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Today in Pictures: August 2

Kuwaitis dive for pearls, Chinese weather a typhoon and more pictures from around the world.


A police officer pepper sprays demonstrators as a scuffle breaks out during a protest against the money spent on Rio's 2016 Summer Olympics on the route of the Olympic torch, in Niteroi, Brazil. The three-month torch relay across Brazil will end at the opening ceremony on Aug. 5, in Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium.

Leo Correa / AP
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A city employee cleans graffiti off the Place de la Republique statue in Paris which has become a makeshift memorial in tribute to the victims of the attacks over the last two years.

THOMAS SAMSON / AFP - Getty Images
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A man takes a photo of an uprooted tree after Typhoon Nida hit Hong Kong.

TYRONE SIU / Reuters
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People look inside the parked high speed Talgo train during its trial run at a railway station in Mumbai.

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A group of tourists cross Nathan Road during Typhoon Nida in Hong Kong. Nida is the first major typhoon to shut down Hong Kong this year. Classes at all schools are suspended for the day, ferries to and between outlying islands are also suspended as well as tram service on Hong Kong Island.

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Members of the German men's track cycling team round the track during a training session inside the Rio Olympic Velodrome in advance of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Patrick Semansky / AP
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Israeli-Arab boys jump into the Mediterranean sea from the ancient wall surrounding the old city of Acre, northern Israel.

Ariel Schalit / AP
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Kuwaiti divers search for shells containing pearls during the annual pearl diving season off the coast of the port city of Khairan.

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An athlete jumps into the Olympic pool of the aquatics center ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Matt Slocum / AP
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An Egyptian boy rests in water on a sidewalk to beat the heat in Cairo, where temperatures rose to 97 degrees Fahrenheit.

Nariman El-Mofty / AP
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