In Pics: What happened across the world on Aug 8

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Bangalore, Aug 8: The Obama administration on Friday stepped up efforts to press Afghanistan's two feuding presidential candidates to end their dispute over June elections, accept the results of an ongoing audit of all ballots and form a national unity government by early September.

On an unannounced visit to Kabul, Kerry made personal appeals to both candidates _ former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah and former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai _ to understand the urgency of finding a resolution before the upcoming NATO summit in Wales on September 4, according to officials traveling with Kerry.

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US steps efforts in Afghanistan

The Obama administration on Thursday stepped up efforts to press Afghanistan's two feuding presidential candidates to end their dispute over June elections, accept the results of an ongoing audit of all ballots and form a national unity government by early September.

Tsonga serves to Djokovic

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, of France, serves the ball against Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, during a men's third round match at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament action in Toronto.

Stahl presented with Lifetime Achievement Award

German actor Armin Mueller-Stahl poses with the "Lifetime Achievement Award" during a photocall at the 67th Locarno International Film Festival in Locarno, Switzerland.

All smiles for the shutterbugs

Damon Wayans Jr. and from left, Nina Dobrev and Jake Johnson arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "Let's Be Cops" at the Cinerama Dome.

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