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Defining Moments: Capturing our changing world

July 31, 2014 -- Updated 1131 GMT (1931 HKT)
AUGUST 21 - JEMBER, INDONESIA: Elaborate costumes are on display during the children's version of the 13th Jember Fashion Carnival. The theme this year is "Triangle, Dynamic in Harmony" and consists of 10 processions. The street carnival is claimed to be one of the biggest in the world and comprises of more than 850 performers parading along a 3.6km road. AUGUST 21 - JEMBER, INDONESIA: Elaborate costumes are on display during the children's version of the 13th Jember Fashion Carnival. The theme this year is "Triangle, Dynamic in Harmony" and consists of 10 processions. The street carnival is claimed to be one of the biggest in the world and comprises of more than 850 performers parading along a 3.6km road.
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Street style
Idolizing Ganesh
'A Dream of Red Mansions'
Clean clock face
Happy Independence Day
Happy Independence Day
Survivors
And jump!
Second 'supermoon'
Up and away!
Rain
Rosetta makes history
Love for Gammy
WWI: 100 years on
Fast wheels
Cleanup needed
Waiting to go
Ready
Eid Mubarak
In memory of MH17
Free at last
Concordia: The final journey
Happy 1st birthday, Prince George!
Total immersion
#TDF2014
Siyam Kareem
Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen
Happy Bastille Day
Wunderbar!
Revering 'Papa King'
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Editor's note: Each day, CNN brings you an image capturing a moment to remember, defining the present in our changing world. The photographs we select look at the many faces of humanity, chronicling the lives of people around the globe.

See more Defining Moments: July 2014, June 2014, May 2014, April 2014, March 2014, February 2014, January 2014, December 2013, November 2013, October 2013, September 2013, August 2013, July 2013, June 2013, May 2013

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