August 23, 2017
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Big Ben's bongs fall silent for up to four years

People take photographs, from the top deck of a tour bus, of the Queen Elizabeth tower at the Palace of Westminster as Big Ben rings for the last time in London, Britain, 21 August 2017. Big Ben's bongs will fall silent from August 21 2017 due to major renovation plans that will stop it ringing for up to four years. EPA/ANDY RAIN

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People take photographs, from the top deck of a tour bus, of the Queen Elizabeth tower at the Palace of Westminster as Big Ben rings for the last time in London, Britain, 21 August 2017. Big Ben's bongs will fall silent from August 21 2017 due to major renovation plans that will stop it ringing for up to four years. EPA/ANDY RAIN

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A patient suffering from dengue fever receives medical treatment at an isolation ward of a local hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, 21 August 2017. Reportedly hundreds of patients suffering from Dengue fever have been registered in hospitals in Peshawar and adjoining areas. Dengue fever is reportedly caused by a specific type of mosquito, the Aedes mosquito, that bites only during daytime, especially during sunrise and sunset. EPA/ARSHAD ARBAB

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People climb on an inflatable raft to cool off in Lake Geneva before sunset in Villeneuve, Switzerland, 20 August 2017 (issued 21 August 2017). EPA/VALENTIN FLAURAUD

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Thar A Thae Ta Pwint (R) from Myanmar fights with Victor Hugo Nunes (L) from Brazil during the 2nd Myanmar Lethwei World Championship at the Thuwanna indoor stadium in Yangon, Myanmar, 20 August 2017. EPA/NYEIN CHAN NAING

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Rifda Irfanaluthfi of Indonesia performs a jump during the SEA Games 2017 Women's team artistic gymnastic events in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 21 August 2017. EPA/FAZRY ISMAIL

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A Chinese girl practices Wudang, a kids Kung fu form, at White Cloud Temple in Beijing, China, 16 August 2017. The roots of Chinese martial arts can be traced back to the Xia Dynasty that existed more than 4,000 years ago. EPA/ROMAN PILIPEY

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Palestinians under the age of 50 pray at the street during a mass Friday prayer in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Wadi Joz, 28 July 2017, Police barred men under the age of 50 from entering al-Aqsa compound following the previous day's clashes. Israel had removed metal detectors and cameras installed on the compound gates and have now chosen to stock up on additional Israeli border police to an already large police presence in Jerusalem. EPA/ATEF SAFADI

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Russian Orthodox nuns and priests arrive to the monument to St. Prince Vladimir with a religious procession in the memory of the Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir on the Day of a Baptism of Rus from the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, 28 July 2017. Kiev's Prince Vladimir baptized himself in 988 and chose Christianity for his state Kiev Rus. EPA/MAXIM SHIPENKOV

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Expedition 52-53 crew members flight engineers Paolo Nespoli (L) speaks with his wife Alexandra Ryabova (R) after a press conference at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, 27 July 2017. Expedition 52-53 crewmembers Paolo Nespoli of European Space Agency, Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos, and Randy Bresnik of NASA are scheduled to launch on the Soyuz MS-05 to the International Space Station (ISS) on 28 July 2017. The Expedition 52/53 crew will spend more than four months together aboard the orbital complex before returning to Earth in December. EPA/SERGEI ILNITSKY

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Kashmiri youth beat the heat by cooling off in a stream in the outskirts of Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, 27 July 2017. The region is witnessing heat wave conditions due to which temperature has increased manifold. EPA/FAROOQ KHAN

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Members of the National Bolivarian Guard (GNB) arrest a protester during riots in Caracas, Venezuela, 27 July 2017. The Venezuelan opposition initiated a 48-hour general strike called for 26 and 27 July to demand that President Nicolas Maduro cease the 30 July election of a Constituent Assembly to draft a new constitution. EPA/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ

