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Rewind: Awesome PHOTOS of the WEEK

Last updated on: August 28, 2012 09:01 IST

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We bring you a presentation of some of the best photos from around the world in the last week. Rescuers and relatives stop a woman from committing suicide by jumping off a building in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province.

The woman was rescued as she tried to commit suicide after killing her nephew following a family dispute, local media reported.

Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

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A girl sits on a floor painting which creates a three dimension optical illusion at a shopping mall in Hong Kong August 20, 2012.

Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

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Family members hold up a mummy before giving it new clothes in a ritual in the Toraja district of Indonesia's South Sulawesi Province.

The ritual, called Ma'nene, involves changing the clothes of mummified ancestors every three years to honor love for the deceased.

Locals believe dead family members are still with them, even if they died hundreds of years ago, a family spokesman said.

Photograph: Yusuf Ahmad/Reuters

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People swim at the start of the annual Lake Zurich crossing swimming event in Zurich. The participants swam across Lake Zurich on a 1,500 metres track.

Photograph: Michael Buholzer/Reuters

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Student protesters are hit by a jet of water as they clash with riot policemen during a demonstration against the government to demand changes in the public state education system in Santiago.

Chilean students have been protesting against what they say is profiteering in the state education system.

Photograph: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

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Muslims offer prayers at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr in New Delhi.

Photograph: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

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Goats rest on a vintage truck at Caribou Crossing near Carcross in Yukon August 20, 2012.

Photograph: Chris Wattie/Reuters

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A temple stands amid the waters of the flooded river Tawi after heavy rains in Jammu August.

Photograph: Mukesh Gupta/Reuters

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A participant in the 'Concurso de Feos' (Ugly Competition), organised by the Txosna Moskotarrak, performs during the Aste Nagusia (Great Week) fiestas in Bilbao.

The fiesta is organised by both Txosnas, independent groups of friends responsible for bars and concerts, and Bilbao City Hall, and has run in its present form since 1978.

The nine-day festivities feature live music, sports, circuses, bullfights, fireworks, large doses of drinking and late nights.

Photograph: Vincent West/Reuters

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A United States Forest Service firefighter fights the blaze at the Springs Fire in Boise National Forest near Banks-Garden Valley.

The Idaho blaze, sparked by a utility vehicle that caught fire, has charred nearly 70,000 acres of sagebrush and woodlands east of Boise over the past six days, burning a rental cabin and six non-residential structures, authorities said.

Photograph:  Kari Greer/Reuters

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The handcuffed hands of Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik are pictured as he returns after a break to the court room, in Oslo Courthouse.

Breivik was jailed for a maximum term on Friday when judges declared him sane enough to answer for the murder of 77 people last year, drawing a smirk of triumph from the self-styled warrior against Islam.

Photograph: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters

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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men walk between graves before the funeral of Rabbi Abraham Haim Roth, spiritual leader of the Shomrei Emunim (Keepers of the Faith) Hasidic dynasty, at Mount of Olives cemetery in Jerusalem.

According to local media reports, the spiritual leader died on Sunday night at the age of 88.

Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

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A labourer loads coal onto a truck at a coal yard on the outskirts of Jammu. The government does not perceive any loss from allocations of coal blocks which are not yet producing, Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram said on Friday.

Photograph: Mukesh Gupta/Reuters

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A Free Syrian Army fighter runs away to take cover from the exchange fire with regime forces in the Seif El Dawla neighbourhood of Syria's south west city of Aleppo.

Photograph: Youssef Boudlal/Reuters

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Mining community gathers at a hill dubbed the 'Hill of Horror' during a memorial service for miners killed during clashes at Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine in Rustenburg, 100 km northwest of Johannesburg.

South Africans held a memorial service on Thursday at a platinum mine where police shot dead 34 strikers, bloodshed that revived memories of apartheid-era violence and laid bare workers' anger over enduring inequalities since the end of white rule.

Some 500 people crammed into a marquee pitched at the platinum mine, near what has been dubbed the 'Hill of Horror' where police shot dead 34 striking miners in the deadliest security incident since apartheid ended in 1994.

Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

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Inmates serving time at Maricopa County's Tent City jail pose for a picture in Phoenix, Arizona.

The controversial jail is run by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is seeking re-election for a sixth term during November's general election.

Over 400,000 inmates have served time at Tent City.

Photograph: Joshua Lott/Reuters




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