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From the conflict in Syria to daily life in India, here are some of the most arresting images from the past week. 

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A turtle rides on an alligator's back at the Summit Garden Zoo in Panama City, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17: A woman wears a veil as a demonstration by supporters of the jailed feminist punk band 'Pussy Riot' takes place outside the Russian Embassy on August 17, 2012 in London, England. The three women who staged an anti-Kremlin protest in a church in February, were found guilty today of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred, and could face a three-year jail sentence. Supporters are gathering in several cities around the world today as a mark of solidarity. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, French athletes watch pyrotechnics illuminating the sky above the Olympic Stadium during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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Drought-damaged corn is seen in a field near Nickerson, Neb., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Dry conditions have worsened in the key farming states of Kansas and Nebraska as the worst U.S. drought in decades continues, the latest national report said Thursday. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
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Injured Syrian women arrive at a field hospital after an air strike hit their homes in the town of Azaz on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)
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A woman watches national flags displayed on trees ahead of a celebration day of Koreas liberation from Japans colonial rule, in front of Songpa-Gu Office or an old capitol of Korea in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2102. Liberation day falls on Aug. 15. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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Yuto Ono, 3, sitting on his father's shoulders goes through a field of sunflowers at a park in Zama, west of Tokyo, Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
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Residents use makeshift floats as others cross a makeshift bridge built over a flooded road in suburban Pasig, east of Manila, Philippines, Wednesday Aug. 15, 2012. A second tropical storm in as many weeks battered the northern Philippines on Wednesday as forecasters warned that the still-reeling capital could see more flooding. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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HAMBURG, GERMANY - AUGUST 13: The old fishmarket hall is illuminated in blue light during the "Hamburg Blue Port" light installation on August 13, 2012 in Hamburg, Germany. Every two years more than 6,000 light-elements of a hundred striking buildings, industrial plants and ships, Hamburgs vibrant harbour and city turn into a magically blue lit stage. (Photo by Patrick Lux/Getty Images)
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People walk through the concrete blocks of the the Holocaust memorial in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. The memorial to the 6 million Jews killed in Europe under the Nazis was created by U.S. architect Peter Eisenman and consists of an undulating field of 2,711 blocks through which visitors can wander. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)
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BULACAN, PHILIPPINES - AUGUST 15: A girl is submerged in the water outside her home next to the swollen Pampanga River August 15, 2012 in Bulacan, Philippines. A tropical storm hit the Northern Luzon bringing days of wet weather to a region still recovering from massive flooding. According to the Office of Civil Defense the floods have left at least 96 people dead with the flooding effecting up to 2.68 million people, including more than 440,000 fleeing to evacuation centers, in Manila and surrounding provinces. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
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BATH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17: Visitors explore Colourscape on the front lawn of Holburne Museum on August 17, 2012 in Bath, England. Billed as the museum's summer event, the Colourscape Music Festival, which opens tomorrow and runs until August 27, is a labyrinth of inflatable interconnected chambers flooded with coloured light which forms a walk-in sculpture of colour, light and sound. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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Balinese men compete during a buffalo race in Jembrana, western Bali, Indonesia Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. More than three hundred of buffalos participated in the "Mekepung" (buffalo race), a thanksgiving ritual after a successful harvest. (AP Photo/ Firdia Lisnawati)
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A Pakistani man and his daughter, sleep on a bed under the shadow of a tree, on a street median, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Many Pakistanis sleep outdoors to escape the heat trapped in their homes during the summer months. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 15, 3023 photo, a Syrian refugee mother feeds her child at the Syrian side of Bab Al-Salam crossing border as they wait to cross to one of the refugee camps in Turkey, in the town of Azaz on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria. Thousands of Syrians who have been displaced by the country's civil are struggling to find safe shelter while shelling and airstrikes by government forces continue. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)
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Visitors watch "kingyo", or goldfish, swimming in a polyhedral aquarium on the opening day of the Art Aquarium Exhibition in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. The annual exhibition produced by Hidetomo Kimura was the collaboration of Japan's old Edo period atmosphere, modern technology and the kingyo, the organizer said. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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President Barack Obama is seen reflected in a TelePrompTer on stage during a campaign event at the Alliant Energy Amphitheater, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in Dubuque, Iowa, during a three day campaign bus tour through Iowa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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A couple talks at each other as the sun sets at Enoshima beach in Fujisawa, near Tokyo, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
