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Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

National strike in Venezuela

Clashes break out as Venezuela's opposition launches a two-day national strike in a final push to pressure President Nicolas Maduro into abandoning a weekend election for a super-congress.

Village ruins revealed as reservoir recedes

The village of Berich, which was flooded in 1914, appears on the banks of the Edersee reservoir in Germany during low levels of water.

Wildfires force French Riviera evacuations

Firefighters evacuate thousands after a wildfire breaks out on France's Riviera coast overnight.

Funeral for Manchester bombing's youngest victim

Mourners bid farewell during the funeral for Saffie Rose Roussos, the youngest victim of the bombing at Manchester Arena.

Smuggled animals

From a king cobra in a chip container to cockatoos in water bottles and fish under a dress, some of the exotic animals that are illegally trafficked around the world.

World Aquatics Championships

Highlights from the 2017 FINA World Aquatics Championships in Budapest.

Editors Choice Pictures

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Stocking up before Venezuela's strike

Many Venezuelans were stocking up on food in anticipation of closed shops and trouble, after Venezuela's opposition called for a two-day strike.

From Russia with love

Scenes of romance on the streets of Russia.

REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Hyenas spark admiration, not fear, in Ethiopia's Harar city

Hyenas roam the streets of the ancient walled city of Harar in eastern Ethiopia every night, seeking scraps of meat to drag to the nearby caves. Abbas Yusuf, known as Hyena Man, learnt to feed the hyenas from his father.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

New Delhi woman bouncer pulls no punches

Mehrunnisha Shokat Ali has been a bouncer for nearly a decade, breaking up bar fights, frisking female customers, and uncovering illegal drugs at clubs in the Indian capital.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Dying "Mother Ganges": holy river succumbs to pollution

Squeezed in to a small and sweaty East London nightclub at 3 a.m., the Slew Dem Crew spit bars to a raucous audience revelling in the fast growing popularity of Britain's new musical obsession.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

The battle for Mosul: urban warfare and civilian exodus

Drawing inspiration from Ukraine's 2013-14 revolt, Venezuela's young protesters are donning Viking-like shields in battles with security forces and eagerly watching a film on the Kiev uprising.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu

South Sudanese youth turn to art to push for peace

South Sudanese activists are using music, poetry, theatre, comedy, dance and fashion to preach tolerance in the world's youngest nation which has been divided by years of civil war.  Full Coverage