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  • Today in Pictures: Aug. 2, 2012

    A group of young Chinese girls take part in a summer ballet class in Hefei, east China's Anhui province, Aug. 1, 2012. Ballet was introduced to China between the 1920-30 by the Russians, especially in the big cities like Shanghai, Harbin and Tianjin, and now there are eight major ballet companies across the country.
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    Egyptian firefighters and bystanders try to extinguish several cars that caught on fire outside the Nile City Towers during clashes between Egyptian policemen and an unknown mob from a nearby neighborhood in Cairo, Aug. 2, 2012. 16 people were wounded in sectarian clashes after a Muslim died of wounds from a fight with a Christian.
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    General Motors workers burn tires on Presidente Dutra road to protest against the closure of GM's MVA assembly facility, where GM assembles its Meriva and Zafira models, Aug. 2, 2012 in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil. About 2,000 workers are employed by the plant.
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    Children use plywood to surf in a flooded street in the town of Navotas in suburban Manila, Aug. 2, 2012, after heavy rains and strong winds were brought about by Typhoon Saola. Rescuers deployed rubber boats while doctors fanned across cramped evacuation centres in the Philippines as the death toll from five days of flooding reached 23.
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    Indian Border Security Force soldiers stand guard along fencing near the India-Pakistan Chachwal border outpost some 65 km north of the North-Easter Indian city of Jammu, Aug. 2, 2012. Indian authorities are investigating a tunnel believed to cross into Pakistan as border forces are on constant guard against infiltration attempts by Pakistani militant groups that target India.
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    Two reticulated giraffes play at the zoo in Cologne, western Germany, Aug. 2, 2012. In the wild, giraffes live in sub-Sahararan Africa.
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    Residents touch a whale shark that died on the shores near the city of Yogyakarta on Indonesia's southern coast of Java island at dawn, Aug. 2, 2012 after being stranded in shallow waters overnight. Police and volunteers from Animal Friend Jogja (AFJ) prevented the local villagers from chopping up the 13-metre-long (42 ft) whale shark for its meat.
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    A man looks at swans swimming on the Landwehrkanal Canal as he sits by candlelight on a mild summer evening in Berlin, Aug. 1, 2012. Meteorologists forecast unsettled weather with temperatures up to 25 degrees Celsius for the German capital.
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