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Tide of misery Families in south-east Texas wait for the floodwaters from hurricane Harvey to recede and reveal the full extent of the damage

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Holy dip A likeness of the elephant-headed Hindu deity Ganesha is taken to a pond for ritual immersion in Allahabad in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh

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Playtime in Syria Children on a ride in a street devastated by fighting in the rebel-held town of Douma, near Damascus, on the third day of the Eid al-Adha holiday

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Heat is on Rafael Nadal of Spain during his fourth-round match against Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine at the US tennis Open

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Party time Martin Schulz, leader of Germany’s Social Democrats, prepares for a speech at the Gillamoos beer festival in Abensberg, lower Bavaria

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Building Brics Jacob Zuma of South Africa, Vladimir Putin of Russia, Narendra Modi of India, Xi Jinping of China and Michel Temer of Brazil at a Brics gathering in Xiamen, China

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Royal match Princess Mako, daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko of Japan, and Kei Komuro, her fiancé, announce their engagement in Tokyo

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Low ebb Turkey’s tourism industry is struggling to recover from terrorist attacks and political unrest in 2016 that have left plenty of space on beaches at resorts such as Oludeniz

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Flight from fear Rohingya driven from Myanmar’s Rakhine state by military persecution wait for aid at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Teknaf, eastern Bangladesh

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Pay protest Thousands of UK public sector staff, including health workers, demonstrate for an end to the 1 per cent pay cap in Parliament Square, London

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Cat walk Performers take part in the ‘Pulikali’, or Tiger, dance during the annual Onam folk art festival in Thrissur in the southern Indian state of Kerala

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Bomb celebration Soldiers cheer during a rally in Pyongyang to congratulate scientists involved in carrying out North Korea’s largest nuclear detonation to date

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Fancy feet Brigitte Macron and a Greek guard offer contrasting footwear styles at a ceremony to welcome the French president to Athens

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Room with a view Workers watch police activity from their offices in the Canary Wharf financial district of London

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In the frame Pope Francis poses for a picture during a flight to Colombia for a five-day trip in which he will visit Bogotá, Villavicencio, Medellín and Cartagena

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Path of the storm A man walks along a flooded street in the city of Fort Liberte, north-east Haiti, during the passage of Hurricane Irma

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