Top News Photos from Around the World: Tuesday, Aug. 19

Updated: 08/19/2014 2:46 PM
Created: 08/19/2014 11:52 AM
By: McKenzie Gernes

Top news photos from around the world show scenes from Afghanistan where soldiers stood in formation during an Independence Day ceremony, supporters of Pakistani cricketer shouted slogans during a protest in Pakistan and members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force rappelled down from a helicopter in an exercise in Tokyo.

Members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force rappel down from a UH-60JA helicopter during an annual live firing exercise at Higashi Fuji range in Gotemba, southwest of Tokyo, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.
Photo: AP/Shizuo Kambayashi

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