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To go with Palau-conservation-animal-sha...To go with Palau-conservation-animal-shark-oceans,FEATURE by Neil Sands  In this undated handout photograph received from Richard W. Brooks on August 27, 2014, a grey reef shark (C) is seen riding the incoming tide, to conserve energy, at Blue Corner, off Koror, in the small Pacific island nation of Palau. Palau created the world's first shark sanctuary in 2009 and the move has been so successful that plans are now underway to completely ban commercial fishing in the island nation's vast ocean territory by 2018. AFP PHOTO / Richard W. Brooks  --- EDITORS NOTE --- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT " AFP PHOTO / RICHARD W. BROOKS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - NO ARCHIVESRichard W. Brooks/AFP/Getty Images

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A grey reef shark is seen riding the incoming tide, to conserve energy, at Blue Corner, off Koror, in the small Pacific island nation of Palau. Palau created the world’s first shark sanctuary in 2009 and the move has been so successful that plans are now underway to completely ban commercial fishing in the island nation’s vast ocean territory by 2018. Read more

The Tungurahua volcano throws ash and stones during an eruption seen from Banos, Ecuador, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. The volcano entered an eruptive phase in 1999 and continues to this day.

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Mount Tavurvur erupting in eastern Papua New Guinea, spewing rocks and ash into the air, forcing the evacuation of local communities and international flights to be re-routed. Mount Tavurvur, which destroyed the town of Rabaul when it erupted simultaneously with nearby Mount Vulcan in 1994, rumbled to life early in the morning on the tip of the remote island of New Britain.

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Mount Tavurvur erupting in eastern Papua New Guinea, spewing rocks and ash into the air, forcing the evacuation of local communities and international flights to be re-routed

Elephants feast on a buffet of fruits an...Elephants feast on a buffet of fruits and vegetables as part of the annual King's Cup elephant polo tournament in Samut Prakan province on August 28, 2014.  The King's Cup elephant polo tournament, which is held annually to promote elephant projects and conservation, takes place from August 28 to 31.        AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKULPORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images

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Elephants feast on a buffet of fruits and vegetables as part of the annual King’s Cup elephant polo tournament in Samut Prakan province, Thailand. The tournament, which is held annually to promote elephant projects and conservation, takes place from August 28 to 31.

A Palestinian man walks past a fire in a street set by a home owner in an effort to keep mosquitoes away from their shattered homes in Shejaiya on August 27, 2014. Shejaiya was one of the hardest hit neighborhoods in fighting between Hamas militants and Israel during 50 days of fighting. Israel and Palestinians both boasted of victory in the Gaza war but analysts say Hamas received only promises while the conflict aggravated divisions in the Israeli leadership.  AFP PHOTO/ROBERTO SCHMIDTROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images

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A Palestinian man walks past a fire lit by a homeowner in an effort to keep mosquitoes away from shattered homes in Shejaiya, Gaza. Shejaiya was one of the hardest-hit neighbourhoods after fighting between Hamas militants and Israel.

A child of a ragpicker drinks water from a plastic bag at a garbage dump in Gauhati, India. Some 800 million people in the country live in poverty, many of them migrating to big cities in search of a livelihood and often ending up on the streets

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A child of a ragpicker drinks water from a plastic bag at a garbage dump in Gauhati, India. Some 800 million people in the country live in poverty, many of them migrating to big cities in search of a livelihood and often ending up on the streets

Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican...Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican August 27, 2014.  REUTERS/Max Rossi

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Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his weekly audience in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican today.

A man peddles household goods to supporters of Qadri, during the Revolution March in Islamabad...A man peddles household goods to supporters (unseen) of populist cleric Tahir ul-Qadri, leader of political party Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), in front of the Parliament house building during the Revolution March in Islamabad August 27, 2014. Thousands of protesters, led by opposition leader Imran Khan and Qadri, are now camped out in the heart of Islamabad - the so-called "Red Zone".  REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

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A man sells household goods to supporters of populist cleric Tahir ul-Qadri, leader of political party Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), in front of the Parliament house building, during the Revolution March in Islamabad, Pakistan.

A group of Palestinian boys ride horse-d...A group of Palestinian boys ride horse-drawn cart past destroyed houses in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City on August 27, 2014, following the long-term truce agreed between Israel and the Palestinians. After seven weeks of the deadliest Israeli-Palestinian violence in a decade, a long-term ceasefire took hold at 1600 GMT on August 26, sparking festivities around the Gaza Strip. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD HAMSMAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images

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A group of Palestinian boys ride horse-drawn cart past destroyed houses in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City following the long-term truce agreed between Israel and the Palestinians. After seven weeks of the deadliest Israeli-Palestinian violence in a decade, a long-term ceasefire took hold on Tuesday. Read more

Russian's Nadezda Makroguzova serves against Brazil's Eduarda Santos Lisboa and Ana Patricia Silva Ramos during their women's semifinal beach volleyball match at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in China.

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Russian’s Nadezda Makroguzova serves against Brazil’s Eduarda Santos Lisboa and Ana Patricia Silva Ramos during their women’s semifinal beach volleyball match at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in China.