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Chinese artist Zhou Jie works on an iron wire bed

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Chinese artist Zhou Jie works on an iron wire bed, which she sleeps on for her art project “36 Days”, next to food and her other sculpture works at Beijing Now Art Gallery, in Beijing

 An injured man reacts at a damaged site hit by what activists said were two barrel bombs thrown by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Qadi Askar district of Aleppo August 10, 2014. REUTERS/Rami Zayat

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An injured man reacts at a damaged site hit by what activists said were two barrel bombs thrown by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in the Qadi Askar district of Aleppo. Syria.

Palestinian boys are evacuated from their family's house, the house of Palestinian man Zakaria al-Aqra, following a raid by Israeli troops near Nablus

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Palestinian boys are evacuated from their family’s house, following a raid by Israeli troops near the West Bank city of Nablus

A boat commutes across the Mekong river

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A boat commutes across the Mekong river in Phnom Penh on Friday.

Tomohon International Flower Festival 2014...TOMOHON, NORTH SULAWESI - A participant's float from South Minahasa during Tomohon International Flower Festival in Tomohon, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The flower festival is a biannual event that has run since 2008. It was originally devised to boost tourism in the North Sulawesi region.

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A participant’s float from South Minahasa during Tomohon International Flower Festival on Friday in Tomohon, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The flower festival is a biannual event that has run since 2008. It was originally devised to boost tourism in the North Sulawesi region. (Photo by Putu Sayoga/Getty Images)

A boy takes part in a protest by supporters of losing presidential candidate Prabowo outside the Constitutional Court in Jakarta

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A boy takes part in a protest by supporters of losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto, who is contesting last month’s presidential election result, outside the Constitutional Court in Jakarta.

Iraqi Shiite volunteers who have joined

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Iraqi Shiite volunteers who have joined government forces to fight Sunni jihadists from the Islamic State (IS) take part in a training session near the southern port city of Basra.

Women paint paper replicas of soldier's hats for the Vu Lan Festival at Dong Ho village, outside Hanoi. Vietnam is celebrating the month-long festival of the hungry ghosts, also known as Vu Lan festival, where many Taoists and Buddhists believe that the living are supposed to please the ghosts by offering them food and burning paper effigies of homes, maids, and other daily items for spirits to use in the afterlife.

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Women paint paper replicas of soldier’s hats for the Vu Lan Festival at Dong Ho village, outside Hanoi. Vietnam is celebrating the month-long festival of the hungry ghosts, also known as Vu Lan festival, where many Taoists and Buddhists believe that the living are supposed to please the ghosts by offering them food and burning paper effigies of homes, maids, and other daily items for spirits to use in the afterlife.

A woman looks out from a damaged window following what locals say was shelling by Ukrainian forces in Donetsk.

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A woman looks out from a damaged window following what locals say was shelling by Ukrainian forces in Donetsk.

A Maidan activist burns tires during a protest against Ukrainian authorities trying to clean the main Kiev's street of Khreschatyk near the Independence square in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, 07 August 2014. Maidan activists declared they will not allow to hold a military parade in downtown Kiev during celebration of the Ukrainian Independence Day on 24 August 2014.  EPA/SERGEY DOLZHENKO

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A Maidan activist burns tyres during a protest against the Ukrainian authorities trying to clean the main Kiev street of Khreschatyk, near Independence Square, in the city centre on Thursday