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A man carrying a Mexican flag is silhouetted while attending the “Cry of Independence” ceremony to mark the 205th anniversary of the day rebel priest Manuel Hidalgo set the path to independence in Ciudad Juarez, September 15, 2015. Mexico celebrates the anniversary of its independence from Spain Today
US President Barack Obama bows his head during a moment of silence to mark the 14th anniversary of the 911 terror attacks, at the White House
A man jogs past a row of American flags that have been lowered to half staff on the Washington Monument grounds, near the US Capitol Hill. Friday marks the fourteenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks when terrorists high jacked airliners and flew them in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
A boy plays in the water after a procession in honor of the Virgin of Regla (the black madonna), in the town of Regla, across the bay from Havana, Cuba
Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff waves in a vehicle during a civic-military parade to commemorate Brazil’s Independence Day in Brasilia, Brazil
Volcano Cotopaxi seen from Alaquez, Ecuador. The volcano had a new eruption which spewed ash over the nearby towns
A man reacts to the resignation of President Otto Perez in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Perez resigned on Thursday, hours before he was due to appear in court over a corruption scandal
A young man walks under a storm on a road close to Gelin, in de commune of Kenscoff
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The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket takes off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 41 photographed from the seawall at Milliken’s Reef at Port Canaveral, Florida. The rocket is carrying a U.S. Navy communications satellite
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A boy pushes his bicycle loaded with a bucket across a dirt track next to people carrying their belongings, across to Colombia through the Tachira river at San Antonio in Tachira state, Venezuela
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Rick Yen is silhouetted as he casts a rod while fishing for salmon near the mouth of the Capilano River off Ambleside Park at sunset in West Vancouver British Columbia
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Lightning strikes during an evening thunderstorm in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince
Cotopaxi volcano showing ash spewing from its crater. Considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world, Cotopaxi sent an ash plume high into the sky on Friday, before spewing several smaller clouds and leaving surrounding towns with a light dusting of volcanic ash
A view of the volcano Cotopaxi from Quito, Ecuador, early on Tuesday. Ecuador’s president imposed a state of emergency in the country over concern that the volcano Cotopaxi might erupt
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Dead fresh water fish, known as “popocha”, float in the Cajititlan lagoon in Jalisco State, Mexico. At least 25 tons of fish have turned up dead in the lagoon in western Mexico and authorities are investigating whether a wastewater treatment plant is to blame.
Smoke from the Northern California wildfires and other major wildfires across the Western U.S. fill the horizon as the sun sets over Utah Lake and Provo. The U.S. Army has been asked to send 200 troops to assist the more then 29,000 civilian firefighters deployed throughput the West. This is the first time the Army has been called to provide troops to fight fires since 2006.
Vinicius, who is homeless, poses with his cat Nega on his bed where he sleeps on an abandoned ship floating on the polluted Guanabara Bay, the Rio 2016 Olympic Games sailing venue in Niteroi, Brazil. Following sicknesses to U.S. athletes during a recent rowing event and a study showing dangerous amounts of viral levels in all Rio Olympic water venues, the IOC has controversially ruled out the possibility of viral testing of the sewage-laden waters ahead of the Olympics. Abandoned vessels have been linked to various environmental hazards.
Peruvian riot police await for their transport helicopters to land to pick them up by at the end of an interdiction operation in the illegal gold mining area of La Pampa, in Madre de Dios, southern Peruvian jungle
A worker dries organic coffee beans produced at the Fortaleza Environmental Farm in Mococa, some 300 km northeast of Sao Paulo, Brazil
A boy takes part in celebrations of the Santo Domingo de Guzman festival in Managua, Nicaragua