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Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Flying flags in Northern Ireland

In Belfast, flags are potent symbols of conflict dividing Catholics and Protestants.

Hong Kong democracy protests

Protesters take to the streets after the rejection of their demands for the free election of the city's next leader.

Protest in Pakistan

Thousands mass outside the residence of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to demand he step down.

Conflict in east Ukraine

Ukraine accuses Russia of "direct and undisguised aggression" in the country.

Pictures of the month: August

Our top photos from the month of August.

Burning Man Festival

Scenes from this year's Burning Man festival in Nevada.

Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.

Icelandic lava field erupts

A lava field north of the Vatnajokull glacier comes to life.

Peacekeepers missing in Golan Heights

Al Qaeda-linked militants seize U.N. peacekeepers after capturing a border crossing between Syria and Israel-occupied Golan Heights.

Prisoners of war

Pro-Russian separatist rebels force Ukrainian prisoners of war to march and clean the streets of Donetsk.

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Frontlines of Ebola

Stopping the worst outbreak in history.  Slideshow 

REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Inside Hamas tunnels

A rare tour of Hamas' network of Gaza tunnels.  Slideshow 

REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Pictures of the month: July

Our top news photography from last month.  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 

REUTERS/KCNA

Inside North Korea

Rare scenes from within the hermit kingdom.   Slideshow 

REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Gaza in ruins

A half-million Gazans have been displaced.  Slideshow