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<p>Waves and storm surge pound the boardwalk and the beach at first light as Hurricane Irene slams into Asbury Park, New Jersey, August 28, 2011. 

 REUTERS/Chip East </p>

Waves and storm surge pound the boardwalk and the beach at first light as Hurricane Irene slams into Asbury Park, New Jersey, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Chip East

Waves and storm surge pound the boardwalk and the beach at first light as Hurricane Irene slams into Asbury Park, New Jersey, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Chip East

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<p>Usain Bolt of Jamaica walks without his shirt after being disqualified for a false start during the men's 100 metres final at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble </p>

Usain Bolt of Jamaica walks without his shirt after being disqualified for a false start during the men's 100 metres final at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Usain Bolt of Jamaica walks without his shirt after being disqualified for a false start during the men's 100 metres final at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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<p>A dead body is seen on a bed in front of a hospital in Tripoli August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

A dead body is seen on a bed in front of a hospital in Tripoli August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A dead body is seen on a bed in front of a hospital in Tripoli August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>A participant waits back stage before the "Gay not Gray" fashion show featuring senior gay men in Berlin, August 27, 2011. Mature gay men performed in the show with younger peers to illustrate that being gay and old can be fun and does not have to mean isolation, organisers said. The show was part of the Aids Gala 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Peter </p>

A participant waits back stage before the "Gay not Gray" fashion show featuring senior gay men in Berlin, August 27, 2011. Mature gay men performed in the show with younger peers to illustrate that being gay and old can be fun and does not have to...more

A participant waits back stage before the "Gay not Gray" fashion show featuring senior gay men in Berlin, August 27, 2011. Mature gay men performed in the show with younger peers to illustrate that being gay and old can be fun and does not have to mean isolation, organisers said. The show was part of the Aids Gala 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

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<p>Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand lays on the track after falling during the women's 1,500 metres heats at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea,  August 28, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray</p>

Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand lays on the track after falling during the women's 1,500 metres heats at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray

Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand lays on the track after falling during the women's 1,500 metres heats at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray

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<p>A girl walks near graffiti and photographs of victims of drug violence and victims of a fire incident at a day-care centre during a protest in Guadalajara, Mexico, August 28, 2011. 

REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta </p>

A girl walks near graffiti and photographs of victims of drug violence and victims of a fire incident at a day-care centre during a protest in Guadalajara, Mexico, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

A girl walks near graffiti and photographs of victims of drug violence and victims of a fire incident at a day-care centre during a protest in Guadalajara, Mexico, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

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<p>Beyonce poses at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles August 28, 2011. Beyonce and husband, rapper Jay-Z, will be expecting their first child next spring. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok </p>

Beyonce poses at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles August 28, 2011. Beyonce and husband, rapper Jay-Z, will be expecting their first child next spring. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Beyonce poses at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles August 28, 2011. Beyonce and husband, rapper Jay-Z, will be expecting their first child next spring. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>A man tries to drink beer during the Race of Beer in Brasilia, August 28, 2011. 

REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino </p>

A man tries to drink beer during the Race of Beer in Brasilia, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A man tries to drink beer during the Race of Beer in Brasilia, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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<p>Brian Grant (L) and Bob Bianchini, engineers from the public works department out for a safety inspection, are slammed by waves and storm surge pounding the boardwalk and the beach at first light as Hurricane Irene slams into Asbury Park, New Jersey, August 28, 2011. 

REUTERS/Chip East</p>

Brian Grant (L) and Bob Bianchini, engineers from the public works department out for a safety inspection, are slammed by waves and storm surge pounding the boardwalk and the beach at first light as Hurricane Irene slams into Asbury Park, New Jersey,...more

Brian Grant (L) and Bob Bianchini, engineers from the public works department out for a safety inspection, are slammed by waves and storm surge pounding the boardwalk and the beach at first light as Hurricane Irene slams into Asbury Park, New Jersey, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Chip East

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<p>A soldier stands guard outside a casino after it was torched by armed men in Monterrey, Mexico, August 26, 2011. 

