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A Free Syrian Army fighter fires an AK-47 rifle at Syrian Army soldiers during clashes in the El Amreeyeh neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria.


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A Chinese fisherman leaves a Chinese fishing boat stranded on Jeju Island, south of Seoul, South Korea, by using a rope during a rescue by South Korean policemen. A typhoon with winds of up to 170 kmh buffeted South Korea's west coast on Tuesday, killing five people at sea and leaving 10 missing when two Chinese fishing vessels capsized.

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People gather near the wreckage of a car after a car bomb exploded at the entrance to a Druze cemetery in the Jaramana district of southeast Damascus, Syria. Twelve people were killed and dozens wounded when a car bomb exploded at a funeral in Damascus in an attack that an activist group said had targeted supporters of President Bashar al-Assad.


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A wave crashes in Busan, about 420 km southeast of Seoul. South Korea was hammered by Typhoon Bolaven, likely to be the most powerful storm to hit the country in a decade.

Cho Jung-ho/Yonhap/REUTERS

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A boy bathes in water from a stone spout near Bangalamukhi temple in Katmandu, Nepal.

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Paramilitary policemen jump into their fellow policemen's arms as they take part in psychological training in Tongling, Anhui province, China.

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A woman dressed as a mermaid swims in a tank during Spirits of Tampa event, which was held for participants of the Republican National Convention, at The Florida Aquarium in Tampa, Florida, Monday.


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A tourist reacts as a blue-coloured pigeon flies above her head at St. Mark's Square in Venice. Swiss artist Julian Charriere airbrushed some pigeons in different colors as part of a performance for the architecture Biennale.


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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France hits a return to Karol Beck of Slovakia during their men's singles match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York.


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President Barack Obama walks on stage to speak at a campaign event at Iowa State University, in Ames, Iowa.

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

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Teachers and education workers leave Queens Park after attending a rally outside the provincial legislature to protest against a controversial bill that would impose a wage freeze.

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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10-year-olds Joshua Keegan (L) and Ruffin Henry (C) play with Scout in a flooded area outside of the levee system along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain as Hurricane Isaac approaches New Orleans, Louisiana.


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