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Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

The world in a city

Los Angeles is a culturally thriving city and one of the most ethnically diverse in the United States.

Unrest in Burkina

Protesters march on Burkina Faso's presidential palace after burning parliament.

Slow-motion lava

A creeping river of molten lava threatens a seaside town on Hawaii's Big Island.

Sad Kansas fans

Kansas City Royals fans watching the final game of the World Series.

World Series ruckus

Revellers take to the streets in San Francisco after the Giants won the World Series.

Giants win World Series

The San Francisco Giants take the pennant.

Prayers to the sun

Hindu devotees pray to the Sun god Surya during the Hindu religious festival Chatt Puja.

Raqqa: The Islamic State capital

Deep in Syria is the city of Raqqa, considered the de facto capital of Islamic State.

Peshmerga to reinforce Kobani

Peshmerga fighters head to Kobani to try to help fellow Kurds break the siege.

Hong Kong's democracy walls

Messages of support for the pro-democracy movement on walls in Hong Kong.

REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

K2 - The savage mountain

Geographically, Pakistan is a climbers' paradise. It rivals Nepal for the number of peaks over 7,000 meters and is home to the world's second tallest mountain, K2, as well as four of the world's 14 summits higher than 8,000 meters.   Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Along the King Coal Highway

After over a century of coal mining, production in West Virginia is slowing, and the industry has been hit hard. Job losses and business closures are creating virtual ghost towns along the route.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Carlos Barria

China's only children

Since being introduced in 1979, the policy has resulted in a generation of only children. The state estimates that 400 million births have been averted since 1980, saving scarce food resources and helping to pull families out of poverty.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Rabat's treasure trove of colors

While visitors are getting squeezed through the better-known sites of Marrakesh and Fez, the old part of Rabat - with its beautiful Medina and Kasbah of the Udayas - remains an almost unspoiled oasis of calm.  Full Coverage