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A cycling fan sits on a giant bike sculpture on the summit of the Col d'Aubisque during Stage 13 of the 2011 Tour de France from Pau to Lourdes in Lourdes, France.

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A dog gets a milk spa treatment at the 2011 Taipei Pet Show in Taipei.

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A man reads a newspaper as he swims in the salt water of Tus lake in Russia's Khakassia region.

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Thousands of Egyptians crowd a public beach during a hot day in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, Egypt.

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Boys jump into the Bir Massoud water hole to collect coins in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, Egypt. People, mostly girls, throw coins into the Bir Massoud water hole as they believe it will fulfil their wishes.

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Italian free divers Mike Maric (top) and Ilaria Bonin kiss in an attempt to set the world record for the longest underwater kiss, in an oceanic tank at the Gardaland Sea Life Aquarium in Castelnuovo del Garda, northern italy. Maric and Bonin set the new world record at three minutes and eight seconds.

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A giant head as part of the stage design is seen during the rehearsal of the opera Andre Chenier of Italian composer Umberto Giordano at Seebuehne in Bregenz, Austria.

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A man jokingly looks under the dress of a 26-foot tall statue of Marilyn Monroe in Chicago. The sculpture Forever Marilyn by artist Seward Johnson, is based on a scene from the movie Seven Year Itch and will be on display until next spring.

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Shamans take part in a Mayan ceremony to commemorate the Tzikin day (Bird Day in Mayan) at the Kaminal Juyu archaelogical site in Guatemala City.


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I look forward to the time when Canada moves out of the dark ages, and rejects that needless suffering of animals in the name of entertainment, the Calgary Stampede.

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Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I., the son of the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, second from left, is congratulated by his step-mother Vicki Kennedy as his wife Amy Petitgout walks with his mother Joan Kennedy during their wedding ceremony at the Kennedy Compound in Hyannisport, Mass.

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Skaters, and the odd cyclist, were skating late in the afternoon at a brand new skateboard park that has just been completed in Etobicoke, Ont. The park has street features as well as a small bowl for vert skaters and will officially open on Saturday.

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