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Of_Hurricane_Irene

BOYNTON BEACH, FL - AUGUST 25: Cory Ritz braces himself as a wave bursts onto a pier at the Boynton Beach inlet on August 25, 2011 in Boynton Beach, Florida. Hurricane Irene is moving over the Bahamas and could still be a major storm as it approaches the North Carolina coast the morning of August 27. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Japan_Military_Drill_first

A member of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force launches a hand-held anti-tank rocket during the annual live-firing exercise at the Higashi Fuji training range in Gotemba, southwest of Tokyo, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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Hurricane_Katrina_Nears

NEW ORLEANS - AUGUST 24: A man walks next to the 17th Street canal levee, which breached in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, August 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is August 29. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Germany_Weather_dog

Dog "Mo" sits on the front seat of a car with his owner as they leave a supermarket parking in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. His owner puts on the pilot's goggles to protect Mo from the wind. Germany faces a very hot and humid late summer day with temperatures up to 35 degrees Celsius. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
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sunset_in_the_water

PHINCHIT, THAILAND - AUGUST 24: Thai residents party after sunset in the water on a flooded street along the swollen Yom river August 24, 2011 Phinchit, Thailand. The death toll has climbed to over 37 as 13 provinces remain flooded with 1.5 million affected. In Phinchit 110,000 people's homes have been flooded by nearby overflowing rivers. (Photo by Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)
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For_Hurricane_Earl

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - SEPTEMBER 03: A man installs a large fish back onto the front of a resturant after Hurricane Earl on September 3, 2010 in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Hurricane Earl was downgraded to a category 2 before brushing the Outer Banks early Friday morning causing minimal damage. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Indian youth make a human pyramid to reach and break the Dahi Handi, an earthen pot filled with yoghurt, as they celebrate Janamashtami, the birth anniversary of Hindu God Krishna in Mumbai, India, Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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chameleon

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: A chameleon waits to be weighed and measured in the reptile house at ZSL London Zoo as part of their annual weighing and measuring of their animals on August 25, 2011 in London, England. The heights and weights of over 750 different animal species at the zoo are recorded into the International Species Information System, to monitor their health and share the data with other zoos across the world. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
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Diamondbacks_Nationals_Baseball

Storm clouds pass over National Park during the third inning of a baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Washington Nationals, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 in Washington.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Catalan_Festival_Masks

BARCELONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 23: A Pablo Picasso papier mache 'huge head' mask, known as 'Capgros' in Catalan, is displayed at the entrance of the 'El Ingenio' shop on August 23, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain. 'El Ingenio' (The Ingenuity) has been making and selling papier mache giant masks and huge heads for Catalan popular festivals since 1838. The 'La Merce' festival will be held on September 24 to observe the feast day of Our Lady of Mercy, patron saint of Barcelona. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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Bode_Museum

BERLIN, GERMANY - AUGUST 24: People walk past a billboard showing the painting "Portrait Of A Boy" by Andrea d'Assisi outside the "Renaissance Faces" exhibition at the Bode Museum on August 24, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. The exhibition will be open to the public from August 25 to November 20. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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Bahamas_Tropical_Weather

A man walks along a seaside park as Hurricane Irene passes to the east of Nassau on New Providence Island in the Bahamas, Thursday Aug. 25, 2011. Irene is pounding the Bahamas as a Category 3 hurricane. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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Apple_Jobs

FILE - In this April 8, 2010 file photo, Apple Inc. Chairman and CEO Steve Jobs is silhouetted as he leaves the stage following an event at Apple Inc. in Cupertino, Calif. Apple Inc. says Steve Jobs is resigning as CEO, effective immediately. The company said Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, that Jobs will be replaced by Tim Cook, who was the company's chief operating officer. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
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Australian_Fashion_Week

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 23: A model showcases designs on the catwalk by Stolen Girlfriends Club during A Review Of Australian Fashion Week show as part of Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival Sydney 2011 at Sydney Town Hall on August 23, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)
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Coup_Annyversary

World War II veteran Lev Yatsevich, right, and his son, no name available, stand outside the Russian White House parliament building to mark the 20th anniversary of the failure of the August 1991 hard line Communist coup attempt in Moscow, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011. Twenty-years ago, a group of Kremlin conspirators tried to stop U.S.S.R. President Mikhail Gorbachev's reforms and hold the empire together. A robust Boris Yeltsin foiled the coup, rallying democrats from atop a tank. Since then, the Soviet Union has disintegrated into 13 separate countries, Gorbachev was thrown out of power and Yeltsin was elected the first freely-elected president in Russian history. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
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Colorado_Rockies

