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Maori warriors perform a traditional haka dance in ceremonies welcoming the Japanese rugby team to New Zealand for the 2011 Rugby World Cup starting next week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: William West / AFP/Getty Images

Polish military veteran Josef Ladrowski, 90, salutes as a wreath is laid at the Polish war monument in Berlin in ceremonies commemorating Germany's attack on Poland in 1939. The attack on Sept. 1 marked the start of World War II.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Markus Schreiber / Associated Press

A rebel fighter prepares to search a vehicle at a traffic checkpoint as the hunt for Moammar Kadafi continued.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francois Mori / Associated Press

Riot police use shields to protect themselves in a clash with pro-Kurdish demonstrators during an International Peace Day rally that was marred by violence on the Asian side of Istanbul.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Osman Orsal / Reuters

Elementary schoolchildren wearing fireproof hoods gather in their playground as part of a nationwide earthquake preparedness drill. It was the nation's first such drill since the March 11 disasters that left 20,000 dead or missing and triggered a nuclear crisis.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yoshikazu Tsuno / AFP

A participant in La Recuerda (The Remembrance) festival throws a fireball in the main street of Nejapa, north of San Salvador. The festival dates from 1922 and recalls the 1658 eruption of a volcano that destroyed the town.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jose Cabezas / AFP/Getty Images

Spectators flee as waves created by a tidal bore crash over a barrier on the Qiantang River east China's Zhejiang province. About 20 people were injured when they were caught too close to the river while viewing the annual tidal bore, which occurs when sea water from an unusually high tide funnels into the river, creating high waves.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AP / Associated Press

Amber Houghton, 8, tries out the new glass floor at the top of the Blackpool Tower, a British seaside icon newly reopened after an extensive refurbishment.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

Workmen put the finishing touches on a giant art installation on Blackpool Promenade, viewed from the observation deck of the refurbished Blackpool Tower.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

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