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People use their phones to take pictures as they gather during the official flag raising ceremony at Tiananmen Square to mark the 66th National Day on Thursday in Beijing, China
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National League for Democracy chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi during her election campaign rally in Kawhmu township on Tuesday. While her National League for Democracy (NLD) party is expected to triumph at key elections this year, Suu Kyi’s pathway to the presidency is blocked by a controversial clause in Myanmar’s junta-era constitution
US Secretary of State John Kerry leaves the stage after a group picture with foreign ministers and representatives from China, Iran, Britain, Germany, France, and the European Union at the Vienna International Center in Vienna, Austria on Tuesday
Race goers walk from the train station as they arrive for the third day of the Royal Ascot horse racing meet at Ascot, England on Thursday. The third day of Royal Ascot is traditional known as Ladies day, where fashion and hats come to the fore
Children and honour guards watch a performance during the so-called parade of children’s troops in Rostov-on-Don, southern Russia, on Thursday
Bharatiya Janata party supporters celebrate the news of early election result trends outside their party headquarters in Jammu, India
Well-wishers outside the Imperial Palace in Tokyo wave Japanese flags to celebrate Emperor Akihito’s 81st birthday
Part of the crowd holding Kenyan flags cheer as Kenyan President arrives at the Nyayo National Stadium Nairobi, Kenya on Friday, during the 51st Madaraka Day or Independence from British Rule celebrations
People of pro-government groups, with Russian flags, dance marching through downtown Moscow to mark People’s Unity Day, a public holiday, in Russia, on Tuesday
People stand on a balcony decorated with Catalonia flags in Barcelona, Spain. A week before Scotland votes on whether to break away from the United Kingdom, separatists in northeastern Spain were trying to convince hundreds of thousands to protest across Catalonia to demand a secession sentiment vote
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A woman walks among some 3,000 US national flags erected by students and staff from Pepperdine University Malibu, to honor the victims of the September 11 2001 attacks
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The US and Chinese national flags are prepared ahead of a meeting that forms part of the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Thursday.
Rotary members and friends climb Sydney Harbour bridge in an attempt to break the world record for the most people on the bridge at one time and the most flags on the bridge at one time
A worker holds a roll of flags of India’s ruling Congress party after dyeing them at a flag manufacturing factory ahead of the 2014 general elections in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad.
Russian lawmaker, Hero of Russia Alexander Chekalin carries a Crimean flag, to add to a line of Russian regional flags in the hall of the Russian Federation Council building in Moscow, Russia. Two flags, one of Crimea and the other one of Sevastopol have been added to a line of Russian regional flags in the hall of the Federation Council, marking the end of celebrations on the occasion of the region’s accession to Russia.
Pro-Kremlin activists hold Russian national, Russian and Soviet naval flags and orange-black flags made of the St George’s Ribbons, a well-known Russian symbol of military valor, during a rally in support of ethnic Russians in Ukraine in central Moscow, on Monday.
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The US flags surrounding the Washington Monument fly at half mast as ordered by President Barack Obama, following the fatal shootings on Monday at the Washington Naval Yard
A girl plants some of the 3,000 flags placed in memory of the lives lost in the September 11 2001 attacks, at a park in Winnetka, Illinois, US
Opponents of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi shout slogans during a protest in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt on Wednesday.