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Top photos: Sheikha Latifa visits Dubai Design District; Dubai airlifts medical aid to Beirut; Pakistan prepares for Independence Day

Published on August 13, 2020 at 15.54

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Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) and member of the Dubai Council, started a series of engagements with the creative sector during a visit to the Dubai Design District (d3). Photo: Wam
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The UAE has dispatched more aid to Lebanon to help emergency relief efforts in Beirut. The move follows the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Photo: Wam
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Workers cheer as the first customer pose for photos with gifts at the opening of the first Beijing outlet for Shake Shack in Beijing. The US headquartered burger chain is opening its first Beijing restaurant at a time when China and the US are at loggerheads over a long list of issues. Photo: AP
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A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky above a camping site at the Negev desert near the city of Mitzpe Ramon during the Perseids meteor shower, which occurs every year when the Earth passes through the cloud of debris left by the comet Swift-Tuttle. Photo: AFP
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Portland police and Oregon State Patrol officers work together to arrest a protester in front of the Portland Police Bureau North Precinct on the 75th day of protests against racial injustice and police brutality in Portland, Oregon. Crowd sizes began growing again last week as protesters regularly march on city and county law enforcement buildings. Photo: AFP
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A couple climbs the stairs to the Soumaya Museum that opened today after almost five months of being closed to the public as a measure to control the spread of new coronavirus, in Mexico City. Photo: AP
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Women dressed in white clothes hold hands as they protest against police violence during recent rallies of opposition supporters, who accuse strongman Alexander Lukashenko of falsifying the polls in the presidential election, in Minsk. Photo: AFP
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Young boys bathe in a canal during a hot day, on the outskirts of Srinagar. Photo: PTI
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People protest against Belarusian presidential election preliminary results outside Belarusian embassy Kyiv, Ukraine. Photo: Reuters
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Fire crews work to battle the Grizzy Creek Fire as it shoots down the ridge into No Name Canyon in the afternoon after the fire initially started Monday on Interstate 70, near Glenwood Springs, Colo. Photo: AP
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Elephants are seen as they cross lake Kioko in the Amboseli National Park, Kenya. Photo: Reuters
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People arrive at a market to buy Pakistani flags in Karachi, ahead of the country's 74th Independence Day. Photo: AFP
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Dutch DJ Afrojack performs during the beach party Summer Sessions organised by Radio 538 on the beach in Zandvoort, with only a hundred-people attending due to health concerns. Photo: AFP
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Pupils return to Holyrood Secondary School in Glasgow for the first time following the easing of coronavirus lockdown measures. It will be the first time since March that Scottish pupils will have attended schools. Photo: AFP
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Brides and grooms take part in a mass wedding attended by 75 couples to commemorate the upcoming Indonesian Independence Day on August 17, at a field in Bantul, Yogyakarta. Photo: AFP
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Los Angeles Sparks guard Te'a Cooper (4) steals the ball from New York Liberty center Amanda Zahui B. (17) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, in Bradenton, Fla. Photo: AP
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Yemeni labourers remove the rubble ahead of restoration works on the site of a collapsed UNESCO-listed building following heavy rains, in the old city of the Yemeni capital Sanaa. Flash floods triggered by torrential rains have killed at least 172 people across Yemen over the past month, damaging homes and Unesco-listed world heritage sites, officials said. Photo: AFP
 
 
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