In Pics: What happened across the world on Aug 27

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Bangalore, Aug 27: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday welcomed the ceasefire deal reached between Israel and the Palestinians.

"A brighter future for Gaza and Israel depends on a sustainable ceasefire. It is up to the parties to live up to this responsibility," Ban's spokesman Stephane Dujarric in a statement.

"After 50 days of profound human suffering and devastating physical destruction, any violations of the ceasefire would be utterly irresponsible," Xinhua reported citing the spokesman.

Meanwhile, Brussels is giving hands on training to members to handle Ebola virus. The course, provided by Doctors Without Borders, trains volunteer and medical personnel on precautions to take when entering a zone that contains the Ebola virus.

OneIndia News brings to you news from across the world in pictures.

Obama greets his fans

President Barack Obama greets well-wishers as he arrives at North Carolina Air National Guard Base in Charlotte, North Carolina. Obama is in Charlotte to address the American Legion's 96th National Convention.

Ceasefire extended in Gaza

A ball of fire rises from an explosion following an Israeli air strike on the house of Nafez Azzam, a leader for Islamic Jihad leader, one hour before the announcement of the cease-fire between Palestinians and Israelis, in Rafah refugee camp, in the southern Gaza Strip.

Brussles prepares itself for Ebola

During a training session, participants simulate spraying a body during a training course to instruct non-governmental organisation (NGO) workers and doctors on how to deal with the Ebola virus in Brussels.

Qadri refuses to budge

Pakistan's Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri addresses his supporters during an anti-government sit-in protest near the parliament building in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Putin talks to Ukraine President

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks to the media after his talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Minsk, Belarus.

Dunford welcomes Campbell

Outgoing commander of ISAF, U.S. Gen. Joseph Dunford shakes hands with incoming U.S. Army Commander for International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF), Gen. John F. Campbell during a change of command ceremony at the ISAF Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Ataturk's portrait revealed

In this aerial photo made available by the Turkish Military, some 6,000 people form a large portrait of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey at his mausoleum in Ankara, Turkey.

Sellars receives Swedish Polar Music Prize

U.S. theater director Peter Sellars receives the Swedish Polar Music Prize from King Carl Gustaf at a ceremony in Stockholm. Sellars received the prize for his innovative work in the field of opera and music productions.

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