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    AUG. 23: An aircraft flies past the moon over Ardales, near Malaga, southern Spain.

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    AUG. 23: North Koreans sign up to join the army in the midst of political tensions with South Korea in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang Sunday. Top aides to the leaders of North and South Korea resumed talks after negotiating through the night in a bid to ease tensions involving an exchange of artillery fire that brought the peninsula to the brink of armed conflict.

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    AUG. 23; Triathletes take part in the 3,800-meter swimming leg of the KMD Ironman Copenhagen 2015.

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    AUG. 23: A woman plays on a trampoline with the help of a safety harness during the Radom Air Show at an airport in Radom, Poland.

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    AUG. 23: Tourists wearing LED-lit costumes make their way to the beginning of a drifting tour at an eco-park in Changsha, Hunan province, China. According to local media, more than 100 people joined the mile-long river tour.

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    AUG. 24: A boy sits on a chair for children in a waiting room of a dental clinic in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain.

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    AUG. 24: President Barack Obama pauses as he addresses the National Clean Energy Summit at the Mandalay Bay Resort Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Obama on Monday expanded his push for greater renewable energy adoption, announcing fresh financial incentives for solar power. The steps include an additional $1 billion in loan guarantees for new research projects and near-term savings for homeowners using renewable energy.

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    AUG. 24: Palestinian schoolgirls, pictured through a hole in the roof of a classroom that witnesses said was damaged by Israeli shelling during the 50-day war last summer, attend a lesson on the first day of a new school year at Suhada Khouza school in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.

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    AUG. 24: What's left of a Lake Chelan waterfront home destroyed by fire is seen in Chelan, Washington. Moderate winds on Monday worked in favor of firefighters battling the Chelan complex of fires in the north-central part of the state. But hot weather and stronger winds later in the week were expected to lead the blazes to expand again.

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    AUG. 24: U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, who helped foil a terrorist attack on a French train, meets Chief Master Sgt. Phillip Easton, 86th Airlift Wing command chief upon his arrival to Ramstein Air Base, Germany. French President Francois Hollande on Monday awarded France's highest honor, the Legion d'honneur, to three U.S. citizens and a Briton who helped disarm a machine gun-toting suspected Islamist militant on a train last week.

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    AUG. 24: Protesters hold onto a North Korean flag as police to try confiscate it during an anti-North Korea rally at a checkpoint on the Grand Unification Bridge that leads to the truce village Panmunjom, South Korea, just south of the demilitarized zone separating the two countries. South Korean President Park Geun-hye demanded on Monday that North Korea apologize over recent landmine blasts, even as the bitter rivals held marathon talks to defuse tensions that brought the peninsula to the brink of armed conflict.

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    AUG. 24: Athletes jump a water obstacle in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase final during the IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing.

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    AUG. 26: England's Alex Danson dives for the ball during the Unibet EuroHockey Championships 2015 at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

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    AUG. 26: A craftsman fixes the statue of Hindu god Brahma after it was damaged during a deadly blast at the Erawan shrine in Bangkok, Thailand. Forensic experts continued their efforts to unearth evidence at the scene of Thailand's worst-ever bombing.

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    AUG. 25: This image distributed by Islamic State militants on social media purports to show the destruction of a Roman-era temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. Syria's antiquities chief Maamoun Abdulkarim told Reuters the images did appear to show the destruction of the ancient Baal Shamin temple and correlated with descriptions given by residents of the explosion detonated there on Sunday. Five photos were distributed on social media showing explosives being carried inside, being planted around the walls of the temple, a large blast and then rubble.

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    AUG. 26: Hungarian police nearby watch as Syrian migrants climb under a fence to enter Hungary at the Hungarian-Serbian border near Roszke. Hungary's government has started to construct a 110-mile-long fence on its border with Serbia in order to halt the massive flow of migrants who enter the EU via Hungary and head to western Europe.

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    AUG. 26: Paratroopers take part in an exercise of the U.S. Army Global Response Force in Hohenfels, Germany. Approximately 5,000 soldiers from 11 NATO nations participated in simultaneous airborne operations across Germany, Bulgaria, Italy and Romania called "Exercise Swift Response." It was the largest Allied airborne training in Europe since the end of the Cold War.

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    AUG. 26: Two men dive into a puddle of squashed tomatoes during the annual "tomatina" tomato fight fiesta in the village of Bunol, outside Valencia, Spain. The streets of the eastern Spanish town are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual battle that has become a major tourist attraction. Trucks dump 150 tons of ripe tomatoes for some 22,000 participants, many from abroad, to throw during the hour-long morning festivities.

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    AUG. 27: A Thai veterinarian takes a picture of a 2-year-old orangutan during a health examination at Kao Pratubchang Conservation Centre in Ratchaburi, Thailand. Thai veterinarians from the Department of National Park Wildlife and Plant Conservation conducted a health check of 14 orangutans to prepare them for repatriation to their country of origin, Indonesia. Most of the Sumatran and Borneo Kalimantan orangutans were confiscated from entertainment businesses in Thailand's Phuket province since 2008. Authorities said the orangutans are being examined to ensure they are free from diseases such as rabies, foot and mouth disease, tuberculosis, hepatitis and herpes. The orangutans are expected to return to Indonesia in September.

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    AUG. 27: A TV cameraman plays with his Usain Bolt puppet on the finish line before the 200-meter men's finals during the 15th IAAF World Championships in Beijing. Bolt cemented his superstar status with a season-best run of 19.55 seconds, beating American rival Justin Gatlin by almost two-tenths of a second and grabbing a record 10th world title.

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    AUG. 27: Sweden's Erica Jarder competes in the women's long jump qualification at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing.

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    AUG. 28: Serbia's Ivana Spanovic lands in the sand as she competes in the women's long jump final at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing.

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