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<p>AUGUST 2016 Pictures of the month Aug.16 Aug. 23</p> <p>AUGUST 2016Pictures of the monthAug.16 Aug. 23vinhbinh2010</p> <p>AUGUST 2016Pictures of the month</p> <p>September 29, 20161</p> <p>Aug. 16 Aug. 23Sources : reuters, apimages , nbcnewshttp://www.slideshare.net/vinhbinh2010</p> <p>1</p> <p>In this image from video provided by the Russian Defense Ministry, a Russian long range bomber Tu-22M3, right, flies during an airstrike above an undisclosed location in Syria on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. (Russian Defense Ministry via AP)Aug. 14 ,2016</p> <p>September 29, 20162</p> <p>THE ROAD TO MOSULPhotographerAzad LashkariLocationMOSUL, IraqReuters / Sunday, August 14, 2016Military vehicles of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces are seen on the southeast of Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Azad LashkariAug. 14 ,2016September 29, 20163</p> <p>PhotographerStringer .LocationMOSUL, IraqReuters / Saturday, August 13, 2016A displaced man from south of Mosul gives the coordinates of Islamic State militants to Iraqi army, south of Mosul. REUTERS/StringerAug. 13 ,2016September 29, 20164</p> <p>PhotographerAzad LashkariLocationMOSUL, IraqReuters / Sunday, August 14, 2016Displaced people approach the Kurdish Peshmerga forces on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad LashkariAug. 14 ,2016September 29, 20165</p> <p>PhotographerAzad LashkariLocationMOSUL, IraqReuters / Sunday, August 14, 2016Smoke rises from clashes with Islamic State militants on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad LashkariAug. 14 ,2016September 29, 20166</p> <p>PhotographerAzad LashkariLocationMOSUL, IraqReuters / Sunday, August 14, 2016Kurdish Peshmerga forces ride on military vehicles on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad LashkariAug. 14 ,2016September 29, 20167</p> <p>PhotographerAzad LashkariLocationMOSUL, IraqReuters / Sunday, August 14, 2016A member of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces checks his weapon in a military vehicle on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad LashkariAug. 14 ,2016September 29, 20168</p> <p>PhotographerAzad LashkariLocationMOSUL, IraqReuters / Sunday, August 14, 2016A member of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces takes his position in a military vehicle on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad LashkariAug. 14 ,2016September 29, 20169</p> <p>PhotographerAzad LashkariLocationMOSUL, IraqReuters / Sunday, August 14, 2016Kurdish Peshmerga forces fire a rocket toward Islamic State militants on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad LashkariAug. 14 ,2016September 29, 201610</p> <p>PhotographerAzad LashkariLocationMOSUL, IraqReuters / Sunday, August 14, 2016Kurdish Peshmerga forces gesture on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad LashkariAug. 14 ,2016September 29, 201611</p> <p>PhotographerAzad LashkariLocationMOSUL, IraqReuters / Sunday, August 14, 2016Kurdish Peshmerga forces gather on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad LashkariAug. 14 ,2016September 29, 201612</p> <p>PhotographerAzad LashkariLocationMOSUL, IraqReuters / Sunday, August 14, 2016Kurdish Peshmerga forces ride on military vehicles on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad LashkariAug. 14 ,2016September 29, 201613</p> <p>PhotographerAzad LashkariLocationMOSUL, IraqReuters / Sunday, August 14, 2016Kurdish Peshmerga forces ride in military vehicles on the southeast of Mosul. REUTERS/Azad LashkariAug. 14 ,2016September 29, 201614</p> <p>September 29, 201615Aug. 15 , 2016</p> <p>PhotographerAlexandre MeneghiniLocationHAVANA, CUBAReuters / Monday, August 15, 2016People wait for the arrival of American pop star Madonna in front of a hotel in Havana, Cuba, August 15, 2016. REUTERS/Alexandre MeneghiniAug. 