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Police take up positions behind anti-riot shields as protesters try to remove a police barricade while Philippine President Benigno Aquino delivers his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) during the joint session of the 16th Congress at the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Quezon city, Metro Manila.

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Jordanian anti-riot forces stand on alert during a protest held by Jordanians and Palestinians against the Israeli war on Gaza, in Amman, Jordan. Tens of protesters gathered near the Israeli embassy in a silent protest on the first day of Eid al-Fitr, to protest the Israeli bombing of Gaza.

Mohammad Hannon/AP

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Israeli forces' flares light up the night sky of Gaza City on early Tuesday. A truce between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza remained elusive as diplomats sought to end the fighting at the start of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Khalil Hamra/AP

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A Palestinian girl reacts at the scene of an explosion that medics said killed eight children and two adults, and wounded 40 others at a public garden in Gaza City. Locals blamed the blast on an Israeli air strike, but Israel denied responsibility, saying it was a misfire by a rocket launched by Hamas militants.

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An Israeli soldier attends the funeral of Israeli soldier Liad Lavi, who died after succumbing to wounds he sustained last week while fighting in Gaza, in Meitar near Beersheba. Palestinian fighters slipped into an Israeli village from the Gaza Strip and fought a gun battle with troops on Monday as an unofficial truce called for the Muslim Eid al-Fitr festival disintegrated. The incident was not the only breach of the fragile truce. Eight children and two adults were killed by a blast at a park in northern Gaza and four Israelis were reported to have been killed by cross-border Palestinian mortar fire.

SIEGFRIED MODOLA/REUTERS

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A White Cayman is seen at the Manu National Park in Peru's southern Amazon region of Madre de Dios. This 1.8 million hectares reserve is the largest National Park in Peru and is the home of about 1000 birds species and 200 mammals species among other animals, as reptiles and amphibians, and has one of the highest levels of biodiversity of any park in the world, with more than 200 varieties of trees found in one hectare.

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Yellow-spotted Amazon River turtles are seen at the Manu National Park in Peru's southern Amazon region of Madre de Dios. This 1.8 million hectares reserve is the largest National Park in Peru and is the home of about 1000 birds species and 200 mammals species among other animals, as reptiles and amphibians, and has one of the highest levels of biodiversity of any park in the world, with more than 200 varieties of trees found in one hectare.

ENRIQUE CASTRO-MENDIVIL/REUTERS

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Yeoman Serjeant Bob Loughlin walks amongst the art installation "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" marking the anniversary of the World War One at the Tower of London. The evolving installation by artist Paul Cummins will be formed of 888,246 ceramic poppies, to honour military fatalities during WWI.

NEIL HALL/Reuters

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Adam Barrett of England is seen underwater as he swims in the men's 100m Butterfly final during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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Small boats sit on the shore of Guanabara Bay in the suburb of Sao Goncalo, across the bay from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio dumps almost 70 percent of its untreated sewage into its surrounding waters, which fouls the bay with human waste and floating debris.

Felipe Dana/AP

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