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Labourers plant saplings in a paddy field on the outskirts on the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar. Thailand is set to reclaim its status as the world's top rice exporter as weak monsoon rains curb India's crop, helping the Southeast Asian country's new military government offload bulging stockpiles.


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This aerial photo made available by the Italian Civil Protection Department shows the Costa Concordia shipwreck during the operations to refloat it off the coastline of the tiny Tuscan island of Isola del Giglio, Italy. The prow of the ship emerged Sunday as the refloating operations continued to prepare the wreck to be towed to the Italian port of Genoa, where it will be scrapped.


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Jakub Bures, Jan Kara, Jan Brand and Jan Holan pedal their boat, made with plastic bottles, on the Elbe river in Nymburk. Kara, a 22-year-old student and Bures, a 22-year-old car mechanic, built the 10-metre (32.8-feet) long boat from 5000 plastic bottles strapped to a wooden frame. The four men plan to pedal from their hometown Nymburk down the river Elbe to Hamburg in Germany to draw attention to an increasing plastic pollution in Europe, they said.


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China's Yang Jian competes at the men's 10m platform final during the 19th FINA Diving World Cup at the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai.


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People sunbathe on the beach of Wannsee near to Berlin. Temperatures in Germany rose to over 30 degrees Celsius over the weekend.


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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland holds the Claret Jug trophy after winning the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England.

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Williams Formula One driver Felipe Massa of Brazil crashes with his car in the first corner after the start of the German F1 Grand Prix at the Hockenheim racing circuit.


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A cyclists with his dog in a backpack climbs the race route towards the finish line in Risoul prior to the arrival of the riders in the fourteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 177 kilometers (110 miles) with start in Grenoble and finish in Risoul, France.

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The pack of riders cycles past a lavender field during the 222-km 15th stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Tallard and Nimes.


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The pack of riders cycles on its way during the 222-km 15th stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Tallard and Nimes.


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Flowers and mementos left by local residents lie on wreckage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region. Ukraine accused Russia and pro-Moscow rebels on Saturday of destroying evidence to cover up their guilt in the shooting down of the Malaysian airliner that has accelerated a showdown between the Kremlin and Western powers.


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A Bosnian Muslim woman cries by the casket of her relative in the village of Kozarac, near Prijedor, 260 kms west of Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, before a reburial. 284 newly identified bodies were put to rest in several local cemeteries. The majority of the 284 bodies were excavated from a mass grave in the village of Tomasica in 2013 and identified as those belonging to Bosnian non-Serbs that went missing in 1992, only to be found buried in several mass grave locations, years after the war ended.

Amel Emric/AP

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A woman flees with her child and other remaining residents from the Shajaiya neighborhood during a brief cease fire in Gaza City. Casualties grew on both sides as the Israeli military pressed on with its campaign aimed at quelling rocket fire into Israel and exposing and destroying tunnels.


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