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Coalman Simon Bee walks through the mud as he delivers bags of coal to showman’s steam engines being prepared for display at the Great Dorset Steam Fair in Tarrant Hinton near Blandford on Thursday in Dorset, England
A woman walks her dogs by police temporarily blocking protesters from entering one of the main roads into the capital, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Opposition labour unions are demanding more jobs, better salaries and tax cuts with protests and a 36-hour strike
Competitors compete on the beach during the Endurance Competition at the World Equestrian Games at Dragey in Normandy, western France. Read more
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HMS Illustrious Company members prepare to lower the ships White Ensign for the last time during her decommissioning ceremony on Thursday in Portsmouth, England. The HMS Illustrious was the last of the Royal Navy’s Invincible class aircraft carriers, and is to be replaced by HMS Ocean after serving for 32 years
Children display their acrobatic skills at an underpass in Manila on Thursday, near where informal settlers’ homes were recently demolished
Workers prepare the launch of the Russian diesel-electric attack submarine Stary Oskol at Admiralty shipyard, St Petersburg
An employee wearing a pair of wings waits for her shift to end in the Ximendin fashion district in Taipei, Taiwan
Elephants feast on a buffet of fruits and vegetables as part of the annual King’s Cup elephant polo tournament in Samut Prakan province, Thailand. The tournament, which is held annually to promote elephant projects and conservation, takes place from August 28 to 31.
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Newly qualified police perform a stunt during a passing out parade in Humhama, Srinagar, India. The Central Reserve Police Force said 368 new officers were inducted after 44 weeks of training.
A Palestinian man walks past a fire lit by a homeowner in an effort to keep mosquitoes away from shattered homes in Shejaiya, Gaza. Shejaiya was one of the hardest-hit neighbourhoods after fighting between Hamas militants and Israel.