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Moving on...

People push a broken-down car past a woman in the eastern Ukrainian town of Ilovaysk on August 31. Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Sunday for immediate talks on "statehood" for southern and eastern Ukraine, although his spokesman said this did not mean Moscow now endorsed r

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Finding the right chord

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) tries to play a soprano recorder before school children at a music class during a visit at Taimei Elementary School in Tokyo o September 1. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will tell his Indian counterpart Modi at a summit on Monday that Japan aims

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Come again?

Roger Federer of Switzerland listens to the crowd before hitting autographed tennis ball into the crowd after defeating Marcel Granollers of Spain in the men's singles play following their match at the 2014 US Open tennis tournament in New York on August 31. Reuters/Adam Hunger

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Still friends

Caroline Wozniacki (R) of Denmark shakes hands with Maria Sharapova of Russia after defeating her 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 at the 2014 US Open tennis tournament in New York on August 31. Reuters/Ray Stubblebine  

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Flow of fire

The lava flows on the ground after the Bardabunga volcano erupted again on August 31. Scientists estimate the fissure to be at least 1.5 kilometres long. The lava is estimated to be six to eight metres thick and flowing at a rate of about 1,000-cu-m per second. Iceland cut its ash warning level

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Batman in town

A 41-year-old man going by the name of Chibatman rides his "Chibatpod" on the road in Chiba, east of Tokyo on August 31. The man, who dresses up as the comic book superhero Batman, came up with his moniker after adding a prefix of the first three letters of the city name, of which he

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A study in blue

Artist Pete Fowler puts the finishing touches to his mural on a building in east London August 31, 2014. Fowler who lives and works in London's east end, was commissioned to paint the mural with the owners' permission. Reuters/Andrew Winning  

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‘We come in peace’

Members of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) ride armoured personnel carriers (APCs) in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights before crossing into Syria on August 31. The head of the Fijian army said on Sunday negotiations for the release of 44 soldiers seized by an al Qaeda-

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Rescue amid rubble

French firefighters search the rubble of a collapsed building in Rosny-Sous-Bois, near Paris August 31. A four-story building was rocked by an explosion and collapsed, killing a child, in a northeastern suburb of Paris on Sunday morning, French authorities said. Ten people, including four serio

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Ukraine rebels immortalised

Figurines of former pro-Russian separatist commander Igor Strelkov from the collection entitled "Toy Soldiers of Novorossiya" are on display at a workshop in Moscow. A Moscow-based maker of toy soldiers has sought inspiration for his creations from Ukrainian rebels fighting government

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