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A horse is pictured next to clothes drying on a fence in Natal, 2014. Natal will host its first of four scheduled matches of the 2014 World Cup on June 13.


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Aspiring young Indian soccer players gather for a practice session as a dust storm blows in Jammu, India.

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A Seleka fighter stands in a village close to the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo.


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Ultra-orthodox Jews take part in celebrations after the wedding ceremony of Esther Rokeach and Avraham Safrin (not pictured) in Jerusalem . Thousands gathered on Tuesday to celebrate the wedding between Safrin and Rokeach, the granddaughter of the spiritual leader of the Belz Hasidim, which is one of the largest Hasidic movements in the world.


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Taxi drivers block the road in Whitehall in central London . Taxi drivers sowed traffic chaos in Europe's top cities on Wednesday by mounting one of the biggest ever protests against Uber, a U.S. car service which allows people to summon rides at the touch of a button.


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Reese Hoffa of the U.S. competes in the men's Shot Put during the IAAF Diamond League at the Bislett Stadium in Oslo.


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Blanka Vlasic of Croatia competes in the women's High Jump during the IAAF Diamond League at the Bislett Stadium in Oslo .


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Members of Scotland Yard work at an area during the search for missing British girl Madeleine McCann in Praia da Luz, near Lagos. McCann was three when she disappeared from her room at the Praia da Luz holiday resort in the Algarve in May 2007 while her parents were dining with friends at a nearby restaurant, prompting a global hunt and worldwide headlines.


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A ball-girl chases a pigeon off the tennis court during the men's singles tennis match between France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Belgium's David Goffin at the Queen's Club Championships tennis tournament in west London.


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A Chinese People's Liberation Army soldier adjusts a hat of a member of a guard of honor as they prepare for a welcome ceremony for visiting Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi held outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China Wednesday.

Andy Wong/AP

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A navy ship patrols the coast near Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The World Cup soccer tournament starts Thursday. (A

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Tourists pose for photos in front of Brazil's famous Ipanema beach, Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The World Cup 2014 soccer tournament will be held in Brazil and starts on June 12.

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A girl takes a selfie in front of a promotional banner at the Brasilia Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport ahead of the 2014 World Cup, in Brasilia .


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A fan wears a bird costume with the name of Cristiano Ronaldo on the chest poses with Andressa Urach, a Brazilian model and actress who painted her upper body with Portugal's national soccer jersey, while gathering outside Portugal's hotel as the team arrived in Campinas. Portugal plays their first match of the 2014 World Cup on June 16 against Germany.


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