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Shakiba Dawod, an Afghan artist who has lived in France since 2009, kisses her mother Qadira as they reunite for the first time in 12 years, following the family\u0027s evacuation from Afghanistan, in front of a reception centre in Pantin, near Paris, France, August 27, 2021. \
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Shakiba Dawod, an Afghan artist who has lived in France since 2009, kisses her mother Qadira as they reunite for the first time in 12 years, following the family's evacuation from Afghanistan, in front of a reception centre in Pantin, near Paris, France, August 27, 2021. "There's lots of emotion today," Dawod, 36, said after the encounter. "The moment I saw my mother running towards me, all those fears fell away." REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
A baby is handed over to U.S. Marines over the perimeter wall of the airport for evacuation in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 19, 2021. The father asked the Marines to take care of the child, who was ill, and the pair were later reunited, according to Pentagon spokesman John Kirby. Omar Haidari/via REUTERS
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A baby is handed over to U.S. Marines over the perimeter wall of the airport for evacuation in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 19, 2021. The father asked the Marines to take care of the child, who was ill, and the pair were later reunited, according to Pentagon spokesman John Kirby. Omar Haidari/via REUTERS

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
A boy injured after Saturday\u0027s earthquake cries while being treated at the Ofatma Hospital, in Les Cayes, Haiti August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
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A boy injured after Saturday's earthquake cries while being treated at the Ofatma Hospital, in Les Cayes, Haiti August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
Locals evacuate the area with their animals as a wildfire rages in the suburb of Thrakomakedones, north of Athens, Greece, August 7, 2021. Greece, in the grip of its worst heatwave in three decades, saw more than 500 wildfires across the country. Hundreds of houses and businesses were destroyed. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis
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Locals evacuate the area with their animals as a wildfire rages in the suburb of Thrakomakedones, north of Athens, Greece, August 7, 2021. Greece, in the grip of its worst heatwave in three decades, saw more than 500 wildfires across the country. Hundreds of houses and businesses were destroyed. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

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Theophilus Charles, 70, sits inside his house which was heavily damaged by Hurricane Ida in Houma, Louisiana, August 30, 2021. \
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Theophilus Charles, 70, sits inside his house which was heavily damaged by Hurricane Ida in Houma, Louisiana, August 30, 2021. "I ain't got a dry spot in the house," he said, choking up. "My roof fell, I lost all my clothes, my furniture, my appliances, everything." REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
U.S. Army Major General Chris Donahue, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, steps on board a transport plane out of Kabul, Afghanistan August 30, 2021. Carrying his rifle down by his side, Donahue became the last U.S. soldier to board the final C-17 transport plane flight out of Afghanistan a minute before midnight. XVIII Airborne Corps/Handout via REUTERS
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U.S. Army Major General Chris Donahue, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, steps on board a transport plane out of Kabul, Afghanistan August 30, 2021. Carrying his rifle down by his side, Donahue became the last U.S. soldier to board the final C-17 transport plane flight out of Afghanistan a minute before midnight. XVIII Airborne Corps/Handout via REUTERS

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
Taliban forces stand guard a day after the last U.S. troops withdrew from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 31, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer
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Taliban forces stand guard a day after the last U.S. troops withdrew from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 31, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
Some 18 migrants navigate a wooden boat to the Italian island of Lampedusa in the Mediterranean Sea, August 28, 2021. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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Some 18 migrants navigate a wooden boat to the Italian island of Lampedusa in the Mediterranean Sea, August 28, 2021. REUTERS/Juan Medina

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A firefighter works as the Caldor Fire burns in Grizzly Flats, California, August 22, 2021. REUTERS/Fred Greaves
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A firefighter works as the Caldor Fire burns in Grizzly Flats, California, August 22, 2021. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

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Beirut\u0027s port area is seen from the air, almost a year after an explosion caused by a huge quantity of ammonium nitrate kept at the port for years killed more than 200 people and wounded thousands, in Lebanon, August 2, 2021. REUTERS/Imad Creidi
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Beirut's port area is seen from the air, almost a year after an explosion caused by a huge quantity of ammonium nitrate kept at the port for years killed more than 200 people and wounded thousands, in Lebanon, August 2, 2021. REUTERS/Imad Creidi

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
Chaunda Lee, a single mother of eight who has five children living with her and faced eviction later in the week, prepares her youngest child MiAsia Carr for school in Louisville, Kentucky, August 16, 2021. She was later granted a reprieve under the CDC moratorium. REUTERS/Amira Karaoud
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Chaunda Lee, a single mother of eight who has five children living with her and faced eviction later in the week, prepares her youngest child MiAsia Carr for school in Louisville, Kentucky, August 16, 2021. She was later granted a reprieve under the CDC moratorium. REUTERS/Amira Karaoud

