Top 20 photos from August in the f****ng world

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DENMARK / August 1: Protests after Denmark bans face veils in public

Ayah, 37, a wearer of the niqab weeps as she is embraced by a police officer during a demonstration against the Danish face veil ban in Copenhagen, Denmark, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly


ZIMBABWE / August 2: Post-election clashes

Members of the military gesture to the photographer as they patrol the streets of the capital Harare, Zimbabwe, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

ISRAEL/ August 2: Ultra-Orthodox protest Israeli military draft

But some ultra-Orthodox men do not secure exemptions and, should they avoid call-ups, face possible prosecution. Protesters taking part in Thursday’s demonstration said they had turned out in solidarity with an ultra-Orthodox man who had been arrested for draft-dodging. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

USA/ August 5: Right-wing protesters and opponents clash in Portland

A counter-protester argues with police. REUTERS/Bob Strong

ARGENTINA/ August 8: Argentina mulls bill that would legalize abortion

Abortion rights activists gather as lawmakers are expected to vote on a bill legalizing abortion, in Buenos Aires, Argentina August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

SUDAN/ August 8: Former child soldiers released from past

A former child soldier holds a gun as they participate in a child soldiers’ release ceremony, outside Yambio, South Sudan, August 7, 2018. The children, whose identities remain anonymous, were released from the ranks of the South Sudan National Liberation Movement (SSNLM), which has been reintegrated into the SPLA following a peace agreement signed in April 2016, and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-In Opposition (SPLA-IO).REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu

ISRAEL/ August 9: Israeli-Palestinian fighting escalates

Iron Dome anti-missile system fires an interceptor missile as rockets are launched from Gaza towards Israel near the southern city of Sderot, Israel August 9, 2018. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

YEMEN/ August 13: Yemen buries children killed by air strike

Boys place a poster on the grave of a boy killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in northern Yemen, in Saada, Yemen August 13, 2018. REUTERS/Naif Rahma

ITALY/ August 15: Deadly bridge collapse in Italy

Firefighters and rescue workers stand at the site of the collapsed Morandi Bridge August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

USA/ August 16: Aretha Franklin- 1942 – 2018

President Barack Obama escorts singer Aretha Franklin as Attorney General Eric Holder bows in surprise after the unveiling of Holder’s official portrait at the Department of Justice, in Washington, February 27, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

GAZA/ August 17: Clashes on the Israel-Gaza border

A disabled Palestinian uses a sling to hurl stones at Israeli troops during a protest demanding the right to return to their homeland at the Israel-Gaza border, in Gaza August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

KENYA/ August 19: Kofi Annan- 1938 – 2018

Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan looks on during a news conference in Nairobi, Kenya, February 8, 2008. REUTERS/Antony Njuguna

NORTH KOREA/ August 20: Korean families separated by war meet after 65 years

North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea’s Mount Kumgang resort, near the demilitarized zone. Yonhap via REUTERS

BRAZIL/ August 24: Brazilian soldiers swarm Rio slums

Brazilian soldiers react as they leave the burial of Soldier Joao Viktor da Silva, who was shot dead during an operation against drug gangs in Alemao slums complex, in Japeri, near Rio de Janeiro, August 21. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

KENYA/ August 24: Kenya’s Maasai mark rite of passage

A Maasai boy bites a bull’s heart during an initiation into an age group ceremony near the town of Bisil, Kajiado county, Kenya. Thousands of Kenyan boys had a blessing of milk and beer sprayed on them as part of a rare Maasai ethnic community initiation ceremony to mark their passing into early manhood. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

USA/ August 25: John McCain- 1936 – 2018

U.S. Navy Lt. Comdr. John McCain is interviewed about his experiences as a prisoner of war during the war in Vietnam, April 1973. Library of Congress/Thomas J. O’Halloran/via REUTERS

SOUTH KOREA/ August 27: Mass wedding in South Korea

Couples attend a mass wedding ceremony of the Unification Church. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

SPAIN/ August 29: The great tomato fight

A reveller plays with tomato pulp during the annual Tomatina festival in Bunol, near Valencia, Spain. REUTERS/Heino Kalis

VENEZUELA/ August 30: New risks for Venezuelans who fled crisis

Anyi Gomez, 19, a pregnant Venezuelan woman from Monagas state, offers to wash car windows at traffic lights in Boa Vista, Roraima state, Brazil. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

USA/ August 31: Caught at the U.S.-Mexico border

A policeman from the city of La Joya stands over an 18-year-old male who lies injured after crashing his vehicle while transporting two men and a woman who illegally crossed the U.S. border from Mexico in Penitas, Texas, August 30, 2018. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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