Tuesday 2 September 2014

Hard-earned break

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus celebrates a break point on Misaki Doi of Japan during their match at the 2014 US Open tennis tournament in New York on August 26. Reuters/Mike Segar


Homeward bound

Members of a Palestinian family ride a motorcycle as they return to their house in the east of Khan Younis, which witnesses said was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes during the Israeli offensive, following a ceasefire in the southern Gaza Strip on August 26. A ceasefire agreement


Silent support

Women hold posters of Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi during a pro-government demonstration in Sanaa on August 26. Talks on forming a new Yemeni government collapsed on Sunday over demands by Shi'ite Muslim Houthis to restore fuel subsidies cut by president Hadi, officials said


Air police

A Canadian Air Task Force jet CF-188 lands in the Lithuania’s Siauliai air base on August 26.The Royal Canadian Air Force will hand over their air policing mission over the Baltics to Nato on September 1.   Reuters/Ints Kalnins  


Guns and flowers

A new volunteer of the Ukrainian interior ministry's special battalion "Sich" holds flowers during a ceremony, where he and his comrades will take an oath of allegiance to his country, in Kiev on August 26. Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko  


Red carpet ready

Workers prepare the red carpet at the 71st Venice Film Festival in Venice on August 26.  Reuters/Tony Gentile  


Secret dinner

Participants laugh during the 4th annual "Diner en Blanc" in the Manhattan borough of New York on August 25. The annual dinner's location is kept secret until just before the event. This year it was held in Battery City Park along the Hudson River. Reuters/Carlo Allegri &nb


Traditional greet

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (L) takes part in a traditional bread and salt ceremony upon her arrival at an airport outside Minsk on August 26. Russia and Ukraine said on August 19 their presidents would meet together with top European Union officials in Belarus's ca


Car bomb aftermath

A member of the Iraqi security forces walk at the site of a car bomb attack in the New Baghdad neighbourhood on August 26. The car bomb was detonated in the mainly Shi'ite district of eastern Baghdad on Tuesday, killing eight people and wounding 20, police and medical sources said. &nb


Ice bucket goes to Manila

Philippine's Secretary of Justice Leila De Lima has a bucket of iced water dumped on her for the ALS ice bucket challenge during a break at the Department of Justice headquarters in Manila on August 26. The Ice Bucket Challenge is aimed at raising awareness of - and money to fight - Amyotro

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