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
Mr Lordi of the Finnish hard rock band Lordi receives the second dose the COVID-19 vaccination in an event organized in Rovaniemi, Finland August 1, 2021. Lehtikuva/Jouni Porsanger via REUTERS
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Mr Lordi of the Finnish hard rock band Lordi receives the second dose the COVID-19 vaccination in an event organized in Rovaniemi, Finland August 1, 2021. Lehtikuva/Jouni Porsanger via REUTERS

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
Joan Bronson, of Chalmette, Louisiana, is treated for COVID-19 at the Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, August 10, 2021.  REUTERS/Kathleen Flynn
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Joan Bronson, of Chalmette, Louisiana, is treated for COVID-19 at the Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, August 10, 2021.  REUTERS/Kathleen Flynn

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
Gabriela Sequeira Hernandez, 17, holds her mother\u0027s hand during an interview in Havana, Cuba, August 10, 2021. Hundreds of people remain detained in Communist-run Cuba more than a month after unprecedented anti-government protests, according to rights groups. The 17-year-old, one of several minors detained in the protests, said she was sentenced to house arrest for eight months after being arrested while walking home from the hairdressers on July 11. Upon her admission to jail, where she was kept 10 days incommunicado, she said she was required to put a finger in her vagina to show she was concealing nothing as part of a strip search. Officers kept interrupting her attempts to sleep and one officer made sexual taunts, she said in an interview. The Cuban government initially said no minors had been detained, a statement later contradicted by state prosecutors. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
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Gabriela Sequeira Hernandez, 17, holds her mother's hand during an interview in Havana, Cuba, August 10, 2021. Hundreds of people remain detained in Communist-run Cuba more than a month after unprecedented anti-government protests, according to rights groups. The 17-year-old, one of several minors detained in the protests, said she was sentenced to house arrest for eight months after being arrested while walking home from the hairdressers on July 11. Upon her admission to jail, where she was kept 10 days incommunicado, she said she was required to put a finger in her vagina to show she was concealing nothing as part of a strip search. Officers kept interrupting her attempts to sleep and one officer made sexual taunts, she said in an interview. The Cuban government initially said no minors had been detained, a statement later contradicted by state prosecutors. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
Lionel Messi wept as he bade farewell to his boyhood team FC Barcelona during a press conference at Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain, August 8, 2021. The 34-year-old Argentine joined Paris St Germain on a two-year contract with the option of extending it by another year after Barcelona made it clear they could not afford to keep him because of LaLiga\u0027s financial fair play rules. REUTERS/Albert Gea
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Lionel Messi wept as he bade farewell to his boyhood team FC Barcelona during a press conference at Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain, August 8, 2021. The 34-year-old Argentine joined Paris St Germain on a two-year contract with the option of extending it by another year after Barcelona made it clear they could not afford to keep him because of LaLiga's financial fair play rules. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
Gold medallist Julio Cesar La Cruz of Cuba poses for photos after winning men\u0027s heavyweight boxing at the Tokyo Olympics in Japan, August 6, 2021. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
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Gold medallist Julio Cesar La Cruz of Cuba poses for photos after winning men's heavyweight boxing at the Tokyo Olympics in Japan, August 6, 2021. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
Iraqi Shi\u0027ite Muslims perform the torch procession during a mourning ritual ahead of Ashura, the holiest day on the Shi\u0027ite Muslim calendar, in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq, August 16, 2021. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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Iraqi Shi'ite Muslims perform the torch procession during a mourning ritual ahead of Ashura, the holiest day on the Shi'ite Muslim calendar, in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq, August 16, 2021. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
Feathers from a grouse float in the air during the opening day of the grouse shooting season, in Byrecleugh Farm, Longformacus, Duns, Scotland, Britain, August 12, 2021. REUTERS/Scott Heppell
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Feathers from a grouse float in the air during the opening day of the grouse shooting season, in Byrecleugh Farm, Longformacus, Duns, Scotland, Britain, August 12, 2021. REUTERS/Scott Heppell