REUTERS/Victor Hugo Valdivia </p>

A soldier stands guard outside a casino after it was torched by armed men in Monterrey, Mexico, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Victor Hugo Valdivia

A soldier stands guard outside a casino after it was torched by armed men in Monterrey, Mexico, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Victor Hugo Valdivia

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<p>Performers dance in front of police offers during the annual Notting Hill Carnival in central London August 28, 2011. 

REUTERS/Luke MacGregor </p>

Performers dance in front of police offers during the annual Notting Hill Carnival in central London August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Performers dance in front of police offers during the annual Notting Hill Carnival in central London August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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<p>Demonstrators attend a rally to protest against constitutional reform at La Constitucion square in central Malaga, southern Spain August 28, 2011. 

REUTERS/Jon Nazca </p>

Demonstrators attend a rally to protest against constitutional reform at La Constitucion square in central Malaga, southern Spain August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Demonstrators attend a rally to protest against constitutional reform at La Constitucion square in central Malaga, southern Spain August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

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<p>A rebel fighter looks at burnt bodies at the Khamis 32 military encampment in southern Tripoli August 28, 2011. The charred remains of around 53 people have been found in a warehouse in the Libyan capital Tripoli, apparently opponents of Muammar Gaddafi who were executed as his rule collapsed, Britain's Sky News reported on Saturday. REUTERS /Louafi Larbi </p>

A rebel fighter looks at burnt bodies at the Khamis 32 military encampment in southern Tripoli August 28, 2011. The charred remains of around 53 people have been found in a warehouse in the Libyan capital Tripoli, apparently opponents of Muammar...more

A rebel fighter looks at burnt bodies at the Khamis 32 military encampment in southern Tripoli August 28, 2011. The charred remains of around 53 people have been found in a warehouse in the Libyan capital Tripoli, apparently opponents of Muammar Gaddafi who were executed as his rule collapsed, Britain's Sky News reported on Saturday. REUTERS /Louafi Larbi

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<p>A rebel points his rifle at a man accused of being a mercenary fighting for Muammar Gaddafi, outside a fire station in Tripoli August 26, 2011. 

REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

A rebel points his rifle at a man accused of being a mercenary fighting for Muammar Gaddafi, outside a fire station in Tripoli August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A rebel points his rifle at a man accused of being a mercenary fighting for Muammar Gaddafi, outside a fire station in Tripoli August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>Ineta Radevica of Latvia competes during the women's long jump final at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski </p>

Ineta Radevica of Latvia competes during the women's long jump final at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

Ineta Radevica of Latvia competes during the women's long jump final at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

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<p>Libyan rebel fighters sit at the sitting room of Muammar Gaddafi's private plane at the international airport in Tripoli, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra </p>

Libyan rebel fighters sit at the sitting room of Muammar Gaddafi's private plane at the international airport in Tripoli, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Libyan rebel fighters sit at the sitting room of Muammar Gaddafi's private plane at the international airport in Tripoli, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

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<p>Leonel Suarez of Cuba competes in the javelin throw event of the men's decathlon at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble </p>

Leonel Suarez of Cuba competes in the javelin throw event of the men's decathlon at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Leonel Suarez of Cuba competes in the javelin throw event of the men's decathlon at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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<p>Oscar Pistorius of South Africa comes out of the starting blocks during his men's 400 metres heat at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Max Rossi</p>

Oscar Pistorius of South Africa comes out of the starting blocks during his men's 400 metres heat at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Oscar Pistorius of South Africa comes out of the starting blocks during his men's 400 metres heat at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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<p>A reveller attends a gay pride parade in Cuernavaca, Mexico, August 27, 2011. Some 2,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights activists participated in the parade on Saturday. REUTERS/Margarito Perez Retana </p>

A reveller attends a gay pride parade in Cuernavaca, Mexico, August 27, 2011. Some 2,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights activists participated in the parade on Saturday. REUTERS/Margarito Perez Retana

