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Week in Photos: August 23, 2014

From an Ebola quarantine in Liberia’s capital to charging police in Ferguson, Missouri, and baby giant panda triplets in China, see the week’s most striking photos.

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Hiroshima, Japan

August 21, 2014
A police officer searches for survivors at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward. At least 36 people, including several children, were killed in Japan when landslides triggered by torrential rain slammed into the outskirts of the western city, and the toll could rise further, police said.

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Monrovia, Liberia

August 20, 2014
A Liberian Army soldier, part of the Ebola Task Force, beats a local resident while enforcing a quarantine on the West Point slum. The government ordered the quarantine of the congested seaside slum of 75,000 in an effort to stop the spread of the virus in the capital city. Liberian soldiers were also sent in to the seaside favela to extract West Point Commissioner Miata Flowers and her family members after residents blamed the government for setting up a holding center for suspected Ebola patients in their community. A mob overran and closed the facility on August 16. The military also began enforcing a quarrantine on West Point, a congested slum of 75,000, fearing a spread of the epidemic. The Ebola virus has killed more than 1,200 people in four African nations, more in Liberia than any other country. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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Monrovia, Liberia

August 21, 2014
A man lies under a car after being put there in detention by the Liberian army on the second day of the government’s Ebola quarantine on their neighborhood of West Point. An army officer said the man was showing symptoms of Ebola and was caught trying to escape from West Point. The government delivered bags of rice, beans, and cooking oil to residents, who are forbidden from leaving the seaside slum due to the Ebola outbreak in their community. More than 1,200 people have died due to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

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Israel-Gaza Border

August 22, 2014
A picture taken from the southern Israeli border with the Gaza Strip shows the trail of a missile launched by Israel’s Iron Dome defense system as it intercepts and destroys a rocket launched from Gaza into Israel. Israeli airstrikes killed four Palestinians in Gaza as European governments sought U.N. action to end more than six weeks of bloodshed.

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Golaghat, India

August 20, 2014
A demonstrator kicks a vehicle that was set on fire during a protest in the northeastern Indian state of Assam. Thousands of protesters in the far-flung Indian state of Assam defied a curfew and attacked police in a fifth day of unrest over a territorial dispute with a neighboring state. Assam and the tiny state of Nagaland in northeastern India have been claiming tracts of land along the state limits since the creation of Nagaland more than four decades ago.

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Oroville, California

August 19, 2014
A section of Lake Oroville is seen nearly dry. As the severe drought in California continues for a third straight year, water levels in the state’s lakes and reservoirs are reaching historic lows. Lake Oroville is currently at 32 percent of its total 3,537,577 acre feet.

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Ferguson, Missouri

August 20, 2014
Security forces charge demonstrators after being hit by water bottles during a protest against the shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown. Police in riot gear ordered dozens of lingering demonstrators to disperse late Tuesday and charged into the crowd to make arrests as relative calm dissolved amid protests over the police shooting death of Brown in the St. Louis suburb.

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Ferguson, Missouri

August 19, 2014
Resident John West (L) hands a rose to a police officer, showing his appreciation with help in cleanup efforts. Dangerous protests continued overnight as police fired tear gas and rubber bullets as shots were reportedly fired by people in the crowd and crowds failed to disperse.

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Teahupo’o, French Polynesia

August 19, 2014
Bede Durbidge competes in the Billabong Pro surfing tournament.

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Nanjing, China

August 19, 2014
Chun Yin Ryan Choi of Hong Kong (L) and Andrzej Rzadkowski of Poland compete in the Women’s Sabre Individual Final on Day 3 of the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games at the Nanjing International Expo Center.

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Guangzhou, China

August 17, 2014
Newborn giant panda triplets born to giant panda Juxiao (not pictured) are seen inside an incubator at the Chimelong Safari Park. According to local media, this is the fourth set of giant panda triplets born with the help of artificial insemination procedures in China, and the longest to survive so far. The birth is seen as a miracle due to the low reproduction rate of giant pandas.