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 23: A fan sits alone in the purple row of seats that are exactly on mile above sea level during a game between the Houston Astros and Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 23, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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Ahead_Of_Hurricane_Irene

OCEAN CITY, MD - AUGUST 26: The moon can be seen through a ferris wheel on August 26, 2011 in Ocean City, Maryland. Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan has ordered a mandatory evacuation for thousands of residents and visitors to leave the oceanfront community, and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has declared a state of emergency as Hurricane Irene approaches. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Chile_Demonstrations345

Riot police stand covered with paint thrown by demonstrators trying to reach La Moneda presidential palace on the second day of a national strike in Santiago, Chile, Thursday Aug. 25, 2011. Chileans marched Thursday, demanding profound changes in the country's heavily centralized and privatized form of government. Union members, students, government workers and Chile's center-left opposition parties joined the nationwide two-day strike. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
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After_Earthquake

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 24: A runner passes the Washington Monument on the National Mall August 24, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Washington Monument will remain indefinitely closed after yesterday's 5.8 magnitude East Coast earthquake left cracks near the top of the 555-foot-tall obelisk. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Hurricane_Irene1

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - AUGUST 25: A surfer is upended as he takes advantage of the waves created by Hurricane Irene as it passes off the coast on August 25, 2011 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Irene is moving over the Bahamas and could still be a major storm as it approaches the North Carolina coast the morning of August 27. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Dominican_Republic_Tropical

Residents watch the water outside their home in the Moscu neighborhood of San Cristobal, Dominican Republic of an overflowed river after the passing of Hurricane Irene on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2010. Flooding, rising rivers and mudslides have prompted the Dominican Republic government to evacuate nearly 38,000 people and more slides were likely in coming days because of days of intense rain from the storm system. (AP Photo/Roberto Guzman)
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Flamingos_stand

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Flamingos stand in the rain prior to be measured in their enclosure at ZSL London Zoo as part of their annual weighing and measuring of their animals on August 25, 2011 in London, England. The heights and weights of over 750 different animal species at the zoo are recorded into the International Species Information System, to monitor their health and share the data with other zoos across the world. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
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Romania_Heat_Wave

A man dives at sunset in a lake at the end of an unusually hot day in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. Temperatures climbed to 35 degrees Centigrade in many regions across Romania as a heat wave affects the Balkans region.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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Florida_Marlins

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - AUGUST 24: Homer Bailey #34 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches during game one of a doubleheader against the Florida Marlins at Sun Life Stadium on August 24, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Freedom_Tower

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: A nightime view of the Freedom Tower under construction at the 2011 Diner en Blanc on August 25, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
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Giant_Slalom_Men

QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 22: Bradley Morgan of Great Britain competes in the Men's Giant Slalom run one on day 10 of the Winter Games NZ at Coronet Peak on August 22, 2011 in Queenstown, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)
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Grand_Prix_of_Belgium

SPA FRANCORCHAMPS, BELGIUM - AUGUST 26: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Red Bull Racing drives during practice for the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix at the Circuit of Spa Francorchamps on August 26, 2011 in Spa Francorchamps, Belgium. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
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Hurricane_Irene

NAGS HEAD, NC - AUGUST 25: A highway sign warns visitors they need to evacuate Dare County in front of Hurricane Irene August 25, 2011 in Nags Head, North Carolina. Dare County, which includes the vaction towns of Nags Head, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills, has ordered a mandatory evacuation of an estimated 150,000 tourists effective this morning as Hurricane Irene strengthens and moves closer. Residents of the town were given until Friday to evacuate. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Japan_Military_Drill

A line of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force tanks flare up a smoke screen during the annual live-firing exercise and demonstration at Higashi Fuji training range in Gotemba, northwest of Tokyo, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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Krishna_poses

WATFORD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 22: A girl dressed as Krishna poses at the Janmashtami Hindu Festival at Bhaktivedanta Manor on August 22, 2011 in Watford, England. Up to 72,000 were expected to take part in the two day festival celebrating the birth of Krishna, in what is believed to be the largest Hindu festival gathering outside of India. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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Irene2345

