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TOP FRAMES: Best photographs of this week from around the world

This week on Top Frames, the single persona making headlines throughout was the Indian PM Narendra Modi.

This week on Top Frames, the single persona making headlines throughout was the Indian PM Narendra Modi, with his vibrant state visit to Japan, etching out straddling number of photo ops. The one most tweeted and shared being of him pulling the ears of a young kid in good humor. We also came to know of his drumming talent, a spectacle that left many awestruck.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi plays with a child during his visit to the Golden Pavilion Temple in Japan on Sunday. (Source: PTI)

Among the International news events Pakistan embroiled in a chaotic political struggle made headlines after all hell was let loose in Islamabad one night when protestors stormed into the parliament arena.
A woman carries the lifeless body of baby girl as others transport the body of a man both killed after the roof top of their home collapsed from heavy rain in Lahore on September 4, 2014. (Source: AP)

While in a 'Its never too late attitude' Images of Iraqi forces on the offensive with support from the Peshmerga continued to remain. Images of celebration at the War museum of China on its 69th anniversary of its victory over Japan came at a time when relationship between the Asian giants is at an all time low.
In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, balloons are released into the air during a ceremony to mark the 69th anniversary of China's victory over Japan at the Museum of the War of Chinese People's Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, in Beijing on September 3, 2014. China commemorated Japan’s World War II surrender as part of Beijing’s campaign to remind the world of Tokyo’s historical aggression amid worsening relations between the two countries. (Source: AP)

Back home, from amongst our Photographers, an intimate image of PT Usha helping Athlete Tintu Luka get ready for the Arjuna awards ceremony by Renuka Puri was much acclaimed during the week.
PT Usha is seen helping Tintu Luka for the Arjun Award at Ashoka hotel. (Source: Express photo by Renuka Puri)

Deepak Joshi's hitting image of a group of children ferrying a television set in a boat to school a day ahead of PM Modi's teacher's day speech broadcast to schools all over India counts for as one of the stark and ironic visual signature of recent days.
Students of Thane Zilla Parishad School in Saga village of Bhiwadi taluka on Thursday took a television set by boat across the Kalu river from Atali to Nandkar, from where they carried it to school. (Source: Express photo by Deepak Joshi)

Another image that defined national news this week was the fire that gutted a few floors of the signature Chatterjee International tower in Kolkata.
15 fire tenders were rushed to the spot along with hydraulic ladders. (Source: Express photo by Partha Paul)

While the floods in the Country's north especially the Kashmir region played havoc with daily life.
People move towards the safer places as they walk in the submerged flooded water roads in Srinagar on Thursday. (Source: Express photo Shuaib Masoodi)

A building collapses due to flash floods triggered by heavy rains in Poonch on Thursday. (Source: PTI)

Images from North Korea this time has been less of political bouquets and reflects more upon the nature and people of the secretive nation.
An Image of the Mount Peketu in North Korea leaves us more curious about things beyond the ubiquitous political photos that otherwise hit the wires once in a while.
In this a North Korean national television station camera crew records the scenery from the peak of Mt. Paektu in North Korea's Ryanggang province. (Source: AP)

A North Korean boy arm wrestles with former NFL player Bob 'The Beast' Sapp in Pyongyang, North Korea. In an oddball attempt at sports diplomacy with North Korea, a group of about 20 mixed martial artists from around the world, including former NFL player Bob “The Beast” Sapp, traveled to Pyongyang last week to engage in arm-wrestling and tug-of-war competitions with local children. (Source: AP)

In aggregate, The Top frames has edited and brought to our followers this time a more off beat sense of images, rather than the parroted set of visuals that adorn all websites. We look forward to your support and shares once again.
More than 1,000 paramilitary policemen take part in an exercise in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. (Source: Reuters)

Preparations in full swing for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Teachers' Day Speech for school children at Rani Laxmi Bai School in Lucknow. (Source: Express photo by Vishal Srivastav)

An anti-government protester wears a helmet with pictures of Imran Khan, a cricketer-turned-opposition politician, during what has been dubbed a 'freedom march' in Islamabad. Pakistan's parliament threw its weight behind embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday as a deepening crisis over violent protests demanding his resignation prompted fears of an army intervention. (Source: Reuters)

Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen fire at Islamic State group positions during an operation outside Amirli, some 105 miles (170 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq. The Islamic State group has carved out a self-styled caliphate in the large area straddling the Iraqi-Syrian border that it now controls. In early August, the United States launched air strikes on the militant group in Iraq, in an effort to help Iraqi forces fight back against the growing militant threat. (Source: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi beating a traditional Taiko drum during inauguration of the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Japan Technology and Culture Academy in Tokyo. (Source: PTI)

U.S. President Barack Obama waves before speaking at the Nordea Concert Hall in Tallinn. (Source: Reuters)

President Barack Obama boards Air Force One as he finishes his trip to Tallinn.
Obama was in Estonia for a one day visit where he will meet with Baltic State leaders before heading to the NATO Summit in Wales. (Source: AP)

Pakistani Christian peace activist Julius Salik gestures while sitting in flower bouquets for anti-government protesters to show solidarity with them during the Revolution March in Islamabad.
Pakistan's protest leaders demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation prepared to resume talks with the government on Wednesday, reviving hopes for a negotiated solution to a crisis that has shaken the coup-prone nation. (Source: Reuters)