15 ,2016</p> <p>September 29, 201616</p> <p>PhotographerStephen LamLocationLOWER LAKE, UNITED STATESReuters / Monday, August 15, 2016Firefighters spray water into a damaged building while battling the Clayton Fire at Lower Lake in California, U.S. August 14, 2016. REUTERS/Stephen LamAug. 15 ,2016</p> <p>September 29, 201617</p> <p>A handout picture provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows a flooded area of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Aug. 15. The confirmed statewide death toll rose to eleven, a levee was over-topped in one parish and more than three-quarters of the homes were lost in another parish, authorities said Tuesday. More than 30,000 people had been plucked from the water across the state.MELISSA LEAKE/US COAST GUARD/HAN / EPAAug. 15 ,2016</p> <p>September 29, 201618</p> <p>PhotographerAaron BernsteinLocationMILWAUKEE, UNITED STATESReuters / Monday, August 15, 2016Police in riot gear assemble in an alley after disturbances following the police shooting of a man in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. August 15, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. BernsteinAug. 15 ,2016</p> <p>September 29, 201619</p> <p>Indian paramilitary soldiers take positions near the site of a gun-battle in the Nowhatta neighborhood of Srinagar, in Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. Suspected separatist rebels and government troops were engaged in two gun battles in Indian-controlled Kashmir despite a complete security lockdown in the disputed region Monday as India celebrated its independence from British rule. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)Aug. 15 ,2016</p> <p>September 29, 201620</p> <p>PhotographerAlessandro BianchiLocationRIO DE JANEIRO, BrazilReuters / Monday, August 15, 2016Wilhem Belocian of France reacts after being disqualified for a false start in the men's 110m hurdles. REUTERS/Alessandro BianchiAug. 15 ,2016</p> <p>September 29, 201621</p> <p>PhotographerIsmail ZetouniLocationSIRTE, LibyaReuters / Monday, August 15, 2016Fighters of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government hold their weapons as they patrol during a battle with Islamic State fighters in Sirte, Libya August 15, 2016. REUTERS/Ismail ZitounyAug. 15 ,2016</p> <p>September 29, 201622SIRTE, Libya</p> <p>PhotographerIsmail ZetouniLocationSIRTE, LibyaReuters / Monday, August 15, 2016A fighter of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government holds his weapon as he patrols during a battle with Islamic State fighters in Sirte, Libya August 15, 2016. REUTERS/Ismail ZitounyAug. 15 ,2016</p> <p>September 29, 201623</p> <p>PhotographerIsmail ZetouniLocationSIRTE, LibyaReuters / Monday, August 15, 2016Fighters of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government rest during a battle with Islamic State fighters in Sirte, Libya August 15, 2016. REUTERS/Ismail ZitounyAug. 15 ,2016</p> <p>September 29, 201624</p> <p>PhotographerIsmail ZetouniLocationSIRTE, LibyaReuters / Monday, August 15, 2016Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government fire an artillery cannon at Islamic State fighters' positions in Sirte, Libya August 15, 2016. REUTERS/Ismail ZitounyAug. 15 ,2016</p> <p>September 29, 201625</p> <p>PhotographerIsmail ZetouniLocationSIRTE, LibyaReuters / Monday, August 15, 2016A fighter of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government looks through a pair of binoculars during a battle with Islamic State fighters in Sirte, Libya August 15, 2016. REUTERS/Ismail ZitounyAug. 15 ,2016</p> <p>September 29, 201626</p> <p>PhotographerIsmail ZetouniLocationSIRTE, LibyaReuters / Monday, August 15, 2016Fighters of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government hold their weapons as they patrol during a battle with Islamic State fighters in Sirte, Libya August 15, 2016. REUTERS/Ismail ZitounyAug. 15 ,2016</p> <p>September 29, 201627</p> <p>September 29, 201628Aug. 16 , 2016</p> <p>PhotographerPeter CziborraLocationRIO DE JANEIRO, BrazilReuters / Tuesday, August 16, 2016Vladimir Nikitin of Russia celebrates after winning his bout. REUTERS/Peter CziborraAug. 