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Police officers stand near a burned-out shop in Clapham Junction in South London after rioting swept through the city for the third consecutive night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Stefan Wermuth / Reuters

Supporters of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party shout from atop a barricade as they are hit with a police water cannon during a protest against corruption. Police used bamboo batons and water cannons to control thousands of angry supporters of India's main opposition party who were marching to protest the government's hosting of last year's Commonwealth Games, among other corruption charges. Auditors slammed India's preparations and conduct of the Commonwealth Games as deeply flawed, riddled with favoritism and vastly more expensive than planned in a final report that could result in criminal prosecutions.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / AP

A girl from southern Somalia sits outside a makeshift shelter at a refugee camp. The number of people fleeing famine-hit areas of Somalia is likely to rise dramatically and could overwhelm international aid efforts in the Horn of Africa, a U.N. aid official said Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Farah Abdi Warsameh / AP

People celebrate Singapore's 46th year of independence. Singapore declared independence on Aug. 9, 1965.


An Indian girl looks for reusable material amid idols of Hindu Goddess Dashama on the banks of River Sabarmati, The 10-day long Dashama festival that culminates with the immersion of the idols ended Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ajit Solanki / AP

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits a shot during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament Tuesday,

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David J. Phillip / AP

The 470 Mens Class fleet makes its way downwind on the eighth day of the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Clive Mason / Getty Images Europe

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In Tuesday’s Pictures in the News, the scene after riots in Clapham Junction in south London; protesters shout from atop a barricade as they are hit with a police water cannon in New Delhi; and people celebrate Singapore’s independence, and more.

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