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
Yona Knight-Wisdom of Jamaica lands in the water in the men\u0027s 3m springboard diving semifinal at the Tokyo Olympics in Japan, August 3, 2021. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
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Yona Knight-Wisdom of Jamaica lands in the water in the men's 3m springboard diving semifinal at the Tokyo Olympics in Japan, August 3, 2021. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
A hyena stands chained to its handler at a circus in Gabasawa, Kano State, Nigeria, July 27, 2021. Hyenas are often viewed as repulsive and sinister, partly due to their scavenging habits in the wild, but in northern Nigeria some men keep the creatures in their homes, display them at festivals and even use their dung to make remedies.  REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
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A hyena stands chained to its handler at a circus in Gabasawa, Kano State, Nigeria, July 27, 2021. Hyenas are often viewed as repulsive and sinister, partly due to their scavenging habits in the wild, but in northern Nigeria some men keep the creatures in their homes, display them at festivals and even use their dung to make remedies.  REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
Police officers stand next to an activist who glued herself to the window of the Selfridges department store during an Extinction Rebellion climate protest at Oxford Street in London, Britain August 24, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
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Police officers stand next to an activist who glued herself to the window of the Selfridges department store during an Extinction Rebellion climate protest at Oxford Street in London, Britain August 24, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
Melted outdoor lighting is seen after the Dixie Fire roared through the historic mining town of Greenville, California, leaving its main street in smoldering ruins, August 10, 2021. REUTERS/David Swanson
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Melted outdoor lighting is seen after the Dixie Fire roared through the historic mining town of Greenville, California, leaving its main street in smoldering ruins, August 10, 2021. REUTERS/David Swanson

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
Anti-government protesters escape from a police water cannon with purple dye and tear gas during a protest against the government\u0027s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in Din Daeng district of Bangkok, Thailand, August 29, 2021. REUTERS/Cory Wright
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Anti-government protesters escape from a police water cannon with purple dye and tear gas during a protest against the government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in Din Daeng district of Bangkok, Thailand, August 29, 2021. REUTERS/Cory Wright

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
A parent and a member of the \u0027Community Patriots\u0027 confronts a police officer while protesting against wearing masks in schools, before a school board workshop at the Pinellas County Schools Administration Building in Largo, Florida, August 9, 2021. REUTERS/Octavio Jones
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A parent and a member of the 'Community Patriots' confronts a police officer while protesting against wearing masks in schools, before a school board workshop at the Pinellas County Schools Administration Building in Largo, Florida, August 9, 2021. REUTERS/Octavio Jones

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
People carry the national flag at a protest held on Afghan Independence Day, following the Taliban\u0027s takeover of the capital, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 19, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer
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People carry the national flag at a protest held on Afghan Independence Day, following the Taliban's takeover of the capital, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 19, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer

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Members of the far-right Proud Boys clash with counter-protesters during rival rallies in Portland, Oregon, August 22, 2021.  REUTERS/David Ryder
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Members of the far-right Proud Boys clash with counter-protesters during rival rallies in Portland, Oregon, August 22, 2021.  REUTERS/David Ryder

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
Migrants, mainly from Afghanistan, are seen after they were detained by Turkish security forces during an operation in the border city of Van, Turkey August 21, 2021. Afghans who manage to make the weeks-long journey through Iran on foot to the Turkish border face a three-meter high wall, ditches or barbed wire as Turkish authorities step up efforts to block any refugee influx into the country. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
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Migrants, mainly from Afghanistan, are seen after they were detained by Turkish security forces during an operation in the border city of Van, Turkey August 21, 2021. Afghans who manage to make the weeks-long journey through Iran on foot to the Turkish border face a three-meter high wall, ditches or barbed wire as Turkish authorities step up efforts to block any refugee influx into the country. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
Some 640 evacuees crowd the interior of a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft bound for Qatar from Kabul, Afghanistan, August 15, 2021. More than 123,000 people were evacuated from Kabul in a massive but chaotic airlift by the United States and its allies over two weeks, but many of those who helped Western nations during the war were left behind. U.S. Air Force/Air Mobility Command Public Affairs/Handout via REUTERS
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Some 640 evacuees crowd the interior of a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft bound for Qatar from Kabul, Afghanistan, August 15, 2021. More than 123,000 people were evacuated from Kabul in a massive but chaotic airlift by the United States and its allies over two weeks, but many of those who helped Western nations during the war were left behind. U.S. Air Force/Air Mobility Command Public Affairs/Handout via REUTERS

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
Flag-draped coffins of service members killed in action are loaded onto a transport aircraft during a ramp ceremony at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 27, 2021. A suicide bomb attack claimed by Islamic State - enemy of both the West and the Taliban - killed 13 U.S. service members and scores of Afghans waiting by the airport gates. U.S. Central Command/Handout via REUTERS
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Flag-draped coffins of service members killed in action are loaded onto a transport aircraft during a ramp ceremony at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 27, 2021. A suicide bomb attack claimed by Islamic State - enemy of both the West and the Taliban - killed 13 U.S. service members and scores of Afghans waiting by the airport gates. U.S. Central Command/Handout via REUTERS

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
Families board a bus to depart from a processing center for Afghan refugees at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Virginia, August 25, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Families board a bus to depart from a processing center for Afghan refugees at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Virginia, August 25, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
President Joe Biden salutes during the dignified transfer of the remains of the 13 U.S. service members who were killed by a suicide bombing at the Hamid Karzai International Airport, at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware, August 29, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
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President Joe Biden salutes during the dignified transfer of the remains of the 13 U.S. service members who were killed by a suicide bombing at the Hamid Karzai International Airport, at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware, August 29, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
An almost-full moon rises over the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion, near Athens, Greece, August 21, 2021. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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An almost-full moon rises over the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion, near Athens, Greece, August 21, 2021. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
Migrants sleep at night on the deck of the German NGO migrant rescue ship Sea-Watch 3 as the ship makes its way to Trapani to disembark the 257 rescued migrants on board, off the coast of Sicily, Italy, August 7, 2021.  REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Migrants sleep at night on the deck of the German NGO migrant rescue ship Sea-Watch 3 as the ship makes its way to Trapani to disembark the 257 rescued migrants on board, off the coast of Sicily, Italy, August 7, 2021.  REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya looks on as she boards a flight to Vienna at Narita International Airport in Narita, east of Tokyo, Japan August 4, 2021. Tsimanouskaya, 24, arrived in Poland after she refused her coaches\u0027 instruction to return to her homeland from Japan and was offered a humanitarian visa by Polish authorities. She said she had decided to defect as she was being taken to a Tokyo airport because her grandmother called to tell her it was not safe to return to Belarus. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya looks on as she boards a flight to Vienna at Narita International Airport in Narita, east of Tokyo, Japan August 4, 2021. Tsimanouskaya, 24, arrived in Poland after she refused her coaches' instruction to return to her homeland from Japan and was offered a humanitarian visa by Polish authorities. She said she had decided to defect as she was being taken to a Tokyo airport because her grandmother called to tell her it was not safe to return to Belarus. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
People take pictures amongst sunflowers at The Pop Up Farm in Flamstead, St Albans, Britain, August 29, 2021.  REUTERS/Peter Cziborra
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People take pictures amongst sunflowers at The Pop Up Farm in Flamstead, St Albans, Britain, August 29, 2021.  REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
Fireworks explode as a sign that says \
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Fireworks explode as a sign that says "thank you" is displayed at the end of the Tokyo Olympics closing ceremony at the Olympic Stadium in Japan, August 8, 2021. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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Fallen charred trees are seen following a wildfire in the village of Rovies on the island of Evia, Greece, August 12, 2021. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Fallen charred trees are seen following a wildfire in the village of Rovies on the island of Evia, Greece, August 12, 2021. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
A girl skips on the tarmac as people who have been evacuated from Afghanistan arrive at Melsbroek military airport in Melsbroek, Belgium, August 25, 2021. REUTERS/Johanna Geron
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A girl skips on the tarmac as people who have been evacuated from Afghanistan arrive at Melsbroek military airport in Melsbroek, Belgium, August 25, 2021. REUTERS/Johanna Geron

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
A health worker walks around to check on COVID-19 patients admitted in the chapel of Quezon City General Hospital, which was turned into a coronavirus ward amid rising infections, in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, August 20, 2021. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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A health worker walks around to check on COVID-19 patients admitted in the chapel of Quezon City General Hospital, which was turned into a coronavirus ward amid rising infections, in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, August 20, 2021. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
People watch an excavator removing rubble from the site of a collapsed hotel after a 7.2 magnitude quake in Les Cayes, Haiti August 16, 2021.  The tremor killed more than 2,000 people and reduced tens of thousands of buildings to rubble. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
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People watch an excavator removing rubble from the site of a collapsed hotel after a 7.2 magnitude quake in Les Cayes, Haiti August 16, 2021. The tremor killed more than 2,000 people and reduced tens of thousands of buildings to rubble. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
Protestors react while awaiting an election campaign visit by Canada\u0027s Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, which was cancelled due to security concerns, in Bolton, Ontario, Canada August 27, 2021. In highly unusual scenes for Canada, demonstrators shouted death threats and screamed abuse at Trudeau, many referring to his push for COVID-19 vaccinations. Trudeau\u0027s team took the rare decision to cancel the rally near Bolton, saying the protests could endanger public safety. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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Protestors react while awaiting an election campaign visit by Canada's Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, which was cancelled due to security concerns, in Bolton, Ontario, Canada August 27, 2021. In highly unusual scenes for Canada, demonstrators shouted death threats and screamed abuse at Trudeau, many referring to his push for COVID-19 vaccinations. Trudeau's team took the rare decision to cancel the rally near Bolton, saying the protests could endanger public safety. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
A boy is processed through a checkpoint during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 18, 2021.  U.S. Marine Corps/Staff Sgt. Victor Mancilla/Handout via REUTERS
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A boy is processed through a checkpoint during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 18, 2021.  U.S. Marine Corps/Staff Sgt. Victor Mancilla/Handout via REUTERS

