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REWIND: Stunning PHOTOS of the week that was

August 31, 2015 09:32 IST

Here's a glimpse of all that happened around the world last week, in 12 images.

Giant panda cubs are seen inside baskets during their debut appearance to visitors at a giant panda breeding centre in Ya'an, Sichuan province, China. A total of 10 giant panda cubs that were born in the centre this year, aging from one week to two months, met visitors for the first time on Friday, local media reported. Photograph: Stringer/ Reuters


An image distributed by Islamic State militants on social media purports to show the destruction of a Roman-era temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. The arabic script seen along the bottom edge of the photograph reads, "The moment of the explosion of the Baal Shamin pagan temple in the city of Tadmour". Photograph: Social Media/ Reuters 


US President Barack Obama salutes as he and his daughter Malia disembark from Air Force One upon the family's return to Washington after a two-week vacation on Martha's Vineyard August. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/ Reuters


US Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, who helped foil an attack on a French train, meets Chief Master Sgt. Phillip Easton, 86th Airlift Wing command chief (L) upon his arrival to Ramstein Air Base, Germany. French President Francois Hollande on Monday awarded France's highest honour, the Legion d'honneur, to three US citizens and a Briton who helped disarm a machine gun-toting suspected Islamist militant on a train last week. Photograph: Staff Sgt. Sara Keller/ Reuters


An Indian army soldier stands in front of the wreckage of a MiG-21 Bison aircraft of the Indian Air Force after it crashed in Soibugh in Budgam district of Kashmir. Photograph: Danish Ismail/ Reuters 


Syrian Kurdish migrants climb over the fence on the Hungarian-Serbian border near Asotthalom, Hungary. Hungary's government has started to construct a 175-km-long (110-mile-long) fence on its border with Serbia in order to halt a massive flow of migrants who enter the European Union via Hungary and head to Western Europe. Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/ Reuters


Palestinians ride a horse cart past a house, which witnesses said was destroyed by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war last summer, in Beit Lahiya town in the northern Gaza Strip. Photograph: Mohammed Salem/ Reuters


Molten lava flows from the Piton de la Fournaise, one of the world's most active volcanoes, at dawn on the FrenchIndian OceanReunionIsland. The eruption which started on Monday is the fourth one this year for the Piton de la Fournaise, sending hot jets of molten lava spewing up from the peak. Photograph: Gilles Adt/ Reuters


Sadhus, or Hindu holy men, pray on the banks of GodavariRiver during “Kumbh Mela” or the Pitcher Festival in Nashik, India. Hundreds of thousands of Hindus took part in the religious gathering at the banks of the GodavariRiver in Nashik city at the festival, which is held every 12 years in different Indian cities. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/ Reuters


A woman gestures next to a New York Police Officer as she awaits the start of a topless march in New York. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/ Reuters


A man carries a refrigerator while crossing the Tachira river border with Venezuela into Colombia, near Villa del Rosario village. The ongoing crisis on the border between Colombia and Venezuela should not be used for political point-scoring by leaders in either country ahead of elections in coming months, the Colombian government said on Tuesday. Photograph: Jose Miguel Gomez/ Reuters 


People eat lunch under an art installation made of over 1,00,000 white balloons by French artist Charles Petillon in Covent Garden market in London, Britain. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/ Reuters

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