In Pictures

Day in pictures: 7 August 2014

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

Image caption Monks dust off the 15m (50ft) Great Buddha at the Todaiji Temple in Nara, Japan.
Image caption Boats compete in the Nacra 17 class in the Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta, a test event for 2016 Olympics.
Image caption A group of more than 1,000 Pacific white-sided dolphins have been spotted off Ulsan, south-eastern South Korea.
Image caption Motorcyclists pass a row of prefabricated wooden houses at Woloan Village in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Manufacturers are now exporting Woloan houses to the United Arab Emirates, the Netherlands, the Philippines, and Italy.
Image caption An activist burns tyres during a protest against Ukrainian authorities trying to clear Kiev's main street, near Independence Square.
Image caption Staff pose with the painting Ophelia by John Everett Millais as it returns home to Tate Britain following an international tour.
Image caption South Sudan's President Salva Kiir is pictured at the summit of African leaders in Washington DC.
Image caption Panama's police destroyed guns handed over as part of an amnesty to allow gang members to surrender their weapons.
Image caption A young man cools off under a water supply pipe during heavy rainfall after days of scorching temperatures in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Image caption South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been accused of being a "deceitful witness" who told the court a "snowball of lies", at the start of closing arguments in his trial for murder. Mr Pistorius denies murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. He says he mistook her for an intruder, but the prosecution says he deliberately shot her after a row.
Image caption Corine Evans, Beth Wallace and Jess Knight paddle out into the sea before competing in a heat of the Sun God Women's Event at Fistral Beach on the first day of the Boardmasters surf and music festival in Newquay. (Image was processed using a digital filter.)