A picture shows the silhouette of a stat…A picture shows the silhouette of a statue at St Peter’s square as the sun rises through clouds before a general audience of pope Francis
A child model eats a biscuit on the floor of the backstage during a rehearsal for the Dong Wenmei T100 Children’s Collection during China Fashion Week in Beijing
A Cambodian student releases a dove to mark the 10th anniversary of King Norodom Sihamoni’s coronation, in front of the Royal Palace, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
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Afghan army officers take part in a training exercise at the Kabul Military Training Centre in Kabul.
Japanese lawmakers follow a Shinto priest as part of a visit by more than 100 lawmakers to a Tokyo shrine condemned by China and Korea as a symbol of Japan’s militarist past
Police chase protesters attempting to regroup after being forcibly cleared from an area they were occupying in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong
Participants in coordinated colours wave national flags during Taiwan’s National Day celebrations in front of the Presidential Office in Taipei
Pro-democracy demonstrators (R) carry their breakfast on a highway in Hong Kong, where protesters are planning a fresh show of force after talks with the government dramatically collapsed on Thursday
A protester tries to fix a makeshift tent as he joins others in blocking areas around the government headquarters building in Hong Kong
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Hundreds of messages are stuck on the wall of the Legislative Counsel building in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong
School children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi take part in a march to mark the 145th anniversary of the birth of Gandhi in New Delhi, India.
Pro-democracy demonstrators display placards as they gather near a ceremony marking China’s 65th National Day in Hong Kong on Wednesday
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Acrobats perform The Hotel, a new acrobatic spectacle, in Madrid, Spain, on Monday. The piece at the New Apolo Theatre is directed by Maria Gutierrez with acrobats coming from Cirque du Soleil, Eloyze’s circus and the Moscow State Circus
An Orthodox priest blesses apples during the Transfiguration of Jesus holiday, also known as Yablochny Spas, in the ancient Belarus town of Turov, 250 km south of Minsk
People fly kites from the roof of their houses in the old quarter of Delhi
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Novelty hats for sale at the Great British Beer Festival in London. The festival, which runs until August 17, has over 24 bars serving over 800 different beers, ciders and perries.
A man makes final adjustments to a three-storey house known as the ‘Homeshell’ during a photocall at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. The Homeshell, designed by architectural firm Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners, can be constructed in 24 hours from flat-pack panels and is aimed at providing a low-cost solution to Britain’s increasing housing problem.
Security members of a group of supporters of Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi holding a sit-in at Rabaa Al-Adawiya mosque, train near a sandbag barricade in Nasser City, where protesters have installed one of their camps in Cairo, Egypt
Sprinters from the Netherlands practice their starts during a training session for the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow