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From wildfires in California to a suspected chemical attack in Syria, Al Jazeera showcases this week in images.
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A fast-moving wildfire on the edge of Yosemite National Park in the US state of California has grown to just over 125,000 acres (50,585 hectares) as of Saturday. Extreme terrain hampered efforts at containment.



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Same-sex marraige became legal in New Zealand on Monday. Above, Trent Kandler talks to his matron of honour Tracey Moloney while husband-to-be Paul McCarthy and flower girl Amanda Wenham look on at the Museum Hotel in Wellington, New Zealand.



/Utpal Baruah/Reuters

A 22-year-old photojournalist was raped by five men inside an abandoned textile mill in Mumbai, India on August 24, in a case that has drawn comparisons with an attack in December that led to nationwide protests and a revision of rape laws. Above, members of the All Assam Photojournalists Association wear black sashes around their mouths during a protest against the rape.



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Water in far eastern Russia's Amur River has risen to more then seven metres above its normal level. Above, a handout photo released by the press service of the Russian Emergency Ministry shows rescue officers transporting an elderly disabled woman from a flooded block house in the city of Khabarovsk.



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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is sworn in during his inauguration as president, in the capital Harare, on August 22.



/The Associated Press

A Syrian man mourns over a dead body after an alleged poisonous gas attack by regime forces, according to activists, in Damascus. Humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders said some 355 people showing "neurotoxic symptoms" died after the suspected chemical weapons attack. The group says three hospitals it supports had reported receiving about 3,600 patients with such symptoms in less than three hours on that day.



/The Associated Press

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, 85, is escorted by medical and security personnel into an ambulance to be taken by helicopter ambulance from Maadi Military Hospital to the Cairo Police Academy. Mubarak, under house arrest after being released from detention last week, is standing retrial in charges of complicity in the killings of protesters during the 2011 Egyptian uprising.



/The Associated Press

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi hold posters showing victims of a military crackdown on their protest camp during a march in Cairo on August 23. The banner reads, "no for treachery", "no for military coup" and "martyrs of Republican Guard massacre". Egyptian security and military forces deployed around Cairo on Friday, closing off traffic in some major thoroughfares and in the city centre ahead of protests by Morsi supporters.



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A fast-moving wildfire on the edge of Yosemite National Park in the US state of California has grown to just over 125,000 acres (50,585 hectares) as of Saturday. Extreme terrain hampered efforts at containment.

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Same-sex marraige became legal in New Zealand on Monday. Above, Trent Kandler talks to his matron of honour Tracey Moloney while husband-to-be Paul McCarthy and flower girl Amanda Wenham look on at the Museum Hotel in Wellington, New Zealand.

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A 22-year-old photojournalist was raped by five men inside an abandoned textile mill in Mumbai, India on August 24, in a case that has drawn comparisons with an attack in December that led to nationwide protests and a revision of rape laws. Above, members of the All Assam Photojournalists Association wear black sashes around their mouths during a protest against the rape.

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Water in far eastern Russia(***)s Amur River has risen to more then seven metres above its normal level. Above, a handout photo released by the press service of the Russian Emergency Ministry shows rescue officers transporting an elderly disabled woman from a flooded block house in the city of Khabarovsk.

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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is sworn in during his inauguration as president, in the capital Harare, on August 22.

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A Syrian man mourns over a dead body after an alleged poisonous gas attack by regime forces, according to activists, in Damascus. Humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders said some 355 people showing "neurotoxic symptoms" died after the suspected chemical weapons attack. The group says three hospitals it supports had reported receiving about 3,600 patients with such symptoms in less than three hours on that day.

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Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, 85, is escorted by medical and security personnel into an ambulance to be taken by helicopter ambulance from Maadi Military Hospital to the Cairo Police Academy. Mubarak, under house arrest after being released from detention last week, is standing retrial in charges of complicity in the killings of protesters during the 2011 Egyptian uprising.

