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Today's top images - 08/14/2013
Compelling images from around the world on Wednesday

Awaiting the release

A Palestinian from the Israeli occupied West Bank prays as he waits close to the Israeli military prison of Ofer, in the village of Betunia, for the release of Palestinian prisoners.

(AFP)

For the missing

Brazilian actors enter the building of the legislative parliament (ALERJ) where the the public hearing for the cases of missing people in the state is being held, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

(AFP)

Alves header

Portugal's defender Bruno Alves heads the ball during a training session at the Jamor Stadium in Oeiras on the eve of their friendly football match against The Netherlands.

(AFP)

Perseid watch

This long-exposure photograph shows people watching for the Perseid meteor shower in the night sky near Yangon.

(AFP)

Beijing balloon

A girl laughs as she looks at a balloon in her hand outside a store in Beijing.

(AFP)

Milky Way

This long-exposure photograph shows the Milky Way in the clear night sky near Yangon.

(AFP)

Quetta lights

A Pakistani man decorates a government building with lights depicting the national flag ahead of the country's Independence Day in Quetta.

(AFP)

Multiple foil

A multiexposure photo shows Italy's Andrea Baldini (R) fighting with Race Imboden (L) of the US during the men's team foil competition at the 2013 World Fencing Championships in Budapest.

(AFP)

Waiting for customers

A fruit seller chews an apple as she waits for customers during heavy rains in Mumbai.

(AFP)

Dress rehearsal

Members of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) march past during a full dress rehearsal for Independence Day celebrations in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad.

(AFP)

Moscow jump

Greece's Niki Panetta competes in the women's triple jump qualifications at the 2013 IAAF World Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow.

(AFP)

Tunis demo

Tunisian demonstrators, bearing the colours of their national flag, shout slogans during a protest against the country's Islamist-led government in front of the Constituent Assembly headquarters in Tunis, which marks national women's day, as the president proposed a national unity cabinet to end a protracted crisis.

(AFP)

Today's top images - 08/14/2013

Compelling images from around the world on Wednesday

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