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A rebel fighter runs for cover through a sniper line-of-fire at the Karmal Jabl front line in Aleppo, Syria.

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Residents cover their faces as a Chennai Corporation worker fumigates a residential area in the southern Indian city of Chennai. Chennai Corporation conducted fumigation of the residential areas to prevent the spread of dengue, a mosquito-transmitted virus that causes a fever which can be deadly, the corporation's officials said.


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Sri Lankan ethnic Tamil dancers perform during an annual festival at the Venkatvar Sri Vishnu Hindu temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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An Indian family carries wood from the scavenged remains of large idols of the Hindu goddess Durga that were immersed by devotees in the Yamuna river the previous day as part of the Durga Puja festival in New Delhi, India. Thousands of the idols are left by worshippers in the holy river as part of the festival which commemorates the slaying of a demon king by lion-riding, ten armed goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil.

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Muslim pilgrims climb a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy on the Plain of Arafat near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Saudi authorities say around 3.4 million pilgrims, some 1.7 million of them from abroad, have arrived in the holy cities of Mecca and Medina for this year's pilgrimage.

Hassan Ammar/AP

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Lightning strikes over a pier during a storm in Atlit, near the northern Israeli city of Haifa.


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Hikers enjoy the view over the mist in the valleys of the Alps mountains from the top of Wendelstein mountain near Bayrischzell, southern Germany.

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Somalis carry a swordfish and a shark on their heads from the ocean to the market in Mogadishu, Somalia.

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Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei (front) dances with his friends as they make a cover version of music video of "Gangnam Style" by South Korean singer Psy at the courtyard of Ai's studio in Beijing.


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Paddler James Gurney pulls his kayak from Lake Ontario at a foggy Cherry Beach in Toronto.

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Masked Bahraini anti-government protesters push an old water tank into burning tires during a protest against U.S. support for the Bahraini monarchy, in Sitra, Bahrain. Elsewhere, clashes erupted after police fired tear gas to disperse more rallies against the United States.

Hasan Jamali/AP

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Pakistanis walk in a livestock market set up in a field, for the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or "Feast of Sacrifice", during the sunset on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.

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