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Supporters of Egypt\(***)s ousted President Mohamed Morsi hold posters showing victims of a military crackdown on their protest camp during a march in Cairo on August 23. The banner reads, "no for treachery", "no for military coup" and "martyrs of Republican Guard massacre". Egyptian security and military forces deployed around Cairo on Friday, closing off traffic in some major thoroughfares and in the city centre ahead of protests by Morsi supporters.

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Week In Pictures August 25http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week_In_Pictures_August_25en-ussupport@newscred.comUntitled Site10Sun, 25 Aug 2013 12:12:01 GMTFire trucks drive along Highway 120 while fighting the Rim Fire near Buck Meadows, Californiahttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week_In_Pictures_August_25/slideshow/fire-trucks-drive-along-highway-120-while-fighting-the-rim-fire-near-buck-meadows-california/24b24e674e40246853f0cadb7cd4caa2Fire trucks drive along Highway 120 while fighting the Rim Fire near Buck Meadows, California, August 24. A fast-moving wildfire on the edge of Yosemite National Park has forced the closure of two more areas of the park, but an official said on Saturday he was cautiously optimistic that firefighters could halt the advance of flames. The fire, which had grown to just over 125,000 acres (50,585 hectares) as of early Saturday, remained largely unchecked with extreme terrain hampering efforts at containment, which stood at 5 percent.http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week_In_Pictures_August_25/slideshow/fire-trucks-drive-along-highway-120-while-fighting-the-rim-fire-near-buck-meadows-california/24b24e674e40246853f0cadb7cd4caa2Max Whittaker/ReutersFire trucks drive along Highway 120 while fighting the Rim Fire near Buck Meadows, CaliforniaFire trucks drive along Highway 120 while fighting the Rim Fire near Buck Meadows, California, August 24. A fast-moving wildfire on the edge of Yosemite National Park has forced the closure of two more areas of the park, but an official said on Saturday he was cautiously optimistic that firefighters could halt the advance of flames. The fire, which had grown to just over 125,000 acres (50,585 hectares) as of early Saturday, remained largely unchecked with extreme terrain hampering efforts at containment, which stood at 5 percent.First Australian Gay Couple Married In New Zealandhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week_In_Pictures_August_25/slideshow/first-australian-gay-couple-married-in-new-zealand/a062ef645b30042ca81e603ac3a03732First Australian gay couple married in New Zealand. Trent Kandler talks to his matron of honour Tracey Moloney while husband-to-be Paul McCarthy and flower girl Amanda Wenham look on at the Museum Hotel on August 19 in Wellington, New Zealand. The Australian gay couple were flown to Wellington by Tourism New Zealand in a promotion to highlight to Australians that same-sex marriage is legal in New Zealand.http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week_In_Pictures_August_25/slideshow/first-australian-gay-couple-married-in-new-zealand/a062ef645b30042ca81e603ac3a03732Hagen Hopkins/Getty ImagesFirst Australian Gay Couple Married In New ZealandFirst Australian gay couple married in New Zealand. Trent Kandler talks to his matron of honour Tracey Moloney while husband-to-be Paul McCarthy and flower girl Amanda Wenham look on at the Museum Hotel on August 19 in Wellington, New Zealand. The Australian gay couple were flown to Wellington by Tourism New Zealand in a promotion to highlight to Australians that same-sex marriage is legal in New Zealand.Members of All Assam Photojournalists Association wear black sashes around their mouths, during protest against rape of photo journalist in Mumbai, in northeastern city of Guwahatihttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week_In_Pictures_August_25/slideshow/members-of-all-assam-photojournalists-association-wear-black-sashes-around-their-mouths-during-protest-against-rape-of-photo-journalist-in-mumbai-in-northeastern-city-of-guwahati/b28b1e9d632a7870beb6d6f1ec1544c7Members of the All Assam Photojournalists Association wear black sashes around their mouths during a protest against the rape of a photo journalist by five men inside an abandoned textile mill in Mumbai, in the northeastern Indian city of Guwahati August 24. Indian police arrested a second man in connection with the gang-rape of the 22-year-old journalist in Mumbai, an official said on Saturday, in a case that has drawn comparisons with an attack in December that led to nationwide protests and a revision of rape laws.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week_In_Pictures_August_25/slideshow/members-of-all-assam-photojournalists-association-wear-black-sashes-around-their-mouths-during-protest-against-rape-of-photo-journalist-in-mumbai-in-northeastern-city-of-guwahati/b28b1e9d632a7870beb6d6f1ec1544c7Utpal Baruah/ReutersMembers of All Assam Photojournalists Association wear black sashes around their mouths, during protest against rape of photo journalist in Mumbai, in northeastern city of GuwahatiMembers of the All Assam Photojournalists Association wear black sashes around their mouths during a protest against the rape of a photo journalist by five men inside an abandoned textile mill in Mumbai, in the northeastern Indian city of Guwahati August 24. Indian police arrested a second man in connection with the gang-rape of the 22-year-old journalist in Mumbai, an official said on Saturday, in a case that has drawn comparisons with an attack in December that led to nationwide protests and a revision of rape laws.

