Monday 22 September 2014
 
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Qataris take on Incheon

Qatari track cyclists train at the Incheon International Velodrome ahead of the 17th Asian Games on September 18.  Reuters/Olivia Harris

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'Touch me not'

A Belgian policeman wearing a mask and a cap displaying a sticker reading "Don't touch my status" takes part in a demonstration in central Brussels on September 18. Several thousand policemen are demanding to keep their right to choose to retire before the age of 62. Reuters/Yves

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Million-dollar brooch

A model shows a 26.27-carat fancy brown-yellow diamond, diamond and conch pearl "Ballerina Butterfly" brooch during a Sotheby's preview in Hong Kong on September 18. Designed by fine jewellery artist Cindy Chao and actress Sarah Jessica Parker to benefit the New York City Ballet,

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Life begins at 80

Actress Sophia Loren, guest of honour, poses during a photocall for the film "La voce umana" presented as part of Cannes Classics at in competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes in this file photo. Loren, Italy's national cinema icon and eternal diva, turns 80 this we

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Bombed out

People look at the damage to a bridge after a suicide bombing in Ramadi, west of Baghdad, on September 17.  A suicide car bomb blast destroyed a bridge in Ramadi on Wednesday, killing nine people and cutting off a vital route out of the city to the west, security sources said. Reuters/Osam

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Chopper dip

A helicopter draws water from a lake while battling the King Fire in Pollock Pines, California on September 17. Fire crews in California's rugged Sierra Nevada battled to gain the upper hand on Wednesday against a blaze that threatened 1,600 homes and has displaced 2,100 residents as flames

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Just 'normal'

Daredevil Nik Wallenda poses for a photo on the rooftop of the Leo Burnett Building in Chicago on September 17.  Wallenda, who plans a high-wire walk between Chicago skyscrapers this November, says that for his family of acrobats, it is completely normal to be on a cable way up in the air

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Long road ahead?

Graffiti supporting the "Yes" campaign is painted on a road in North Uist in the Outer Hebrides on September 17. The referendum on Scottish independence will take place today (September 18), when Scotland will vote whether or not to end the 307-year-old union with the rest of the UK.

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Hope amid the ruins

Residents look for belongings in the debris after what activists said was an air strike by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad on Tal Al Zarazir district in southern Aleppo city on September 17. Reuters/Hosam Katan  

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Leaping flames

A firefighter battling the King Fire watches as a backfire burns along Highway 50 in Fresh Pond, California on September 16. The fire led officials to call on about 400 people to evacuate from areas threatened by the blaze, Cal Fire spokeswoman Alyssa Smith said. It has charred more than 11,500

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