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A morning commuter rushes past protesters outside the closed entrance of Ana Rosa subway station during the fifth day of metro worker's protest in Sao Paulo. Subway workers went on strike in Sao Paulo for a fifth day on Monday even after a court ruled the stoppage illegal, spreading chaos across Brazil's biggest city just days ahead of the opening match of the World Cup soccer tournament.


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Boys watch as another boy practices his soccer bicycle kicks at a Rio de Janeiro slum, Brazi, Monday. The 2014 Word Cup soccer tournament is set to begin in just a few days, with Brazil and Croatia playing in the opening match on June 12.

Felipe Dana/AP

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A Brazilian army personnel (C) goes through a decontamination procedure during a simulated chemical and radiological attack exercise at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia .


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Members of the public file past the casket of Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer Cst. Douglas James Larche during a public visitation of the Fallen Three at Wesleyan Celebration Center in Moncton, New Brunswick. A 24-year-old man was charged with murder on Friday in the slayings of three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers during a shooting spree in the eastern Canadian city of Moncton.


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A woman puts mud on her face as she bathes in the Ganges River on a hot summer afternoon in Allahabad, India, Monday. A strong heat has the northern plains of the country in its grips with temperatures crossing 113 degree Fahrenheit, or 45 degree Celsius in several places.

Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP

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A Sri Lankan vendor selling South Indian snacks awaits customers as the Galle Face seafront wears a deserted look at dusk in Colombo, Sri Lanka. With the arrival of the monsoon season, the number of visitors to this popular promenade has come down.

Eranga Jayawardena/AP

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An old woman looks from inside a car with bullet holes and shattered windows as she flees fighting in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slaviansk.

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French artist Paulo Grangeon throws one of his papier-mache pandas displayed at the arrival hall of the Hong Kong airport. The installation arrived in the city on Monday, launching the month-long "1600 Pandas World Tour in Hong Kong: Creativity meets Conservation" organized by a local art organiser, according to the official press release.


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A supporter of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah holds an Afghan flag after an election campaign rally in Paghman district of Kabul . The second round of Afghanistan's presidential election will take place on June 14.


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Pregnant women practice yoga as they attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest prenatal yoga class, in Changsha, Hunan province June 8, 2014. A total of 505 pregnant women participated in a yoga class together for 37 minutes and 28 seconds on Sunday, exceeding the current Guinness World Record set in Shenzhen in 2013 with 423 women, local media reported.


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An Israeli woman wears a unicorn mask as she walks in the playa during Israelís first Midburn festival, modeled after the popular Burning Man festival held annually in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, in the desert near the Israeli kibbutz of Sde Boker. Some 3,000 people set up a colorful encampment in the dusty moonscape, swinging from hoops by day and burning giant wooden sculptures by night. For five days, participants mostly Israelis created a temporary city dedicated to creativity, communal living, and what the festival calls ìradical self-expression."

Oded Balilty/AP

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