Thursday 28 August 2014
 
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Drink break

Rescued lion "Coco" drinks water in its cage while it is being quarantined at a temporary custody centre in Lima on August 22. In the past week, British-based NGO Animal Defenders International (ADI) and Peruvian authorities oversaw the release of nine lions from three different circu

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Fire power

A tank belonging to the Western Shield, a branch of the Libya Shield forces, fires during a clash with rival militias around the former Libyan army camp, Camp 27, in the 27 district, west of Tripoli, on August 22. Reuters/Stringer  

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Stick for education changes

A demonstrator prepares to throw a stick at riot police officers during a demonstration against the government to demand changes in the education system in Santiago, August 21. Chilean students demand changes and the end of the profiteering in the education system. - Reuters/Ivan Alvara

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Freestyle celebrations

Team Italy celebrates after winning the women's 4x200m freestyle final at the European Swimming Championships in Berlin August 2. Pictured are Alice Mizzau, Chiara Masini Luccetti, Stefania Pirozzi and Federica Pellegrini. - Reuters/Michael Dalder

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3D spine model

A medical staff member displays a spine model implanted with a 3D-printed artificial axis at Peking University Third Hospital in Beijing, August 14. Chinese doctor Liu Zhongjun has successfully implanted an artificial axis produced by a 3D printer into the spine of a bone cancer patient. This w

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Thunderstorm rainbow

A summer rainbow breaks through an isolated and quickly moving thunderstorm as it passes through Encinitas, California August 20, 2014. Picture taken August 20. - Reuters/Mike Blake

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The World of Kois

Zoo owner Manny Tangco gives a kiss to a giant Japanese Koi carp while children watch, as part of the zoo's newest attraction dubbed "The World of Kois", in Malabon city, north of Manila August 22. - Reuters/Romeo Ranoco

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Styrofoam boat paddling

Children paddle, as they use discarded styrofoam as makeshift boats, to collect floating plastic recyclables on the Manila Bay to sell to junk shops for 10 pesos (2 cents) per kilogram, in Navotas City, north of Manila August 22. - Reuters/Romeo Ranoco

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Pet sculpture

Chinese artist Zhou Jie works on an iron wire sculpture that depicts a pet dog at Beijing Art Now Gallery, in Beijing. Zhou started her art project titled "36 Days" on August 9, in which she would live inside an exhibition hall with an unfinished iron wire bed, some iron wire sculptur

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‘Keys to Mosul’

Peshmerga fighters stand guard at Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on August 21. Despite its structural faults, the country's biggest dam at 3.6 km long, built by a German-Italian consortium in the 1980s, is a vital water and power source for Mosul, Iraq's largest northern city of 1.7 million

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