Day in pictures: 22 August 2014

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

A woman, named Anastasia, reacts after meeting her son c, 4, who has arrived from the town Sukhodilsk in Ukraine"s Luhansk region and just crossed the border, at the Russia-Ukraine border crossing point "Donetsk" in Russia"s Rostov Region August 22, 2014

A mother, Anastasia, is reunited with her son Daniel after he crossed the border from Donetsk, Ukraine, into Russia.

A girl stands in a damaged street in Ain Tarma, in Eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus August 21, 2014

A girl stands alone in the street in Eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus which was the scene of a chemical weapon attack one year ago.

A man pushes a burning tyre during a protest against the Israeli offensive in Gaza, in the West Bank City of Hebron August 22, 2014

A Palestinian in Hebron, West Bank, pushes a tyre during a protest against the Israeli military operation in Gaza.

Clement Chevrier of France riding for the Bissell Development Team takes the podium as he defended the best young rider"s jersey during stage four of the 2014 USA Pro Challenge on August 21, 2014 in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Clement Chevrier of France accepts kisses after defending the best young rider's jersey during stage four of the 2014 USA Pro Challenge in Colorado.

The six-story tall "Rubber Duck" by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman leads a procession of Tall Ships into Los Angeles harbour in San Pedro, California on August 20

A six-storey high, 11-tonne rubber duck floats in Los Angeles harbour as part of the Festival of Tall Ships.

Followers of the Shi"ite Houthi group pray during a rally to denounce fuel price hikes and to demand for the resignation of the government in Sanaa August 22

Yemenis pray during a protest against rises in the price of fuel in the capital Sanaa.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is doused with a bucket of ice water as he takes part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge outside the ESPN radio booth at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights, Minn. on Thursday Aug. 21

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is doused with a bucket of ice-cold water as he takes part in a viral campaign to raise money and awareness for ALS sufferers.

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