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People hold up sparklers at the White Dinner in Montreal. Guests are required to be dressed in white and bring their own food, drink and cutlery. According to the organisers, over 4,000 people attended the event.


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Muslims offer last Friday prayers at the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) ahead of Eid-al-Fitr in the old quarters of Delhi. Eid-al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar and is scheduled to be celebrated in India on August 20.


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A Nepalese person holds a light as other gets ready for a ritual during Kuse Aunsi festival or Father's Day, at the Gokarneshwar temple in Katmandu, Nepal. Kuse Aunsi is a unique Hindu festival of Nepal where fathers living or dead are honored. Children with living fathers show their appreciation by giving presents and sweets and those whose fathers are deceased pay tributes at Gokarneshwar temple.

Niranjan Shrestha/AP

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A Syrian fighter jumps through a hole punched in a wall during a search for survivors buried in the rubble of a building hit by an airstrike in Aleppo, Syria. Rebel footholds in Aleppo have been the target of weeks of Syrian shelling and air attacks as part of wider offensives by President Bashar Assad's regime. Rebels have been driven from some areas, but the report of clashes near the airport suggests the battles could be shifting to new fronts.

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Visitors watch "kingyo", or goldfish, swimming in a polyhedral aquarium on the opening day of the Art Aquarium Exhibition in Tokyo. The annual exhibition produced by Hidetomo Kimura was the collaboration of Japan's old Edo period atmosphere, modern technology and the kingyo, the organizer said.

Koji Sasahara/AP

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A masked demonstrator attends a demonstration in support of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot, whose members face prison for a stunt against President Vladimir Putin, outside Russia's embassy in Berlin. The three female band members have been in jail for more than five months because of an anti-Putin prank in Moscow's main cathedral. A judge is due to rule on their case Friday.

Markus Schreiber/AP

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Hindu devotees perform religious rituals on the banks of the Bagmati River while celebrating Kuse Aunse (Father's Day) at Gokarna Temple in Kathmandu. Hindus all over the country, whose fathers have passed away, come to the temple for worship, holy dips, and to present offerings.


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A firefighting tanker plane flies above a portion of a forest devastated by a wildfire near Lacanau, Western France, near Bordeaux. According to local media, 450 hectares (1,100 acres) of forest and scrubland was consumed by the fire overnight. Two firefighters were slightly injured and 15 people had evacuate their homes, local fire service officials said.


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Fans hold posters of NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant as they wait for a promotional event in Guangzhou, Guangdong province.


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A worker cleans the crescent moon and star symbol on a dome of a mosque ahead of Eid al-Fitr in Pasay city, metro Manila. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, and it is a custom to wear colourful traditional attire during this time of celebrations. Muslims in Malaysia will celebrate Eid either on Sunday or Monday, depending on the sighting of the new moon for Shawwal, the month that falls after Ramadan on the lunar Islamic calender.


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A protester licks his spear outside a South African mine in Rustenburg, 100 km northwest of Johannesburg. South African police opened fire on Thursday against thousands of striking miners armed with machetes and sticks at Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine, leaving several bloodied corpses lying on the ground.A Reuters cameraman said he saw at least seven bodies after the shooting, which occurred when police laying out barricades of barbed wire were outflanked by some of an estimated 3,000 miners massed on a rocky outcrop near the mine, 100 km northwest of Johannesburg.


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