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Today in Pictures: Sept. 6

Hindus take to the sea to pay tribute to a god of prosperity and Vladimir Putin pays his respects to a fellow head of state.


Palestinians check the damage in their house after it was hit by Israeli tank fire on September 6 in Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip. Israel's army targeted Hamas posts in the Gaza Strip with tank fire after gunfire against its forces, the second such incident in recent days, officials said. No injuries were reported in the incident along the border separating the northern Gaza Strip, run by Islamist movement Hamas, and Israel. 

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Afghan residents look out from broken windows of a building near the site of an attack following a car bomb blast that targeted the CARE International compound at Shar-e-Naw in Kabul. Explosions rang out during an hours-long attack on an international charity in Kabul, the latest assault in a wave of violence in the Afghan capital that has killed at least 24 people and wounded dozens.

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A distressed Gabonese woman reacts at the Libreville Magistrate Court while she waits, with other relatives, to hear about the release of young men arrested during a wave of unrest that followed the announcement of the results of the Presidential election. Pressure mounted on Gabon's President Ali Bongo on September 6 over his disputed poll victory as his justice minister resigned over the results and former colonial ruler France suggested a recount. Some 800 people have been arrested in recent days in the capital, with the authorities accusing them of looting, while lawyers say they are being held in "deplorable" conditions.

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A Jaysh al-Islam fighter (Army of Islam) throws a cushion in the fire to keep the smoke clouds going at Tal al-Siwan area in the rebel-held city of Douma, outskirts of Damascus, Syria, Jaysh al-Islam fighters burn tires, wool, and wood to create smoke clouds in order to blur and disturb the line of site of snipers and scouts. Jaysh al-Islam, a militia fighting against the Syrian regime, captured Tal al-Siwan from Jaysh al-Tahrir (Liberation Army), a militia aligned with the Syrian regime, on Sept. 1.

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A woman loyal to the Houthi movement holds a rifle as she takes part in a parade to show support to the movement in Sanaa, Yemen.

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Rows of buses are lined up to be used to transport pilgrims during the Haj in Mecca.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin pays his last respect at a cemetery in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Putin arrived to express his condolences and visit a grave of Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov in Samarkand.

Alexei Druzhinin / AP
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An Indian family sits among the wreckage of their destroyed house damaged by the floodwaters caused by heavy rains in Gaya in eastern Bihar state. The flood toll in Bihar went up to 204 even as the water levels of the overflowing Ganges river receded, according to a Disaster Management Department report.

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A woman wades through a street flooded by the heavy rains brought on by Hurricane Newton in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Newton's winds Tuesday morning were around 90 mph and the storm is expected to still be a hurricane when it makes its second landfall on the northwest coast of mainland Mexico early Wednesday.

Eduardo Verdugo / AP
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Devotees carry an idol of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, into the Arabian Sea on the second day of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai.

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