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Here is a selection of the most arresting pictures taken in the past seven days around the world. Enjoy!
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Sign painters move their scaffolding into position to continue painting a portrait of Pope Francis on the side of a New York City office building, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. The Pope visits the U.S. beginning Sept. 22 with stops in Washington D.C., New York and Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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A Naga sadhu, or naked Hindu holy man, performs a ritual inside his tent during Kumbh Mela, or Pitcher festival, at Trimbakeshwar, India, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Hindus believe taking a dip in the waters of a holy river during the festival will cleanse them of their sins. The festival is held four times every 12 years. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

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China's Zhang Honglin reacts after getting injured in a mens 110m hurdles round one heat at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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MiG-29 jets of Russian aerobatic group "Strizhi" perform during the MAKS-2015 International Aviation and Space Show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

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In this photo taken Sunday night, Aug. 30, 2015, a child runs between illuminated fountains in Bucharest, Romania. Romania is affected by a heatwave with western and southern regions under a severe weather warning in the coming days. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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Two women dressed in Spanish flamenco style clothes walk down the street, during local festivities in Almeria, southeast Spain, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. During summer time across south Spain there are many local festivities where locals and tourists enjoy the outdoors due to the warm weather. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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Strong winds and waves batter the coast as Tropical Storm Erika approaches Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic, Friday, August 28, 2015. Tropical Storm Erika began to lose steam Friday over the Dominican Republic, but it left behind a trail of destruction that included several people killed on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez)

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Miley Cyrus performs at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

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China's Lu Xiuzhi, left, and compatriot Liu Hong walk through a cooling mist as they compete in the women's 20k race walk at the at the World Athletic Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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In this photo taken July 20, 2015, Chinese veteran Sun Yibai, 97, poses for a photo at his home in Beijing. Veterans such as Sun have long found themselves on the wrong side of the Communist historical narrative. Their service with the Nationalists led to imprisonment, persecution and often death in the years after the 1949 communist revolution. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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Pope Francis delivers his blessing as he celebrates the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. Pope Francis is urging people to work together to stop crimes against migrants, including the 71 who perished in the back of truck traveling the main Budapest-Vienna highway. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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A young couple share a tender moment as a perigee moon, also known as a super moon, rises in the sky in the town of Novogrudok, 150 kilometers (93 miles) west of the capital Minsk, Belarus, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. The supermoon happens when moon is full and makes it closest approach to Earth in her orbit. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

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Dennis Godfrey, with the Great Basin Incident Management Team 4, walks across a bridge from the Gorge Powerhouse, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, near Newhalem, Wash. Smoky conditions grounded helicopters and airplanes Wednesday that had been fighting the fires. (Mark Mulligan/The Herald via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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Britain's Greg Rutherford competes in the final of the mens long jump final at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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Malaysian Army personnel march during the 58th National Day celebrations at the Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

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Fish carcasses litter the Jacarepagua lagoon shore in front of Olympic Park, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Thousands of tilapia, sea bass and mullets started washing up Friday. Brazilian environmentalist and biologist Mario Moscatelli says the fish most likely died because of insufficient oxygen due to pollutants and untreated human waste flowing into the lagoon from nearby condominiums and sprawling shantytowns. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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South Korean army's Surion helicopter fires flare shells during the South Korea-U.S. joint military live-fire drills at Seungjin Fire Training Field in Pocheon, South Korea, near the border with North Korea, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. The South Korean and U.S. soldiers held the combined live fire drill on Friday to display combined firing capabilities between South Korea and the U.S. militaries, showing that they are prepared to defend South Korea against North Korea's possible attack or provocations. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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Participants with ''Extravagansa'' float, 'celebrate after winning the Battle of Flowers Parade, in Laredo, northern Spain, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. For a long months, participants prepare their floats which decorate with thousands flowers during several nights and days previous to take part in the parade. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

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A helicopter makes a water bucket drop as it flies through smoky air while fighting a wildfire that flared up in the late afternoon near Omak, Wash., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Firefighters were holding their own Thursday against the largest wildfire on record in Washington state, even as rising temperatures and increased winds stoked the flames. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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Hindu devotes take a bath in the Godavari River during Kumbh Mela, or Pitcher Festival, in Nasik, India, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. According to Hindu mythology, the Kumbh Mela celebrates the victory of gods over demons in a furious battle over a nectar that would give them immortality. As one of the gods fled with a pitcher of the nectar across the skies, it spilled on four Indian towns- Allahabad, Nasik, Ujjain and Haridwar. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

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In this Aug. 7, 2015, photo a team of scientists climb Sholes Glacier in Mount Baker, Wash. Glaciers on Mount Baker and other mountains in the North Cascades are thinning and retreating. Seven have disappeared over the past three decades, and the overall volume of glaciers in the range, while dozens others are losing mass. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes)

