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Best Pix Of The Week
From risky skydiving in Chicago to children cooling off on the streets of Madrid and Muslims devoutly marking the end of Ramadan, here are the most arresting images of the week.  
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In this photo provided by Skydive Chicago, escape artist Anthony Martin falls while handcuffed and locked inside a box after being dropped from an airplane over Ottawa, Ill., Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Skydive Chicago, Joe Silva)
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A helicopter drops water over a wildfire on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, in Cabazon, Calif. About 1,500 people have fled and three are injured as a wildfire in the Southern California mountains quickly spreads. Several small communities have evacuated. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Firefighters battle a wildfire, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, in Cabazon, Calif. About 1,500 people have fled and three are injured as a wildfire in the Southern California mountains quickly spreads. Several small communities have evacuated. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Iranian women leave after the Eid al-Fitr prayer in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. The Eid al-Fitr celebration marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims all over the world fast from sunrise to sunset. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
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Palestinians and Israelis enjoy the Mediterranean sea during the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. The three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. 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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Demonstrators wearing masks of Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez and her late husband Nestor Kirchner dressed as detainees inside a mock jail cell protest against the government in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. Demonstrators are angered by rising inflation, violent crime and high-profile corruption. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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A man sitting at an outdoor bar drinks beer as demonstrators march past him shouting slogans against Rio de Janeiro's Governor Sergio Cabral in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. Protestors are demanding better working conditions and improved public services. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
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Jordan Garcia performs a bri-out with his scooter as he attempts various stunts at the skate park inside Doc Romeo Park, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in Las Vegas. After blistering heat persisted through much of July in southern Nevada, lower and more normal temperatures have followed recently drawing life back to the outdoor recreation areas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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A protestor sleeps on the second floor inside the Indian Museum complex, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. A group of indigenous people and their supporters have re-occupied the museum complex months after police ousted the group in a violent takeover. The crumbling complex sits next to Rios legendary Maracana football stadium, where the final of next years World Cup will be played. Under the stadiums costly refurbishment plan, the museum was meant to be demolished to make way for a shopping mall and a parking lot. (AP Photo/Nicolas Tanner)
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A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi cries while praying outside Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, where protesters have installed a camp and hold daily rallies at Nasr City in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
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A sailing ship makes it past Chicago Harbor Light during a rain storm in Chicago, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. A group of Tall Ships as well as racing sailboats are in Chicago through August 11th. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)
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A Chinese man takes a nap near T-shirts on display for sale at an outdoor bazaar in Beijing, China, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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Devotees chant Hare Krishna and dance in downtown Rome, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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Rain drops fall from the branches of a pine tree as Scott Piercy walks up the fairway on the ninth hole during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Oak Hill Country Club, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, in Pittsford, N.Y. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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A boat woman rows a tourist boat on a canal under summer heat in Shanghai, China, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. Hot weather has set in with temperatures rising up more 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in Shanghai. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
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An Iranian woman prays as she attends the Eid al-Fitr prayer in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. The Eid al-Fitr celebration marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims all over the world fast from sunrise to sunset. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
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An Indian Muslim boy watcghes prayers on Eid al-Fitr in Gauhati, India, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims all over the world fast from sunrise to sunset. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
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A bride is helped with her dress as she walks past Saint Basil's Cathedral whilst having a photo session in Moscow's Red Square, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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Indonesian Muslim women walk before Eid al-Fitr prayer that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
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A woman uses a parasol in the afternoon heat at the Bund, one of the most popular tourist spots in Shanghai, China, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. Hot weather has set in with temperatures rising up to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in Shanghai. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
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A Sudanese homeless family rest on the side of a highway in Khartoum,Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. Floods that hit different areas in Sudan this week have lead to destructions of hundreds of homes, death of scores and dozens injured. (AP Photo/Abd Raouf)
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People demonstrate against Tunisia's Islamist-led government, Tuesday Aug. 6, 2013 in Tunis. The assassination of leading leftist politician Mohammed Brahmi on July 25, the second opposition figure to be assassinated this year in Tunisia, has plunged the country into a crisis with anti-government protests, the resignation of a cabinet minister, and a walkout by dozens of lawmakers. The demonstration commemorates also six months of the assassination of another left-wing opposition legislator, Chokri Belaid, in February. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)