A reveller attends a gay pride parade in Cuernavaca, Mexico, August 27, 2011. Some 2,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights activists participated in the parade on Saturday. REUTERS/Margarito Perez Retana

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<p>Roman Sebrle of the Czech Republic celebrates after a successful jump during the pole vault event of the decathlon at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble </p>

Roman Sebrle of the Czech Republic celebrates after a successful jump during the pole vault event of the decathlon at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Roman Sebrle of the Czech Republic celebrates after a successful jump during the pole vault event of the decathlon at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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<p>Followers of an Islamic sect, the Muslim Brothers, stage a peaceful rally to mark "Qudus Day" in Nigeria's northern city of Kano, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Sani Maikatanga </p>

Followers of an Islamic sect, the Muslim Brothers, stage a peaceful rally to mark "Qudus Day" in Nigeria's northern city of Kano, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Sani Maikatanga

Followers of an Islamic sect, the Muslim Brothers, stage a peaceful rally to mark "Qudus Day" in Nigeria's northern city of Kano, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Sani Maikatanga

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<p>A taxi speeds by on 42nd Street at Times Square in New York as rains fall before Hurricane Irene hits, August 27, 2011. 

REUTERS/Peter Jones </p>

A taxi speeds by on 42nd Street at Times Square in New York as rains fall before Hurricane Irene hits, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Peter Jones

A taxi speeds by on 42nd Street at Times Square in New York as rains fall before Hurricane Irene hits, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Peter Jones

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<p>Rebel fighters pose as Muammar Gaddafi to mock the ousted Libyan leader at his podium inside the ransacked Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli, August 26, 2011.

REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra </p>

Rebel fighters pose as Muammar Gaddafi to mock the ousted Libyan leader at his podium inside the ransacked Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Rebel fighters pose as Muammar Gaddafi to mock the ousted Libyan leader at his podium inside the ransacked Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

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<p>A demonstrator wearing a vest featuring India's veteran social activist Anna Hazare is stopped by security personnel inside the parliament premises in New Delhi, August 26, 2011. 

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A demonstrator wearing a vest featuring India's veteran social activist Anna Hazare is stopped by security personnel inside the parliament premises in New Delhi, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

A demonstrator wearing a vest featuring India's veteran social activist Anna Hazare is stopped by security personnel inside the parliament premises in New Delhi, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A man carries his son in a flooded street after the pass of Hurricane Irene at Hoboken in New Jersey, August 28, 2011. 

REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz </p>

A man carries his son in a flooded street after the pass of Hurricane Irene at Hoboken in New Jersey, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A man carries his son in a flooded street after the pass of Hurricane Irene at Hoboken in New Jersey, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

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<p>An Israeli soldier fires a tear gas canister during clashes with foreign and Palestinian demonstrators at a protest at Israel's Qalandiya checkpoint outside the West Bank city of Ramallah, August 26, 2011.

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An Israeli soldier fires a tear gas canister during clashes with foreign and Palestinian demonstrators at a protest at Israel's Qalandiya checkpoint outside the West Bank city of Ramallah, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

An Israeli soldier fires a tear gas canister during clashes with foreign and Palestinian demonstrators at a protest at Israel's Qalandiya checkpoint outside the West Bank city of Ramallah, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

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<p>Egyptian Muslims perform evening prayers called "Tahajjud" during Laylat al-Qadr during the holy month of Ramadan at Al Qaed Ibrahim Mosque in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, north of Cairo, August 27, 2011. Laylat al-Qadr, or Night of Decree, is the night Muslims believe the Koran was revealed to Prophet Mohammad by the angel Gabriel. Muslims spend Laylat al-Qadr in worship and devotion, praying for the souls of the dead. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh </p>

Egyptian Muslims perform evening prayers called "Tahajjud" during Laylat al-Qadr during the holy month of Ramadan at Al Qaed Ibrahim Mosque in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, north of Cairo, August 27, 2011. Laylat al-Qadr, or Night of Decree,...more

