Week in Photos: August 2, 2013

From bloodied protesters in Cairo to a vacationing Obama, see the week’s most striking images.

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Newark, New Jersey

Newark Mayor and U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker leaves a polling station after casting his ballot during the Senate primary election in Newark, New Jersey on August 13. Booker won the primary, earning about 60 percent of vote. There will be a special election on October 16.

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Bahraini anti-government protesters pray for the safety of those involved in civil disobedience during a march in the western village of Malkiya, Bahrain on Wednesday, August 14. Opposition groups launched a fresh push against the Gulf monarchy on Wednesday, an effort to revitalize their two-and-a half-year-old pro-democracy uprising. The Arabic writing on the wall reads, "Rebellion." 

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Canary Islands, Spain

Hundreds of astronomy lovers enjoy the early morning meteor shower on August 12 on the Canary Islands, Spain. Every year in August, the Earth crosses the tail of the Swift-Tuttle comet causing the meteor shower.

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Dover Air Force Base, Delaware

An Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Sgt. Jamar A. Hicks on Wednesday at Dover Air Force Base. According to the Department of Defense, Hicks, 22, of Little Rock, Ark., died at Forward Operating Base Salerno in Khost, Afghanistan after sustaining wounds from enemy fire on August 11 in Paktia province, Afghanistan.

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Agra, India

Indian tourists cool off at the water fountains in front of the Taj Mahal monument in Agra, India on August 11. The Taj witnessed heavy rush of Indian tourists Sunday following Eid holidays.

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Bamako, Mali

Poll workers count ballots in Bamako, Mali on August 11. They are counting votes for the high stakes presidential runoff, in which former Prime Minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was chosen for the difficult job of stabilizing the West African nation after more than a year of turmoil. 

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Khartoum, Sudan

A Sudanese woman sits with her child next to her house in a flooded street on the outskirts of the capital Khartoum on August 10. Drainage is poor in the capital, where even a little rain can cause flooding, but this year's water surge was unusually severe. 

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Charlotte, North Carolina

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is introduced before a preseason NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Charlotte.

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Birmingham, Alabama

Investigators look through debris of a UPS A300 cargo plane after it crashed on approach at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airporton Wednesday, August 14. The two pilots aboard the airplane were killed.

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Sankt Peter-Ording, Germany

Kite surfers enjoy their sport at the North Sea near Sankt Peter-Ording, Germany. 

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

President Barack Obama reacts as he misses a shot while golfing on the first hole at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. It's President Obama's fourth summer vacation on the Massachusetts island, but for the first time, daughters Malia and Sasha are absent, away at summer camp. 

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Beijing, China

A boatman takes tourists for a ride around the water lily plants on a lake at Zizhuyuan Park, known as Purple Bamboo Park, in Beijing, China. Purple Bamboo Park is one of the seven biggest parks in Beijing and a significant tourist attraction.

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Clermont, Florida

People look at a partially collapsed building over a sinkhole at Summer Bay Resort near Disney World on August 12 in Clermont, Florida. The 40- to 60-foot sinkhole opened up under the resort building reportedly beginning late the previous night. There were no injuries or deaths reported.

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Tel Aviv, Israel

Bathers in the Mediterranean Sea on the last day of the Eid-al-Fitr holiday, August 11. The three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. One of the most important holidays in the Muslim world, Eid al-Fitr is marked with prayers, family reunions, and other festivities.

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Beit Shemesh, Israel

Israeli border policemen and private security personnel carry an ultra-Orthodox protester during clashes in the town of Beit Shemesh, near Jerusalem on August 14. Ultra-Orthodox protesters clashed with police and other security forces on Wednesday after a group broke into a construction site to prevent work from taking place at the site they believe contains ancient graves.

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Cairo, Eqypt

An injured supporter of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi lies on the ground as Egyptian security forces clear a sit-in camp set up near Cairo University in Cairo's Giza district. Egyptian police in riot gear swept in with armored vehicles and bulldozers to clear the encampments of supporters, showering protesters with tear gas to the sound of gunfire.

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Cairo, Egypt

An Egyptian man walks between lines of bodies wrapped in shrouds at a mosque in Cairo following a crackdown on the protest camps filled with supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi. The day's violence was the country's worst in decades, exceeding even that seen during the 18-day uprising that ousted president Hosni Mubarak.