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Pictures of the month: August

Tourists walk past a giant hand structure on the Gold Bridge on Ba Na hill near Danang City, Vietnam, August 1. REUTERS/Kham

Tourists walk past a giant hand structure on the Gold Bridge on Ba Na hill near Danang City, Vietnam, August 1. REUTERS/Kham

Tourists walk past a giant hand structure on the Gold Bridge on Ba Na hill near Danang City, Vietnam, August 1. REUTERS/Kham
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Ayah, 37, a wearer of the niqab weeps as she is embraced by a police officer during a demonstration against the Danish face veil ban in Copenhagen, Denmark, August 1. 



REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Ayah, 37, a wearer of the niqab weeps as she is embraced by a police officer during a demonstration against the Danish face veil ban in Copenhagen, Denmark, August 1. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Ayah, 37, a wearer of the niqab weeps as she is embraced by a police officer during a demonstration against the Danish face veil ban in Copenhagen, Denmark, August 1. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the Italian port city of Genoa, Italy, August 14. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the Italian port city of Genoa, Italy, August 14. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the Italian port city of Genoa, Italy, August 14. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
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A Maasai boy bites a bull's heart during an initiation into an age group ceremony near the town of Bisil, Kajiado county, Kenya, August 23. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A Maasai boy bites a bull's heart during an initiation into an age group ceremony near the town of Bisil, Kajiado county, Kenya, August 23. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A Maasai boy bites a bull's heart during an initiation into an age group ceremony near the town of Bisil, Kajiado county, Kenya, August 23. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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A woman is concealed as she walks through a field of very tall sunflowers to cut some down in Ballygawley, Northern Ireland, August 12. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A woman is concealed as she walks through a field of very tall sunflowers to cut some down in Ballygawley, Northern Ireland, August 12. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A woman is concealed as she walks through a field of very tall sunflowers to cut some down in Ballygawley, Northern Ireland, August 12. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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Pope Francis prays in front of a candle lit to remember victims of abuse by the church, inside St Mary's Pro Cathedral during his visit to Dublin, Ireland, August 25. 

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Pope Francis prays in front of a candle lit to remember victims of abuse by the church, inside St Mary's Pro Cathedral during his visit to Dublin, Ireland, August 25. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini/Pool

Pope Francis prays in front of a candle lit to remember victims of abuse by the church, inside St Mary's Pro Cathedral during his visit to Dublin, Ireland, August 25. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini/Pool
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McLaren's Fernando Alonso and Sauber's Charles Leclerc crash at the first corner of the Belgian Grand Prix, August 26.  

REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

McLaren's Fernando Alonso and Sauber's Charles Leclerc crash at the first corner of the Belgian Grand Prix, August 26. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

McLaren's Fernando Alonso and Sauber's Charles Leclerc crash at the first corner of the Belgian Grand Prix, August 26. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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U.S. President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, leaves the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Court House in lower Manhattan, August 21. 

REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

U.S. President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, leaves the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Court House in lower Manhattan, August 21. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

U.S. President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, leaves the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Court House in lower Manhattan, August 21. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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U.S. President Donald Trump is silhouetted in a window of the East Room as he reads from a teleprompter across the room while participating in a ceremony awarding a Medal of Honor posthumously to Air Force Technical Sergeant John A. Chapman at the White House, August 22. 


REUTERS/Leah Millis

U.S. President Donald Trump is silhouetted in a window of the East Room as he reads from a teleprompter across the room while participating in a ceremony awarding a Medal of Honor posthumously to Air Force Technical Sergeant John A. Chapman at the...more

U.S. President Donald Trump is silhouetted in a window of the East Room as he reads from a teleprompter across the room while participating in a ceremony awarding a Medal of Honor posthumously to Air Force Technical Sergeant John A. Chapman at the White House, August 22. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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Palestinian demonstrators hurl stones at Israeli troops during a protest demanding the right to return to their homeland, at the border fence between Israel and Gaza, in the southern Gaza Strip, August 24. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Palestinian demonstrators hurl stones at Israeli troops during a protest demanding the right to return to their homeland, at the border fence between Israel and Gaza, in the southern Gaza Strip, August 24. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Palestinian demonstrators hurl stones at Israeli troops during a protest demanding the right to return to their homeland, at the border fence between Israel and Gaza, in the southern Gaza Strip, August 24. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
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A 2.4 kg chicken is pictured next to 14,600,000 bolivars, its price and the equivalent of $2.22 USD, at a mini-market in Caracas, Venezuela. It was the going price at an informal market in the low-income neighborhood of Catia before Venezuela's currency overhaul, August 16. 

REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A 2.4 kg chicken is pictured next to 14,600,000 bolivars, its price and the equivalent of $2.22 USD, at a mini-market in Caracas, Venezuela. It was the going price at an informal market in the low-income neighborhood of Catia before Venezuela's...more

A 2.4 kg chicken is pictured next to 14,600,000 bolivars, its price and the equivalent of $2.22 USD, at a mini-market in Caracas, Venezuela. It was the going price at an informal market in the low-income neighborhood of Catia before Venezuela's currency overhaul, August 16. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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The body of the late singer Aretha Franklin lies in state at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History for two days of public viewing in Detroit, Michigan, August 28. 

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The body of the late singer Aretha Franklin lies in state at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History for two days of public viewing in Detroit, Michigan, August 28. Paul Sancya/ Pool via REUTERS

The body of the late singer Aretha Franklin lies in state at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History for two days of public viewing in Detroit, Michigan, August 28. Paul Sancya/ Pool via REUTERS
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An undocumented man from Mexico is apprehended by Border Patrol agents after allegedly dropping off a group of migrants in an area known for human smuggling near Falfurrias, Texas, August 16. 
  

REUTERS/Loren Elliott

An undocumented man from Mexico is apprehended by Border Patrol agents after allegedly dropping off a group of migrants in an area known for human smuggling near Falfurrias, Texas, August 16. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

An undocumented man from Mexico is apprehended by Border Patrol agents after allegedly dropping off a group of migrants in an area known for human smuggling near Falfurrias, Texas, August 16. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
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A supporter of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party of Nelson Chamisa wears a cone as they block a street during post-election protests in Harare, Zimbabwe, August 1. 


REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

A supporter of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party of Nelson Chamisa wears a cone as they block a street during post-election protests in Harare, Zimbabwe, August 1. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

A supporter of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party of Nelson Chamisa wears a cone as they block a street during post-election protests in Harare, Zimbabwe, August 1. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
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A disabled Palestinian uses a sling to hurl stones at Israeli troops during a protest demanding the right to return to their homeland at the Israel-Gaza border, in Gaza, August 17. 


REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A disabled Palestinian uses a sling to hurl stones at Israeli troops during a protest demanding the right to return to their homeland at the Israel-Gaza border, in Gaza, August 17. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A disabled Palestinian uses a sling to hurl stones at Israeli troops during a protest demanding the right to return to their homeland at the Israel-Gaza border, in Gaza, August 17. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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A girl with cancer lies on the lap of her mother at The National Oncology Centre in Sanaa, Yemen, August 6. 


REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

A girl with cancer lies on the lap of her mother at The National Oncology Centre in Sanaa, Yemen, August 6. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

A girl with cancer lies on the lap of her mother at The National Oncology Centre in Sanaa, Yemen, August 6. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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A lone tree stands near a water trough in a drought-affected paddock on Jimmie and May McKeown's property located on the outskirts of town of Walgett, in New South Wales, Australia. 


REUTERS/David Gray

A lone tree stands near a water trough in a drought-affected paddock on Jimmie and May McKeown's property located on the outskirts of town of Walgett, in New South Wales, Australia. REUTERS/David Gray

A lone tree stands near a water trough in a drought-affected paddock on Jimmie and May McKeown's property located on the outskirts of town of Walgett, in New South Wales, Australia. REUTERS/David Gray
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Cindy McCain, wife of U.S. Senator John McCain, touches his casket during a memorial service at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix, Arizona, August 29. 


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Cindy McCain, wife of U.S. Senator John McCain, touches his casket during a memorial service at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix, Arizona, August 29. Ross D. Franklin/Pool via REUTERS

Cindy McCain, wife of U.S. Senator John McCain, touches his casket during a memorial service at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix, Arizona, August 29. Ross D. Franklin/Pool via REUTERS
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North and South Korean separated family members react as they bid farewell to each other on the last day of a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea, August 26. 


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North and South Korean separated family members react as they bid farewell to each other on the last day of a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea, August 26. Yonhap via REUTERS

North and South Korean separated family members react as they bid farewell to each other on the last day of a reunion at Mount Kumgang resort, North Korea, August 26. Yonhap via REUTERS
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Drag queen Hellena Borgys poses backstage at the Miss Gay Brasil 2018, in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais state, Brazil, August 18. 


