Thursday 28 August 2014
 
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Rescue mission

Fire-fighters ride on an eight-wheeled vehicle at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan on August 21. At least 36 people, including several children, were killed in Japan on Wednesday, when landslides triggered by torrential rain

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Stepping it up

Thailand's newly appointed Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha (front) reviews honour guards during his visit to the 2nd Infantry Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, Queen's Guard in Chonburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok on August 21. Thailand's coup leader General Chan-ocha wa

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‘Buy India’

Employees work at Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures, on the outskirts of the southern Indian city of Hyderabad on August 20. Some of India's biggest companies are pouring billions of dollars into manufacturing guns, ships and tanks for the country's military, buoyed by the new governm

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High water on highway

An aerial view shows a flooded highway after heavy rainfall hit Lishui, Zhejiang province in China on August 20. Reuters/Stringer  

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If I stay

Cast member Chloe Grace Moretz poses at the premiere of "If I Stay" in Hollywood, California August on 20. The movie opens in the US on August 22. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni  

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‘Gone for lunch’

People sit outside a closed McDonald's restaurant in Moscow on August 20. Russia ordered the temporary closure of four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow on Wednesday, a decision it said was over sanitary violations but which comes against a backdrop of worsening US-Russian ties over Ukra

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March for Palestine

A pro-Palestinian flag is seen hanging from the Manhattan Bridge while pro-Palestinian demonstrators march across the Brooklyn Bridge in Manhattan, New York on August 20. Reuters/Eduardo Munoz  

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Bridge to safety

Villagers use a makeshift bamboo bridge to move across flooded areas of Morigaon district in the northeastern Indian state of Assam on August 20. The latest heavy rains have caused landslides and floods in many parts of India and Nepal, where at least 90 people have been killed since Thursday.

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Grief struck

Palestinians watch the funeral of the wife of Hamas's military leader, Mohammed Deif, his infant son Ali and other Palestinians whom medics said were killed in Israeli air strikes, in the northern Gaza Strip on August 20. Israeli air strikes killed 11 Palestinians in Gaza, including the wif

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Building art

A woman walks past a mural on the side of a building which depicts the Swallow's Nest castle overlooking the Black Sea outside the Crimean town of Yalta, in Moscow on August 20. Reuters/Maxim Zmeyev  

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