In Pictures

Day in pictures: 6 August 2014

A selection of images from around the world, taken over the past 24 hours.

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Image caption In the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan, people mark the 69th anniversary of the world's first atomic bombing in 1945.
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Image caption An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier searches passengers at a checkpoint near the Marshal Fahim National Defense University, a training complex on the outskirts of Kabul, where a US general was killed in an attack by an Afghan soldier. Maj Gen Harold Greene is the highest ranking US military official to have been killed since US-led combat operations in Afghanistan began.
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Image caption Mayor of London Boris Johnson ended months of speculation by saying he will "in all probability" seek to become an MP again at next year's general election. The mayor was giving speech on his EU policy when he confirmed his intentions, in response to a question from a journalist.
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Image caption Enthusiasts practise their lightsaber moves during a NGD (Nerd, Geek, Dork) workout by the Inland Empire Saber Team in Riverside, California.
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Image caption Edgar Pinto (left) and Hugo Sancho of the LA Antarte team crash during the 6th stage of the Cycling Tour of Portugal.
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Image caption Both sides of the Scottish independence debate have insisted their side came out on top in the TV head-to-head between Alex Salmond (left) and Alistair Darling (right). The Yes campaign claimed Mr Salmond did more to win over undecided voters on whether an independent Scotland would be a fairer society. But Better Together said the debate highlighted Mr Salmond's lack of a Plan B on what currency Scotland would use. The STV debate, hosted by Bernard Ponsonby, came six weeks ahead of the 18 September vote
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Image caption Models pose on the catwalk during a show by designer Barbara I Gongini at Copenhagen Fashion Week.
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Image caption An Iranian family poses for pictures beside a 1961 convertible Mercedes Benz 300 SE during a classic car show at Saadabad palace in Tehran. About 70 classic cars belonging to individuals and private collectors are displayed.
Image caption The wife of Cameroon President Paul Biya, Chantal, arrives at the White House in Washington for a group dinner during the US Africa Leaders Summit.
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Image caption Participants on a Segway tour drive along rows of grapevines near Fellach, Germany.