2014

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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. "Doll surgeons" transplant fingers, toes and heads, and repair broken eye sockets. The company has been handed down from three generations of the Chapman family. --Thea Breite ( 16 photos total ) Limbs of dolls are shown as spare parts in a pile ready to be used in customers doll repairs at Sydney's Doll Hospital, May 20, 2014. Opened in 1913, Sydney's Doll Hospital has worked on millions of dolls, teddy bears and other toys. (Jason Reed/Reuters) http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2014/08/the_doll_hospital_3_generations_of_doll_repai.html

Some 22,000 revelers hurled 130 tons of squashed tomatoes at each other drenching the streets in red in a gigantic Spanish food fight known as the Tomatina. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2014/08/tomatina_2014.html

2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games

Many of these same competitors will be vying for spots to represent their countries in Brazil at the 2016 Summer Olympics. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2014/08/2014_summer_youth_olympic_games.html

Deadly landslides hit Japan

Deadly landslides hit Japan Dozens of people, including children, were killed in Japan when destructive landslides hit Hiroshima. Triggered by torrential rains, the landslide buried people alive as they slept in their homes. The search for survivors in the mud-ravaged hillside continues as over 50 people are feared missing. --Leanne Burden Seidel ( 26 photos total ) This aerial view shows the damage caused by a landslide after heavy rains hit the city of Hiroshima, western Japan, on August 20. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2014/08/landslides_hit_japan.html