A NYPD Bomb Squad officer investigates suspicious packages near West 16th Street and Seventh Avenue in New York City, Aug. 16.
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Boys dressed in white depicting holy cows participate in a parade to mark Gai Jatra, or "cow festival," in Kathmandu, Nepal, Aug. 16. Hindus in Nepal celebrate the festival to ask for salvation and peace for their departed loved ones.
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American soldiers Brianna Jackson (left) and Brooke Demonbreun prepare for a ceremony at the Rhone American Cemetery in Draguignan, France, Aug.16, as part of the commemorations to mark the 75th anniversary of the Allied landings in southern France.
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A boat navigates at night between icebergs in eastern Greenland, Aug. 15. Greenland's glaciers have been melting faster in the last decade.
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Fireworks explode in front of the full moon during celebrations marking the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady in Mosta, Malta, Aug. 14.
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Police fire tear gas at protesters during clashes in the Sham Shui Po neighborhood of Hong Kong on Aug. 14.
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Catholic clergymen and pilgrims take part in a procession with the statue of the Virgin Mary, rescued from the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in April, to celebrate the Assumption of the Virgin in Paris, Aug. 15.
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Two paddle boarders watch the sun rise on a stormy morning in Sanibel, Fla., Aug. 15.
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An internally displaced Afghan girl stands outside her house at a camp in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 14.
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Greta Thunberg gets a hug before she boards the Malizia II boat in Plymouth, England, Aug. 14. The 16-year-old climate change activist is sailing for New York in a high-tech but low-comfort sailboat.
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Musicians of Palestinian youth orchestra, who can't rehearse and play in their own land, perform at the Amsterdam Museum on Aug. 14.
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Trader James Lamb watches his screens as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Aug. 12.
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A hare runs on a moor near Ripon, England, on Aug. 12.
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Yannick Flohé of Germany competes in the men's bouldering final at the International Federation of Sport Climbing World Championships in Tokyo on Aug. 13.
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Protesters attend a mass demonstration at Hong Kong International Airport on Aug. 12 after a woman was shot in the eye during an earlier protest in Hong Kong's Tsim Sha Tsui district.
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A firefighting helicopter flies below a thick cloud of smoke from a forest fire near the town of Psachna on the island of Evia, northeast of Athens, on Aug. 13. Dozens of firefighters are battling a wildfire on the island that has left the Greek capital blanketed in smoke.
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A Kashmiri woman wipes her tears while listening to a story of another Kashmiri man at a celebration of Eid al-Adha in New Delhi, Aug. 12. They are far from their home in Kashmir, where Indian government has imposed restrictions after scrapping the region's special constitutional status.
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A protester shows a placard to stranded travelers during a demonstration at Hong Kong International Airport on Aug. 13. Protesters crippled operations at the airport for a second day, forcing authorities to cancel all remaining flights out of the city.
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A meteor streaks across the sky near the Monument to the Revolution at Kozara mountain during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower in Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Aug. 12.
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The famous Kalyazin Bell Tower, part of the submerged monastery of St. Nicholas, is seen in the morning fog in the town of Kalyazin located on the Volga River, northeast of Moscow, on Aug. 12.