Syrian refugees are seen onboard the passenger ship "Eleftherios Venizelos"

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Syrian refugees are seen onboard the passenger ship “Eleftherios Venizelos” at the port on the Greek island of Kos. A passenger ship carrying Syrian refugees set sail from the Greek island of Kos heading for the mainland as authorities struggle to cope with a wave of arrivals. The Greek coast guard’s office said the ship, which has acted as a floating accommodation and registration centre since Sunday, was heading for the northern port of Thessaloniki, Greece’s second biggest city.

Tony Pickering, who served as a Hurricane pilot in the World War Two, poses for a photograph next to a Hurricane at Biggin Hill, England.  Aircraft including 18 Spitfires and six Hurricanes flew over southern England to mark 75 years since the Battle of Britain's "Hardest Day" when Biggin Hill and other South East military bases came under attack from the German Luftwaffe

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Tony Pickering, who served as a Hurricane pilot in the World War Two, poses for a photograph next to a Hurricane atBiggin Hill, England. Aircraft including 18 Spitfires and six Hurricanes flew over southern England to mark 75 years since the Battle of Britain’s “Hardest Day” when Biggin Hill and other South East military bases came under attack from the German Luftwaffe.

A general night view on the volcano Cotopaxi from Quito, Ecuador, early 18 August 2015. Ecuador's president on 15 August imposed a state of emergency in the country over concern that the volcano Cotopaxi might erupt.

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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

Foreign fishing boats seized by Indonesian authorities, for illegal fishing, are blown up by Navy personnel off Pontianak in West Kalimantan province, located in Borneo island.

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Foreign fishing boats seized by Indonesian authorities, for illegal fishing, are blown up by Navy personnel off Pontianak in West Kalimantan province, located in Borneo island.

Dancers from the "Legend Lin Dance Theatre" perform Li-chen Linís' classic work "Hymne aux Fleurs qui Passent, Anthem to the Fading Flowers" during a rehearsal at the National Theater Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Dancers from the “Legend Lin Dance Theatre” perform Li-chen Linís’ classic work “Hymne aux Fleurs qui Passent, Anthem to the Fading Flowers” during a rehearsal at the National Theater Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan.

A migrant hugs his family after safetly arriving to the shores of Kos island from Turkey on Tuesday. Authorities on the island of Kos have been so overwhelmed that the government sent a ferry to serve as a temporary centre to issue travel documents to Syrian refugees -- among some 7,000 migrants stranded on the island of about 30,000 people. The early hours are the safest time for migrants travelling from Turkey to the Greek islands just across the water, which have seen a huge influx of refugees escaping the civil war in Syria and chaos in Afghanistan since the beginning of this year.

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A migrant hugs his family after safely arriving to the shores of Kos island from Turkey on Tuesday

An Indian Parsi girl prays near relief figures of knights at a fire temple on the Parsi New Year 'Navroze' in Mumbai. Parsis, followers of Zoroastrianism, a small religious community which exists largely in Mumbai, were exiled from Iran in the 7th century AD during religious persecution by the Muslims. The Indian followers of Zoroastrianism are called Parsis because the religion arrived in India from Persia.

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An Indian Parsi girl prays near relief figures of knights at a fire temple on the Parsi New Year ‘Navroze’ in Mumbai. Parsis, followers of Zoroastrianism, a small religious community which exists largely in Mumbai, were exiled from Iran in the 7th century AD during religious persecution by the Muslims. The Indian followers of Zoroastrianism are called Parsis because the religion arrived in India from Persia.

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) tanks move while others fire smoke rounds during a live fire exercise in the Hataoka district of the East Fuji Maneuver Area in Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, on Tuesday. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's security bills passed parliament's lower house on July 16 after a night of noisy protests, as his push to expand the role of the military risks further eroding his public support

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Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) tanks move while others fire smoke rounds during a live fire exercise in the Hataoka district of the East Fuji Maneuver Area in Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, on Tuesday

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.

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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.

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Experts investigate the Erawan shrine at the site of a deadly blast in central Bangkok, Thailand 

Miami Marlins' Dee Gordon slides safely past Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Milwaukee.

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Miami Marlins’ Dee Gordon slides safely past Milwaukee Brewers’ catcher Jonathan Lucroy during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Milwaukee.

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...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, Utah August 17, 2015. 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. REUTERS/George Frey

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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.