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Virunga National Park rangers follow Dodi the two-year-old blood hound during a search and rescue exercise in the park, some 45 kms north of Coma, eastern Congo, Sunday Aug. 12, 2012. Three blood hounds are used in the park for search and rescue as well as tracking poachers. The past four months have brought some of the worst violence in years to eastern Congo, forcing some 280,000 people to abandon their homes as the rebels have taken control of a huge swathe of eastern Congo. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
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A new born Asian elephant calf Anachli with her mother, at the official presentation at the Zoo in Berlin, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. Anachli was born on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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A sculpture by British artist Antony Gormley is displayed on the edge of a building in front of the Sugar Loaf mountain at the Guanabara bay, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. The Still Being exhibition is located in Rio de Janeiro downtown, and brings sculptures in the shape of men made of iron and full-scale. Placed singly at the top of the buildings, quietly they transform the urban landscape of the region. (AP Photo/Renata Brito)
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A fan of Mexico's soccer team with his face painted the colors of his nation's flag celebrates his team's 2-1 victory over Brazil and winning of the gold medal for men's soccer at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, in Mexico City, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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A reveler falls on the land while livestock jump over him, during El Pilon summer festival in Falces, northern Spain, Wednesday Aug. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
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People sit along the harbor as they wait for relatives to arrive by boat from the eastern town of Jeremie in Port-a-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday Aug. 15, 2012. Residents from the eastern Haitian town make the 14 hour journey weekly, to sell goods in the capital and return with food and supplies. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
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A young Indian girl is reflected in a mirror as she gets ready to perform during Janmashtami festival celebrations in Mathura, India, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. Janmashtami is the festival that marks the birth of Hindu God Krishna. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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A Russian aerobatic group performs during a celebration marking the Russian air force's 100th anniversary in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze)
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A demonstrator chants slogans in support of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot, whose members face prison for a stunt against President Vladimir Putin, outside Russia's embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. The three female band members have been in jail for more than five months because of an anti-Putin prank in Moscow's main cathedral. A judge is due to rule on their case Friday.(AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17: A person wears a yellow mask as a demonstration by supporters of the jailed feminist punk band 'Pussy Riot' takes place outside the Russian Embassy on August 17, 2012 in London, England. The three women who staged an anti-Kremlin protest in a church in February, were found guilty today of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred, and could face a three-year jail sentence. Supporters are gathering in several cities around the world today as a mark of solidarity. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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A Sarayaku Indian girl shades herself with a large leaf as she watches a celebration in the village of Sarayaku, Ecuador, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. The Sarayaku people are gathering to celebrate a ruling by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in their favor, winning a 2003 lawsuit against oil activity on their ancestral Amazon lands. The court ruled that Ecuador's state violated the Sarayaku's property rights for not consulting them before signing an oil contract with the Argentine oil company Compania General de Combustibles (CGC) in 1996. The state must pay the Sarayaku $1.4 million dollars for property damage on communal land caused by oil exploration and for court costs. The company withdrew from Ecuador in 2011 after violent protests by the Sarayaku. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to traveling press secretary Rick Gorka on the campaign charter flight before departure from Port Columbus International airport, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in Columbus , Ohio. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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Students from Pashupatinath Veda Vidya Ashram, a school on Hindu religious teaching, look out from a window of their class in Katmandu, Nepal, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
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Couples perform in front of a mirror, back, during the opening day of the annual festival and championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. The two-week long event offers more than 500 free dance lessons, concerts and recitals. Hundreds of professional dancers will compete in the championship and teach many the eight basic steps of the dance in the city where it was born. (AP Photo/Eduardo Di Baia)
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One of four 3-week-old newborn sand cats, peers from a cave in the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. The Safari spokeswoman reported a total of 7 sand cats currently living in captivity in Israel, and said the country's sand cat population had been completely extinct, mostly due to habitat destruction. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
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Indian Muslims offer prayers on the last Friday of Ramadan outside the Bandra railway station in Mmbai, India, Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. Muslims across the world are marking the holy month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
