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    A Pakistani boy shelters from heavy rain inside a tent erected beside a motorway in the outskirts of Peshawar. Pakistan was on red alert as fresh floods threatened hundreds of communities in its farming heartland, with 12 million people already affected by the catastrophe. -- PHOTO: AFP




    Pigeons fly over Bolivar square before the swearing-in ceremony of Colombia's President-elect Juan Manuel Santos in Bogota, Colombia.
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    Members of Hungary's team perform in the women's synchronised swimming team free routine final at the European Swimming Championships in Budapest.
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    Italy's Frecce Tricolori aerobatic demonstration team perform during an international air show in Kecskemet, 90km south of Budapest. -- PHOTO: REUTERS




    A worker rakes the sand near a statue of Marilyn Monroe at a sand sculpture festival in St Petersburg, Russia. -- PHOTO: AP




    Sailing ships 'Artemis' from the Netherlands, left, and 'Kruzenstern' from Russia are seen in the Baltic Sea at the shore of Warnemuende, northern Germany. Around 250 ships from 13 countries are going to visit the traditional sail meeting 'Hanse Sail' this weekend. -- PHOTO: AP







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    People in costumes participate in 'Conquest 2010 LARP' (Live Action Role Play) in the northern German village of Brokeloh near Hanover. About 7000 participants from Europe, the United States and Japan dressed up as fantasy characters such as knights and trolls to take part in the three-day role playing event. -- PHOTO: REUTERS




    People use umbrellas in the rain as they wait for the swearing-in ceremony for President-elect Juan Manuel Santos at Bolivar square in Bogota, Colombia.
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    Fireworks over lake Geneva illuminate the night during the Fete de Geneve, Festival of Geneva, in Geneva, Switzerland. The musical fireworks is claimed to be the world's largest open air circus ring. -- PHOTO: AP







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    Ryan Lochte swims on the way to winning men's 200m backstroke final at the U.S. National Swimming Championships in Irvine, California.
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    A recent undated image of flooding in northwest Pakistan released by Merlin NGO. Heavy rains are expected to lash areas of Pakistan already devastated by the worst floods in 80 years, probably intensifying a calamity that has cast more doubts about the leadership of President Asif Ali Zardari.
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    A street vendor, wearing a protective mask to protect herself from heavy smog caused by peat fires in nearby forests, sells Russian Matryoshka dolls in Moscow. -- PHOTO: REUTERS







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    Children look for salvageable materials while submerged in water filled with charred items and ash after a fire gutted a sprawling shanty town in Malabon, part of Metro Manila. Firemen failed to save the more than 300 homes which went up in flames, as officials investigate the blaze in which no one was hurt. -- PHOTO: AFP




    Doves fly over the Peace Memorial Park with a view of the gutted A-bomb dome at a ceremony in Hiroshima, to mark the 65th anniversary of the atomic bombing on the city. The Japanese city of Hiroshima held its annual commemoration of that attack on Friday, but this will be the first year that a U.S. representative will take part. -- PHOTO: REUTERS



    Rescue personnel work at the scene of an accident involving two school buses and a tractor-trailer, on eastbound Interstate 44 near Gray Summit, Missouri. The school buses were carrying high school band students to an amusement park. -- PHOTO: AP







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    Workers clean up the green algae floating in the Caohu lake in Hefei, east China's Hefei province. -- PHOTO: AFP




    Five year-old Findlay Gledhill holds a banner as a group of redheads hits the streets of Melbourne protesting that there has been a lack of strong policies to reduce greenhouse pollution so far in the Federal election campaign. -- PHOTO: AFP




    Ballet dancers from all over the country join together at the Bandshell in New York's Central Park and stand en pointe for one minute in an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records for 'Most Ballerinas En Pointe'. Some 230 dancers set a record of 1 minute and 7 seconds and will be entered in the book.
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    Flood-affected people jostle for food relief in Nowshera in northwest Pakistan. Stormy weather grounded helicopters carrying emergency supplies to Pakistan's flood-ravaged northwest as the worst monsoon rains in decades brought more destruction to a nation already reeling from Islamist violence.
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    Members of Hungary's team perform in the women's synchronised swimming free combination final at the European Swimming Championships in Budapest. -
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    Members of All Ladakhi Students Association participate in a candle light procession in the memory of the victims of Leh town flash floods, in Jammu, India. About 2,000 foreign tourists were in Ladakh, when a storm hit, burying homes and toppling power and telecommunication towers. -- PHOTO: AP







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    Pakistani city Mehmud Kot is submerged in floodwater near Multan, Pakistan. Pakistan will need billions of dollars to recover from its worst floods in history, further straining a country already dependent on foreign aid to prop up its economy and back its war against Islamist militants, the UN said. -- PHOTO: AP