REUTERS/Ana Carolina Fernandes

Drag queen Hellena Borgys poses backstage at the Miss Gay Brasil 2018, in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais state, Brazil, August 18. REUTERS/Ana Carolina Fernandes

Drag queen Hellena Borgys poses backstage at the Miss Gay Brasil 2018, in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais state, Brazil, August 18. REUTERS/Ana Carolina Fernandes
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A man walks on the road as a fire approaches Pedreira, near Silves, Portugal, August 8. REUTERS/Pedro Nunes

A man walks on the road as a fire approaches Pedreira, near Silves, Portugal, August 8. REUTERS/Pedro Nunes

A man walks on the road as a fire approaches Pedreira, near Silves, Portugal, August 8. REUTERS/Pedro Nunes
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An aerial view shows a partially submerged road at a flooded area in the southern state of Kerala, India, August 19. 

REUTERS/Sivaram V

An aerial view shows a partially submerged road at a flooded area in the southern state of Kerala, India, August 19. REUTERS/Sivaram V

An aerial view shows a partially submerged road at a flooded area in the southern state of Kerala, India, August 19. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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A former child soldier holds a gun as they participate in a child soldiers' release ceremony, outside Yambio, South Sudan, August 7. REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu

A former child soldier holds a gun as they participate in a child soldiers' release ceremony, outside Yambio, South Sudan, August 7. REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu

A former child soldier holds a gun as they participate in a child soldiers' release ceremony, outside Yambio, South Sudan, August 7. REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu
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Iron Dome anti-missile system fires an interceptor missile as rockets are launched from Gaza towards Israel near the southern city of Sderot, Israel, August 9. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Iron Dome anti-missile system fires an interceptor missile as rockets are launched from Gaza towards Israel near the southern city of Sderot, Israel, August 9. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Iron Dome anti-missile system fires an interceptor missile as rockets are launched from Gaza towards Israel near the southern city of Sderot, Israel, August 9. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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A visitor lies in a coffin to try it out at the ENDEX JAPAN 2018 funeral and cemetery show in Tokyo, Japan, August 22. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A visitor lies in a coffin to try it out at the ENDEX JAPAN 2018 funeral and cemetery show in Tokyo, Japan, August 22. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A visitor lies in a coffin to try it out at the ENDEX JAPAN 2018 funeral and cemetery show in Tokyo, Japan, August 22. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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Couples attend a mass wedding ceremony of the Unification Church at Cheongshim Peace World Centre in Gapyeong, South Korea, August 27. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Couples attend a mass wedding ceremony of the Unification Church at Cheongshim Peace World Centre in Gapyeong, South Korea, August 27. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Couples attend a mass wedding ceremony of the Unification Church at Cheongshim Peace World Centre in Gapyeong, South Korea, August 27. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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U.S. President Donald Trump observes a demonstration with U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division troops, an attack helicopter and artillery as he visits Fort Drum, New York, August 13. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. President Donald Trump observes a demonstration with U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division troops, an attack helicopter and artillery as he visits Fort Drum, New York, August 13. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. President Donald Trump observes a demonstration with U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division troops, an attack helicopter and artillery as he visits Fort Drum, New York, August 13. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Muslim pilgrims gather on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat during the annual haj pilgrimage, outside the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, August 20. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Muslim pilgrims gather on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat during the annual haj pilgrimage, outside the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, August 20. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Muslim pilgrims gather on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat during the annual haj pilgrimage, outside the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, August 20. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Revellers take part in the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Britain, August 27. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Revellers take part in the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Britain, August 27. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Revellers take part in the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Britain, August 27. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
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People gather near the scene where two vehicles have fallen into a sinkhole on a street in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China, August 4. REUTERS/Stringer

People gather near the scene where two vehicles have fallen into a sinkhole on a street in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China, August 4. REUTERS/Stringer

People gather near the scene where two vehicles have fallen into a sinkhole on a street in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China, August 4. REUTERS/Stringer
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People watch the Auto Mall Outdoor Entertainment show as they attend the New Jersey State Fair in Augusta, New Jersey, August 12. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

People watch the Auto Mall Outdoor Entertainment show as they attend the New Jersey State Fair in Augusta, New Jersey, August 12. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

People watch the Auto Mall Outdoor Entertainment show as they attend the New Jersey State Fair in Augusta, New Jersey, August 12. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Iraqi woman Sana Ibrahim al-Taee, 64, whose five sons were killed by Islamic State militants, is seen with her grandchildren at her home in Mosul, Iraq, July 30. 


