Friday 29 August 2014
 
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Cooling off in Alexandria

People relax in the water as they seek to cool off from the heat at a public beach in Alexandria on August 23. Reuters/Asmaa Waguih  

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Princess Haya in Caen

Jordan's Princess Haya bint Hussein, President of the International Equestrian Federation delivers her speech during the opening ceremony of the world Equestrian Games at the d'Ornano stadium in Caen on August 23. Reuters/Regis Duvignau  

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Bao Bao’s birthday

Bao Bao, a 44-pound female panda bear cub, is seen in the panda exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington August 23, 2014.  Bao Bao celebrated a rare first birthday with a special cake and traditional Chinese gifts at the zoo on Saturday, zoo officials said. Reuters/David

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Coffin on wheels

People wheel a coffin on the street as they take part in the "We Will Not Go Back" march and rally for Eric Garner in the Staten Island borough of New York on August 23. Thousands of chanting but peaceful activists marched across Staten Island on Saturday to protest Garner's death

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Ready for action

Iraqi Special police officers demonstrate their skills during a graduation ceremony in Kerbala, southwest of Baghdad.

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Playing with fire

A man pushes a burning tyre during a protest against the Israeli offensive in Gaza, in the West Bank City of Hebron.-Reuters

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Ice Bucket Challenge

Men dump buckets of ice water and plastic balls onto former NBA player Yao Ming as Yao takes part in the ALS ice bucket challenge in Beijing on August 23. The Ice Bucket Challenge is aimed at raising awareness of - and money to fight - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, more often known as ALS or L

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Drink break

Rescued lion "Coco" drinks water in its cage while it is being quarantined at a temporary custody centre in Lima on August 22. In the past week, British-based NGO Animal Defenders International (ADI) and Peruvian authorities oversaw the release of nine lions from three different circu

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Fire power

A tank belonging to the Western Shield, a branch of the Libya Shield forces, fires during a clash with rival militias around the former Libyan army camp, Camp 27, in the 27 district, west of Tripoli, on August 22. Reuters/Stringer  

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Stick for education changes

A demonstrator prepares to throw a stick at riot police officers during a demonstration against the government to demand changes in the education system in Santiago, August 21. Chilean students demand changes and the end of the profiteering in the education system. - Reuters/Ivan Alvara

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