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Wednesday, August 20: Fishing at sunset

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UConn students from Storrs, Conn., Gary Tu, Danny Wang and Victor Zheng, fish at Shenipsit Lake in Tolland, Conn. during sunset.

Getty Images: Oli Scarff
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Tuesday, August 19: Cleaning the Great Clock

Workers cleaning the four faces of the Great Clock, some 60 meters above ground, which contains the Big Ben bell.

 

Photos: See Big Ben and other famous monuments around the world

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Monday, August 18: 'Panjat Pinang'

This annual event sees participants working together to reach the top of slippery poles where prizes are hung.

AP Photo: Ahn Young-joon, Pool
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Sunday, August 17: Pope Francis in South Korea

Pope Francis gestures during his visit to the rehabilitation center for disabled people at Kkottongnae in Eumseong, South Korea, on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014.

Reuters: Donald Chan
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Saturday, August 16: Aerial acrobatics

Students of Shaolin Tagou Martial Arts School are suspended in mid-air as they practice in a dress rehearsal for a stunt performance which is part of the opening ceremony of the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games, at a stadium in Nanjing, Jiangsu province.

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Friday, August 15: A tornado follows a plane taking off

A tornado follows a Ryanair fight as it takes off at East Midlands airport on route to Palma Mallorca Spain.

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Thursday, August 14: Waves surge

Visitors run away as waves surge past a barrier on the banks of Qiantang River in Hangzhou, China.

Photos: Incredible walls of water

Getty Images: Nicolas Maeterlinck, AFP
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Wednesday, August 13: Balancing act

A person walks on a tightrope connecting two spheres of the Atomium in Brussels, Belgium.

Landov: Paul Cyr, Barcroft Media
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Tuesday, August 12: Super moon

A bald eagle watches the glow of the largest full moon of the year in Presque Isle, Maine.

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Monday, August 11: 'Building the dream'

Students of Shaolin Tagou Martial Arts School suspended in mid-air.

Reuters: Dado Ruvic
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Sunday, August 10: Waterfall jumping competition

A competitor takes part in the first international waterfall jumping competition held in the old town of Jajce, Bosnia.

Reuters: Marko Djurica
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Friday, August 8: Brass celebration in Serbia

Revellers ride during the 54th annual brass band festival in the Serbian village of Guca. The event celebrates folk music and art in Serbia.

Getty Images: Yoshikazu Tsuno
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Thursday, August 7: Sprayed by a beluga

A beluga whale sprays cold water onto visitors at a summer attraction at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama in suburban Tokyo. Tokyo's temperature climbed over 95 degrees following a heatwave in the area.

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Wednesday, August 6: Dancing in the streets

A young girl dances on the Seventeen Arch Bridge at the Summer Palace in Beijing, China.

AP Photo: Jens Meyer
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Tuesday, August 5: Baby elephant takes a dip

An elephant swims in an indoor pool at the Zoo in Leipzig, Germany, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014.

AP Photo: Ted S. Warren
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Monday, August 4: Air show

A U.S. Marine jumps from a helicopter after a raft is dropped as part of a demonstration during the Seafair Air Show in Seattle.

AP Photo: Rajesh Kumar Singh
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Sunday, August 3: Nag Panchami festival

A Hindu devotee pours milk on a snake as an offering during the annual Hindu Nag Panchami festival, dedicated to the worship of snakes, in Allahabad, India.

Getty Images: Julian Finney
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Saturday, August 2: Flying in Glasgow

Kristian Thomas of England competes in the Men's Horizontal Bar Final at SSE Hydro during day nine of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Friday, August 1: Vans US Open of Surfing

Beyrick De Vries of South Africa grabs the board rail and spots his landing in Huntington Beach, CA.

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Thursday, July 31: Fire at the Pier

Firefighters, police, coastguards and lifeboat crews at the scene of a fire in a Victorian structure on Eastbourne Pier, Eastbourne, Britain, July 30, 2014.

AP Photo: Moises Castillo
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Wednesday, July 30: Latin American Clown Congress

Clowns gather for a group picture at the sixth annual Latin American Clown Congress in Guatemala City.

Getty Images: Charles McQuillan
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Tuesday, July 29: Irish Bog Snorkeling

Stephen McDonagh takes part in the Irish Bog Snorkeling championship at Peatlands Park in Dungannon, Northern Ireland.

Reuters: Paul Darrow
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Monday, July 28: Hitch hiking robot

HitchBOT on Highway 102 to begin its cross country journey outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

AP Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth
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Sunday, July 27: Commonwealth Games 2014

Maria Kitkarska of Canada performs in the Individual Ball final at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre Precinct during the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday July 26, 2014.

AP Photo: Ng Han Guan
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Saturday, July 26: 3-D paintings

A visitor to an exhibit of artworks that give the illusion of being three-dimensional poses near the depiction of a ballet dancer in Beijing on Saturday, July 26, 2014.

