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Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

The future of space

Prototypes of space equipment in development.

Earthquake in Italy

Rescuers work through the night to find survivors under the rubble that remained of mountainous central Italian towns flattened by an earthquake that killed at least 159 people.

Attack on American University in Kabul

Foreign staff and dozens of students were trapped on the campus of American University of Afghanistan in Kabul after suspected militants attacked it with explosives and gunfire, an official said.

Ethnic tensions flare in Congo

Inter-ethnic tensions in Democratic Republic of Congo surge in the wake of massacres that have killed hundreds of civilians.

Distant planets

Far-away planets in our galaxy and beyond.

World's longest airship crashes

The world's longest aircraft, the Airlander 10 airship, has crash-landed after a test flight in central England.

The animal weigh-in

London Zoo conducts its annual weigh-in of the animals.

"'Worst zoo in the world" closes

The last survivors of a Gaza zoo, where dozens of animals died of starvation and children petted stuffed carcasses, left for a sanctuary outside the Palestinian territory.

Turkish forces enter Syria

Turkish special forces, tanks and jets backed by planes from the U.S.-led coalition launch their first co-ordinated offensive into Syria.

REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Best of the Olympics

After more than two weeks of competitive games, plenty of medals as well as tears of joy and sadness, Reuters picture editors pick the most memorable moments from the Rio Olympics.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Synchronized and upside down

Capturing the beauty of synchronized swimming with underwater robotic cameras at the Rio Olympics.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

After the flames subside

Deadly wildfires raging for two weeks in Portugal have destroyed a wooded area the size of 100,000 soccer fields, and the small Iberian nation alone accounts for half of all forests burned in the European Union this year.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Gaia Squarci

My grandmother's last months

Gaia Squarci witnesses the last months of her Nonna's life with incurable liver cancer, as every detail and daily act takes on deeper meaning.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Women seek sterilization in Venezuela

Venezuela's food shortages, inflation and crumbling medical sector have become such a source of anguish that a growing number of young women are reluctantly opting for sterilizations rather than face the hardship of pregnancy and child-rearing.  Full Coverage