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    Fans wait for riders in the Col des Saisies pass near cyclist decorations during the 204,5 km and 9th stage of the 201 Tour de France cycling race run between Morzine Avoriaz ski resort and Saint-Jean de Maurienne, in Savoy. --PHOTO: AFP


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    A visitor looks at an artwork by Palestinian artist Oussama Diab during the opening of Menasart Fair in Beirut. Menasart Fair is an international art fair dedicated to gallerists and artists from Middle East, North Africa, and South East Asia. --PHOTO: REUTERS



     
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    A helicopter overflies fireworks during the welcoming ceremony to the national football team in Montevideo. --PHOTO: AFP


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    Ahu Akivi Moais - stone statues of the Rapa Nui culture - are seen on Easter Island, 3700 km off the Chilean coast in the Pacific Ocean.
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    A farmer pulls off dying rice plants from a salt water-hit rice field at Que Dien commune, southern province of Ben Tre.
    The rivers that should nourish his thirsty rice paddies are too salty, and the rains are late this year. -- PHOTO: AFP



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    The 240,000 yen (US$2,700) EC-03 electric scooter with a 25-km range on a single charge is zero-emission and super-quiet,
    making it convenient for late-night city driving. -- PHOTO: AP



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    Afghan soldiers take part in combat training at the Afghan National Army (ANA) training camp on the outskirts of Kandahar on Tuesday. The increasing number of NATO troop deaths, hitting 359 so far this year, combined with the recent dramatic change in command has raised questions about faltering progress in the US-led war to end almost nine years of a Taliban insurgency. -- PHOTO: AFP


     
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    Filipino workers try to arrange a tarpaulin from a billboard that collapsed on top of a house due to strong winds from Typhoon Conson in Muntinlupa, south of Manila, Philippines. The first typhoon to lash the Philippines this year killed several people and left 11 others missing on Wednesday after flooding streets in the capital and toppling power lines. -- PHOTO: AP


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    Female shepherds shear an alpaca near the Andean district of Larakeri at the highlands of Puno, 4000 metres above sea level.
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    An aerial view shows a flooded town in Nogata, southern Japan on Wednesday. Torrential rain overnight flood south and western Japan,
    causing flood and landslides. -- PHOTO: AP



     
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    A woman runner (in blue) is gored by a Jandilla fighting bull at Telefonica corner during the ninth running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona. Three people were gored and two more needed hospital treatment following a run that lasted four minutes and 23 seconds. -- PHOTO: REUTERS


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    A female shepherd watches over alpacas and sheep near the Andean district of Larakeri at the highlands of Puno,
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    The bear, believed to be the one who killed 65-year-old Nikola Shikov near the village of Kutela, has been shot dead.
    Bulgaria is home to between 600 and 800 brown bears, one of the largest populations in Europe. -- PHOTO: AFP



     
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    A couple walk past a wall decorated with graffiti inside the Science and technology museum in Milan. --PHOTO: AFP


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    Dew forms on blades of grass in Cincinnati. --PHOTO: AP


     
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    Jean-Pierre Caloini, aka Le Frelon (the hornet), poses during the 179 km and 10th stage of the 2010 Tour de France
    cycling race run between Chambery and Gap, southeastern France. --PHOTO: AFP



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    Dark clouds hang over Essen, western Germany. After days of heat with temperatures reaching 30 deg C and more,
    western parts of the country were hit by heat storms. --PHOTO: AFP



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    Parishioners carry twelve flambeaus to bless the way for twelve local gods due to travel via the route to the holy Nachi Waterfall once a year during the annual Nachi Fire Festival at the Kumano Nachi Taisha shinto shrine in Nachi-Katsuura, Wakayama Prefecture (state), central Japan. --PHOTO: AP


     
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    People cool off in sprinkler at Old Town in Warsaw during a hot summer day.
    The temperature in Poland reached around 30 deg C today. --PHOTO: REUTERS



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    The Eiffel Tower is illuminated during the traditional Bastille Day fireworks display in Paris. --PHOTO: REUTERS


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    A clown performs during a dress rehearsal.


