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From protests in Chile to crashes at the Olympic games, here are some the most arresting images from the last week. 
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A performer is silhouetted in a sea of cloth during a national celebration on Thursday Aug. 9, 2012 in Singapore which celebrated its 47th year of independence. Singapore declared independent on August 9, 1965. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
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A demonstrator wears a mask depicting late Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet during a student march to demand free education in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. Police used water cannons and tear gas to break up the protest and three buses were set ablaze. (AP Photo / Luis Hidalgo)
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Paper lanterns float along the Motoyasu River in front of the illuminated Atomic Bomb Dome, not in the photo, in Hiroshima, western Japan, Monday, Aug. 6, 2012. Hiroshima marks the 67th anniversary of the atomic bombing on Aug 6. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
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EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 08: Runners and walkers dressed in light emitting suits and holding light sticks warn up before making their way up Arthur's Seat as part of a dress rehearsal of a mass participation public art piece called 'Speed of Light' on August 8, 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The piece which forms part of the annual Edinburgh Festival is set to illuminate the iconic natural monument as hundreds of people make their way up and around, creating streaks of light as they go. Each of the walkers glowing sticks is also set to provide a musical accompaniment as their movement triggers the sticks to create different sounds. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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BRISTOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 10: A hot air balloon flies from Ashton Court over houses at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta on August 10, 2012 in Bristol, England. The early morning flight of nearly 100 balloons over the city was the first mass ascent of the four-day Bristol International Balloon Fiesta which started on Thursday. Now in its 34th year, the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is Europe's largest annual hot air balloon event in the city that is seen by many balloonists as the home of modern ballooning. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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BRISTOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 10: Hot air balloons take to the skies from Ashton Court at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta on August 10, 2012 in Bristol, England. The early morning flight of nearly 100 balloons over the city was the first mass ascent of the four-day Bristol International Balloon Fiesta which started on Thursday. Now in its 34th year, the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is Europe's largest annual hot air balloon event in the city that is seen by many balloonists as the home of modern ballooning. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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Bahamas's Shamar Sands falls after hitting a hurdle in the men's 100-meter hurdles during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
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Don Thompson drives his burning car during the ARCA auto race, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Protesters walks as police fire water canons and tear gas fills the air during a protest demanding free education in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. Police used water cannons and tear gas to break up the protest and three buses were set ablaze. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
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EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 08: Runners and walkers dressed in light emitting suits and holding light sticks make their way up Arthur's Seat as part of a dress rehearsal of a mass participation public art piece called 'Speed of Light' on August 8, 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The piece which forms part of the annual Edinburgh Festival is set to illuminate the iconic natural monument as hundreds of people make their way up and around, creating streaks of light as they go. Each of the walkers glowing sticks is also set to provide a musical accompaniment as their movement triggers the sticks to create different sounds. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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The team from Australia competes during the synchronized swimming team technical routine at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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A man uses ropes to move to safer grounds as a river overflows in suburban Cainta City, east of Manila, Philippines, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. A fresh deluge forced more evacuations along fast-rising rivers in the Philippine capital Thursday, as the city and surrounding areas struggled to deal with widespread flooding triggered by nearly two weeks of relentless rains. (AP Photo/Pat Roque)
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Rescuers carry residents on a rescue boat along flooded areas in Marikina, east of Manila, Philippines on Thursday Aug. 9, 2012. A fresh deluge forced more evacuations along fast-rising rivers in the Philippine capital Thursday, as the city and surrounding areas struggled to deal with widespread flooding triggered by nearly two weeks of relentless rains. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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Pakistani vendor Sayed Anwar, 36, stands on a roadside hoping to sell balloons, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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In this Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 photo, an Indian tourist get his photo taken by another on Girmal falls near Saputara, about 300 kilometer (188 miles) from Ahmadabad, India. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
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A cameraman is silhouetted against Andrew McAttee's artwork 'Big Bang Theory', with an estimated value of US dlrs 6,000-8,000 (3,800-5,100 pounds sterling/ 4,800-6,500 euro) at Bonham's in central London, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. The Urban art sale will be held in Los Angeles, USA, on 29 October 2012. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
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A woman throws a line in a bay area in Tokyo, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
