In Pictures

Day in pictures: 26 August 2014

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

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A meeting of adversaries: Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko shake hands ahead of key talks in Belarus.

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Supporters of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, gather in front of his mausoleum in Ankara during celebrations of Victory Day.

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Residents of Liberia's West Point slum - quarantined to try to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus - react with anger behind a wired fence.

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An Afghan man transports grass on his donkey on the outskirts of Herat - in the west of the country.

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Palestinian children play on the wreckage of a building destroyed by Israeli air strikes in Gaza City.

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A man rides a wave during the Billabong Pro Tahiti surf event on the French Polynesian island of Tahiti.