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A woman who begs for money walks past a closed cash machine covered by graffiti, in Rome, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. Europe is edging closer to recession, dragged down by the crippling debt problems of the 17-country euro bloc, official figures showed Tuesday. Eurostat, the European Union's statistics agency, revealed that the economies of both the eurozone and the wider 27-country EU shrank by a quarterly rate of 0.2 percent in the second quarter of the year. In the first quarter, output for both regions was flat. A recession is officially defined as two straight quarters of falling output. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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Members of police wait with their trumpets to perform as a school girl sits on steps during a gathering on the occasion of 65th anniversary of India's independence from British rule, in Bangalore, India, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
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In this image taken Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, horses crashed on the first curve of the dirt-covered course in Siena's main square during the Madonna dell'Assunta (Virgin of the Assumption) ancient Palio horse race in Tuscany, central Italy. One of the horses broke a front leg in the colission. Animal rights campaigners are calling for an end to the famed Palio after six of ten horses crashed during the latest edition. Critics have long held the race, a fierce competition between the Tuscan city's quarters, should be held without animals. Horses frequently fall, collide, or are trampled during the race, and some 50 have died since 1970. (AP Photo/Paolo Lazzeroni)
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A Shadhu, or Nepalese holy man, takes his morning tea at Pashupatinath temple in Katmandu, Nepal, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most oldest and sacred Hindu temple in the world. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
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SELBITZ, GERMANY - AUGUST 15: A farmer unloads barley from his harvester while harvesting fields on August 15, 2012 near Selbitz, Germany. Selbitz lies in the Upper Franconia region of northern Bavaria and is traditionally among the last regions in Germany to harvest grain during the summer season. Local farmers are reporting a good harvest for 2012. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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Indians fly hundreds of kites from their rooftops, a common activity while celebrating Independence Day, near the Jama Masjid in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. India marked its 1947 independence from British colonial rule Wednesday. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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A combine harvests corn in a field near Coy, Ark., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Federal weather forecasters say drought conditions appear to be leveling off, although it is likely to continue at least through November. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
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Britain's Samuel Weale looks up during the fencing section of the men's modern pentathlon at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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A girl is applied a makeup before a training at Peking Opera summer camp organized by the Peking Opera House in Beijing, China Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. The summer training course was held to attract the public to Chinese traditional performance. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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North Korean soldiers try to drive their military truck from a riverbed to a road during operations to help victims of flooding near Songchon County, North Korea on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. Floods killed at least 169 North Koreans nationwide and destroyed tens of thousands of homes. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
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Illegal immigrant Layios Roberto waits outside the offices of Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. Hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants scrambled to get papers in order, as the U.S. started accepting applications to allow them to avoid deportation and get a work permit, but not a path to citizenship. President Barack Obama announced the program in June after pressure from Hispanic voters and others who said he hasn't fulfilled a campaign promise to overhaul tangled U.S. immigration laws. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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Surrounded by burnt brush and trees, a house still stands Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, after surviving a wildfire a day earlier, near Cle Elum, Wash. Crews fighting the large blaze in central Washington hope to increase containment levels by Wednesday evening, but are keeping a wary eye on weather conditions later in the week. The fire burning near Cle Elum has burned dozens of homes and forced about 900 people to evacuate. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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CHATHAM, MA - AUGUST 12: A seal swims near a fishing pier on Cape Cod on August 12, 2012 in Chatham, Massachusetts. A man was confirmed to have been bitten by a great white shark less than two weeks ago in the ocean near the shoreline of Truro in Cape Cod. An increase in the seal population on Cape Cod has led to increased shark sightings including great whites in the waters off Chatham. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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MELKSHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 16: Tony Nicklinson reacts as a statement is read out regarding the decision made by High Court judges not to allow him to ask a doctor to end his life on August 16, 2012 in Melksham, England. Mr Nicklinson who suffers from locked-in syndrome after suffering a stroke, has lost his High Court battle for the legal right to end his life when he chooses with a doctor's help. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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