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Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Rescue on the high seas

Some 118 migrants are plucked from a rubber dinghy floating in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya.

Wildfire in northern California

Thousands of firefighters are battling the Rocky Fire in ranch country.

Sturgis motorcycle rally

Hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists attend the 75th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota.

The Vikings of Spain

People re-enact Viking raids of the past in Catoira, Spain.

Walter Palmer's hunting club

Inside Pope & Young, a Minnesota-based bowhunting and conservation organization with 8,000 members, including the dentist who admitted killing Cecil the lion.

Mourning Jerusalem Pride's teen victim

High school student Shira Banki died of stab wounds sustained when an ultra-Orthodox man with a knife attacked a Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem.

Reindeer Day

Local herders and their families mark Reindeer Day, a professional holiday of reindeer breeding workers, which is celebrated annually in far northern Russia.

Welcome to the Calais jungle

Some 3,000 migrants live in a makeshift camp known as "The Jungle", making the northern French port one of the frontlines in Europe's wider migrant crisis.

Shining a light on endangered species

Images of endangered species are projected onto the Empire State building to raise awareness.

Going hungry in Yemen

More than half a million children under five are at risk of developing severe and acute malnutrition in the next year if the situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate, according to aid agency UNICEF.

REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Creeping vines, abandoned village

Just a handful of people still live in a village on Shengshan Island east of Shanghai that was once home to more than 2,000 fishermen.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Behind the scenes of the Tour de France

Photographing the 102nd Tour de France cycling race comes with highs and lows: the buzz from capturing just the right image, the tedium of long journeys, the painstaking set-up of equipment, the breath-taking scenery.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Obama's ancestral home

President Obama’s ancestral village of Kogelo is home to his Kenyan family and the burial place of his father.   Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Johnny Milano

Inside the Ku Klux Klan

Some 150 years after the end of the Civil War, a culture of cross burnings and white supremacy still exists on the margins in America today.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Old traditions, new pastures

Modern-day shepherds may have mobile phones to keep in touch with family and friends, but their lifestyle has changed little for centuries.  Full Coverage