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Eid
Bangladesh: Devotees offer Eid ul-Fitr prayers at the National Mosque, Baitul Mukarram in Dhaka. Muslims around the world celebrated Eid, after the sighting of the new crescent moon, marking the end of Ramadan, the Muslim calendar's ninth and holiest month. (Pic-AFP)


Julian Assange
United Kingdom : Wikileaks founder Julian Assange addresses the press and his supporters from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Assange, who was making his first public statement since being granted political asylum by Ecuador on August 16, thanked the Ecuadorian government and supporters. (Pic-AFP)


Syrian unrest
Syria: Syrian civilians gather around the remains of an army tank in front of a bombed-out mosque in the northern town of Azaz. The Syrian army recaptured three Christian neighbourhoods from rebels but fierce clashes continued in other parts of the northern city. (Pic-AFP)


Pakistan floods
Pakistan: A girl carries a burner frame as she wades through floodwaters in Pakistan. Flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rain have killed at least 26 people and destroyed hundreds of houses in northern Pakistan. (Pic-AFP)


Taiwan typhoon
Taiwan: Cars make their way through a road affected by a mud slide caused by heavy rain dumped by Typhoon Tembin in Southern Taiwan. The Typhoon toppled trees and ripped off rooftops, after which thousands of people were evacuated. (Pic-AFP)


Spain wildfire
Spain: Embers from a wildfire glow on the ground in Tabuyo del Monte, Spain. Numerous wildfires have broken out across Spain in the sweltering heat in recent weeks. (Pic-AFP)


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