Photos Of 2016 Week 33

A sunset over Egypt, a moonrise over Syria, a nude statue of Donald Trump, floods in Louisiana, fires in California, Olympics in Rio, a new airship makes its maiden flight, and much more. [35 photos total]

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Embers from a wildfire smolder on a hill along Lytle Creek Road near Keenbrook, California, on August 17, 2016. Firefighters had at least established a foothold of control of the blaze the day after it broke out for unknown reasons in the Cajon Pass near Interstate 15, the vital artery between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Five years of drought have turned the state's wildlands into a tinder box, with eight fires currently burning from Shasta County in the far north to Camp Pendleton just north of San Diego. (Noah Berger / AP) #
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The Airlander 10 hybrid airship makes its maiden flight at Cardington Airfield in England, on August 17, 2016. (Darren Staples / Reuters) #
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Participants, or furries, as they prefer to be called, mingle upon their arrival at the Estrel Hotel for the 2016 Eurofurence furries gathering in Berlin, Germany, on August 17, 2016. Approximately 2,500 furries from all over the world will participate in the four-day convention that includes dance parties, fashion shows and art events. Furries describe themselves as anthropomorphic actors and the movement has its roots in science fiction and fantasy genres going back to the 1980s. (Sean Gallup / Getty) #
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Men carry a dog, wearing a costume and seated on a stool, as a form of respect as they believe that dogs found water for their ancestors, during a local festival for the Miao ethnic minority in Jianhe county, Guizhou Province, China, on August 14, 2016. (Reuters) #
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Jamaica's Usain Bolt takes selfie photos as he celebrates with fans after winning the Men's 200m Final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 18, 2016. (Damien Meyer / AFP / Getty) #
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A still image taken on August 18, 2016 from a video posted on social media said to be shot in Aleppo, Syria, on August 17, 2016, shows a boy with bloodied face sitting in an ambulance, after being pulled from the rubble of a building damaged in an airstrike. The image caught the public eye this week, spreading widely on social media, a new look into the continuous horror taking place in Syria. (Reuters TV / Reuters) #
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A group of construction workers gather Inside the Oculos at the World Trade Center during the grand opening of Westfield's shopping complex on August 16, 2016, in New York. (Kena Betancur / AFP / Getty) #
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Flamingos move around in a pen in the Odiel marshes, in Huelva, southwestern Spain, on August 13, 2016, during a tagging and control operation of flamingo chicks to monitor the evolution of the species. (Jorge Guerrero / AFP / Getty) #
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Pierre Thivillon (right), director of the zoological park of Saint-Martin-La-Plaine and his wife Eliane look at Digit, an 18-year-old female gorilla, on August 19, 2016, in Saint-Martin-La-Plaine between Lyon and Saint-Etienne, France. (Philippe Desmazes / AFP / Getty) #
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People look at a crater caused by a Saudi-led coalition air strike in the yard of a hospital operated by Medecins Sans Frontieres in the Abs district of Hajja province, Yemen, on August 16, 2016. The airstrike reportedly killed 11 and wounded another 19 people. (Abduljabbar Zeyad / Reuters) #
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A man takes pictures at night of the annual Perseid meteor shower in the Aleve wood in Pontechianale, near Cuneo, in the Monte viso Alps, Italy, on August 13, 2016. (Marco Bertorello / AFP / Getty) #
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A Bangladeshi worker carries jute for trade at a local market in Manikganj, outside of Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Sk Hasan Ali / Corbis via Getty) #
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Men dressed as French soldiers re-enact a battle on August 13, 2016 in the castle park of Austerlitz. Hundreds of people in period uniforms of the Napoleonic troops met at the Castle of Austerlitz, Czech Republic to commemorate the birth of Napoleon Bonaparte. (Radek Mica / AFP / Getty) #
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Guram Ustiashvili of Georgia, 22, pulls four vehicles with a towing cable in his teeth, in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record in Tbilisi on August 16, 2016. (Vano Shlamov / AFP / Getty) #
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Scorched pine trees, after a forest fire, near Agueda, Portugal, on August 12, 2016. (Rafael Marchante / Reuters) #
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An owner takes a picture of her dog as it climbs up on a glass panel while swimming at a pool for dogs in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, on August 16, 2016. (Reuters) #
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Flames whipped by strong winds burn though a hillside before destroying camper vans in the Bluecut Fire in San Bernardino County, California, on August 17, 2016. (Patrick Fallon / Reuters) #