    Eber Pava of Colombia dives from the 26.5 metre platform during round four of the 2010 Red Bull Cliff Diving world series in Polignano a Mare. Gary Hunt of England currently leads the six round series with two rounds remaining in Switzerland and Hawaii. -- PHOTO: REUTERS



    A woman cries during a commemoration service marking the second anniversary of Georgia's war conflict with Russia over the breakaway region of South Ossetia, at a church in the town of Gori, some 80 km west of Tbilisi. -- PHOTO: AFP







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    A Palestinian man arranges neon lights and other decorations for the upcoming Muslim holy month of Ramadan at his store in Jerusalem. The start of Ramadan, the ninth and holiest month in the Muslim calendar, is traditionally determined by the sighting of a new moon. -- PHOTO: AFP




    Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Brandon Morrow is seen covered in shaving cream after pitching a one-hit complete game win against the Tampa Bay Rays during the ninth inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto. -- PHOTO: REUTERS




    Jadson Andre of Brazil launches off a wave during the US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, Calif. -- PHOTO: AP







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    A farmer stands next to 'silletas' flower arrangements during the traditional 'Silleteros' Parade of the Flower Fair in Medellin, Antioquia deparment, Colombia. Colombia is one of the major flower exporters in the world. -- PHOTO: AFP




    Firemen try to approach a naked woman sitting on a ledge under an eleventh floor window as she attempts to commit suicide at an apartment block in Hefei, Anhui province. The woman who suffers from mental disorder and had a quarrel with her husband last night, fell onto an air cushion after jumping off the window and survived, local media reported. -- PHOTO: REUTERS




    A woman prays inside a temple filled with lanterns on the eve of the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival in Taipei. The Hungry Ghost Festival starts with traditional Chinese operas, puppet shows and concerts by believers to appease the roaming spirits. -- PHOTO: REUTERS







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    Doves fly near the Peace Statue in Nagasaki's Peace Park in Nagasaki, western Japan, during a ceremony commemorating the 65th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city. Japan marked the 65th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki with a solemn ceremony on Monday and a call for world powers to abandon their nuclear weapons. -- PHOTO: REUTERS




    'Follow That Dream' memorial hall for Elvis Presley in Paju, north of Seoul. More than 30 years after the untimely death of Elvis Presley, devotees worldwide are still paying fervent tribute to the King of Rock 'n Roll. -- PHOTO: AFP




    Hassan Mouti of France preparing to dive from the 26.5 metre platform during round four of the 2010 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Italy's Polignano a Mare. Artem Silchenko of Russia won the round, with Gary Hunt of England leading the six round series with two rounds remaining in Switzerland and Hawaii. -- PHOTO: AFP







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    Flood victims evacuate their villages in Sukkur, located in Pakistan's Sindh province. Pakistani navy boats sped across miles of flood waters as the military took a lead role in rescuing survivors from a devastating disaster that has killed 1,600 people and left two million homeless. -- PHOTO: REUTERS




    A man, wearing a mask to protect himself from the smog, walks along a street in central Moscow. Forest and peat fires caused by the hottest weather ever recorded in Moscow have killed at least 52 people, made more than 4,000 homeless, diverted many flights and forced Muscovites to wear surgical masks to filter out foul air. -- PHOTO: REUTERS




    Boys stroll on the beach with the backdrop of the 8-metre-tall 'Hello Kitty' balloon floating in the waters together with other popular character-featured balls in Tokyo on Monday. A summer event kicks off to raise fund for a tree-planting campaign in Tokyo, supported by Japan's gift and mascot products maker Sanrio Co., which produces Hello Kitty. -- PHOTO: AP







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    Rescuers and residents walk on a road covered by rocks and mud near a collapsed building after a mudslide triggered by heavy rains in Zhouqu county, in northwest China's Gansu province. Rescuers searched on Monday for an estimated 1,300 people left missing after rubble-strewn floodwaters tore through a remote corner of northwestern China, just one of a series of flood disasters across Asia that have plunged millions into misery. -- PHOTO: AP




    A giant puppet named Shuki the Dancer shakes hands with an Israeli woman and her child during a performance in the mahane yehuda market, as part of the International Festival of Puppet Theater in downtown Jerusalem. The International Festival of Puppet Theater was initiated by the Train Theater in Jerusalem in 1983 and takes place annually during the summer. --PHOTO: AP




    Children play games as they sit inside their makeshift camp on higher ground, away from the possibility of another flash flood, near the village of Choglamsar, on the outskirts of Leh, India. --PHOTO: AP







