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August 17, 2015

A look at the best news photos from around the world.
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A rescue worker attaches a strap to pull a car out of over-flooded areas of the river Leine in Goettingen, central Germany.
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A rescue worker attaches a strap to pull a car out of over-flooded areas of the river Leine in Goettingen, central Germany.

Indonesian men climb greased poles to retrieve prizes such as bicycles and rice cookers as part of the Independence Day festivities at Ancol Beach in Jakarta.
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Indonesian men climb greased poles to retrieve prizes such as bicycles and rice cookers as part of the Independence Day festivities at Ancol Beach in Jakarta.

An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man is arrested by Israeli policemen during a demonstration against the building of new residence units at a site believed to be housing ancient Jewish graves, in downtown Jerusalem.
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An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man is arrested by Israeli policemen during a demonstration against the building of new residence units at a site believed to be housing ancient Jewish graves, in downtown Jerusalem.

A fairgoer is silhouetted while watching the Ferris wheel at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Aug. 16, 2015.
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A fairgoer is silhouetted while watching the Ferris wheel at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Aug. 16, 2015.

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