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  • Today in Pictures: July 5, 2012

    An inside view of one of the 50 hot air balloons from all over Europe which participated in the inaugural flight of the 16th European Balloon Festival in the city of Igualada, in Barcelona, Spain, July 5, 2012.
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  • Today in Pictures: July 5, 2012

    Riders race through a pond during the 143rd German Derby in Hamburg, Germany, July 4, 2012.
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    A Spanish miner is engulfed in flames after pouring gas from a bridge during a miner's demonstration in El Entrego, northern Spain, July 4, 2012. Spanish coal miners are staging a nationwide strike organized by unions opposed to subsidy reductions.
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  • Today in Pictures: July 5, 2012

    Indians stand along the waterfront as a huge wave batters the sea wall in Mumbai, July 5, 2012.
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    Iraqi women pray at the shrine of Imam Abbas bin Ali ibn Abi Taleb during the Shaabaniya ceremony commemorating the birth of Imam al-Mahdi in the city of Karbala, July 5, 2012. Mahdi is the 12th Imam who disappeared in the ninth century and Shiites believe that he will appear before the end of time to establish justice and true Islam in the world.
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  • Today in Pictures: July 5, 2012

    Indian Hindu pilgrims cross a bridge during the traditional journey to the Amarnath cave in Sangam, India. Thousands of pilgrims annually go to the remote Himalayan shrine, located 12,756 ft above sea level, to worship an icy stalagmite representing Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction.
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  • Today in Pictures: July 5, 2012

    Spectators watch as fireworks light up the sky over the Hudson River during the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show, July 4, 2012, in New York.
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    Five-time reigning champion Joey Chestnut competes in the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating World Championship, July 4, 2012, at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York. Chestnut went on to scarf down 68 hot dogs to win his sixth consecutive Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Coney Island.
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  • Today in Pictures: July 5, 2012

    A local saxophonist entertains people taking refuge from the heat and sun under a roof made of leaves, July 5, 2012, in Shanghai, China.
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    The pack passes a church in Rouen during the start of the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 122 miles with start in Rouen and finish in Saint-Quentin, France, July 5, 2012.
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