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
The mother of Palestinian Osama Deeij, who died of a wound he sustained during an anti-Israel protest at the Israel-Gaza border fence, reacts during his funeral in the northern Gaza Strip August 25, 2021. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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The mother of Palestinian Osama Deeij, who died of a wound he sustained during an anti-Israel protest at the Israel-Gaza border fence, reacts during his funeral in the northern Gaza Strip August 25, 2021. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
A person holds a baby at Fiumicino Airport, as Afghan evacuees arrive in Italy following their journey from Kabul, in Rome, Italy, August 24, 2021. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
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A person holds a baby at Fiumicino Airport, as Afghan evacuees arrive in Italy following their journey from Kabul, in Rome, Italy, August 24, 2021. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
Bozkurt is seen from the air after deadly flash floods swept through towns in the Turkish Black Sea region, in Kastamonu province, Turkey, August 14, 2021. REUTERS/Mehmet Emin Caliskan
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Bozkurt is seen from the air after deadly flash floods swept through towns in the Turkish Black Sea region, in Kastamonu province, Turkey, August 14, 2021. REUTERS/Mehmet Emin Caliskan

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
A meteor streaks past stars in the night sky during the annual Perseid meteor shower at the Negev Desert in southern Israel, August 13, 2021. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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A meteor streaks past stars in the night sky during the annual Perseid meteor shower at the Negev Desert in southern Israel, August 13, 2021. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
Francisco Cabrera and his mother watch a TV broadcast of volleyball competition during the Tokyo Olympics, in Havana, Cuba, August 7, 2021. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
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Francisco Cabrera and his mother watch a TV broadcast of volleyball competition during the Tokyo Olympics, in Havana, Cuba, August 7, 2021. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
Karsten Warholm of Norway reacts after crossing the line to win gold and break his own world record in the men\u0027s 400m hurdles at the Tokyo Olympics, August 3, 2021.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Karsten Warholm of Norway reacts after crossing the line to win gold and break his own world record in the men's 400m hurdles at the Tokyo Olympics, August 3, 2021. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
A herd of wild Asian elephants crosses the Yuanjiang River in Yuanjiang county of Yuxi, Yunnan province, China August 8, 2021. The herd of 14 wild Asian elephants was on its way back to its traditional habitat, according to provincial officials. China Daily via REUTERS
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A herd of wild Asian elephants crosses the Yuanjiang River in Yuanjiang county of Yuxi, Yunnan province, China August 8, 2021. The herd of 14 wild Asian elephants was on its way back to its traditional habitat, according to provincial officials. China Daily via REUTERS

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
Xokleng indigenous people sing in their own language around a bonfire during a reunion in Xokleng Laklano indigenous land, Jose Boiteux, Santa Catarina state, Brazil, August 17, 2021. Determined to keep their traditions alive, the Xokleng gather around bonfires at night to tell stories in their own language and keep up their rituals of dance and prayer, sometimes painting the faces of their young ones. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Xokleng indigenous people sing in their own language around a bonfire during a reunion in Xokleng Laklano indigenous land, Jose Boiteux, Santa Catarina state, Brazil, August 17, 2021. Determined to keep their traditions alive, the Xokleng gather around bonfires at night to tell stories in their own language and keep up their rituals of dance and prayer, sometimes painting the faces of their young ones. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
Afghan refugees ride aboard a bus taking them to a refugee processing center upon arrival at Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia August 25, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Afghan refugees ride aboard a bus taking them to a refugee processing center upon arrival at Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia August 25, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo arrives to depart in his helicopter after announcing his resignation in Manhattan, New York City, August 10, 2021. With a wide-ranging impeachment probe pending and his supporters abandoning him, Cuomo, 63, announced his resignation. His departure followed a scathing report by state Attorney General Letitia James that found he had unlawfully sexually harassed 11 women and presided over a toxic workplace. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo arrives to depart in his helicopter after announcing his resignation in Manhattan, New York City, August 10, 2021. With a wide-ranging impeachment probe pending and his supporters abandoning him, Cuomo, 63, announced his resignation. His departure followed a scathing report by state Attorney General Letitia James that found he had unlawfully sexually harassed 11 women and presided over a toxic workplace. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
Vietnamese soldiers look out from a truck as they deliver food in strict lockdown areas amid the coronavirus pandemic in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, August 24, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer
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Vietnamese soldiers look out from a truck as they deliver food in strict lockdown areas amid the coronavirus pandemic in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, August 24, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
People from the fishing community walk during a procession for Narali Purnima, or coconut festival, amidst the spread of the coronavirus in Mumbai, India, August 22, 2021. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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People from the fishing community walk during a procession for Narali Purnima, or coconut festival, amidst the spread of the coronavirus in Mumbai, India, August 22, 2021. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
Silver medallist Raven Saunders of the United States gestures on the podium after women\u0027s shot put at the Tokyo Olympics in Japan, August 1, 2021. The IOC said it was investigating after Saunders had raised her arms in an X above her head in the medal ceremony, which she later indicated was an expression of support for the oppressed, but the investigation was suspended for now following the death of the athlete\u0027s mother. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay
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Silver medallist Raven Saunders of the United States gestures on the podium after women's shot put at the Tokyo Olympics in Japan, August 1, 2021. The IOC said it was investigating after Saunders had raised her arms in an X above her head in the medal ceremony, which she later indicated was an expression of support for the oppressed, but the investigation was suspended for now following the death of the athlete's mother. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
Scotland\u0027s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visits a children\u0027s nursery where Emma Hall, 4, plays with her shoes in Fallin, Scotland, Britain, August 4, 2021. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne/Pool
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Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visits a children's nursery where Emma Hall, 4, plays with her shoes in Fallin, Scotland, Britain, August 4, 2021. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne/Pool

