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A Nepalese Hindu woman offers prayers at the Pashupatinath temple during Teej festival celebrations in Katmandu, Nepal.

Niranjan Shrestha/AP

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Chinese ocean surveillance and fishery patrol ships and a Japan Coast Guard patrol ship (R and 2nd L) sail about 27 km west from a group of disputed islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, in the East China Sea. China and Japan are currently involved in a territorial dispute involving the group of uninhabited islets in the East China Sea.


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Paramilitary policemen stand guard behind barriers, as they allow about a hundred demonstrators to enter each time to protest in the area outside the Japanese consulate in Shanghai on the 81st anniversary of Japan's invasion of China.


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Civilians look at the sky as they inspect the damage in the area after an air strike at Al-Shaar neighbourhood in Aleppo, Syria.

Zain Karam/Reuters

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Striking miners dance and cheer after they were informed of a 22 percent wage increase offer outside Lonmin's Marikana mine, 100 km northwest of Johannesburg. Striking miners at the mine said on Tuesday they accepted a management pay rise offer and would return to work on Thursday.


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Pakistani protesters burn an effigy of U.S. President Barack Obama during a demonstration that is part of widespread anger across the Muslim world about a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad, near the US consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Mohammad Sajjad/AP

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A large U.S. flag, left, waves in gusty winds and pedestrians cross the street under red streetlights in Newark, N.J. Parts of New Jersey were under a tornado watch until 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Julio Cortez/AP

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Independent mine workers attend a protest rally in La Paz. Thousands of independent mine workers of Bolivia's recently nationalized Colquiri tin mine protested against unionized mine workers and the government of Bolivian President Evo Morales.


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Young ballerinas look at the statue Little Dancer Aged Fourteen by Degas at the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal. The museum will be exhibiting an impressionist art show featuring Degas, Gauguin and Monet among others on loan from the Clark Museum.


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Donna Moore and son Ian Moore walk through streets of mud after heavy rains at the Waterloo Region, International Plowing Match opening ceremonies in Roseville, Ontario.


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