A zonkey – a hybrid born to a zebra mother and a donkey father – stands at the Taigan zoo park outside Simferopol, Crimea. Named Telegraph, he has the head and body of a donkey and the striped legs of a zebraAFP
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A newborn giant panda cub, one of the triplets born to mother Juxiao, is seen in an incubator at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, ChinaReuters
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This is the fourth set of giant panda triplets born with the help of artificial insemination in China, and the birth is seen as a miracle due to the low reproduction rate of giant pandasReuters
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A white lion cub – one of triplets born 13 weeks ago – plays with its father Yabu at the zoo in La Fleche, western FranceAFP
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Abass Yusuf holds meat on a stick in his mouth to feed a hyena in Harar, EthiopiaAFP
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A snowy owl watches visitors at the zoo in Gelsenkirchen, western GermanyAFP
A competitor wearing a unicorn mask jumps into the Freizeitbad Silvana public swimming pool in Schweinfurt, southern Germany, during the Splashdiving World ChampionshipAFP
A competitor performs a huge cannonball in the pool during the Splashdiving World Championship in Schweinfurt, GermanyAFP
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The Spanish team performs their free routine in the synchronised swimming event at the European Swimming Championships in BerlinAFP
Edinburgh Festival Fringe entertainers perform on the Royal Mile
Edinburgh Festival Fringe entertainers perform on the Royal MileGetty
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Students from the Shaolin Tagou Martial Arts School create complex patterns as they are suspended over the stadium during rehearsals for the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games opening ceremonyReuters
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Mo Farah of Britain celebrates winning the men's 10,000 metres final in front of compatriot Andy Vernon and Ali Kaya of Turkey during the European Athletics Championships at the Letzigrund Stadium in ZurichReuters
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Jo Pavey of Britain celebrates after winning the women's 10,000 metres race at the age of 40 during the European Athletics Championships at the Letzigrund Stadium in ZurichReuters
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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts as he poses with the trophy after winning the UEFA Super Cup final against Sevilla at Cardiff City stadiumReuters
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Dozens of giant Pikachus parade at the Landmark Plaza shopping mall in Yokohama, as part of the "Great Pikachu Outbreak" eventAFP
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A giant flower carpet, made of around 750,000 begonias, is seen on Brussels' Grand PlaceReuters
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A tightrope walker performs between two spheres of the Atomium monument in BrusselsReuters
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A five-metre-tall and 15 metre-long sea turtle sculpture named 'Alpha Turtle' floats past the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge to promote an undersea art exhibition at the Sea Life Sydney AquariumGetty
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A giant beach ball sits on the sand in Blackpool, northern England. The ball was inflated to a height of 16.6 metres, beating the previous world record of 15.8 metresReuters
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The supermoon is pictured behind Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de JaneiroReuters
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A Jammu and Kashmir Police jumps through a ring of fire during celebrations of India's 68th Independence Day in SrinagarReuters
Mount Bromo
Villagers with nets prepare to catch offerings thrown by Hindu worshippers into the crater of Mount BromoUlet Ifansasti/Getty Images
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People run away as waves caused by a tidal bore surge past a barrier on the banks of Qiantang River, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China...Reuters
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... but some didn't make it to safety after being knocked over by wavesReuters
Long Island floods
People look at a car submerged in deep floodwaters on Sunrise Highway at Route 111 following heavy rains and flash flooding in Islip, New YorkGetty
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Workers stand next to a lorry that fell into a large crater caused by a cave-in on a street in Wuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, ChinaReuters
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Police and rescue workers help after a passenger train derailed into a ravine near Tiefencastel in a mountainous region of southeastern Switzerland after encountering a mudslide on the tracksReuters
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Iranian Revolutionary Guards and security forces stand next to the remains of a plane that crashed near Tehran's Mehrabad airport. A civilian airliner crashed on take-off, killing almost 50 peopleAFP
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A protester throws back a smoke bomb at police in Ferguson, Missouri. Police fired several rounds of tear gas to disperse protesters on the fourth night of demonstrations over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, 18, by a police officerReuters
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A woman lights a candle at a vigil held in New York to honour Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a police officer last Saturday in Ferguson, MissouriReuters
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Part of a tunnel exposed by the Israeli military is seen on the Israeli side of the border with GazaReuters
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Palestinians walk under the collapsed minaret of a mosque destroyed during the Israeli offensive on the Gaza StripAFP
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A Palestinian man rests inside a makeshift shelter next to the debris of his house, which witnesses said was destroyed in the Israeli offensive, in Khan YounisReuters
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Palestinian boys are evacuated from their family's house, following a raid on the house of Zakaria al-Aqra by Israeli troops near the West Bank city of NablusReuters
yazidi refugees flee Iraq
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar, ride in the boot of a car as they make their way towards the Syrian borderReuters
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A girl from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, rests at the Iraqi-Syrian border crossing in FishkhabourReuters
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An Iraqi Yazidi child, whose family fled their home a week ago when Islamic State (IS) militants attacked the town of Sinjar, looks on at a makeshift shelter in the Kurdish city of DohukAFP
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A child from the Dani tribe waves at Obia Village in Wamena, Papua, IndonesiaAFP
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An African migrant child smiles in a sports centre after being rescued by a Spanish coast guard vessel in TarifaAFP
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A miniature Oscar statuette and a note reading "We will miss you" are placed on Robin Williams' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Academy Award-winning actor and comedian was found dead in his Marin County home after an apparent suicide. He was 63-years-oldAFP