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A young boy jumps from a tower into the Ammersee lake in Utting, southern Germany, on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011. Weather forecasters predict warm and sunny weather in southern Germany for the upcoming days. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
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Students wearing clown noses attend the "March Against Corruption" in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday Sept. 7, 2011. A series of corruption scandals has hit the young government of President Dilma Rousseff. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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A test of the Tribute in Light rises above lower Manhattan, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, in New York. Four World Trade Center, second from left, is under construction. The memorial, sponsored by the Municipal Art Society, will light the sky on the evening of Sept. 11, 2011, in honor of those who died ten years ago in the terror attacks on the United States. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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The ramps from Route 42 going on and off Route 11 in Bloomsburg, Pa., just disappear into the flood water from Fishing Creek which cover Route 11 Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Bloomsburg Press Enterprise, Jimmy May).
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Residents look at a map showing the effected area of the Bastrop wildfires at the convention center, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, in Bastrop, Texas. The fire has destroyed more than 600 homes and blackened about 45 square miles in and around Bastrop. A search team on Wednesday will begin looking for more possible victims of the fire, which has killed two people and forced thousands to evacuate. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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World Bank President Robert Zoellick reacts in front of a microphone during a press conference at World Bank's office in Beijing, China, Monday, Sept. 5, 2011. Zoellick said China can help boost tepid global economic growth by pressing ahead with reforms to promote its own domestic consumption. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)
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Two young men kick a soccer ball around in the rain on a flooded street in Havana, Cuba, Friday Sept.2, 2011.(AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

