Photos of the day - July 26, 2014

Fireworks explode over high-rise buildings and Tokyo’s Sumida river during the Sumida River Fireworks Festival in Tokyo, a young Palestinian man stands in his bedroom which was hit by an Israeli tank shell in east Gaza City and Chad Le Clos is seen underwater as he swims in the men’s 200m Butterfly heats during the 2014 Commonwealth Games are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Reuters)

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Pretty power plants

You wouldn’t normally associate power stations with beautiful scenic shots but one photographer has traveled nearly 2000 to track down the ugliest energy plants and show them in a whole new light. Czech snapper, Radek Kalhous, uses Google Earth to find the perfect locations for his unique pictures and arrives at each site after sunset to create the atmospheric shots.

The 40-year-old uses nothing more than clever lighting and a tilt-shift lens to capture the ugly power stations in a series of dreamy photographs which resemble something from a model toy world. Radek has clocked up almost 2000 miles so far in his quest to create the thought-provoking photos. (Caters News)

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Worldwide demonstrations against Israel’s military aggression in Gaza

Across the globe demonstrators call for a stop to Israel’s offensive in Gaza.
Here’s a look at some the best photos of the protests.

(Photos by REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom, REUTERS/Lucas Jackson, Spencer Platt/Getty Images, REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom,  REUTERS/Steffi Loos, REUTERS/Benoit Tessier)

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Air Algerie crash

Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight in the West African state of Mali that killed 118 people on board, French officials said on Friday.

Investigators at the scene of the crash in northern Mali concluded the airliner broke apart when it hit the ground, the officials said, suggesting this meant it was unlikely to have been the victim of an attack.

"French soldiers who are on the ground have started the first investigations. Sadly, there are no survivors," French President Francois Hollande told reporters. (Reuters)

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Photos of the day - July 25, 2014

King Kalu of Nigeria prepares to lift the weight during the Mens 62kg weightlifting competition at the Commonwealth Games 2014, Pope Francis has lunch at the Vatican workers’ cafeteria and an Israeli soldier aims his weapon at a Palestinian during clashes near the West Bank city of Nablus are some of the photos of the day. (AP/Reuters)

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Childhood drawings recreated

A strange looking fly turned into a three dimensional digital painting. Some people will say that every child’s drawing is a masterpiece, but one artist has revisited some of his earliest illustrations to create a collection of surreal paintings. After discovering a pile of his old childhood doodles.

Dutch-based artist, Telmo Pieper, 25, decided to digitally recreate the sketches into hyper realistic, three-dimensional works of art. Whether its a beaming bear or a curious looking car, the series entitled Kiddie Art gives an amusing and fascinating glimpse into the wild imagination of a 4-year-old boy.

Luckily, its fair to say that Telmos art skills have now far surpassed his former efforts and after tracing the lines of each image into Photoshop, he then set about researching an accurate color palette that would make the illustrations seem as life like as possible. (Caters News)

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Severe storm hits in Virginia

A fierce storm packing powerful winds and rain toppled trees and flipped campers Thursday at a Virginia campground Thursday, killing at least two people and sending at least 20 more to hospitals, officials said.

The injured were being taken to area hospitals, Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said. Geller also confirmed the deaths. The storm slammed into the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort, which sits on 300 acres on the Chesapeake Bay in rural Northampton County.

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Photos of the day - July 24, 2014

A forensic team recovers human remains at the wreckage scene of crashed TransAsia Airways Flight GE222 on the outlying island of Penghu, Taiwan, Vincenzo Nibali of Italy pushes away a spectator as he cycles to win the 18th stage of the Tour de France and a Palestinian boy cries after watching his wounded relatives being rushed to emergency rooms at the Nasser hospital following an Israeli air strike are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Reuters)

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Photos of the day - July 23, 2014

A Palestinian man (C), in clothes stained with the blood of his father, who medics said was killed by Israeli shelling, mourns as he disembarks an ambulance transporting his father’s body, at a hospital in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip –– Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun breaks his bat as he grounds into a double play during the third inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Milwaukee –– Student Annabel flings a head back after coming out of the water in the Kaifu open-air bath in Germany –– Two young golden-headed lion tamarins, photographed through a glass window, play in their compound in the zoo in Germany –– The convoy of hearses with the remains of the victims of Malaysia Airlines MH17 downed over rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine, drives past international flags as it leaves Eindhoven airport to a military base in Hilversum … are just a few of the photos of the day for July 23, 2014.

(Photos by REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa, AP Photo/Morry Gash, EPA/Axel Heimken, EPA/Matthias Balk, REUTERS/Francois Lenoir)

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Safety in numbers: Amazing creature colonies

This breath-taking set of photographs show that some animals take no chances when it comes to safety in numbers. Seen in every shape and size, from huge herds of wildebeest to colossal colonies of penguins, these creatures have no qualms when it comes to the issue of personal space. Often seen during mass migration, these enormous groupings can be found in countries all over the world and prove an effective method of keeping themselves safe from predators. (Caters News)

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