Chinese tourists after paying an additional fee to pose for pictures holding a young tiger at Sriracha Tiger Zoo, in Pattaya district, southeast of Bangkok. Thailand’s zoos are under fire from animal lovers, critical of the tourists who show no care for the species other than a chance for entertainment and having their photo taken.
Sviatlana Kudzelich of Belarus (2nd L) Natalya Vlasova of Russia (L) and Gesa-Felicitas Krause of Germany (4th L) clear a water obstacle in a women’s 3000 metres steeplechase heat during the European Athletics Championships at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich Friday.
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A bodybuilding competitior is assisted with his tanning backstage ahead of judging during the 2014 NABBA Israel Championship on in Netanya, Israel.
Visitors flee as waves caused by a tidal bore surge past a barrier on the banks of Qiantang River, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China
A sequence in which a protester throws back a smoke bomb while clashing with police in Ferguson, Missouri. Police fired several rounds of tear gas to disperse protesters late on Wednesday, on the fourth night of demonstrations over the fatal shooting last weekend of an unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.
Mihai Donisan of Romania competes in the men’s high jump during the European Athletics Championships at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich on Wednesday
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Clergymen attend a service near the Kiev Pechersk Lavra monastery on the day of the election of the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, in Kiev on Wednesday
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Indian National Cadet Corps (NCC) personnel from the recently formed southern Indian state of Telangana take part in a full dress rehearsal for the 68th Independence day celebrations at Golkonda Fort in Hyderabad on Wednesday
An aircraft passes over a windmill farm near Bogdanci, south of Skopje in Macedonia, during the Perseid meteor shower early on Wednesday morning.
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Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters take position as they monitor the area from their front line position in Bashiqa, a town 13 kilometres north-east of Mosul on Tuesday