Aug 31, 2021 11:41 PM EDT
Reps. Cori Bush and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sits on the steps of the U.S. Capitol as they celebrate news that the White House intends to extend the eviction moratorium in place because of the coronavirus pandemic, on Capitol Hill in Washington, August 3, 2021. Bush had been protesting and sleeping outside the building\u0027s steps for five days in protest of the expiration of the eviction moratorium. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein
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Reps. Cori Bush and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sits on the steps of the U.S. Capitol as they celebrate news that the White House intends to extend the eviction moratorium in place because of the coronavirus pandemic, on Capitol Hill in Washington, August 3, 2021. Bush had been protesting and sleeping outside the building's steps for five days in protest of the expiration of the eviction moratorium. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

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Athletes compete in the rain during the women\u0027s 400m hurdles semifinals during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Japan, August 2, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay
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Athletes compete in the rain during the women's 400m hurdles semifinals during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Japan, August 2, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

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Sulaiman Jubran uses an axe to cut a tree in Khamis Banisaad district of al-Mahweet province, Yemen, June 10, 2021. \
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Sulaiman Jubran uses an axe to cut a tree in Khamis Banisaad district of al-Mahweet province, Yemen, June 10, 2021. "Demand depends on the number of fuel ships that make it to Hodeidah port. These days it (demand) is very high," said Jubran, who scratches a living selling firewood to visiting traders. "We are scared the country will become a desert, it is already happening ... you no longer see the trees that once covered the mountains," he said. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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A cow is transported by a helicopter after its summer sojourn in the high Swiss Alpine meadows near the Klausenpass, Switzerland August 27, 2021. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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A cow is transported by a helicopter after its summer sojourn in the high Swiss Alpine meadows near the Klausenpass, Switzerland August 27, 2021. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

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A traffic jam is caused by cars lining up for fuel in Damour, Lebanon August 21, 2021. The country\u0027s financial meltdown, which has seen the currency sink by more than 90% in two years and forced more than half of the population into poverty, entered a new phase this month as the fuel shortages brought much of Lebanon to a standstill. REUTERS/Issam Abdallah
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A traffic jam is caused by cars lining up for fuel in Damour, Lebanon August 21, 2021. The country's financial meltdown, which has seen the currency sink by more than 90% in two years and forced more than half of the population into poverty, entered a new phase this month as the fuel shortages brought much of Lebanon to a standstill. REUTERS/Issam Abdallah

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Firefighting helicopters are filled with water off the beach of the village of Pefki, on the island of Evia, Greece, August 10, 2021. REUTERS/Nicolas Economou
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Firefighting helicopters are filled with water off the beach of the village of Pefki, on the island of Evia, Greece, August 10, 2021. REUTERS/Nicolas Economou

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Afghan migrant Benevse and her 2-year old son Rehimullah, caught by Turkish security forces after crossing illegally into Turkey from Iran, wait for a medical check at a migrant processing centre in the border city of Van, Turkey August 22, 2021. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
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Afghan migrant Benevse and her 2-year old son Rehimullah, caught by Turkish security forces after crossing illegally into Turkey from Iran, wait for a medical check at a migrant processing centre in the border city of Van, Turkey August 22, 2021. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

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A U.S. Marine assists at a checkpoint during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 26, 2021. U.S. Marine Corps/Staff Sgt. Victor Mancilla/Handout via REUTERS
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A U.S. Marine assists at a checkpoint during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 26, 2021. U.S. Marine Corps/Staff Sgt. Victor Mancilla/Handout via REUTERS

