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    AUG. 2: A herder works among reindeer at a campground about 120 northeast of Naryan-Mar, the administrative center of Nenets Autonomous Area, far northern Russia. People, including local herders and members of their families, gathered at the site to mark Reindeer Day, a professional holiday of reindeer breeding workers, which is celebrated annually in the region.

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    AUG. 2: A man jumps as he attempts an obstacle during the Bravus Race competition in Brasilia, The race challenges competitors to overcome several obstacles over a course of up to 9 miles.

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    AUG. 2: People stand on top of the crater of Mount Bromo to attend the Kasada Festival in Probolinggo, in Indonesia's East Java province. Villagers and worshippers throw offerings such as livestock and other crops into the volcanic crater of Mount Bromo to give thanks to the Hindu gods for ensuring their safety and prosperity.

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    AUG. 2: Ziggy crashes on a wave during the small dog competition in the 10th annual Petco Unleashed surf dog contest at Imperial Beach, California. Proceeds raised at the event went to the San Diego Humane Society.

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    AUG. 3: Migrants in a rubber raft wait to be rescued some 20 miles off the coast of Libya. Some 118 migrants were rescued from the raft off by the Migrant Offshore Aid Station ship The Phoenix, the first privately funded migrant rescue vessel to operate in the Mediterranean.

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    AUG. 3: Gary Hunt of Britain performs during the men's 27-meter high diving preliminary at the Aquatics World Championships in Kazan, Russia. In the background are Kul Sharif Mosque, left, and Annunciation Cathedral.

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    AUG. 3: Travelers including this woman and child wait for the highway from Beijing to China's Hebei Province to be reopened after it was closed for low visibility from heavy air pollution.

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    AUG. 3: A bus driver in Amman, Jordan, leans out to get sprayed by a municipal crew that was helping passers-by cool off during a heatwave.

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    AUG. 3: A Cal Fire firefighter sets a backfire with a driptorch along Highway 20 during the Rocky Fire near Lower Lake, California. The blaze, which scorched about 60,000 acres 110 miles north of San Francisco, was the fiercest of 20 large fires being battled by 9,000 firefighters across the state, officials said.

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    AUG. 4: A girl swims in the Han River Park in Seoul, South Korea, to escape the heat in front of a large cutout that raises awareness of a water shortage. A heat wave warning was issued in Seoul as temperatures rose above 90 degrees.

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    AUG. 4: Italy's Federica Pellegrini makes a turn as she competes in the women's 200m freestyle preliminaries at the Aquatics World Championships in Kazan, Russia.

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    AUG. 4: A tank cannon emerges from a water obstacle during the Tank Biathlon portion of the International Army Games 2015 in Alabino, outside Moscow, Russia.

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    AUG. 4: Writers and executive producers Bill Prady, left, and Bob Kushell and Muppet characters Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy promote their new prime-time comedy "The Muppets" at a Television Critics Association Cable Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills. During the panel discussion, Kermit and Miss Piggy, who have been on-again, off-again over the years, confirmed they are splitting up. "People change. So do frogs and pigs. ... We were together for a long, long time and it's personal," Kermit said. He also acknowledged starting a new relationship with another pig, a woman named Denise who works in ABC Marketing.

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    AUG. 4: An Afghan girl holds her sister as they stand outside their house in Kabul, Afghanistan. In spite of daily violence, including a blast Friday that flattened a city block and left 15 people dead, the faces of Kabul's children still shine with hope.

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    AUG. 5: Andrea Rojas, 70, stands among her collection of dolls at her home in Heredia, Costa Rica. Rojas has been collecting dolls for over 20 years and has more than 4,500.

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    AUG. 5: Rowing athletes carry their shell during a training session at the World Rowing Junior Championships in Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The championships are a test event for the 2016 Olympic Games. Rio de Janeiro started the one-year countdown for the Games on Wednesday.

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    AUG. 5: A man who calls himself Ronnie Redneck, of New York City, revs his engine during the Sundance Burnouts motorcycle rally in Sundance, Wyoming. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the rally, which was expected to draw hundreds of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world for events throughout the weeklong festival.

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    AUG. 6: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump responds to remarks by other candidates during the first Republican presidential debate. The reality TV star and real estate mogul, who is leading his fellow GOP presidential candidates in many of the national polls, wouldn't promise to back any nominee other than himself.

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    AUG. 6: A boy offers a prayer after releasing a paper lantern into the Motoyasu River where tens of thousands of victims died after the atomic bomb was dropped on on Hiroshima. Japan marked the 70th anniversary Thursday of the bombing.

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    AUG. 6: A woman is overcome by emotion after praying at the cenotaph for victims of the 1945 atomic bombing, at Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima. Bells tolled and thousands bowed their heads in prayer on Thursday at ceremonies that marked the 70th anniversary of the world's first atomic bombing and highlighted rising tensions over Japan's moves away from its pacifist constitution.

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    AUG. 6: A student in Mumbai, India, displays a message written on her palms during a peace rally commemorating the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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