Photo wRap: Pope, Miley Cyrus, *NSYNC, pork

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Let’s take a look at some of the most memorable moments of the past month

MANILA, Philippines – It was awesome, awful and a little bit awkward. August is finally over. As we head into the “-ber” months — the unofficial start of the Philippine holiday season — let’s take a look at some of the most memorable moments of the past month.

Whether we like it or not, Oxford has officially added this word to the dictionary: Twerk. It was added shortly after Miley Cyrus’ raunchy MTV Video Music Awards performance.

This photo speaks for itself:

TWERK. Miley Cyrus' raunch performance gains the ire of Netizens

READ: Miley Cyrus twerking goes viral, sparks anger

Issues of corruption, controversy and scandal aren’t new to this country, but the pork barrel scam triggered an anger like no other. In a social media driven movement, thousands of infuriated — mostly middle class — people gathered at Luneta Park on Monday, August 26, in what was dubbed the #MillionPeopleMarch.

What else is left to do when things get this ridiculous? Laugh!

TIMELINE: Road to the #MillionPeopleMarch 

Perfect timing. Saturday, August 31, was International Pork Day. For the past week, all eyes were on no less than the “Pork Barrel Queen” herself, Janet Napoles.

This made for some interesting memes:

READ: Pork n’ Bacon

“Selfie” was another word added to the Oxford Dictionary. Pope Francis had one taken of himself with a group of teens, and it went viral.

What do you think about the Pope’s selfie?

READ: Pope’s ‘selfie’ goes viral on social media

A panda lover sent this one in. Have you ever seen a brown and white one before? Little Qizai is only one of 5 brown pandas discovered since 1985, according to China’s Xinhua news.

Photo by CCTV

*NSYNC fans rejoiced when the ’90s boy band reunited and performed together at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards after not performing together for several years.

It was a moment short lived, but one that will live on in the hearts of their fans forever.

NSYNC REUNION. (L-R) JC Chasez, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, Justin Timberlake, and Chris Kirkpatrick of 'N Sync perform during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Rick Diamond/Getty Images for MTV/AFP

Did we miss anything? Tweet us at @rapplerdotcom or comment below. – With reports from Ryan Macasero/

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