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Today in Pictures: Sept. 8
Hunting with eagles at the World Nomad Games, slacklining in Switzerland and more of Thursday's best photos.
Mountaineer Audhild Hogasen, left, of Norway, and Yuri Rhodenborgh of the Netherlands walk on parallel lines during the Highline Extreme event on the Moleson peak, 6,500 feet above sea level, in the Swiss Alps. Twenty-five of Europe's best slackliners compete until Sept. 11 on eight different lines, ranging from 150 feet to more than 1600. Balancing on the slackline is a training method for climbers to improve their balance. The athletes are secured with a rope.
A goat tries to escape from the trunk of a taxi after being purchased at a livestock market ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival in Kolkata, India. Eid al-Adha marks the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son for God. Muslims today are expected to sacrifice an animal if they can afford it, sharing the meat with those who are less fortunate as a commemorative act of charity.
People gather at a building destroyed by Saudi-led air strikes in the northwestern city of Amran, Yemen. Yemen is embroiled in a civil war pitting the internationally recognized government and a Saudi-led coalition against the Shiite Houthi rebels, who are allied with army units loyal to a former president.
Amputee Amy Purdy dances with a robotic arm during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Wednesday evening.
The "Tribute in Light" rises from the lower Manhattan skyline Wednesday evening. The lights were being tested in advance of the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
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