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    AUG. 9: Daiya Seto of Japan competes in the men's 400m individual medley final at the Aquatics World Championships in Kazan, Russia.

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    AUG. 9: Children wearing LED-lit costumes perform during Singapore's Golden Jubilee celebration at Padang near the central business district. Singapore marks 50 years of independence on Sunday. An island of 5.5 million people that sits just north of the equator, what was a post-colonial backwater at independence from Malaysia in 1965 is now a global business hub whose economic and social model is the envy of nations around the world.

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    AUG. 9: A partially burned American flag lies on the street near the spot where Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri, where hundreds of people marched, prayed and held moments of silence earlier in the day to mark the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of the unarmed black teenager by a white police officer.

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    AUg. 10: A Hindu devotee takes a holy dip while participating in the "Bol Bom" pilgrimage in Kathmandu. The faithful, chanting the name of Lord Shiva, run barefoot about 9 miles toward Pashupatinath temple seeking good health, wealth and happiness.

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    AUG. 10: A government employee is hit by dyed water from a water cannon used by Indian police to disperse protesters during a demonstration in Srinagar. Indian police detained dozens of government employees who were demanding that their temporary jobs be made permanent and that they be paid back wages, according to protesters.

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    AUG. 10: A Syrian refugee child is wrapped in a thermal blanket in the port of Kos following a rescue mission off the Greek island. An Italian Coast Guard vessel rescued 60 Syrian refugees drifting in a dinghy between Greece and Turkey. The United Nations refugee agency called on Greece to take control of the "total chaos" on the Mediterranean islands, where about 124,000 have arrived this year by sea, many by way of Turkey.

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    AUG. 11: A dinghy overcrowded with Syrian refugees drifts in the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece after its motor broke down off the Greek island of Kos.

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    AUG. 11: A Sadhu or Hindu holy man rows a boat near submerged huts on the flooded banks of river Ganga after heavy monsoon rains in northern India caused the river to flood.

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    AUG. 11: Flamingos wade in the Black River in Cape Town, South Africa.

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    AUG. 11: A migrant is rescued by an Italian Navy helicopter in the area where his boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea. Up to 50 other migrants went missing after their large rubber dinghy sank, while more than 1,500 were picked up from other vessels in the past 24 hours, according to the Italian Navy.

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    AUG. 11: The world's oldest living twin brothers, Paulus, left, and Pieter Langerock from Belgium, 102, toast while sitting in their living room at the Ter Venne care home in Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium,. Born on July 8, 1913, they never married and until this day sleep side by side in the same room. Eating in moderation, drinking a glass of good wine every day and avoiding chasing women are the secrets of a long life, the brothers say.

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    AUG. 12: A reveler relaxes inside a 3-D Luminarium inflatable installation by British designer Alan Parkinson during the Sziget music festival on an island in the Danube River in Budapest, Hungary.

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    AUG. 12: A couple play in foam during the Sziget music festival in Budapest.

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    AUG.12: A boy dives into the river Nile on the outskirts of Cairo to seek relief during a heatwave that was blamed for killing at least 61 people across Egypt from Sunday to Tuesday and causing nearly 600 people to be hospitalized.

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    AUG. 12: Joshua Reyes, 3, sleeps between his parents at Havana's Anti-Imperialist Stage during a birthday concert in honor of Cuba's former President Fidel Castro, who turned 89 the next day.

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    AUG. 13: Cuba's former President Fidel Castro, Bolivia's President Evo Morales, center, and Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro sit in a van in Havana. Castro was celebrating his 89th birthday on the same day the American flag was raised during a ceremony at the newly reopened U.S. Embassy.

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    AUG. 13: An exiled Tibetan Buddhist monk returning from school runs past a leaking municipal water pipe on a mountain path in Dharmsala, India. Many of the young Tibetan monks receive mainstream education at a regular school in addition to their monastic training.

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    AUG. 13: Lawn mowers work on the 11th fairway in the hours before the first round of the 2015 PGA Championship golf tournament at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

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    AUG. 13: Damaged vehicles are seen at the site of massive explosions in Tianjin, China, that ripped through an industrial area in the northeast Chinese port city, killing at least 55 people and injuring hundreds.

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    AUG. 13: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady stretches before the team's first preseason game during a warmup with teammates Jimmy Garoppolo (10) and Ryan Lindley (7) in Foxborough, Mass. A day earlier, Brady sat in a Manhattan courtroom as his lawyers met with U.S. District Judge Richard Berman and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's legal team in an effort to resolve the so-called "Deflategate" controversy.

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    AUG. 13: A young Palestinian crawls under barbed wire during a military-style exercise at a summer camp organized by the Islamic Jihad movement, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.

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    AUG. 13: An Indian army soldier rehearses his routine for an Independence Day performance of the ancient Indian sport known as "Mallakhamb" in Bengaluru, India. India celebrates its Independence Day on Aug. 15.

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    AUG. 14: Wales' Chelsea Lewis beats Australia's Sharni Layton to the ball during their Netball World Cup in Sydney, Australia, Friday.

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