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In this photo made using a fisheye lens, Jaime Azcarraga, of Mexico, rides his horse Gangster, in the equestrian show jumping team competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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Fishermen work in their boat off the coast of Lima, Peru, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. Local forecasters say the capital city will remain cold and foggy until September, when the Spring season begins. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
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Natalia Ischenko and Svetlana Romanshina of Russia compete during women's duet synchronized swimming preliminary round at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Monday, Aug. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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Youths practice in a public park designed for freestyle cyclists and skaters under a highway bridge in Mexico City, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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People enjoy the sunset by the sea at the caves area in Ayia Napa resort near Cavo Greco in southeast of capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
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Taxi driver Richard Meid waits for a fare in front of the British Museum during the 2012 Summer Olympics,Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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A man uses a boat to carry people across a flooded street in San Juan, east of Manila, Philippines, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. Widespread flooding that paralyzed the Philippine capital began to ease Wednesday as rescue efforts focused on a large number of distressed residents, some still marooned on their roofs. (AP Photo/John Javellana)
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Vendors that were caught unprepared try to recover their chairs after high waves dragged their beach stalls into the sea in Veracruz, Mexico, Thursday Aug. 9, 2012. Tropical Storm Ernesto headed into Mexico's southern Gulf coast as authorities in the flood-prone region prepared shelters, army troops and rescue personnel for drenching rains. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
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Simon Delestre of France rides his horse Napoli Du Ry in the equestrian individual jumping competition, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/ Dmitry Lovetsky)
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Pakistani boy, Tayyeb Mohammed, 10, waits his turn to recite verses of the Quran for class, while attending his madrassa, or Islamic school, during the Muslim holy fasting Month of Ramadan in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in Islamic calendar. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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Tomas Perez Hernandez, 67, searches for scrap metal on the surroundings of a storm tunnel at the bottom of one of the biggest trash dumps in the city, known as "The Mine," in Guatemala City, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. Hundreds of informal workers descend daily into the mounds of the landfill and the rushing waters that come from a storm tunnel and a sewer at the bottom of a gorge to search for scrap metal to sell. This activity known locally as "mining" is extremely dangerous due to mud slides and collapses, but earns many of them about 150 quetzals ($20 dollars) a day, nearly twice the minimum daily wage. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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Silhouetted by a stage light, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the University of the Western Cape about U.S.-South Africa partnership, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in Cape Town, South Africa. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)
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UNSPECIFIED, ISRAEL - AUGUST 09: Visitors at the Sorek stalactites cave as it is illuminated with a new lighting system on August 9, 2012 near Beit Shemesh, Israel. The cave, 82 meters long and 60 meters wide, was discovered accidentally by workers blasting at the nearby quarry in 1968. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
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Covered in mock blood, Muslim protesters perform a die-in during a rally outside the embassy of Myanmar in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. Dozens of people staged the rally calling for an end to the violence against ethnic Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State of Myanmar. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
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A scorched and burnt farm after the ravages of a wildfire which swept through parts La Gomera, Spain, Monday Aug. 6, 2012. Wildfires fanned by fierce winds and high temperatures raged across Spain's Canary Islands of La Gomera and La Palma on Sunday. Flames are threatening to cut off La Gomera's phone communications and have forced the evacuation of hundreds of people. (AP Photo/Moises Mendoza)
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Devotees form a human pyramid to break the "Dahi handi," an earthen pot filled with curd, as part of celebrations to mark Janmashtami in Mumbai, India, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. Janmashtami is the festival that marks the birth of Hindu God Krishna. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
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Paola Espinosa Sanchez of Mexico dives during the women's 10-meter platform diving semifinal at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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Tunisia's Oussama Mellouli swims on his way to gold during the men's 10-kilometer swimming marathon at the 2012 Summer Olympics on, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 in London. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
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In this Sunday Aug. 5, 2012, photo, a Syrian man holds bullets he picked from a wall in a damaged house in the town of Atareb outskirts of Aleppo, Syria. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
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A man carries a flower arrangement on her black during the annual festival of flowers in Medellin, Colombia, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012. The flower festival is one of the most important events of Medellin and has been celebrated every year since 1957. (AP Photo/Luis Benavides)
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A man wipes away tears outside the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wis. where a shooting took place on Sunday, Aug 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
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Best Pix of the Week

From protests in Chile to crashes at the Olympic games, here are some the most arresting images from the last week. 

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