In Pictures

Day in pictures: 7 August 2014

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

Buddhist monks clean dust off of the 15m (50ft) high Great Buddha at the Todaiji Temple in Nara, Japan
Monks dust off the 15m (50ft) Great Buddha at the Todaiji Temple in Nara, Japan.
Boats compete in the NACRA 17 Class as part of the Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta
Boats compete in the Nacra 17 class in the Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta, a test event for 2016 Olympics.
A group of more than 1,000 Pacific white-sided dolphins
A group of more than 1,000 Pacific white-sided dolphins have been spotted off Ulsan, south-eastern South Korea.
Motorcyclists pass a row of prefabricated wooden houses in Woloan Village, Tomohon, North Sulawesi, Indonesia
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.
A Maidan activist burns tires
An activist burns tyres during a protest against Ukrainian authorities trying to clear Kiev's main street, near Independence Square.
Staff pose with the painting Ophelia by John Everett Millais
Staff pose with the painting Ophelia by John Everett Millais as it returns home to Tate Britain following an international tour.
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir is pictured at the summit of African leaders in Washington DC.
Pistols are displayed by police before their destruction in Panama City
Panama's police destroyed guns handed over as part of an amnesty to allow gang members to surrender their weapons.
A young man cools off under a water supply pipe during heavy rainfall after days of scorching temperatures in Islamabad, Pakistan
A young man cools off under a water supply pipe during heavy rainfall after days of scorching temperatures in Islamabad, Pakistan.
South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius
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.
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 c
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.)