Flooding in Amur river basinhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week_In_Pictures_August_25/slideshow/flooding-in-amur-river-basin/92bc73dacfeaf60955592b91711e4ba4A handout photo released by the press service of the Russian Emergency Ministry shows rescue officers transporting an elderly disabled woman from a flooded block house in the far east city of Khabarovsk, Russia, 23 August. Water in the Amur river rose more then seven metres above normal level.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week_In_Pictures_August_25/slideshow/flooding-in-amur-river-basin/92bc73dacfeaf60955592b91711e4ba4EPA/EMERGENCY MINISTRY PRESS SERVICEFlooding in Amur river basinA handout photo released by the press service of the Russian Emergency Ministry shows rescue officers transporting an elderly disabled woman from a flooded block house in the far east city of Khabarovsk, Russia, 23 August. Water in the Amur river rose more then seven metres above normal level.

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is sworn in during his inauguration as President, in Hararehttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week_In_Pictures_August_25/slideshow/zimbabwe-president-robert-mugabe-is-sworn-in-during-his-inauguration-as-president-in-harare/ed90044851a1d106f5e54cd715f3f6f2Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is sworn in during his inauguration as President, in Harare August 22.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week_In_Pictures_August_25/slideshow/zimbabwe-president-robert-mugabe-is-sworn-in-during-his-inauguration-as-president-in-harare/ed90044851a1d106f5e54cd715f3f6f2Philimon Bulawayo / Reuters/ReutersZimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is sworn in during his inauguration as President, in HarareZimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is sworn in during his inauguration as President, in Harare August 22.

Long isolated Mashco-Piro Indians appear in Peruhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week_In_Pictures_August_25/slideshow/long-isolated-mashco-piro-indians-appear-in-peru/5e61040597d97fefc0a8aa7b28f54599 This Nov. 2011 file photo, shows members of the Mashco-Piro tribe, photographed at an undisclosed location near the Manu National Park in southeastern Peru. More than 100 Mashco-Piro appeared across a river from the remote community of Monte Salvado in Madre de Dios state, says Klaus Quicque the president of the regional FENAMAD indigenous federation on Monday, Aug. 19.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week_In_Pictures_August_25/slideshow/long-isolated-mashco-piro-indians-appear-in-peru/5e61040597d97fefc0a8aa7b28f54599The Associated PressLong isolated Mashco-Piro Indians appear in Peru This Nov. 2011 file photo, shows members of the Mashco-Piro tribe, photographed at an undisclosed location near the Manu National Park in southeastern Peru. More than 100 Mashco-Piro appeared across a river from the remote community of Monte Salvado in Madre de Dios state, says Klaus Quicque the president of the regional FENAMAD indigenous federation on Monday, Aug. 19.

