Iraqi pro-government forces fire an anti-tank cannon near al-Sejar village, north-east of Fallujah as they take part in a major assault to retake the city from the Islamic State group
House of Representatives and Senate tribunal staff prepare the tally board during the presidential and vice-presidential canvassing of votes at the session hall of House of Representatives in Manila
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A man takes a photo inside the ‘Cathedral of Light’ at The Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, Australia
Mount Sinabung volcano spews volcanic ash into the air as seen from the Karo district in North Sumatra. Indonesian rescuers searched for survivors in scorched villages and devastated farmlands on Monday after the volcano erupted in clouds of searing ash and gas, killing seven
A Shia fighter stands next to a religious flag near Fallujah, Iraq
Police guard a polio vaccination team, during a three-day vaccination campaign in Karachi. Pakistan. Though new polio cases dropped to a nine-year low in 2015, attacks by Islamist militants against health workers and police guarding them remained a challenge for a UN-funded vaccination campaign.
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US President Barack Obama waves as he disembarks from Air Force One at the Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City today.
Primary school children wear masks while studying in the classroom in Karo district, North Sumatra province, as Mount Sinabung is seen spewing out volcanic ash through the school window reflection
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Tibetans living in-exile take part in a rally in New Delhi today, at the conclusion of a cycle event from Dehradun in support of The Panchen Lama, Tibetan Buddhism’s second most important spiritual leader.
South Korean policemen take part in an anti-terror and security drill at a mall in Seoul, South Korea
Miriam Fatime Sylla of Italy spikes the ball against Netherland during their Women’s Volleyball World Olympic qualification tournament in Tokyo, Japan
Marine life on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. Australia‘s Great Barrier Reef could be beyond saving in five years without “now or never” funding to improve water quality as climate change ravages the World Heritage-listed site, scientists have warned
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Supporters of Trinamool Congress (TMC) celebrate after learning the initial poll results of the West Bengal Assembly elections, in Kolkata, India
A model wears a hat as she presents a creation from the fashion label Bondi Bather during Australian Fashion week in Sydney, Australia
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Supporters of visiting Zhang Dejiang, the chairman of China’s National People’s Congress, attend a rally in Hong Kong
Pakistani boys cool themselves off during a heat wave in Karachi, Pakistan
Workers sit as they take a break near a banner of a new apartment in Jakarta, Indonesia
Substitutes react after their team-mates scored a goal during the first school football tournament, in the rebel-held city of Douma, Syria
A worker takes samples for quality of molten iron outside a furnace at the Zhong Tian (Zenith) Steel Group Corporation in Changzhou, Jiangsu province, China
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A wrestler applies mud to prevent slipping due to sweat, at a traditional training centre on the banks of the river Ganges ahead of the Bengal mud wrestling championships, in Kolkata, India today.