In Pictures

Day in pictures: 24 July 2014

A selection of images from around the world taken over the past 24 hours.

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Image caption Stefan Aaron plays an orange piano on a "flying carpet" platform suspended from a helicopter over Munich airport, as part of an ongoing tour.
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Image caption Wrecked Italian cruise ship the Costa Concordia is towed to the port of Genoa for scrapping after a two-year salvage operation. The Concordia struck a reef off the island of Giglio in January 2012 and capsized, killing 32 people.
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Image caption The Queen officially opened the Commonwealth Games before a 40,000-strong crowd in Glasgow's Celtic Park. Thousands of athletes from 71 nations and territories took part.
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Image caption Spectators wait for the riders at Peyeresourde pass during the 17th stage of the Tour de France cycling race.
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Image caption A couple look at stone sculptures at the Remic Rapids in the Ottawa River during sunset in Canada.
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Image caption Migrant workers sleep under a mosquito net beneath an overpass in Mumbai, India.
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Image caption Emily Reeve, from San Diego, poses for a photograph, dressed as a 1950s pop art housewife, during the preview evening event at Comic-Con 2014 in San Diego, California.
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Image caption New York Mayor Bill de Blasio waves to a woman standing at her window as he walks near the house of one of his relatives in the village of Sant'Agata dei Goti, southern Italy. Mr de Blasio is visiting the birthplace of his maternal grandfather to receive his honorary town citizenship.
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Image caption A visitor takes a nap on a couch at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, in Tokyo, Japan.
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Image caption A bridge made of more than 157,000 plastic bottles in Timisoara, western Romania was constructed to warn against the devastating effects of litter. Residents say the bridge, crossing the Bega Canal in the city centre, is the largest in the world built from plastic bottles, though a Guinness World Records commission has yet to decide on the issue.