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August 28, 2014 at 06:28AM

Tomatina 2014

Overripe tomatoes were hurled in a massive red food fight today in the town of Bunol, Spain. The La Tomatina festival — held each year on the last Wednesday of August — evolved from a street fight in the 1940s when a group of young men who wanted to participate in the “gigantes y cabezudos” parade used tomatoes from a vegetable stand as weapons. An estimated 22,000 people showed up this year for the food fight. –Lloyd Young (13 photos total)

Revelers take part in the annual “Tomatina” festivities in the village of Bunol, near Valencia on Aug. 28. Some 22,000 revelers hurled 130 tons of squashed tomatoes at each other drenching the streets in red in a gigantic Spanish food fight known as the Tomatina. (Gabriel Gallo/AFP/Getty Images)

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August 26, 2014 at 03:24AM

Sydney’s doll hospital: 3 generations of doll repair

Sydney’s Doll Hospital has worked on millions of dolls, teddy bears and other toys since it opened in 1913. “Doll surgeons” transplant fingers, toes and heads, and repair broken eye sockets. The company has been handed down from three generations of the Chapman family. –Thea Breite (16 photos total)

Limbs of dolls are shown as spare parts in a pile ready to be used in customers doll repairs at Sydney’s Doll Hospital, May 20, 2014. Opened in 1913, Sydney’s Doll Hospital has worked on millions of dolls, teddy bears and other toys. (Jason Reed/Reuters)

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August 23, 2014 at 06:23AM

Deadly landslides hit Japan

Dozens of people, including children, were killed in Japan when destructive landslides hit Hiroshima. Triggered by torrential rains, the landslide buried people alive as they slept in their homes. The search for survivors in the mud-ravaged hillside continues as over 50 people are feared missing. –Leanne Burden Seidel (26 photos total)

This aerial view shows the damage caused by a landslide after heavy rains hit the city of Hiroshima, western Japan, on August 20. At least 39 people were killed and another many were still missing after a huge landslide engulfed homes in western Japan. (JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

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August 21, 2014 at 06:14AM

2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games

Young athletes from around the globe are competing in more than two dozen events in Nanjing, China. The event created by the International Olympic Committee includes traditional opening and closing ceremonies that wrap up on Aug. 28. Many of these same competitors will be vying for spots to represent their countries in Brazil at the 2016 Summer Olympics. –Lloyd Young (25 photos total)

Chun Yin Ryan Choi of Hong Kong (left) and Andrzej Rzadkowski of Poland compete in the Women’s Sabre Individual Final on day three of the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games at the Nanjing International Expo Center on Aug. 19. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

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August 19, 2014 at 04:44AM

Pope Francis in South Korea

Pope Francis wrapped up the first papal visit to Asia in 15 years, urging the divided Koreas to reject suspicion and confrontation and unite as “one family, one people.” Francis spent five days in South Korea, meeting some of the country’s five million Catholics. –Thea Breite (23 photos total)

Pope Francis and South Korean President Park Geun-hye inspect South Korean honor guards during a welcoming ceremony at the presidential Blue House on August 14, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea. (Kim Hong-Ji-Pool/Getty Images)

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August 17, 2014 at 06:55AM

Ferguson Protests

There have been a week of protests, some peaceful and some violent, since the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. The unrest prompted Governor Jay Nixon to declare a state of emergency on Saturday an implement a curfew in the St. Louis suburb. Tensions had flared Friday after police released the name of the officer who fatally shot Brown and named the teen as a suspect in a convenience store robbery that occurred shortly before he was shot. –Lloyd Young (25 photos total)

Demonstrators raise their hands and chant “hands up, don’t shoot” during a protest over the killing of Michael Brown on Aug. 12 in Clayton, Mo. Some reports state that Brown hand his hands in the air when he was shot and killed by a police officer on Saturday in suburban Ferguson, Mo. Two days of unrest including rioting and looting have followed the shooting in Ferguson. Browns parents have publicly asked for order. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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August 12, 2014 at 01:27AM

Supermoon photographs from around the world

Theres something about moons and photographers. So when supermoons appear, it tends to bring out the best of them from all over the world, scoping out the best location to make a dramatic photograph. A supermoon occurs when the moon, which orbits Earth in a slightly elliptical trajectory, is at the absolute closest it can get while also being full. Yesterdays supermoon did not disappoint. –Thea Breite (15 photos total)

Penha Church in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images)

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August 06, 2014 at 08:23PM

Daily life: July 2014

A look at selection of images depicting daily life around the world in the month of July. –Leanne Burden Seidel (26 photos total)

A man practices capoeira, a Brazilian form of martial arts, on the Futuro beach in Fortaleza, Brazil, Wednesday, July 2. Fortaleza is one of many cities hosting World Cup soccer matches this month. (Felipe Dana/Associated Press)

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August 05, 2014 at 05:34AM

Ebola continues to spread in West Africa

The World Health Organization is reporting 887 deaths from the worst outbreak of the Ebola virus in history. A man with Ebola-like symptoms who had recently been to West Africa went to the emergency room at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan on Sunday and a nurse who treated Ebola victims will be the second American flown in a specially outfitted plane from Liberia to be treated for the virus. Emory University Hospital in Atlanta is expecting her to arrive on Tuesday. Kent Brantly, a doctor on her team is also being treated there. –Thea Breite (14 photos total)

The Liberian daughter of a woman that died of Ebola is in tears as her mother is taken for burial from the isolation unit in Foya, Lofa County, Liberia July 2, 2014. (Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA)

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July 26, 2014 at 03:26AM

Conflict continues in Gaza

The conflict in the Mideast has intensified in the last month with turbulent fighting in Gaza strip. Over 800 Palestinians have been killed and over 5,000 injured, according to Palestinan health officials. World leaders have been working on a truce between Hamas and Israel to end the bloodshed. –Leanne Burden Seidel (36 photos total)

Smoke and flames are seen following what police said was an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 8. Israel bombarded dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip on, stepping up what it said might become a long-term offensive against Islamist Hamas after a surge in Palestinian rocket attacks on Israeli towns. (Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters)

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