Egyptian Muslims perform evening prayers called "Tahajjud" during Laylat al-Qadr during the holy month of Ramadan at Al Qaed Ibrahim Mosque in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, north of Cairo, August 27, 2011. Laylat al-Qadr, or Night of Decree, is the night Muslims believe the Koran was revealed to Prophet Mohammad by the angel Gabriel. Muslims spend Laylat al-Qadr in worship and devotion, praying for the souls of the dead. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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<p>A victim of a bomb blast ripped through the United Nations offices in the Nigerian capital of Abuja is loaded into an ambulance, August 26, 2011, after a car rammed into the building, and witnesses said they had seen a number of dead bodies being carried from the site. REUTERS/Afolabi Sodtunde </p>

A victim of a bomb blast ripped through the United Nations offices in the Nigerian capital of Abuja is loaded into an ambulance, August 26, 2011, after a car rammed into the building, and witnesses said they had seen a number of dead bodies being...more

A victim of a bomb blast ripped through the United Nations offices in the Nigerian capital of Abuja is loaded into an ambulance, August 26, 2011, after a car rammed into the building, and witnesses said they had seen a number of dead bodies being carried from the site. REUTERS/Afolabi Sodtunde

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<p>A Slovak aerobatic group named Ocovski Bacovia (Shepherds from Ocova Village) performs during the Slovak International Air Fest at the airport in Sliac, Slovakia, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Radovan Stoklasa </p>

A Slovak aerobatic group named Ocovski Bacovia (Shepherds from Ocova Village) performs during the Slovak International Air Fest at the airport in Sliac, Slovakia, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Radovan Stoklasa

A Slovak aerobatic group named Ocovski Bacovia (Shepherds from Ocova Village) performs during the Slovak International Air Fest at the airport in Sliac, Slovakia, August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Radovan Stoklasa

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<p>Women walk in the ocean in Santa Monica, California August 25, 2011. Temperatures were over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in parts of Los Angeles County. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson </p>

Women walk in the ocean in Santa Monica, California August 25, 2011. Temperatures were over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in parts of Los Angeles County. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Women walk in the ocean in Santa Monica, California August 25, 2011. Temperatures were over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in parts of Los Angeles County. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>Rapper Whiz Khalifa kisses model Amber Rose as they arrive at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok </p>

Rapper Whiz Khalifa kisses model Amber Rose as they arrive at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Rapper Whiz Khalifa kisses model Amber Rose as they arrive at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>A policeman grabs a man as he protests while being detained during a search operation in Karachi, Pakistan,  August 26, 2011. 

REUTERS/Athar Hussain </p>

A policeman grabs a man as he protests while being detained during a search operation in Karachi, Pakistan, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

A policeman grabs a man as he protests while being detained during a search operation in Karachi, Pakistan, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

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<p>Virgin Racing Formula One driver Timo Glock of Germany drives during the second practice session of the Belgian F1 Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir </p>

Virgin Racing Formula One driver Timo Glock of Germany drives during the second practice session of the Belgian F1 Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Virgin Racing Formula One driver Timo Glock of Germany drives during the second practice session of the Belgian F1 Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

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<p>A man works out at a makeshift gym in the sprawling Kibera slum, one of the largest and poorest slums in Africa, near Kenya's capital Nairobi, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Noor Khamis </p>

A man works out at a makeshift gym in the sprawling Kibera slum, one of the largest and poorest slums in Africa, near Kenya's capital Nairobi, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Noor Khamis

A man works out at a makeshift gym in the sprawling Kibera slum, one of the largest and poorest slums in Africa, near Kenya's capital Nairobi, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Noor Khamis

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<p>Ilias Iliadis of Greece (top) competes with Hugo Pessanha of Brazil during their under 90kg men's elimination bout at the World Judo Championships in Paris, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Charles Platiau </p>

Ilias Iliadis of Greece (top) competes with Hugo Pessanha of Brazil during their under 90kg men's elimination bout at the World Judo Championships in Paris, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Ilias Iliadis of Greece (top) competes with Hugo Pessanha of Brazil during their under 90kg men's elimination bout at the World Judo Championships in Paris, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

