A girl looks at lanterns as she visits the Shanghai International Lantern Festival in Luxun Park in Shanghai, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. According to Chinese tradition, people try to solve puzzles on lanterns, eat Yuanxiao (glutinous rice ball) and enjoy family reunions during the festival. The Lantern Festival is usually celebrated in winter, but in Shanghai, participants prefer to mark the festival at the end of summer to enjoy the warmer weather.
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Mineworkers take part in a march outside the Anglo American mine in South Africa’s North West Province, on Sept. 12. Labour unrest sweeping through South Africa’s mining sector hit top world platinum producer Anglo American Platinum on Wednesday, with stick-waving miners blockading roads leading to shafts and calling for a shut-down of operations.
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Afghan youths pose as they ride a donkey on the outskirts of Herat on September 7, 2012.
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A young boy watched soldiers from the Afghanistan National Army and U.S. Army as they patrolled in the village of Nevay-deh, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Sept. 5.
A Syrian child who fled her home in Aleppo with her family due to fighting between the rebels and the Syrian army, sleeps on the ground of a school where she and her family took refuge, in Suran, Syria, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012.
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