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Visitors run away from waves from a tidal bore as it surges past a barrier on the banks of Qiantang River, in Hangzhou Zhejiang province, August 25

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Two women lynched, set on fire in Congo as ethnic tensions flare

Two Hutu women were dragged out of a minibus, lynched and their bodies set on…

Augustus was the founder of the Roman Empire and its first Emperor, ruling from 27 BC until his death in 14 AD. Born: 63 BC, Rome Died: August 19, 14 AD, Nola. Wikipedia

Pierre de Montaigu (11??-1232) Master of the Order from 1218 to 1232. Master of the province of Aragon since 1211, Pierre de Montaigu participated beside Guillaume de Chartres at the siege of Damiette. At the death of de Chartres in August 1218, Pierre de Montaigu was immediately elected Master by the Knights gathered for a General Chapter Montaigu died in January 1232.

The head of an 8,000-year-old statue, believed to belong to a fertility goddess, has been found in western Turkey. Associate Professor Zafer Derin said they had found very important pieces during this year’s excavations, adding that the four-centimeter head of the statue had a special meaning as it was the first of its kind discovered in Turkey. AA photo, August 2013

Photo taken on August 20, 2013 shows Long-horn Miao Nationality girls with huge horn-shaped headdresses at a museum of Suojia Villlage, southwest China's Guizhou province. Suojia Villlage is home to the Long-horn Miao, one of the small branches of Miao nationality.

Photo taken on August 20, 2013 shows Long-horn Miao Nationality girls with huge horn-shaped headdresses at a museum of Suojia Villlage, southwest China's Guizhou province. Suojia Villlage is home to the Long-horn Miao, one of the small branches of Miao nationality.

Photo taken on August 20, 2013 shows Long-horn Miao Nationality girls with huge horn-shaped headdresses at a museum of Suojia Villlage, southwest China's Guizhou province. Suojia Villlage is home to the Long-horn Miao, one of the small branches of Miao nationality.

Photo taken on August 20, 2013 shows Long-horn Miao Nationality girls with huge horn-shaped headdresses at a museum of Suojia Villlage, southwest China's Guizhou province. Suojia Villlage is home to the Long-horn Miao, one of the small branches of Miao nationality.

Photo taken on August 20, 2013 shows Long-horn Miao Nationality girls with huge horn-shaped headdresses at a museum of Suojia Villlage, southwest China's Guizhou province. Suojia Villlage is home to the Long-horn Miao, one of the small branches of Miao nationality.