Cleanup work at the site of the Tianjin explosions, red sprites in the sky above Mexico, wildfires in the American West, filming Game of Thrones in Northern Ireland, the most recent selfie from the surface of Mars, topless performers in New York’s Times Square, migrants’ clash with police on the Greek-Macedonian border, and much more.
A confused wild male elephant, who got separated from his herd, chases people on a road as he crosses a highway on the outskirts of Gauhati, India, on August 20, 2015. The herd of wild elephants was coming down from a nearby hill of India’s northeastern state of Meghalaya on the outskirts of Gauhati, the capital of Assam state. As the pressure of population growth pushes human habitation closer to forests, incidents of wild animals straying into cities are increasingly reported. No incident involving the wild elephant was reported.
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A tanker drops fire retardant on a fire that flared up on August 20, 2015, in Twisp, Washington. Wildfires rampaged across the drought-choked West on Thursday as authorities scrambled for resources to beat back the flames.
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A Ferguson Police officer is overcome with emotion during a candlelight vigil held in honor of Jamyla Bolden on August 20, 2015, in Ferguson, Missouri. Jamyla Bolden, 9, was allegedly struck by a stray bullet from a drive-by shooting and killed while doing her homework at her home in Ferguson on August 18th.
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An aerial image of the site of explosions at Binhai New Area, Tianjin, China, on August 16, 2015. The explosions in the world's 10th-busiest port in China’s industrial northeast forced the evacuation of thousands of people after toxic chemicals were detected in the air. More than 700 people were injured and another 70, mostly firefighters, are still missing.
Russian President Vladimir Putin sits inside a research bathyscaphe while submerging into the waters of the Black Sea as he takes part in an expedition near Sevastopol, Crimea, on August 18, 2015.
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A migrant man holding a boy is forced back as Macedonian riot police officers and migrants clashed near the border train station of Idomeni, northern Greece, as they wait to be allowed by the Macedonian police to cross the border from Greece to Macedonia, on August 21, 2015. Macedonian special police forces fired stun grenades to disperse thousands of migrants stuck on a no-man's land with Greece, a day after Macedonia declared a state of emergency on its borders to deal with a massive influx of migrants heading north to Europe.
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Participants watch South Korean President Park Geun-hye deliver a speech on small screens fitted on their seats during a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of liberation from Japan's 1910-1945 colonial rule, following the end of World War II, on Liberation Day in Seoul, South Korea, on August 15, 2015.
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An aerial picture taken on August 19, 2015, shows the clipper Stad Amsterdam, accompanied by smaller boats, on its way to Amsterdam to join other ships during theSail-In Parade.
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A woman walks past another woman who poses for tips wearing body paint and underwear in Times Square in New York City on August 18, 2015. New York city officials including Mayor Bill de Blasio are considering measures to curtail the activity, according to local media.
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A guest does yoga above a sleeping pod at the Skylodge Adventure Suites in the Sacred Valley in Cuzco, Peru, on August 14, 2015. Tourists taking on an arduous climb up the steep cliff face of Peru's Sacred Valley are being rewarded for their efforts with the chance to spend the night in transparent mountaintop sleeping pods at the “Skylodge Adventure Suites.” To reach the pods, visitors need to climb 400 meters of via ferrata (a steel cable and rungs) up the valley side or hike a challenging trail through zip lines.
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Fishermen work their trade near Oladal island in Lima, Peru, on August 18, 2015.
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Timber burns in the First Creek fire near lakeside structures on the western shore of Lake Chelan on August 17, 2015, near Chelan, Washington. Big wildfires threatened the Lake Chelan resort region of central Washington on Monday after driving away tourists, destroying a warehouse filled with nearly 2 million pounds of apples, and forcing thousands of residents to flee.
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A competitor jumps from the Old Bridge during the Red Bull Cliff Diving Competition in Mostar on August 15, 2015.
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Pelicans fly over Oladal island in Lima, Peru, on August 18, 2015.
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A motorcycle cart is loaded with crates of bananas along a main street, before they are delivered to a fruit market in Manila on August 18, 2015.
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is seen at the site from which it reached down to drill into a rock target called “Buckskin” on lower Mount Sharp in this low-angle self-portrait taken on August 5, 2015 and released August 19, 2015. The selfie combines several component images taken by Curiosity's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the 1,065th Martian day, or sol, of the rover's work on Mars, according to a NASA news release.
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A young man takes a shower after bathing in the Dead Sea near the West Bank city of Jericho on August 16, 2015. The region experienced another heat wave, with temperatures reaching well over 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in some areas.
