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The best images from August 21

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A rainbow settles behind the roof line of a building in Fredericksburg, Va.

Peter Cihelka/AP

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A warplane operated by forces of Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad carries out what activists said was an air raid around al-Tabqa military base at a government-controlled airport that is surrounded by militants, west of Raqqa city.

STRINGER/REUTERS

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A streak of light is seen as a rocket is launched from the northern Gaza Strip towards Israel.

AMIR COHEN/REUTERS

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Palestinians explore a building badly damaged by Israeli airstrikes in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip.

WISSAM NASSAR/NYT

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A Syrian woman living in Jordan wears a headscarf in the design of the Syrian opposition flag, with the word "Syria" written on it, during a demonstration marking the first anniversary of the Syrian regime's chemical attack on the Ghouta suburb of Damascus.

MUHAMMAD HAMED/REUTERS

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Kids ride the Wave Swinger at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights, Minn.

Brian Mark Peterson/AP

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A leopard walks towards a lagoon at Yala National Park .

DINUKA LIYANAWATTE/REUTERS

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A man uses a hand fan as he prepares to sleep under a mosquito net on a footpath in New Delhi .

ANINDITO MUKHERJEE/REUTERS

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Hindu women belonging to the Dogra community swing a child as part of a ritual as they pray for the long life of their sons during the "Bacch Dua" festival in Jammu, India.

Channi Anand/AP

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People look at French artist Clement Briend's photographic light installation "Divine Trees", which features images of divine figures highly revered in Asian cultures projected on trees towering over bystanders, during a media preview of the Singapore Night Festival in Singapore.

EDGAR SU/REUTERS

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