Day in pictures: 26 August 2014

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

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko shake hands at a summit in Minsk, Belarus

A meeting of adversaries: Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko shake hands ahead of key talks in Belarus.

Fans of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the modern Turkey, gather at his mausoleum in Ankara

Supporters of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, gather in front of his mausoleum in Ankara during celebrations of Victory Day.

Liberian residents of the West Point slum react behind a wired fence around the quarantined area in the capital Monrovia

Residents of Liberia's West Point slum - quarantined to try to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus - react with anger behind a wired fence.

An Afghan man transports grass on his donkey on the outskirts of Herat

An Afghan man transports grass on his donkey on the outskirts of Herat - in the west of the country.

Palestinian children play on the wreckage of a building destroyed by Israeli air strikes in Gaza City

Palestinian children play on the wreckage of a building destroyed by Israeli air strikes in Gaza City.

A man rides a wave during the Billabong Pro Tahiti surf event on the French Polynesian island of Tahiti.

A man rides a wave during the Billabong Pro Tahiti surf event on the French Polynesian island of Tahiti.

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