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Day in pictures: 1 August 2013

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image captionThousands of supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi have defied a warning from the military-backed cabinet and are continuing their sit-ins in the capital, Cairo.
image captionMore than 400 hot-air balloons in Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, attempt to set a world record for collective taking-off.
image captionChildren play football in Mbare, Zimbabawe, where Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has said the presidential election was a "huge farce", alleging vote-rigging by rival President Robert Mugabe's camp.
image captionMitchell Bissonnette, an employee with Scott's Tree Farm in Andover, Connecticut, prunes Christmas trees to ensure they are the right shape for the festive season.
image captionA straw sculpture of a dalek from the television series Doctor Who can be seen in a field in Nantwich in Cheshire.
image captionPeople watch a wildfire at an ecological reserve near Puerto Madero in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
image captionAustralia's Emma McKeon prepares to compete in the heats of the women's 4x200m freestyle relay swimming at the Fina World Championships in Barcelona.
image captionPolice clash with anti-government protesters as they try to occupy Rio de Janeiro's Municipal Chamber.
image captionStaff member Sophie Lawrenson looks at some of the works on display as part of the new Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at the Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.