Pictures of the Week: August 17 – August 24

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Kevin Frayer–AP
Aug. 20, 2012. Indian Muslims take part in Eid al-Fitr prayers at Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

From violent clashes in Lebanon and wildfires in Spain to a disabled beauty pageant in Thailand and a Kids’ “State Dinner” at the White House, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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