August 6, 2013

    Published August 06, 2013




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    Tibetan Buddhists and tourists view a giant thangka, a religious silk embroidery or painting displaying the Buddha portrait, during the Shoton Festival at Drepung Monastery in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region.

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    Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force's helicopter destroyer DDH183 Izumo, the largest surface combatant of the Japanese navy, is seen during its launching ceremony in Yokohama, south of Tokyo.

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    A construction vehicle lies where it was swallowed by a sinkhole on Saint-Catherine Street in downtown Montreal, Canada, Aug. 5, 2013.

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    Bangladeshi Muslims overcrowd ferries to head home ahead of Eid al-Fitr in Dhaka.

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    An Indian youth dangles from a power line before diving into the floodwaters of an overflowing Ganges river in Allahabad.

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    Hundreds of Indonesians wait to receive "zakat", or alms, given to poor people during Ramadan at a tobacco factory of Gudang Garam, Indonesia's biggest clove cigarette manufacturer, in Kediri in East Java province.

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    A Sudanese homeless family rest near a highway in Khartoum. Floods that hit different areas in Sudan this week have led to destruction of hundreds of homes, death of scores and dozens injured.

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    A villager fishes on a platform at the Erhai Lake in Dali, Yunnan province, China.

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