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A couple sunbathe in deckchairs on Brighton beach, Southern England July 19, 2013. Britain's first prolonged heatwave in seven years has taken the country by surprise, with rails buckling, shops selling out of electric fans, and scientists estimating the surge in temperature could have caused hundreds of premature deaths.

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People play in the mud during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong, about 190 km southwest of Seoul, July 19, 2013. About 2 to 3 million domestic and international tourists visit the beach during the annual mud festival, according to the festival organisers.

LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS

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Protesters react in front of riot policemen during a demonstration against last month's rape of 29-year-old shop assistant Iryna Krashkova, in central Kiev early July 19, 2013. The rape, which protesters said police were involved, sparked demonstrations across several cities in Ukraine and calls for the resignation of the Interior Minister, local media reported.

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A boy plays in the waters of Massachusetts Bay framed by a large sand sculpture on a hot day at Revere Beach in Revere, Mass., Friday, July 19, 2013.

Elise Amendola/AP

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Participants practice at the Kitesurfing World Cup 2013 in St. Peter-Ording, at the North Sea, Germany, Friday July 19, 2013.

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Supporters of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa Islamic organization offer funeral prayers in absentia for the Kashmiri protesters killed by Indian paramilitary soldiers a day earlier, in Karachi July 19, 2013.

ATHAR HUSSAIN/REUTERS

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Visitors to Random International’s "Rain Room" at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), pace through an environment of falling water, Friday, July 19, 2013 in New York. The field of rain-like water, pauses wherever a human body is detected, allowing visitors "the experience of controlling the rain."

Bebeto Matthews/AP

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A Free Syrian Army fighter (R) carries his weapon as he stands inside a room in Deir al-Zor July 18, 2013.

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Two men drift on floats along the Potomac River in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia July 19, 2013. The mid-atlantic region is experiencing a heat wave with temperatures expected to top 38 degrees Celsius.

KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS

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Dogs look out from a canine car in Mexico City, July 18, 2013. Robbery and kidnapping of breed dogs have quadrupled during the last few years in Mexico, according to animal care and control organizations.

EDGARD GARRIDO/REUTERS

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