Scooters leave the seafront on a run out to Beachy Head during the Brighton Mod weekender on August 24, 2014 in Brighton, England. This August Bank holiday will see many Mods and their scooters return to their spiritual home of Brighton for the Mod Weekender event.
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Footsteps from recent visitors are visible among the remains of a former French communications and supply trench from the World War I Battle of Verdun on August 27, 2014 near Verdun, France. The 10-month Battle of Verdun in 1916, among the most horrific on the entire Western Front, resulted in a combined casualty count of between 714,231 and 976,000 for both sides. The two armies fired an estimated 65 million artillery shells at one another, of which millions never exploded and are still strewn througout the region. France will commemorate the centenary of the battle in 2016 with events including the inauguration of a redesigned national memorial.
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Pilots perform parachute jump during an aerobatic flight contest on August 27, 2014 in Shenyang, Liaoning province of China. Three aerobatic flight teams participated in an international aerobatic flight contest held in Shenyang from August 27 to August 31.
Two water tanks, reimagined and wrapped as artistic canvases by artists Laurie Simmons (L) and Odili Donald Odita (R) for The Water Tank Project, are seen on August 27, 2014 in the Chelsea neighorhood of New York City. The Water Tank Project will wrap over 100 water tanks around New York City with art by both new and established artists through the end of October 2014. The goal of the project is to raise awareness about water usage and the environment.
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In this photo illustration, a man smokes an E-Cigarette at the V-Revolution E-Cigarette shop in Covent Garden on August 27, 2014 in London, England. The Department of Health have ruled out the outlawing of 'e-cigs' in enclosed spaces in England, despite calls by WHO, The World Health Organisation to do so. WHO have recommended a ban on indoor smoking of e-cigs as part of tougher regulation of products dangerous to children.
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People pass the 50ft (15m) inflatable whale that has been erected on the beach by the Bible Society on August 27, 2014 in Weston-Super-Mare, England. The Bible Society is using the whale to allow the Circo Rum Ba Ba circus troupe to perform the Biblical story of Jonah and the Whale. The whale was brought to Weston after it was banned from London's Hyde Park for being too 'religious'.
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A man smokes an E-Cigarette in the Vape Lab coffee bar, on August 27, 2014 in London, England. The Department of Health have ruled out the outlawing of 'e-cigs' in enclosed spaces in England, despite calls by WHO, The World Health Organisation to do so. WHO have recommended a ban on indoor smoking of e-cigs as part of tougher regulation of products dangerous to children.