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Bahraini Police officers work at a new checkpoint on a road leading to the U.S. Embassy in Manama, Bahrain, on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. The U.S. Embassy in Bahrain is one of 19 American diplomatic posts across the Middle East and Africa ordered closed following terror threats.(AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
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This view shows two other towers, in front of and behind a 10-story apartment building destroyed by a Tuesday gas explosion that killed 10 people, in Rosario, Argentina, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. Argentine firefighters found signs of life Wednesday, searching through a huge pile of rubble, all that was left of a 10-story apartment building destroyed by a gas explosion that injured dozens and left 13 unaccounted for. (AP Photo/Alejandro Rio)
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EDS NOTE : SPANISH LAW REQUIRES THAT THE FACES OF MINORS ARE MASKED IN PUBLICATIONS WITHIN SPAIN. A young girl enjoys the moving carousel on one of the horses during a summer morning, in Pamplona northern Spain on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
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Elizabeth Hemphill judges a rabbit during the Rabbit Show at the Vinland Fair near Vinland, Kan., Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. A pet parade, box turtle races and poultry show are part of the 106-year-old fair. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
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Summer vacationers pack a mammoth pool at the Tokyo Summerland in Akiruno on the outskirts of Tokyo, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. About 12,000 people flocked to the pool to cool off under heat on Sunday. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
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A visitor views the front page of the Washington Post, displayed outside the Newseum in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, a day after it was announced that Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post for $250 million. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Bangladeshi Muslims ride on the roof of an overcrowded train to head home ahead of Eid al-Fitr as it rains in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. Muslims across the world are preparing for the arrival of Eid al-Fitr, the festival marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
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People raise their arms dancing in a disco, in the Toscany region sea resort of Castiglione della Pescaia Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
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In this Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 photo, a labor workers weeps during Friday payers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Across Muslim world, families gather at sunset after the daylong fast during the holy month of Ramadan. In a parking lot in Dubai, a group of Muslim laborers from India separated from their homeland like millions of other workers across the Gulf join for a game of cricket and to swap stories late into the evening. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
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People cool down in a fountain beside Manzanares river in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. Madrid has been experiencing hot weather this week as temperatures reach up to 39 degrees Celsius (102 Fahrenheit) on Thursday. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki).
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Filipino women Muslims play as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, at Manila's Rizal Park, Philippines Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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A lawmaker leaves the Texas House of Representatives after they passes a final transportation funding bill and adjourned, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, in Austin , Texas. The Texas House has passed a bill and the proposed constitutional amendment that would boost spending for roads and bridges. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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Police in an armored vehicle secure a road leading to the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. The State Department on Tuesday ordered non-essential personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen to leave the country. The department said in a travel warning that it had ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. government personnel from Yemen "due to the continued potential for terrorist attacks" and said U.S. citizens in Yemen should leave immediately because of an "extremely high" security threat level. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
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Bear runs through the cool waters of the Guadalupe River as he returns a ball to his owner, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in New Braunfels, Texas. With temperatures topping the 100 degree mark, people are still gravitating to the the recreational area to keep cool. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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In this photo shot with a fisheye lend, riders enjoy a ride at the Indiana State Fair Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, in Indianapolis. The State Fair runs through Sunday, Aug. 18. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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Indonesian Muslim youths are seen through the windows of a mosque as they perform Eid al-Fitr morning prayers that mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Porong, East Java, Indonesia, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. Muslims have begun celebrating their holiest holiday with solemn sunrise prayers despite concerns over violence looming in parts of Asia and elsewhere. (AP Photo/Trisnadi)
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A baby gorilla plays with a puddle inside an air conditioned room at a zoo in Shanghai, China, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. Hot weather has set in with temperatures rising up to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in Shanghai. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
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A vendor naps near his flowers during a hot afternoon in Beijing, China, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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A Catholic faithful holds images of Pope Francis outside Saint Cayetano church in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. Pilgrims camp outside the church every year to touch the statue of Argentina's patron saint of work, St. Cayetano, on his feast day Aug. 7. For the last 15 years, when Pope Francis was still Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, he preached at the main sanctuary of Saint Cayetano and is known to have great devotion to this miraculous saint. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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Riva aged 6, poses for photographs beside a pair of large-scale Victorian leather "Ivy Brand" Exhibition Balmoral boots, circa 1880, during a photocall at Christie's auction house in London, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. The boots, are estimated to fetch between 10,000 and 12,000 pounds ($15,352 to $18,423 and 11,564 to 13,876 euro) in an "Out of the Ordinary" sale on September 5. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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An FBI agent watches as the house where three women were held captive and raped for more than a decade is being demolished Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, in Cleveland. Authorities want to make sure the rubble isn't sold online as "murderabilia," though no one died there. The house was torn down as part of a deal that spared Ariel Castro a possible death sentence. He was sentenced last week to life in prison plus 1,000 years. Castro apologized but blamed his addiction to pornography. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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Visitors cool off at a water theme park in Shanghai, China, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. Hot weather has set in with temperatures rising up more 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in Shanghai. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