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Mother Taslima Khatun plays with her baby girl twins Rabeya Islam and Rokeya Islam at a hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 28 July 2017. Taslima Khatun, a school teacher, gave a birth of the cojoined headed twins on 16 July 2016 after a cesarean. The twins have been admitted to a government hospital for examination before potentially surgery to separate their heads. Doctors will examin if the girls share the same brain. EPA/ABIR ABDULLAH

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A member of the Royal Malaysian Police Special Tactical Unit takes part in a security drill simulating rescue of hostages in preparation for the upcoming South East Asian Games (SEA GAMES) at KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 20 July 2017. The 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA GAMES) will run from 19 to 30 August 2017 in Malaysia. More than 7,000 athletes from the region are expected to participate in the event. EPA/FAZRY ISMAIL

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Cadets take cover during a training drill to infiltrate and capture a make-believe Hezbollah building, in Jaysh al-Islam Military Academy, in an undisclosed location, rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, outskirts of Damascus, Syria, 09 January 2017. In February 2016, Jaysh al-Islam announced the establishing of a Military Academy, after efforts from its former leader Zahran Alloush who died in December 2015. The academy is conducted in cooperation with the Military Council for Damascus and its Suburbs. The goals of the academy is to graduate fighters with thorough background in fighting tactics, and to enlist its graduates in the newly formed Unified Syrian National Army called for by various rebel groups. EPA/MOHAMMED BADRA

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Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (2-R) jokes with children during a tour through the city center with Heidelberg's Mayor Eckart Wuerzner (R) in Heidelberg, Germany, 20 July 2017. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a first official visit to Germany. EPA/DANIEL KOPATSCH

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Indonesian workers sort bananas at a traditional market in Jakarta, Indonesia, 20 July 2017. According to media reports, the poverty rate has reached 10.64 per cent or 27.77 million people in March 2017, increased by 6,900 thousand people compared to September 2016. EPA/MAST IRHAM

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Team Mexico performs during the Women's Team Free Synchronized (synchronised) Swimming Preliminary Free Routine of the 17th FINA World Championships 2017 in Budapest, Hungary, 19 July 2017. EPA/PATRICK B. KRAEMER

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A man plays or goes zorbing inside a giant plastic ball, called a zorb, during a warm summer's day on the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic, 19 July 2017. Meteorologists predict summer temperatures of around 31 degrees Celsius in the Czech Republic over coming days. EPA/MARTIN DIVISEK

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Prince George (L) and Princess Charlotte (R) look through the airplane window as they arrive with their parents Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (not seen) at the airport in Warsaw, Poland, 17 July 2017. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a first official visit to Poland. EPA/BARTLOMIEJ ZBOROWSKI

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Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (2-R) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2-L) with their children Prince George (R) and Princess Charlotte (L) arrive at the airport in Warsaw, Poland, 17 July 2017. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a first official visit to Poland. EPA/BARTLOMIEJ ZBOROWSKI

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A Yemeni sanitation worker tries to keep away from fumigation smoke used in a residential area as part of a nationwide anti-cholera campaign, on the outskirts of Sana’a, Yemen, 16 July 2017. According to reports, an acute cholera outbreak has spread widely in Yemen since late April with more than 332,600 suspected cholera cases and over 1,759 cholera deaths. EPA/YAHYA ARHAB

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Flames from the Detwiller fire spread down a hillside near Mariposa, California, USA, 17 July 2017. Reports state that Ro0ad closures and evactuation orders are in place as the fire is affecting around 2,500 acres. EPA/NOAH BERGER

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Gary Campbell (C) stands on the porch of his sand-bagged home as he and friends Rich Urbana (R) and Josh Morby (L) pump Des Plaines River floodwaters from his basement in Gurnee, Illinois, USA, 16 July 2017. Heavy rains in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin have sent rivers overflowing their banks and setting record levels. EPA/TANNEN MAURY

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People participate in a protest at Freedom Square in Poznan, Poland, 16 July 2017. Members and supporters of opposition parties protested against changes in the judicial law and the Supreme Court. EPA/Jakub Kaczmarczyk

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