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Children from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, make their way towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, near the Syrian border town of Elierbeh of Al-Hasakah Governorate.

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The moon is seen as a man stands next to residential buildings, which witnesses said were destroyed in an Israeli offensive, during a 72-hour truce in Beit Lahiya town in the northern Gaza Strip.

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A Ukrainian government soldier from battalion "Donbass" walks along a street near their positions as a cat follows him in the village of Mariinka near Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. The Red Cross will lead an international humanitarian aid operation into Ukraineís conflict-stricken province of Luhansk with assistance from Russia, the European Union and the United States.

Evgeniy Maloletka/AP

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Ward physician Thomas Klotzkowski stands in a sick unit at the quarantine station for patients with infectious diseases at the Charite hospital in Berlin. The isolation ward at the Charite is one of several centres in Germany equipped to treat patients suffering from ebola and other highly infectious diseases, the clinic's doctor for tropical medicine Florian Steiner said. Ebola is one of the deadliest diseases known to humanity. It has no proven cure.

THOMAS PETER/REUTERS

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Ward physician Thomas Klotzkowski (R) cleans doctor for tropical medicine, Florian Steiner, in a disinfection chamber at the quarantine station for patients with infectious diseases at the Charite hospital in Berlin.

THOMAS PETER/REUTERS

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Port St. Lucie police officers display a captured 12-foot Burmese Python. Wildlife investigators may have solved a classic Florida whodunit with the capture of the snake in a neighborhood where cats have been disappearing.

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Chinese artist Zhou Jie climbs onto an unfinished iron wire bed, one of her sculpture works, to take a nap after lunch at Beijing Now Art Gallery, in Beijing. Zhou started her art project titled "36 Days" on August 9, in which she would live inside an exhibition hall with an unfinished iron wire bed, some iron wire sculptures in the shape of stuffed animal dolls, a certain amount of food and her mobile phone, for 36 days.

JASON LEE/REUTERS

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A boy with his body cover in red paint poses for a portrait during the Santo Domingo festivities in Managua, Nicaragua. The faithful coat their bodies in used motor oil or red paint, and dress in traditional costumes as a promise for a prayer or miracle they believe was performed or answered by Managua's patron saint, Santo Domingo de Guzman.

Esteban Felix/AP

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A school girl walks through a flooded road in Jakarta, Indonesia. The unseasonal rains flooded many areas of South Jakarta in the late afternoon causing much traffic congestion as commuters attempted to make their way home.

Mark Baker/AP

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Anthony Shahid yells at a line of law enforcement officials during a protest over the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager killed by a police officer, in Ferguson, Mo. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Monday that it had opened an inquiry into the weekend shooting of Brown.

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