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Today in Pictures: Sept. 14

A jetpack in San Diego, toppled containers in Taiwan, Palestinians celebrate Eid on an Israeli beach and more of Wednesday's best photos.


A man waves a Libyan flag as a fighter jet flies by at the Zueitina oil terminal on Sept. 14, 2016. Forces opposed to Libya's unity government handed management of four vital oil ports to the National Oil Company on Wednesday, after seizing them in a blow to fragile peace efforts. Prime minister-designate Fayez al-Sarraj called for urgent talks after the ports were captured by forces loyal to Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, who supports a rival administration in the country's east. 

ABDULLAH DOMA / AFP - Getty Images
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A wakeboarder jumps at sunset at Blue Lake in Garbsen, Germany.

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Palestinians spend the day on the beach during the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday in Tel Aviv, Israel. Tens of thousands of Palestinians visited Tel Aviv and other places in Israel after Israel granted travel permits to West Bank Palestinians for the holiday.

Oded Balilty / AP
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Tatyana McFadden of the U.S. breaks a record in the women's 5000 meter, T54 classification, during the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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Members of the fire dragon dance team light bunches of joss sticks to place into the "dragon" during the Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance in Hong Kong. The century-long tradition involves waving incense-lit, straw-filled dragons to bring blessings to onlookers under the full moon during the annual Mid-Autumn Festival.

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A flock of migrating flamingos flies over the waters of Nea Kios, Greece. Flamingos have arrived at the wetlands, for a few days of rest, during their long autumn migration to warmer climes.

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A man walks past shipping containers toppled by Typhoon Meranti at Taiwan's Kaohsiung Harbor. Parts of Taiwan were brought to a standstill Wednesday as Typhoon Meranti skirted past the island's southern tip, bringing the strongest winds in 21 years and disrupting traffic ahead of a major holiday.

PHOTOS: Typhoon Meranti Strikes Southern Taiwan

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A city worker sprays chemicals with a fumigator to kill mosquitoes in an effort to control the spread of the Zika virus at a school in Bangkok. Zika causes mild symptoms in most, including fever, sore eyes and a rash, but pregnant women with the virus can give birth to babies with microcephaly -- a deformation marked by abnormally small heads and brains.

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An officer in ceremonial uniform and carrying the unit's mascot, a haw, attends the inauguration of the 16th Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force at the Sri Lanka Air Force headquarters in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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U.S. military veteran Joshua Alves shoots out of the ocean on a water jetboard as part of an event in San Diego by Jetpack America and Warrior Passion, a charity that helps veterans adjust to civilian life.

Tuesday in Pictures: Sept. 13

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