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World in focus – best photos for August 6, 2016

Fireworks explode over Maracana stadium with the Mangueira ‘favela’ community in the foreground during opening ceremonies for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Rio 2016 Olympic Games commenced August 5 at the iconic stadium. Mario Tama / Getty Images

World in focus – best photos for August 6, 2016

The Pioneering Spirit, the largest ship in the world, owned by Swiss-Dutch offshore company Allseas, leaves the harbour of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The ship will be deployed to dismantle oil rigs. Lex Van Lieshout / EPA

World in focus – best photos for August 6, 2016

General view of horses racing up the straight in Race 9 during Melbourne racing at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia. Vince Caligiuri / Getty Images

World in focus – best photos for August 6, 2016

Afghan refugee families board a lorry as they return to Afghanistan through the Pakistan border crossing at Spin Boldak, in southern Kandahar province. Jawed Tanveer / AFP

World in focus – best photos for August 6, 2016

Filipino and Vietnamese protesters display anti-China placards and Vietnamese national flags during a call on China to respect their rights in the disputed South China Sea, in front of the Chinese consular office in Manila. Ted Aljibe / AFP

World in focus – best photos for August 6, 2016

Mick Schumacher, 17 year-old and son of former Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher, prepares for qualifying with his Formula 4 racing car in the ADAC GT Masters at Nuerburgring on August 6, 2016 in Nuerburg, Germany. Alexander Koerner / Bongarts / Getty Images

World in focus – best photos for August 6, 2016

People make their way through a flooded street after a heavy downpour in Karachi, Pakistan. Heavy monsoon rains across the country has claimed dozens of lives in last few weeks as Pakistan Meteorological Departmen office predict more rains in coming days. Rehan Khan / EPA

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