Forest fires in Indonesia, a field of sunflowers in Kansas, fireworks in Moscow, a pyrotechnics show in Britain, a vertical forest in Italy, a new view of Pluto, a roller cart festival in Colombia, and much more.
Participants battle while descending a hill on homemade carts during the 26th Roller Cart Festival in Medellin, Colombia, on September 6, 2015.
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A synthetic perspective view of Pluto, based on the latest high-resolution images to be downlinked from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, shows what you would see if you were approximately 1,100 miles (1,800 kilometers) above Pluto’s equatorial area, looking toward the bright, smooth expanse of icy plains informally called Sputnik Planum, in this image taken July 14, 2015 and released September 10, 2015. The images were taken as New Horizons flew past Pluto from a distance of 50,000 miles (80,000 kilometers).
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People sit among U.S. national flags, erected by students and staff from Pepperdine University to honor the victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks in New York, at their campus in Malibu, California, on September 10, 2015. The students placed 3,000 flags in the ground in tribute to the nearly 3,000 victims lost in the attacks 14 years ago.
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The Cotopaxi volcano, seen from Loreto, Ecuador, on September 3, 2015, spews ash and vapor. Cotopaxi began showing renewed activity in April. Its last major eruption was in 1877.
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A Syrian refugee kisses his son as he walks through a rainstorm towards Greece’s border with Macedonia, near the Greek village of Idomeni, on September 10, 2015. Most of the people flooding into Europe are refugees, fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries, who have a legal right to seek asylum, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
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Spectators watch the 50-ton Arcadia Spider perform a laser and pyrotechnics show in Bristol, Britain, on September 4, 2015. Bristol, the European Green Capital 2015, hosted the world’s first recycled-biofuel pyrotechnics show. The Arcadia spider is constructed from used, repurposed military hardware and fueled by waste oil from local fish-and-chips shops.
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The Bosco Verticale, or “vertical forest,” towers in Milan, Italy, on August 29, 2015.
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A male baboon (Papio hamadryas) at the Safari Zoo in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv, Israel, on September 9, 2015. For the first time at the zoo, a four-year-and-seven-month-old light-colored baboon gave birth to a female offspring, which has led zookeepers to believe that the very rare light-colored fur gene is likely to be passed on in their baboon troop, a press release said on Wednesday.
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Power-generating windmill turbines at the Amrumbank West offshore wind farm near the island of Amrum, Germany, on September 4, 2015.
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People take photos with the skyline of the central business district shrouded by haze in Singapore on September 10, 2015.
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In this September 1, 2015, photo, an avalanche lands at Everest Base Camp in front of Mt. Khumbutse, left, Mt. Changtse, center, and Mt. Lho La in Nepal. Earlier last month Nepal announced the opening of Mt. Everest to climbers for the first time since an earthquake-triggered avalanche at the base camp in April killed 19 mountaineers and ended the popular spring climbing season. Since April’s earthquake, which killed nearly 9,000 people, Nepal has been desperate to bring back the tens of thousands of tourists who enjoy trekking the country’s mountain trails and climbing its Himalayan peaks.
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An Israeli border police officer detains a Palestinian woman during a protest against the expansion of the nearby Jewish settlement of Halamish, in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh near Ramallah, on September 4, 2015.
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A congregation of birds are silhouetted against a morning sky in Paraguachon, Colombia, on September 9, 2015.
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A Lord of Lightning performs during the Arcadia laser and pyrotechnics show in Bristol, Britain, on September 4, 2015.
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The Italian Freccie Tricolori aerobatics team perform prior the start of the Italian F1 Grand Prix in Monza, Italy, on September 6, 2015.
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Migrants cross the Serbian-Hungarian border on a railway track near Roszke, Hungary, on September 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.
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Syrian refugees stand on the shore of the isolated islet of Nera, where they mistakenly landed on a dinghy the previous night, next to the eastern island of Agathonisi, Greece, on September 10, 2015. The refugees, who sailed in the night and landed on Nera after mistaking it for Agathonisi, were stuck on the islet. A local fisherman brought along a dinghy, previously abandoned by others, with him to ferry the migrants to Agathonisi. Agathonisi, a tiny island with fewer than 200 residents, receives about 300 to 600 refugees and migrants every day, local authorities estimate.
