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Musicians form human wall on a cliff near Macquarie Lighthouse representing standing in the way of suicide to raise awareness for the upcoming Concert For Life in Sydney, Australia.
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A Buddhist monk walks around the Shwedagon Pagoda at sunrise in Yangon. Buddhism in Myanmar is predominantly of the Theravada tradition, practiced by 89 percent of the country’s population.
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Syrian refugees are seen onboard the passenger ship “Eleftherios Venizelos” at the port on the Greek island of Kos. A passenger ship carrying Syrian refugees set sail from the Greek island of Kos heading for the mainland as authorities struggle to cope with a wave of arrivals. The Greek coast guard’s office said the ship, which has acted as a floating accommodation and registration centre since Sunday, was heading for the northern port of Thessaloniki, Greece’s second biggest city.
Two Syrian refugees sit at the dock of the port of Kos as the passenger ship “Eleftherios Venizelos” backs into the quay on the Greek island of Kos. The vessel will house more than 2500 migrants who arrived in the country from the Turkish coast and will be used as a registration center for migrants. The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) called on Greece to take control of the “total chaos” on Mediterranean islands, where thousands of migrants have landed. About 124,000 have arrived this year by sea, many via Turkey, according to Vincent Cochetel, UNHCR director for Europe.
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A visitor holds an umbrella before a lavender field in a park in Shenyang, northeast China’s Liaoning province
People riding an attraction are silhouetted as the sun sets beyond Worlds of Fun amusement park, in Kansas City, Mo.
A Palestinian girl jumps into a swimming pool as she enjoys the warm weather with her family at the Blue Beach Resort in Gaza. A luxurious new tourist resort has opened in the Gaza Strip, its manicured lawns, sparkling pool and private beach in stark contrast to the impoverished territory still struggling to recover from last year’s war. The Blue Beach Resort, made up of 162 chalet-style rooms set among palm trees and overlooking the Mediterranean, hopes to become the “most significant tourist attraction and entertainment venue in Gaza”, according to its website
A firefighter battles a spot fire at the Rocky Fire in Lake County, California
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A Kurdish man harvests sunflowers in the district of Rania, 145km east of northern Iraq’s Kurdish city of Sulaimaniyah
Caregivers of patients hold plastic chairs over their heads while a nurse takes cover under a table as they participate in a metropolitan Manila-wide earthquake drill designed to boost preparedness in the country at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines. Filipinos poured out of buildings and shopping malls in a massive drill across Manila on Thursday to brace for an earthquake that experts fear could kill tens of thousands and displace millions.
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Soldiers guard a vehicle that is used to transport people in San Salvador during a transport strike in El Salvador over the lack of security in the violence-plagued country. Street gangs in El Salvador killed a seventh bus driver on Wednesday for defying their campaign to shut down public transport and force the government to recognize the feared urban posses. Many people used army trucks and other state-owned vehicles to get to work or school.
Customers walk on a staircase at Apple Inc.’s new Canton Road store in the Tsim Sha Tsui district of Hong Kong, China. Apple has opened its fourth store in Hong Kong.
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A migrant climbs a security fence of a Eurotunnel terminal in Coquelles near Calais, northern France. One man died on July 29 in a desperate attempt to reach England via the Channel Tunnel as overwhelmed authorities fought off hundreds of migrants, prompting France to beef up its police presence.
A diver performs with sardines as part of the summer events at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea. The aquarium features 40,000 sea creatures from over 600 different species.
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A general view shows oil pumping jacks and drilling pads at the Kern River Oil Field where the principle operator is the Chevron Corporation in Bakersfield, California. The field is the third largest in California, fifth largest in the United States and relies mainly on the steam injection method to extract the crude oil.
Ethnic Yao minority women brush their long hair near a creek, in Huangluo village of Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. The village, known for the long hair of its female residents, attracts about 80,000 tourists a year. More than 80 women in the village have hair longer than 1.4 metres, with the longest reaching 2.2 metres, according to local media.
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Masked protesters stand on the street in the Gazi district of Istanbul last night, two days after a suicide bomb attack killed at least 31 people in the southern Turkish town of Suruc. A suspected Islamic State suicide bomber killed at least 31 people in an attack on a Turkish cultural centre in the southern town of Suruc, where activists had gathered to prepare for an aid mission in the nearby Syrian town of Kobane.
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Workers clean the facade of the Science Arts Museum in Singapore
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Rohingya men push a fishing boat to shore in Shamlapur, Bangladesh. In the past months thousands of Rohingya have landed on the shores of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, many of them by way of Bangladesh. The Rohingya pay up to $2,000 to traffickers, and they sail out from Bangladesh’s southern coastline on fishing boats to meet larger ships in the deep sea that will take them to Malaysia.
A girl sits on a makeshift styrofoam raft as she collects recyclable material from floating garbage in a polluted river at Navotas city, north of Manila.