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Best Pix of the Week
From the devastation from Isaac to the landmarks of Paris, here are some of the most captivating images from the last week. 

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3D glasses are pictured in front of a 3D TV screen at the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Aug.31, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
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A Palestinian youth jumps into the Mediterranean sea on the beach at the port of Gaza City, Gaza, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. (AP photo/Hatem Moussa)
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A shoebill is displayed at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
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People walk beside an illuminated model of the Eiffel Tower (12 meters high) in the landscape park Miniwelt (Miniworld) during the sunset in Lichtenstein, eastern Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. The cultural park Miniworld presents about 100 original and true-to detail buildings and technical facilities at a 1:25 scale ranging on an area of 6,5 hectares. All buildings invite the visitors to take a walk through the last 3,500 years of building history, moving from the ancient world to present. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
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Performers with umbrellas are suspended in the air during the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Paralympics in London, Wednesday Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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Oil floats on water in the foreground as half-sunk Cyprus flag carrier Thmothrmopolyseara lies in the Indian ocean, off the southern suburban coast of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. Authorities mobilized coast guards and volunteers to clean beaches following an oil spill after the Thmothrmopolyseara, sank off-shore due to bad weather, newspapers reported. The ship sank Thursday after remaining in anchorage for over three years following a dispute over its cargo. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
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A boy swims in water collected from a stone spout near Bangalamukhi temple in Katmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. There are dozens of centuries-old stone spouts that are still used to collect household water or as public bathing areas in the city. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
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People sit on a bench along the seawall in the storm surge from Isaac, on Lakeshore Drive along Lake Pontchartrain, as the storm approaches landfall, in New Orleans, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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Partially reflected in a glass shelf, journalists cover a news conference of members of Syrian opposition groups presenting the program of the project 'The Day After: Supporting a democratic transition in Syria', in Berlin, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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Two circus lions rest in their cage on zoo grounds, in Asuncion, Paraguay,Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. The lions are two of the seven African lions and nine Bengal tigers from an Argentine circus that were stuck in a Paraguayan border town for two months and recently moved to a shaded area at the Asuncion Zoo where Paraguay's wildlife agency hopes they will be more comfortable as circus owners and Argentine officials work out the circus animals' paperwork for re-entry. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
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Children play in the water fountain in Tokyo, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
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A man carrying a bottle in his mouth slips as he wades through a flooded street, triggered by Tropical Storm Isaac, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Tropical Storm Isaac swept across Haiti's southern peninsula early Saturday, dousing a capital city prone to flooding and adding to the misery of a poor nation still trying to recover from the 2010 earthquake. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
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A firefighter works amid smoke from a raging forest fire in Ojen, southern Spain, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. Spanish officials say some 4,000 people have been evacuated from their houses as a wildfire abetted by strong winds spread rapidly through hills around the popular southern tourist city of Marbella. (AP Photo/Sergio Torres)
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A deserted Bourbon Street in the French Quarter is shown as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, in New Orleans. Hurricane Isaac made landfall south of New Orleans Tuesday night. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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A child plays with a net at a alley Friday Aug. 31, 2012 in Shanghai, China. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
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Firefighters douse a fuel tank at the Amuay refinery near Punto Fijo, Venezuela,Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Officials said Tuesday that all fires have been extinguished at Venezuela's biggest oil refinery after raging for more than three days following a deadly explosion early Saturday. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
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Russia's couple Taisiya Finenkov, top, and Dmitry Vasin compete during the 2012 Tango Dance World Cup stage finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Couples from around the world competed in the finals Argentina's annual tango competition, the highlight of a two-week festival which this year honored Astor Piazzolla, the legendary composer and bandoneonista who revived the genre and infuriated purists by blending tango with rock music in the 1970s. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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A boat woman rows a tourist boat on a water canal Friday Aug. 31, 2012 in Shanghai, China. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
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Ukraine's Laroslav Semenenko stretches ahead of Men's 100m Backstroke S6 category at the 2012 Paralympics Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
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Protesters shield themselves from a police water canon after a student protest ended in clashes with authorities in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Protesters in favor of education reform say the education system fails families with poor quality public schools, expensive private universities, unprepared teachers and banks that make education loans at high interest rates most Chileans can ill afford. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
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A reveler dances with a police officer as another police officer reacts during the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. Europe's biggest street festival will reach its climax today with hundreds of thousands of revelers and brightly-dressed performers flocking to the capital for the headline day of Notting Hill Carnival. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
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Fans use umbrellas to stay dry during a rain delay at the 2012 US Open Tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
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Revelers play with tomato pulp during the annual "tomatina" tomato fight fiesta in the village of Bunol, near Valencia, Spain, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. Bunol's town hall estimated more than 40,000 people, some from as far away as Japan and Australia, took up arms Wednesday with 100 tons of tomatoes in the yearly food fight known as the 'Tomatina' now in its 64th year. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
