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The best PHOTOS of the month: August

September 03, 2013 09:23 IST

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We bring you a presentation of some of the best photos from around the world in the month gone by.

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

Hundreds of participants threw thousands of inedible tomatoes at each other, "using their bodies to make ketch," as event organizers described it

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A boy jumps into the water at the river mouth between river Drim and Ohrid lake in Struga, Macedonia, as temperatures soar to 40 degrees Celsius.

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Photographs: Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters
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A participant of the Miss World Romania 2013 contest prepares for the competition backstage in Bucharest.

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Photographs: Bogdan Cristel/Reuters

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People from the ethnic Yi minority celebrate with visitors during their Torch Festival in Xichang, Sichuan province, China.

Around 180,000 people participated in the celebration which originated from a legend that an ethnic Yi hero earned harvest for his folks by leading them to kill off pests with fire in the ancient time.

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Photographs: China Daily/Reuters

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A World War II American plane flies in front of a wall of fire as it takes part in a re-enactment of the attack on Pearl Harbor during an afternoon air show at the EAA Air Venture at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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Photographs: Darren Hauck/Reuters

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Visitors run away from waves from a tidal bore as it surges past a barrier on the banks of Qiantang River, in Hangzhou Zhejiang province, August 25

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Photographs: Reuters

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A Free Syrian Army fighter takes up a shooting position at the Seif El Dawla front in Aleppo.

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Photographs: Loubna Mrie/Reuters

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Greek firefighters prepare to move as a firefighting aircraft flies overhead as a forest fire rages in Marathon near Athens.

A wildfire fanned by strong winds raged near Athens, damaging homes and sending residents fleeing, fire brigade officials said.

Reuters witnesses said the blaze had damaged at least three homes at a hamlet by the town of Marathon -- the site of the historic 490 BC battle between Athenians and Persians about 40 kilometres northeast of the Greek capital.

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Photographs: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

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A horse and rider perform during a "sneak peek" performance of Cavalia's show "Odysseo" in Somerville, Massachusetts.

The show, which features 63 horses and 47 human artists, acrobats, riders and performers, opens its Boston-area performances.

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Photographs: Brian Snyder/Reuters
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A United States air force Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-6) mission lifts off on a ULA Delta IV rocket from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

The unmanned Delta 4 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Wednesday carrying a communications satellite for the US military and its partners, including Australia, which paid for the spacecraft and launch services.

The Delta rocket, topped with the sixth Wideband Global Satcom, or WGS, spacecraft lifted off at 8:29 p.m. EDT and soared out over the Atlantic Ocean, illuminated by the setting sun, as it headed into space.

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Photographs: Mike Brown/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 before Spanish fishermen sail in their fishing boats with their relatives to take part in a protest at an area of the sea where an artificial reef was built by Gibraltar using concrete blocks, in Algeciras bay, La Linea de la Concepcion in southern Spain

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Photographs: Jon Nazca/Reuters

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Smoke from the Silver Fire rises over electric wind turbines near the community of Cabazon, near Banning, California.

A wind-whipped California wildfire that doubled in size overnight torched 15 buildings east of Los Angeles, injured at least five people and forced the evacuation of 500 homes in about half a dozen small communities.

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Photographs: David McNew/Reuters

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Free Syrian Army fighters hold their weapons as they pose for a picture in Jobar, Damascus.

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Photographs: Mohamed Abdullah/Reuters
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Russian President Vladimir Putin walks after leaving a memorial service to his former judo trainer Anatoly Rakhlin in St Petersburg.

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Photographs: Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/Reuters

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A girl cries upon seeing the damage after what activists said was an air raid by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Raqqa province, eastern Syria.

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Photographs: Nour Fourat/Reuters
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A general view of Stonehenge during the annual Perseid meteor shower in the night sky in Salisbury Plain, southern England. The Perseid meteor shower is sparked every August when the earth passes through a stream of space debris left by comet Swift-Tuttle. Picture taken using a long exposure.

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Photographs: Kieran Doherty/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.

Crab Racing is held every night at several pubs across Sydney, with up to 30 crabs placed in the centre of a table and then being released to see which one reaches the edge of the table first and declared the winner.

The events are popular mainly with overseas visitors who bet on the result to win t-shirts or glasses of beer.

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Photographs: Daniel Munoz/Reuters
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A Bedouin man jumps over camels during the Sanaa Summer Festival in Sanaa. The two-week festival aims to stimulate domestic tourism and reassure local and international tourists about Yemen's stability.

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Photographs: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

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MiG-29 jet fighters of the Strizhi (Swifts) and Sukhoi Su-27 jet fighters of the Russkiye Vityazi (Russian Knights) aerobatic teams perform during a demonstration flight at the MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon in Zhukovsky outside Moscow.

The world's top aircraft makers, scenting a major opportunity in replacing ageing Russian air fleets, will be touting their wares at Moscow's MAKS air show this week in the hope of winning a big slice of that multi-billion dollar market.

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Photographs: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

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A fish jumps near where a pelican is swimming on Narrabeen Lake on a winters day in Sydney. Sydney is experiencing one of the warmest winters on records with average maximum temperatures of 19.5 degrees Celsius (35 degrees Fahrenheit), according to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology

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Photographs: David Gray/Reuters

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MiG-29 jet fighters of the Strizhi (Swifts) and Sukhoi Su-27 jet fighters of the Russkiye Vityazi (Russian Knights) aerobatic teams perform near an Orthodox church during a demonstration flight.

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