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  • Today in Pictures: July 3, 2012

    A destroyed Syrian forces tank remains in a damaged street in Atareb in northern Aleppo province, July 2, 2012. The majority of residents in Atareb have fled the town due to heavy fighting between Syrian forces and rebels. The last convoy of Syrian army has reportedly left the town few days ago and residents are slowly returning to claim their possessions and check their homes.
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  • Today in Pictures: July 3, 2012

    Activists of the Center for Orangutan Protection take blood sample from a tranquilized female orangutan named Yeti for health checkup at Taman Satwa Taru Jurug zoo in Solo, Central Java, Indonesia, July 3, 2012. Orangutan populations in Indonesia's Borneo and Sumatera island are facing severe threats from habitat loss, illegal logging, fires and poaching.
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    People pose with a 3D painting during the 2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition Of China at Hangzhou Peace International Exhibition and Conference Center, July 3, 2012 in Hangzhou, China. The exhibition will run from July 1 to August 6 in Hangzhou.
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  • Today in Pictures: July 3, 2012

    Wayne Matthew holds a rope as he helps a crew raising a hot air balloon shaped like the U.S. flag at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J., July 3, 2012. The 53 by 78 foot balloon is the world's largest free-flying American flag, weighs 530 pounds and is being flown in the upcoming 30th annual NJ Festival of Ballooning.
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  • Today in Pictures: July 3, 2012

    Smoke billows from a building after a gas explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 3, 2012. A gas explosion in a building left dozens of injured and two dead in Kabul, Afghan police officials said.
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  • Today in Pictures: July 3, 2012

    A boy floats on an inner tube on the Batten Kill under the Eagleville Covered Bridge in Jackson, N.Y., July 2, 2012.
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  • Today in Pictures: July 3, 2012

    The pack rides downhill during the third stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 122.4 miles with start in Orchies and finish in Boulogne-sur-Mer, northern France, July 3, 2012.
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    Guatemala's education minister Cynthia del Aguila is escorted by special police agents after being rescued after being held by students in a protest in Guatemala City, Guatemala, July 2, 2012. At least 50 people were injured, included two ministers and three journalists, after clashes between police and students.
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    A Mongolian vendor pulls toy cars as he walks across a road in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, July 2, 2011.
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    The Supertree Grove is illuminated as rain falls during the Gardens by the Bay, Light and Sound show, July 2, 2012 in Singapore. The free nightly light and sound display which sees the massive man made Supertrees lit up with spotlights and neon lights officially opened tonight in the south section of the Gardens by the Bay.
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