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INCREDIBLE photos from around the world

August 27, 2013 08:55 IST

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Here's a collection of some of the best photos from around the globe.

A devotee smokes a cigarette as he swims during the Deopokhari festival in Khokana in Nepal. During the annual festival, a live goat is thrown into a pond and the team of devotees that retrieves the animal first wins.

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Photographs: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters
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A cloud partially covers the tip of the Rock of the British territory of Gibraltar at sunrise from La Atunara port in southern Spain.

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Photographs: Jon Nazca/Reuters

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A man looks back at a surging wave as Typhoon Trami approaches China, in Wenling, Zhejiang province. Trami, the 12th typhoon to hit China this year, struck east China's Fujian Province.

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Photographs: Reuters

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A party goer is splashed with water after winning a crab race at a pub called the 'Friend in Hand' in central Sydney. 

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Photographs: Daniel Muno/Reuters

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A Free Syrian Army fighter cleans his weapon inside a room in the besieged area of Homs. 

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Photographs: Yazan Homsy/Reuters
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A privately-built illegal temple-like structure is seen on the top of a 20-storey residential block in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. 

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Photographs: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

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A woman wades in floodwater brought by monsoon rain, intensified by tropical storm Trami, in Kawit town of Cavite city, south of Manila.  

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Photographs: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

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Thai prison officers escort Iranian Saeid Moradi, 29, (in wheelchair) and Mohammad Khazaei, 43, as they leave the Bangkok South Criminal Court. 

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Photographs: Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters

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Angelica Maribel Murillo, 37, poses for a photograph at her home in the La Nueva Australia neighbourhood in Tegucigalpa. Angelica's husband attacked her in 2008, accusing her of having an affair, and cut off her two hands with a machete while trying to kill her. He is on the run since then, while she raises their four children by making and selling tortillas.

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Photographs: Jorge Cabrera/Reuters

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An Infovalley staff member shows the digital autopsy forensic application, which possesses three-dimensional capabilities to view and dissect the digital body in high definition visuals, at the company's office in Kuala Lumpur. 

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Photographs: Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters

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A Free Syrian Army fighter sits near sandbags inside a damaged room in Deir al-Zor.

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Photographs: Khalil Ashawi/Reuters

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A boy rides a bicycle in between home-made rice noodles in Changting county, Fujian province. 

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Photographs: China Daily/Reuters

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Visitors run away as waves from a tidal bore surge past a barrier on the banks of Qiantang River, under the influence of Typhoon Trami, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. 

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Photographs: China Daily/Reuters

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Firefighter Dave Beck rakes embers away from a road on the rim fire near Buck Meadows, California. 

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Photographs: Max Whittaker/Reuters

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A firefighter tries to extinguish a forest fire in Covilha, Portugal.  

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Photographs: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

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A man takes pictures at the finish line during the Colour Run at Centennial Park in Sydney. 

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Photographs: Daniel Munoz/Reuters

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Members of the Free Syrian Army aim their weapons inside a hole in a wall in Aleppo's Saif al-Dawla district. 

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Photographs: Loubna Mrie/Reuters

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Firefighters work to prevent the Rim Fire from jumping Highway 120 near Buck Meadows, California. 

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Photographs: Max Whittaker/Reuters

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A Free Syrian Army fighter wears a hat while resting in a safe house in Jobar, Damascus. 

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Photographs: Mohamed Abdullah/Reuters

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A model, wearing a costume, participates in the 12th Jember Fashion Carnival in Jember, Indonesia's East Java province. 

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Photographs: Sigit Pamungkas/Reuters

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A Free Syrian Army sniper takes a shooting position in Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr. 

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Photographs: Malek Alshemali/Reuters

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Orthodox nuns hold candles during a procession in Jerusalem's Old City early morning. Christian worshippers took part in the annual procession in which an icon of the Virgin Mary is carried from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City to a church at the foot of the Mount of Olives, where Christians believe the tomb of the Virgin Mary is located. 

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Photographs: Darren Whiteside/Reuters

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A man jumps off a bridge into the Soca river during a traditional jumping competition in Kanal ob Soci, Slovenia. 

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Photographs: Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters

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A man competes in the Splashdiving World Championships in Berlin. Some 100 divers from six countries took part in the freestyle sport event that was staged in a public swimming pool in Berlin. Contestants were judged by the jump's degree of difficulty and the volume of splashing water. 

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Photographs: Thomas Peter/Reuters

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A woman gets hit by a tomato during the Tomato Bash at the fairgrounds in Brockton, Massachusetts.    

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