Usain Bolt of Jamaica sits on a bench with Justin Gatlin of U.S. after the men’s 200 metres final during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China on Thursday. Bolt finished in first place and Gatlin in second place
A Syrian migrant carries his children as he walks along a railway track to cross the Serbian border with Hungary near the village of Horgos on Thursday
A faint Aurora can be seen over Bamburgh lighthouse in Northumberland the early hours of this morning
A paramilitary police officer in plain-clothes holding an umbrella keeps watch on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, on Thursday
A boy looks through the window grills of a house that was damaged by a Saudi-led air strike in Yemen‘s capital Sanaa. Yemeni army units allied to the Houthi militia fired a ballistic missile toward southern Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, the group’s TV channel said, as combat between the kingdom and the Iran-allied group has intensified.
Thai veterinarians and wildlife officers collect blood sample during a health examination at Kao Pratubchang Conservation Centre in Ratchaburi, Thailand. Thai veterinarians from the Department of National Park Wildlife, and Plant Conservation conducted a health check of 14 orangutans for preparation for the repatriation to their country of origin, Indonesia. Authorities said the orangutans are being examined to ensure they are free from diseases such as Rabies, Foot and Mouth disease, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis and Herpes. Thai officials said the orangutans are expected to return to Indonesia in September
Katarina Johnson-Thompson of Britain competes in the women’s long jump qualifying round during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the Bird’s Nest National Stadium in Beijing, China, on Thursday.
Migrants from Syria sleep at a park in Belgrade, Serbia. Over 10,000 migrants, including many women with babies and small children, have crossed into Serbia over the past few days and headed toward Hungary and the EU Schengen Area, a zone with no internal border checks between member countries.
Indian women perform rituals on the banks of the Godavari River at Kumbh Mela in Nasik, India, Thursday Thousands of devout Hindus began splashing into the west Indian river at one of the country’s largest festivals
A young Yemeni holds an automatic weapon stands near effigies depicting the victims of the ongoing conflict during a rally against the military offensive carried out by the Saudi-led coalition, in Sanaa, Yemen
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Revellers enjoy the atmosphere in tomato pulp while participating the annual Tomatina festival on Wednesday in Bunol, Spain
Families of Palestinians who were abducted by gunmen is Egypt’s Sinai’s northern region, take part in a demonstration calling for their release at the Rafah border crossing with Egypt in the southern Gaza Strip, on Wednesday
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A boy pushes his bicycle loaded with a bucket across a dirt track next to people carrying their belongings, across to Colombia through the Tachira river at San Antonio in Tachira state, Venezuela
Syrian migrants cross under a fence into Hungary at the border with Serbia, near Roszke, on Wednesday. Hungary’s government has started to construct a 175-km-long (110-mile-long) fence on its border with Serbia in order to halt a massive flow of migrants who enter the EU via Hungary and head to western Europe.
An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information of Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index at a brokerage house in Beijing. Asian shares struggled on Wednesday as investors feared fresh rate cuts in China would not be enough to stabilise its slowing economy or halt a stock collapse that is wreaking havoc in global markets
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Rick Yen is silhouetted as he casts a rod while fishing for salmon near the mouth of the Capilano River off Ambleside Park at sunset in West Vancouver British Columbia
Athletes compete during their men’s 110 metres hurdles heat at the IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, Aleec Harris of the U.S., Nicholas Hough of Australia, Matthias Buhler of Germany and Ben Reynolds of Ireland compete during their men’s 110 metres hurdles heat at the IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel presents a bouquet of flowers to German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt for his birthday during a weekly meeting of the German cabinet at the Chancellery in Berlin
Hindu devotees take holy dip in the River Godavari on the first official day of bathing as part of Kumbh Mela celebrations in Nasik, India