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A Free Syrian Army member gets ready for patrol in Attarib on the outskirts of Aleppo province.


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Ultra Orthodox Jews rabbis attend Siyum HaíShas, a celebration marking the completion of the learning cycle of the Babylonian Talmud, a collection of oral Jewish laws and traditions passed down from generation to generation, at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem.

Oded Balilty/AP

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A man and some pigs are surrounded by floodwaters in Anju City, South Phyongan Province, North Korea.

Kim Kwang Hyon/AP

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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (L) and Maria Alyokhina, members of female punk band Pussy Riot, look out from the defendant's cell in a courtroom in Moscow. Three young women who staged an irreverent punk-rock protest against Vladimir Putin on the altar of Russia's main cathedral go on trial on Monday in a case seen as a test of the president's tolerance of dissent.


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Men sort dates after they were dried at a farm during harvesting season in Larkana in Pakistan's Sindh province. According to Islamic traditions, dates are eaten to break the fast during the holy month of Ramadan.


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A man collects plastic and other recyclable materials from debris in the waters of Manila Bay after tropical storm Saola hit the Philippine capital.


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A farmer plants rice saplings in a paddy field at Bhat village on the outskirts of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad.


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A Kashmiri vegetable vendor takes a nap in his boat at Dal Lake in Srinagar, India.


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Muslim girls study by the light of candles at a madrasa or religious school during power-cut in Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi. Grid failure left more than 300 million people without power in New Delhi and much of northern India for hours on Monday in the worst blackout for more than a decade.


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Tourists walk in front of Rome's ancient Colosseum. The ancient Colosseum of Rome is slanting about 40 cm lower on the south side than on the north, and authorities are investigating whether it needs urgent repairs.


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Peter Waterfield and Thomas Daley of Great Britain compete during the Men's Synchronized 10 Meter Platform Diving final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Great Britain was fourth in the event.

Mark J. Terrill/AP

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From left to right, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Sebastian Coe, Prince Harry, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice watch Britain's hopeful Zara Phillips compete during the equestrian cross country event in the London 2012 Olympic Games in Greenwich Park.


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Actor Will Ferrell claps tentatively and grimaces as Mayor Rob Ford receives a few boos upon his entrance at the Hockey Hall of Fame. Ferrell and co-star Zach Galifianakis were joined by Ford at the Hockey Hall of Fame while promoting their new movie The Campaign.

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