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Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Town of scarecrows

The annual Scarecrow Festival asks residents of Heather, Britain, to make scarecrows to raise thousands of pounds for local groups and charities.

Migrant crisis in Calais

Thousands of migrants camp in shanties around the French port town, repeatedly trying to board trucks and trains traveling through the Chunnel in search of a better life.

Animal ER

All creatures great and small receiving medical care.

California's dry farms

California is in the fourth year of a catastrophic drought that has cost its farm sector billions, and prompted the state's first-ever mandatory cutbacks in urban water use.

Death of the Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is shrinking, and as its waters vanish at a rate of more than one meter a year, hundreds of sinkholes are devouring land where the shoreline once stood.

Dancing under water

Synchronized performances from the Aquatics World Championships.

Hillary on the trail

The Democratic front-runner on the campaign trail.

Israeli settlers protest in West Bank

Jewish settlers protest planned demolitions in the West Bank.

Hands of time

Clock faces from Canary Wharf to Fukushima.

Animals crossing

Why did the wild boar, llama, squirrel, snake and rhino cross the road? Animals make the journey to the other side.

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 

REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Gaza war, a year on

A year ago shelling and air strikes hit the Shejaia neighborhood during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas.   Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Srebrenica: an open wound

Bosnia marks the 20th anniversary of Europe’s worst mass killing since World War Two.  Full Coverage