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A man take a rest near ballot boxes at Bendungan Hilir in Jakarta. Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono urged the two candidates in Wednesday's disputed presidential election to keep their supporters in check during what will be an agonizing two-week wait for an official result.


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Mothers from Honduras traveling with their children prepare to get into a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Services agent's truck after crossing the Rio Grande near McAllen, Texas. Thousands of unaccompanied minors are being dragged into the United States' dysfunctional governance, sudden poster children for a political age of paralysis and finger-pointing.


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View of central Israel seen from Tel Aviv as an Iron Dome air defense system fires to intercept a rocket from the Gaza Strip, Israel. Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday hitting hundreds of Hamas targets, as Palestinians reported more than a dozen of people killed in strikes that hit a home and a beachside cafe and Israel's missile defense system once again intercepted rockets fired by militants at the country's heartland.

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Israelis stand on a hill at the Israeli town of Sderot, overlooking the Gaza Strip, as they wait to watch Israeli forces' bombardment and rockets fired by Palestinian militants from inside Gaza towards Israel.

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Palestinians standing behind the gate of Rafah crossing hold their passports as they try to cross into Egypt, in the southern Gaza Strip. At least 74 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in Israel's Gaza offensive, Palestinian officials said on Thursday, and militants kept up rocket attacks on Tel Aviv and other cities in warfare showing no signs of ending soon.


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A mallard duck takes to flight after feeding in a small pond at Water Works Park in Des Moines, Iowa. Located a few miles southwest of downtown, the park features 1,500 acres of green space where visitors can enjoy biking, jogging, picnicking, fishing, and hiking.

Charlie Neibergall/AP

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A falcon tries to catch a pigeon, symbolising the national soccer team of Germany in the Brazil 2014 World Cup, during a falconry session north of Tabuk. The falcon was released and allowed to catch its prey, as part of an event to predict the winner of the World Cup final match between Germany and Argentina.


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Swiss artist Dave Pflugi shows the shape of his sculpture named 'The Seeds of Victory' in Rio de Janeiro. Dave has been commissioned by FIFA to create a piece of art for each World Cup since 1998, to be signed by all players of both finalist teams.


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A woman looks at a creation by French artist Claude Ponti during the "A journey to Nantes" (Le Voyage a Nantes) art festival in Nantes, western France.


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Poppies and other flowers are seen roadside as the pack with Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, passes during the sixth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 194 kilometers (120.5 miles) with start in Arras and finish in Reims, France.

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The pack of riders cycles on its way during the 194 km sixth stage of the Tour de France cycling race from Arras to Reims .


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Patti Beller prays in Spring, Texas, outside the home that was the scene of a multiple shooting the night before. The Harris County Sheriff's Office says Ronald Lee Haskell was booked Thursday on a capital murder/multiple murders charge and held without bond. Authorities believe Haskell fatally shot two adults and four children on Wednesday night and critically wounded a 15-year-old girl, who called 911.

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A Ukrainian soldier stands guard at a position near the eastern Ukrainian city of Konstantinovka. Ukrainian forces regained more ground but sustained further casualties on Thursday in clashes with separatists, while two Western allies urged Russia's Vladimir Putin to exert more pressure on the rebels to find a negotiated end to the conflict.


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A man rides a bike past a tail of a shell, outside the city of Slovyansk, Donetsk Region, eastern Ukraine.

Dmitry Lovetsky/AP

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A boy dives into a crater filled with water in Aleppo's al-Shaar district. Activists said the crater was caused by barrel bombs dropped by forces of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad.


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Lighting from an approaching thunder storm strikes near the shore in Panama City Beach, Fla.,

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