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Tuesday 23 September 2014

World in Pictures August 2014: photographs from around the globe

Relatives and friends say goodbye to volunteers before they were sent to the eastern part of Ukraine to join the ranks of special battalion unit fighting against pro-Russian separatists, in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.  (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Relatives and friends say goodbye to volunteers before they were sent to the eastern part of Ukraine to join the ranks of special battalion unit fighting against pro-Russian separatists, in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
From left, Russian President Vladimir Putin,  Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and  Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stand before posing for a photo prior to talks in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service)
From left, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stand before posing for a photo prior to talks in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service)
Rescue workers stand in the damaged road after gas explosions in southern Kaohsiung on August 1, 2014 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. (Photo by Ashley Pon/Getty Images)
Rescue workers stand in the damaged road after gas explosions in southern Kaohsiung on August 1, 2014 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. (Photo by Ashley Pon/Getty Images)

Striking images from around the world. Compiled and edited by Gary Fennelly

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