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Residents launch paper boats in the far eastern city of Vladivostok in Russia on Tuesday to mark the 69th anniversary of the end of the second world war.
First-graders take part in a festive ceremony to mark the start of another school year in Slovyansk, Ukraine.
A group of Palestinian boys ride horse-drawn cart past destroyed houses in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City following the long-term truce agreed between Israel and the Palestinians. After seven weeks of the deadliest Israeli-Palestinian violence in a decade, a long-term ceasefire took hold on Tuesday.
Armed Ukrainian forces detain a pro-Russian militant in the village of Chornukhino in the Lugansk region. At least 415,800 people have fled their homes because of fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, the UN refugee agency said.
A grandfather of three Palestinian children, who medics say were killed in an Israeli air strike, cries outside a hospital morgue in Gaza City. An Israeli air strike also killed three senior Hamas military commanders in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, the Islamist group said.
Ukrainian refugees sit inside a tent at a refugee camp about 10 km from the Izvarino Russia-Ukraine border checkpoint in Rostov region. The Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council said separatist rebels fired on a refugee convoy near the eastern city of Luhansk on Monday.
A man in navy uniform holds Japan’s rising sun flag at the Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday. Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, stayed away from the war shrine on the 69th anniversary of Japan’s defeat in the second world war.
A woman looks out from a damaged window following what locals say was shelling by Ukrainian forces in Donetsk.
People experience an artwork entitled ‘Spectra’ by Japanese visual artist Ryoji Ikeda during ‘Lights Out’, part of commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the first world war, in London
Palestinians search for survivors in the debris of a house destroyed by an Israeli airstrike in the Beach refugee camp, northern Gaza City. The attack came minutes after a unilateral humanitarian ceasefire was announced by Israeli forces.
Israeli soldiers make their way to rest at an army deployment area near Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip. An eight-year-old girl was killed and 30 people wounded in a strike on the beachfront Shati refugee camp in Gaza City just minutes into an Israeli-declared truce, medics said.
An Israeli soldier carries a shell as he and his comrades prepare their Merkava tanks stationed at an army deployment area along the border between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on Thursday
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A Palestinian man in clothes stained with the blood of his father, who medics said was killed by Israeli shelling, mourns as he disembarks an ambulance transporting the body to a hospital in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip
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Palestinian children inspect a destroyed mosque following an overnight Israeli military strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.
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A rebel fighter sits on chairs as he aims his weapon through a hole inside a house in the town of Morek in Hama province Syria.
A boy sits on a sofa along a street in the Al-Fardous neighbourhood of Aleppo
The Syrian Civil Defence rescues a man from under some rubble after a reported barrel-bomb attack by government forces in the Qadi Askar area in the northern city of Aleppo. The opposition Syrian National Coalition said on Sunday that regime forces were preparing to attack rebel-held areas of Aleppo.
A boy visits Anti-Japanese War Museum, located near the Marco Polo Bridge, Beijing, on the 77th anniversary of the skirmish between Chinese and Japanese troops that triggered the Sino-Japanese war. President Xi Jinping commemorated the anniversary of the official start of war with Japan, condemning those who ‘ignore the iron facts of history’ in an oblique jab at Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe
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A girl cries as she embraces her boyfriend, a new volunteer recruit of the Ukrainian army’s ‘Azov’ battalion, after a military oath ceremony in Kiev.
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Iraqi volunteers to join the fight against a major offensive by jihadists in northern Iraq, climb on to an army truck outside a recruiting centre in the capital Baghdad