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Daily life: August 2014

A look at a selection of images depicting daily life around the world in the month of August. –Leanne Burden Seidel (23 photos total)
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1. Nepalese women and young boy splash water on each other as they wash in a small waterfall in Naryanthan village on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal, August 17. (NARENDRA SHRESTHA/EPA)

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2. Bikers and spectators gathered to watch the Qiantang tidal bore run on Aug. 13 as a wave crashes inland on the banks of the Qiantang River in Hangzhou in east China’s Zhejiang province. Known as one of the world’s largest tidal bore, the tide rushing into the river mouth causes meters high waves that attracts throngs of tourists each year. Associated Press

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3. Ron Mcgee, bottom, and Shawn Williams sunbathe on a float in a shallow tidal pool, Aug. 23, on the South Beach of Tybee Island, Ga. National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory in south Georgia. (Stephen B. Morton/Associated Press)

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4. Indonesian young boys play video games at its rental house where people can rent video game consoles with U.S. 3 cents per-hour, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Aug. 25. (Tatan Syuflana/Associated Press)

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Deadly landslides hit Japan

Dozens of people, including children, were killed in Japan when destructive landslides hit Hiroshima. Triggered by torrential rains, the landslide buried people alive as they slept in their homes. The search for survivors in the mud-ravaged hillside continues as over 50 people are feared missing. –Leanne Burden Seidel (26 photos total)
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1. This aerial view shows the damage caused by a landslide after heavy rains hit the city of Hiroshima, western Japan, on August 20. At least 39 people were killed and another many were still missing after a huge landslide engulfed homes in western Japan. (JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

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2. Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers and police officers carry the body of a victim in a plastic bag at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 20.

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3. Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers search for survivors at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 20. (Toru Hanai/Reuters)

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4. Rescue workers search for survivors in an area devastated by a massive landslide which swept through residential areas in Hiroshima, western Japan, Aug. 20. (Kyodo News/Associated Press)

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