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    AUG. 30: Visitors run away from a wave caused by a tidal bore that surged past a barrier on the banks of Qiantang River, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China.

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    AUG. 30: TV personality Kim Kardashian arrives at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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    AUG. 31: A lion walks in its enclosure at Safari Park Taigan in the town of Belogorsk, Crimea.

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    AUG. 31: A mining car still rests on rails in a chamber that was part of the Nazi "Riese" construction project, near an area where a Nazi train loaded with treasure is believed to be hidden, in Walim near Walbrzych southwestern Poland. Poland says it is almost certain it has located the Nazi train loaded with guns and jewels rumored to have gone missing near the close of World War II . Photographs taken using ground-penetrating radar equipment showed a train more than 330 feet long, the first official confirmation of its existence, Deputy Culture Minister Piotr Zuchowski says. The vehicle was armored, suggesting it was carrying a special cargo, "probably military equipment but also possibly jewelry, works of art and archive documents," he told journalists in Warsaw.

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    AUG. 31: The USS Nevada, a Mutant Vehicle, carries participants on the Playa during the Burning Man 2015 "Carnival of Mirrors" arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. Approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gathered at the sold-out festival to spend a week in the remote desert to experience art, music and the unique community that develops.

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    AUG. 31: A hot air balloon shares the evening sky with cranes as it makes its way over the town of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

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    AUG. 31: Israeli Arab boys jump into the Mediterranean sea from the ancient wall surrounding the old city of Acre, northern Israel.

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    SEPT. 1: Wilf Griese interacts with the art installation Compound Eye during the Burning Man 2015 "Carnival of Mirrors" arts and music festival in Nevada.

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    SEPT. 1: Local and government conservationists remove a rescued female orangutan who was found isolated in a palm oil plantation in Batang Serangan district, Langkat, North Sumatra province.

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    SEPT. 1: Schoolchildren take shelter under desks during an earthquake simulation exercise at an elementary school in Tokyo. The annual exercise is held nationwide on the anniversary of the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake to practice the response to major natural disasters.

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    SEPT. 1: A man climbs on a road sign pole to escape the water from a tidal bore that surged past a barrier on the banks of Qiantang River, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China.

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    SEPT. 1: Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army march with their weapons during a training session for a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, at a military base in Beijing. China marked the anniversary with a massive military parade of some 12,000 soldiers marching through Beijing's central Tiananmen Square.

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    SEPT. 2: Soldiers perform a changing of the guards ceremonyat the Tomb of Unknown Soldier outside the Kremlin wall in downtown Moscow.

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    SEPT. 2: A street cleaner demonstrates his martial arts skills in front of a closed shop near Beijing's Tiananmen Square as the capital prepares for a big military parade. Beijing battened down the hatches and cranked up the propaganda ahead of a massive military parade to mark the end of World War II, shooing cars from streets and shutting factories for the Communist Party's biggest event of the year. Thousands of soldiers, accompanied by tanks, armored vehicles, and fighter jets screaming overhead, marched through the square.

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    SEPT. 2: Birds perch on the head of Abdulrahman al-Sebai, who keeps more than 500 birds as a hobby, at his farm in the central Saudi province of Qassim.

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    SEPT. 2: A black cap capuchin monkey plays with some food in its enclosure at the Olmense Zoo in Olmen, Belgium.

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    SEPT. 2: African lions cavort in their enclosure at the Olmense Zoo in Olmen, Belgium.

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    SEPT. 3: Israeli Arab youths climb on a pier after jumping into the water at the old port of Jaffa, a mixed Jewish-Arab part of Tel Aviv.

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    SEPT. 3: Hungarian policemen capture a family of migrants who wanted to run away at the railway station in the town of Bicske. A camp for refugees and asylum seekers is located in Bicske.

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    SEPT. 3: A Syrian refugee from Aleppo holds his 1-month-old daughter moments after arriving on a dinghy on the Greek island of Lesbos. Greece will ask the European Union for about 700 million euros to build infrastructure to shelter the hundreds of refugees and migrants arriving on its shores daily, the government said on Thursday. The cash-strapped country has seen a rise in the number of refugees and migrants – mostly from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan – arriving on rubber dinghies from nearby Turkey.

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    SEPT. 3: Abdullah Kurdi, father of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi, cries as he leaves a morgue in Mugla, Turkey. The family of Aylan, a Syrian toddler whose body washed up on a Turkish beach, had been trying to emigrate to Canada after fleeing the war-torn town of Kobani, one of their relatives told a Canadian newspaper on Thursday. A photograph of Aylan Kurdi's tiny body that had washed up in the Aegean resort of Bodrum swept social media on Wednesday, spawning sympathy and outrage at the perceived inaction of developed nations in helping refugees. His 5-year-old brother Galip and mother Rehan, 35, also died after their boat capsized while trying to reach the Greek island of Kos. His father, Abdullah, was found semi-conscious and taken to a hospital near Bodrum, according to Turkey's Sabah newspaper.

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    SEPT. 3: A view of central Bangkok.

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    SEPT. 3: Sister Marie Angeline plays "sharks and minnows" as she runs with student Charlie Williams during exercise on the first day of classes at Nativity Miguel School in Scranton, Pa.

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