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A man is doused with milk and sprayed with mist after tear gas was fired by security forces trying to disperse demonstrators protesting against the shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri(Adrees Latif/Reuters)
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Protesters gesture in front of clouds of tear gas(Lucas Jackson / Reuters)
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A demonstrator wearing a stars and stripes vest takes part in a protest in Ferguson, Missouri(Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Demonstrators protesting against the shooting of Michael Brown hold signs in Ferguson, Missouri(Getty)
ebola liberia
Ten-year-old Saah Exco lies in a back alley of the West Point slum in Monrovia, Liberia. The boy was one of the patients pulled out of a holding centre for suspected Ebola patients when the facility was overrun by a mob on Saturday. A local clinic Tuesday refused to treat the boy, according to residents, because of the danger of infection.(John Moore/Getty Images)
ebola liberia
Suspected Ebola sufferer Finda 'Zanabo' prays over her sick family members before being admitted to the Doctors Without Borders (MSF), Ebola treatment centre. She and her family left an Ebola isolation centre in the West Point slum when it was overrun by a mob on August 16. Her nephew Saah Exco, 10, died on Wednesday, after being taken to the JFK Ebola ward in Monrovia.(John Moore/Getty Images)
ebola liberia
Umu Fambulle stands over her husband Ibrahim after he staggered and fell, knocking himself unconscious in an Ebola isolation centre in a closed primary school in Monrovia(John Moore/Getty Images)
houthi prayer
Followers of the Shi'ite Houthi group pray during a rally to demand for the resignation of the government in Sana'a, Yemen(Reuters)
israeli palestinian wedding
Mahmoud Mansour and his bride Maral Malka celebrate before their wedding in Jaffa, south of Tel Aviv. More than 200 far-right Israeli protesters tried to disrupt the wedding of a Jewish woman and a Muslim man.(Reuters)
gaza father
Tarek al-Rifi, the father of one of the three children from the Al-Rifi family killed in an Israeli military strike, reacts at Gaza city's Al-Shifa hospital(AFP)
gaza tunnel
A Palestinian fighter from the Izz el-Deen al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, stands inside a tunnel. A rare tour that Hamas granted to a Reuters reporter, photographer and cameraman appeared to be an attempt to dispute Israel's claim that it had demolished all of the Islamist group's border infiltration tunnels.(Reuters)
Yemen tunnel
A journalist tours a tunnel that was dug underneath a neighbourhood close to the residential compound of Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa(Reuters)
ukraine moscow star
A man takes a selfie as he stands with a Ukrainian flag on a Soviet-style star retouched with blue paint so it resembles the yellow-and-blue national colours of Ukraine, atop the spire of a building in Moscow(Reuters)
landslide Hiroshima Japan
Japanese soldiers dig for bodies buried in the mud after a landslide swept through a residential area in Hiroshima(Reuters)
oil spill mexico
A worker is reflected in spilled oil as he tries to clean up the shores of the river San Juan in Cadereyta, Mexico. The 24-inch Madero-Cadereyta pipeline, owned by national oil company Pemex, was ruptured when thieves attempted to tap into it(Reuters)
bull horns fire
Revellers taunt a bull with its horns set on fire during the El Novillo de Bombas festival in Mira, north of Quito, Ecuador(Reuters)
fire football
A coconut is soaked in paraffin and set on fire for a game of 'fire football' during celebrations of Indonesia's Independence Day in Yogyakarta(Getty)
tracer bullets
Tracer bullets ricochet off their targets as Japanese Ground Self-Defence Force tanks fire their machine guns during a night session of an annual training exercise at Higashifuji training field near Mount Fuji in Gotemba, west of Tokyo(Reuters)
aurora from space
Reid Wiseman, an astronaut on the International Space Station, took this photo of an aurora dancing around the Earth's atmosphere. 'Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine this,' he tweeted.@astro_reid
big ben cleaning
Cleaners abseil down one of the faces of Big Ben, to clean and polish the clock face. A week has been set aside for the cleaning of what is officially known as the Great Clock, which is set in the Elizabeth Tower above the Houses of Parliament in London.(Reuters)
sunset beach
A couple chat and drink beer during sunset in Brasilia, Brazil(Reuters)
circus festival
Lucia Carbines performs during the Empire circus show presented by Spiegelworld in Tokyo(AFP)
singapore night festival
French artist Agathe de Bailliencourt creates an installation using glowing pebbles at the Singapore Night Festival(AFP)
tree face projection
People look at French artist Clement Briend's photographic light installation Divine Trees, which features images of figures highly revered in Asian cultures projected onto trees at the Singapore Night Festival(Reuters)
pole climbing
People try to climb greased poles to reach prizes during an event organised in celebration of Indonesia's 69th Independence Day in Jakarta(Reuters)
hindu festival hands
Indian Hindu devotees reach out before attempting to form a human pyramid in a bid to reach and break a dahi-handi (curd pot) suspended over the crowd during celebrations for the Janmashtami festival, marking the birth of Lord Krishna, in Mumbai(AFP)
hindu festival
Devotees try to form a human pyramid to break a clay pot containing curd during the Hindu festival of Janmashtami in Mumbai(Reuters)
Nanjing Youth Olympics opening ceremony
Acrobats from a Shaolin martial arts school perform a dazzling aerial display during the opening ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China(Getty)
leopard festival
People dressed up as leopards and tigers take part in a traditional parade to ask for rain and plenty of crops, in Chilapa, Guerrero State, Mexico(AFP)
leopard cub weighed
An eight-week old Javan leopard cub is weighed at the Tierpark zoo in Berlin(AFP)
london zoo weigh-in
A squirrel monkey peers into a photographer's lens during the annual weigh-in at London Zoo(Reuters)
swans
A family of swans swim along a channel in a field in Popielarze, Poland(AFP)
dog feeding tiger cubs
A female dog feeds two tiger cubs and her own puppy after the cubs' mother rejected them at a zoo in Hefei, Anhui province, China(Reuters)
panda cubs
Newborn giant panda triplets are cared for in an incubator at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China(Reuters)
melbourne racetrack
Horses and riders are seen during a trackwork session at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne(Getty)
palio siena
Carlo Sanna crashes at the San Martino curve during the Palio horse race in Siena, Italy(Reuters)
rugby rain
Argentina's Juan Martin (R) tackles South Africa's captain,Jean de Villiers during their Rugby Championship match at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria(Reuters)
swimmer
Akram Ahmed of Egypt swims during the men's 400m freestyle final at the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games(Getty)
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Britain's Sarah Barrow dives to win the women's 10m platform final at the 32nd LEN European swimming championships in Berlin(AFP)