A Free Syrian Army fighter prepares to fire a rocket-propelled grenade as a Syrian Army tank shell hits a building across a street during heavy fighting in the Salaheddine neighbourhood of central Aleppo.
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US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, left, chose Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan, a staunch fiscal conservative, as his vice presidential nominee.
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Flooding has devastated the central Philippines, killing dozens. Above, residents commute along a flooded stretch of road in Calumpit town, north of Manila, on August 11.
French police evacuated about 150 Roma people who lived in an illegal camp in northern France. Above, Roma families push shopping carts with their belongings as they are evicted from a camp in Villeneuve d'Ascq.
Egypt launched air raids against suspected Islamist fighters in the Sinai in retaliation for an ambush on August 5 that cost the lives of 16 soldiers. Above, a member of the Egyptian security forces takes position on a sand dune
during an operation in the northern Sinai peninsula.
A soldier salutes as the military guard surrounds the casket of late Ghana President John Atta Mills during his funeral at Independence Square in Accra, Ghana, on August 10. Mills died suddenly on July 24 after fighting a battle against throat cancer, an ailment which he refused to divulge to his supporters. He was 68.
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The monsoon in India this year has been more than 20 per cent below its average, sparking fears of drought among farmers who remember vividly the failure of 2009, when India suffered its worst drought in nearly four decades. Above, an Indian farmer ploughs his field as a smoky fire burns to ward off
mosquitos near Ahwa town.
The February 20th Youth Movement of Morocco has staged several protests around Morocco to protest repression. Above, protesters in Rabat, Morocco's capital, carry pro-reform placards, with the one in centre reading, "No to political arrests".
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Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake of Jamaica celebrate after winning gold medals and setting a new world record of 36.84 seconds during the Men's 4x100 metre relay final at the London 2012 Olympic Games.