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Today in Pictures: September 1
A rocket launch backfires in Florida, bombs detonate in Syria and more images from around the world.
The moon moves to cover the sun for an annular solar eclipse behind the "Askari monument" in Dar es Salaam. Stargazers in south and central Africa were treated to a spectacular solar eclipse when the Moon wandered into view to make the Sun appear as a "ring of fire", astronomers say. The phenomenon, known as an annular solar eclipse, happens when there is a near-perfect alignment of the Earth, Moon and Sun.
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A boy watches smoke rising close to the Syrian-Turkish border town of Jarabulus. In an unprecedented operation, Turkey sent tanks into Syria to help Arab rebels clear the border area of ISIS jihadists and halt the westward advance of a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia, which Ankara sees as a terrorist group.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews gather around a newborn baby in a silver bowl during the pidyon haben, or redemption of the first born son, ritual of the great-grandson of Lelov Hasidic dynasty in Jerusalem, Israel. Pidyon haben is an ancient Jewish custom in Judaism whereby a Jewish firstborn son is redeemed by use of silver coins from his birth-state of sanctity at the age of 30 days.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier crosses the Glienicker Bridge together with counterparts in the evening of a conference of OSCE members states in Potsdam, Germany. Foreign ministers from the 57 OSCE member states are gathering in Potsdam for an informal meeting to discuss the ongoing security situation in Ukraine, arms control and international terrorism, among other issues.
A general view inside the former Reading prison building in England. The former Reading Prison has opened to the public for the first time, inviting artists and writers to take part in a new project by Artangel, with works by leading artists including Marlene Dumas, Robert Gober, Nan Goldin, Steve McQueen, and Ai Weiwei.
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