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Pictures of the Week: August 12, 2013

It may seem strange that we feature pictures of the week from months before, but great pictures are always great. The news stories that they illustrate, like the story lines in The Archers, just keep repeating themselves. The people, countries, wars, floods, festivals just keep rolling on exchange one natural disaster or war for another and sadly the stories are the same, awful, desperate. It is the images that stay with us and fortunately organisations like the Denver Post show us the very best pictures that inform and scandalise us for not doing more.

The Denver Post  puts together a collection of images, chosen from thousands, of the strongest  from around the world.

An Indian youth dangles from a power line before diving into the floodwaters of an overflowing Ganges river in Allahabad on August 6, 2013. The monsoon, which covers the subcontinent from June to September and usually brings flooding, accounts for about 80 percent of India’s annual rainfall.

A supporter of ’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi chants slogans during a protest outside Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, where protesters have installed a camp and hold daily rallies at Nasr City in Cairo, .

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An Indian youth dangles from a power line before diving into the floodwaters of an overflowing Ganges river in Allahabad on August 6, 2013. The monsoon, which covers the subcontinent from June to September and usually brings flooding, accounts for about 80 percent of India’s annual rainfall. AFP PHOTO/ SANJAY KANOJIA

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Hundreds of Indonesians wait to receive “zakat”, or alms, given to poor people during Ramadan at a tabacco factory of Gudang Garam, Indonesia’s biggest clove cigarette manufacturer, in Kediri in East Java province on August 6, 2013. Each person received 10,000 (1 USD) or up to 20,000 rupiah (2 USD) cash from company in a tradition of giving charity to the poor during Islam’s holy month of Ramadan. AFP PHOTO / M. ANDIKAM

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In this photograph taken on August 7, 2013, an Indonesian man with his son pray after offering flowers on the dried volcanic mud for family members who died during a volcano eruption in Sidoarjo in eastern Java island, as Indonesians mark Eid al-Fitr with pilgrimages to cemeteries to remember their dead. The May 2006 disaster killed 12 people, displaced nearly 50,000 and buried 13 villages. AFP PHOTO / M.ANDIKAM

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A Bangladeshi passenger (R) climbs on top of a train as other passengers (R) look on from a compartment window as they rush home to their respective villages to be with their families ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr, in Dhaka on August 8, 2013. The Eid al-Fitr, the biggest festive Muslim event, marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. AFP PHOTO/Munir uz ZAMAN

See all of the images from the first week of August on The Denver Post here

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