Image: A mounted Kyrgyz berkutchi holds his golden eagle during the World Nomad Games 2016

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The Week in Pictures: Sept. 2 - 9

Blade runners dash at Paralympics, hunting with eagles in Kyrgyzstan, a dramatic rescue in the Alps and more.

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Image: Two men look at a wildfire from a swimming pool

Two men look at a wildfire from a swimming pool as it burns near Benitachel village, Spain on Sept. 5, 2016.

Spanish firefighters supported by two dozen water-dropping aircraft worked in temperatures of around 104 Fahrenheit on Monday to try and control a forest blaze that forced the evacuation of around 1,000 people.

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Image: A mounted Kyrgyz berkutchi holds his golden eagle during the World Nomad Games 2016

A mounted Kyrgyz berkutchi (eagle hunter) holds his golden eagle during the World Nomad Games 2016 in the Kyrchin gorge in Kyrgyzstan on Sept. 7.

Athletes at the games compete in 23 events with the aim of preserving the cultural heritage of nomadic peoples.

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Image: A distressed Gabonese woman waits with other relatives at the Libreville Magistrate Court

A distressed Gabonese woman waits with other relatives at the Libreville Magistrate Court 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 on Sept. 6.

The dispute over Gabon's presidential election intensified Thursday as opposition candidate Jean Ping mounted a legal challenge, accusing the incumbent leader of fraud. Fiery protests erupted after the results were announced last week. The opposition maintains as many as 100 people have died in the violence, while the government toll remains at three dead.

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Image: A firefighter works at the scene of a wildfire in Vila do Soajo

A firefighter works at the scene of a wildfire in Vila do Soajo, Portugal on Sept. 6.

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Image: Brazil's Alan Fonteles Cardoso Oliveira and Germany's Johannes Floors compete during a heat of men's 100-meter

Brazil's Alan Fonteles Cardoso Oliveira and Germany's Johannes Floors compete during a heat of the men's 100-meter race at the 2016 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Sept. 8.

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Image: Syrian refugees walk on their way back to the Syrian city of Jarabulus

Syrian refugees walk through Turkey's Karkamis crossing gate on their way back to the Syrian city of Jarabulus on Sept. 7. Syrians returned to the border town after it was recently liberated from ISIS by Turkish forces.

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Image: Sunrise over the Oder river

The sun rises, creating a spectrum of colors reflected in the calm waters of the Oder river near Reitwein, Germany on Sept. 9.

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Image: A rescue helicopter operated by the French Societe' Civile

A rescue helicopter hovers near three cars of the Panoramic Mont Blanc cable car on Sept. 9 after they stalled the previous afternoon when its cables reportedly tangled. 

Dozens of tourists were rescued Friday after spending up to 16 hours trapped in cable cars dangling high above the French Alps, officials said.

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Image: A 120-meter long model of London's 17th-century skyline burns

A 120-meter long model of London's 17th-century skyline burns after it was set alight in a dramatic retelling of the story of the Great Fire of London on Sept. 4 in London. The event commemorated the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London.

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Image: A woman cries over the body of Axel Messa

A woman cries over the body of Axel Messa, 30, wrapped in the flag of Gabon, as he lays on the ground in a street of the Libreville district of Nzeng Ayong on Sept. 2. Two men died after overnight during clashes between security forces and demonstrators protesting President Ali Bongo's announced victory in a disputed election in Libreville.

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Image: Ukrainian soldiers play table tennis at a damaged swimming pool in the village of Marinka

Ukrainian soldiers play table tennis at a damaged swimming pool in the village of Marinka, near Donetsk, eastern Ukraine on Aug. 25. More than 9,500 people have been killed in the fighting that began in April 2014, according to United Nations figures, but despite the carnage or the weariness of those inflicting it, there's little expectation it will actually stop anytime soon.

This photo was released by The Associated Press on Sept. 8.

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Image: A young Syrian rescue worker carries a wounded boy away from the rubble of a building in Douma, Syria

A young Syrian rescue worker carries a wounded boy away from the rubble of a building following reported air strikes on the rebel-held town of Douma, Syria on Sept. 9.

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Image: A performer in a wheelchair takes part in the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympics

A performer in a wheelchair participates in the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro on Sept. 7.

PHOTOS: Wheelchair Jumps and Dancing With Robots at Paralympics Opening

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Image: An American flag flies over Arthur Ashe Stadium

An American flag flies over Arthur Ashe Stadium during the fourth round Men's Singles match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria at the 2016 U.S. Open on Sept. 5 in New York City. The stadium debuted a new retractable roof at this year's tournament.

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Image: A pilgrim prays at Mount Al-Noor ahead of the annual haj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca

A pilgrim prays at Mount Al-Noor, where Muslims believe the Prophet Mohammad received the first words of the Koran through Gabriel in the Hera cave, ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia on Sept. 7.

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

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