In Pictures

Week in pictures: 2-8 August 2014

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world this week.

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Image caption US actor Sylvester Stallone, his wife Jennifer Flavin (second from left) and their daughters Sistine (left) and Sophia arrive for the world premiere of his latest film The Expendables 3 at the Odeon Leicester Square in London.
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Image caption A German court agreed to end the bribery trial of Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone in exchange for a $100m (£60m) payment from him. Mr Ecclestone's offer was based on an existing provision in German law. He went on trial in April, accused of paying a German banker 33m euros (£26m; $44m) to ensure that a company he favoured could buy a stake in F1. The ruling means he walks free from the district court in Munich and can continue running the sport. It also means Mr Ecclestone is found neither guilty nor innocent.
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Image caption College students cool off inside an inflatable pool at their dormitory in Wuhan, China, as temperatures reached 37C.
Image caption Jamaica's Usain Bolt poses for fans after helping his team to gold in the final of the men's 4x100m relay at Hampden Park during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
Image caption The murder trial of the South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, who is accused of killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, concluded after both sides summed up their case. Judge Thokozile Matilda Masipa adjourned the trial to 11 September when she will deliver her verdict.
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Image caption US President Barack Obama authorised air strikes against Islamic militants in northern Iraq but will not send US troops back to the country. He said Islamic State (IS) fighters would be targeted to prevent the slaughter of religious minorities, or if they threaten US interests. On Friday the Pentagon said American aircraft attacked artillery that was being used against Kurdish forces defending the northern city of Irbil.
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Image caption A protester clashes with pro-government forces at Independence Square in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, during scuffles when municipal workers started dismantling tents used by protesters.
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Image caption Liberian nurses carry the body of an Ebola victim from a house for burial in the Banjor Community on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the spread of Ebola in West Africa an international health emergency. So far more than 930 people have died from Ebola in West Africa this year.
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Image caption Soum Rithy (centre), who lost his father and three siblings during the Khmer Rouge regime, breaks out in tears and hugs another survivor following the conviction of two top Khmer Rouge leaders. Nuon Chea, 88, served as leader Pol Pot's deputy and Khieu Samphan, 83, was the Maoist regime's head of state and both have been jailed for life by Cambodia's UN-backed tribunal of crimes against humanity.
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Image caption An artwork entitled Spectra by Japanese visual artist Ryoji Ikeda is pictured in London during Lights Out, as part of the commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One.