     
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    Chinese paramilitary soldiers try to set a temporary dam after rain-triggered floods hit Duchang, central China's Jiangxi province.
    China could be facing the worst floods in more than a decade if rains continue to drench the Yangtze river region. -- PHOTO: AFP



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    An employee of Japanese joke toy maker Cube displays a pair of large eyeballs 'Nikodama', at the annual Tokyo Toy Show.
    Some 120 Japanese and foreign toy makers exhibited their latest products at a four-day event. -- PHOTO: AFP



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    People covered in mineral-rich black mud go for a swim in the salt waters of Tus lake in Russia's Khakassia region,
    about 370 km south-west of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. -- PHOTO: REUTERS



     
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    An activist dressed in an outfit intend to look like orangutan takes part in a campaign for orangutan protection in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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    'Julia Barnes (L) and Adam Valentine (R), try out the world's first over-sized 600m square ice rink overlooking the ocean at Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach. The rink forms part of the 'Bondi Bergstation', a highlight of the Bondi Winter Magic Festival, overlooking Australia's most famous beach and which will include an authentic European style ski village. -- PHOTO: AFP


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    A South Korean student walks by a picture showing North Korean's daily foods at Korean War exhibition in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday. North Korea's health care system is in shambles, with doctors sometimes performing amputations without anesthesia and working by candlelight in hospitals lacking essential medicine, heat and power, a rights watchdog said. -- PHOTO: AP


     
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    A woman holds a giant inflatable penis against a fence of Argentina's congress, during a rally to support a proposal to legalise same-sex marriage in Buenos Aires. Senators are expected to vote over the bill which would make Argentina become the first Latin American country to legalise same sex marriage. A sign on the penis reads in Spanish: ' I want to get married...what about you?'. -- PHOTO: AP


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    'Giants of the San Fermin fiestas dance on the street to say good bye to the people on the last day of this fiesta in Pamplona, northern Spain.
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    Christine Wellington, of Brentwood, N.H., centre, talks to visitors at Wellington Gardens about the return of Lucy, the African spur thigh tortoise who returned late last week, after going missing some four years ago. Cindy Bilodeau, the neighbor who discovered Lucy, said she was out in the yard when her son came across the 60-pound animal while riding his dirt bike. -- PHOTO: AP


     
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    A woman prepares to release her paper lanterns on Lake Hibiscus during the Forest Hills Lantern Festival at the Forest Hills Cemetery in the Jamaica Plain neighbourhood of Boston, Massachusetts. The festival draws on similar rituals practiced in various forms throughout Asia and offers a way to remember departed family and friends through inscriptions on the lanterns. The wording on the lantern (right) reads, 'Peace'. -- PHOTO: REUTERS


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    Residents paddle their makeshift raft on a flooded street in Xianning, Hubei province. -- PHOTO: REUTERS


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    Trucks washed away from a road are seen in Kani, central Japan, after the Kani river nearby flooded due to heavy rain.
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    A crowd of about 10,000 people wraps around the Bridgestone Arena as contestants wait in line early to
    sign up for the American Idol 10th season auditions that will take place on Saturday in Nashville, Tenn. -- PHOTO: AP



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    Belarusian youth activists attend a 'pillow fight' flash mob in Minsk, Belarus. Club-wielding police dispersed about 400 pillow-wielding youths who gathered to humorously commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Grunwald which stopped an invasion of German Catholic crusaders in Eastern Europe 600 years ago. -- PHOTO: AP


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    Mochi the dog is groomed by dog stylist Pilen as they prepare to walk the catwalk during the 'Patterns for Paws' doggy fashion show in West Hollywood.
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    The remains of baby mammuth Khroma are pictured at a museum in the French central city of Le Puy-en-Velay. Khroma will be presented to the public for the first time since its discovery in Siberia as a masterpiece of an exhibition dedicated to mammouths at the Crozatier museaum in the Puy-en-Velay.
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    One of two Moai replicas of the Easter Island in Chile are being relocated, along with a replica Stonehenge, background, from Hunt, Texas to Ingram, Texas. The particular Moai, which has been in Hunt since 1989, is made of Rebar, a metal-working lathe and plaster. It weighs about 1,200 pounds (544.3 kg).
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    Archeologists Elizabeth Meade (left) and Molly McDonald take measurements of the wood hull of an 18th century boat at the World Trade Center site in New York. A 32-foot (9.75 metre) piece of the vessel was found in soil 20 feet under street level, amid noisy bulldozers excavating a parking garage for the future World Trade Center. -- PHOTO: AP


     
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    A Baja Airventures guest enjoys a morning swim with a juvenile whale shark near Las Animas Wilderness Lodge, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico.
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    A young devotee, face smeared with turmeric powder, participates in a procession towards Golconda Fort during Bonalu festival in Hyderabad, India on Thursday. Bonalu is a month-long festival celebrated in Andhra Pradesh state and is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess of power Kali. -- PHOTO: AP


