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A mother takes a photograph of her son in front of the Washington Monument, which is closed indefinitely after Tuesday's magnitude 5.8 earthquake in Virginia left cracks near the top of the 555-foot obelisk.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

Street entertainers perform on the Royal Mile to promote their shows during in the 65th Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J. Mitchell / Getty Images

A street entertainer is sandwiched by nails, with an assistant providing extra weight, during a street performance promoting the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J. Mitchell / Getty Images

A visitor takes pictures of "Blue Sheep," sculptures made up of saturated polyester resin, in front of the local parliament building. Artists Rainer Bonk and German Berta-Maria Reetz set up the sculptures for one day during a tour of the country. According to the artists, it aims to draw attention to the environment.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carsten Rehder / European Pressphoto Agency

Railway employees inspect the nose of a high-speed train after it struck a tractor that was blocking the tracks. The tractor driver was able to jump to safety. No passengers were injured.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Thomas Rensinghoff / European Pressphoto Agency

A boy plays in the mud near the Ravi River after a summer downpour.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohsin Raza / Reuters

Demonstrators block a main street with barricades during a 48-hour national strike, in which students, workers and citizens demand reforms in the public education system and better salaries and healthcare.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ivan Alvarado / Reuters

Some officers flee as opposition supporters break through a police cordon during a contentious rally on independence day in Ukraine. Thousands of opposition supporters marched to the presidential administration building to protest the trial of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Greg Garanich / Reuters

A lion yawns in its enclosure at the Zoom Zoo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrik Stollarz / AFP / Getty Images

Rebel fighters celebrate after overrunning Moammar Kadafi's compound as the conflict in Libya appeared to be nearing an end.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francois Mori / Associated Press

Police divers search for bodies after a school bus plunged off a bridge. Sixteen people died, including 15 children, and 42 were injured, authorities said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Liza Wigley / Associated Press

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Pictures in the News | August 24, 2011

Wednesday’s Pictures in the News begins in Washington, where the Washington Monument will remain closed indefinitely after Tuesday’s magnitude 5.8 earthquake in Virginia left cracks near the top of the 555-foot obelisk.

They’re getting nutty in Scotland with the 65th Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Street entertainers perform on the Royal Mile to promote their shows including the fan-favorite bed of nails stunt.

In Germany, a high-speed train collided with a tractor in Lippstadt-Deddinghausen and  “blue sheep” dot the landscape in front of the Landeshaus in Kiel.

Elsewhere, rebel fighters celebrate after overrunning Moammar Kadafi’s compound in Tripoli; police run as opposition supporters break through a barrier during a rally on the 20th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence in Kiev; and demonstrators block a main street during a 48-hour strike in Santiago, Chile.

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