Pictures of the day: August 12, 2016

People gather at a flower market on the day of the south Indian Hindu festival of "Varalakshmi Vratham" in Bengaluru, India. PHOTO: REUTERS

People gather at a flower market on the day of the south Indian Hindu festival of "Varalakshmi Vratham" in Bengaluru, India. PHOTO: REUTERS

A view of the Deodoro equestrian venue as Marina Aframeeva (RUS) of Russia riding Vosk competes. PHOTO: REUTERS

Violetta Kolobova (RUS) of Russia competes with Simona Pop (ROU) of Romania during the fencing semi finals of the Rip Olympics 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

A worker smokes a cigarette during a break at a fabric factory in Solo, Indonesia Central Java province. PHOTO: REUTERS

Kirsten McCann (RSA) of South Africa, Ursula Grobler (RSA) of South Africa and Sophie Mackenzie (NZL) of New Zealand, Julia Edward (NZL) of New Zealand compete in the Lightweight Women’s Double Sculls Semifinals. PHOTO: REUTERS

A woman carries her child in a basket as she walks on a road in Allahabad, India. PHOTO: REUTERS

Labourers wait to load metal pipes inside a shop in Mumbai, India. PHOTO: REUTERS

A picture taken in Les Pennes Mirabeau, north of Marseille shows burnt trees and smoke following a fire which has devastated some 3,300 hectares in the area. France mobilised 1,500 firefighters to tackle wildfires in countryside north of Marseille that have gutted buildings and forced more than 1,000 people to flee their homes. Whipped up by strong winds, the blaze took hold around 3:30 pm (1330 GMT) and has spread some 3,300 hectares of scrubland, grass and some wooded areas, according to firefighters. PHOTO: AFP

This picture shows makeshift restaurants in the so-called “Jungle” migrant camp in the French northern port city of Calais, as a hearing is to take place on August 10 at the administrative court of Lille on a request from the prefecture of the Pas-de-Calais department to close dozens of “illegal businesses” in the “jungle”. PHOTO: AFP

A hot-air-balloon flies during a first flight to launch the France Ballooning Championship in Mirebeau near Chatellerault western France. PHOTO: AFP

People take pictures of the smoke rising from a wildfire at Curral dos Romeiros, Funchal in Madeira island. Several houses were destroyed by multiple blazes in the region of Funchal and some 250 people were evacuated to spend the safe night in military installations, said the head of the Civil Protection government regional, Rubina Leal. PHOTO: AFP

A view of the Christ the Redeemer statue, located at the peak of the 700 metre (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain, taken during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. PHOTO: AFP

A relative prays beside the grave of a lawyer who was killed in the suicide bombing at Civil Hospital in Quetta. PHOTO: AFP

Private housing blocks are seen in Hong Kong, China. PHOTO: REUTERS

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