In Pictures

Day in pictures: 5 September 2014

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Image caption A woman threshes wheat in the ancient city of Bhaktapur near Nepal's capital Kathmandu.
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Image caption Gael Monfils of France lies on the court after falling while trying to make a return to Roger Federer of Switzerland during their quarter-final men's singles match at the US Open tennis tournament in New York. Federer saved two match points as he chased an 18th Grand Slam title.
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Image caption Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott lays petals at Mahatma Gandhi's memorial in New Delhi. Mr Abbott is on a two-day visit to India.
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Image caption Participants hang from ropes at an experience centre for construction safety training in Beijing, China. According to the centre, about 1,000 construction workers undergo three-hour classes every month.
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Image caption Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen (third from right), stands with Nato leaders including US President Barack Obama (right) British Prime Minister David Cameron (second from right) during a flypast at the Nato summit at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales.
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Image caption A man repairs electricity and communications cables on a pylon in Beijing, China.
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Image caption People hold sparklers at a Diner en Blanc, or Dinner in White, along the banks of the Anacostia River in The Yards Park in Washington, DC. The pop-up event drew more than 1,000 couples dressed elegantly in white, dining on gourmet picnic dinners.
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Image caption Forensic investigators prepare to examine a property in Islington, London, where police have shot dead a man who broke into a house and threatened a woman with a knife. The woman was unharmed but is being treated for shock.
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Image caption Runners and riders in action during the Barry Matthews Appreciation Society Handicap on the beach at the Laytown races, Ireland.
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Image caption Flowers surround Joan Rivers' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles following the announcement that she had died. Rivers, 81, had been on life support in Mount Sinai Hospital since having a cardiac arrest in New York last week.