In Pictures

Day in pictures: 12 August 2014

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

Residents drag a dinghy across the drying bottom of the Paraibuna dam in Brazil, part of the Cantareira system that provides Sao Paulo with most of its water. The Paraibuna river is at its lowest level in more than a decade, putting at risk plans to pump water from there to offset the effects of drought.
US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) and Secretary of Defense (second from left) Chuck Hagel arrive with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Defence Minister David Johnston for the Australia-US Ministerial Consultations at Admiralty House in Sydney.
Journalists and television crews gather prior to the opening of the European Athletics Championships at the Letzigrund stadium in Zurich, Switzerland.
A woman leaves flowers outside the home of actor and comedian Robin Williams in Tiburon, California, after he was found dead, aged 63, in an apparent suicide.
A zoo in southern China has unveiled newborn panda triplets, thought to be the world's first known surviving trio. Guangzhou's Chimelong Safari Park described the trio, who were born on 29 July, as "a new wonder of the world".
A group of rice-field workers eat a meal on the road that connects Naypyidaw to Rangoon, also known as Yangon, in Burma, also known as Myanmar.
Rescue workers search for trapped people after a six-storey building under construction collapsed in Pathum, outside Bangkok, Thailand.
A passenger plane comes in to land at Heathrow Airport in London. Heathrow is the busiest airport in the United Kingdom and the third busiest in the world.
A tent is set up on the Oktoberfest grounds at Theresienwiese ahead of the Munich Beer Festival, which opens on 20 September.