bao bao panda
"Oh no, not bamboo for lunch again!" Bao Bao the giant panda is seen on her first birthday at the US National Zoo in Washington, DCAFP
giant panda cubs
Giant panda triplets are cared for as they turn one month-old at Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, ChinaReuters
london zoo tamarins
Emperor tamarin twins named Winnie and Piglet cling to their father at London Zoo's Rainforest Life exhibitZSL London Zoo
A vet gives medicine to a squirrel at the Simon Bolivar Zoo in San Jose, Costa RicaAFP
nepal flag people record
An aerial view of the Nepalese national flag formed by over 35,000 people in Kathmandu in a bid to break the world record, which was set in February 2014 when 28,957 people created the Pakistan flag in LahoreAFP
chilli propsal
Dou Ziwang, an employee of a chilli processing factory, proposes to his girlfriend on hearts made of around 100,000 chillies, in Handan, Hebei province, ChinaReuters
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Beyonce reacts as her husband Jay-Z carries their daughter Blue Ivy onstage to present the Video Vanguard Award during the 2014 MTV Video Music AwardsReuters
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Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Chairman Bruce Rosenblum speaks as Sofia Vergara from "Modern Family" slowly spins on a turntable during the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los AngelesReuters
notting hill carnival 2014
Performers take part in a rain-soaked Notting Hill Carnival in west LondonGetty
notting hill carnival 2014
Performers take part in a parade on the second day of the Notting Hill Carnival in LondonAFP
fire festival
An artist performs during a fire festival in the village of Ratomka, BelarusAFP
football flares
Malmo supporters hold flares as they celebrate after winning their Champions League play-off second-leg match against Salzburg in MalmoReuters
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Assistant manager Ryan Giggs looks at coach Louis van Gaal after Manchester United lost 4-0 to League One minnows MK Dons in Milton KeynesGetty
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Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge is challenged by Manchester City's Martin Demechelis and Vincent Kompany during their Premier League match at the Etihad stadium in ManchesterReuters
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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo kisses his Best Player UEFA 2014 Award during the draw ceremony for the 2014/2015 Champions League in Monte CarloReuters
barcelona cat
A black cat runs onto the pitch during the Spanish league football match between FC Barcelona and Elche CF at the Camp Nou stadiumAFP
rhythmic gymnastics
Shannon Gardiner of South Africa competes in the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-round qualification event at the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic GamesGetty
karate lake
Young members of a local karate federation perform during an exercise session at a summer training camp on a bank of the Yenisei River near the town of Divnogorsk, SiberiaReuters
Billabong Pro Tahiti 2014 surfing
USA's Kelly Slater rides a wave during the third day of the Billabong Pro Tahiti surf eventGregory Boissy/AFP
iceland volcano
An aerial picture shows magma along a one-kilometre-long fissure in a lava field north of the Vatnajokull glacier, which covers part of Bardarbunga volcano system in IcelandReuters
volcano ecuador
Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano erupts near Banos. Tungurahua, which means "Throat of Fire" in the local Quechua language, has been classified as active since 1999Reuters
solar flare
The sun emits a mid-level solar flare in this image captured by Nasa's Solar Dynamics ObservatoryNasa/Reuters
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A riot policeman is engulfed in flames as a molotov cocktail is thrown by a protester in San Cristobal, VenezuelaAFP
gaza bomb fireball
A combination of pictures shows a missile that was fired by an Israeli aircraft hit the house of Palestinian senior Islamic Jihad leader Nafez Azzam in Rafah in the southern Gaza StripReuters
gaza combo
Palestinian men watch and then run as an Israeli bomb drops down and hits a building in GazaAFP
gaza ceasefire israel
An Israeli military armoured personnel carrier is loaded onto a truck as the army dismantles a deployment area near the Israeli border with the Gaza StripAFP
gaza fire
A Palestinian man walks past a fire in a street lined with shattered homes in Shejaiya in Gaza CityAFP
gaza rubble
Palestinians sit amidst the rubble of their house, which witnesses said was destroyed in an Israeli offensive, in the east of Gaza CityReuters
hamas baby
A militant holds a baby boy as Hamas celebrates "a victory" over Israel, in Gaza CityReuters
gaza kids with guns
Children hold up guns as Palestinians gather in the streets of Gaza City to celebrate, after a deal was reached between Hamas and Israel to end seven weeks of fighting in the Gaza StripAFP
ukraine russia crisis
People watch as a fire consumes a school in Donetsk after shellingAFP
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A group of Russian servicemen detained by Ukrainian authorities attend a news conference in Kiev. Ukraine said its forces had captured a group of Russian paratroopers who had crossed into Ukrainian territory on a "special mission" - but Moscow said they had ended up there by mistakeReuters
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Russia's President Vladimir Putin reacts during a meeting with Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko in the Belarussian capital MinskAFP
merkel statue jesus
German Chancellor Angela Merkel embraces the statue of Saint James in the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, SpainGetty
pope mantle wind
A gust of wind blows Pope Francis's mantle over his face as he leads the weekly general audience at St Peter's square in the VaticanAFP
mike brown funeral
Michael Brown Sr yells out as his son's coffin is lowered into the ground at St Peter's Cemetery in St Louis, MissouriReuters