Photo highlights of the day

 

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A participant waves to the crowd during Tomohon International Flower Festival in North Sulawesi, Indonesia
A woman waves to the crowd during the Tomohon international flower festival in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The biannual event began in 2008. Photograph: Putu Sayoga/Getty Images
An Afghan refugee child chases bubbles on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan
Blowing bubbles: an Afghan refugee child chases the soapy suds on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. Photograph: Muhammed Muheisen/AP
Hot air balloons lift off at the 36th international balloon fiesta, Europe’s largest ballooning event near Bristol
Hot air balloons lift off at the 36th international balloon fiesta, Europe’s largest ballooning event near Bristol. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA
A balloonist prepares his hot air balloon at the Bristol international balloon fiesta
A balloonist prepares his hot air balloon at the Bristol international balloon fiesta. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images
Residents walk along a flooded street in the Bago township in Burma
Residents walk along a flooded street in the Bago township in Burma. Heavy downpours in recent days have caused severe flooding in the Bago and Mon states. Photograph: Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images
Palestinian families leave their homes in the Shujai'iya neighbourhood, Gaza
Palestinian families leave their homes in the Shujai’iya neighbourhood, Gaza. Palestinian factions in Gaza have refused to extend the 72-hour ceasefire with Israel. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images
A northern fur seal eats a fish in Moscow zoo
A northern fur seal eats a fish in Moscow zoo. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images
A burrowing owl, one of the newest members of Blair Drummond safari park in Stirling, Scotland
A burrowing owl, one of the newest members of Blair Drummond safari park in Stirling, Scotland. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA
A model wears a creation by fashion house Jean // Phillip during Copenhagen fashion week in Denmark
A model wears a creation by fashion house Jean // Phillip during Copenhagen fashion week in Denmark. Photograph: Jonas Skovbjerg Fogh/AFP/Getty Images
People hold candles for victims of the Yunnan earthquake in Ma’anshan, China
People hold candles for victims of the Yunnan earthquake in Ma’anshan, China. A 6.5-magnitude tremor hit Zhaotong’s Ludian county on 3 August. Photograph: ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images
A child holds a candle for victims of the Yunnan earthquake in Qinhuangdao, China
A child holds a candle for victims of the Yunnan earthquake in Qinhuangdao, China. Photograph: ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images
Mount Etna spews lava as it continues to erupt in Sicily, Italy
Mount Etna spews lava as it continues to erupt in Sicily, Italy. Photograph: Marco Restivo/Barcroft Media
A Spanish protestor takes part in a demonstration in Madrid against the Israeli army's bombings in Gaza
A Spanish protestor takes part in a demonstration in Madrid against the Israeli army’s bombings in Gaza. Photograph: Andres Kudacki/AP
People enjoy the annual funfair in Herne, western Germany
People enjoy the annual funfair on a warm summer day in Herne, Germany. Photograph: Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images
We're singing in the rain....The Basiani Ensemble from Georgia arrive at Kilkenny Castle for the Kilkenny Arts festival which runs over ten days from 8-17 August 2014.
We’re singing in the rain….The Basiani Ensemble from Georgia arrive at Kilkenny Castle for the Kilkenny Arts festival which runs over ten days from 8-17 August 2014. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA
Flying high: A dog takes part in an agility skills test during the International Agility Festival at Rockingham Castle in Leicestershire.
Flying high: A dog takes part in an agility skills test during the International Agility Festival at Rockingham Castle in Leicestershire. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA
Riding the waves at Sandy beach on the east side of Oahu as Tropical Storm Iselle passes through the Hawaiian islands, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Riding the waves at Sandy beach on the east side of Oahu as Tropical Storm Iselle passes through the Hawaiian islands, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Photograph: Hugh Gentry/Reuters

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