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From the campaign trail to whales off the California coast, here are some of the best images from the last week. 
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In this Aug. 22, 2012 photograph, ever a showman, an 86-year-old B.B. King thrills a crowd of several hundred people at the 32nd annual B.B. King Homecoming, a concert on the grounds of an old cotton gin where he worked as a teenager many years ago, in Indianola, Miss. Now the place_ the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center _ is a monument to him and the blues. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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An Afghan refugee boy poses with a plastic rifle as he and other children celebrate the first day of the Eid al-Fitr festival, which marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, the Muslim calendar's ninth and holiest month during which followers are required to abstain from food and drink from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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A boy cools off under a waterfall, on the Arga River, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Thursday Aug. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
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A line of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force tanks flare up a smoke screen during the annual live-firing exercise and demonstration at Higashi Fuji training range in Gotemba, southwest of Tokyo, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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Beach visitors of different sorts watch the sunset in Dauphin Island, Ala., Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
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A hippo is lifted from a swimming pool Friday Aug. 24, 2012, at the Monate Conservation Lodge, near Modimolle, South Africa, after being trapped there for three days. The young hippo had plunged into the deep pool on Tuesday after being chased off from his herd by male members seeking dominance, wandered into the lodge's camp and fell into the pool. The animal died just before the rescue operation got under way. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
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A humpback whales lunges out of the water to feed near a gathering of spectators just off a beach at San Luis Obispo, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. The whale fed on a school of bait fish for more than an hour, often breaching close to nearby boats, kayakers and stand up paddle boarders. (AP Photo/Bill Bouton) NO SALEs
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Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks during a campaign rally at the American Helicopter Museum & Education Center, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, in West Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Indonesian Muslims perform Eid al-Fitr prayers that mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Porong, East Java, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Trisnadi)
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A man rides his bicycle through a waterlogged street during a monsoon shower in Jammu, India, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. The monsoon rains which usually hit India from June to September are crucial for farmers whose crops feed hundreds of millions of people. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
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An Israeli Arab man swims with a horse in the Mediterranean Sea off the beach in Tel Aviv, Israel , the third day of Eid al-Fitr, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. Eid al-Fitr. One of the most important holidays in the Muslim world, Eid al-Fitr is marked with prayers, family reunions and other festivities. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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With the BandraWorli Sea Link in the background, men play football on the sea shore in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
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A villager walks with an umbrella as monsoon clouds gather on the outskirts of the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar, India, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
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Children look out at the beach as Tropical Storm Isaac approaches in Barahona, Dominican Republic, Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. Isaac strengthened slightly as it spun toward the Dominican Republic and Haiti, but seemed unlikely to gain enough steam early Friday to strike the island of Hispaniola as a hurricane. The storm's failure to gain the kind of strength in the Caribbean that forecasters initially projected made it more likely that Isaac won't become a hurricane until it enters the Gulf of Mexico, said Eric Blake, a forecaster with U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
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Israeli arabs enjoy the beach in Tel Aviv, Israel during the third day of Eid al-Fitr, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. Eid al-Fitr. One of the most important holidays in the Muslim world, Eid al-Fitr is marked with prayers, family reunions and other festivities. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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Chairman of CNOOC Ltd. Wang Yilin is reflacted through a glass of water during the company's interim result announcement in Hong Kong Tuesday Aug. 21, 2012. CNOOC Ltd., one of China's three major state-owned oil producers, said Tuesday that first-half profit fell 19 percent as it grappled with rising costs and a drop in production from an oil spill in China's Bohai Bay. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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Tango couple Sebastian Matias Bianchi, from Argentina, and Yuka Sato, from Japan, compete in a stage category during the Tango Dance World Cup 2012 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012. The two-week long event offers hundreds of free dance lessons, concerts and recitals, as professional dancers compete in the championship and teach many the eight basic steps of the dance in the city where it was born. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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Students throw stones at riot police during a protest for education reform in downtown Santiago, Chile, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012. Students are demanding quality public schools as they protest the high cost of private universities and the banks that make education loans at high interest rates that most Chileans can ill afford. (AP Photo/Victor Ruiz Caballero)
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Ash and steam billow from the Tungurahua volcano, seen from Huambalo, Ecuador, as the sun rises early Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
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A worker drinks water near to the idols of Hindu elephant headed god Ganesh in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012. The idols will be immersed in the Arabian Sea at the end of the ten day long Ganesh festival which begins on September 19. (AP Photo/ Rajanish Kakade)
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Dried sunflowers are seen in a field near the Bulgarian capital Sofia, Thursday, Aug 23, 2012 After the harshest winter in decades, the Balkans in the southeast of Europe is now facing its hottest summer and the worst drought in what officials across the region say is nearly 40 years. The record-setting average temperatures which scientists say have been steadily rising over the past years as the result of the global warming have ravaged crops, vegetable, fruit and power production in the region which is already badly hit by the global economic crisis.. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)
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Children look out from their house half-submerged in a low-lying area flooded by the Nga-Wun River in Ah-Thouk township, Ayeyarwaddy Delta, about 130 kilometers (80 miles) southwest of Yangon, Myanmar, Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)
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Syrians look for the bodies two girls thought to be under the rubble of a building hit by a Syrian government airstrike in Aleppo, Syria, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012 (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)
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A paraglider flies over cornfields at the edge of the black forest in Fuerstenberg, southern Germany, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
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People are reflected in a window as they enter a building in front of Germany's landmark Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012. Official data show that Germany posted a budget surplus for the first half of this year thanks to its strong labor market, even as other eurozone countries struggle with deficits. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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Two people walk into a thatched roof hut located along the shore in Barahona, Dominican Republic, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012. Tropical Storm Isaac churned toward the Dominican Republic and Haiti on Thursday, threatening to strengthen into a hurricane. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
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A boy jumps on a trampoline in a garden in Frankfurt, Germany on a warm and humid Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
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Elton, an eight-week old Spectacled Owl, (Pulsatrix perspicillata) is weighed under the watchful eye of his keeper Lucy Smith at London Zoo, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012. Zookeepers are grabbing their scales and reaching for the tape measures, as they prepare to monitor every animal at ZSL London Zoos annual weigh-in.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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Riders take on the "Remix" ride on the midway of the Kentucky State Fair, Tuesday Aug. 21, 2012 in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
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Protesters create a fiery roadblock during protests for education reform in downtown Santiago, Chile, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012. Students are demanding quality public schools as they protest the high cost of private universities and the banks that make education loans at high interest rates that most Chileans can ill afford. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
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Indian Muslim devotees return after offering prayers on Eid al-Fitr in Bhopal, India, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, the Muslim calendar's ninth and holiest month during which followers are required to abstain from food and drink from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/Rajeev Gupta)
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A visitor to the Gardens by the Bay is silhouetted against illuminated flower billboards on Thursday Aug. 23, 2012 in Singapore. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
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Three people ride on a motorcycle through the banks of the River Tawi flooded due to monsoon rains in Jammu, India, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012. Monsoon rains usually hit India from June to September. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
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Argentine tango dance couple Guido Palacios and Florencia Castilla compete in the stage category at the Tango Dance World Cup 2012 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012. The two-week long event offers hundreds of free dance lessons, concerts and recitals, as professional dancers compete in the championship and teach many the eight basic steps of the dance in the city where it was born. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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Nigeria Muslims attends Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Obalende prayer ground in Lagos, Nigeria, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012. Muslims throughout the world celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday after the holy fasting month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
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Best Pix of the Week

From the campaign trail to whales off the California coast, here are some of the best images from the last week. 

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