Aid group: 355 dead after Syria 'chemical' attackhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week_In_Pictures_August_25/slideshow/aid-group-355-dead-after-syria-chemical-attack/21c8878a1652b2f8266d5f2cb80043aeA Syrian man mourns over a dead body after an alleged poisonous gas attack fired by regime forces, according to activists, in Douma town, Damascus, Syria. Humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders said on Saturday, Aug. 24, some 355 people showing "neurotoxic symptoms" died after a suspected chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburbs earlier this week. The group says three hospitals it supports had reported receiving about 3,600 patients with such symptoms in less than three hours on that day.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week_In_Pictures_August_25/slideshow/aid-group-355-dead-after-syria-chemical-attack/21c8878a1652b2f8266d5f2cb80043aeThe Associated PressAid group: 355 dead after Syria 'chemical' attackA Syrian man mourns over a dead body after an alleged poisonous gas attack fired by regime forces, according to activists, in Douma town, Damascus, Syria. Humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders said on Saturday, Aug. 24, some 355 people showing "neurotoxic symptoms" died after a suspected chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburbs earlier this week. The group says three hospitals it supports had reported receiving about 3,600 patients with such symptoms in less than three hours on that day.

Egypt courts hear cases against Mubarak, Islamistshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week_In_Pictures_August_25/slideshow/egypt-courts-hear-cases-against-mubarak-islamists/e54dcf652699f08b4c8f624dbc7200e4 Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, 85, is escorted by medical and security personnel into an ambulance to be taken by helicopter ambulance from Maadi Military Hospital to the Cairo Police Academy--turned--court, Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Aug. 25. Mubarak, under house arrest after being released from detention last week, is standing retrial in charges of complicity in the killings of protesters during 2011 Egyptian uprising.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week_In_Pictures_August_25/slideshow/egypt-courts-hear-cases-against-mubarak-islamists/e54dcf652699f08b4c8f624dbc7200e4The Associated PressEgypt courts hear cases against Mubarak, Islamists Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, 85, is escorted by medical and security personnel into an ambulance to be taken by helicopter ambulance from Maadi Military Hospital to the Cairo Police Academy--turned--court, Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Aug. 25. Mubarak, under house arrest after being released from detention last week, is standing retrial in charges of complicity in the killings of protesters during 2011 Egyptian uprising.

Egypt's interim premier says security a priorityhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week_In_Pictures_August_25/slideshow/egypts-interim-premier-says-security-a-priority/9ed08ebc4316aa870e84420953920e84Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi hold posters showing victims of a military crackdown on their protest camp during a march in Cairo, Friday, August 23. The banner reads, "no for treachery", "no for military coup" and "martyrs of Republican Guard massacre". Egyptian security and military forces deployed Friday around Cairo, closing off traffic in some major thoroughfares and in the city center ahead of protests by supporters of Morsi.http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week_In_Pictures_August_25/slideshow/egypts-interim-premier-says-security-a-priority/9ed08ebc4316aa870e84420953920e84The Associated PressEgypt's interim premier says security a prioritySupporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi hold posters showing victims of a military crackdown on their protest camp during a march in Cairo, Friday, August 23. The banner reads, "no for treachery", "no for military coup" and "martyrs of Republican Guard massacre". Egyptian security and military forces deployed Friday around Cairo, closing off traffic in some major thoroughfares and in the city center ahead of protests by supporters of Morsi.US Postal Service unveils a limited-edition stamp commemorating the 1963 march on Washington for civil rightshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week_In_Pictures_August_25/slideshow/us-postal-service-unveils-a-limited-edition-stamp-commemorating-the-1963-march-on-washington-for-civil-rights/98023216a3e32bc2b2f56e276c1d1821The US Postal Service unveils a limited-edition stamp commemorating the 1963 march on Washington for civil rights, at the Newseum in Washington DC, 23 August. The 50th anniversary of the 28 August 1963 March on Washington led by the late Dr. Marin Luther King Jr., approaches next week.http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Week_In_Pictures_August_25/slideshow/us-postal-service-unveils-a-limited-edition-stamp-commemorating-the-1963-march-on-washington-for-civil-rights/98023216a3e32bc2b2f56e276c1d1821EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDSUS Postal Service unveils a limited-edition stamp commemorating the 1963 march on Washington for civil rightsThe US Postal Service unveils a limited-edition stamp commemorating the 1963 march on Washington for civil rights, at the Newseum in Washington DC, 23 August. The 50th anniversary of the 28 August 1963 March on Washington led by the late Dr. Marin Luther King Jr., approaches next week.


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