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Members of Taliban forces sit at a checkpost in Kabul, Afghanistan August 17, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer
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Members of Taliban forces sit at a checkpost in Kabul, Afghanistan August 17, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer

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A man pulls a girl to get inside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 16, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer
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A man pulls a girl to get inside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 16, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer

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Asylum-seeking migrant families wait in line to be processed by U.S. Border Patrol agents after crossing the Rio Grande into the United States from Mexico in Roma, Texas, August 26, 2021. REUTERS/Go Nakamura
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Asylum-seeking migrant families wait in line to be processed by U.S. Border Patrol agents after crossing the Rio Grande into the United States from Mexico in Roma, Texas, August 26, 2021. REUTERS/Go Nakamura

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People board a ferry during evacuation as a wildfire burns in the village of Limni, on the island of Evia, Greece, August 6, 2021. REUTERS/Nicolas Economou
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People board a ferry during evacuation as a wildfire burns in the village of Limni, on the island of Evia, Greece, August 6, 2021. REUTERS/Nicolas Economou

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Allyson Felix of the United States celebrates with her national flag after winning bronze in the women\u0027s 400m final at the Tokyo Olympics in Japan, August 6, 2021. The 35-year-old became the most decorated female track and field athlete in Olympic history with 11 medals, after winning gold in the 4x400m relay and bronze in the individual 400m. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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Allyson Felix of the United States celebrates with her national flag after winning bronze in the women's 400m final at the Tokyo Olympics in Japan, August 6, 2021. The 35-year-old became the most decorated female track and field athlete in Olympic history with 11 medals, after winning gold in the 4x400m relay and bronze in the individual 400m. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar and Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy celebrate after winning gold in men\u0027s high jump at the Tokyo Olympics in Japan, August 1, 2021. Both Barshim, 30, and the 29-year-old Tamberi cleared 2.37 meters. Facing the prospect of a jump-off to decide the winner, they persuaded organizers to let them share the triumph. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay
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Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar and Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy celebrate after winning gold in men's high jump at the Tokyo Olympics in Japan, August 1, 2021. Both Barshim, 30, and the 29-year-old Tamberi cleared 2.37 meters. Facing the prospect of a jump-off to decide the winner, they persuaded organizers to let them share the triumph. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

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People dance at Concourse Dance Bar, which requires proof of coronavirus vaccination to enter, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 14, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah Beier
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People dance at Concourse Dance Bar, which requires proof of coronavirus vaccination to enter, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 14, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah Beier

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A reveller shows off his teeth after regular Notting Hill Carnival festivities were cancelled for a second year running, amid the coronavirus outbreak, in London, Britain, August 30, 2021. REUTERS/Beresford Hodge
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A reveller shows off his teeth after regular Notting Hill Carnival festivities were cancelled for a second year running, amid the coronavirus outbreak, in London, Britain, August 30, 2021. REUTERS/Beresford Hodge

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Jake Bodart (L), Austin Johnson (C) and Jessica Rendon (L) of the Oregon Department of Agriculture look down at their attached boots while wearing hornet extraction suits, during an Asian giant hornet field training day held by the Washington State Department of Agriculture Pest Program, at Birch Bay State Park near Blaine, Washington, August 18, 2021.  REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson
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Jake Bodart (L), Austin Johnson (C) and Jessica Rendon (L) of the Oregon Department of Agriculture look down at their attached boots while wearing hornet extraction suits, during an Asian giant hornet field training day held by the Washington State Department of Agriculture Pest Program, at Birch Bay State Park near Blaine, Washington, August 18, 2021.  REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

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The cauldron is lit during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan, August 24, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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The cauldron is lit during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan, August 24, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

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Marcel Hug of Switzerland reacts after winning gold in the men\u0027s 5000m T54 final at the Tokyo Paralympics in Japan, August 28, 2021. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner
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Marcel Hug of Switzerland reacts after winning gold in the men's 5000m T54 final at the Tokyo Paralympics in Japan, August 28, 2021. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

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Athletes pose for a group photo after competing in the 800m portion of the women\u0027s heptathlon at the Tokyo Olympics in Japan, August 5, 2021. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Athletes pose for a group photo after competing in the 800m portion of the women's heptathlon at the Tokyo Olympics in Japan, August 5, 2021. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

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A woman follows a German policeman after disembarking from the last plane arriving with Afghan refugees via Tashkent at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, August 27, 2021.  REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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A woman follows a German policeman after disembarking from the last plane arriving with Afghan refugees via Tashkent at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, August 27, 2021.  REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

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An American flag burns along with a cabin in the Caldor Fire near Phillips, California, August 29, 2021.  REUTERS/Fred Greaves
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An American flag burns along with a cabin in the Caldor Fire near Phillips, California, August 29, 2021.  REUTERS/Fred Greaves