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Humboldt Penguins are led to the weighing scales with a feed of anchovies to encourage them at London Zoo, in London, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. The Zoo held it's annual weigh-in where the vital statistics of animals were taken in an aid for keepers to detect pregnancies and check the animals general wellbeing. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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A hooded man with a colorful outfit known as the 'Cipotegato' acknowledges the crowd after running through the streets of Tarazona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Following a tradition coming from at least the middle of the XVIII century, thousands of people gather every year at midday in Tarazona's main square waiting to throw tomatoes to the Cipotegato character, that represents a prisoner from the local jail that was given the chance to escape to freedom after crossing through a crowded village. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

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Seven-year-old Redefine Aristile leaps over a puddle where a mudslide partially submerged several homes, in rain-soaked Montrouis, Haiti, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Tropical Storm Erika dissipated early Saturday, but it left devastation in its path on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, and parts of Haiti authorities said. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

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South Korean army's K1A1 battle tank fires during the South Korea-U.S. joint military live-fire drills at Seungjin Fire Training Field in Pocheon, South Korea, near the border with North Korea, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. The South Korean and U.S. soldiers held the combined live fire drill on Friday to display combined firing capabilities between South Korea and the U.S. militaries, showing that they are prepared to defend South Korea against North Korea's possible attack or provocations. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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Ottawa Redblacks fan Jimmy Fata looks on during a CFL football game between the Redblacks and Saskatchewan Roughriders, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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A firefighter battles a fire at the Sandone Tire warehouse, early Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Scranton, Pa. Officials said the warehouse houses an estimated 20,000 tires. (Butch Comegys/The Times & Tribune via AP)

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Spains Hector Barbera of Avintia Ducati falls from his bike during Moto GP qualifying at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, England, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

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Cuba's Yordani Garcia lays on the track after falling in a men's 110m hurdles decathlon heat at the World Athletic Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

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In this July 31, 2015 photo, dirt is blasted skywards as a clandestine airstrip is cratered with explosives by Peruvian counternarcotics forces, in the jungle near Ciudad Constitucion, Peru. According to police the airstrip is used by drug traffickers to ship cocaine to neighboring Bolivia. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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The yachts of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race pass under Tower Bridge in London Sunday Aug. 30, 2015. The fleet leaves the London Sunday at the start of their 11 month, 40,000 nautical mile, global circumnavigation. (Chris Ison/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

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A Kashmiri fisherman rows his Shikara, or traditional boat, during sunset at the Dal Lake in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Nestled in the Himalayan mountains and known for its beautiful lakes and saucer-shaped valleys, the Indian portion of Kashmir, is also one of the most militarized places on earth. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

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Bullfighters adjust their capes, or 'capotes' before the ritual entrance to the arena known as 'paseillo' marking the start of the bullfight in San Sebastian De Los Reyes, Spain, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in Spain. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

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Croatia's Blanka Vlasic celebrates after clearing the bar in the women's high jump final at the World Athletic Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

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Balloons of the installation "Heartbeat" are seen at Covent Garden Market in London, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. "Heartbeat" is French artist Charles Petillons first public art installation and his first ever live work outside of France, uniting modern art with world-class architecture. Weaving its way through the South Hall of the Grade II listed Market Building, "Heartbeat" is created from 100,000 white balloons and stretches 54 meters in length and 12 meters in width, incorporating gentle pulsating white light to symbolise the beating of a heart and reflect the history, energy and dynamism of the district. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

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A couple sits on the Santo Domingo sea wall as Tropical Storm Erika approaches the Dominican Republic, Friday, August 28, 2015. Tropical Storm Erika began to lose steam Friday over the Dominican Republic, but it left behind a trail of destruction that included several people killed on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez)

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Spanish bullfighter Alejandro Talavante aims his sword on his way to killing a bull during a bullfight in San Sebastian De Los Reyes, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Bullfight is an ancient tradition in Spain. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

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Keenin Ide, left, of Hilo, Hawaii, and Medea Yankova, of Sofia, Bulgaria, sit near Hilo Bay in Hilo Hawaii, Sunday Aug. 30, 2015. Hurricane Ignacio is forecast to weaken and move north of the Hawaiian Islands on Monday and Tuesday. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)

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A spider is silhouetted against a string of lights, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Overland Park, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Serbia's Ivana Spanovic lands in the sand as she competes in the women's long jump final at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

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Two men lie in a puddle of squashed tomatoes, during the annual "tomatina" tomato fight fiesta, in the village of Bunol, 50 kilometers outside Valencia, Spain, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. The streets of an eastern Spanish town are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual "Tomatina" battle that has become a major tourist attraction. At the annual fiesta in Bunol on Wednesday, trucks dumped 150 tons of ripe tomatoes for some 22,000 participants, many from abroad to throw during the hour-long morning festivities. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)

Best pix of the week

Here is a selection of the most arresting pictures taken in the past seven days around the world. Enjoy!

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