Gallery: Awe-inspiring optical illusions

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Friday, July 25: Polar bear enjoys swim

A polar bear enjoys a swim in a pool at the Bolsherechye Zoo in Omsk, Russia.

Reuters: Nigel Roddis
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Thursday, July 24: 'Memories of August 1914'

Visitors look at a giant puppet of a grandmother sleeping on a bed inside St George's Hall in Liverpool, northern England.

Getty Images: Pornchai Kittiwongsakul, AFP
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Wednesday, July 23: Walking on a highline

Slackliner Andy Lewis balances on a highline from the rooftop of a building in Bangkok, Thailand.

Rex Features: Ian Bird
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Tuesday, July 22: Surf's up

Huge waves smash into the sea wall at Curl Curl Beach in Sydney, Australia.

AP Photo: Niranjan Shrestha
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Monday, July 21: Bagmati bliss

A Hindu devotee takes a holy dip in the Bagmati River during the Bol Bom pilgrimage in Sundarijaal on the outskirts of Katmandu, Nepal.

AP Photo: Martin Smith-Rodden, The Virginian-Pilot
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Sunday, July 20: Joyful homecoming

Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Williams, a Cryptologic Technician from Miami, Fla., hugs friends and family members on Pier 5 of Norfolk Naval Base, during the homecoming event following a six-month deployment of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Elrod, Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Norfolk, Va.

Reuters: Kim Hong-Ji
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Saturday, July 19: A festival of mud

A tourist poses for photographs as he plays in the mud during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong, South Korea on July 18, 2014. About 2 to 3 million domestic and international tourists visit the beach during the annual mud festival, according to the festival organizers.

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Friday, July 18: Reading Railway Station opening

Queen Elizabeth II talks to construction workers after the opening of Reading Railway Station in Reading, England.

AP Photo: Terry Prather, The Ledger Independent
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Thursday, July 17: Field of sunflowers

Bob Grutza rides on horseback through his field of sunflowers near Maysville, Ky.

AP Photo: Eric Gay
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Wednesday, July 16: Favorite summer destination

Anna Endsley jumps into the Guadalupe River in Gruene, Texas.

AP Photo: Nikita Dudnik
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Tuesday, July 15: Hailstorm at the beach

People run from a hailstorm at the Ob River beach in Novosibirsk, Russia.

ZUMAPress: Zhang Xiaoliang, Xinhua
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Monday, July 14: China on camels

Tourists riding on camels visit the scenic spot of the Mingsha Mountain in Dunhuang City, northwest China's Gansu Province.

AP: Robert F. Bukaty
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Sunday, July 13: Swift River dive

Russell Norris, 15, of Tylertown, Miss., dives into the chilly Swift River at Coos Canyon in Byron, Maine.

Reuters: Stephane Mahe
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Saturday, July 12: Big bird at French art festival

A woman looks at a creation by French artist Claude Ponti during the "A journey to Nantes" art festival in Nantes, western France, July 10, 2014.
 

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Friday, July 11: Giant bat colony

Giant bat colony forces closure of Townsville Park, Queensland, Australia.

Reuters: Jason O'Brien
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Thursday, July 10: Whale recue

Marine rescue workers from Sea World attempt to help a juvenile humpback whale stranded at Palm Beach on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.

Getty Images: Jewel Samad, AFP
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Wednesday, July 9: Horsing around

President Obama shakes hands with a man wearing a horse-head mask on a street in Denver, Colorado.

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Tuesday, July 8: Rapa das Bestas

A reveler tries to dominate a wild horse during the Rapa Das Bestas traditional event in the Spanish village of Sabucedo.

Reuters: Kyle Massick
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Monday, July 7: Train derailment

Three Boeing 737 fuselages lie on an embankment on the Clark Fork River after a BNSF Railway Co train derailed Thursday near Rivulet, Montana, July 4, 2014.

Zuma Press: Jesus Diges
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Sunday, July 6: Sanfermines festival in Spain

Thousands celebrate the Sanfermines festival in Pamplona, Spain, in which locals and foreigners from all over the world enjoy a nine day-long fiesta with bull runs, wine and music.

AP Photo: Evan Vucci
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Saturday, July 5: Fireworks over D.C.

Fireworks illuminate the sky over the U.S. Capitol building and the Washington Monument during Fourth of July celebrations on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Washington.

AP Photo: Michael Dwyer
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Friday, July 4: Boston Pops celebrates the Fourth

Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Thompson, right, of Detroit, and Megan Schinker, 13, of Stow, Ohio, watch a reading by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick during a concert at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade in Boston, Thursday, July 3, 2014. The annual Boston Pops Fourth of July concert was moved up a day because of potential heavy rain ahead of Hurricane Arthur.

Reuters: Lucas Jackson
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Thursday, July 3: Lightning in NYC

Lightning strikes One World Trade Center in Manhattan after a summer storm.

Reuters: China Daily
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Wednesday, July 2: 'Transformers' replica

Workers assemble a homemade "Transformers" replica on the outskirts of Shanghai.