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A hiker walks up to the Moleson summit during a cloud inversion in Gruyeres, Switzerland August 25, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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A hiker walks up to the Moleson summit during a cloud inversion in Gruyeres, Switzerland August 25, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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A girl helps secure her family\u0027s tent at an encampment set up on a soccer field after the August 14 earthquake in Les Cayes, Haiti August 22, 2021. REUTERS/Ralph Tedy Erol
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A girl helps secure her family's tent at an encampment set up on a soccer field after the August 14 earthquake in Les Cayes, Haiti August 22, 2021. REUTERS/Ralph Tedy Erol

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An internally displaced child from northern provinces, who fled from his home due the fighting between Taliban and Afghan security forces, sleeps in a public park that they use as shelter in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 10, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer
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An internally displaced child from northern provinces, who fled from his home due the fighting between Taliban and Afghan security forces, sleeps in a public park that they use as shelter in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 10, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer

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People hold smoke flares as they take part in a demonstration in solidarity with the people of Afghanistan, in London, Britain, August 21, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
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People hold smoke flares as they take part in a demonstration in solidarity with the people of Afghanistan, in London, Britain, August 21, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

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A Turkish national flag hangs on a damaged shop after a crowd of Turks attacked shops and homes belonging to Syrians overnight, in the wake of a street fight that led to a Turkish youth being fatally stabbed, in Ankara, Turkey August 12, 2021. REUTERS/Cagla Gurdogan
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A Turkish national flag hangs on a damaged shop after a crowd of Turks attacked shops and homes belonging to Syrians overnight, in the wake of a street fight that led to a Turkish youth being fatally stabbed, in Ankara, Turkey August 12, 2021. REUTERS/Cagla Gurdogan

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Congregants speak in tongues and pray for a woman, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, at the non-denominational Bergman Upper Room Church in Harrison, Arkansas, August 15, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Congregants speak in tongues and pray for a woman, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, at the non-denominational Bergman Upper Room Church in Harrison, Arkansas, August 15, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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A man dressed in traditional Oromo costume attends a rally to support the National Defense Force and to condemn the expansion of Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) fighters into Amhara and Afar regional territories at the Meskel Square in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia August 8, 2021. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri
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A man dressed in traditional Oromo costume attends a rally to support the National Defense Force and to condemn the expansion of Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) fighters into Amhara and Afar regional territories at the Meskel Square in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia August 8, 2021. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

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Goats graze as others gather in the shade of a tree to avoid the sun, as the summer\u0027s first heatwave hits Spain, in Ronda, southern Spain, August 11, 2021. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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Goats graze as others gather in the shade of a tree to avoid the sun, as the summer's first heatwave hits Spain, in Ronda, southern Spain, August 11, 2021. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

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Igor Plotnikov of the Russian Paralympic Committee is assisted by his coach during training before the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan, August 23, 2021. REUTERS/Molly Darlington
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Igor Plotnikov of the Russian Paralympic Committee is assisted by his coach during training before the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan, August 23, 2021. REUTERS/Molly Darlington

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Annika Schleu of Germany reacts atop Saint Boy in the women\u0027s riding portion of the modern pentathlon at the Tokyo Olympics in Japan, August 6, 2021. The horse bucked and misbehaved during the warmup and soon after was refusing jumps. With each refusal Schleu\u0027s frustration grew, the German finally exploding with a scream that echoed through the empty stadium as tears poured down her face. The luck of the draw appeared to cost Schleu an Olympic medal after she pulled the horse out of a hat for the show jumping portion, ending any shot at a podium finish. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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Annika Schleu of Germany reacts atop Saint Boy in the women's riding portion of the modern pentathlon at the Tokyo Olympics in Japan, August 6, 2021. The horse bucked and misbehaved during the warmup and soon after was refusing jumps. With each refusal Schleu's frustration grew, the German finally exploding with a scream that echoed through the empty stadium as tears poured down her face. The luck of the draw appeared to cost Schleu an Olympic medal after she pulled the horse out of a hat for the show jumping portion, ending any shot at a podium finish. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

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Raimundo Mendes of Brazil and teammates celebrate a goal during the men\u0027s football 5-A-Side at the Tokyo Paralympics in Japan, August 30, 2021. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner
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Raimundo Mendes of Brazil and teammates celebrate a goal during the men's football 5-A-Side at the Tokyo Paralympics in Japan, August 30, 2021. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

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Chisaki Oiwa of Japan competes with a hoop in the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around qualifications at the Tokyo Olympics in Japan, August 6, 2021. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson
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Chisaki Oiwa of Japan competes with a hoop in the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around qualifications at the Tokyo Olympics in Japan, August 6, 2021. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

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