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Light and dark White nationalists march on the campus of the University of Virginia on the eve of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville

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Pitched battle White supremacists with shields and visors clash with counter-protesters at the rally in Charlottesville on Saturday

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Sky high A meteorite of the Perseids swarm flashes across the night sky in an image taken at Somoskoujfalu in Hungary

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Border watch Visitors to an observation platform near the demilitarised zone in Paju separating the two Koreas catch a glimpse of their neighbour to the north

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Parade fatigue An Indian policeman yawns as he takes part in India’s Independence Day celebrations in Srinagar

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Job done A soldier from the Kurdish People’s Protection Units makes her way down a staircase in an abandoned building in the al-Sanaa district of Raqqa, the former Isis stronghold

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Pacific pacifists Protesters rally in Hagatna, the capital of Guam, to call for the decolonisation and demilitarisation of the UN Pacific territory that has found itself in North Korea’s nuclear sights

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Port call HMS Queen Elizabeth the UK’s newest aircraft carrier, arrives in Portsmouth. The 65,000-tonne warship, the largest built in Britain, is expected to be the Royal Navy’s flagship for 50 years

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Second thoughts Donald Trump reads a prepared statement on the protests in Charlottesville

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Call to inaction A resident of the Kibera slum in Nairobi reacts after Raila Odinga, Kenya’s opposition leader, urged supporters to skip work in protest at what he said was a rigged presidential election

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Show of support Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s premier, receives a rapturous reception as he inspects the Command of the Strategic Force of the Korean People’s Army

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Let battle commence Combatants make their way across millennium Bridge to publicise the Gladiator Games event at the Museum of London

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Over the line Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake of Great Britain wins the Men’s 4x100-metre relay final ahead of Christian Coleman of the US at the World Athletics Championships in London

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Upwardly mobile Indonesians climb greased poles to collect gifts including bicycles during celebrations to mark the 72nd anniversary of independence at the Jaya Ancol Dream Park in Jakarta

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Mother’s grief A woman who lost her son to the mudslide that struck the Regent district of Freetown, the Sierra Leone capital, is consoled near the Connaught Hospital

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Eye in the sky Troops of the Syrian Democratic Forces at the controls of a drone monitor Isis fighters in the Nazlat Shahada district of Raqqa

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Into history A monument to the Confederate Women of Maryland was removed in the early hours of Wednesday in Baltimore

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Run to safety People leave a cordoned-off area of Las Ramblas in Barcelona after a vehicle ploughed into pedestrians in the tourist zone

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After the attack A man embraces a police officer on the spot where five terrorists were shot on Friday in Cambrils, Spain

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