In Pictures

Day in pictures: 21 August 2014

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

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A Buddhist monk collects alms in Yangon, where a cleric has ruled that no shoes or umbrellas are to be used in the Burmese city - even during the country's monsoon season.

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Supporters of losing Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto protest outside a court in Jakarta ahead of a verdict on claims of fraud in last July's poll.

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The father of three children killed in an Israeli air strike reacts to his loss in a Gaza hospital, as fighting between Hamas and Israeli forces continues.

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Chinese artist Zhou Jie plans to live inside an exhibition hall as part of her project 36 Days at Beijing Art Now Gallery.

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The border fence between Tijuana in Mexico and the Californian city of San Diego, which more than 50,000 unaccompanied children from Latin America have crossed since October.

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Hindus of the Dogra community in Jammu in Indian-administered Kashmir celebrate the Bacch Dua festival, praying for long lives for their sons.

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These Afghan refugees in the outskirts of Islamabad are among the 1.7 million Afghan people living in Pakistan.

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The search for survivors continues after landslides caused by torrential rain left at least 39 people dead in the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

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Ukrainian forces rehearse for Independence Day celebrations in Kiev this coming Sunday.

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Cyclists in the USA Pro Challenge, which runs from Gunnison to Monarch Mountain in Colorado, are accompanied by students from Western State Colorado University as they pass by the campus.