August 17, 2013

Published August 17, 2013


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A cluster of life rafts floats near the cargo ship Sulpicio Express Siete a day after it collided with a passenger ferry off the waters of Talisay city, Cebu province in central Philippines. Divers combed through a sunken ferry to retrieve the bodies of more than 200 people still missing from an overnight collision.

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Participants struggle during a greased pole climbing competition held as a part of Independence Day celebration at Jaya Ancol Dream Park in Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesia is celebrating its 68th independence from the Dutch colonial rule. 

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Danish scientist Henrik Scharfe (R) poses with his Geminoid-DK robot during its presentation at the National Robotics Olympiad in San Jose, Costa Rica, Aug. 16, 2013. The Geminoid-DK is a tele-operated Android in the geminoid series and is made to appear as an exact copy of its creator, Professor Scharfe.

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Spectators arrive in the early morning for the second day of competition in the Solheim Cup golf tournament, in Parker, Colorado, USA.

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Indian school students watch as a girl performs a rope balancing act for alms, on a street in Hyderabad.

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Aymara Indian Carmelo Flores gestures before chewing coca leaves in his hometown of Frasquia, 110km (68 miles) north of La Paz, Bolivia, Aug.t 16, 2013. According to Flores' identification card, he was born in 1890 and celebrated his 123rd birthday last month, making him the world's oldest man.

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Participants cheer at the finish area of The Color Run on the island of Sentosa in Singapore. The Color Run is a five-kilometer, untimed race, held in cities across the U.S. and also worldwide, with the aim of promoting healthy living, and to benefit a charity that organizers choose in each of the cities the run visits.

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A man competes in the Splashdiving World Championships in Berlin, Germany. Contestants were judged by the jump's degree of difficulty and the volume of splashing water.

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Alphorn players blow their instruments in an attempt to break the world record for the largest ensemble of people playing the alphorn, on the Gornergrat in front of the Matterhorn mountain near Zermatt, 3,089 metres (10,135 feet) above sea level in Switzerland.

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Supporters cheer while watching a broadcast of Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce winning the women's 200 meters final during Moscow's IAAF World Athletics Championships, in Kingston, Russia, Aug. 16, 2013.

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Tanks of (back L-R) Belarus, Russian, Kazakh and Armenian teams line up as they compete during ‘tank biathlon’, a new paramilitary sport about armor races and precision gunnery near Alabino, outside Moscow, Russia.

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A boy takes a picture with a Soviet-made film camera of an art installation on a bank of the Yenisei River in the village of Ovsyanka, some 24km (15 miles) south of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. 

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New Zealand's Israel Dagg, right, is tackled by Australia's James O'Connor, left, and Ben Alexander during the Bledisloe Cup rugby union match in Sydney, Australia.

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