IN PICS: News of the world, Aug 20

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Tanks fire rounds during a live fire exercise by Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) at the foot of Mount Fuji in Gotenba, Shizuoka, Japan. Around 2,000 JGSDF personnel, 60 tanks and 20 aircrafts take part in this exercise and demonstrate their military capability in front of thousands of spectators. (Getty Images)
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Palestinian fighters of the Hamas-affiliated Popular Resistance Committees participate in a military graduation ceremony on August at Beit Lahia, southern Gaza Strip. Sixty fighters graduated in the ceremony after they showed their military skills, blew up explosions, demonstrated how to ambush for their enemies and replayed how the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was captured more than two years ago. (Getty Images)
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Miners walk away after emerging from a 450-foot-long tunnel-boring machine that broke through from under the San Bernardino Mountains after drilling a four-mile-long, 19-foot-diameter tunnel that will help improve the importation of water from Northern California for nearly 19 million Southern Californians near San Bernardino, California. The Inland Feeder will be completed in 2010 and provide the flexibility to deliver water from Northern California during rainy winter months. (Getty Images)
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Rescue workers work at the crash site of a Spanair passenger jet at Barajas airport in Madrid, Spain. It has been estimated that over a hundred people were killed after the plane, bound for Gran Canaria, swerved off the runway. (Getty Images)
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An ABC TV framegrab shows a lost baby humpback whale trying to suckle from an Australian yacht in the belief it was its mother at Pittwater near Sydney on Aug. 19. Wildlife experts used the yacht to lure the calf out into the open sea hoping it would link up with other whales passing by on their annual breeding migration. (Getty Images)
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Members of Santa Cruz' s Juvenile Union throw stones while anti-riot policemen (out of frame) throw tear gas to stop clashes against supporters of President Evo Morales in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Five oppositionist departments from east and south Bolivia - Santa Cruz,Tarija, Beni, Chuquisaca and Pando - are carrying out a 24-hour civic strike called by their respective governors demanding the government for the restitution of public funds from oil taxes. (Getty Images)
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Sri Lanka Police Special Task Force (STF) commandos perform an unarmed combat demonstration during a passing out parade in Katukurunda, some 43kms south of Colombo. The STF is an elite unit deployed for counter terrorist operations in a country where security forces are locked in comabt with separatist Tamil Tiger rebels. (Getty Images)
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Sri Lankan firedancers perform outside the Temple of the Tooth Buddhist shrine in Sri Lanka's central hill resort of Kandy at the culmination of an annual pageant. The festival which involves the parading of Buddha relics is seen as a symbol of religious harmony and ethnic unity among the majority Sinhalese and the minority Tamils in a country that is otherwise torn aprt by ethnic violence. Sri Lanka's Sinhalese majority are mainly followers of Buddhism while the Tamils are mainly Hindus. (Getty Images)