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A protester gestures in front of riot police officers during a march called by the national teacher's union to protests against an alleged government plan to change teacher's health attention in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Sep. 7, 2011. Colombian government denied plans to such changes. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
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A U.S marine Captain Dan Murphy from Mansfield MA, plays with a football, while waiting for a mission at Forward Operating Base Edi in the Helmand Province of southern Afghanistan, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011.(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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CHATSWORTH, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Legend by Damien Hirst in the gardens ofChatsworth House on September 9, 2011 in Chatsworth, England. The never before seen work by Hirst is part of the Beyond Limits exhibition of modern and contemporary sculpture displayed in the gardens of Chatsworth by Sotherby's between 9th September to 30th October 2011. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Vendors prepare steamed buns for sale at a food market in Beijing, China, Friday, Sept. 9, 2011. China's inflation rate retreated from a three-year high in August as food price increases moderated, suggesting Beijing may be able to hold off on further monetary tightening as it copes with a slowing global economy. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)
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Emergency ministry rescuers on a boat help divers to search the site of a plane crash site near Yaroslavl, on the Volga River about 150 miles (240 kilometers) northeast of Moscow, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. Investigators on Thursday searched for flight recorders in the shattered remains of an airliner that crashed, killing 43 people including most of one of Russia's premier hockey teams. (AP Photo/ Maxim Shipenkov, pool)
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A Thai worker rests under a tree in Bangkok, Thailand Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
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From the top of the image, the second and the sixth home in the 900 block of West Main Street in Bloomsburg, Pa., have been moved off their foundation by flood water from Fishing Creek Thursday Sept. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Bloomsburg Press Enterprise, Jimmy May)
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A faithful holds up a doll representing Cuba's patron saint, La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre or the Virgin of Charity, in Havana, Cuba, Thursday Sept. 8, 2011. September 8th is honored as the day of the Cuba's patroness with a procession before an evening mass in a central Havana neighborhood. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)
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A garbage collector is reflected in the polished marble wall of a building as he rests at the entrance of the building where the air-conditioned cool air is blowing in Shanghai, China, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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A homes destroyed by wildfire is seem among burned trees, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, near Bastrop, Texas. The fire has destroyed more than 600 homes and blackened about 45 square miles in and around Bastrop. A search team on Wednesday will begin looking for more possible victims of the fire, which has killed two people and forced thousands to evacuate. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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A man looks on inside his flooded house after heavy rains in Cuautitlan, outskirts of Mexico City, Monday, Sept. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Zoo keeper Ross Poulter holds a White's Tree Frog in Edinburgh Zoo's new tropical forest zone on September 9, 2011 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Brilliant Birds Exhibit which brings together beautiful and rare birds from all over the world is now more colourful and unusual, with the unveiling of the zoo's new tropical forest zone bringing together a collection of vertebrates, invertebrates and amphibians for the very first time. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 08: A general view of atmosphere during Milan 2011 Vogue Fashion Night Out on September 8, 2011 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images)
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A man carries an idol of Hindu elephant headed god Ganesha for immersing it in the Arabian Sea on the fifth day of the ten day long Ganesh Chaturti festival in Mumbai, India, Monday, Sept. 5, 2011. The festival celebrates the birth of the Hindu god. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
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A Yemeni girl chants prayers with female protestors, during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011.(AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
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BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 07: Fallen leaves float on top of Duck Weed as a hint of Autumn appears at Moseley Bog on September 7, 2011 in Birmingham, England. Moseley Bog is a nature reserve in the Moseley area of Birmingham and is close to the childhood home of the author J.R. Tolkien . The ancient woodland surrounding the bog was his inspiration to create the ancient forests in his books, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Firefighters from around the state battle a large wildfire on Highway 71 near Smithville, Texas, Monday, Sep. 5, 2011. A roaring wildfire raced unchecked Monday through rain-starved farm and ranchland in Texas, destroying nearly 500 homes during a rapid advance fanned in part by howling winds from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee. (AP Photo/Erich Schlegel)
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President Barack Obama delivers a speech to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. Watching are Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner. (AP Photo/Kevin Lamarque, POOL)
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HILVERSUM, NETHERLANDS - SEPTEMBER 07: A golf ball lays on a water logged green during the Pro-Am at The KLM Open Golf at The Hillversumsche Golf Club on September 7, 2011 in Hilversum, Netherlands (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
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A fisherman collects fish caught in his net as monsoon clouds hover over the River Brahmaputra in Gauhati, India, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. The Brahmaputra is one of Asia's largest rivers and originates in Tibet, where it is known as the Yarlung Zangbo. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
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An anti-Mubarak protester sits on the ground as she attends a protest outside the police academy court in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011. The 83-year-old ousted President returned to court for a fourth hearing in his trial on charges of corruption and complicity in the killing of protesters during the 18-day-uprising that toppled him. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
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A portrait depicting Libya's former ruler Moammar Gadhafi is riddled with bullet marks and vandalized with paint on a wall in Tripoli, Libya, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. The International Criminal Court is seeking Interpol's help in arresting ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, the court's chief prosecutor said Thursday. Luis Moreno-Ocampo is asking the international police organization to issue a "red notice" for Gadhafi and says arresting him is a "matter of time". Gadhafi has not been seen in public for months. In an audio message broadcast Thursday by a pro-Gadhafi satellite TV channel based in Syria, he vowed never to leave Libya and called on supporters to keep fighting. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
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Pakistani Robeena Fareed, 6, carries mud while working with her family in a brick factory on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, a young Indian girl counts on an abacus at a school on International Literacy Day in Allahabad, India. According to Indian Census 2011, the literacy rate is 74.04 percent of the total population aged seven and above. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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Children use scaffolding displaying a banner of Patriotic Party presidential candidate Otto Perez Molina to get a better look at his campaign rally in Guatemala City, Thursday Sept. 8, 2011. The latest polls show Molina, a former general, heading into Sunday's election as the frontrunner with a 20-point lead over his closest challenger. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 09: A Dalmatian pelican nestles its head in its feathers as falling rain leaves water droplets on its feathers at the Berlin Zoo on September 9, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. Berlin was drenched with rain today though the weather is supposed to clear by the weekend. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 09: Two of three newly-arrived polar foxes keep out of the rain at the Berlin Zoo on September 9, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. The Zoo recently aquired to foxes, who are five months old. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 09: A Maori culturel group performs during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Opening Ceremony at Eden Park on September 9, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)
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A man and a child cast their shadows on a street in Shanghai, China, Monday, Sept. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
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Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard holds up the ball after making a sliding catch of a foul ball hit by Atlanta Braves Alex Gonzales during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, in Philadelphia. The Phillies won 9-0. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)
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Spain's fans are seen during their Euro 2012 qualifying soccer match against Liechtenstein at Las Gaunas stadium in Logrono, northern Spain, Tuesday Sept. 6, 2011. Spain won 6-0. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
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Japanese director Takashi Shimizu poses for a portrait at the Venice Movie Star lounge at the 68th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
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A large wildfire to the southwest of Tehachapi, Calif. burns on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011. A single-engine Cessna 210 went down in Blackburn Canyon near the small community of Tehachapi, sparking a raging brush fire that sent up a huge plume of smoke visible for miles around, according to Kern County fire department spokesman Cary Wright. (AP Photo/Dave Mills)
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View of Lock-9 covered with water where the aporoach to the bridge on Route 103 that spans the Mohawk River washed away from flood waters in the Town of Glenville, N.Y., Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. Susquehanna River on Thursday as the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee dumped more rain across the Northeast, closing major highways and socking areas still recovering from Hurricane Irene. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
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Two girls play at a pool of water in the rain in suburban Quezon city, northern Manila, Philippines, Friday, Sept. 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Pat Roque)
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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 09: A general view during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Opening Ceremony at Eden Park on September 9, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
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The Best Pix of the Week

Roaring flames and raging waters; a simple look; and throw out the clowns. 

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