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Photos Of The Week: August 17 - 23

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Every week, we bring you some of the most fascinating photos from around the world.

This week, we've got a raging wildfire in Portugal, a blue moon, and an elephant enjoying its bath immensely.

Check them out below and vote for your favorite:

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A Portuguese firefighter works on a fire in Tondela, near Viseu, Portugal, Thursday night, Aug. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

2.
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Filipino residents step on muddied streets outside their homes as they wait for local celebrities donating goods to flood affected communities living near the banks of the swollen Laguna lake in Laguna province, southern Philippines on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.(AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

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Pelicans are waiting for food with open beaks during feeding in the bird park in Marlow, northern Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/dpa, Bernd Wuestneck)

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This Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 aerial photo shows houses inundated by floodwaters in Xiangyang town of Jiayin county in northeast China's Heilongjiang province. Heavy flooding in the extreme south and northeast has left more than 200 dead or missing in recent days. (AP Photo)

5.
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A full moon sets over Forest Park in Portland, Oregon, Wednesday. Aug. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Mike Zacchino)

6.
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Lightning forks over downtown San Francisco on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

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In this photo released by Kagoshima Local Meteorological Observatory, volcanic smoke billows from Mount Sakurajima in Kagoshima, on the southern Japanese main island of Kyushu Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Kagoshima Local Meteorological Observatory)

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A villager smokes tobacco as he joins other protesters during a rally demanding pensions for elderly poor citizens in New Delhi, India on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

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A Sri Lankan mahout washes his elephants prior to the beginning of an annual Buddhist procession of the temple of tooth in Kandy, Sri Lanka, on, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

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In this Thursday Aug. 22, 2013 photo, spectators flee as waves created by a tidal bore crash over a barrier on the Qiantang river at Haining, in east China's Zhejiang province. (AP Photo)

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