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Children watch a fire a day after an explosion at Amuay oil refinery in Punto Fijo in the Peninsula of Paraguana August 26, 2012. Venezuelan firefighters struggled on Sunday to put out a blaze at the country's biggest refinery sparked by an explosion that killed 41 people in one of the global oil industry's deadliest accidents.


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A whirling Dervish performs at the Toronto Turkish Festival in downtown Toronto on Sunday August 26, 2012. Whirling Dervishes are known for their famous practice of whirling as a form of dhikr (remembrance of God).

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People ride a taxi as strong winds blow palm trees in Havana August 25, 2012. Tropical Storm Isaac dumped torrential rains on Haiti and flattened tent camps housing survivors of a devastating earthquake, then began an assault on eastern Cuba on Saturday.


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Palestinian boys play on a beach in Gaza City on a summer's day August 26, 2012.


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A woman jogs on a treadmill during a workout in a gym as the sun sets in Belgrade August 26, 2012. The western Balkans is in a heatwave that has seen temperatures top 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), triggering hundreds of wildfires.


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People throw colored powder into the air during the Holi Festival in Dresden Germany, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. The original Holi, also known as the festival of colors, is a festival celebrated in India and other Hindu countries.

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Liverpool's Martin Kelly (R) is challenged by Manchester City's Aleksandar Kolarov during their English Premier League soccer match at Anfield in Liverpool, northern England, August 26, 2012.


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Fifteen-year-old Lydia Ko, of New Zealand, follows through on her second shot on the eighth hole during the final round of the CN Canadian Women's Open LPGA golf tournament at the Vancouver Golf Club in Coquitlam, B.C., on Sunday, August 26, 2012.


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A competitor tries to grab a flag as he slips off the "gostra", a pole covered in grease, during the religious feast of St Julian, patron of the town of St Julian's, outside Valletta August 26, 2012. In the traditional "gostra", a game stretching back to the Middle Ages, young men and women have to make their way to the top and try to uproot one of the flags to win prizes.


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A man walks past the still burning Amuay refinery after an explosion, near Punto Fijo, Venezuela, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. Venezuelans who live next to the country's biggest oil refinery said they smelled a strong odor of sulfur hours before a gas leak ignited in an explosion on Saturday that killed at least 39 people and injured more than 80.

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Members of a family walk on a street as flames rise after an explosion at the Amuay refinery near Punto Fijo, Venezuela, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012.

Ariana Cubillos/AP

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A Syrian rebel, sleeps after returning back from fighting against Syrian army forces in Aleppo, at a rebel headquarters in Marea on the outskirts of Aleppo city, Syria, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012.

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