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Rescue amid rubble

A French firefighter delivers instructions as he searches the rubble of a collapsed building in Rosny-Sous-Bois, near Paris on August 31. A four-story building was rocked by an explosion and collapsed, killing a child, in a northeastern suburb o

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Ukraine rebels immortalised

Figurines of former pro-Russian separatist commander Igor Strelkov from the collection entitled "Toy Soldiers of Novorossiya" are on display at a workshop in Moscow. A Moscow-based maker of toy soldiers has sought inspiration for his c

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Tall tribute

Former NBA basketball player Yao Ming (L) shakes hands with a Chinese artist as he receives a portrait of himself ahead of a charity basketball game organised by Yao Foundation, in Dongguan on August 31. Reuters/Stringer

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Child killed in Paris building explosion

A four-storey building was rocked by an explosion and collapsed, killing a child, in a northeastern suburb of Paris on Sunday morning, French authorities said. Ten people, including four seriously wounded, were evacuated from the

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Surf aid

A competitor's spare board is thrown from the rocky shoreline into the surf to be taken by jet ski out to a rider during the inaugural Red Bull Cape Fear invitational surfing tournament off the shores of southern Sydney on August 31. Reuters

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Moscow music

Members of the “Banda Monumental” of Mexico & Folk Dance Company Tenochtitlan from Mexico perform on the first day of the International Military Music Festival "Spasskaya Tower" in Red Square in Moscow, on August 30. Mi

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"Serena and me"

Serena Williams of the US poses for a picture with a fan after her win over compatriot Varvara Lepchenko during their match at the 2014 US Open tennis tournament in New York on August 30. Reuters/Ray Stubblebine  

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Obama and fly

US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama (R), with their daughters Malia (L) and Sasha (2nd R) arrive aboard Air Force One at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York August 30. Obama is visiting New York on Saturday t

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Anxious wait

Relatives of the miners trapped inside a gold mine wait for news of their loved ones outside the gold mine in Bonanza town, northern Nicaragua on August 29. Rescue workers have spoken to 20 miners still trapped in a gold mine after a landslide c

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Jackson remembered

A fan of music superstar Michael Jackson takes a picture of a car decorated with a photo of the pop icon outside his childhood home in Gary, Indiana on August 29. Today would have been Jackson's 56th birthday but he passed away in 2009. Reut

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