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A man throws a rope to Syrian refugees swimming towards a beach after abandoning a dinghy with a broken engine on the Greek island of Lesbos, on September 9, 2015.
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Workers unload the head of a sculpture of Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin for an exhibition of monuments in the citadel in Spandau district on September 10, 2015, in Berlin, Germany. The statue was over 19 meters tall and stood on Lenin Square in communist East Berlin before being removed by authorities after 1989, broken up into pieces, and buried in a forest outside Berlin.
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A racehorse at the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival at the Doncaster Racecourse in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England, on September 10, 2015.
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Fireworks explode above St. Basil’s cathedral during the “Spasskaya Tower” international military music festival in Moscow’s Red Square on September 10, 2015.
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A supporter of Uganda’s former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi (not pictured) kicks a colored-tear-gas canister fired by police to disperse a gathering in Jinja town in eastern Uganda on September 10, 2015. Police in eastern Uganda fired tear gas and live bullets on Thursday to disperse a campaign rally held by Mbabazi, who is seeking to unseat veteran leader Yoweri Museveni in next year’s elections.
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A wall covered with the names of people who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, on display as part of the Flight 93 National Memorial Visitors Center Complex in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on September 9, 2015. The visitors center was formally dedicated and opened to the public on September 10, 2015.
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Workers bring hoses to extinguish a fire as they walk through a burned palm-oil plantation at the village of Pulo Geronggang in Ogan Komering Ilir District in Indonesia’s South Sumatra Province on September 11, 2015. Indonesia said on Friday it will send more than 10,000 troops to fight fires in southern Sumatra as smoke makes thousands sick, delays flights, and pushes air quality to unhealthy levels in neighboring Singapore and Malaysia.
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The last few migrants are transported to a refugee camp, away from a transit area close to the Serbian border, at dawn on September 10, 2015, in Roszke, Hungary.
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In this photo taken from the view of a plane window, smoke billows out from a plane that caught fire at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas on September 8, 2015. An engine on the British Airways plane caught fire before takeoff, forcing passengers to escape on emergency slides.
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People holding torches walk on a mountain trail during a trekking event to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, in Qinglong County, Guizhou Province, China, on September 4, 2015. Around 2,974 people participated in trekking the trail, along which American aid to China was transported from Myanmar to China’s front lines during World War II, according to local media.
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 in Valladolid, Spain, on September 6, 2015. The art consists of leaping, diving, and somersaulting over charging bulls.
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People travel in boats on Inle Lake, in Burma’s Shan State, on September 4, 2015.
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A reenactor portraying a soldier from the Imperial Roman Army blows on a spark to start a fire in their camp ahead of English Heritage’s history weekend, Hadrians Wall Live, at Birdoswald Roman Fort near Gilsland, northern England, on September 4, 2015. The Hadrian’s Wall Live event featured Roman-history reenactments taking place at various points along the length of the World Heritage Site fortification, including a battle between the Barbarian and Roman Soldiers of 143 AD.
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Wildflowers bloom in the Postberg section of South Africa’s West Coast National Park on September 6, 2015. Each year, visitors arrive in droves to witness carpets of flowers blooming across a normally arid region, heralding the coming Southern-Hemisphere spring.
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Students stand on the roof of a wooden boat as haze blankets the Musi River while they travel to school in Palembang, on Indonesia’s Sumatra Island, on September 10, 2015.
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An explosion and smoke rise after an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition at a weapons depot in Sanaa, Yemen, on September 11, 2015. Saudi Arabia is leading a coalition of mainly Gulf nations fighting the Houthis, who seized the capital, Sanaa, last September.
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An Mi-17 helicopter collects water from a canal to be used on a burning forest at Ogan Komering Ulu area in Indonesia’s South Sumatra Province on September 10, 2015.
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Rawly Stanhope walks with his daughter Cambrin, 3, through a sunflower field near Lawrence, Kansas, on September 5, 2015. The 40-acre field, planted annually by the Grinter family, draws hundreds during the week-long late-summer blossoming of the flowers.