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A photo taken from the International Space Station by astronaut Ricky Arnold shows Hurricane Lane near Hawaii. 



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A photo taken from the International Space Station by astronaut Ricky Arnold shows Hurricane Lane near Hawaii. @astro_ricky/NASA/via REUTERS

A photo taken from the International Space Station by astronaut Ricky Arnold shows Hurricane Lane near Hawaii. @astro_ricky/NASA/via REUTERS
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Sana Ibrahim al-Taee, 64, whose five sons were killed by Islamic State militants, is seen with her grandchildren at her home in Mosul, Iraq. 


REUTERS/Ari Jalal

Sana Ibrahim al-Taee, 64, whose five sons were killed by Islamic State militants, is seen with her grandchildren at her home in Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

Sana Ibrahim al-Taee, 64, whose five sons were killed by Islamic State militants, is seen with her grandchildren at her home in Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
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A 2.4 kg chicken is pictured next to 14,600,000 bolivars, its price (equivalent of 2.22 USD), at a mini-market in Caracas, Venezuela. It was the going price at an informal market in the low-income neighborhood of Catia on August 16th. 


REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A 2.4 kg chicken is pictured next to 14,600,000 bolivars, its price (equivalent of 2.22 USD), at a mini-market in Caracas, Venezuela. It was the going price at an informal market in the low-income neighborhood of Catia on August 16th....more

A 2.4 kg chicken is pictured next to 14,600,000 bolivars, its price (equivalent of 2.22 USD), at a mini-market in Caracas, Venezuela. It was the going price at an informal market in the low-income neighborhood of Catia on August 16th. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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President Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, leaves the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Court House in lower Manhattan. 


REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

President Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, leaves the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Court House in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

President Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, leaves the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Court House in lower Manhattan. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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People watch elephants from a local circus taking a bath in the waters of the Black Sea on a hot summer day in Yevpatoria, Crimea. 


REUTERS/Pavel Rebrov

People watch elephants from a local circus taking a bath in the waters of the Black Sea on a hot summer day in Yevpatoria, Crimea. REUTERS/Pavel Rebrov

People watch elephants from a local circus taking a bath in the waters of the Black Sea on a hot summer day in Yevpatoria, Crimea. REUTERS/Pavel Rebrov
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A visitor lies in a coffin to try it out at the ENDEX JAPAN 2018 funeral and cemetery show in Tokyo, Japan. 


REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A visitor lies in a coffin to try it out at the ENDEX JAPAN 2018 funeral and cemetery show in Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A visitor lies in a coffin to try it out at the ENDEX JAPAN 2018 funeral and cemetery show in Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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An undocumented man from Mexico is apprehended by Border Patrol agents after allegedly dropping off a group of migrants in an area known for human smuggling near Falfurrias, Texas. 


REUTERS/Loren Elliott

An undocumented man from Mexico is apprehended by Border Patrol agents after allegedly dropping off a group of migrants in an area known for human smuggling near Falfurrias, Texas. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

An undocumented man from Mexico is apprehended by Border Patrol agents after allegedly dropping off a group of migrants in an area known for human smuggling near Falfurrias, Texas. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
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A disabled Palestinian uses a sling to hurl stones at Israeli troops during a protest demanding the right to return to their homeland at the Israel-Gaza border, in Gaza. 


REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A disabled Palestinian uses a sling to hurl stones at Israeli troops during a protest demanding the right to return to their homeland at the Israel-Gaza border, in Gaza. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A disabled Palestinian uses a sling to hurl stones at Israeli troops during a protest demanding the right to return to their homeland at the Israel-Gaza border, in Gaza. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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Carcasses of hunted Pilot whales lay on the quay in Jatnavegur, Faroe Islands. 
   


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Carcasses of hunted Pilot whales lay on the quay in Jatnavegur, Faroe Islands. Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS

Carcasses of hunted Pilot whales lay on the quay in Jatnavegur, Faroe Islands. Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS
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The name of Aretha is posted above the Franklin Street subway station in memory of singer Aretha Franklin in Manhattan. 

REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The name of Aretha is posted above the Franklin Street subway station in memory of singer Aretha Franklin in Manhattan. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The name of Aretha is posted above the Franklin Street subway station in memory of singer Aretha Franklin in Manhattan. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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President Trump is silhouetted in a window of the East Room as he reads from a teleprompter across the room while participating in a ceremony awarding a Medal of Honor posthumously to Air Force Technical Sergeant John A. Chapman at the White House.   


