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Week in pictures: 13-17 August

South Korean special commandos drill on a beach

South Korean special commandos stage a drill south of Seoul, before an inter-Korean summit due later this month.

Tari wigmen from Papua New Guinea check their face paint

Tari wigmen from Papua New Guinea check their face paint before a performance at Parliament House in Port Moresby to welcome newly elected MPs.

Hanuabada village near Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

Children run through a tide of rubbish washed up by the sea underneath traditional stilt houses in Papua New Guinea.

Amur tiger playing with his mother's tail at the Philadelphia Zoo

An Amur tiger cub plays with its mother's tail at Philadelphia Zoo in the US. Three tiger cubs made their public debut.

Soldiers from B company of 1 Royal Welsh  - Sergeant Will Craig/Crown Copyright/Press Association

British soldiers use explosives to blow a hole in a compound wall during an anti-Taleban operation in central Helmand, Afghanistan.

An animal keeper at Berlin zoo feeds bananas to a hippopotamus.

A keeper at Berlin Zoo feeds a bunch of bananas to hungry hippopotamus Gregor.

Russian President Vladimir Putin fishes on the Khemchik River near the Western Sayan Mountains in the Republic of Tuva

Russian President Vladimir Putin attempts to catch a fish during a visit to the Republic of Tuva.

Kenyan journalists take to the streets in a silent demonstration against a controversial new Media Bill

Journalists wearing gags march silently through Kenya's capital, Nairobi, to protest against a proposed law that would allow courts to compel reporters to reveal their sources.

Lebanese tank on patrol

A Lebanese army tank patrols the Nahr al-Bared Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon.






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