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    A man marooned by flood waters, alongside his livestock, waves towards an Army helicopter for relief handouts in the Rajanpur district of Pakistan's Punjab province. --PHOTO: REUTERS




    A hummingbird hawk-moth or Macroglossum stellatarum hovers as it feeds on flowers in eastern Cheyenne. The hummingbird hawk moth looks like a small hummingbird and has a long probiscus. The moth hovers while it feeds, and it makes a hummingbird-like noise as it rapidly flaps its wings. --PHOTO: AP




    People fish along an old bridge in Grand Isle, Louisiana. With the 'static kill' halting the flow of oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster, local waters around Grand Isle have been cleared for fishing. --PHOTO: AFP







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    Surinamese of Java, Indonesia descent release balloons to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the arrival of Javanese migrants to Suriname at their ceremonial compound in Paramaribo, Suriname. Waves of Javanese migrants started arriving in 1890 to replace slaves as contract laborers in plantations of the former Dutch colony. --PHOTO: AP




    Pelicans fly along the coast in Grand Isle, Louisiana. With the 'static kill' halting the flow of oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster, efforts have shifted to cleaning up oil remaining along the Gulf Coast. --PHOTO: AFP




    Greenpeace activists demonstrate against the use of fossil fuels, in Mexico City. --PHOTO: AFP







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    A soldier walks past makeshift mortars seized in a military operation during a presentation to the media in Colombia. More than 91 mortars were seized from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, during a raid. -- PHOTO: AP




    Members of the fire brigade are seen around the area where a fire burns, in Salvador, northern Portugal. The Portuguese military was deployed as firefighters struggled to contain separate fires raging in the country's north, which has left three people injured. -- PHOTO: AFP




    Jockeys ride during a traditional race along the beach of the southern Spanish town of Sanlucar de Barrameda.
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    Chinese rescue workers prepare to search for survivors after a mudslide swept through the town of Zhouqu in Gannan prefecture of northwestern China's Gansu province. Rescuers in three countries across Asia struggled to reach survivors from massive flooding that has affected millions of people, as the death toll climbed in the remote Chinese town where hundreds died and more than 1,100 were missing from landslides. -- PHOTO: AP




    Australian artist Michael Zavros (right) hugs his daughter Phoebe by her portrait 'Phoebe is dead/McQueen' after winning the prestigious Doug Moran National Portrait Prize in Sydney. The Moran prize is one of the wealthiest photographic and portrait prizes in the world. -- PHOTO: AFP




    Supporters rally in favor of a Catholic cross erected in front of the presidential palace during an evening demonstration in Warsaw, Poland. A fierce dispute is ongoing in Poland between supporters and opponents of the cross, dedicated to the late president Lech Kaczynski and 95 other victims of the presidential plane crash, on whether it should stay in front of the palace or be moved to a nearby church. -- PHOTO: AP







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    Comedian Paul Ruebens, in character as Pee-wee Herman, leads 300 bikers out of Deadwood, on the 3rd Annual Legends Ride charity event during the 70th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Reubens was slated to participate in various charity events and host what was billed as the world's largest 'Tequila dance' to the tune of the 1958 instrumental by the Champs. -- PHOTO: AP




    A small dog wears a face mask for protection against forest fire smoke in Moscow. The daily mortality rate in Moscow has doubled and morgues are overflowing amid an acrid smog caused by the worst heatwave in Russia's thousand-year history. -- PHOTO: AFP




    A Haitian boy waits for the arrival of former US president George W Bush in a tent city in Port-au-Prince. Mr Bush is in Haiti to assess reconstruction efforts after the devastating January 12 earthquake, his office said. -- PHOTO: AFP







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    A snow leopard cub investigates a camera lens before being snatched back by the hand of a keeper at the Oklahoma City Zoo in Oklahoma City.
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    A Palestinian Muslim man decorates an alley of Jerusalem's old city with festive lights in preparation for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
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    In this photo, a hummingbird approaches a bee balm flower in a flower garden in Washington, Vt. -- PHOTO: AP







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    Pakistani troops evacuate stranded villagers in Pannu Aqil near Sukkar, Pakistan. The UN, relying on Pakistani figures, says the number of people affected by flooding over the past two weeks is nearly 14 million. -- PHOTO: AP




    Some coins are displayed at an exhibition 'Coins through the Ages' at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the exhibition contains a collection of coins dating back to different historical periods, including rare gold coins, silver and bronze and other antiques. -- PHOTO: AFP




    A Bahraini man points skyward at dusk in Hamad Town, Bahrain, towards where a slim crescent moon should be visible to indicate the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a time of prayer, fasting and charitable giving. Clouds hampered skywatchers in the Persian Gulf island nation. -- PHOTO: AP







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