Reuters: Ashley Landis
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Tuesday, July 1: 'Rob the Original'

Rob Ferrel, left, cuts the likeness of Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi on the head of customer Vincent Hernandez.

Rex Features: Imaginechina
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Monday, June 30: The Xiaolangdi Dam discharges water

The Xiaolangdi Dam opens its gates to discharge water from the reservoir to clear up the sediment in the Yellow River, Chinas second-longest waterway.

Corbis: Xinhua Press
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Sunday, June 29: Flooding in India

Rickshaw pullers make their way through a flooded street near Gauhati, India, on Saturday, June 27, 2014. Several people were killed due to electrocution and landslides triggered by incessant rains in India's northeastern state of Assam, according to local reports.

Getty Images: Matt Cardy
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Saturday, June 28: Banksy at Glastonbury

A festival goer touches part of a sculpture by Banksy, titled "The Sirens of the Lambs" and depicting a truck full of shrieking cuddly animals being driven to slaughter, at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton on June 26, 2014 in Glastonbury, England. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people.

AP Photo: Clay Jackson, The Advocate-Messenger
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Friday, June 27: Mutton Bustin'

Kayden Dunaway, 6, falls off a sheep during the Mutton Bustin' competition at the Garrard County Fair near Lancaster, Ky.

Reuters: Albert Gea
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Thursday, June 26: Sant Joan festival

Children ascend as Castellers Colla Vella dels Xiquets de Valls form a human tower called "castells."

Reuters: Alessandro Garofalo
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Wednesday, June 25: Hanging high

A worker rappels from the Cristo Redentor statue at the Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro.

AP Photo/Peter Macdiarmid, Pool
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Tuesday, June 24: Selfie with the Queen

A local youth takes a selfie in front of Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to St George's indoor market in Belfast.

Reuters: Eric Thayer
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Monday, June 23: Mermaid Parade

Participants in the Mermaid Parade in Coney Island, New York.

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Sunday, June 22: The 'Willka Kuti'

Aymaran Indians participate in the 5,522th edition of the "Willka Kuti," the ceremony to mark the Amazonian Andean New Year, happening at the same time of the summer solstice, in Bolivia on June 21, 2014.

EPA: Will Oliver
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Saturday, June 21: Solstice at Stonehenge

Stonehenge is reflected in the glasses of a reveller as people gather at the Stonehenge ancient monument in Wiltshire, England, June 21, 2014, after witnessing the sunrise in celebration of the Summer Solstice. Tens of thousands of summer solstice revelers celebrated the beginning of the longest day of the year at Stonehenge.

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Friday, June 20: Senior Prom

Romelia Godinez, 87, left, and Fernando Pelier, right, 85, were crowned King and Queen at the white party-themed Senior Prom in Tampa, Fla.

Reuters: China Daily
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Thursday, June 19: 'The Seven Year Itch'

A giant statue of Marilyn Monroe at a dump site in Guigang, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China.

Reuters Photo: China Daily
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Wednesday, June 18: Equestrian competition

Tibetans perform during a traditional equestrian competition in Hongyuan county of Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province.

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Tuesday, June 17: US beats Ghana 2-1

Mark Syben celebrates at Pistache French Bistro in West Palm Beach after watching the United States score a goal in the World Cup match against Ghana.

Rex Features: Zuma
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Monday, June 16: Mud cow racing

The Sumatran sport of Pacu Jawi or 'Mud Cow Racing' is held at the end of each rice harvesting season by the Minangkabau people in West Sumatra, Indonesia. The activity sees farmers cling onto crude wooden frames attached to two cows, which they then encourage to race through a muddy paddy field.

AP Photo: The Commercial Appeal, Yalonda M. James
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Sunday, June 15: Legs for days

Daniel Robertson, with Scents By Alameen, of Greensboro, N.C., sets up his booth at the 21st annual Urban Music Festival at Robert R. Church Park in Memphis, Tenn., on Friday, June 13, 2014. Robertson decided to do his business in Memphis this weekend because of the expectation of pleasant weather.

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Saturday, June 14: Spinning mill

A worker at a spinning mill in east China's Shandong Province.

AP Photo: Cindy Yamanaka, The Orange County Register
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Friday, June 13: High School graduation

Marissa Ogata finished third, Summa Cum Laude, in a graduating class of about 650 students at Huntington Beach High.

AP Photo: Channi Anand
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Thursday, June 12: World Cup

Aspiring young Indian soccer players practice during a dust storm in Jammu, India.

AP Photo: Andy Wong
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Wednesday, June 11: State visit

A Chinese People's Liberation Army soldier adjusts a hat of a member of a guard of honor.

AP Photo: Josh Newton
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Tuesday, June 10: Wildfire wedding photo

Newlyweds Michael Wolber and April Hartley pose for a picture near Bend, Ore., as a wildfire burns in the background. Because of the approaching fire, the minister conducted an abbreviated ceremony and the wedding party was evacuated to a downtown Bend park for the reception.

 

Related: Wildfire sparks amazing wedding photo in Oregon

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