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Battle for east Ukraine

Street fighting and heavy shelling hit cities and towns in rebel-held east Ukraine.

Ceasefire collapses in Gaza

Air strikes and rockets continue between Israel and Gaza after the breakdown of another truce.

Containing Ebola in Monrovia

Liberia quarantines remote villages at the epicenter of the virus, evoking the "plague villages" of medieval Europe.

Landslides hit Hiroshima

Landslides triggered by torrential rain slammed into the outskirts of the Japanese city.

Chinchilla rescue

Hollywood mogul and co-creator of The Simpsons, Sam Simon, buys a chinchilla farm to help save the animals.

Wearing a veil in Britain

Many young Muslim women living in Britain chose to wear a headscarf despite figures showing rising violence against visibly identifiable Muslims.

Young Olympians

Teenaged athletes compete in the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in China.

Parched landscapes

The devastating effects of drought.

On vacation

Leaders enjoy some downtime as they take a break from running the world.

REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Pictures of the month: July

Our top news photography from last month.  Slideshow 

A protester throws back a smoke bomb while clashing with police in Ferguson, Missouri August 13, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Protests in Missouri

Police fire tear gas, stun grenades, and smoke bombs during protests over the police shooting death of an unarmed black teen.  Slideshow 

REUTERS/Rodi Said

Plight of the Yazidis

Islamic State militants capture Sinjar, prompting thousands from the Yazidi ethnic minority to flee.  Slideshow 

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Earthquake in China

A quake in southwestern China kills hundreds.  Slideshow 

REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Gaza in ruins

A half-million Gazans have been displaced.  Slideshow 

REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Under the Iron Dome

Sirens sound as rockets land deep inside Israel.  Slideshow 

REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Being Elmo

A day in the life of a Times Square Elmo.  Slideshow