Indian Hindus devotees are showered with water while taking a pledge before forming a 'human pyramid' during the dahi handi (curd pot) celebrations of Janmashtami, which mark the birth of Hindu god Lord Krishna, in Mumbai, India

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Indian Hindu devotees are showered with water while taking a pledge before forming a ‘human pyramid’ during the dahi handi (curd pot) celebrations of Janmashtami, which mark the birth of Hindu god Lord Krishna, in Mumbai, India

Apartment buildings in Chongqing, China, part of the 1,760,000 square metre New Century Global Center, which claims to be the world’s largest building by floor space.

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Apartment buildings in Chongqing, China, part of the 1,760,000 square metre New Century Global Center, which claims to be the world’s largest building by floor space.

A boy dives off from a boat under maintenance in a dry dock in Mumbai, India

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A boy dives off from a boat under maintenance in a dry dock in Mumbai, India

Competitors clear a hurdle during Round 1 of the Men's 40m Hurdles at the Olympic Stadium

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Competitors clear a hurdle during Round 1 of the Men’s 400m Hurdles at the Olympic Stadium

Anna Knauer of Germany and Allison Beveridge of Canada crash during the final of the Women's Omnium 10km Scratch Race

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Anna Knauer of Germany and Allison Beveridge of Canada crash during the final of the Women’s Omnium 10km Scratch Race

A Kashmiri boy peeps from the door of his home during a gunfight in Nowhatta area of downtown of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir

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A Kashmiri boy peeps from the door of his home during a gunfight in Nowhatta area of downtown of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir

Muslims hold pigeons dyed in the colours of the Indian flag, during a march to celebrate India's Independence Day in Ahmedabad, India

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Muslims hold pigeons, dyed in the colours of the Indian flag, during a march to celebrate India’s Independence Day in Ahmedabad, India

A woman shelters from the sun as she walks in a outdoor shopping mall complex in Beijing

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A woman shelters from the sun as she walks in a outdoor shopping mall complex in Beijing

United States' Michael Phelps competes in a men's 200-meter butterfly heat during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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United States’ Michael Phelps competes in a men’s 200-meter butterfly heat during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Demonstrators wave Turkish national flags as they stand in front of giant screens in Istanbul during a rally against failed military coup

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Demonstrators wave Turkish national flags as they stand in front of giant screens in Istanbul during a rally against failed military coup

South African voters wait at a polling station outside the hostels in Umlazi, Durban

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South African voters wait at a polling station outside the hostels in Umlazi, Durban 

Free Syrian Army fighters rest inside a mechanic shop in Ramousah area southwest of Aleppo, Syria

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Free Syrian Army fighters rest inside a mechanic shop in Ramousah area southwest of Aleppo, Syria

Armed police prepare to deploy from Hyde Park, central London, as Scotland Yard announced that the first of 600 additional armed officers were trained and operationally ready

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Armed police prepare to deploy from Hyde Park, central London, as Scotland Yard announced that the first of 600 additional armed officers were trained and operationally ready

A boy uses an inner tube of a tyre to help him through flood water in Amarapura Township, near Mandalay, in Myanmar

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A boy uses an inner tube of a tyre to help him through flood water in Amarapura Township, near Mandalay, in Myanmar

The shadows of Palestinians are seen on a piece of gauze as they cool down at a pool in Gaza City

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The shadows of Palestinians are seen on a piece of gauze as they cool down at a pool in Gaza City

Painted horse sculptures are seen in the stables at the Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club in Tianjin, China

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Painted horse sculptures are seen in the stables at the Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club in Tianjin, China.

A boy repairs a boat on the banks of the river Yamuna in New Delhi, India

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A boy repairs a boat on the banks of the river Yamuna in New Delhi, India

Athletes leave the start at the men's half marathon final during the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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Athletes leave the start at the men’s half marathon final during the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

reat Britain's Andy Murray kisses the trophy as he celebrates winning the mens singles final against Canada's Milos Raonic at Wimbledon

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reat Britain’s Andy Murray kisses the trophy as he celebrates winning the mens singles final against Canada’s Milos Raonic

A participant rides through a pool of water during the Monsoon Scooter Rally in Mumbai, India

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A participant rides through a pool of water during the Monsoon Scooter Rally in Mumbai, India