16 ,2016September 29, 201629Rio2016 DAY 11</p> <p>PhotographerDamir SagoljLocationRio, BrazilReuters / Tuesday, August 16, 2016Silver medalist Isaquias Queiroz Dos Santos of Brazil kneels on dock as he celebrates after the 1000m men's canoe sprint. REUTERS/Damir SagoljAug. 16 ,2016September 29, 201630</p> <p>PhotographerKevin LamarqueLocationRIO DE JANEIRO, BrazilReuters / Tuesday, August 16, 2016Swimmers enter the water before the start of the men's 10km marathon swim. REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueAug. 16 ,2016September 29, 201631</p> <p>PhotographerToby MelvilleLocationRIO DE JANEIRO, BrazilReuters / Tuesday, August 16, 2016Competitors get refreshments during the 10km marathon swim. REUTERS/Toby MelvilleAug. 16 ,2016September 29, 201632</p> <p>PhotographerMarcelo del PozoLocationRIO DE JANEIRO, BrazilReuters / Tuesday, August 16, 2016V Shem Goh and Wee Kiong Tan of Malaysia hug as they celebrate winning their match against Chai Biao and Hong Wei of China during badminton men's doubles. REUTERS/Marcelo del PozoAug. 16 ,2016September 29, 201633</p> <p>PhotographerDavid GrayLocationRio, BrazilReuters / Tuesday, August 16, 2016Miyuki Uehara of Japan leads during the women's 5000m. REUTERS/David GrayAug. 16 ,2016September 29, 201634</p> <p>PhotographerPhil NobleLocationRio, BrazilReuters / Tuesday, August 16, 2016Abbey D'Agostino of USA sustains an injury next to Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand . REUTERS/Phil NobleAug. 16 ,2016September 29, 201635</p> <p>PhotographerDavid GrayLocationRio, BrazilReuters / Tuesday, August 16, 2016Abbey D'Agostino of USA is helped by Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand after finishing the race. REUTERS/David GrayAug. 16 ,2016September 29, 201636</p> <p>Will Claye of the United States reacts after winning the silver medal in the men's triple jump final.Shaun Botterill / Getty Images-16Aug. 16 ,2016September 29, 201637</p> <p>Athletes compete during the women's 100m hurdles heats of the athletics, track and field events.PETER KLAUNZER / EPA-16Aug. 16 ,2016September 29, 201638</p> <p>New Zealand's Eliza McCartney competes in a qualifying round of the pole vault.Morry Gash / AP-16Aug. 16 ,2016September 29, 201639</p> <p>China's Wang Yan performs on the floor during the artistic gymnastics women's apparatus final.Rebecca Blackwell / AP-16Aug. 16 ,2016September 29, 201640</p> <p>Team Serbia celebrates victory over Australia in the women's basketball quarterfinal.</p> <p>JIM YOUNG / Reuters-16Aug. 16 ,2016September 29, 201641</p> <p>Goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe of Canada heads the ball as goalkeeper Almuth Schult of Germany prepares to make a save during the women's football tournament semifinal.UESLEI MARCELINO / Reuters-16Aug. 16 ,2016September 29, 201642</p> <p>Netherlands' Billy Bakker bows his head in sorrow as players from Belgium celebrate after winning a men's field hockey semifinal match.</p> <p>Dario Lopez-Mills / AP16Aug. 16 ,2016September 29, 201643</p> <p>Second placed 's Annalise Murphy of Ireland and third placed Anne-Marie Rindom of Denmark jump into the water at the end of the laser radial women's event.Gregorio Borgia / AP-16Aug. 16 ,2016September 29, 201644</p> <p>Brazil's Beatriz, left, and Sweden's Elin Rubensson go for a header during a semi-final match of the women's Olympic football tournament between Brazil and Sweden at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro Tuesday Aug. 16, 2016.(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)Aug. 16 ,2016September 29, 201645</p> <p>Thailand's Peamwilai Laopeam, right, bows to judges as Colombia's Ingrit Lorena Valencia Victoria celebrates after winning a women's flyweight 51-kg quarterfinals boxing match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Aug. 16 ,2016September 29, 201646</p> <p>PhotographerMatthew ChildsLocationRIO DE JANEIRO, BrazilReuters / Tuesday, August 16, 2016Azizul Hasni Awang of Malaysia celebrates with his bronze medal in cycling. REUTERS/Matthew ChildsAug. 