August 1, 2014

Published August 01, 2014


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A Dutch policeman, a member of a group of international experts, visits the site where the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed, near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo) in Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine.

2

Rescue personnel survey the wreckage after an explosion in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan. The explosion caused by a gas leak killed 22 people, injured 270 and sent flames shooting 15 stories into the air.

3

Lithuanians take "selfies" as they eat Polish apples in front of the Russian Embassy in Vilnius, showing support for Poland, on the day after Russia restricted apple imports from Poland.

4

A child lies in a pool of water to cool down in central Seoul, South Korea. The state weather agency issued a heat wave warning for Seoul for the first time this year, advising people to stay indoors.

5

Villagers watch a rescue operationat the site of a landslide that engulfed the entire village of Malin, in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. Heavy rains hampered efforts by rescue workers digging through heavy mud and debris, as the death toll passed 50.

6

Palestinians carry their belongings after salvaging them from their destroyed houses in the heavily bombed town of Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip, close to the Israeli border. A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce.

7

A Polish priest sits in front of the Warsaw Uprising monument in Warsaw. On the 70th anniversary of the uprising, Poland is honoring the fighters and victims of the rebellion against Nazi Germans by laying wreaths, sounding sirens and singing insurgent tunes.

8

A Kuwaiti young boy, Mohammad, poses amid baskets of shrimps at the main fish market in Kuwait City. Shrimp fishing resumed in Kuwaiti waters after a break of six-and-a-half months in order to allow the species to reproduce in territorial waters.

9

Kyrgyz soldiers of the Rapid Deployment Forces of Central Asian nations take part in joint military exercises "Indestructible Brotherhood - 2014" at the Ala-Too training ground, some 20 km outside the capital, Bishkek. The exercise gathers members of CSTO, a military alliance which includes Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, that Moscow has touted to be a counterweight to the NATO.

10

A wall decorated with paintings by children are seen in a bomb shelter in the Israeli southern city of Ashkelon, July 31, 2014. The words in Hebrew read, "Protective Edge."

11

A Hindu devotee pours milk on a snake as an offering during the annual Hindu Nag Panchami festival, dedicated to the worship of snakes, in Allahabad, India.

12

A performer places a burning stick to his tongue during a show for visitors to a beach carnival in Beijing, China.

13

England's Jack Laugher (L) and Chris Mears compete in the men's synchronized 3m springboard final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland.

14

An Aymara priest raises his glass of beer at the end of an offering ceremony to "Pachamama," or "Mother Earth," on La Cumbre, a mountain that is considered scared ground, on the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia. The month of August is the time people gather in the mountains to make offerings in honor of the earth goddess and ask for good fortune.

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An art installation, a 'sunken' house, is photographed in the pond of the' Kunsthalle Rostock' museum in Rostock, Germany. The installation 'Atlantis' by Tea Makipaa is part of the exhibition 'Nature and More' with contemporary art from Finland, that will run until Sept. 14, 2014.

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