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2 August 2017: Prince Philip, in his role as Captain General, Royal Marines, attends a parade at Buckingham Palace. This was the 96-year-old Duke of Edinburgh's final official engagement before retiring from active public lifeHannah McKay/Reuters
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18 July 2017: Yi ethnic minority girls wait to participate in a traditional performance to celebrate the Torch Festival in Butuo County, Sichuan province, ChinaNatalie Thomas/Reuters
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3 August 2017: Soldiers attend a memorial service at the Dom of St. Peter in Fritzlar, for two German soldiers of the Combat Helicopter Regiment 36 who died on 26 July in MaliRalph Orlowski/Reuters
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1 August 2017: A woman pretends to ride a bike at the Underwater Park in Pula, CroatiaAntonio Bronic/Reuters
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30 July 2017: The Milky Way is seen behind hot lava flowing down Mount SinabungTibta Pangin/AFP
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28 July 2017: The Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft carrying the crew of Paolo Nespoli of Italy, Sergey Ryazanskiy of Russia and Randy Bresnik of the US blasts off to the International Space Station from the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in KazakhstanShamil Zhumatov/Reuters
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31 July 2017: Flames erupt as a device explodes in Caracas during the protests against the Constituent Assembly electionCarlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters
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2 August 2017: A young man takes a selfie with Pope Francis during his general audience at the VaticanMax Rossi/Reuters
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1 August 2017: Houston Astros relief pitcher Reymin Guduan jokes with relief pitcher Francis Martes in the dugout before a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Minute Maid ParkTroy Taormina/Reuters
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1 August 2017: Jamaica's Usain Bolt speaks at a press conference before his final race at the World Athletics Championships in LondonAction Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs
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4 August 2017: Paris St Germain's new signing Neymar Jr takes part in a press conferenceChristian Hartmann/Reuters
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3 August 2017: Cast members Debra Messing and Eric McCormack attend a panel for the television series Will & Grace during the TCA NBC Summer Press Tour in Beverly HillsMario Anzuoni/Reuters
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30 July 2017: Primary school sumo wrestlers compete during the Wanpaku sumo wrestling tournament in Tokyo, JapanKim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters
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2 August 2017: A two-month-old snow leopard is seen during one of its first outings at the zoo in Mulhouse, eastern FranceSebastien Bozon/AFP
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28 July 2017: Two sheep fight in a competition in Zhangjiakou, Hebei province, ChinaReuters
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31 July 2017: King Philippe of Belgium and Britain's Prince Charles stand next to a puppet from War Horse during commemorations of the centenary of Passchendaele, The Third Battle of Ypres, in BelgiumTim Rooke
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3 August 2017: 60,000 rubber ducks are dropped into the Chicago River to start the Windy City Rubber Ducky DerbyScott Olson/Getty Images
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29 July 2017: Volunteers stand around flamingo chicks gathered in a corral before fitting them with identity rings at dawn at a lagoon in the Fuente de Piedra natural reserve, near Malaga, southern SpainJon Nazca/Reuters
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4 August 2017: Dan Mothersole stokes the boiler onboard ST Portwey after she docked alongside HMS President in London. The ST Portwey is one of the last coal fired twin-screw steam tugs in the world and was built on the Clyde in 1927 before coming under the command of the Royal Navy during the Second World WarCarl Court/Getty Images
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2 August 2017: Migrants and refugees wait to be rescued by the Aquarius rescue ship run by non-governmental organisations SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) in the Mediterranean Sea, 30 miles from the Libyan coastAngelos Tzortzinis/AFP
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1 August 2017: African migrants celebrate after crossing the border fence from Morocco to Spain's North African enclave of CeutaJesus Moron/Reuters
Haitian asylum seekers Canada Montreal
3 August 2017: A family claiming to be from Haiti drag their luggage over the border into Canada. So many Haitian asylum seekers have arrived Quebec that Montreal has opened up its cavernous Olympic Stadium to house and process themChristinne Muschi/Reuters
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1 August 2017: A young girl with a pot on her head poses with other children at one of the Internally-Displaced People (IDP) camps in Gwoza, north-eastern NigeriaStefan Heunis/AFP
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4 August 2017: Turkana tribesmen walk with guns to protect their cattle from rival tribes near Baragoy, KenyaGoran Tomasevic/Reuters
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2 August 2017: Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga is surrounded by supporters from the Maasai community as he arrives on top of a car at an election rally in SuswaBaz Ratner/Reuters
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30 July 2017: Ivory Coast's Edgard Dakoi controls the ball during the 8th Francophonie Games final football match against Morocco at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny stadium in AbidjanIssouf Sanogo/AFP
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2 August 2017: Fans of Egypt's Al Ahly react during their teams's games against Al-Faisaly during the Arab Club Championship Semi final at Borg El Arab Stadium, AlexandriaAmr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters
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4 August 2017: A woman leaves a polling station in Kigali after voting in Rwanda's presidential electionsMarco Longari/AFP
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28 July 2017: Models perform on stage during the World Bodypainting Festival 2017 in Klagenfurt, AustriaLeonhard Foeger/Reuters
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3 August 2017: Participants attend the annual Jerusalem Gay Pride ParadeGali Tibbon/AFP
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1 August 2017: Members of the Orquestra de Cambra d'Emporda pose in Edinburgh. They are performing at the Assembly Rooms at this year's Edinburgh Festival FringeJeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
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1 August 2017: Mayor of Rotherham, Councillor Eve Rose, shares a joke with mace bearers as she joins Mayors and Lord Mayors from cities and towns across Yorkshire to parade through Sheffield to celebrate Yorkshire DayChristopher Furlong/Getty Images
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30 July 2017: Heavily armed soldiers patrol the Copacabana beach as part of a plan to combat organised crime in Rio de JaneiroSergio Moraes/Reuters
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1 August 2017: People cool off in a pool at a water park in Minsk, Belarus, where temperatures exceeded 30 degreesSergei Gapon/AFP
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31 July 2017: People cool off at a water park on a hot day in Fushun, Liaoning province, ChinaReuters