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A picture released by Xinhua News Agency shows of military aircraft in formation flying over troops on Tiananmen Square during the military parade marking the 70th Anniversary of the victory over Japan.

The phalanx of Mongolia attends a parade in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 3, 2015. China on Thursday held commemoration activities, including a grand military parade, to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory over Japan.

Travellers believed to be migrants walk to board a train leaving for Austria, at Keleti railway station in Budapest, Hungary, on August 31, 2015.

Two policemen escort an alleged jihadist (R) as they go into a call shop during a police operation against a jihadist network in the village of San Martin de la Vega, in Madrid, Spain, 25 August 2015.

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers his speech while opening Moscow International Air Show 2015 in the city of Zhukovsky outside Moscow, Russia, 25 August 2015.

A visitor (2-L) sits next to a nun as she waits for evening prayer on the eve of the 105th birth anniversary of Mother Teresa, at Mother House in Calcutta, India, 25 August 2015.

Traders work on the floor of the NYSE at the start of the trading day 25 August . The Dow Jones Industrial average gained around 300 points in early trading after losing over 500 points 24 August as markets reacted to China's financia outlook.

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World Elephant Day Raises Awareness of Preservation

1 of 10 | August 12, 2015, Wednesday // 09:21 EPA/BGNES

Mahouts sit on top of elephants as they wait for tourists at the Ayutthaya Elephant Palace in the ancient historical city of Ayutthaya, north of Bangkok, Thailand, August 11, 2015.

Celebrated since 2012, the World Elephant Day is dedicated to the preservation and protection of elephants worldwide. It is aimed at raising awareness of the plight of African and Asian elephants, and looking into ways for the better care and management of captive and wild elephants.

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