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Photos Of The Week -- August 25-31

From hurricanes to raging fires to rampant flooding, late summer ushered in trouble for many people.

Riders play the traditional mounted sport of "buzkashi," also known as "kok-boru" or "oglak tartis" ("goat grabbing") in Bishkek. (AFP PHOTO/Vyacheslav Oseledko)
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Riders play the traditional mounted sport of "buzkashi," also known as "kok-boru" or "oglak tartis" ("goat grabbing") in Bishkek. (AFP PHOTO/Vyacheslav Oseledko)

Heavy rain from Hurricane Isaac obsures the view of the Crescent City Connection Bridge over the Mississippi River in New Orleans, Louisiana. (John Moore/Getty Images/AFP)
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Heavy rain from Hurricane Isaac obsures the view of the Crescent City Connection Bridge over the Mississippi River in New Orleans, Louisiana. (John Moore/Getty Images/AFP)

A family rides a motorbike through a flooded street after heavy monsoon rain in Peshawar, Pakistan. (REUTERS/Khuram Parvez)
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A family rides a motorbike through a flooded street after heavy monsoon rain in Peshawar, Pakistan. (REUTERS/Khuram Parvez)

Greenpeace activists are blasted with water while attaching themselves to the anchor of the Russian passenger ship "Anna Akhmatova" in the Barents Sea. (AFP PHOTO/HO/GREENPEACE/Denis Sinyakov)
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Greenpeace activists are blasted with water while attaching themselves to the anchor of the Russian passenger ship "Anna Akhmatova" in the Barents Sea. (AFP PHOTO/HO/GREENPEACE/Denis Sinyakov)

Russia's Aleksei Lyzhikhin starts a men's 50-meter freestyle heat during the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Aquatics Centre in London. (REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth)
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Russia's Aleksei Lyzhikhin starts a men's 50-meter freestyle heat during the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Aquatics Centre in London. (REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth)

A Syrian refugee girl looks out of her parents' tent at the Al-Za'atri refugee camp in the city of Mafraq. (REUTERS/Ali Jarekji)
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A Syrian refugee girl looks out of her parents' tent at the Al-Za'atri refugee camp in the city of Mafraq. (REUTERS/Ali Jarekji)

Residents stand near a burned home one day after a wildfire raged in the village of Gornja Gorevnica, near Cacak, Serbia. (EPA/Aleksandar Stankovic)
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Residents stand near a burned home one day after a wildfire raged in the village of Gornja Gorevnica, near Cacak, Serbia. (EPA/Aleksandar Stankovic)

A dog sits on a buffalo as it cools off in the Ravi River in Lahore, Pakistan. (REUTERS/Mohsin Raza)
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A dog sits on a buffalo as it cools off in the Ravi River in Lahore, Pakistan. (REUTERS/Mohsin Raza)

Syrian rebel fighters run for cover after government forces fired a mortar in the northwestern city of Aleppo. (REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal)
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Syrian rebel fighters run for cover after government forces fired a mortar in the northwestern city of Aleppo. (REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal)

Pedestrians walk past portraits of past Chinese leaders as Beijing prepares for the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party that will see a change in the country's leadership. (AFP PHOTO/Mark Ralston)
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Pedestrians walk past portraits of past Chinese leaders as Beijing prepares for the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party that will see a change in the country's leadership. (AFP PHOTO/Mark Ralston)

Young Kyrgyz girls wear traditional costumes and dance on Ala-Too Square in Bishkek on Kyrgyz Independence Day. (AFP PHOTO/Vyacheslav Oseledko)
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Young Kyrgyz girls wear traditional costumes and dance on Ala-Too Square in Bishkek on Kyrgyz Independence Day. (AFP PHOTO/Vyacheslav Oseledko)

Firefighters extinguish a burning vehicle after it was set on fire by angry protesters over killings in Karachi, Pakistan. (AFP PHOTO/ Asif Hassan)
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Firefighters extinguish a burning vehicle after it was set on fire by angry protesters over killings in Karachi, Pakistan. (AFP PHOTO/ Asif Hassan)

An internally displaced child sleeps at a refugee camp in Kabul, Afghanistan. (REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail)
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An internally displaced child sleeps at a refugee camp in Kabul, Afghanistan. (REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail)

Venezuelans watch fuel storage tanks burn at the Amuay oil refinery in Punto Fijo in the Peninsula of Paraguana. (REUTERS/Stringer)
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Venezuelans watch fuel storage tanks burn at the Amuay oil refinery in Punto Fijo in the Peninsula of Paraguana. (REUTERS/Stringer)

Residents watch as the Three Gorges Hotel and 32-story passenger terminal of Chongqing port are toppled in a controlled explosion to make way for new skyscrapers in southwest Chongqing municipality. (AFP PHOTO)
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Residents watch as the Three Gorges Hotel and 32-story passenger terminal of Chongqing port are toppled in a controlled explosion to make way for new skyscrapers in southwest Chongqing municipality. (AFP PHOTO)

An aerial view shows the Burning Man 2012 "Fertility 2.0" arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. (REUTERS/Jim Urquhart)
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An aerial view shows the Burning Man 2012 "Fertility 2.0" arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. (REUTERS/Jim Urquhart)

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