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Thursday, August 20, 2009
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Red Bull Air Show

August 20: United States pilot Michael Goulian races past the Hungarian Parliament Building during the final day of the fourth round of the 2009 Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Budapest, Hungary. Goulian took first place ahead of Britain's Paul Bonhomme and compatriot Kirby Chambliss.

(Photo: AP)

A Different Kind of Sport

August 20: England's Andrew Flintoff plays a shot off the bowling of Australia's Mitchell Johnson on the first day of the fifth cricket test match between England and Australia at The Oval cricket ground in London.

(Photo: AP)

Kenyan Runner Challenged

August 20: Muriel Semenya, centre, sister of Caster Semenya, displays her sister's medals, during an interview, near Polokwane, South Africa. Family, coaches and South African officials came to the defense Thursday of world 800-meter champion Caster Semenya, saying talent and hard training were behind the success of the teenage runner who has been ordered to take a gender test to prove she is a woman.

(Photo: AP)

Carrying Water to the Village

August 20: Village women return after collecting water from a tube well at Bhamasar village, about 34 miles west of Ahmadabad, India. Excessive irrigation and the unrelenting thirst of tens of millions of people are causing ground water levels in northern India to drop dramatically, a problem that could lead to severe water shortages, according to a study released recently.

(Photo: AP)

Pan Am Bomber Released

August 20: A lone protester holds up a placard as a policeman looks on as the the police convoy with freed Libyan bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, leaves Greenock Prison. Scotland freed the terminally ill Lockerbie bomber on compassionate grounds Thursday, letting him go home to Libya to die and rejecting American pleas to show no mercy to the man responsible for the 1988 attack that killed 270 people.

(Photo: AP)

Russian Ship

August 20: In this video image broadcast by Russia TV Channel, a man identified as the suspected hijacker is led handcuffed by Russian marines to a bus on the Cape Verde island of Sal.

(Photo: AP)

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

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