An anti-corruption activist shouts political slogans on Wednesday in Pretoria, as thousands of protesters march to the Union Buildings, during a demonstration against corruption organized by various South African unions and political and civil societies
Hot air balloons are prepared for a flight as others take off during an international hot air balloon festival at Maayan Harod National park in northern Israel on Wednesday
The sun rises over St Mary’s Lighthouse in Whitley Bay on the Northumberland coast as a flock of Lapwing seabirds fly past on Wednesday
A homeless Indian man sits at a traffic intersection in the morning in New Delhi, India, Wednesday. Hundreds of millions of Indians still live on less than $2 a day
Cairo taken from an airplane on Wednesday shows a section of the Egyptian capital of Cairo and the Nile River
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A vendor carries garlands of marigold flowers at a wholesale flower market in Peshawar, Pakistan.
A paramilitary policeman holds onto a fence as tourists dodge tidal waves increased under the influence of Typhoon Dujuan, at the bank of Qiantang river, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.
A woman with a pram walks past a street art installation in Astana, Kazakhstan.
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Soldiers from the South Korean army special forces demonstrate their martial arts skills, during a rehearsal for the 67th anniversary of Armed Forces Day at the Gyeryong military headquarters in Gyeryong , South Korea.
Villagers place persimmons in the shape of a Chinese national flag, ahead of China’s upcoming National Day, in Shangrao, Jiangxi province.
Palestinian protesters throw stones at Israeli troops during clashes over tension in Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque, in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron on Tuesday
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A giant model of a Polar Bear is moved from its position outside the Shell building after Actress Emma Thomson joined Greenpeace climate change activists on Tuesday in London, England. The event was marked as a celebration after the Anglo-Dutch oil company announced yesterday that it was pulling out of Arctic oil drilling
An Afghan girl sheds a tear upon her arrival with other refugees and migrants to the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey on Tuesday
A South African resident of Masiphumelele runs past a burning barricade during a protest against the lack of policing in Masiphumelele, Cape Town, South Africa on Tuesday
An Israeli policeman prevents a Palestinian man from entering the compound which houses al-Aqsa mosque, known by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and by Jews as the Temple Mount, in Jerusalem’s Old City.
Visitors walk under umbrellas on display over Cheonggye stream in Seoul, during a campaign to raise donations to help underprivileged children.
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Students walk along a street as they are released from school to return home earlier due to the haze in Jambi, Indonesia’s Jambi province, Tuesday. Indonesia has sent nearly 21,000 personnel to fight forest fires raging in its northern islands
An Afghan policeman holds a gun on his sholder a day after Taliban insurgents overran the strategic northern city of Kunduz. Afghanistan on Tuesday, mobilised reinforcements for a counter-offensive to take back Kunduz, a day after Taliban insurgents overran the strategic northern city in their biggest victory since being ousted from power in 2001
A local resident collects stones from the Xindian river after Typhoon Dujuan passed in the New Taipei City on Tuesday. Super typhoon Dujuan killed two and left more than 300 injured in Taiwan before making landfall in China
Children play on a shark net at Little Manly Cove as shark experts assess cutting-edge technologies to counter attacks at a summit in Sydney on Tuesday, following an “unprecedented” spate of encounters in eastern Australia this year that has left one dead and seven injured