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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The moon rises as people sit on rides at the State Fair Meadowlands, in East Rutherford, N.J.
Pensioners line up outside a National Bank branch in Athens, Greece. Bank branches around Greece are open today to allow pensioners to receive a small part of their benefits.
Traditonally dressed Australian Aboriginal performers hold gum-tree leaves as they dance on Sydney’s Coogee Beach as they participate in a ‘Corroboree’ showcasing traditional dance during an event to mark National Reconciliation Week
Boca Juniors fans cheer their team before a Copa Libertadores round of sixteen soccer match against River Plate in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Soldiers stand guard in front of the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial in Yerevan, during a commemoration ceremony for the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.