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A fire engine is seen near ArcelorMittal steel plant in Krakow (Reuters)
British police officers inspect items, including a bag and a sheathed knife, at the former parish church of St John's Smith Square in central London following the arrest of a suspect in connection with a stabbing incident outside the nearby Home Office building. - A man was taken to hospital after being stabbed Thursday outside Britain's Home Office interior ministry in London. One man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of grievous bodily harm, the city's Metropolitan Police said. The Home Office is responsible for tackling crime and the government has recently launched a campaign to deter people from carrying blades in a bid to combat the surge in knife crime. (AFP)
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A guitar sculpture by artist 'Rennie Cantine' is on display on Tinker Street in Woodstock, New York. - The town of Woodstock -- a municipality 107 miles (172 kilometers) north of New York City -- didn't actually host the festival carrying its name, but rubbing shoulders with greats like Jimmy Hendrix was standard fare, said Heppner, who holds that his home town's artistic bent reaches back long before 1969. "We like to believe the spirit that gave birth to the festival started right here," said the now 67-year-old, who serves as the town's historian. Organizers of the Woodstock weekend, whose 50th anniversary starts Thursday, originally wanted to hold the event celebrating peace, love and music in its namesake town, long a haven for creative types including Bob Dylan. (AFP)
A boy jumps into the water at the beach in Barcelona, Spain. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday Aug. 15, 2019, that July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880. (AP)
Yemeni Southern separatists supporters wave flags of the former South Yemen (The People's Democratic Republic of Yemen) as they demonstrate in the Khormaksar district of Yemen's second city of Aden - Yemen's government on August 14 ruled out talks with southern separatists until they withdraw from positions they seized last week in Aden. The fighting saw forces that back the Southern Transitional Council (STC) take five barracks, the presidential palace and the prime minister's office. (AFP)
A Hindu Sadhu (holy man) looks on in the premises of the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu - Dozens of sadhus live around the temple devoting their life to Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction. ( AFP)
Spanish matador Daniel Luque performs a pass on a Pedraza de Yeltes bull at Marcel Dangou arena, in Bayonne, southwestern France (AFP)
Elephants decorated for the "Esala Perahera" festival are lead past the Buddhist temple of the Tooth in the ancient hill capital of Kandy, some 116 km from Colombo. - The Temple of the Tooth, Buddhism's holiest shrine on the island, holds the annual festival with traditional drummers and dancers as well as nearly 100 tamed elephants. (AFP)
A girl poses for a picture with her face painted depicting a portrait of India's independence hero Mahatma Gandhi as the country celebrates its 73rd Independence Day, which marks the end of British colonial rule, in Bangalore (AFP)
Aman sits on a boat while fishing at the Dal Lake during a lockdown in Srinagar, after the Indian government stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its autonomy. (AFP)
Firefighting vehicle drives through smouldering forest near the village of Stavros, on the Greek Evia island - Hundreds of villagers were evacuated on August 13 and the Greek prime minister cancelled a vacation as scores of firefighters battled a major wildfire on the country's second-largest island of Evia, authorities said. (AFP)
Actors in period costumes take part in a Napoleonic battle, played out in Ajaccio on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica to mark the 250th anniversary of the French Emperor's birth. (AFP)
In this video grab provided by the RU-RTR Russian television, a Russian Ural Airlines' A321 plane is seen after an emergency landing in a cornfield near Ramenskoye, outside Moscow, Russia. The Russian pilot was being hailed as a hero Thursday for safely landing his passenger jet in a corn field after it collided with a flock of gulls seconds after takeoff, causing both engines to malfunction. (RU-RTR Russian Television via AP)

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