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    A young Palestinian woman holds a lit candle during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in front of the U.N. headquarters in Gaza City, Aug. 23, 2013. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he intends to conduct a "thorough, impartial and prompt investigation" into the latest alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria.
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    People struggle as waves from a tidal bore surge past a barrier on the banks of the Qiantang River in Haining, Zhejiang province, China, Aug. 22, 2013, as Typhoon Trami landed in eastern China.
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    An airplane drops water to extinguish a fire in Adsamo, near Vouzela, Portugal, Aug. 23, 2013. More than 600 Portuguese firefighters were battling six new wildfires a day after one firefighter was killed and nine others injured, when gusting winds caused a fire to change direction.
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    A man recites prayers after a car bomb exploded outside the Al-Taqwa mosque in Tripoli, Lebanon, Aug. 23, 2013. The twin car bombs, which killed dozens, hit amid soaring tensions in Lebanon as a result of Syria's civil war, which has sharply polarized the country along sectarian lines and between supporters and opponents of the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
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    Wolodja, a young male polar bear, plays in its enclosure at the animal park in Berlin-Friedrichsfelde in Berlin, Germany, Aug. 23, 2013. The two-year-old male bear was born on Nov. 27, 2011 in Moscow and arrived in Berlin on Aug. 9, 2013.
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    Palestinian protestors kick an Israel army vehicle during a demonstration in support of Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi, in the Israeli controlled enclave called H2, in the West Bank town of Hebron, Aug. 23, 2013.
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    Indian police detain a government employee during a demonstration in Srinagar, India, Aug. 22, 2013. Dozens of protesting government employees were detained as they attempted to reach the residence of Kashmir's chief minister, Omar Abdullah, to demand regularization of contractual jobs and salary hikes.
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    Firefighters from Ebbetts Pass Fire District monitor a backfire while battling the Rim Fire in Groveland, Calif., Aug. 21, 2013. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained.
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    Visitors look at a spillway of the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power station, 323 miles south the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Aug. 22, 2013. The spillway was constructed as an emergency outlet in case of a dam failure and as a high water dumping device onto the Yenisei River.
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    An Indian villager smokes a pipe as he joins other protesters during a rally to demand pensions for elderly, poor citizens in New Delhi, India, Aug. 22, 2013.
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    Police Officer Troy Redd of the Camden County Police Department gets a hug from a woman in the East Camden neighborhood of Camden, N.J., Aug. 20, 2013. Camden, which was once a large industrial town, watched its population dwindle as manufacturing left and has been marred with societal problems including high rates of unemployment, crime, murder and heavy drug trafficking for decades.
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    A demonstrator wears a t-shirt with an image of Vladimir Putin on it as he takes part in a protest against the new Russian bill banning "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations," in Copenhagen, Denmark, Aug. 20, 2013. The march went from Christiansborg Castel to the Russian Embassy in Copenhagen.
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    A waxy monkey frog is placed onto a scale during the London Zoo's annual weigh-in, Aug. 21, 2013, in London. The zoo population is weighed and measured and the information is shared with zoos around the world to compare data on thousands of endangered species.
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    Filipino residents affected by floods reach out to receive relief goods in Las Pinas, south of Manila, Philippines, Aug. 21, 2013. Tropical Storm Trami wreaked havoc in the country, causing eight deaths and severely flooding wide swaths of the capital Manila.
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    Palestinians mourn as the body of Majd Lahluh is carried during his funeral service at the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank, Aug. 20, 2013. Israeli troops shot and killed the Palestinian youth and wounded two others during an operation to arrest a Palestinian militant in the city of Jenin, according to the army.
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    President Barack Obama points to Hall of Fame coach Don Shula, far right seated, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Aug. 20, 2013, where the president honored the Super Bowl VII football Champion Miami Dolphins. Forty-one years after their perfect football season, the 1972 Miami Dolphins remain the only undefeated team in NFL history.
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    Federal policemen wear masks in a cell to symbolize overcrowded prisons, as they demonstrate for increased wages and better working conditions in Brasilia, Brazil, Aug. 20, 2013.
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    A dog sits between panda figures at a market place in Bremen, northern Germany, Aug. 20, 2013. The environmental organization World Wildlife Fund Germany wants to draw attention to the shrinking number of the endangered species.
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    A man walks inside the damaged historical old souk, or marketplace, in Homs, Syria, Aug. 19, 2013.
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    Residents use umbrellas aboard a truck after they are evacuated from their houses that were swamped with floodwaters caused by monsoon rains in Sucat, south of Manila, Philippines, Aug. 19, 2013. Torrential rains brought the Philippine capital to a standstill, submerging some areas in waist-deep floodwaters and making streets impassable to vehicles.
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    South Korean army soldiers take part in the Ulchi-Freedom Guardian joint South Korea-U.S. military exercise, at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Aug. 20, 2013.
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    A boy with his head shaved looks at the skylines in Pudong, China's financial and commercial hub, in Shanghai, China, Aug. 20, 2013. Global stocks slid Tuesday as investors, particularly those investing in up-and-coming markets, braced for the possible phase-out of a U.S. central bank stimulus program that has boosted stock prices worldwide.
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    Lightning flashes behind an air traffic control tower at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Aug. 18, 2013. Thunderstorms swept across the area on prompting the National Weather Service to issue multiple severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings.
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    Displaced children peer through holes in the fabric used to make their temporary tent at Sayyidka camp in the Howlwadag district, south of Mogadishu, Somalia, Aug. 19, 2013. The United Nations will unveil a social media campaign on for World Humanitarian Day, the organization's annual commemoration of aid workers who have died while in the field.
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    France's Gaetan Saku Bafuanga Baya makes an attempt in the men's triple jump final at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Aug. 18, 2013.
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    San Diego Padres' Will Venable is doused by teammate Yonder Alonso after his ninth-inning walkoff home run to defeat the New York Mets 4-3 in a baseball game, Aug. 18, 2013, in San Diego.
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    Clouds hover around Gibraltar as seen from La Linea de la Concepcion, Spain, Aug. 18, 2013. Spanish fishermen in some 60 fishing boats protested the building of an artificial reef near the British territory of Gibraltar. The construction of the reef has soured political relations between Madrid and London.
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    A helicopter makes a water drop while battling the Beaver Creek Fire, Aug. 17, 2013, north of Hailey, Idaho.
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