In Pictures

Day in pictures: 18 August 2014

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

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Image caption A woman kneels on the street amid tear gas during a demonstration over the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown by a police officer in Missouri.
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Image caption A mother and daughter collect drinking water from a well after heavy flooding struck the Morigaon district of Assam state in India.
Image copyright Rodi Said/Reuters
Image caption Yazidi refugees, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, take part in a protest at the Nowruz refugee camp in Qamishli, north-eastern Syria.
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Image caption Workers prepare tobacco leaves to be hung at a traditional drying warehouse during the harvest near Jarandilla de la Vera in Spain.
Image copyright Rungroj Yongrit/EPA
Image caption Thai women take a selfie in Bangkok, Thailand. Media reports that the Thai economy has grown by 0.4%, signalling an escape from recession.
Image copyright Khaled Abdullah/Reuters
Image caption Followers of the Shia Houthi group in Yemen's capital Sanaa take part in a mass demonstration denouncing fuel price hikes and call for the resignation of the government.
Image copyright Ed Jones/AFP
Image caption Catholic worshippers outside the Myeongdong Cathedral during Mass by Pope Francis in Seoul, South Korea. The Pope called for peace between the two Koreas.
Image copyright Jamal Saidi/Reuters
Image caption A girl walks her dog during a dog show as part of the Mzaar Summer Festival in Kfardebian, Lebanon.

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