REUTERS/Ari Jalal

Iraqi woman Sana Ibrahim al-Taee, 64, whose five sons were killed by Islamic State militants, is seen with her grandchildren at her home in Mosul, Iraq, July 30. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

Iraqi woman Sana Ibrahim al-Taee, 64, whose five sons were killed by Islamic State militants, is seen with her grandchildren at her home in Mosul, Iraq, July 30. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
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People rest on the Black Sea beach during sunset in the village of Vitino, Crimea, August 25. 


REUTERS/Pavel Rebrov

People rest on the Black Sea beach during sunset in the village of Vitino, Crimea, August 25. REUTERS/Pavel Rebrov

People rest on the Black Sea beach during sunset in the village of Vitino, Crimea, August 25. REUTERS/Pavel Rebrov
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A cowboy pushes a herd of cattle in the municipality of Guadalupe, in the Juarez Valley, Mexico, August 18. 


REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A cowboy pushes a herd of cattle in the municipality of Guadalupe, in the Juarez Valley, Mexico, August 18. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A cowboy pushes a herd of cattle in the municipality of Guadalupe, in the Juarez Valley, Mexico, August 18. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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A reveller plays with tomato pulp during the annual Tomatina festival in Bunol, near Valencia, Spain, August 29. REUTERS/Heino Kalis

A reveller plays with tomato pulp during the annual Tomatina festival in Bunol, near Valencia, Spain, August 29. REUTERS/Heino Kalis

A reveller plays with tomato pulp during the annual Tomatina festival in Bunol, near Valencia, Spain, August 29. REUTERS/Heino Kalis
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Ethiopian Federal Police officers detain a woman suspected to be carrying explosives during the welcoming ceremony of Jawar Mohammed, U.S.-based Oromo activist and leader of the Oromo protests, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 5. 


REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Ethiopian Federal Police officers detain a woman suspected to be carrying explosives during the welcoming ceremony of Jawar Mohammed, U.S.-based Oromo activist and leader of the Oromo protests, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 5. REUTERS/Tiksa...more

Ethiopian Federal Police officers detain a woman suspected to be carrying explosives during the welcoming ceremony of Jawar Mohammed, U.S.-based Oromo activist and leader of the Oromo protests, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 5. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri
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Army members mourn during the burial of Brazilian soldier Marcus Vinicius Viana Ribeiro, who was shot dead during an operation against drug gangs in Alemao slum complex, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 23. 


REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Army members mourn during the burial of Brazilian soldier Marcus Vinicius Viana Ribeiro, who was shot dead during an operation against drug gangs in Alemao slum complex, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 23. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Army members mourn during the burial of Brazilian soldier Marcus Vinicius Viana Ribeiro, who was shot dead during an operation against drug gangs in Alemao slum complex, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 23. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Boys inspect graves prepared for victims of an air strike in Saada province, Yemen, August 1. 


REUTERS/Naif Rahma

Boys inspect graves prepared for victims of an air strike in Saada province, Yemen, August 1. REUTERS/Naif Rahma

Boys inspect graves prepared for victims of an air strike in Saada province, Yemen, August 1. REUTERS/Naif Rahma
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A photo taken from the International Space Station by astronaut Ricky Arnold shows Hurricane Lane near Hawaii, August 22. 


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A photo taken from the International Space Station by astronaut Ricky Arnold shows Hurricane Lane near Hawaii, August 22. Courtesy @astro_ricky/NASA/via REUTERS

A photo taken from the International Space Station by astronaut Ricky Arnold shows Hurricane Lane near Hawaii, August 22. Courtesy @astro_ricky/NASA/via REUTERS
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Ruqqayah Abubakar lies on a bed after being treated at an obstetric fistula repair centre in Maiduguri, Nigeria, August 1. 


REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Ruqqayah Abubakar lies on a bed after being treated at an obstetric fistula repair centre in Maiduguri, Nigeria, August 1. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Ruqqayah Abubakar lies on a bed after being treated at an obstetric fistula repair centre in Maiduguri, Nigeria, August 1. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
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A woman walks near the collapsed ruins of a mosque after an earthquake hit, in Pemenang, Lombok island, Indonesia, August 7. 


