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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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MONZA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 06: Planes fly over the grid before the Formula One Grand Prix of Italy at Autodromo di Monza on September 6, 2015 in Monza, Italy. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
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KYOTO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 06: A tourist takes a photograph in the rain at the famous Sagano Bamboo Forest on September 6, 2015 in Kyoto, Japan. The famous city of Kyoto is going through a massive tourism boom. It recently won the title of World's Best City 2015, for the second consecutive year, in the consumer travel magazine Travel+Leisure, World's Best Awards. The total number of visitors to the city continues to climb year on year and the city has set a goal of achieving 3 million foreign tourists, equating to a tourist spend of 1 trillion yen (approx. $12 billion USD) by the time the Olympics arrive in 2020. However, such a surge in tourist numbers does not come without problems and recently, Kyoto city released two etiquette manuals to help tourists behave respectfully. The manuals, one for " How to use a toilet" and the Akimahen (Don'ts of Kyoto) use cartoons and emoji's to explain 18 rules of correct tourist behavior, some of which include, where to smoke, when to take your shoes off, where and when you are able to take photographs and how to act appropriately at temples and shrines. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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VALLADOLID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 06: Fabien Napias of the French Recortadores company Passion Saltador leaps over a charging bull at the end of the Liga de Corte Puro finals at the Plaza de Toros on September 6, 2015 in Valladolid, Spain. The art consists of leaping, diving and somersaulting over charging bulls. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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VALLEJO, CA - JUNE 20: A Bengal Tiger named Akasha dives into the water after a piece of meat at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom on June 20, 2012 in Vallejo, California. On the first day of summer, temperatures in the San Francisco Bay Area ranged from the mid seventies by the coast to mid nineties inland. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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PORTHCAWL, WALES - FEBRUARY 05: Spectators watch as waves break over the harbour wall at Porthcawl during a high tide on February 5, 2014 in Porthcawl, United Kingdom. High tides combined with gale force winds and further heavy rain mean some parts of the UK are bracing themselves for more flooding. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)
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APIA, SAMOA - SEPTEMBER 09: Calypso Sheridan of Australia emerges from underwater as she competes in the Women's 200m Backstroke preliminaries at the Aquatic Centre of the Tuanaimato Sports Facility on day three of the Samoa 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games on September 9, 2015 in Apia, Samoa. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
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A congregation of birds are silhouetted against a morning sky, in Paraguachon, Colombia, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has expanded an anti-smuggling offensive along the country's frontier with Colombia, and ordered another main crossing, this one in Paraguachon, closed Monday night as part of a two-week-old anti-smuggling offensive. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

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Rawly Stanhope walks with his daughter Cambrin, 3, through a sunflower field, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, near Lawrence, Kan. The 40-acre field, planted annually by the Grinter family, draws hundreds during the weeklong late summer blossoming of the flowers. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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In this Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 photo, Muslim pilgrims circumambulate around the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Thousands of Muslims from all over the world have arrived in Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj, or pilgrimage, to Mecca. Every Muslim is required to perform the hajj, or pilgrimage, to Mecca at least once in his or her lifetime if able to do so. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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Sahara, a rare red-haired female Hamadryas Baboon holds 3 weeks old dark-furred baby in the Ramat Gan Safari Park near Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. A rare red-haired baboon gave birth recently to a dark-haired infant at an Israeli zoo, the first time in decades that one of these light-furred primates has given birth at the zoo. Mor Porat, a zookeeper, said the Safari is ecstatic about the birth of the baby and hopes that the mother's light-furred gene will be passed on to other baboon offspring. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

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Syrian refugee child Jana Makkiyeh, 3, whose family comes from Damascus, Syria, holds a teddy bear while standing near her family's tent at a makeshift camp for asylum seekers in Roszke, southern Hungary, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. Leaders of the United Nations refugee agency warned Tuesday that Hungary faces a bigger wave of 42,000 asylum seekers in the next 10 days and will need international help to provide shelter on its border, where newcomers already are complaining bitterly about being left to sleep in frigid fields. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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Retired Charlotte Fire Department Capt. Tony Bateman holds his niece, Lila Grace Nobles, 3, after helping place 2,997 Flags of Remembrance, at Romare Bearden Park in Charlotte, N.C., in honor of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The event is sponsored by the Firefighter Steven Coakley Foundation, in memory of Coakley a New York City firefighter who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack at the World Trade Center. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 06: Valentin Cretu of Romania takes part in a men's luge training session ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Sanki Sliding Center on February 6, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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The Tribute in Light illuminates the sky behind One World Trade Center and the lower Manhattan skyline, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 in New York. Friday marks the fourteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 on the United States. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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A man rides a bicycle in a road flooded with murky water in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, northeast of Tokyo, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. Two days of torrential rain caused flooding and landslides across much of Japan this week. (Masanori Takei/Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY

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An explosion and smoke rise after an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition at a weapons depot in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. Saudi Arabia is leading a coalition of mainly Gulf nations fighting the Houthis, who seized the capital, Sanaa, last September. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

