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Astronauts (L-R) Zhang Xiaoguang, Nie Haisheng and Wang Yaping salute after returning to earth in the re-entry capsule of China's Shenzhou-10 spacecraft at its main landing site in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, June 26, 2013. Three Chinese astronauts returned to Earth on Wednesday, touching down in north China's Inner Mongolia after a successful 15-day mission in which they docked with a manned space laboratory.

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Israeli soldiers of the Golani brigade take position during training in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights near the border with Syria Wednesday, June 26, 2013.

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A worker pours water to extinguish a fire that is burning through his pineapple plantation in the haze-affected district of Tanah Putih in Rokan Hilir, Indonesia's Riau province June 26, 2013. Indonesia's president has apologised for the raging forest fires that have blanketed its neighbours Singapore and Malaysia with thick smog in Southeast Asia's worst air pollution crisis in 16 years.

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Soccer balls marked with red crosses are seen after being placed by members of NGO Rio de Paz (Rio Peace) as a protest in front of National Congress in Brasilia June 26, 2013. The protest was a call to the government to provide education, health and public services of the same standards as the FIFA World Cup stadiums, according to the organization.

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Disused swan pedalos sit in front of Toronto's Ontario place on Wednesday June 26, 2013, as they provincial government announce plans to redevelop a parking lot at the site into a new urban park and waterfront trail.

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Young Indian children play football on the outskirts of the eastern Indian city Bhubaneswar, India, Wednesday, June 26, 2013.

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A student is hit by a jet of water sprayed by riot police during a protest against the government to demand changes in the public state education system, in Santiago June 26, 2013. Chilean students have been protesting against what they say is profiteering in the state education system.

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Two Iranian policemen stand in front of a pile of seized narcotics set on fire, during a ceremony commemorating International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, in north Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Iran has burned at least 100 tons of illicit drugs as part of its efforts to fight drug smuggling. Iranian authorities and foreign guests watched as some 50 tons of various narcotics were burned in north Tehran at a ceremony on Wednesday to mark the UN International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Some 50 other tons were destroyed in several other Iranian cities.

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An Oplot military tank, which was produced under contract with the Royal Thai Army, is seen at a workshop of the Kharkiv Malyshev Plant during its presentation in Kharkiv, June 26, 2013. The Ukrainian arms trading company Ukrspetzexport signed a contract for the production and export of 49 T-84 Oplot main battle tanks to the Royal Thai Army in 2011, according to local media.

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Oakland Athletics' Jed Lowrie, right, collides with Cincinnati Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco as he scores on a double by Brandon Moss during the fourth inning of a baseball game on, Wednesday, June 26, 2013 in Oakland, Calif.

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Festival goers watch their friends play rounders on the first day of Glastonbury music festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset, June 26, 2013.

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Paula Deen appears on NBC News' "Today" show in this handout released to Reuters on June 26, 2013 by NBC NewsWire. U.S. celebrity chef Paula Deen, who had admitted in a lawsuit that she had used a racial slur, said on Wednesday that she is not a racist and would never intentionally hurt anyone.

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Members of the gallery cheer and chant as the Texas Senate tries to bring an abortion bill to a vote as time expires, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, in Austin, Texas. Amid the deafening roar of abortion rights supporters, Texas Republicans huddled around the Senate podium to pass new abortion restrictions, but whether the vote was cast before or after midnight is in dispute. If signed into law, the measures would close almost every abortion clinic in Texas.

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Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, center, who tries to filibuster an abortion bill, hold up a no vote as time expires, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, in Austin, Texas. Amid the deafening roar of abortion rights supporters, Texas Republicans huddled around the Senate podium to pass new abortion restrictions, but whether the vote was cast before or after midnight is in dispute. If signed into law, the measures would close almost every abortion clinic in Texas.

Eric Gay/AP

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Protesters, right, set cars and stores on fire during a demonstration in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Brazilian anti-government protesters in part angered by the billions spent in World Cup preparations and police clashed Wednesday near the stadium hosting a Confederations Cup football match, with tens of thousands of demonstrators trying to march on the site confronting police firing tear gas and rubber bullets.

Victor R. Caivano/AP

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Motorists ride in the haze from forest fires in Riau Ujung, Riau province, Indonesia, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Each year, forest fires on Sumatra and Borneo islands smother parts of nearby Singapore and Malaysia in haze. The Indonesian government usually blames plantation owners and traditional farmers for illegally setting fires as a cheap way to clear land.

Rony Muharrman/AP

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Humanoid communication robot Kirobo, left, talks with Fuminori Kataoka, project general manager from Toyota Motor Corp., during a press unveiling in Tokyo Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The world’s first space conversation experiment between a robot and humans is ready to be launched. Developers from the Kirobo project, named after "kibo” or hope in Japanese and ìrobot,î gathered to demonstrate the humanoid robot’s ability to talk.

Shizuo Kambayashi/AP

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