REUTERS/Leah Millis

President Trump is silhouetted in a window of the East Room as he reads from a teleprompter across the room while participating in a ceremony awarding a Medal of Honor posthumously to Air Force Technical Sergeant John A. Chapman at the White House. ...more

President Trump is silhouetted in a window of the East Room as he reads from a teleprompter across the room while participating in a ceremony awarding a Medal of Honor posthumously to Air Force Technical Sergeant John A. Chapman at the White House. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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An internally displaced girl plays in the Sudd Swamp near the town of Nyal, South Sudan. 

REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu

An internally displaced girl plays in the Sudd Swamp near the town of Nyal, South Sudan. REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu

An internally displaced girl plays in the Sudd Swamp near the town of Nyal, South Sudan. REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu
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Sister Marie Fahy reads at her desk in St Mary's Abbey, a Cistercian monastery that is an enclosed contemplative order of nuns in Glencairn, Ireland, the week before Pope Francis is scheduled to visit the country. "The Pope is the earthly head of the Church, the Vicar of Christ. His visit means that he wants to support, guide and encourage the Irish Church. I believe his message will be one of inspiration, direction and advice for the people of God in Ireland," said Sister Marie.    
   
REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Sister Marie Fahy reads at her desk in St Mary's Abbey, a Cistercian monastery that is an enclosed contemplative order of nuns in Glencairn, Ireland, the week before Pope Francis is scheduled to visit the country. "The Pope is the earthly head of the...more

Sister Marie Fahy reads at her desk in St Mary's Abbey, a Cistercian monastery that is an enclosed contemplative order of nuns in Glencairn, Ireland, the week before Pope Francis is scheduled to visit the country. "The Pope is the earthly head of the Church, the Vicar of Christ. His visit means that he wants to support, guide and encourage the Irish Church. I believe his message will be one of inspiration, direction and advice for the people of God in Ireland," said Sister Marie. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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Cardi B. arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York.   


REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Cardi B. arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Cardi B. arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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An aerial view shows partially submerged road at a flooded area in the southern state of Kerala, India. 


REUTERS/Sivaram V

An aerial view shows partially submerged road at a flooded area in the southern state of Kerala, India. REUTERS/Sivaram V

An aerial view shows partially submerged road at a flooded area in the southern state of Kerala, India. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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A girl with cancer lies on the lap of her mother at The National Oncology Centre in Sanaa, Yemen. Millions of Yemenis are at risk from hunger and cholera brought on by three years of war, an emergency that has also hit cancer patients, struggling to get treatment in a country where the economy and infrastructure have collapsed.    

REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

A girl with cancer lies on the lap of her mother at The National Oncology Centre in Sanaa, Yemen. Millions of Yemenis are at risk from hunger and cholera brought on by three years of war, an emergency that has also hit cancer patients, struggling to...more

A girl with cancer lies on the lap of her mother at The National Oncology Centre in Sanaa, Yemen. Millions of Yemenis are at risk from hunger and cholera brought on by three years of war, an emergency that has also hit cancer patients, struggling to get treatment in a country where the economy and infrastructure have collapsed. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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A statuette of the Virgin Mary is seen inside of a house in front of Charles Borromeo Parish church, formerly St. Joseph in Ashland, Pennsylvania. A grand jury in Pennsylvania released the findings of the largest-ever investigation of sex abuse in the U.S. Church, finding that 301 priests in the state had sexually abused minors over the past 70 years.



REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A statuette of the Virgin Mary is seen inside of a house in front of Charles Borromeo Parish church, formerly St. Joseph in Ashland, Pennsylvania. A grand jury in Pennsylvania released the findings of the largest-ever investigation of sex abuse in...more

A statuette of the Virgin Mary is seen inside of a house in front of Charles Borromeo Parish church, formerly St. Joseph in Ashland, Pennsylvania. A grand jury in Pennsylvania released the findings of the largest-ever investigation of sex abuse in the U.S. Church, finding that 301 priests in the state had sexually abused minors over the past 70 years. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Drag queen, Hellena Borgys, poses for picture backstage at the Miss Gay Brasil 2018, in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. 


REUTERS/Ana Carolina Fernandes

Drag queen, Hellena Borgys, poses for picture backstage at the Miss Gay Brasil 2018, in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. REUTERS/Ana Carolina Fernandes

Drag queen, Hellena Borgys, poses for picture backstage at the Miss Gay Brasil 2018, in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. REUTERS/Ana Carolina Fernandes
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Muslim pilgrims gather on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat during the annual haj pilgrimage, outside the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Muslim pilgrims gather on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat during the annual haj pilgrimage, outside the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Muslim pilgrims gather on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat during the annual haj pilgrimage, outside the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Simone Biles competes on the balance beam at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Boston. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Simone Biles competes on the balance beam at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Boston. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Simone Biles competes on the balance beam at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Boston. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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