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German Chancellor Angela Merkel presents a bouquet of flowers to German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt for his birthday during a weekly meeting of the German cabinet at the Chancellery in Berlin
Hindu devotees take holy dip in the River Godavari on the first official day of bathing as part of Kumbh Mela celebrations in Nasik, India
A Kashmiri government health department employee takes part in an anti-government protest in Srinagar. Government employees were detained as they tried to take part in a protest calling for the regularisation of contractual employment status
A Malaysian woman walks past an advertisement outside a jewellery store at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur. Prices of crude oil and most other commodities rebounded in Asia on Tuesday but stayed under pressure following a global sell-off sparked by the faltering economy in China, the world’s top user of industrial metals and energy. Gold prices remained steady, boosted by prospects of increased demand due to its status as a safe haven in times of turmoil.
Children play with hula hoops at a park where migrants have found temporary shelter in the Serbian capital Belgrade
A Lebanese activist paints graffiti on a concrete wall installed by authorities near the main Lebanese government building, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Anticipating more protests, authorities installed a concrete wall near the main Lebanese government building, site of the largest protests. On Saturday and Sunday nights, police fired tear gas and water cannons at the protesters, battling them in the streets of Beirut in dramatic clashes, wounding dozens.
Andy Burnham, Liz Kendall, Yvette Cooper and Jeremy Corbyn take part in a radio hustings hosted by presenter Nicky Campbell in Stevenage, England. Candidates are continuing to campaign for Labour party leadership with polls placing left-winger Jeremy Corbyn in the lead
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15 year old Nasoin Akhter poses for a video on the day of her wedding to a 32 year old man in Manikganj, Bangladesh. In June of this year, Human Rights Watch released a damning report about child marriage in Bangladesh. The country has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, with 29% of girls marrying before the age of 15, and 65% of girls marrying before they turn 18. The detrimental effects of early marriage on a girl cannot be overstated. Most young brides drop out of school. Pregnant girls from 15-20 are twice as likely to die in childbirth than those 20 or older, while girls under 15 are at five times the risk. Research cites spousal age difference as a significant risk factor for violence and sexual abuse. Child marriage is attributed to both cultural tradition and poverty. Parents believe that it “protects” girls from sexual assault and harassment. Larger dowries are not required for young girls, and economically, women’s earnings are insignificant as compared to men’s.
Cuba’s Maykel D. Masso competes in men’s long jump qualification at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing
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Lightning strikes during an evening thunderstorm in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with Reverend Jesse Jackson outside the Embassy of Ecuador in London
Spanish bullfighter Miguel Angel Perera drives a sword into a bull during a bullfight at the Malagueta bullring in Malaga, southern Spain
A picture released by NASA shows a low-angle self-portrait of NASA‘s Curiosity Mars rover vehicle above the ‘Buckskin’ rock target, in the ‘Marias Pass’ area of lower Mount Sharp on Mars, where the mission collected its seventh drilled sample
Pedestrians are reflected in a puddle after a rainfall in the northern hill town of Shimla, Indian
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gives field guidance to the Taedonggang Combined Fruit Farm in this photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang
Experts investigate the Erawan shrine at the site of a deadly blast in central Bangkok, Thailand
Smoke from the Northern California wildfires and other major wildfires across the Western U.S. fill the horizon as the sun sets over Utah Lake and Provo. The U.S. Army has been asked to send 200 troops to assist the more then 29,000 civilian firefighters deployed throughput the West. This is the first time the Army has been called to provide troops to fight fires since 2006.
A large explpsion set off by effects technicians goes off as Chinese actors playing Nationalist soldiers are seen during filming of a battle segment in the series “Legend of the Stupid Guy” set during the second Sino-Japanese War in Hengdian, China. Seventy years after the end of World War II, there is still widespread resentment across China toward Japan and its wartime misdeeds.
A girl stands amid floodwaters at her flooded home in a squatters’ area after heavy rains in Kathmandu, Nepal. Hundreds of houses at a Bagmati squatters’ settlement became waterlogged after the Bagmati River burst its banks
Sudanese migrant Adam, 26 years old waits in the migrant camp called “New Jungle” next to the fence of the ferry port in Calais, northern France, on Friday, after applying for asylum in France