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Members of Myanmar's prominent 88 generation students group hold symbolic wreaths during a march in downtown Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. More than a million people protested following the government's sudden demonetization of the currency in September 1987, in which brought down longtime dictator Ne Win, but replaced him with a new group of generals who brutally crushed the protests killing an estimated 3,000 people. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
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A man puts up a fan to block off the strong sun in the afternoon heat at the Bund, one of the most popular tourist spots in the city, in Shanghai, China, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. Hot weather has set in with temperatures rising up to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in Shanghai. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
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Bernie Kozen, left, stands near the scene, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, where a shooting occurred Monday night at the Ross Township Municipal Building, in Saylorsburg, Pa. A witness said Kozen, West End Open Space Commission executive director, "bear-hugged the gunman and took him down." Rockne Newell has been arraigned on homicide charges and other counts after police say he fatally shot three people during a municipal meeting amid a dispute with the township. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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In this Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 photo, a cow wades its way through flood water in Khartoum, Sudan. Heavy rains this week have flooded roads in the capital Khartoum and other parts of the country. (AP Photo/Abd Raouf)
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An anti-government protester scuffles with Thai riot police during a protest against an amnesty bill in Bangkok, Thailand Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. Thai lawmakers began debating a controversial bill that many people fear could pave the way for an ousted prime minister to return, as hundreds of defiant protesters gathered near the parliament in Thailands capital despite a strict law invoked by the government.(AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
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Pakistani boys share an umbrella as rain pours in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
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A man watches paper lanterns for the repose of the souls of the atomic bombing victims in the Motoyasu River near the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, western Japan, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. Japan marked the 68th anniversary Tuesday of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima with a somber ceremony to honor the dead and pledges to seek to eliminate nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
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A man salvages damaged road barriers with a child and woman while driving past a government propaganda poster with a slogan which reads "China, Forward!" in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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Indian Muslim children hug and wish each other after offering Eid prayers in New Delhi, India, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims all over the world fast from sunrise to sunset. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
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A small plane flies over a wildfire burning near Banning, Calif., on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. About 1,500 people have fled and three are injured as the wildfire in the Southern California mountains quickly spreads. Several small communities have evacuated. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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A Palestinian woman prays in the Mediterranean sea during the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. The three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. 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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A child cools off at a fountain in a park in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. Temperatures reached 37 degrees Centigrade (98.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in western and southern Romania.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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A local resident gestures to a military helicopter dropping water over a burning forest in Varibobi, a northwestern suburb of Athens, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. A large wildfire raged through the suburb burning about four homes. No injuries were reported. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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A photograph of goats on a lawn sign directs reporters to where goats will be released at Congressional Cemetery in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. More than 100 goats will be taking over Washington's Historic Congressional Cemetery to help clean up brush in an area away from the graves. The goats will graze 24 hours a day for six days to eliminate vines, poison ivy and weeds, while also "fertilizing the ground." (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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Iranian President Hasan Rouhani speaks at his first press conference since taking office, at the presidency compound in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. Rouhani says his country is ready for "serious" and swift talks with world powers over the nation's controversial nuclear program. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
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In this July 16, 2013 photo, Lisbon native and bullfighter Nuno Casquinha, choreographs moves before a performance at a bullfighting event in Lachaqui, Peru. Casquinha has got 48 Peruvian bullfights notched, and his confidence is up. Im going to leave here a winner, a well-known figure in bullfighting. Ill make a mark. I wont return to Europe a failure, Casquinha asserted during one of his daily two-hour training sessions. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
