In Pictures

Day in pictures: 19 August 2014

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

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Nine-year-old Gianpierre somersaults at a traffic junction in the San Borja district in Lima, Peru. Gianpierre and his 11-year-old brother Renzo perform on streets to make a living from tips given by drivers, making an average of $7 (£4.20) a day between them.

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Villagers sail on a boat through a flood-affected area in Ashigarh village, about 44 miles east of Gauhati, India. The torrential downpour of the last few days has flooded dozens of villages and displaced thousands in India and Nepal.

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Tanks fire during an annual military exercise in Gotemba, Japan. Defence officials said the exercises, which last until Sunday, are aimed at repelling a hypothetical invasion of far-off Japanese islands.

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A displaced Palestinian child sits behind a fence at a UN school where families have sought refuge to escape the fighting. The Gaza ceasefire was extended for a further 24 hour until midnight (21:00 GMT) on Tuesday 19 August to allow talks on a more long-term arrangement.

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Sweden's Michelle Coleman (left) and France's Charlotte Bonnet (right) compete in the women's 100 metre freestyle preliminary event at the European Swimming Championships in Berlin.

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A local woman dries unhusked rice in front of her home on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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A demonstrator reacts during a protest on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri. Despite President Obama calling for calm, protests continued for a ninth night as police fired tear gas and arrested 31 people in the Missouri town where a white police officer shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown on August 9.