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Los Angeles County firefighters hike in on a fire line on the Rim Fire near Groveland, California, August 22, 2013. The wildfire raging out of control near Yosemite National Park in northern California ballooned to nearly 54,000 acres on Thursday, more than tripling in size from the day before, forest officials said.


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An old photo taken at Stanley Park's Hollow Tree in the early 1900s is lined up with a view from today in this photo illustration taken in Vancouver, British Columbia August 21, 2013. The western Red Cedar Hollow Tree is a popular attraction in Stanley Park which is celebrating its 125th birthday. The 1,001 acre park officially opened on September 27, 1888. The now-dead Hollow Tree is estimated to be 1,000 years old and escaped extensive logging in the mid-1800s.


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Rev. Bobby Turner, of Columbus, Ohio, places his hand on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, in Washington. President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak at a ceremony on the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington.

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A Kashmiri government employee is sprayed colored water as police use it to disperses people during a protest in Srinagar, India, Thursday, Aug 22, 2013. Police detained dozens of government employees during the protest demanding regularization of contractual jobs and a hike in salary.

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An elderly villager listens to a speaker, unseen, during a rally demanding pension for elderly poor citizens in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.

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Real Madrid's Raul Gonzalez Blanco is thrown in the air after the Santiago Bernabeu trophy soccer match between Real Madrid and Al Sadd at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013.

Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP

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Minnesota Twins center fielder Clete Thomas dives to make the catch on a fly ball hit by Detroit Tigers' Omar Infante in the seventh inning of a baseball game on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, in Detroit.

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In this undated photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service, the Rim Fire burns near Yosemite National Park, Calif. The wildfire outside Yosemite National Park ó one of more than 50 major brush blazes burning across the western U.S. ó more than tripled in size overnight and still threatens about 2,500 homes, hotels and camp buildings. Fire officials said the blaze burning in remote, steep terrain had grown to more than 84 square miles and was only 2 percent contained on Thursday, down from 5 percent a day earlier.


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North Korean Poongsan dogs, Chongju (R) and Anju, are seen near CheongShim Peace World Center in Gapyeong, about 60 km (37 miles) northeast of Seoul August 23, 2013. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un gave the dogs to late evangelist Reverend Moon Sun-myung and his widow Han Hak-ja this February as birthday gifts. Moon, founder and head of the Unification Church with millions of followers around the world, died on September 3, 2012.


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A 15-year-old Free Syrian Army fighter takes position in a house in Salah al-Din neighbourhood in central Aleppo, August 22, 2013.


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A combination photo shows participants making faces during the "Concurso de Feos" (Ugly Competition) at the Aste Nagusia (Great Week) fiestas in Bilbao, Spain, August 22, 2013. The nine day festivities, first celebrated in 1978, features live music, sports, circuses, bullfights, fireworks, large doses of drinking and late nights.


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Birds fly past President Barack Obama as he walks along the West Wing colonnade of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, before traveling to New York and Pennsylvania. President Barack Obama on Thursday will unveil a sweeping new plan for rating colleges based in part on affordability, with the goal of eventually linking those ratings to federal financial aid awards.

Charles Dharapak/AP

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