Visitors from Dahlonega, Ga., watch the surf crash into the pylons under the pier on Tybee Island, Ga., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, as Hurricane Irene heads towards South Florida. Forecasters are predicting that Irene will strike North Carolina's Outer Banks on Saturday. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)
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Faces_Exhibition

BERLIN, GERMANY - AUGUST 24: A visitor looks at the paintings "Portrait Of A Boy" and "Portrait Of A Girl" by Maestro delle Storie del Pane at the "Renaissance Faces" exhibition at the Bode Museum on August 24, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. The exhibition will be open to the public from August 25 to November 20. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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Edinburgh_s_Royal

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 24: Street entertainers perform on the Royal Mile to promote their shows during in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on August 24, 2011 in Edinburgh, Scotland. This 65th Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festivals in the world, it was established as an alternative to the International Festival also held in August. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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Effects_Of_Hurricane_Irene

BOYNTON BEACH, FL - AUGUST 25: Isabella Lugli braces herself as a wave bursts onto a pier at the Boynton Beach inlet on August 25, 2011 in Boynton Beach, Florida. Hurricane Irene is moving over the Bahamas and could still be a major storm as it approaches the North Carolina coast the morning of August 27. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Fashion_Week

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 24: Models showcase designs on the catwalk by Dion Lee during the Review Of Australian Fashion show as part of Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival Sydney 2011 at Sydney Town Hall on August 24, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Lucas Dawson/Getty Images)
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NC_Weather

A setting sun is seen across the Croatan Sound near Manteo, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. Hurricane Irene threatens the North Carolina Outer Banks as it moves up the east coast. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
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SPA FRANCORCHAMPS, BELGIUM - AUGUST 26: Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland and Scuderia Toro Rosso drives during practice for the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix at the Circuit of Spa Francorchamps on August 26, 2011 in Spa Francorchamps, Belgium. (Photo by Vladimir Rys/Getty Images)
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North_Carolina_Coast

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - SEPTEMBER 03: People stand on the Avalon Fishing Pier watching heavy surf caused by hurricane Earl, on September 3, 2010 in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Hurricane Earl caused heavy surf as it passed the Outer Banks early Friday morning causing minimal damage. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Of_Catalan_Festival_Masks

BARCELONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 23: A Pablo Picasso papier mache 'huge head' mask, known as 'Capgros' in Catalan, is displayed at the entrance of the 'El Ingenio' shop on August 23, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain. 'El Ingenio' (The Ingenuity) has been making and selling papier mache giant masks and huge heads for Catalan popular festivals since 1838. The 'La Merce' festival will be held on September 24 to observe the feast day of Our Lady of Mercy, patron saint of Barcelona. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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Pakistan3456

A Pakistani firefighter walks to his vehicle next to burning oil tankers carrying fuel for NATO forces in neighboring Afghanistan, after being attacked by gunmen on the outskirts of Quetta, Pakistan, Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)
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Pennsylvania_Baseball

Cumberland, R.I's Christopher Wright reacts as he runs to the dugout after striking out to end a baseball game against Clinton County, Pa. at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011. Pennsylvania won 2-0. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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Riot_police

Riot police detain a demonstrator on the second day of a national strike in Santiago, Chile, Thursday Aug. 25, 2011. Chileans marched Thursday, demanding profound changes in the country's heavily centralized and privatized form of government. Union members, students, government workers and Chile's center-left opposition parties joined the nationwide two-day strike. (AP Photo/Jose Miguel Rojas)
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Royal_Mile

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 24: Street entertainers perform on the Royal Mile to promote their shows during in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on August 24, 2011 in Edinburgh, Scotland. This 65th Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festivals in the world, it was established as an alternative to the International Festival also held in August.. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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Mexico_Opera

Mexican soprano Lourdes Ambriz, left, and mezzo soprano Veronica Alexanderson performs "Operaerea" at the Bellas Artes palace in Mexico City, Friday, Aug. 19, 2011. The opera-acrobatic show that presents a selection of opera arias and duets for soprano and mezzo soprano, will be staged Aug. 21 and 28. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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Models_showcase

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 23: Models showcase Trend Au Savage designs on the catwalk during A Review Of Australian Fashion Week show as part of Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival Sydney 2011 at Sydney Town Hall on August 23, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)
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Mideast_Libya3456

