Tuesday 30 August 2016
 
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Tallest in Thailand

Lights illuminate the MahaNakhon skyscraper during the light show to celebrate its completion of the tallest building in Bangkok, Thailand on August 29. The 77-floor of 314 meters height MahaNakhon skyscraper is Bangkok's tallest building consisting a luxury hotel, residences services, reta

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Raising the roof

Players practice on the shaded side of the court under the newly-completed retractable roof atop Arthur Ashe Stadium a day before the start of the US Open Tennis Championship at the USTA National Tennis Center in FLushing Meadows, New York, USA on August 28. The new retractable roof is the larg

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Staying fit

Frank Dose rides his huge bicycle in Rade, Germany on August 27. Dose aims to achieve the Guinness world record for the heaviest ridable bicycle. The bike currently weighs 940 kilograms, but its creator wants to increase the weight to 1.2 metric tonnes. EPA/Markus Scholz  &n

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Lighting up the sky

The Night Air Show during the Bella Skyway Festival 2016 in Torun, Poland on August 26. The Festival has been organised in Torun since 2009. The programme of this event is based on three pillars: science, art and people. Festival presents light-art installations and shows performed by artists f

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Oman's cave opens

Al Hoota Cave, Oman’s most popular natural tourist destination, will reopen to the public on September 5. The first tourist cave to open in the GCC, the facilities at Al Hoota have undergone significant improvements. The cave system is one of Oman’s true natural wonders, with Al Hoo

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Quake aftermath

An injured woman (C) is carried by rescuers amid the rubble of collapsed buildings in Amatrice, central Italy, on August 24, following a 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck at around 3:30 am local time. The quake was felt across a broad section of central Italy, including the capital Rome wher

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Relaunching the EU

A handout picture provided by the Bundesregierung shows Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (C-L) French President Francois (C-R) Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) arriving for their meeting in Ventotene island, Tirreno sea, Italy on August 22. The leaders of Italy, France and Ge

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Tokyo takes over

Performers wave Tokyo 2020 signs during the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 21. EPA/Olivier Hoslet  

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