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Top Frames: Vladimir Putin’s sea adventure, Rajapaksa’s election loss

Vladimir Putin submerging into the waters of the Black Sea; Ranil Wickremesinghe to be sworn in as Sri Lanka's new prime minister in Colombo.

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton walks over to greet union members as she tours the Carpenters International Training Center in Las Vegas, Nevada August 18. (Source: Reuters)

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton throws up her arms as she looks back at the media after a news conference in Las Vegas, Nevada August 18. (Source: Reuters)

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In this July 24, 2015 photo, Joao de Cazuza wears his "gibao" cowboy suit as he gets ready to compete in the annual Catch the Bull competition known as "Pega do Boi" in Serrita, in Brazil's Pernambuco state. The 56-year-old said he was just 15 when donned his first traditional riding outfit, and “from that moment on I knew I was a "vaqueiro.” (Source: AP)

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Fire retardant drops from the belly of a tanker onto a fire that flared up Thursday afternoon, August 20, 2015, in Twisp, Wash. Authorities say three firefighters died after their vehicle crashed and was apparently caught by a "hellstorm" of flames as they battled a blaze in the state. (Source: AP)

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This May 22, 2015 photo provided by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game shows a fin whale calf off Marmot Bay in Kodiak Island, Alaska. A federal agency announced plans Thursday, August 20, 2015, for a more intense investigation into what caused the deaths of many large whales in the western Gulf of Alaska since May. (Source: AP)

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In this Wednesday, August 12, 2015 photo, flowers stand beside a burial crypt at the Hurricane Katrina Memorial in New Orleans. Thousands died in the storm and dozens of unidentified and unclaimed bodies are entombed in the memorial. (Source: AP)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (front) is seen inside a research bathyscaphe while submerging into the waters of the Black Sea as he takes part in an expedition near Sevastopol, Crimea, August 18. (Source: Reuters)

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Migrants rest by their tents while waiting to be registered at the southeastern island of Kos, Greece, Wednesday, August 19. More than 130,000 migrants have reached Greece so far in 2015, straining the country's resources. (Source: AP)

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In this Wednesday, August 19, 2015 photo, migrants travel on train taking them towards Serbia, near the southern Macedonian town of Demir Kapija. Macedonia has become is a major transit route for the migrants heading from Greece to more prosperous European Union countries. Thousands of migrants have been registered passing through the impoverished Balkan country over the past month, double than the month before. (Source: AP)

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An American Pekin Duck tucks her bill underneath some feathers while resting on a hot summer afternoon along the shores of Lake Morton, Tuesday, August 18, in Lakeland, Fla. (Source: AP)

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Pelicans fly over Oladal island in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, August 18. (Source: AP)

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Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapaksa greets Ranil Wickremesinghe (L), leader of the United National Party, as Wickremesinghe arrives to be sworn in as Sri Lanka's new prime minister in Colombo, August 21. (Source: Reuters)

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Sister Laurelliya Jesuthasan, originally from Sri Lanka, now residing with Little Sisters of the Poor, based in Scranton, Pa., throws out the first pitch before a Triple-A baseball game between the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders and the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs on Tuesday, August 18, in Moosic, Pa. (source: AP)

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Soldiers stand as marijuana and other drugs are being incinerated at a camp of the Mexican Army's 28th infantry battalion in Tijuana, Mexico, August 18. A total of 138.7 tonnes of drugs seized during this administration, including 7 tonnes seized in Tijuana, were burned simultaneously in nine states across the country, in an incineration operation coordinated by Mexico's Attorney General office, local media reported. (Source: Reuters)

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A child smiles while cooling off in the water at the Unisphere at Flushing MeadowsÐCorona Park in the Queens borough of New York August 18. (Source: Reuters)

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A firefighter, covered in fire retardant dropped from an airplane, exits the forest while battling the Twisp River fire near Twisp, Washington August 20. Crews battling a flurry of wildfires raging unchecked in the Pacific Northwest braced on Thursday for high winds forecast in the region a day after three firefighters were killed and four others were injured in Washington state. (Source: Reuters)

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A thai classical dancer touches up her makeup before performing at the Erawan shrine, the site of Monday's deadly blast, in central Bangkok, Thailand, August 21. Thai government officials and police chiefs attended a religious ceremony on Friday for the victims of the country's worst ever bombing but appeared no closer to determining who carried out the attack and why. (Source: Reuters)

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A woman who poses for tips wearing body paint and underwear has body paint applied in Times Square in New York, August 19. New York City created a task force on Thursday to examine how it can rein in topless women and costumed cartoon and superhero characters who officials believe are aggressively soliciting tips after posing for tourists' pictures in Times Square. (Source: Reuters)

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Brazilian judiciary employees protest as they call for the cancellation of a presidential veto of a bill that would increase their salaries, in front of the National Congress in Brasilia, Brazil August 18. (Source: Reuters)

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Members of the Chamusca forcados group perform during a bullfight at Campo Pequeno bullring in Lisbon, Portugal August 20. Forcados are traditional Portuguese bullfighters who catch bulls with their bare hands. (Source: Reuters)

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Dead fish are seen on the banks of Haihe river at Binhai new district in Tianjin, China, August 20. No toxic levels of cyanide have been detected in water samples taken from the Haihe river where the large number of dead fish were spotted on Thursday after last week's explosions at the north China port, according to the city's environment monitoring center, Xinhua News Agency reported. The dead fish were seen at the estuary of the Haihe River about six kilometers (3.73 miles) from the site of the August 12 chemical warehouse blasts, according to an environment expert at a news conference on Thursday. (Source: Reuters)

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Debris rests on the ground after a portion of Motel 6 exploded, just after the business had been evacuated due to reports of a gas leak, Tuesday, August 18, in Bremerton, Wash. Manager Tonya Hinds said in a telephone interview that a passerby had come into her office to say a gas line was leaking at the back of the building. (Source: AP)

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Part of an installation is pictured at 'Dismaland', a theme park-styled art installation by British artist Banksy, at Weston-Super-Mare in southwest England, Britain, August 20. (Source: Reuters)

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Divers “fluff the sand,” smoothing and leveling the sand so it uniformly covers the bottom, during a maintenance dive in the Shark Reef Aquarium on Tuesday, August 4, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The sharks are the stars of the attraction, drawing a steady stream of visitors who watch them from behind the glass of the aquarium's 1.3 million-gallon tank. But for qualified visitors, there's a chance to get even closer to the predators. The aquarium's Dive with Sharks program offers certified divers an opportunity to immerse themselves in the tank for a guided tour. (Source: AP)

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In this photo taken on August 4, 2015, a female Army Ranger crosses the Yellow River on a rope bridge during Ranger School at Camp Rudder on Eglin Air Force Base, in Fla. According to the Northwest Florida Daily News, she and one other female were the first to complete Ranger training and earn their Ranger tab this week. (Source: AP)

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Sporting supporters hold plastic banners with the colors of their team on the stands during a Champions League play off first leg soccer match between Sporting CP and CSKA Moscow at the Avalade stadium in Lisbon, Tuesday, August 18. (Source: AP)