16 ,2016September 29, 201647</p> <p>PhotographerLucy NicholsonLocationRio de Janeiro, BrazilReuters / Tuesday, August 16, 2016Omar McLeod of Jamaica crosses the finish line to win the gold, ahead of bronze medallist Dimitri Bascou of France in men's 110m hurdles. REUTERS/Lucy NicholsonAug. 16 ,2016September 29, 201648</p> <p>PhotographerPhil NobleLocationRIO DE JANEIRO, BrazilReuters / Tuesday, August 16, 2016Darya Klishina of Russia competes in the women's long jump. REUTERS/Phil NobleAug. 16 ,2016September 29, 201649</p> <p>PhotographerEric GaillardLocationRIO DE JANEIRO, BrazilReuters / Tuesday, August 16, 2016Laura Trott of Britain celebrates winning the gold medal in women's 25km cycling track. REUTERS/Eric GaillardAug. 16 ,2016September 29, 201650</p> <p>PhotographerDylan MartinezLocationRIO DE JANEIRO, BrazilReuters / Tuesday, August 16, 2016A police officer catches a balloon that landed near the long jump pit. REUTERS/Dylan MartinezAug. 16 ,2016September 29, 201651</p> <p>Pedestrians are reflected in an electronic board showing stock prices in Tokyo, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)Aug. 16 ,2016</p> <p>September 29, 201652</p> <p>PhotographerIsmail ZetouniLocationSIRTE, LibyaReuters / Tuesday, August 16, 2016Smoke rises during a battle between Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government and Islamic State fighters in neighborhood Number Two in Sirte, Libya August 16, 2016. REUTERS/Ismail ZitounyAug. 16 ,2016September 29, 201653</p> <p>PhotographerIsmail ZetouniLocationSIRTE, LibyaReuters / Tuesday, August 16, 2016Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government receive ammunitions for their tank during a battle with Islamic State fighters in neighborhood Number Two in Sirte, Libya August 16, 2016. REUTERS/Ismail ZitounyAug. 16 ,2016September 29, 201654</p> <p>PhotographerIsmail ZetouniLocationSIRTE, LibyaReuters / Tuesday, August 16, 2016Fighters ride a pickup truck as smoke rises during a battle with Islamic State fighters in neighborhood Number Two in Sirte, Libya August 16, 2016. REUTERS/Ismail ZitounyAug. 16 ,2016September 29, 201655</p> <p>PhotographerGleb GaranichLocationAVDEYEVKA, UkraineReuters / Tuesday, August 16, 2016Ukrainian pensioner Olha Shazhkova shows one of the Russian channels available on her television at home in the front line town of Avdeyevka, Ukraine, August 10, 2016. For Shazhkova, channel-surfing in the front line town of Avdiyivka is a monotonous business. With the face of Vladimir Putin looming large on her TV screen, she flicks over to the next station with a sigh, only to land on the Russian army's official channel. ...moreAug. 16 ,2016</p> <p>September 29, 201656</p> <p>PhotographerGleb GaranichLocationGRECHISHKINO, UkraineReuters / Tuesday, August 16, 2016People listen to a broadcast of Ukrainian radio on a square in the village of Grechishkino. Much of eastern Ukraine's broadcasting infrastructure is controlled by the rebels or has been destroyed by the fighting. This has left Ukraine, whose own media typically characterizes separatists as 'Russia-sponsored terrorists', outgunned in an information war that has played a central role in the crisis. REUTERS/Gleb GaranichAug. 16 ,2016September 29, 201657</p> <p>PhotographerGleb GaranichLocationAVDEYEVKA, UkraineReuters / Tuesday, August 16, 2016Ukrainian servicemen use a mobile device as they rest at their position on the front line near Avdeyevka. Ukrainian government forces control the ground in Avdiyivka, but pro-Moscow rebels just across the front line of a two-year separatist conflict dominate the airways, along with stations beamed in from Russia to the east. REUTERS/Gleb GaranichAug. 16 ,2016September 29, 201658</p> <p>PhotographerGleb GaranichLocationPOPASNA, UkraineReuters / Tuesday, August 16, 2016TV equipment damaged by shelling is s...</p>