Today’s news in pictures: French Spiderman's peace message to Hong Kong, Day 3 of Sri Lanka-New Zealand Test match, and more

From Galle Test to tributes to former PM Vajpayee, here are some of the top images of the day

1.00 pm: French “spiderman” climber Alain Robert scaled a 68-storey skyscraper in Hong Kong on Friday to hoist a flag symbolising reconciliation between China and the territory as weeks of escalating pro-democracy protests show no signs of abating. Using his bare hands and without a harness, Robert clambered up Cheung Kong Center located in the central business district and secured a large banner on the building's exterior. Photo: AP
12.30 pm: New Zealand's Tom Latham watches his shot during the third day of the first test cricket match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Galle, Sri Lanka, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Photo: AP
11.30 am: President Ram Nath Kovind paying homage to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his death anniversary at his memorial, Sadaiv Atal, in New Delhi on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and others are also seen. Photo: Sandeep Saxena
10.45 am: Mike Hesson arrives at the BCCI headquarters for Team India's head coach interview in Mumbai on Friday. Photo: Vivek Bendre
9.00 am: Military vehicles are parked on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, China August 15, 2019. Photo: REUTERS
8.00 am: People watch a TV news program reporting about North Korea's firing projectiles with a file image at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Photo: AP

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