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    The multidisciplinary artists of the contemporary circus of Canada, come together to present the show Lounge in the Arts Fringe Festival Siguientescena 2012 at the Plaza de Armas of Queretaro, on Aug. 14, 2012 in Queretaro, Mexico.
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    Lornitas Calub hugs her grandson at an evacuation shelter Aug. 13, 2012, Manila, Philippines. The weather is slated to worsen as another low pressure system makes its way to the region. According to the Office of Civil Defense, the floods left at least 96 people dead and affected up to 2.68 million people in Manila and surrounding provinces, with more than 440,000 fleeing to evacuation centers.
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    Jewish immigrants from the United States wave a flag of Israel as celebrate their arrival in the terminal hall of Ben Gurion airport, Aug. 14, 2012 near Tel Aviv, Israel. 350 immigrants arrived on a special flight from the United States and were welcomed by Prime Minister Netanyahu during a ceremony at the airport. 127 of the new immigrants are expected to enlist in the IDF in the coming month.
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    An elderly man holds the Indian flag as he listens to patriotic songs at the venue of an anti-corruption protest in New Delhi, India, Aug. 14, 2012. India celebrates its 1947 independence from British colonial rule on Aug. 15.
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    Aftab Alam of Afghanistan (#55) celebrates a wicket with team mates during the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2012 match between New Zealand and Afghanistan at Kev Hackney Oval on Aug. 14, 2012 on the Sunshine Coast, Australia.
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    Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, Boris Johnson, Mayor of London and Lord Sebastian Coe, Chair of LOCOG, hold a press conference at the Olympics Media Centre on Aug. 13, 2012 in London, England. The London 2012 Olympic Games have drawn to a close, but the Paralympic games, commencing on the 29th August are expected to achieve record ticket levels.
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    A young girl is having final touches on her make-up before a rehearsal at Peking Opera summer camp organized by the Peking Opera House in Beijing, China, Aug. 14, 2012. The summer training course was held to attract the public to Chinese traditional performance.
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    Actor Robert Pattinson arrives to the "Cosmopolis" premiere at the Museum of Modern Art, Aug. 13, 2012, New York City. This was Robert's first public appearance since pictures emerged of his girlfriend Kristen Stewart cheating on him with Snow White director, Rupert Sanders.
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    A light shines behind President Barack Obama as he speaks during a campaign event at Bayliss Park, Aug. 13, 2012, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, during a three day campaign bus tour through Iowa.
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    A hiker climbs towards the Blackenstock mountain near Engelberg, in the canton of Obwalden, central Switzerland, Aug. 13, 2012.
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    Indian yoga guru Baba Ramdev drinks a fruit juice offered by children to break his fast in New Delhi, India, Aug. 14, 2012. Ramdev ended his hunger strike Tuesday but said his battle against endemic corruption in India will continue.
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