A sequence in which a protester throws back a smoke bomb while clashing with police in Ferguson, Missouri. Police fired several rounds of tear gas to disperse protesters late on Wednesday, on the fourth night of demonstrations over the fatal shooting last weekend of an unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.
A girl and her goat head home down an empty main road full of children playing. The police blocked the road, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, with shipping containers
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People shield themselves from the rain with umbrellas as they cross an intersection in Hong Kong.
College students with painted faces pose as they take part in India’s Independence Day celebrations in the southern Indian city of Chennai.
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A US soldier, part of the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force, mans a machine gun on board a Chinook helicopter over the Gardez district of Paktia province, Afghanistan
Apartment buildings destroyed by Israeli bombing in the Gaza Strip.
An aircraft passes over a windmill farm near Bogdanci, south of Skopje in Macedonia, during the Perseid meteor shower early on Wednesday morning.
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Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters take position as they monitor the area from their front line position in Bashiqa, a town 13 kilometres north-east of Mosul on Tuesday
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A tightrope walker crosses between the spheres of the atomium in Brussels
A fisherman gets ready to cast his line near the body of a dead humpback whale washed ashore on Macumba beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,.