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August 9, 2016

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Contingents march inside the national stadium during National Day celebrations in Singapore. 
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Contingents march inside the national stadium during National Day celebrations in Singapore. 

Activist Irom Sharmila is taken back to a hospital after a court appearance in Imphal, in the north-eastern state of Manipur, India. The 44-year-old activist has been on a hunger strike for nearly 16 years.  She was protesting against alleged brutality by India's military. She ended her fast today.
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Activist Irom Sharmila is taken back to a hospital after a court appearance in Imphal, in the north-eastern state of Manipur, India. The 44-year-old activist has been on a hunger strike for nearly 16 years.  She was protesting against alleged brutality by India's military. She ended her fast today.

Joana Palacios of Argentina competes in the women's 63-kg weightlifting final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Joana Palacios of Argentina competes in the women's 63-kg weightlifting final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A Palestinian protester sits in front of national security force members during a protest in support of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
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A Palestinian protester sits in front of national security force members during a protest in support of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

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