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At least 39 people were killed and another many were still missing after a huge landslide engulfed homes in western Japan. (JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images) 6 Japan's Ground Self Defence Force's rescue workers try to make a route at a landslide site in Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, western Japan, August 21. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2014/08/landslides_hit_japan.html

Associated Press # 8 Ashley Arnold, top, along side her Niece, Hannah Brigance, 10, both of Olive Branch, Miss., ride the Nemesis 360 during the Delta Fair & Music Festival at the Agricenter in Memphis, Tenn. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2014/09/daily_life_august_2014_1.html

Sydney's doll hospital: 3 generations of doll repair

The La Tomatina festival -- held each year on the last Wednesday of August -- evolved from a street fight in the 1940s when a group of young men who wanted to participate in the "gigantes y cabezudos" parade used tomatoes from a vegetable stand as weapons. An estimated 22,000 people showed up this year for the food fight. --Lloyd Young ( 13 photos total ) Revelers take part in the annual "Tomatina" festivities in the village of Bunol, near Valencia on Aug. 28. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2014/08/tomatina_2014.html

Burning Man 2014

Sydney's doll hospital: 3 generations of doll repair Sydney's Doll Hospital has worked on millions of dolls, teddy bears and other toys since it opened in 1913. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2014/08/the_doll_hospital_3_generations_of_doll_repai.html

Deadly landslides hit Japan

Organizers call Burning Man the largest outdoor arts festival in North America, with its drum circles, decorated art cars, guerrilla theatrics and colorful theme camps. (Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via Associated Press) # 20 Burning man participants endure a dust storm during the annual festival on the Black Rock Desert of Gerlach, Nev., on Aug. 29. Organizers call Burning Man the largest outdoor arts festival in North America, with its drum circles, decorated art cars, guerrilla theatrics and colorful theme camps. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2014/09/burning_man_2014.html