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  • Today in Pictures: Aug. 27, 2012

    Participant Martin Breiter, dressed in traditional Bavarian lederhosen, competes in the 5th ox-racing championship, Aug. 26, 2012 in Muensing, Germany. The competition, which takes place once every four years, is a race of jockeys riding bareback on oxen across a fields.
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  • Today in Pictures: Aug. 27, 2012

    Filipino evacuees sleep inside a basketball gymnasium turned into a temporary evacuation center at a village that remains flooded weeks after heavy monsoon rains in Muntinlupa city, Philippines, Aug. 27, 2012. Flash floods and landslides threaten northern part of Luzon state weather forecasters warned, as Typhoon Tembin has intensified.
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  • Today in Pictures: Aug. 27, 2012

    Donkeys walk past a queue of men waiting to pay their respects to the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, lying in state at the national palace, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Aug. 27, 2012. Zenawi is scheduled to be buried Sept. 2.
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  • Today in Pictures: Aug. 27, 2012

    A flock of alpine sheep walk on a cliff path on the way from summer grazing high above the Aletschgletscher glacier down to Belalp in the canton of Valais, during the "Schaeferwochenende" (Shepherd's Weekend) in Switzerland, Aug. 25, 2012.
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  • Today in Pictures: Aug. 27, 2012

    Oil floats on water in the foreground as half-sunk Cyprus flag carrier Thmothrmopolyseara lies in the Indian ocean, off the southern suburban coast of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Aug. 26, 2012. The ship sank after remaining in anchorage for over three years following a dispute over its cargo.
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  • Today in Pictures: Aug. 27, 2012

    An accident site after a collision between a bus and a methanol-loaded tanker, Aug. 26, 2012 is seen in Yan an, China. A bus, carrying 39 people, and a methanol-loaded tanker collided and caught fire at the Yan'an section of Baotou-Maoming expressway in early Sunday morning, killing 36 and injuring 3.
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  • Today in Pictures: Aug. 27, 2012

    William Temple, center, in colonial dress, and other Tea Party supporters cheer at the Tea Party Unity Rally at The River at Tampa Bay Church ahead of the Republican National Convention, in Tampa, Florida, Aug. 26, 2012.
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  • Today in Pictures: Aug. 27, 2012

    A police officer orders a protester from the movement "99%ers" not write slogans on the sidewalk during a rally in downtown Tampa before the start of the Republican National Convention in Florida, Aug. 26, 2012.
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  • Today in Pictures: Aug. 27, 2012

    A staff member says goodbye to elephant Greta at Bioparc Zoo in Valencia, Spain, Aug. 27, 2012, before she was moved to Safaripark Beekse Bergen Zoo, in the Netherlands. The elephant is being moved to the Netherlands following a recommendation by African Elephants European Breeding Program.
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  • Today in Pictures: Aug. 27, 2012

    A man walks through an area affected by the passage of a wildfire in the village of Drosopigi, northeast of Athens, Aug. 25, 2012. Firefighters succeeded in partially controlling a large forest fire that broke out on the northeastern outskirts of Athens, officials said.
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