REUTERS/Beawiharta

A woman walks near the collapsed ruins of a mosque after an earthquake hit, in Pemenang, Lombok island, Indonesia, August 7. REUTERS/Beawiharta

A woman walks near the collapsed ruins of a mosque after an earthquake hit, in Pemenang, Lombok island, Indonesia, August 7. REUTERS/Beawiharta
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An internally displaced girl plays in the Sudd Swamp near the town of Nyal, South Sudan, August 19. 

REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu

An internally displaced girl plays in the Sudd Swamp near the town of Nyal, South Sudan, August 19. REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu

An internally displaced girl plays in the Sudd Swamp near the town of Nyal, South Sudan, August 19. REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu
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Water is released as heavy rain falls at a massive Pubugou Dam on the Dadu river, a tributary of the Yangtze River in Hanyuan County of Sichuan province, China, August 3. 


REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Water is released as heavy rain falls at a massive Pubugou Dam on the Dadu river, a tributary of the Yangtze River in Hanyuan County of Sichuan province, China, August 3. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Water is released as heavy rain falls at a massive Pubugou Dam on the Dadu river, a tributary of the Yangtze River in Hanyuan County of Sichuan province, China, August 3. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Simone Biles competes on the balance beam at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Boston, Massachusetts, August 17. 


REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Simone Biles competes on the balance beam at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Boston, Massachusetts, August 17. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Simone Biles competes on the balance beam at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Boston, Massachusetts, August 17. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Sister Marie Fahy reads at her desk in St Mary's Abbey, a Cistercian monastery that is an enclosed contemplative order of nuns in Glencairn, Ireland, August 18. "The Pope is the earthly head of the Church, the Vicar of Christ. His visit means that he wants to support, guide and encourage the Irish Church. I believe his message will be one of inspiration, direction and advice for the people of God in Ireland," said Sister Marie. 

REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Sister Marie Fahy reads at her desk in St Mary's Abbey, a Cistercian monastery that is an enclosed contemplative order of nuns in Glencairn, Ireland, August 18. "The Pope is the earthly head of the Church, the Vicar of Christ. His visit means that he...more

Sister Marie Fahy reads at her desk in St Mary's Abbey, a Cistercian monastery that is an enclosed contemplative order of nuns in Glencairn, Ireland, August 18. "The Pope is the earthly head of the Church, the Vicar of Christ. His visit means that he wants to support, guide and encourage the Irish Church. I believe his message will be one of inspiration, direction and advice for the people of God in Ireland," said Sister Marie. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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Cardi B arrives at the MTV Video Movie Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York, August 20. 


REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Cardi B arrives at the MTV Video Movie Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York, August 20. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Cardi B arrives at the MTV Video Movie Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York, August 20. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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Thomas Musolino wears a President Trump mask while holding his daughter Gianna Musolino, 10, during a Trump campaign rally at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, August 2. 


REUTERS/Leah Millis

Thomas Musolino wears a President Trump mask while holding his daughter Gianna Musolino, 10, during a Trump campaign rally at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, August 2. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Thomas Musolino wears a President Trump mask while holding his daughter Gianna Musolino, 10, during a Trump campaign rally at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, August 2. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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Enthusiasts watch a mechanized ground fireworks display during week-long celebrations marking the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady in Mosta, Malta, August 15. 

   
REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Enthusiasts watch a mechanized ground fireworks display during week-long celebrations marking the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady in Mosta, Malta, August 15. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Enthusiasts watch a mechanized ground fireworks display during week-long celebrations marking the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady in Mosta, Malta, August 15. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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A demonstrator is detained by police during a LGBT community rally in central St. Petersburg, Russia, August 4. 


REUTERS/Sergey Konkov

A demonstrator is detained by police during a LGBT community rally in central St. Petersburg, Russia, August 4. REUTERS/Sergey Konkov

A demonstrator is detained by police during a LGBT community rally in central St. Petersburg, Russia, August 4. REUTERS/Sergey Konkov
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Migrants rescued by NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea stand on board before arriving at the port of Algeciras in San Roque, southern Spain, August 9. 
  

REUTERS/Juan Medina

Migrants rescued by NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea stand on board before arriving at the port of Algeciras in San Roque, southern Spain, August 9. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Migrants rescued by NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat in central Mediterranean Sea stand on board before arriving at the port of Algeciras in San Roque, southern Spain, August 9. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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White nationalist leader Jason Kessler holds a flag across from the White House during a rally marking the one year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' protests, in Washington, D.C., August 12. 


