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August 12: Astronomers observe the night sky for the Perseid meteor shower at an observatory near the village of Avren east of the Bulgarian capital, Sofia. The annual meteor shower is promising to put on a dazzling sky show. Astronomers say up to 100 meteors per hour are expected to streak across the sky during the shower's peak.

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August 12: Rand Ali, three weeks, lies in a hospital bed after she was wounded when three car bombs exploded Tuesday in eastern Baghdad, Iraq. Several bombs exploded nearly simultaneously Tuesday in a mainly Shiite area in Baghdad, killing at least eight people and raising fears of a sustained insurgent campaign aimed at provoking new sectarian tensions.

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August 12: A king penguin, seen with a penguin chick, at the zoo in Basel, Switzerland.

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August 12: A visitor poses at the KITTY LAB exhibition in Hong Kong to celebrate Hello Kitty's 35th anniversary.

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August 12: A woman breaks down as she continues to wait for emergency rescue flights of trapped villagers by Typhoon Morakot in Cishan, Taiwan. Police said Wednesday that there is no way to know for sure how many people remain buried in the catastrophic mudslide that struck a remote mountain village in Taiwan over the weekend when the typhoon lashed the region.

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August 12: People walk under a sign indicating the U.S. dollar, top, and euro, bottom, rates of a currency exchange in Moscow. Russia's ruble edged down against the dollar Monday to its lowest level in at least two months as the decline in oil prices accelerated.

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August 12: Greek financial crime squad officers stand beside seized packages of cocaine, in Athens. Authorities say they have seized nearly half a ton of cocaine at the capital's main port of Piraeus and arrested five suspected members of an international drug smuggling ring. The seizure, one of the largest involving cocaine in Greece, followed a tip-off from U.S. authorities.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

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