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    South Korean elementary school students walk on the mud in a summer military camp for kids at the Cheongryong Self-denial Training Camp on Daebu Island in Ansan, south-west of Seoul, South Korea. One-hundred fifty-six kids took part in the three-day camp to strengthen themselves mentally and physically. -- PHOTO: AP


     
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    Harvested wheat is dumped into a truck in Narok, Kenya. Three years of inadequate rainfall in Kenya triggered the country's worst drought in more than a decade, resulting in the introduction of scheduled water-rationing from May last year. -- PHOTO: AFP


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    Young people enjoy water jets cooling themselves in a fountain outside the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia.
    A heat wave hit central Russia breaking temperature records going higher than 30 C for at least two weeks. -- PHOTO: AP



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    An Afghan man jumps from a truck full of bricks at a brick-making factory outside Kabul. Labourers, most of whom work barefoot and without gloves, earn from US$3 (S$4.12) up to US$8 (S$11) depending on their working hours and the number of bricks made in a day. -- PHOTO: REUTERS


     
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    Changi Airport handlers load one of the 38 horses flown in from Australia for the Youth Olympics yesterday. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN


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    In this Oct. 15, 1950 file photo, Eighth US Cavalry Regiment soldiers advance through low brush in North Korea during the Korean War. Two weeks later, two Chinese divisions caught the 8th Cavalry in a trap at Unsan, North Korea, inflicting heavy casualties as the US command abandoned efforts to rescue the regiment. Some 260 soldiers remain listed as missing in action at Unsan. Washington is evaluating whether to work again with North Korea to recover such remains, a program suspended by the Bush administration in 2005. -- PHOTO: AP


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    Farmer Andreas Klein presents potatoes of the sort 'Annabella' with one of them shaped like a heart on a field in Wiesbaden, western Germany. About 1,000 farmers in the western state of Hesse cultivate potatoes on their fields. -- PHOTO: AFP


     
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    Persistent summertime flies were of little interest to this herd of heifers at Meadows Farm in Cazenovia, NY as they waited with curiosity for the next move by Boomer, a dog owned by herd manager Tod Avery of Cazenovia. The farm produces Kobe beef from a unique herd of Wagyu cattle and is the only farm in the Northeast supplying this kind of beef. -- PHOTO: AP


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    A Peruvian Hairless Dog is dressed during the first day of the Latin America and Caribbean Kennel Club dog show in Lima. -- PHOTO: REUTERS


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    An inmate performs during a ceremony to celebrate El Dia de la Resocializacion del Interno (Resocialization Day) at San Jorge prison in Lima. The event, in which the inmates performed for authorities of the National Penitentiary Institute and Justice Minister Victor Garcia Toma, was organised to recognise the role of artistic and cultural performances in the inmates' rehabilitation process. -- PHOTO: REUTERS



     
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    Voodoo pilgrims bathe in a waterfall believed to have purifying powers during an annual celebration in Saut d' Eau, Haiti. The annual pilgrimage to Saut d'Eau venerates the site where believers say the Virgin Mary, whom many here revere as the goddess of love, Ezili Danto, once appeared. -- PHOTO: AP


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    An artist airbrushes a design on a model during the annual World Bodypainting Festival in Seeboden. The world's biggest bodypainting event takes place at Lake Millstaettersee, in Austria's southern Carinthia province. -- PHOTO: REUTERS


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    An Andean woman, relative of a victim of the guerrilla war, weaves a piece of cloth as part of a giant scarf which will have the names of people who died during the guerrilla war in the Andes woven on it as a symbolic act during a protest in central Lima. People from the Andes and Lima, affected by the guerrilla war, are demanding the government apply the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report and to set aside state cash to pay damages to the victims of 20 years of rebel wars and state sponsored violence. -- PHOTO: REUTERS


     
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    A labourer walks past a charcoal fire used to melt tar at a road construction site in New Delhi. -- PHOTO: REUTERS


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    A small fish swims in the sea near the beach in the village of Toroni, northern Greece. -- PHOTO: AP


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    Jordanian brides and grooms pose for family photo during a mass wedding ceremony in Amman.
    A Jordanian Islamic charity organized a mass wedding for 60 couples unable to afford expensive ceremonies. -- PHOTO: REUTERS



     

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