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Air Force personnel stand at attention as Air Force One, with President Barack Obama aboard, prepares to taxi down the runway at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. Obama is traveling to Arizona and California. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Seen through marble stone railings, a newly wedded couple, center, pose for photos while two assistants wave a silk ribbon at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. The temple, built in 1420, was used by emperors to hold annual ceremonies of sacrifice to worship heaven and to pray for abundant harvests. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)
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A club wielded by Vijay Singh, of Fiji, lifts a ball from a bunker on the eighth hole during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament at Oak Hill Country Club, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, in Pittsford, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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A villager washes his buffalos as his dog walks on the rocks nearby in a stream in Ciomas, West Java, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
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A man dressed as a torero leaves the Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, Spain, Sunday Aug. 4, 2013. The 'torero' was touting for business offering to pose with tourists for money outside the bullring. (AP Photo/Paul White)
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Summer vacationers pack a mammoth pool at the Tokyo Summerland in Akiruno on the outskirts of Tokyo, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. About 12,000 people flocked to the pool to cool off under heat on Sunday. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
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Iran's new President Hasan Rouhani, left, and judiciary chief Sadeq Larijani, greet each other after Rouhani swore-in at the parliament, in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. Iran's new president on Sunday called on the West to abandon the "language of sanctions" in dealing with his country over its contentious nuclear program, hoping to ease the economic pressures now grinding its people. Rouhani spoke after being sworn in as president in an open session of parliament Sunday, capping a weekend that saw him endorsed by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader. Parliament speaker Ali Larijani, sits top center. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
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The Atomic Bomb Dome is silhouetted at sunset in Hiroshima, western Japan, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. Hiroshima marks the 68th anniversary of the world's first atomic bombing Tuesday.(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
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Afghan men prepare the graves of 14 civilians, killed a bomb explosion in Nangarhar provinces Ghany Khel district, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug 8, 2013. Officials say a bomb planted in a graveyard in rural eastern Afghanistan has killed 14 members of the same family as they were marking the start of a major Muslim holiday with a visit to the tombs of relatives. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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A Bahraini armored personnel vehicle reinforces U.S. Embassy security just outside a gate to the embassy building in Manama, Bahrain, on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. Security forces close access roads, put up extra blast walls and beef up patrols near some of the 21 U.S. diplomatic missions in the Muslim world that Washington ordered closed for the weekend over a ``significant threat'' of an al-Qaida attack. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
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An Indonesian woman smokes fish meat at a fishing village in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Slamet Riyadi)
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A street musician plays an accordion to earn money in front of graffiti in a side street of the tourist area of ??Plaka, central Athens, on Monday Aug. 5, 2013 as the fine August weather continued in Athens. Meanwhile Greek firefighters were battling a large wildfire in a hamlet north of Athens that has burnt at least two homes and is threatening others. The fire broke out Monday at Avra near Marathon, some 50 kilometers (30 miles) from Athens. It spread quickly because of strong winds. No injuries were reported . (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis)
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Presidential guards perform during the change of guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis)
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The trunk of a tree burns as a firefighters works to control the fire in the outskirts of Cebreros, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. Officials say more than 550 firefighters backed up by 17 water-carrying aircraft are trying to bring a large wildfire under control, 92 kilometers (57 miles) west of Madrid. Regional government spokesman Francisco Jose Sanchez says that although the flames, which were first detected Saturday, are still raging out of control a day later, he was hopeful the fire could be contained in coming hours, declaring there is some evidence the fire had been started deliberately and investigators are looking into the outbreak. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
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A fisherman cast his rod on the beach at Montara State Park on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, in Montara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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In this aerial photo the dome of the Smolny Cathedral is seen in St.Petersburg, Russia, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, with the Neva River on the background. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
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People enjoy a foam party in a disco, in the Toscany region sea resort of Castiglione della Pescaiadella Pescaia, Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
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A Filipino woman waits to be transferred to their new home as they are relocated by the government from their makeshift huts along a waterway in San Juan, east of Manila, Philippines on Monday Aug. 5, 2013. The government has stepped-up efforts to relocate squatters living dangerously along rivers and other high-risk areas to safer communities. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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A woman does her knitting in the doorway of a house in central Madrid, Spain Tuesday Aug. 6, 2013. With the recent hot weather, many people spend more time in the street in the evenings. (AP Photo/Paul White)
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Iraqi Muslims exchange greetings after the Eid dawn prayers outside the Abu Hanifa mosque on the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday in the Azamiyah area of north Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. The three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan and is traditionally celebrated with special cookies, presents and new clothes. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
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Best Pix Of The Week

From risky skydiving in Chicago to children cooling off on the streets of Madrid and Muslims devoutly marking the end of Ramadan, here are the most arresting images of the week.  

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