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Team Russia competes in the Synchronized Swimming Technical Routine Final at the Rio 206 Summer Olympics. (Stefan Wermuth / Reuters) #
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Resident Taina holds her brother Ysaque in the hallway outside their apartment in an occupied building in the Mangueira favela community on August 13, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Hundreds of residents who live in the surrounding structures must collect water from hoses as there is no running water in the buildings. Much of the Mangueira favela community sits about a kilometer away from Maracana stadium, the site of the opening and closing ceremonies for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The stadium has received hundreds of millions of dollars in renovations ahead of the World Cup and Olympics. The Morar Carioca plan to urbanize Rio's favelas, or unplanned settlements, by 2020, was one key social legacy project heralded ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The plan has mostly failed to materialize. Around 1.4 million residents, or approximately 22 percent of Rio's population, reside in favelas which often lack proper sanitation, health care, education and security due to gang and police violence. (Mario Tama / Getty) #
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Spiderwebs hang on a stone cross on a small cemetery in Louns, Denmark, on a foggy morning, August 17, 2016. (Michael Probst / AP) #
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Wildebeests cross the Mara river during their migration to the greener pastures, between the Maasai Mara game reserve and the open plains of the Serengeti, southwest of Kenya's capital Nairobi, on August 15, 2016. (Thomas Mukoya / Reuters) #
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Syrian refugee girl Housaida rests inside the Spanish rescue vessel Astral after being rescued by the Spanish NGO Proactiva off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean Sea, on August 18, 2016. (Giorgos Moutafis / Reuters) #
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Cars from a freight train on the Tolten river after a bridge collapsed in Pitrufquen village, in Chile's Araucania region, on August 18, 2016. (Reuters) #
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Revelers chat on Havana's Malecon seafront before performing at a carnival parade in Cuba on August 12, 2016. (Alexandre Meneghini / Reuters) #
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A passerby looks at a statue depicting republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in the nude on August 18, 2016, in San Francisco. Anarchist collective INDECLINE created five statues depicting Donald Trump in the nude and placed them in five U.S. cities on Thursday morning. The statues were set up in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Cleveland and Seattle. (Justin Sullivan / Getty) #
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Cattle are driven through a flooded road as they are herded to trucks to be brought to dry land on August 16, 2016 in Sorrento, Louisiana. Starting last week Louisiana was overwhelmed with floodwater causing at least eight deaths and thousands of homes damaged by the flood waters. (Joe Raedle / Getty) #
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A Virgin Mary statue is seen in front of a flooded home on August 18, 2016 in St. Amant, Louisiana. (Joe Raedle / Getty) #
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Russian servicemen dressed in World War II uniforms perform during the closing ceremony of the International Army Games 2016 at a range in the settlement of Alabino outside Moscow, Russia, on August 13, 2016. (Maxim Shemetov / Reuters) #
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Glenn O'Shea of Australia, Elia Viviani of Italy, and Park Sang-hoon of South Korea crash during the Men's Cycling Omnium 40km Points Race Olympic Final in Rio on August 15, 2016. (Eric Gaillard / Reuters) #
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Festival goers enjoy the color party, when participants throw colored powder at each other, at the 24th Sziget (Island) Festival on Shipyard Island, Northern Budapest, Hungary, on August 13, 2016. (Balazs Mohai / MTI via AP) #
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Participants struggle to reach the prizes on the top of greasy slippery poles in Jakarta on August 17, 2016, as part of Indonesia's celebrations to mark its 71st independent day anniversary. (Bay Ismoyo / AFP / Getty) #
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The sun sets over the Giza Pyramids, near Cairo, Egypt, on August 19, 2016. (Amr Nabil / AP) #
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A firefighting helicopter makes a drop as firefighters try to gain control of the fire above homes along Cajon Boulevard at the Bluecut Fire on August 18, 2016, near Wrightwood, California. (David McNew / Getty) #
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A visitor wears a virtual reality glasses (Sony Morpheus) at the Gamescom 2016 gaming trade fair during the media day on August 17, 2016, in Cologne, Germany. (Sascha Schuermann / Getty) #
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Free Syrian army fighters stand atop of a hill as the moon is seen in the background in the south of Nawa city, in Deraa Governorate, Syria, on August 16, 2016. (Alaa Faqir / Reuters) #

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