Thursday 28 August 2014
 
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Bleak beach

Public service workers bag bodies of migrants that drowned off Tripoli's coast on August 25. Reuters/Aimen Elsahli  

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Winning smiles

ABC's "Modern Family" cast (L-R) Sarah Hyland, Sofia Vergara, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Julie Bowen and Ariel Winter pose after winning the outstanding comedy series award at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California on August 25. Reuters/Mike Blake  

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Silky art

Tibetan Buddhists and tourists view a huge Thangka, a religious silk embroidery or painting displaying a Buddha portrait, during the Shoton Festival at Zhaibung Monastery in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region on August 25. Reuters/China Daily  

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Smoke and sand

Smoke and sand are seen following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike in Gaza on August 25. Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Palestinian civilians on Sunday to leave immediately any site where militants are operating, one day after Israel flattened a 13-storey apa

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Life on the edge

A man slips off the "gostra", a pole covered in grease, during the week-long celebrations for the religious feast of St Julian, patron of the town of St Julian's, outside Valletta in Malta on August 24. In the traditional "gostra", a game stretching back to the Middle Ag

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LG TV goes 77

Models pose for photographers next to a LG Electronics' 77-inch Ultra Organic Light-emitting Diode (OLED) TV during the unveiling ceremony in Seoul on August 25. Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji  

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California quake

A car damaged by bricks falling during an earthquake is seen next to a downtown building in Napa, California on August 24. The 6.0 earthquake rocked wine county north of San Francisco early Sunday, injuring dozens of people, damaging historical buildings, setting some homes on fire and causing

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End of vacation

A woman takes a photo of US President Barack Obama as he shakes hands with well-wishers while departing from Martha's Vineyard at the conclusion of his vacation on August 24. Reuters/Kevin Lamarque  

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Miley’s glee

Singer Miley Cyrus poses backstage after winning Video of the Year for "Wrecking Ball" during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood, California on August 24. Reuters/Kevork Djansezian  

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Fearless toddler

A three-year-old participant with his father slides down on a chute on a float to cross a 26-metre long pool of water and foam during a competition at the Bobrovy Log Ski Resort near the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk on August 24. The annual competition marks the end of the short summer season a

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