Indonesian men in teams of 4 try to climb to the top of a greased pole called a panjat pinang in order to get to the prizes tied to the top in Jakarta, Indonesia. Cities and villages across Indonesia celebrated the country's 70th anniversary of Independence with traditional games, and music, and flag raising ceremonies

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Indonesian men in teams of 4 try to climb to the top of a greased pole called a panjat pinang in order to get to the prizes tied to the top in Jakarta, Indonesia. Cities and villages across Indonesia celebrated the country’s 70th anniversary of Independence with traditional games, and music, and flag raising ceremonies

An explosion goes off as Chinese actors playing Japanese soldiers are filmed in a battle scene during filming of the series "The Last Noble," set during the second Sino-Japanese War.

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An explosion goes off as Chinese actors playing Japanese soldiers are filmed in a battle scene during filming of the series “The Last Noble,” set during the second Sino-Japanese War.

A Thai soldier ropes off the scene after a bomb exploded outside a religious shrine in central Bangkok late on August 17, 2015 killing at least 10 people and wounding scores more.  Body parts were scattered across the street after the explosion outside the Erawan Shrine in the downtown Chidlom district of the Thai capital

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A Thai soldier ropes off the scene after a bomb exploded outside a religious shrine in central Bangkok late on Monday killing scores of people and wounding more. Body parts were scattered across the street after the explosion outside the Erawan Shrine in the downtown Chidlom district of the Thai capital

Israeli police arrest an Ultra-Orthodox Jews that came to protest at a construction site in downtown Jerusalem, Israel, on Monday. Some Ultra-Orthodox Jews protested against the construction of new housing units, believing they would be built at the site of ancient Jewish graves

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Israeli police arrest an Ultra-Orthodox Jews that came to protest at a construction site in downtown Jerusalem, Israel, on Monday. Some Ultra-Orthodox Jews protested against the construction of new housing units, believing they would be built at the site of ancient Jewish graves

China's War Film Industry Showcases Troubled History With Japan...HENGDIAN, CHINA - AUGUST 11: A large explsion set off by effects technicians goes off as Chinese actors playing Nationalist soldiers are seen during  filming of a battle segment in the series "Legend of the Stupid Guy" set during the second Sino-Japanese War on August 11, 2015 in Hengdian, China. Seventy years after the end of World War II, there is still widespread resentment across China toward Japan and its wartime misdeeds. It is estimated that hundreds of films depicting China's victory over Japan in 1945 are produced on the mainland every year and the genre remains one of the country's most popular entertainment draws. The conflict and what critics say is a refusal by most Japanese leaders to fully apologize for history, has long set the tone for strained relations between the two countries and and at times fuelled regional tension. Many of the films are shot in and around Hengdian Studios, Asia's largest production facility.  (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

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A large explpsion set off by effects technicians goes off as Chinese actors playing Nationalist soldiers are seen during filming of a battle segment in the series “Legend of the Stupid Guy” set during the second Sino-Japanese War in Hengdian, China. Seventy years after the end of World War II, there is still widespread resentment across China toward Japan and its wartime misdeeds. 

Rescue workers stand in front of a damaged building near the site of last week's explosions at Binhai new district in Tianjin, China, August 17, 2015. Many operations have resumed at China's Tianjin port, trade sources said, after explosions last week that killed more than 100 people and disrupted business at what is an important oil, gas and bulk import harbor for Asia's biggest economy. The explosions on August 12 led to the disruption of all chemical and oil tanker discharges at the port, and imports of iron ore were also affected

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Rescue workers stand in front of a damaged building near the site of last week’s explosions at Binhai new district in Tianjin, China, on Monday

A Palestinian girl sits on a suitcase as she waits with her family for permission to enter Egypt at the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip, on Monday. Egypt is due to re-open its Rafah border crossing with the Palestinian coastal enclave for three days

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A Palestinian girl sits on a suitcase as she waits with her family for permission to enter Egypt at the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip, on Monday. Egypt is due to re-open its Rafah border crossing with the Palestinian coastal enclave for three days

A Syrian migrant arrives after crossing from Turkey by a rubber boat, seen in the background, in the southeastern island of Kos, Greece, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. Greek authorities said Sunday they have started resettling migrants living in tents in a park in the capital Athens   but many were wary and had moved out ahead of the operation. More than 130,000 migrants have reached Greece so far in 2015, straining the country's resources

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A Syrian migrant arrives after crossing from Turkey by a rubber boat, seen in the background, in the southeastern island of Kos, Greece, Monday