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An air tanker drops fire retardent on a fire which was burning on a ridge northeast of Oakhurst, Calif. One of several wildfires burning across California prompted the evacuation of hundreds of people in a central California foothill community near Yosemite National Park, authorities said.

Eric Paul Zamora/AP

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A tornado is seen approaching the costal city of Genoa, in Northern Italy. At right, in background, the profile of the Costa Concordia cruise liner wreck which was towed to Genoa for scrapping.

Tano Pecoraro/AP

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A tourist couple kisses next to bullet holes, which remain from the fight for the liberation of Paris, mid August 1944, along the wall of the Tuileries Garden at the place de la Concorde in Paris. The French capital is holding commemoration events all week marking 70 years since Allied troops freed it from Nazi occupation on Aug. 25, 1944 during World War II.

Michel Euler/AP

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A bicyclist riding past a mural depicting the portraits of Hawaiian Queen Liliuokalani and King David Kalakaua, in Honolulu.


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A man who transports goods on a wheeled cart waits for traffic to clear before making his way through a crowded wholesale market in New Delhi, India.

Saurabh Das/AP

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The Waterside local market with people doing business as usual despite fears of the Ebola virus in city center of Monrovia, Liberia. The World Health Organization says the outbreak has killed more than 1,200 people, while authorities struggle to contain its spread and treat the sick.

Abbas Dulleh/AP

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A Kurdish fighter keeps guard while overlooking positions of Islamic State militants near Mosul in northern Iraq.


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A Syrian refugee woman carries her son as she walks at Azraq refugee camp near Al Azraq area, east of Amman. The camp, which has a capacity to accommodate 50,000 people, has so far received around 10,498 refugees.


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A Palestinian fighter from the Izz el-Deen al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, gestures inside an underground tunnel in Gaza. A rare tour that Hamas granted to a Reuters reporter, photographer and cameraman appeared to be an attempt to dispute Israel's claim that it had demolished all of the Islamist group's border infiltration tunnels in the Gaza war.


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Smoke and debris rise after an Israeli strike hit Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip.

Adel Hana/AP

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A wounded Palestinian is evacuated at the scene of what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City.


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Justice Minister Peter Mackay walks past a photograph hanging on the wall of a government office as he arrives for a media availability in Vancouver, B.C.


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