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Best pix of the week
From the World Tango Championship in Argentina to the wildfires on the West Coast, here are the most arresting photographs taken in the past seven days.
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Adrian Sova, 4, squats down in front of the replica fire hydrant in the Splashpark to take the plunge on one of the last days of summer vacation in Hartford, Ill., Monday Aug. 17, 2015. Most Southwestern Illinois school students return to classes this week, many on Wednesday. (John Badman/The Telegraph via AP) BELLEVILLE NEWS-DEMOCRAT OUT; ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

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Colombian dancers Liliana Macchiabello and Alejandro Triunveri compete in the first round of the stage category at the World Tango Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. Hundreds of couples from around the world are competing in the championship's two categories: salon, and stage. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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An air tanker drops red fire retardant on a wildfire near Twisp, Wash., Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. Authorities on Wednesday afternoon urged people in the north-central Washington town to evacuate because of a fast-moving wildfire. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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Troy Munford soaks in the waters of Sunday River in Riley Township, Maine, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. Munford, a tour and travel sales manager at the Sunday River Ski Resort, and many of his co-workers were enjoying an afternoon escape from work to beat the heat at the river. "The whole office played hooky," he said. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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Lebanese activists are sprayed by riot police using water cannons, during a protest against the ongoing trash crisis, in front of the government house, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. Lebanon's health minister says the country is on the brink of a "major health disaster" unless an immediate solution is found for its mounting trash problem. Garbage has been collecting on the streets in Lebanon for the past month amid government paralysis and inability to agree on a solution after Beirut's main landfill was closed down. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

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Festival-goers enjoy the Color Party at the 23rd Sziget (Island) Festival on Shipyard Island, northern Budapest, Hungary, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, centre, sits on board a bathyscaphe as it plunges into the Black sea along the coast of Sevastopol, Crimea, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. President Vladimir Putin plunged into the Black Sea to see the wreckage of a sunk ancient merchant ship which was found in the end of May. (Alexei Nikolsky/RIA-Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

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Men compete in the RS:X Windsurfer event during a sailing test, ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, in Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

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In this Aug. 10, 2015, photo, a fireworks vendor launches a rocket during Managua's patron saint, Santo Domingo de Guzman's celebration, in Managua, Nicaragua. Vendors hawk all kinds of religious items, carnival food, games of chance, toys and popular art, while the devout pay their promise to the saint. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

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A tanker drops fire retardant on a fire that flared-up Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, in Twisp, Wash. ildfires rampaged across the drought-choked West on Thursday as authorities scrambled for resources to beat back the flames. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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Samantha Rudin Earls and her daughter Elle, 3, take an inaugural ride on the SeaGlass Carousel at the Battery, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, in New York. The ride will be open to the public seven days a week from 10 am to 10 pm. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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With the Washington Monument in the background, members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard participate in a burial service for retired Air Force Chief Master Sgt. James C. Binnicker at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. Binnicker was the 9th chief master sergeant of the Air Force from 1986-1990. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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In this Aug. 4, 2015 photo, Jose Martin Tallen, 46, poses for a portrait dressed as an Indian during Managua's patron saint, Santo Domingo de Guzman's celebration, in Managua, Nicaragua. Tallen who is originally from the country's Caribbean coast says that he has been a devotee of Santo Domingo since he was six years old. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

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The sun rises in smokey air over a burnt-out ridge along Twisp River Road in Twisp, Wash. Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, the day after three firefighters were killed fighting a wildfire near the town. Firefighters on several fronts are fighting against raging wildfires advancing on towns in the north-central part of the state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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Cheerleaders are silhouetted as they rehearse on the track at the Bird's Nest Stadium in preparation for the upcoming World Athletics Championships in Beijing Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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An Indian from the Amazon region of Ecuador takes part in a protest march in Quito, Ecuador, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. The march was called by labor unions and indigenous organizations to protests against policies of President Rafeal Correa. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

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Onlookers stand on vehicles and watch as a wild male elephant, who got separated from his herd, pulls itself out of muddy pit on the outskirts of Gauhati, India, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. The herd of wild elephants was coming down from a nearby hill of Indias northeastern state of Meghalaya on the outskirts of Gauhati, the capital of Assam state. As the pressure of population pushes human habitation closer to forests incidents of wild animals straying into cities is increasingly reported. No incident involving the wild elephant was reported. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

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Fireworks from Nagaoka City, Japan, explode over Ford Island to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Hawaii, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

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Partizan Belgrade's Darko Brasanac, left, vies for the ball with BATEs Vitali Rodionov during the Champions League play-offs first leg soccer match between BATE Borisov and Partizan Belgrade, in Borisov, Belarus, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

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A wildfire burns behind a home on Twisp River Road, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 in Twisp, Wash. Authorities on Wednesday afternoon urged people in the north-central Washington town to evacuate because of a fast-moving wildfire. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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A lobsterman motors through a channel between islands as he leaves Cape Porpoise Harbor at sunrise Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, in Kennebunkport, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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An Indian woman worker sweeps the red carpet laid for head of the states and leaders from Pacific Island countries at Rambagh Palace in Jaipur, India, Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. The Pacific Island leaders are in Jaipur to participate in the Forum for India-Pacific Island Countries (FIPIC) Summit. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

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A road surrounded by burned land and leading to the charred remains of a property is shown in Livermore, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. Wildfires rampaged across the drought-choked West on Thursday as authorities scrambled for resources to beat back the flames. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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In this Aug. 10, 2015 photo, an intoxicated man lies on the street during Managua's patron saint, Santo Domingo de Guzman's celebration, in Managua, Nicaragua. During the 10 days of festivities revelers and devotees dance to live music and drink huge amounts of liquor both in and outside the church in raucous merrymaking. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

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A rider falls during the ancient Palio of Siena, the famous break-neck bareback horse race run, in Siena, Italy, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Paolo Lazzeroni)

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Migrant children watch a homeless kitten walking by as they rest while waiting to be registered at a police station at the southeastern island of Kos, Greece, early Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. Greece this year has been overwhelmed by record numbers of migrants arriving on its eastern Aegean islands, with more than 160,000 landing so far. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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A pile of garbage lies on the bank of the Beirut River as polluted water flows past and into the Mediterranean Sea, in Karantina, east Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. Health Minister Wael Abu Faour said Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 that the country is on the brink of a "major health disaster" unless an immediate solution is found for the country's trash. Garbage has been collecting on streets in Lebanon for the past month amid government paralysis and inability to agree on a solution after Beirut's main landfill was closed down. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Best pix of the week

From the World Tango Championship in Argentina to the wildfires on the West Coast, here are the most arresting photographs taken in the past seven days.

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