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Landscaper Kim Noble grooms the grass after it was given its annual mowing on the roof of the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia. The six acre roof is one of the 10 largest green roofs in the world with some 400,000 indigenous plants and grasses that includes four beehives.


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A Palestinian boy holds a window pane taken from a damaged house hit in an Israeli strike, in Gaza City. Israeli aircraft, tanks and naval gunboats pounded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip and rocket salvoes thudded into southern Israel, as residents on both sides of the frontier holed up at home in anticipation of heavy fighting on the second day of Israel's offensive against Islamic militants.

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Participants laugh as they get themselves positioned to pose for mock-up photographs for the media after getting back in the car following a successful Guinness World Record attempt to fit 28 ladies into a Mini car backdropped by Tower Bridge in London, Thursday. The attempt which broke the previous record of 27 people, was made to coincide with Guinness World Records Day, an annual event which organizers estimate will see in the region of 420,000 people attempting records around the globe.

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A tourist takes a picture of an Olive Ridley turtle during nesting season at the La Flor Wildlife Refugee, about 150 km south of Managua, Nicaragua.. According Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARENA), La Flor is one of seven beaches in Central America where more than 100,000 Olive Ridley turtles nest at each year.


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Israelis sit inside a sewage pipe used as shelter during alert, warning of incoming rockets, in the southern community of Nitzan, near Ashdod, Israel. A Hamas rocket killed three Israelis north of the Gaza Strip on Thursday, drawing the first blood from Israel as the Palestinian death toll rose to 15 in a military showdown lurching closer to all-out war and an invasion of the enclave.


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Women make the traditional Korean side dish "kimchi", or fermented cabbage, at a charity event at Seoul City Hall Plaza. More than 2,000 volunteers made 270 tonnes of kimchi on Thursday to give away to needy people during the winter season.


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A surfer walks along the beach in front of the Superstorm Sandy destroyed boardwalk at Beach 89th street in the Rockaways section of the Queens borough of New York.


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A Kashmiri fisherman throws a net to catch fish from Dal Lake in Srinagar.


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Kenichi Ito, known as the "world's fastest man on four legs", runs to break the Guinness World Records for the 100-metre, in Tokyo. The 30-year-old Ito who developed his skills for 9 years based on the running style of the African Patas monkey, broke a new Guinness World Record on Thursday, clocking in at 17.47 seconds.


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A man walks along a tree-lined street on a cold and hazy morning in Berlin.


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