A Libyan rebel fighter smashes a portrait of Moammar Gadhafi , in Tripoli, Libya, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011. Gadhafi is safely in hiding and leading the battle against the Libyan rebels, his spokesman said Thursday, as fierce gunfights broke out in Tripoli while the opposition tried to assert control over the oil-rich country (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
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Russia_Air_Show

Russian aerobatic group "Rus" perform during a demonstration flight at the MAKS-2011, the International Aviation and Space Show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
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A U.S. military aircraft performs during a demonstration flight at the MAKS-2011 International Aviation and Space Show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze)
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Serbia_Weather

A man covered in mud sunbathes next to a small mineral spring pool in Ovca, a rural suburb of Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. Hot weather has set in with temperatures rising up to 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit ) in Serbia. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
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Mideast_Libya_celebration

Rebel fighters celebrate as they stand on top of the monument inside the main Moammar Gadhafi compound in Bab Al-Aziziya in Tripoli, LIbya, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. The rebels say they have now taken control of nearly all of Tripoli, but sporadic gunfire could still be heard Wednesday, and Gadhafi loyalists fired shells and assault rifles at fighters who had captured the Libyan leader's personal compound one day earlier. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)
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Snowboard_Big_Air

WANAKA, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 24: Michael Ciccarelli of Canada competes in the Snowboard Big Air during day 12 of the Winter Games NZ at Cardrona Alpine Resort on August 24, 2011 in Wanaka, New Zealand. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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Suspension_artist

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 24: Suspension artist and LUSH Cosmetics employee Alice Newstead hangs from a scaffold by shark hooks that she had pierced into her skin during a demonstration against the shark fin trade at a LUSH Cosmetic store on August 24, 2011 in San Francisco, California. As part of a LUSH Cosmetic's global campaign against shark finning, suspension artist Alice Newstead had her skin pierced with shark hooks and suspended herself from a scaffolding. California State Assembly Bill 376 has been introduced and would ban the sale, purchase or possession of shark fins in California starting on Jan. 1, 2013. Those against the bill complain that it targets a cultural institution of Chinese citizens who eat shark fin soup. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Supercross_World_Cup

Riders take an aerial route during a Men's heat in the BMX Supercross World Cup at the Olympic Park's BMX Track in London, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011. The course will host the London 2012 Olympic BMX competition next year. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
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The_IAAF_World

DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 26: General View of the light show during The Welcome Night of The IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011, at Duryu Park on August 26, 2011 in Daegu, South Korea. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
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Tigers_Rays_Baseball

Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Brandon Gomes heads to the bullpen with a Dora The Explorer umbrella and rolling bag before a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Gomes is forced to carry the items as part of rookie hazing. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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To_Edinburgh_s_Royal_Mile

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 24: Street entertainers perform on the Royal Mile to promote their shows during in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on August 24, 2011 in Edinburgh, Scotland. This 65th Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festivals in the world, it was established as an alternative to the International Festival also held in August. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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US_Championships_Gymnastics

Shawn Johnson competes on the balance beam during the final round of the U.S. gymnastics championships, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross)
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Toward_U_S__Coast

ATLANTIC OCEAN - AUGUST 30: In this handout from NASA, Hurricane Earl, seen from the International Space Station, August 30, 2010 as it moves over the in the Atlantic Ocean. According to reports, Earl is a Category 3 hurricane and is predicted to affect U.S. Carolina coast in the evening of September 2. (Photo by Douglas H. Wheelock/NASA via Getty Images)
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Washington_Nationals

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 25: Wade Miley #36 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches against Ryan Zimmerman #11 of the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on August 25, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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World_Trade_Centenewr

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 24: Construction continues on the National September 11 Memorial & Museum (BOTTOM) at the World Trade Center site with One World Trade Center rising behind on August 24, 2011 in New York City. The memorial features two reflecting pools on the footprints of the twin towers. The memorial is scheduled to be dedicated on September 11, 2011, the tenth anniversary of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Spain_Vuelta_Cycling

The pack rides during the third stage of the Spanish Vuelta cycling race over 163 kilometers with start in Petrer and finish in Totana, Spain, Monday Aug. 22, 2011. Pablo Lastra the new leader for the Spanish Vuelta cycling(AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
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Southern_Tamandua

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Tammy, a Southern Tamandua, is weighed at ZSL London Zoo as part of their annual weighing and measuring of their animals on August 25, 2011 in London, England. The heights and weights of over 750 different animal species at the zoo are recorded into the International Species Information System, to monitor their health and share the data with other zoos across the world. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
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