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  • Today in Pictures: July 31, 2012

    An Indian barber holding a candle, has a haircut for a customer at his shop in Kolkata, India, July 31, 2012. India's energy crisis cascaded over half the country when three of its regional grids collapsed, leaving 620 million people without government-supplied electricity for several hours in, by far, the world's biggest blackout.
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  • Today in Pictures: July 31, 2012

    Security forces gather at the scene of a car bomb explosion in a shopping area in Karradah, Baghdad, Iraq, July 31, 2012. Iraqi officials say twin car bombings within five minutes of each other have killed and wounded scores of people.
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  • Today in Pictures: July 31, 2012

    A boy looks on as tens of thousands of Ultra Orthodox Jews attend Siyum HaShas, a celebration marking the completion of the learning cycle of the Babylonian Talmud, a collection of oral Jewish laws and traditions at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem, July 30, 2012. Each of the Talmud?s 2711 pages is studied in sequence, one day at a time, in a process that lasts about of a seven and a half years.
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    A Filipino resident swims in polluted waters as he tries to salvage items from their house after two empty barges rammed into shanties on stilts at a poor community in Manila, Philippines, July 30, 2012.
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  • Today in Pictures: July 31, 2012

    Spanish forward Pau Gasol jumps to score during the Men's preliminary round group B basketball match of the London 2012 Olympic Games Australia vs Spain, July 31, 2012 at the basketball arena in London. Spain won 82 to 70.
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  • Today in Pictures: July 31, 2012

    Judges comfort A Lam Shin of South Korea as she reacts after the judges ruling on an issue of a delayed clock that caused her to loss her bout against Britta Heidemann of Germany during the Women's Epee Individual Fencing Semifinals, July 30, 2012. Heidemann scored the final point with one second left on the clock to win against Shin.
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  • Today in Pictures: July 31, 2012

    Children dance during Martyrs' day, July 30, 2012 in Juba, South Sudan. For the second time since the secession from Sudan, South Sudanese came to commemorate the 7th anniversary of Martyrs' day in remembrance of the soldiers who lost their life during the war against Sudan.
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  • Today in Pictures: July 31, 2012

    A Syrian boy jumps off a destroyed army tanker in the northern town of Atareb, July 31, 2012. While fighting raged in Syria's commercial capital Aleppo for a fourth straight day, clashes between the Syrian army and rebels also erupted in Damascus and other parts of the country.
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  • Today in Pictures: July 31, 2012

    A rescued baby pangolin is released into the forest by government wildlife in Karo, North Sumatra province, July 31, 2012 after Indonesian police intercepted 85 endangered pangolins, most of them alive despite being stuffed into sacks by suspected smugglers. The animals, also known as scaly anteaters and prized mostly in China and Vietnam as food and medicine, were crammed into 14 sacks.
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