Pictures of the day: August 13, 2016

Revellers chat on Havana's Malecon seafront before performing at a carnival parade, Cuba, August. PHOTO: REUTERS

Revellers chat on Havana's Malecon seafront before performing at a carnival parade, Cuba, August. PHOTO: REUTERS

This picture shows a Perseid meteor along the Milky Way illuminating the dark sky near Pesquera de Ebro in the province of Burgos, northern Spain, during the “Perseids” meteor shower. Northern hemisphere sky-gazers are in for a special treat on August 11, night with a rare shooting star “outburst”, which astronomers hope will not be marred by clouds and a bright Moon. PHOTO: AFP

Balloonists prepare to inflate their hot air balloons on the second day of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta in Bristol, southwest England. PHOTO: AFP

A boy carries damaged furniture in the village of Stajkovci, near Skopje following floods. Macedonia declared a state of emergency in the capital Skopje and its surrounding districts after a heavy storm and ensuing floods killed at least 22 people, including toddlers, and injured more than 70 others. PHOTO: AFP

A boy jumps into the sea at sunset in Gaza City. PHOTO: AFP

A smokejumper leaps from an airplane during a training flight above Winthrop, Washington, US. PHOTO: REUTERS

Athletes compete in the 10,000m women’s final at the Rio Olymics 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

A man walks past a flag display along a roadside as people prepare to celebrate the country’s upcoming Independence Day in Rawalpindi. PHOTO: REUTERS

Fredrik Bergstrom (SWE) of Sweden and Anton Dahlberg (SWE) of Sweden compete in the Men’s Two Person Dinghy race. PHOTO: REUTERS

Civilians react atop of a pick-up truck after they e ewervacuated by the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters from an Islamic State-controlled neighbourhood of Manbij, in Aleppo Governorate, Syria. PHOTO: REUTERS

A woman donates blood as part of the celebrations for Cuba’s former President Fidel Castro’s upcoming 90th birthday in Artemisa province, Cuba. PHOTO: REUTERS

Kevin Cordes of USA competes in the Men’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. PHOTO: REUTERS

Workers assemble umbrellas on the beach at the upscale resort town of Hua Hin. PHOTO: AFP

Hundreds of firearms are displayed before being destroyed at the Morelos military headquarters in Tijuana, Mexico. PHOTO: AFP

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