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  • Today in Pictures: Aug. 1, 2012

    Rebel Free Syrian Army fighters capture a policeman who they allege is a "Shabiha" or pro-regime militiaman, July 31, 2012, in Aleppo. Rebels killed 40 officers and seized three police stations during the pivotal battle for the commercial capital.
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  • Today in Pictures: Aug. 1, 2012

    A Pakistani villager carries an ailing peacock at Buphohar village in Thar desert, part of southern Sindh province, Aug. 1, 2012. Dozens of wild peacocks have died suddenly in Pakistan, prompting experts to fear an outbreak of the highly contagious Newcastle disease.
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  • Today in Pictures: Aug. 1, 2012

    A dead humpback whale, measuring 39 feet long, lies in a rock pool at Newport on the northern beaches in Sydney, Australia, Aug. 1, 2012. Authorities say it is unclear how the whale died but the large waves washed it into the pool sometime on Tuesday evening.
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    Diners sit on toilet shaped seats in a toilet themed restaurant in Shanghai, Aug. 1, 2012. Themed restaurants in China have become popular recently to attract the growing middle class and their spending power.
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  • Today in Pictures: Aug. 1, 2012

    Rescuers help a resident cross a swollen river after a mudslide in Jinggu, southwestern China's Yunnan province, killed at least three people. The mudslide occurred at a time when several parts of the country also faced major rainstorms, including the heaviest downpour in Beijing in 60 years.
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  • Today in Pictures: Aug. 1, 2012

    Tilly Shiner looks at a book that is part of the 'aMAZEme Labyrinth' at The Southbank Centre, July 31, 2012 in London, England. Brazilian artists Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo used 250,000 books to create the maze which will be on display until August 25, 2012.
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  • Today in Pictures: Aug. 1, 2012

    People touch an image of Santo Domingo de Guzman during celebrations at a church in Managua, Nicaragua, July 31, 2012. The first 10 days of August are reserved for the carnival-like celebration of Santo Domingo de Guzman, with processions, bullfights, parties and church services.
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  • Today in Pictures: Aug. 1, 2012

    A man holds a pole as he stands on top of a mound of garbage washed ashore by big waves as others look for recyclable materials, Aug. 1, 2012 in Manila, Philippines. The slow-moving Typhoon Saola killed at least 12 people and displaced 154,000 in the Philippines.
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