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The Week in Pictures: Aug. 8 - 15

A police vehicle plunges off a bridge in Egypt during protests, Serena Williams secures another tennis trophy, a wildfire scorches Utah earth, and more.

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Image: A woman tries to stop a military bulldozer from hurting a wounded youth during clashes that broke out as Egyptian security forces moved in to disperse supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi.

Courage amid chaos

A woman tries to stop a military bulldozer from hurting a wounded person during clashes that broke out after security forces moved into opposition protest camps set up by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo on Aug. 14. The violent clashes left hundreds dead.

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Dangerous protest

A police vehicle is pushed off of the 6th of October bridge by protesters close to the largest sit-in by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the eastern Nasr City district of Cairo, Egypt, on Aug. 14.

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Faces of the fallen

Wounded supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi lie on the floor of a makeshift hospital at a sit-in at Cairo's Nasr City district, Egypt, on Aug. 14.

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Crash aftermath

An investigator works near a section of debris from a UPS Airbus A300 cargo plane after it crashed on approach at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, on Aug. 14, in Birmingham, Ala. The two pilots aboard the aircraft were killed.

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All aboard

A passenger climbs on top of a train as other passengers look on from a compartment window as they rush home to be with their families ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Aug. 8. Eid al-Fitr, the biggest festive Muslim event, marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

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Image: Williams holds the trophy after defeating Cirstea during their final match at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Toronto

Winner's circle

Serena Williams of the U.S. holds a trophy after defeating Sorana Cirstea of Romania during their women's final tennis match of the Rogers Cup tournament in Toronto, on Aug. 11, 2013.


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Sky high

France's Renaud Lavillenie competes in the men's pole vault final at the 2013 IAAF World Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on Aug. 12.


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History discovered

An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man holds his hat out as he stands against a water cannon being fired by Israeli police in Ramat Beit Shemesh, west of Jerusalem, on Aug. 14. Dozens of Ultra-Orthodox Jews, known as Haredim, protested against the desecration of ancient graves, which were discovered at a new housing construction site.

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Scorched earth

Blackened landscape surrounds the ashes of one of the homes destroyed by the wildfire in an aerial view seen on Aug. 14, near Rockport, Utah. The fire, which appears to have been started by lightning, has burned about 400 acres.

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Image: An Indian policewoman helps her comrade who fainted during the full-dress rehearsal for India's Independence Day celebrations in Chennai

Formation fallout

An Indian policewoman helps her comrade who fainted during the full-dress rehearsal for India's Independence Day celebrations in the southern Indian city of Chennai Aug. 13. India commemorates its Independence Day on Aug. 15.

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