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    Elsy Castillo, 25, and daughter Dairl, 8, react as they are forced to leave the area near the Jacobo Arbenz housing settlement in Guatemala City, Aug. 15, 2012. Security forces evicted about 200 families from vacant lots that they took over in January, located in front of a military base. Security Forces returned Aug. 13 to the area to push the remaining families out.
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    Elvis Presley fans take part in a candlelight vigil at Graceland, Presley's Memphis, Tenn. home, Aug. 15, 2012. Fans from around the world are at Graceland to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Presley's death.
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    Police surround the bodies of striking miners after opening fire on a crowd at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, Aug. 16, 2012. South African police opened fire Thursday on a crowd of striking workers at a platinum mine, leaving an unknown number of people injured and possibly dead.
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    Tibetan people dance the 'Guozhuang' at the Langma Hall, Aug. 15, 2012 in Lhasa, China. Langma hall is a mixed bar that includes a concert hall and ballroom, where people gather to watch and dance traditional Tibetan songs and dances.
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    Syrian children line up to wait their turn to buy bread, outside a bakery shop in the town of Azaz on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria, Aug. 15, 2012. Bread and other daily needs have become harder to come by in some areas in Syria. The humanitarian situation has worsened amid the fighting and that some 2.5 million people in the country are in need of assistance.
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    Police detain a supporter of Julian Assange, the founder of the WikiLeaks website for obstructing the highway outside the Ecuadorian Embassy on Aug. 16, 2012 in London, England. Mr Assange has been living inside Ecuador's London embassy since June 19, 2012 after requesting political asylum whilst facing extradition to Sweden to face allegations of sexual assault.
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    U.S. President Barack Obama listens as first lady Michelle Obama introduces him at a campaign rally Aug. 15, 2012 in Dubuque, Iowa. The stop was one of two scheduled for today as the president wraps up a three-day, nine-city campaign trip across Iowa.
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    Guatemala's Carlos Ruiz, front, battles against Paraguay's Antolin Alcaraz, rear, during the first half of an international friendly soccer game, Aug. 15, 2012, in Washington.
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    Two people watch undocumented people fill out application forms for the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Aug. 15, 2012 at Navy Pier in Chicago.
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    A girl makes her way across a rope as she participates in a firefighting drill in Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 16, 2012.
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    Students from Pashupatinath Veda Vidya Ashram, a school on Hindu religious teaching, look out from a window of their class in Katmandu, Nepal, Aug. 16, 2012.
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