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Flames erupt from the exhaust pipes of a Hurricane aircraft as the engine is started before taking off from Biggin Hill airfield in Kent on August 18, 2015. World War II aircraft including 18 Spitfires and six Hurricanes flew over southeast England to mark the 75th anniversary of the “hardest day” of the Battle of Britain. August 18, 1940, became known as the “hardest day” of the Battle of Britain, as British planes experienced the most intense conflict with the German Luftwaffe above the skies of southern England, with both sides losing a total of 136 aircraft in one day.
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Actress Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark on Game of Thrones, is filmed during a water scene for the new series on August 17, 2015, in Carnlough, Northern Ireland. The HBO-produced fantasy adventure television series is largely filmed in the province and according to recent audited figures from Northern Ireland Screen, the television drama has contributed an estimated $175 million to the Northern Ireland economy. Many local companies have profited from providing services during production, creating more than 900 full-time and 5,700 part-time jobs in the process.
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Synth player Mr Fuckars of Colombian industrial metal band “Koyi K Utho” performs during the Rock al Parque music festival in Bogota, Colombia, on August 16, 2015. About 420,000 people were expected to attend the free three-day festival in Bogota, according to a festival official.
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A worker uses a bubble-making gun at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, on August 15, 2015. #
Spectators gather to watch Caretta sea turtles being released to sea at Teresitas beach on the Canary island of Tenerife, on August 20, 2015, after the turtles spent time at the Neotropics Foundation shelter for injured animals and endangered species.
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An automobile melted by heat from the Chelan Complex Fire, photographed in Chelan, Washington, on August 17, 2015. The U.S. Army mobilized soldiers on Monday to reinforce civilian firefighters stretched thin by dozens of major wildfires roaring largely unchecked across the West, with more than 100 homes reduced to ruins in several states.
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Sofia Mauri and her dog Milo enjoy the water on August 19, 2015, in Key Biscayne, Florida.
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A bonnet macaque sits on consecrated idols of snakes as it eats a pomegranate fruit left behind as an offering by devotees during the Nag Panchami festival inside a temple on the outskirts of Bengaluru, India, on August 19, 2015. Hindus celebrate the festival by worshipping snakes to honor the serpent god.
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Nepalese protesters hit a policeman with a torch during a rally in Kathmandu, Nepal, on August 15, 2015. Supporters of small opposition parties protested to oppose the constitution drafting process.
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A foreign fishing boat confiscated for illegal fishing is blown up by the Indonesian Navy off of Lemukutan Island, West Kalimantan, Indonesia, on August 18, 2015. The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, together with the Navy, destroyed 38 foreign fishing vessels in various locations that had been confiscated for illegal fishing in the waters of Indonesia.
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Adults and children view handmade clouds created with soap and lighter-than air gases in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China, on August 16, 2015.
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Red sprites above Mexico, viewed from the International Space Station on August 10, 2015. Red sprites (visible at right) are a little-understood atmospheric phenomena that appear in rare circumstances above lightning storms.
People enjoy the warm weather on a beach in Naqoura, southern Lebanon, on August 16, 2015.
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Members of an international religious movement called the White Brotherhood perform ritual dance on the top of the Rila Mountain, near Babreka lake, on August 19, 2015. Over 1,500 pilgrims gathered high in Bulgaria's Rila mountains to mark their “spiritual” new year with a collective meditative dance they believe connects them to cosmic rhythms and beats the blues. The teaching of the movement, whose founder is Bulgarian Peter Deunov, combines aspects of Christianity and Hinduism with a heavy emphasis on brotherly love, a healthy diet, and living in harmony with nature.
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Villagers stand in a road damaged by flooding after a heavy rainstorm in Xuyong county, Luzhou, Sichuan province, China, on August 20, 2015. According to local media, at least 11 people were killed and 13 people are missing due to the rainstorm. #
A model with hair over her eyes presents a creation of fashion brand motonari ono during Tokyo Fantashion at a shopping district in Tokyo, Japan, on August 16, 2015. Tokyo Fantashion is a one-day showcase event of up-and-coming fashion trends, organised by Tokyo Creators, a group of 20 new brands.
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A soldier with a gas mask on runs behind caged pigeons, chickens, and rabbits, which were placed by authorities to test the living conditions near the site of last week's blasts at Binhai New Area in Tianjin, China, on August 19, 2015. According to local media, the animals were alive after being placed near the blast site for two hours. Four new fires have broken out at the site where two huge blasts last week killed 116 people, Chinese state media reported Friday, soon after officials said safety hazards were found at almost 70 percent of firms handling dangerous chemicals in Beijing.
Baltimore Orioles left fielder Henry Urrutia is pied by teammate Adam Jones (not pictured) after his walk-off home run during the ninth inning against the New York Mets at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 19, 2015.