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<p>Competitors clear the water jump during the men's 3,000 metres steeplechase heat at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, August 29, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach </p>

Competitors clear the water jump during the men's 3,000 metres steeplechase heat at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, August 29, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Competitors clear the water jump during the men's 3,000 metres steeplechase heat at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, August 29, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

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<p>Borussia Moenchengladbach's coach Lucien Favre grabs Schalke 04's Alexander Baumjohann (L) during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match in Gelsenkirchen, August 28, 2011. Schalke 04 won the maqtch 1-0. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender </p>

Borussia Moenchengladbach's coach Lucien Favre grabs Schalke 04's Alexander Baumjohann (L) during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match in Gelsenkirchen, August 28, 2011. Schalke 04 won the maqtch 1-0. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

Borussia Moenchengladbach's coach Lucien Favre grabs Schalke 04's Alexander Baumjohann (L) during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match in Gelsenkirchen, August 28, 2011. Schalke 04 won the maqtch 1-0. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

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<p>A boy jumps into a swimming pool at Aisha Gaddafi's compound in Bin Ashour district in Tripoli, August 26, 2011. Aisha Gaddafi is the daughter of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal </p>

A boy jumps into a swimming pool at Aisha Gaddafi's compound in Bin Ashour district in Tripoli, August 26, 2011. Aisha Gaddafi is the daughter of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

A boy jumps into a swimming pool at Aisha Gaddafi's compound in Bin Ashour district in Tripoli, August 26, 2011. Aisha Gaddafi is the daughter of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

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<p>Robert Helenius of Finland (R) and Siarhei Liakhovich of Belarus exchange punches during the World Boxing Organization (WBO) and World Boxing Association (WBA) Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship fight in Erfurt, August 28, 2011. Helenius won by a knockout in the 9th round. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz</p>

Robert Helenius of Finland (R) and Siarhei Liakhovich of Belarus exchange punches during the World Boxing Organization (WBO) and World Boxing Association (WBA) Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship fight in Erfurt, August 28, 2011. Helenius won...more

Robert Helenius of Finland (R) and Siarhei Liakhovich of Belarus exchange punches during the World Boxing Organization (WBO) and World Boxing Association (WBA) Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship fight in Erfurt, August 28, 2011. Helenius won by a knockout in the 9th round. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

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<p>Hamamatsu City, Japan second baseman Ken Igeta throws to first for an out against Mexicali, Mexico during the sixth inning of the Little League World Series International Championship baseball game in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer </p>

Hamamatsu City, Japan second baseman Ken Igeta throws to first for an out against Mexicali, Mexico during the sixth inning of the Little League World Series International Championship baseball game in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, August 27, 2011....more

Hamamatsu City, Japan second baseman Ken Igeta throws to first for an out against Mexicali, Mexico during the sixth inning of the Little League World Series International Championship baseball game in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

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<p>A porter (R) cuts his own hair next to a street barber who is trimming a customers moustache near a railway station in Lahore, Pakistan, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza </p>

A porter (R) cuts his own hair next to a street barber who is trimming a customers moustache near a railway station in Lahore, Pakistan, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

A porter (R) cuts his own hair next to a street barber who is trimming a customers moustache near a railway station in Lahore, Pakistan, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

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<p>The surf makes its way towards the edge of the beach during the effects of Hurricane Irene in Ocean City, Maryland, August 27, 2011. 

REUTERS/Molly Riley </p>

The surf makes its way towards the edge of the beach during the effects of Hurricane Irene in Ocean City, Maryland, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Molly Riley

The surf makes its way towards the edge of the beach during the effects of Hurricane Irene in Ocean City, Maryland, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Molly Riley

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<p>The coffin containing NDP Opposition Leader Jack Layton is carried away during his state funeral in Toronto, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Wattie </p>

The coffin containing NDP Opposition Leader Jack Layton is carried away during his state funeral in Toronto, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

The coffin containing NDP Opposition Leader Jack Layton is carried away during his state funeral in Toronto, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

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<p>Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan is seen through reporters during a news conference on his resignation at his official residence in Tokyo, August 26, 2011. 

REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan is seen through reporters during a news conference on his resignation at his official residence in Tokyo, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan is seen through reporters during a news conference on his resignation at his official residence in Tokyo, August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Ross "The Real Deal" Pearson from England (R), fights with Brazil's Edson Barbosa during the UFC Rio, a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) competition in Rio de Janeiro, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes </p>

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Ross "The Real Deal" Pearson from England (R), fights with Brazil's Edson Barbosa during the UFC Rio, a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) competition in Rio de Janeiro, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo...more

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Ross "The Real Deal" Pearson from England (R), fights with Brazil's Edson Barbosa during the UFC Rio, a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) competition in Rio de Janeiro, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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<p>A trader stands in Tabriz historic market, northwest of Tehran, early morning August 28, 2011. The Tabriz market was located along the Silk Road trade route and comprised of interlinked structures and spaces for various commercial, religious and educational uses. This market has been registered as a UNESCO heritage site on July 31, according to UNESCO's website. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl </p>

A trader stands in Tabriz historic market, northwest of Tehran, early morning August 28, 2011. The Tabriz market was located along the Silk Road trade route and comprised of interlinked structures and spaces for various commercial, religious and...more

A trader stands in Tabriz historic market, northwest of Tehran, early morning August 28, 2011. The Tabriz market was located along the Silk Road trade route and comprised of interlinked structures and spaces for various commercial, religious and educational uses. This market has been registered as a UNESCO heritage site on July 31, according to UNESCO's website. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

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<p>A surfer walks into the water ahead of Hurricane Irene's arrival, on Rockaway Beach in New York, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar</p>

A surfer walks into the water ahead of Hurricane Irene's arrival, on Rockaway Beach in New York, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A surfer walks into the water ahead of Hurricane Irene's arrival, on Rockaway Beach in New York, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>A Libyan rebel stands guard near the entrance of Ras Lanuf, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Esam Al-Fetori </p>

A Libyan rebel stands guard near the entrance of Ras Lanuf, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Esam Al-Fetori

A Libyan rebel stands guard near the entrance of Ras Lanuf, August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Esam Al-Fetori

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Scenes of destruction after a detonation at a port warehouse of what authorities said was more than 2,000 tonnes of ammonium nitrate killed at least 163 people, injured more than 6,000 and destroyed swathes of the Lebanese capital, compounding months of political and economic meltdown.

Ferguson residents mark six years since police killing of Michael Brown

Ferguson residents mark six years since police killing of Michael Brown

The community of Ferguson, Missouri, marks six years since the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, whose death galvanized the Black Lives Matter movement.

Belarus police crack down on mass protests against strongman president after election

Belarus police crack down on mass protests against strongman president after election

Belarusian police clashed with protesters after the opposition accused President Alexander Lukashenko of rigging his re-election victory amid a chorus of criticism from Western leaders.

Oil spill devastates Mauritius after Japanese tanker runs aground

Oil spill devastates Mauritius after Japanese tanker runs aground

The Japanese ship MV Wakashio that ran aground on a reef off Mauritius two weeks ago has now stopped leaking oil into the Indian Ocean but conservationists said they were starting to find dead fish and oil-covered seabirds, increasing fears of an ecological catastrophe.

Lebanon government resigns amid outrage over Beirut blast

Lebanon government resigns amid outrage over Beirut blast

Lebanon s prime minister announced his government s resignation, saying a huge explosion that devastated the capital and stirred public outrage was the result of endemic corruption.

Gas explosion destroys Baltimore homes

Gas explosion destroys Baltimore homes

The blast destroyed three brick row homes and ripped open the wall of another, spreading debris throughout the neighborhood.

Amazon again under threat from forest fires

Amazon again under threat from forest fires

Fires in the Brazilian Amazon have surged so far in August, outstripping the same period of 2019 and renewing concerns about the forest's destruction.

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