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Slovakia Erik Vlcek, front, and Juraj Tarr warm up before competing in the men's 1000m Kayak Double during the International Canoe Sprint Challenge on Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. Canoeists at the Olympic test event complained about the polluted water at the venue, but they were most outspoken about the aquatic plants that were tangling with their oars and rudders. An Associated Press, five-month water analysis published July 30 showed astronomically high levels of viruses in all Rio Olympic water. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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Chicago White Sox center fielder Trayce Thompson makes a diving catch of a fly ball from Cleveland Indians' Michael Brantley during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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In this Tuesday, July 14, 2015, photo, Phoe Thaw, center, a member of the White New Blood lethwei fighters club, a Myanmar traditional martial-arts club which practices a rough form of kickboxing, stretches during a practice session in their gym on a street in Oakalarpa, north of Yangon, Myanmar. Three of the club's members competed this summer on a stage a world away from the street gym: a mixed-martial-arts One Championship event broadcast globally on cable television networks, where fighters could receive $1,000 for each fight, according to coach Myint Zaw who started the traditional fighters' club 15 years ago. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

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Youths dressed in gorilla costumes to represent the newly-named gorillas, entertain the crowd by mimicking the animals' behaviour, at a baby gorilla naming ceremony in Kinigi, northern Rwanda Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. Rwanda has named two dozen baby mountain gorillas in an annual naming ceremony that reflects the African country's efforts to protect the endangered animals, which attract large numbers of foreign tourists to the volcano-studded forests where they live. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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A volunteer helps a Syrian boy as he arrives with others at the coast on a dinghy after crossing from Turkey, at the island of Lesbos, Greece, Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. The island of some 100,000 residents has been transformed by the sudden new population of some 20,000 refugees and migrants, mostly from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

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Tamir Rivera, of Newark, N.J., pauses to look at the names on the "Empty Sky" memorial to New Jersey's victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks early Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, in Jersey City, N.J. Victims' relatives began marking the 14th anniversary of Sept. 11 in a subdued gathering Friday at ground zero, with a moment of silence and somber reading of names. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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In this Monday, Sept. 7, 2015 photo, discarded shoes are piled near a smugglers' shack on the beach west of the town of Zuwara, Libya, where bodies continue to wash ashore after two fishing boats bound for Europe carrying migrants and refugees capsized off the Libyan coast on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. As of September 2015, more than 2,800 migrants have died trying to reach Europe, mostly at sea, according to the International Organization for Migration. (AP Photo/Mohamed Ben Khalifa)

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Movistar's Team Nairo Quintana, of Colombia crosses the finish line surrounded by the fog during the 14th stage between Vitoria and Alto Campoo Fuente del Chivo, 215 kilometers (133 miles), of the Spanish Vuelta cycling race that finish in Alto Campoo, northern Spain, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

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A mother reaches out to hold the hand of her young daughter, as they walk home after a church service in the village of Rwinkwavu, near to Akagera National Park, in Rwanda Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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A National Park Ranger's shadow falls on the Wall of Names at sunrise before a Service of Remembrance at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, as the nation marks the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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Smoke rises after an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition on an army base in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. The impoverished country is torn between the Yemeni Shiite rebels, known as the Houthis, allied with army units loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, and forces loyal to exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who fled to Saudi Arabia in March. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

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The Frecce Tricolori Italian Air Force acrobatic squad fly over the Monza circuit prior to the Formula One Italian Grand Prix, at the Monza racetrack, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

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Indian laborers work at a brick kiln in Budgham area, southwest of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. Brick making is an unorganized industry, generally confined to rural and semi-urban areas and is one of the largest employment-generating industries in India. The laborers usually work in hard conditions for 12-14 hours a day to reach a target of 1,000 to 1,200 bricks a day, earning between US$ 100 to 140 a month.(AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

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Filipino children play alongside a retired McDonnell Douglas DC-9 plane, which was placed on a vacant lot near their homes in suburban Paranaque city, south of Manila, Philippines, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. The local government plans to build a public park on the lot, with the retired passenger jet as its main attraction. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

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People on the London Eye look at London landmark Big Ben during a a bright September morning in London, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

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Policemen walk on a flooded road in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, northeast of Tokyo, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. The sun came out a day after a raging river washed away houses and forced people to rooftops as dozens of residents were airlifted out by military helicopters Friday morning after waiting overnight in the city. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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People inside houses wait to be rescued as the houses are submerged in water flooded from a river in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, northeast of Tokyo Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. Heavy rain is pummeling Japan for a second straight day, overflowing rivers and causing landslides and localized flooding in the eastern part of the country. (Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

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Indian laborers carry a ladder as they work at a brick kiln in Budgham area, southwest of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. Brick making is an unorganized industry, generally confined to rural and semi-urban areas and is one of the largest employment-generating industries in India. The laborers usually work in hard conditions for 12-14 hours a day to reach a target of 1,000 to 1,200 bricks a day, earning between US$ 100 to 140 a month.(AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

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The orange sky of sunrise is captured behind the skyline of Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, on the first day back to work for the U.S. Congress after their summer recess. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

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A Supporter of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez cries as she listens to Lopez's guilty verdict at Bolivar square, in Chacao, Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. Lopez has been found guilty of inciting violence for his role as leader of a sometimes bloody protest movement in 2014, and was sentenced to almost 14 years in prison. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

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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