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A man shoots a photo with his phone of a Blue Moon as it rises over Vancouver August 20, 2013 from Cypress Mountain lookout.

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With cheeks painted in the colors of Syria's flag, 13-year-old displaced Syrian girl Malek Al Rifai stands in front of a U.S. flag while taking part in a protest in front of the United Nations building in New York August 21, 2013. Several dozens supporters of the Coalition for a Democratic Syria gathered outside the United Nations building on Wednesday to protest the alleged chemical weapons attack in Damascus.


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A girl looks out from her hut made of wood and cardboard in the slums of the Akhdam community in the southern city of Adan August 21, 2013. Yemeni Akhdam, or servants, are similar to hereditary castes, but are distinguished by their African features and the menial jobs they perform.


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Syrian refugees cross into Iraq at the Peshkhabour border point in Dahuk, 260 miles (430 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. Around 30,000 Syrians, the vast majority of them Kurds, have fled the region over a five-day stretch and crossed the border to the self-ruled Kurdish region of northern Iraq. Another 4,000 made the trek across the frontier Tuesday, said Youssef Mahmoud, a spokesman for the UNHCR in Iraqi Kurdistan.

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Angelica Maribel Murillo, 37, sits at a table with her daughter Braily at their home in the La Nueva Australia neighbourhood in Tegucigalpa August 21, 2013. Angelica's husband attacked her in 2008, accusing her of having an affair, and cut off her two hands with a machete while trying to kill her. He is on the run since then, while she raises their four children by making and selling tortillas. Some 225 women have been killed during the first six months of 2013, according to local media.


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An Andean Condor, the largest bird of prey and the largest flying bird in the world, flies after it was freed near Los Andes city, approximately 80 km (50 miles) north of Santiago, August 21, 2013. Eighteen Andean Condors were released into their natural habitat upon their recovery from poisoning after they were found 10 days ago near a road in Los Andes.


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New York Yankees' Ichiro Suzuki, of Japan, bows to the cheers from the crowd after connecting for his 4,000th career hit in Japan and the major leagues, in the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, in New York.

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A waxy monkey tree frog is weighed in a measuring device during a photocall to publicize the annual measuring of all the animals at the London Zoo, in central London August 21, 2013.


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A cameraman films the figures of Soviet soldiers at the base of the Soviet Army monument in Sofia, painted in pink by an unknown artist August 21, 2013. Unknown artists have painted the nine soldiers in pink during the night on Wednesday, and wrote "Bulgaria apologizes" both in Bulgarian and Czech language in what appears to be an artistic apology for Bulgaria's support in smashing the Prague Spring uprising against the Communist rule on August 20-21, 1968.


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Members of the 501st Legion, a group of Star Wars enthusiasts play beach volleyball at Polson Pier in Toronto, Ontario Wednesday, August 21, 2013. With Canada’s largest fan convention just around the corner, two teams of Star Wars characters, including the iconic Princess Leia (in the gold bikini from Return of the Jedi!), bounty hunter Boba Fett, Stormtroopers, Barc Troopers and Tusken Raiders, will go head-to-head in an entertaining game of volleyball to gear up for Fan Expo Canada™ and the first-ever Fan Expo Sports™ (Aug 22-25).

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A passer-by, right, appears to mock anti-fur protesters Tanya Ward, left, Zoe Crawford and Jacqui House, right, who have stripped to their underwear in an attempt to persuade clothing designers to stop using animal fur in Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. The protestors from PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, are protesting at Sydney Town Hall where a fashion festival is set to begin.

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