Saturday 1 August 2015

The World in Pictures

Published 01/08/2014 | 20:38

Viorica Mosombite holds up dolls she is sewing at the door of her house in Gosen City, a slum in the Villa Maria del Triunfo municipality on the outskirts of Lima. According to local media, children at the slums of Villa Maria del Triunfo are affected by respiratory diseases due to the area's heavy rainfall, temperatures below 15 degrees Celsius and humidity of at least 97 percent.
Viorica Mosombite holds up dolls she is sewing at the door of her house in Gosen City, a slum in the Villa Maria del Triunfo municipality on the outskirts of Lima. According to local media, children at the slums of Villa Maria del Triunfo are affected by respiratory diseases due to the area's heavy rainfall, temperatures below 15 degrees Celsius and humidity of at least 97 percent.
A car drives past buildings with decorations saying "I love you" ahead of the upcoming Qixi Festival which falls on August 2, in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Qixi, also known as the Double Seventh Festival and the Chinese version of Valentine's Day, falls on the seventh day of the seventh month in the Chinese lunar calendar.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats' Bakari Grant (84) is tackled as Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Ejiro Kuale goes flying over him during the second half of their CFL football game in Hamilton, Canada.
These people can be seen riding their bikes at a public recreational centre during the holiday season in Zocalo square, Mexico City.
A wall decorated with paintings by children are seen in a bomb shelter in the Israeli southern city of Ashkelon. Israel have declared a Gaza ceasefire over, saying Hamas militants breached the truce soon after it came into effect and apparently captured an Israeli officer while killing two other soldiers. The 72-hour break announced by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was the most ambitious attempt so far to end more than three weeks of fighting, and followed mounting international alarm over a rising Palestinian civilian death toll. The words in Hebrew read, 'Protective Edge.'
Palestinian boys, who fled houses following Israeli offensive, play soccer as they take refuge at a United Nations-run school in Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip. The United Nations in Gaza is struggling to withstand a flood of almost a quarter of a million refugees into shelters that have repeatedly come under Israeli fire, with eight U.N. employees killed since Israel launched its offensive on July 8.
A white bear sits, looking into the camera, in a pool at Yokohama Zoo in Yokohama, near Tokyo. The heat wave continues in the metro areas as temperature goes up high at 34 degrees Celsius (93.2 degrees Fahrenheit), meteorological bureau said.
People inspect vehicles tipped over following multiple explosions from an underground gas leak in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. A massive gas leakage early Friday caused five explosions that killed scores of people and injured over 200 in the southern Taiwan port city of Kaohsiung.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival acts play to the crowds during the first day of the festival on the Royal Mile.
Lightning strikes as a small boat is seen at the beach in the northern Greek village of Toroni.
A baby looks to his mother as he crawls across the finish line to win his heat on the track during the 'Diaper Derby' event in New York. The derby was held as a stunt ahead of the New York City Triathlon on Sunday.
People stand and fire flares as they attend a minute of silence to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising in the city centre of Warsaw.

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