Lues District, Aceh province, IndonesiaAntara Foto/Irwansyah Putra/Reuters