In Pictures

Day in pictures: 13 August 2014

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

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Image caption More than 100 works by Armando Reveron are on show in Caracas as part of an art project called Art in the Train, aimed at raising awareness about the local artist, and brightening up the daily rides of commuters in the Venezuelan capital.
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Image caption A fault in one of Malta's generating units at the island's main power station and an explosion at the same time in an electricity distribution centre caused a nationwide power blackout lasting several hours on Tuesday evening.
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Image caption Journalists are seen at an exhibition, Fidel es Fidel, by Cuban photographer Roberto Chile, part of the celebrations of the 88th birthday of Cuba's former president Fidel Castro who turns 88 on 13 August.
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Image caption An African immigrant wrapped in a blanket rests inside a Red Cross tent after arriving on a rescue ship at the southern Spanish port of Tarifa. Spanish emergency services picked up 920 immigrants travelling on rafts across the Strait of Gibraltar on Tuesday and 227 from the same stretch of water the day before, a spokesman for the Spanish Red Cross said.
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Image caption A squirrel runs in front of the guards of honour lined up during a full dress rehearsal for the 68th Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort in New Delhi, India.
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Image caption Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates scoring his first goal with his team-mates during the pre-season friendly match against Real Sociedad at Stamford Bridge in London, England.
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Image caption A woman poses for a picture in front of a mural in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Image caption Preparations are under way for a special Mass in Seoul, South Korea. Pope Francis will be visiting from 14-18 August, the third trip abroad for the pope, following visits to Brazil and the Middle East.
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Image caption Ukraine's Hanna Ryzhykova falls at the final hurdle in the women's 400m hurdles at the European Championships in Zurich, having looked likely to win the heat.
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Image caption Sunset near Heinersdorf, Germany.