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The Week in Pictures: Aug. 26 - Sept. 2

London celebrates the Notting Hill carnival, Hurricane Hermine brings a wet weekend, tons of tomatoes tossed during Tomatina, and more.


Iranians spend time in Urmia Lake in northwestern Iran Aug. 26, 2016. Hopes for survival of Urmia salt lake have been revived after more rains boosted a government program aimed at preserving the almost dried up water body.

Ebrahim Noroozi / AP
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A Gabonese woman covers her mouth from tear gas as supporters of opposition leader Jean Ping protest the presidential election results in Libreville on Aug. 31.

President Ali Bongo Ondimba beat Ping by a narrow margin in Saturday's vote, 49.8 percent to 48.2 percent, according to the electoral commission's provisional results. Ping's supporters have taken to the streets in protest, burning cars and buildings, vandalizing and looting.

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Police watch as a performer dances during the Notting Hill Carnival in London on Aug. 29.

NEIL HALL / Reuters
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A woman floats in a swimming pool during a summer day in Madrid, Spain on Aug. 28.

Daniel Ochoa de Olza / AP
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A resident looks at a street pelted with tomato pulp during the annual "tomatina" festivities in the village of Bunol, Spain on Aug. 31. The annual Tomatina fiesta brought 160 tons of ripe tomatoes to a crowd of 22,000 revelers who packed the streets for an hour-long battle.

PHOTOS: Tomato Battle Paints Spanish Town Red

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Migrants, most of them from Eritrea, jump into the water from a crowded wooden boat as they are rescued by members of an NGO from the Mediterranean sea, about 13 miles north of Sabratha, Libya, on Aug. 29. Thousands of migrants were rescued Monday morning from more than 20 boats by members of Proactiva Open Arms NGO before getting transferred the Italian coast guard and other NGO vessels operating in the area.

PHOTOS: Hundreds of Migrants Rescued From Dinghies in Mediterranean

Emilio Morenatti / AP
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Rescue teams search rubble in the destroyed Lazio mountain village of Amatrice, Italy, on Sept. 1. The devastating 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck central Italy Aug. 24, killing 292 people.

PHOTOS: Italy Mourns Earthquake Victims in Mass Funeral

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A baby giraffe, born on Aug. 25, kisses his mother at a zoo in La Fleche, France.

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Students wave the Malaysian flag during the 59th National Day celebrations at the Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Aug. 31. Malaysia gained its independence on Aug. 31, 1957.

Joshua Paul / AP
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A baby boy lies on a table during an ultra-Orthodox Jewish religious ceremony, called "Pidyon Ha'ben" or the "redemption of the first-born son," in Jerusalem's on Sept. 1. The tradition originates from the biblical story of Moses on Mount Sinai, where the father of the baby makes a symbolic offering, including jewelry and sweets, to a Jewish priest.

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People gather at the Temple Project during a dust storm at Burning Man in Nevada's Black Rock Desert on Aug. 30. The arts and music festival drew tens of thousands of people to the scorching hot, dry lake bed for art displays, dust storms and communal living.

PHOTOS: Burning Man Conquers 30 Years in Dusty Nevada Desert

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A woman washes her foot with water coming out of a pipe as nuns leave Sunday services in Libreville, Gabon on Aug. 28.

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An Iraqi man walks near smoke billowing from oil wells set ablaze by ISIS militants fleeing the oil-producing region of Qayyarah on Aug. 30, after Iraqi forces pushed the jihadists out of the northern town on the banks of the Tigris river. Iraqi forces retook key areas in the city on Aug. 25 and pushed ISIS from Qayyarah, a northern town considered strategic for any future offensive against the jihadists' last stronghold of Mosul.

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The mother of Nykea Aldridge, Diann (right), is embraced during a prayer vigil for her daughter outside Willie Mae Morris Empowerment Center on Aug. 28 in Chicago. Aldridge, a cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, was shot in the head and killed when a stray bullet struck her while she was pushing her baby in a stroller Friday afternoon near an elementary school on Chicago's south side. Chicago recorded its deadliest month in two decades in August, part of a sharp rise in gun violence in the nation's third-largest city this year.

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A dog wades through the shallow water prior to the arrival of Hurricane Hermine at Shell Point Beach on Aug. 31 near Crawfordville, Florida.

The potential of drenching rain and flooding from Tropical Storm Hermine as it moved up the East Coast forced the cancellation or postponement of many Labor Day weekend events and the closing of some schools and government offices. Hermine made landfall as a hurricane in Florida's Big Bend area early Friday. It was the first hurricane to hit the state in more than a decade.

PHOTOS: Florida Surveys Damage After Hermine

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