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VMA highlights

Beyonce performed a medley including her hit "Lemonade" and Britney made her return to the MTV Video Music Awards stage.

Afropunk music festival

Revelers at the annual music festival in Brooklyn.

Notting Hill Carnival

Revelers take to the street for the Notting Hill Carnival in London.

Rescue in the Mediterranean

Hundreds of migrants were pulled to safety from overcrowded dinghies by a Spanish humanitarian organization off the coast of Libya.

World Bog Snorkelling Championships

Participants try to navigate a bog in the quickest time during the World Bog Snorkelling Championships in Wales.

Battling Islamic State in Libya

Libyan fighters close in on the last Islamic State militant holdouts in the coastal city of Sirte.

Red carpet at the VMAs

Fashion arrivals for the MTV Video Music Awards.

Military music on the Red Square

Military bands and folk groups perform during the International Military Music Festival in Moscow's Red Square.

Britney's back

A look back at the career of Britney Spears as she hits up pop culture one more time, with a new album and an anticipated MTV Video Music Awards performance.

Faith in the ruins of Italy's quake

The earthquake in Italy damaged culturally important sites such as churches and cemeteries, leaving Virgin Mary statues and coffins in the rubble.

REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Best of the Olympics

After more than two weeks of competitive games, plenty of medals as well as tears of joy and sadness, Reuters picture editors pick the most memorable moments from the Rio Olympics.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Synchronized and upside down

Capturing the beauty of synchronized swimming with underwater robotic cameras at the Rio Olympics.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

After the flames subside

Deadly wildfires raging for two weeks in Portugal have destroyed a wooded area the size of 100,000 soccer fields, and the small Iberian nation alone accounts for half of all forests burned in the European Union this year.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Gaia Squarci

My grandmother's last months

Gaia Squarci witnesses the last months of her Nonna's life with incurable liver cancer, as every detail and daily act takes on deeper meaning.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Women seek sterilization in Venezuela

Venezuela's food shortages, inflation and crumbling medical sector have become such a source of anguish that a growing number of young women are reluctantly opting for sterilizations rather than face the hardship of pregnancy and child-rearing.  Full Coverage