In Pictures

Day in pictures: 22 August 2014

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

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A mother, Anastasia, is reunited with her son Daniel after he crossed the border from Donetsk, Ukraine, into Russia.

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A girl stands alone in the street in Eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus which was the scene of a chemical weapon attack one year ago.

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A Palestinian in Hebron, West Bank, pushes a tyre during a protest against the Israeli military operation in Gaza.

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Clement Chevrier of France accepts kisses after defending the best young rider's jersey during stage four of the 2014 USA Pro Challenge in Colorado.

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A six-storey high, 11-tonne rubber duck floats in Los Angeles harbour as part of the Festival of Tall Ships.

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Yemenis pray during a protest against rises in the price of fuel in the capital Sanaa.

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Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is doused with a bucket of ice-cold water as he takes part in a viral campaign to raise money and awareness for ALS sufferers.