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UNITED KINGDOM, London : Performers from the Cirque du Soleil pose for photographers during a press call to promote their forthcoming show ‘Kooza’, outside the Royal Albert Hall in central London on September 2, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Leon Neal

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UNITED KINGDOM, London : Performers from the Cirque du Soleil pose for photographers during a press call to promote their forthcoming show ‘Kooza’, outside the Royal Albert Hall in central London on September 2, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Leon Neal

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ITALY, Portofino : A young boy dives in a creek near the Italian city of Portofino on September 8, 2014. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN

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ITALY, Portofino : A young boy dives in a creek near the Italian city of Portofino on September 8, 2014. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN

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SPAIN, BAZA : People splashed with various coloured paints stand in foam during the traditional festivities of the Cascamorras, in Guadix, near Granada, on September 9, 2014. Every year on September 6 a villager from Guadix dresses as an oddball character called ‘Cascamorras’ and travels the three kilometres to the village of Baza, flanked by a team of representatives, to stage an attempt to recapture the statue of the Virgen de la Piedad before returning to Guadix after three days to be punished by the locals for his failure. AFP PHOTO / JORGE GUERRERO

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SPAIN, BAZA : People splashed with various coloured paints stand in foam during the traditional festivities of the Cascamorras, in Guadix, near Granada, on September 9, 2014. Every year on September 6 a villager from Guadix dresses as an oddball character called ‘Cascamorras’ and travels the three kilometres to the village of Baza, flanked by a team of representatives, to stage an attempt to recapture the statue of the Virgen de la Piedad before returning to Guadix after three days to be punished by the locals for his failure. AFP PHOTO / JORGE GUERRERO

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FRANCE, LA ROCHELLE : The life-size replica of the Hermione, the French navy frigate that shipped General Lafayette to America to rally rebels fighting British troops in the US war of independence, is anchored off the island of Aix on September 11, 2014 before returning to the western French port of La Rochelle after carrying out sea trials. The 65-metre (210 feet) ship, which took 17 years to build, is due to set sail for the United States in April 2015, following the route from the southwestern French port of Rochefort to Boston made by French General Gilbert du Motier — the Marquis de Lafayette — in 1780 to bolster American revolutionaries in their fight against British troops. AFP PHOTO / XAVIER LEOTY

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FRANCE, LA ROCHELLE : The life-size replica of the Hermione, the French navy frigate that shipped General Lafayette to America to rally rebels fighting British troops in the US war of independence, is anchored off the island of Aix on September 11, 2014 before returning to the western French port of La Rochelle after carrying out sea trials. The 65-metre (210 feet) ship, which took 17 years to build, is due to set sail for the United States in April 2015, following the route from the southwestern French port of Rochefort to Boston made by French General Gilbert du Motier — the Marquis de Lafayette — in 1780 to bolster American revolutionaries in their fight against British troops. AFP PHOTO / XAVIER LEOTY