REUTERES/Jim Urquhart

White nationalist leader Jason Kessler holds a flag across from the White House during a rally marking the one year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' protests, in Washington, D.C., August 12. REUTERES/Jim Urquhart

White nationalist leader Jason Kessler holds a flag across from the White House during a rally marking the one year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' protests, in Washington, D.C., August 12. REUTERES/Jim Urquhart
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People watch elephants from a local circus taking a regular bath in the waters of the Black Sea on a hot summer day in Yevpatoria, Crimea, August 21. 


REUTERS/Pavel Rebrov

People watch elephants from a local circus taking a regular bath in the waters of the Black Sea on a hot summer day in Yevpatoria, Crimea, August 21. REUTERS/Pavel Rebrov

People watch elephants from a local circus taking a regular bath in the waters of the Black Sea on a hot summer day in Yevpatoria, Crimea, August 21. REUTERS/Pavel Rebrov
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A man points his light at the Milky Way during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower at Mavrovo national park in Macedonia, August 12. 


REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

A man points his light at the Milky Way during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower at Mavrovo national park in Macedonia, August 12. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

A man points his light at the Milky Way during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower at Mavrovo national park in Macedonia, August 12. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski
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A woman reacts to a swarm of bees in Times Square in New York City, August 28.   


REUTERS/Brendan McDermi

A woman reacts to a swarm of bees in Times Square in New York City, August 28. REUTERS/Brendan McDermi

A woman reacts to a swarm of bees in Times Square in New York City, August 28. REUTERS/Brendan McDermi
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U.S. President Donald Trump sits behind his desk as he announces a bilateral trade agreement with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) at the White House, August 27. 


REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Donald Trump sits behind his desk as he announces a bilateral trade agreement with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) at the White House, August 27. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Donald Trump sits behind his desk as he announces a bilateral trade agreement with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) at the White House, August 27. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Spectators watch the show during the International Military Orchestra Music Festival Spasskaya Tower in Red Square in Moscow, August 24.


REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Spectators watch the show during the International Military Orchestra Music Festival Spasskaya Tower in Red Square in Moscow, August 24. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Spectators watch the show during the International Military Orchestra Music Festival Spasskaya Tower in Red Square in Moscow, August 24. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Israeli police scuffle with an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man as he takes part in a protest against the detention of a fellow community member who evaded a military draft order, in Jerusalem, August 2. 


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Israeli police scuffle with an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man as he takes part in a protest against the detention of a fellow community member who evaded a military draft order, in Jerusalem, August 2. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Israeli police scuffle with an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man as he takes part in a protest against the detention of a fellow community member who evaded a military draft order, in Jerusalem, August 2. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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A competitor takes part in the World Bog Snorkelling Championships in Waen Rhydd peat bog at Llanwrtyd Wells in Wales, August 26. 


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A competitor takes part in the World Bog Snorkelling Championships in Waen Rhydd peat bog at Llanwrtyd Wells in Wales, August 26. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden

A competitor takes part in the World Bog Snorkelling Championships in Waen Rhydd peat bog at Llanwrtyd Wells in Wales, August 26. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden
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Mahto In The Woods jumps over a small creek on foot while his cousin Jayden Lookinghorse jumps over on his horse on the Cheyenne River Reservation in Green Grass, South Dakota.   


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Mahto In The Woods jumps over a small creek on foot while his cousin Jayden Lookinghorse jumps over on his horse on the Cheyenne River Reservation in Green Grass, South Dakota. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Mahto In The Woods jumps over a small creek on foot while his cousin Jayden Lookinghorse jumps over on his horse on the Cheyenne River Reservation in Green Grass, South Dakota. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
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Walrus Dyna and her unnamed calf, born on June 17 in the Hagenbeck Zoo, dive in their compound as they are presented to the public in Hamburg, Germany, August 3. 


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Walrus Dyna and her unnamed calf, born on June 17 in the Hagenbeck Zoo, dive in their compound as they are presented to the public in Hamburg, Germany, August 3. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

Walrus Dyna and her unnamed calf, born on June 17 in the Hagenbeck Zoo, dive in their compound as they are presented to the public in Hamburg, Germany, August 3. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer
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