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Conservator Corey Riley and Deputy Director for Art and Curator of American and Modern Art John Coffey examine a newly acquired silver Torah Crown from early 18th-century Venice at the North Carolina Museum of Art. The piece was acquired in December 2016 and is now on view in the Judaic gallery. The NCMA is one of only two art museums in the US with a permanent Judaic collection.
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A cat sits in a carrier with a window as it waits with his owner for a taxi in Shanghai August 8, 2018. International Cat Day, created in 2002, is celebrated on August 8 every year. Johannes EISELE / AFP
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People walk towards the lighthouse on Roker Pier in Sunderland, north east England, on August 7, 2018. PAUL ELLIS / AFP
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Ice bear Tonja takes an ice bath prepared by her keeper in her enclosure at the zoo in Berlin on August 7, 2018 as the heatwave in Europe continues. Paul Zinken / dpa / AFP
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This photo taken on August 6, 2018 shows cat figurines called "maneki-neko" at the Gotokuji temple in Tokyo. Tokyo's Gotokuji temple has long attracted visitors with its thousands of figurines of beckoning white cats, thought to bring good luck. But of late it has brought in another breed: Instagrammers. The international cat day is celebrated on August 8. Martin BUREAU / AFP
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This photo taken on August 5, 2018 shows people cooling off in a swimming pool in Yangzhou, east China's Jiangsu province. AFP
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A Russian music fan gestures as he wears a mask during an open-air rock concert at the festival 'Nashestvie' (Invasion) in the village of Nizhneye Zavidovo, some 150kms from Moscow, Tver region, late August 3, 2018. Maxim ZMEYEV / AFP
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A diver poses for a photograph next to an immersed tank off the coast of the southern Lebanese port city of Sidon on August 1, 2018. Environmental activists on July 28 dropped off old battle tanks provided by the Lebanese Armed Forces into the Mediterranean Sea, about three kilometres off the coast of the southern Lebanese port city of Sidon to create new habitat for marine life. IBRAHIM CHALHOUB / AFP
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In this photograph taken on July 31, 2018, visitors walk along the 150-meter long Cau Vang "Golden Bridge" in the Ba Na Hills near Danang. Nestled in the forested hills of central Vietnam two giant concrete hands emerge from the trees, holding up a glimmering golden bridge crowded with gleeful visitors taking selfies at the country's latest eccentric tourist draw. Linh PHAM / AFP
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This photo taken on July 20, 2018 shows Nini (L) and Yingying, two of the five mascots for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, lying among trees behind an abandoned, never-completed mall in Beijing. A decade after Beijing hosted the 2008 Olympics, its legacy remains unmistakable from the smallest alleyways in the Chinese capital to the country's growing clout abroad. For better or worse, the Games changed the face of Beijing: from the iconic Bird's Nest stadium to the countless blocks of ancient homes bulldozed in an Olympic building frenzy. GREG BAKER / AFP