A robot of the Siasun Robot and Automation Corporation simulates the use of a medical instrument on a model of a human skeleton at the WRC 2016 World Robot Conference in Beijing, China Picture Thomas Peter/Reuters
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A local miner wades through water as he walks down from a mountain in Benguet a day after Typhoon Haima struck northern Philippines. Picture Erik De Castro/Reuters
Snapper party is the winner of the underwater category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year at the Natural History Museum. For several days each month, thousands of two spot red snappers gather to spawn around Palau in the western Pacific Ocean. The action is intense as the fish fill the water with sperm and eggs, and predators arrive to take advantage of the bounty.
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An Orthodox priest conducts a blessing in front of the Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft set on the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Photo Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters
Students at the Cuba’s National Ballet School (ENB) wait in line to enter a classroom in Havana, Cuba. Photo Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters
A man walks for a street without light due to a power failure in the wake of Hurricane Matthew in Jeremie, Haiti. Photo Orlando Barria/EPA
Indian soldiers as they patrol along a barbed-wire fence near Baras Post on the Line of Control (LoC) between Pakistan and India some 174 kms north west of Srinagar. India’s military has carried out “surgical strikes” along the de facto border with Pakistan in Kashmir to thwart a series of attacks being planned against major cities, the army said on Thursday.
A police officer walks in the middle of Indonesian union workers protesting against a government tax amnesty on their way to the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia on Thursday.
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Festival goers arriving at sunset attend the first day of Wasteland Weekend in the high desert community of California City in the Mojave Desert, California, where people are gathering for the world’s largest post-apocalyptic festival
Protesters shout and confront riot police officers in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Israeli security forces body search Palestinians in the West Bank town of Hebron after a Palestinian tried to stab Israeli soldiers before being shot to death at a checkpoint at the entrance of the nearby village of Bani Naim
Migrants stand in line after disembarking from the Italian Navy vessel Bersagliare at the Sicilian port of Augusta, Italy
A woman looks out from a window in Srinagar, during a protest against the recent killings in Kashmir
US President Barack Obama drinks from a fresh coconut along the banks of the Mekong River in the Luang Prabang, Laos
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Afghan residents look out from broken windows of a building near the site of an attack following a car bomb blast that targeted the CARE International compound at Shar-e-Naw in Kabul
Participants re-enact the 1812 Battle of Borodino between Russia and the invading French army during anniversary celebrations near Moscow, Russia
A person dressed as in movie costume walks near Saint Rose’s Church during celebrations of the anniversary of Santa Rosa de Lima (Saint Rose of Lima), patroness of Latin America and the Philippines, in Lima, Peru.
Smoke and debris rise from the site of a Saudi-led air strike in Sanaa, Yemen on Wednesday
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump welcomes Nigel Farage, ex-leader of the British UKIP party, to speak at a campaign rally in Jackson, Mississippi
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Free Syrian army fighters stand atop of a hill as the moon is seen in the background in the south of Nawa city, in Deraa Governorate, Syria