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South Korean prostitutes hide their identities as they participate in a rally against anti-sex law in Seoul, South Korea. The government began enforcing new laws eleven years ago to target human traffickers, pimps and prostitutes. Nearly seven years after tough laws began driving thousands of South Korean prostitutes out of business, sex workers of the red-light districts are fighting back, spurred by what they say is an unprecedented campaign of police harassment.
A mother adjusts her daughter’s mask as they head home from school in Kertapati district in Palembang, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The worsening haze across northern Indonesia, neighbouring Singapore and parts of Malaysia forced some schools to close and airlines to delay flights this week, while Indonesia ordered a crackdown on lighting fires to clear forested land.
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Spain’s Sergio Rodriguez, bottom, dunks a basket while France’s Rudy Gobert, center, and Nicolas Batum, right, try to block him during the EuroBasket European Basketball Championship semifinal match between France and Spain at Pierre Mauroy stadium in Lille, northern France.
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Nepalese Hindu women take a ritual bath in the Bagmati River during the Rishi Panchami festival in Kathmandu. Rishi Panchami marks the end of the three-day long Teej festival, in which married women fast and pray for the good health of their husbands to Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction, while unmarried women wish for handsome husbands and happy conjugal lives.
Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers train with wooden rifles at their barracks in Heihe, northeast China’s Heilongjiang province.
Opposition lawmaker Yukihiro Knishi (C) gets a punch from ruling lawmaker Masahisa Sato (R) as they mob around Yoshitada Konoike (unseen), chairman of the upper chamber special committee on security legislation, for passing security bills during the special committee at Japan’s parliament in Tokyo, Japan.
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Nepalese Hindu women, dressed in red, are led by a priest as they recite prayers during celebrations of the Teej festival at the Pashupatinath temple area in Kathmandu.
Veiled Infiniti cars are pictured during the media day at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany.
Miss Georgia, Betty Cantrell, reacts to advancing, en route to victory, at the Miss America Pageant at Boardwalk Hall, in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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A house is engulfed in flames as firefighters attempt to put it out during the Valley fire in Seigler Springs, California.
Young seals waiting to be fed at the seal sanctuary in Norden, Germany
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A Kazakh berkutchi (eagle hunter) holds his bird during celebrations marking the 550th anniversary of Kazakh statehood in central Astana
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A young girl finds the energy to run towards waiting buses at the Hungarian border with Serbia in Roszke, Hungary. Migrants are rushing to the border due to fears and rumours that the borders will soon close.
Students cast shadows as they play basketball at a playground at Dalu primary school in Gucheng township of Hefei, Anhui province, China.
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An Indian paramilitary trooper looks through the grill of his helmet visor as he stands guard near a barricade in Srinagar. Indian Kashmir mostly shut down September 7 to protest government delays in rebuilding the region hit by devastating floods a year ago, as hundreds of police and troops patrolled the streets.
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US World War II veteran Howard Troward, wearing his bullet-holed helmet, salutes as the national anthem is played during a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Allied Forces victory over Japan in the Pacific at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC.
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French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve awards the Legion of Honour posthumously to late French gendarme Laurent Pruvot during his funeral ceremony at the Gendarmerie barracks in Amiens. Pruvot died during a shooting on August 25 at a travellers camp in Roye which left four dead.
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Fishermen haul a fishing net from the sea at the opening of the fishing season in Istanbul. The seasonal fishing ban ends on the first day of September.
A Naga sadhu, or naked Hindu holy man, smokes hashish inside his tent during Kumbh Mela, or Pitcher festival, at Trimbakeshwar, India.