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People wade through flooded streets after Tropical Storm Isaac hit Barahona, Dominican Republic, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Authorities said they evacuated nearly 3,000 people from low-lying areas, and at least 10 rural settlements were cut off by flooding. Power was out in parts of the capital, Santo Domingo, but there were no reports of injuries. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
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A Yemeni youth cools off under a waterfall on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
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Argentina's Jose Luis Medina and Maria Natalia Liendo Jimenez, top, compete during the 2012 Tango Dance World Cup stage finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Couples from around the world competed in the finals Argentina's annual tango competition, the highlight of a two-week festival which this year honored Astor Piazzolla, the legendary composer and bandoneonista who revived the genre and infuriated purists by blending tango with rock music in the 1970s. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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A doll covered by mud lies in the floor of a flooded house after the passing of Tropical Storm Isaac in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday Aug. 26, 2012. The death toll in Haiti from Tropical Storm Isaac has climbed to seven after an initial report of four deaths, the Haitian government said Sunday. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
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A farmer plows in a paddy field at a village near Pathein, Irrawaddy Delta, Myanmar, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)
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A clown performs during a media preview of "Slava's Snowshow" on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands. The show was created by renowned Russian clown Slava Polunin in 1993. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
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An elderly Indian attends a protest to demand a universal old age pension in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. The protestors demanded a pension amount of USD$ 36 per month as opposed to the governments proposal of USD$ 9 per month. (AP Photo/ Manish Swarup)
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Cows are stranded in floodwaters after Isaac came through the region, in Plaquemines Parish, La., Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. Isaac staggered toward central Louisiana early Thursday, its weakening winds still potent enough to drive storm surge into portions of the coast and the River Parishes between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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Isaac Fields, left, and Victor Jones use street signs to paddle a boat out of their flooded neighbor, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in LaPlace, La. Isaac has caused major flooding in the region. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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Indian protesters shout as they are hit with a police water cannon during an anti corruption protest near the Prime Minister's official residence in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. Indian police detained scores of anti-corruption activists trying to march to the homes of top political leaders in New Delhi to protest a scandal involving the sale of coal fields without competitive bidding. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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A woman jogs along Bayshore Boulevanrd in between squalls blowing across the bay in Tampa, Fla., Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. The Republican National Convention has delayed it's start because of the approaching tropical storm Isaac which is churning it's way across the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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Members of a family walk on a street as flames rise after an explosion at the Amuay refinery near Punto Fijo, Venezuela, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. Venezuelans who live next to the country's biggest oil refinery said they smelled a strong odor of sulfur hours before a gas leak ignited in an explosion on Saturday that killed at least 39 people and injured more than 80. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie walks onto the stage at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP J. Scott Applewhite)
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A man checks hand-made umbrellas left drying at a family umbrella workshop in Pathein, Irrawaddy Delta, Myanmar, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)
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A boy bathes in water from a stone spout near Bangalamukhi temple in Katmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. There are dozens of centuries-old stone spouts that are still used to collect household water or as public bathing areas in the city. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
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In this Aug. 26, 2012, Catholic nun Maria Reyes, from the Carmelitas del Purgatorio order, who is a follower of Our Lady of the Rosary religious sect, wears an image of the Virgin Mary in Nueva Jerusalen, Mexico. Sect members say Our Lady of the Rosary left instructions for followers on how to live, including no public education, which is at the heart of a confrontation brewing at the complex among the sect's traditionalists, its more reformist members and the Mexican government. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
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A Sri Lankan child holds bananas to feed wild elephants, separated by an electric fence at the Udawalawa Wildlife Sanctuary, in Udawalawa, Sri Lanka, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
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Texas delegate Clint Moore and the rest of Texas delegates fashion their cowboy hats at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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People make their way in a flooded street from heavy rain in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Pakistani officials say heavy monsoon rains that triggered flooding in the country have caused dozens of deaths. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)
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A Pakistani army soldier arranges ammunition reportedly recovered from hideouts of militants in tribal areas, as they are displayed in Peshawar, Pakistan on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)
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A model displays a Spring/Summer design by Francis Montesinos during Madrid's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, in Madrid, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza)
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A firefighting helicopter transporting a water bucket heads towards a fire in Ojen, southern Spain, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. Spanish officials say some 4,000 people have been evacuated from their houses as a wildfire abetted by strong winds spread rapidly through hills around the popular southern tourist city of Marbella. (AP Photo/Sergio Torres)
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A Syrian boy, who fled his home in Marea due to fighting between the Syrian army and the rebels, is adorned in the colors of the Syrian revolutionary flag as he and his family take refuge at the Bab Al-Salameh border crossing, in hopes of entering one of the refugee camps in Turkey, near the Syrian town of Azaz, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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Best Pix of the Week

From the devastation from Isaac to the landmarks of Paris, here are some of the most captivating images from the last week. 

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