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People pass under elections flags in a street of Istanbul

People pass under election flags in an Istanbul street as the country prepares to go to the polls later this month.

A Jordanian wheat farmer uses an old machine to separate seeds from hay

A Jordanian wheat farmer separates seeds from hay on the Hauran Plains, a major source of wheat for the Romans in ancient times.

Two fencers duel at the final of the women's foil team European Championships in Belgium

The final of the women's foil team at the European Championships in Ghent, Belgium, sees a duel between two fencers from Hungary and Russia.

Firefighters battle a blaze in Bulgarian.

Firefighters battle to extinguish a raging construction blaze which has been fanned by strong winds near the north-eastern Bulgarian town of Varna.

Kite surfer soars above the waves in southern Germany.

Backdropped by the Bavarian mountains, a kite surfer soars above the waves at a lake near the village of Chieming, in southern Germany.

An Iraqi boy stands beside the wreckage of destroyed lorries in Baghdad.

An Iraqi boy stands beside the wreckage of lorries in a Baghdad car park, which Iraqi police say was hit by an air strike on Wednesday evening.

Indian Spirit performers at a circus in Dublin.

Indian Spirit performers thrill onlookers with their dangerous routine at Duffy's Circus in Eamonn Ceannt Park, Dublin.

The super-carrier USS Kitty Hawk arrives in Sydney Harbour, Australia.

The aircraft super-carrier USS Kitty Hawk arrives in Sydney Harbour, Australia, where it will remain until Tuesday.

Barefoot tribal voters queue to cast their vote at a remote village polling station during Papua New Guinea's general election

Barefoot voters from the Andai tribe of hunter-gatherers queue to cast their votes at a remote village polling station during Papua New Guinea's general election.






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