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Saturday 2 August 2014

World in Pictures May 2014: striking photographs from around the globe

Reality TV personality Phil Robertson speaks during the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 29, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Some of the biggest names in the Republican Party are scheduled to speak at the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference, which hosts 1,500 delegates from across the country through May 31.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Reality TV personality Phil Robertson speaks during the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 29, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Some of the biggest names in the Republican Party are scheduled to speak at the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference, which hosts 1,500 delegates from across the country through May 31. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
A man falls down as the wooden pyramid of sticks collapses during the Mekotek Ritual practised by Balinese Hindus in the village of Munggu on May 31, 2014 in Badung, Bali, Indonesia. The Mekotek Ritual is a traditional ceremony at Munggu Village, celebrating the symbolic victory of good (dharma) against evil (adharma) involves participants repeatedly climbing on top of a wooden pyramid of sticks as it is carried by celebrants from one temple to another .  (Photo by Putu Sayoga/Getty Images)
A man falls down as the wooden pyramid of sticks collapses during the Mekotek Ritual practised by Balinese Hindus in the village of Munggu on May 31, 2014 in Badung, Bali, Indonesia. The Mekotek Ritual is a traditional ceremony at Munggu Village, celebrating the symbolic victory of good (dharma) against evil (adharma) involves participants repeatedly climbing on top of a wooden pyramid of sticks as it is carried by celebrants from one temple to another . (Photo by Putu Sayoga/Getty Images)
An Indonesian porter carries a sack of cement to load on a traditional wooden ship at Paotere Harbor in Makassar, Indonesia. Men in Paotere harbour earn their living as a porter to carry sack of cement, rice, flour and bean on their back. The are paid between Rp.15.000 (USD 1.33) and Rp.30.000 (USD 2.67) per day. Paotere is the harbour in the north of Makassar where traditional Buginese sailing boats (phinisi) load and unload their cargo.  (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)
An Indonesian porter carries a sack of cement to load on a traditional wooden ship at Paotere Harbor in Makassar, Indonesia. Men in Paotere harbour earn their living as a porter to carry sack of cement, rice, flour and bean on their back. The are paid between Rp.15.000 (USD 1.33) and Rp.30.000 (USD 2.67) per day. Paotere is the harbour in the north of Makassar where traditional Buginese sailing boats (phinisi) load and unload their cargo. (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)

Compelling photos from around the globe. Compiled and edited by Gary Fennelly

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