Pictures of the day: August 3, 2016

Jesus Christ the Redeemer during sunrise in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. PHOTO: REUTERS

Jesus Christ the Redeemer during sunrise in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. PHOTO: REUTERS

This file photo shows a Metrorail train at the McPherson Square station in Washington, DC. In the US capital city, an urgently needed upgrade of the metro system means service on Friday and Saturday nights now stops at midnight instead of 3 am, to allow for repair work overnight. PHOTO: AFP

A man walks on a street near the Galata Tower, illuminated in Turkish flag colors at Galata district in Istanbul. PHOTO: AFP

The pack rides during the first stage of the 38th edition of “La Vuelta a Burgos” (Tour of Burgos), a 158 km ride from Sasamon to Melgar de Fernamental, in Burgos province. PHOTO: AFP

Kuwaiti divers search for shells containing pearls during the annual pearl diving season off the coast of the port city of Khairan, 100 kilometres (62miles) south of Kuwait City. PHOTO: AFP

People attend at the Rouen cathedral in northern France the funeral of Father Jacques Hamel, the 85-year-old priest who was murdered by two jihadists on July 26. PHOTO: AFP

Russian-made Sukhoi Su-27 fighters of Kazakhstan’s Air Force drop flares during the opening ceremony of the International Army Games 2016 at Gvardeisky Range, Kazakhstan. PHOTO: REUTERS

A woman walks past unrooted trees after Typhoon Nida in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China. PHOTO: REUTERS

A fighter of Libyan forces allied with the UN-backed government fires a shell with Soviet made T-55 tank in Sirte, Libya. PHOTO: REUTERS

Swimmers practice at the Olympic swimming venue, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. PHOTO: REUTERS

Mosquitos are bred inside Sun Yat-Sen University-Michigan State University Joint Center of Vector Control for Tropical Disease, the world’s largest “mosquito factory” which breeds millions of bacteria-infected mosquitoes, in the fight against the spread of viruses such as dengue and Zika, in Guangzhou, China. PHOTO: REUTERS

Dancers perform for members of Mexico’s Olympic team as they attend a welcoming ceremony at the athletes village of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero. PHOTO: AFP

NASA satellite image shows Tropical Storm Earl in the Caribbean.PHOTO: AFP/NASA

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcome Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife Mrs. Lee Hsien Loong to the White House in Washington US. PHOTO: REUTERS

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