Demonstrators protesting against education reforms clash with riot police on Sept. 1, in Mexico city.
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U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, and U.S.Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the topic of "The Authorization of Use of Force in Syria"Sept. 3, in Washington, DC. U.S. President Barack Obama is attempting to enlist the support of members of the U.S. Congress for military action against the Syrian government for using chemical weapons against its own people last month.
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People walk in the rain in a street of Rio de Janeiro on Sept. 4, after temperature dropped in the last 24 hours from 32 degrees Celcius to 17.
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Horsemen ride in procession during the Agricultural Cavalcade on Sept. 1, in Tarifa, Spain. Every year, hundreds of horsemen ride eight kilometers from the Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Light, a shrine to the Virgin Mary located in the Meadow of Caheruelas, to the Church of San Mateo in Tarifa.
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Fishermen collect fish from their nets as they sail on the Black Sea, near Zonguldak, Turkey, on Sept. 1, during the start of the fishing season.
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Egyptians gather at the site of a bombing that targeted the convoy of the Egyptian Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim in Cairo on Sept. 5. Ibrahim survived the assassination attempt but two people we killed and at least 10 others injured.
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Bahraini protesters run away from tear gas fired by riot police during clashes following the funeral of Sadeq Sabt, in the village of North Sehla, west of Manama, on Sept. 1. Sabt died of his injuries after he was hit by a vehicle during a protest a month before.
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A protester holds up a sign reading "wanted cheap wage regime" as thousands of workers and labor activists demonstrate against a proposed cap on wage increases outside the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia on on Sept. 5. A
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A resident clears dead fish from the Fuhe river in Wuhan, in central China's Hubei province on Sept. 3. It's been estimated that 100,000 kilograms of poisoned dead fish have been found.
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Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) soldiers celebrate near Kibati,near Goma on Sept. 4. M23 army mutineers, whose 16-month rebellion had seen them occupying Kibati for over a year, have retreated from their positions in the hills around Goma in the face of an offensive by the military and a new United Nations combat force. In their article for Foreign Policy, "Fluid Markets," Jason Miklian and Peer Schouten write about the business of beer meets the ugliness of war in Congo's violent east.
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Palestinian men work at a brick factory on Sept. 1, in Gaza city.
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A paramedic makes a confession during the beatification ceremony of Romanian priest Monsignor Vladimir Ghika, in Bucharest on Aug.31. Romanian priest Vladimir Ghika, died in 1954 after his arrest by the Communist regime in Bucharest.
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A firefighter works at the site of a wildfire in the village of Barbudo, Spain, on Sept. 5.
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A Palestinian boy stands amid militants of the Hamas's armed wing,Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, as they parade in Gaza City on Sept. 4.
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Cambodian policemen stand in formation during a training exercise for potential protests in Phnom Penh on Sept. 1. Cambodia's opposition leader Sam Rainsy on August 29 reiterated his call for an independent committee be established to probe alleged massive voting fraud in August's hotly disputed election or he would hold a mass protest on Sept. 7 against the election results that handed victory to strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen.
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A woman practices yoga on the beach on Sept. 5, 2013 in Sheerness,England.
Elementary school children take cover under their desks during an earthquake drill at a school in Tokyo on Sept. 2. Nationwide anti-disaster drills were held on Sept. 1 on the anniversary of the massive 1923 earthquake which killed more than 140,000 people in the Tokyo area.
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A British vet, volunteering at the Asha Foundation Animal Shelter and Hospital, examines a young Cattle Egret, a rescue, upon arrival to the shelter at Hathijan village in India, on Sept. 3. Some 400 Cattle Egrets were rescued and over 100 died at the site of illegal tree cutting at Ranasan village of Sabarkantha district.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen on a screen as journalists work in the press room during the G20 summit on Sept. 5, in St.Petersburg.
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A group calling themselves Les Veilleurs (The Watchmen), gather in Paris after walking across France to show their opposition to same-sex marriage on Aug. 31 in Paris. On May 18, France became the 14th country to legalize same-sex marriage after President Francois Hollande signed the measure into law following months of bitter debate and demonstrations.
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Internally displaced Afghan refugee children carry water in plastic jugs after being filled at a communal pump in Rodat district of Nangarhar Province on Aug. 31.
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Kyrgyz women wearing traditional costumes take part in the festivities marking the 22th anniversary of the Independence from the Soviet Union at the Ala-Too Square in Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek on Aug. 31.
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A fireman tests a new protective suit to fight against the forest blazes on Sept. 3, in Gardanne near Marseille, southeastern France.
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A young protester wearing a Syrian flag bearing the picture of President Bashar al-Assad stands in front of Lebanese seurity forces during a demonstration organised by the Baath party outside the French embassy in Beirut on Sept. 3, against French military intervention in Syria. French President Francois Hollande called on Europe to unite in response to the Syria crisis, ahead of a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the weekend.
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