Last month, there were many events - the fall of Tripoli, the riots in Britain, the effects of Hurricane Irene and hunger in Africa. This selection of the best photos REUTERS August contains pictures from these places, as well as other events such as World Championships in Athletics in Daegu, the release of Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the election of the first ever female prime minister of Thailand.
1. Eight-year Soumaya looks at his uncle Imran Ali, who suffered in a shootout in Karachi, Pakistan on August 23, 2011. 30,083,533
2. Marauders hosted a shop in Hackney, east London, August 8, 2011. (REUTERS / Olivia Harris) 64,287,322
3. The police and residents of the city in the province of Haining Zhedzhiang rescued from the waves on the banks of the river Kiantang broke the dam on August 31, 2011. According to the press, because of the typhoon Nanmadol, waves and tides in the river Kiantang reached a record over the past 10 years the level. (REUTERS / China Daily)
4. Libyan rebels triumph, taking Karkash district in Tripoli August 22 2011. (REUTERS / Bob Strong)
5. The last moments of life stuntman Todd Green. He falls off the plane after trying to go to the wing helicopter, slipped and fell during an air show near Detroit August 21, 2011. (REUTERS / David Angell)