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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.

Firefighters battle flames engulfing a house that was destined as housing for migrants, early 24 August 2015 in Weissach im Tal, Baden-Wuerttemberg state, Germany. No reason for the fire has yet been determined.

A new-born female square-lipped rhinoceros approaches its mother Keren at the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv, Israel, 24 August 2015. The yet unnamed rhino was presented to the public as part of a special breeding program of the Safari.


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World Elephant Day Raises Awareness of Preservation

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

Demand for ivory, deforestation, and mistreatment of captive elephants are among the most common factors; but this young calf doesn't seem relly bothered.

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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