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A Palestinian boy adds a tire to a burning barricade during a protest against the high cost of living in the West Bank town of Jenin. Palestinian demonstrators fed up with high prices and unpaid salaries shuttered shops, halted traffic with burning tires and closed schools throughout the West Bank on Monday in the largest show of popular discontent with the governing Palestinian Authority in its 18-year history.

Mohammed Ballas/AP

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Blind rower, Victoria Nolan is hugged by her son, Tarabh Nolan, 9, after her arrival back to Canada following the Paralympoic Games in London. Many of Canada's Paralympic athletes returned home on a flight from London.

Peter Power/The Globe and Mail

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Members of the public release olive ridley turtle hatchlings during an event by the Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation at Kuta Beach, Bali. According to the conservation, more than 20,000 eggs were safely relocated to the hatchery since 2002, 80% of which have been successfully hatched and released to the ocean.

Desmond Ang/REUTERS

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A woman rides her bicycle on a road in Jaffna, Sri Lanka.


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An Indian Hindu devotee, reflected on water, offers an oil lamp as he performs evening rituals in the River Ganges in Allahabad, India. Allahabad, on the confluence of the rivers Ganges and Yamuna, is one of Hinduism's important centers.

Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP

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An FSA soldier walks through a street in Amariya district in Aleppo, Syria. Syria's most prominent defector said in an interview that aired Monday that he opposes any foreign military intervention in the country's civil war and that he is confident the opposition can topple President Bashar Assad's regime. But Manaf Tlass, a Syrian general who was the first member of Assad's inner circle to join the opposition, said the rebels need weapons.

Manu Brabo/AP

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An FSA soldier shoots his weapon towards Syrian Army positions in the Amariya district in Aleppo, Syria.

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A man paddles on the Main river as the sun sets in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Italian policemen attempt to stop Alcoa Inc's workers as they protest against their dismissals from employment in front of the Ministry of Employment building in Rome. The Italian government has received only generic expressions of interest in Alcoa Inc's loss-making aluminium plant on the island of Sardinia and there is no firm bid on the table, Industry Minister Corrado Passera told Reuters on Sunday. U.S.-listed aluminium maker Alcoa has decided to close down its Sardinian smelter, putting at risk around 1,500 jobs in an area that has one of the highest unemployment rates in Italy.


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Residents take photos as dikes on the Salmon River gave way in Truro, N.S.. The area is under a rainfall warning as tropical storm Leslie churns toward Atlantic Canada. Leslie is expected to make landfall in Newfoundland bringing heavy rain and high winds.


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Newly graduated Afghan national police officers demonstrate their skills during a graduation ceremony at a National Police training center in Laghman province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. Over 148 National police officers graduated after receiving 4 months of training in Laghman.

Rahmat Gul/AP

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A home destroyed by wildfire is seen next to another home not damaged in Peachland, B.C..


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