A boy cries as he is dipped by his relatives in the Godavari river during “Kumbh Mela” or the Pitcher Festival in Nashik, India, on Friday. Hundreds of thousands of Hindus took part in the religious gathering at the banks of the Godavari river in Nashik city at the festival, which is held every 12 years in different Indian cities.
Katarina Johnson-Thompson of Britain competes in the women’s long jump qualifying round during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the Bird’s Nest National Stadium in Beijing, China, on Thursday.
Syrian migrants cross under a fence into Hungary at the border with Serbia, near Roszke, on Wednesday. Hungary’s government has started to construct a 175-km-long (110-mile-long) fence on its border with Serbia in order to halt a massive flow of migrants who enter the EU via Hungary and head to western Europe.
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Afghan men carry the body of a victim after a series of explosions at a gas storage facility on the edge of the western city of Herat on Tuesday.
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Lebanese activists hold up a makeshift shield as they are sprayed by riot police using water cannons during a protest against the ongoing trash crisis, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon
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Iraqi children hold an empty frame at a garbage dump, in the Diwaniya village, east of the holy city of Najaf, on Friday
Migrants confront Macedonian police during clashes at the Greek-Macedonian border, on Friday. Macedonian police drove back crowds of migrants and refugees trying to enter from Greece on Friday after a night spent stranded in no-man’s land by an emergency decree effectively sealing the Macedonian frontier.
A municipal police officer throws a stone back at protesting residents of Kampung Pulo after clashes erupted during an eviction in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Thursday.
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A ferry passenger reacts to the site of massed migrants and refugees as she arrives off of a ferry in Kos Town, Kos, Greece
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People flock to the beach at Tynemouth in Tyne and Wear as the North East experiences fine summer weather
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Migrants arrive on the shore of Kos island on a small dinghy on Wednesday. Authorities on the island of Kos have been so overwhelmed that the government sent a ferry to serve as a temporary centre to issue travel documents to Syrian refugees — among some 7,000 migrants stranded on the island of about 30,000 people.
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Two cyclists and their dog silhouette against the evening sky in Klein Guebs, a village close to Magdeburg, eastern Germany, as Magdeburg’s Cathedral can be seen in the background.
A Cambodian child poses with rats he skinned after catching them in a rice field in Takeo province, south of Phnom Penh. The many children catching rats in this area say these rodents have become an increasingly popular free food in their area.
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A flood-affected resident rides on a small boat in floodwaters at the Kyauk Ye village near the Hinthada town in Myanmar’s Irrawaddy region on Tuesday.
A Ukrainian mother and child stand atop the Friendship of Nations monument in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, on Monday
Downhill bikers Kemal Mulic (L-R), Tarik Hadzic and Kamer Kolar train on the disused bobsled track from the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics on Trebevic mountain near Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Abandoned and left to crumble into oblivion, most of the 1984 Winter Olympic venues in Bosnia’s capital Sarajevo have been reduced to rubble by neglect as much as the 1990s conflict that tore apart the former Yugoslavia.
Syrian refugee from Kobani holds two children as he jumps off a dinghy as they arrive at a beach on the Greek island of Kos, after crossing a part of the Aegean sea from Turkey, on Monday
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A migrant child is brought onto the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship MV Phoenix after being rescued from an overloaded wooden boat 10.5 miles (16 km) off the coast of Libya.
Children perform a die-in in front of the Atomic Bomb Dome at Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo on Thursday, during the 70th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing.
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Commuters sit in traffic on a bus as a 24 hour tube strike hits the morning rush hour at Victoria station, central London on Thursday. The strike began at 6:30 pm (1730 GMT) on August 5 and will run until Friday morning, causing disruption for millions of commuters and tourists.