What happened across the world today: Photo Gallery (Aug 14)

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Bangalore, Aug 14: Here are a few pictures from across the world. There are pictures from Pakistan which is celebrating independence day today. The country is witnessing unprecedented massive protests against the government. There is a photograph from Iraq where the strife between ISIS fighters and Iraqi military is aggravating. 

See the pictures here:

Champions lift the trophy !

Walter Kannemann of Argentina's San Lorenzo, center, lifts the trophy after winning the 2014 Copa Libertadores championship against Paraguay's Nacional during the Copa Libertadores final soccer match in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday

Up in the air

In this image provided by Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., a rocket launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 carrying a satellite designed to produce high-resolution images of Earth from space. Military and company officials said the commercial satellite known as Worldview-3 was sent into space atop an Atlas 5 rocket.

Spreading the message of faith

Pope Francis, center, is greeted by South Korean children upon his arrival at Seoul Air Base as South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, looks on in Seongnam, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Pope Francis has arrived here on a visit meant to beatify 124 Korean martyrs and encourage the faithful in a church seen as a model for the future of Catholicism

Protests in Pakistan

Ahead of planned massive anti-government protests, one of the roads to Islamabad is blocked by shipping containers in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Roads leading to the parliament are being blocked in run up to announced protests by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri. Both men want the government to step down and new elections to be held

Strife-torn Iraq

Iraqi policemen and civilians inspect the site of a car bomb attack near a restaurant in the southeastern district of New Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. A string of attacks in and around the capital killed more than a dozen and wounded dozens

Powerful stroke

Elina Svitolina, from Ukraine, hits a forehand against Petra Kvitova, from Czech Republic, during a match at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament

When the ground beneath shook

Earth and dust spills after and earthquake at a bridge construction site in Catequilla north of Quito, Ecuador Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Ecuador's capital Quito was struck by a 5.1-magnitude earthquake yesterday. Damage was not widespread but small landslides blocked several highways around Quito and more than 30 aftershocks were felt.

Fire of protest

A demonstrator throws back a tear gas container after tactical officers worked to break up a group of bystanders on Chambers Road and West Florissant on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 in St. Louis. Nights of unrest have vied with calls for calm in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager was killed by police, while the community is still pressing for answers about the weekend shootin

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