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  • Filipino students wear masks of Nigerian school girls as they stage a demonstration in a street asking for the release of the Nigerian kidnapped girls by Boko Haram, in Manila, Philippines, June 27, 2014. More than two months have past since 276 Nigerian school girls have been abducted from their school in Nigeria by the terror group Boko Haram.
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  • Javanese Muslims gather on the beach as they prepare for Ramadan with a padusan ritual, June 27, 2014, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Padusan ritual, in Java culture, means the devout purify themselves and welcome the holy month of Ramadan by usually bathing in a lake or sea. 
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  • Chinese honor guards prepare for the arrival of Myanmar President U Thein Sein and Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, June 27, 2014.
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  • An adult wood stork is seen on a tour by the U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in Townsend, Ga., June 26, 2014.
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  • An official of Pakistan's Anti Narcotic Force shows a burning pile of confiscated drugs to children in Islamabad, Pakistan, June 26, 2014, on the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
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  • Taitan, a male Shih Tzu from Thailand, yawns while being groomed during Thailand International Dog Show in Bangkok, June 26, 2014.
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  • A morning fog glows above the Alpine foothills near Bernbeuren, Germany, June 26, 2014.
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  • A member of an Iraqi volunteer forces group joins training near the Imam Ali shrine in the southern holy Shiite city of Najaf, Iraq, June 26, 2014, after authorities urged Iraqis to help battle insurgents. Shiite militias responding to a call to arms by Iraq's top cleric are focused to protect the capital and Shiite shrines.
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  • Members of the audience hold up face masks of the character 'The Little Tramp' (aka Charlot) on the 100th anniversary of British-born actor and filmmaker Charlie Chaplin's birthday, during an outdoor live orchestral screening at Piazza Maggiore in Bologna, Italy, June 25, 2014.
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  • Pope Francis holds his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, June 25, 2014, in Vatican City, Vatican. This will be the last Pope's weekly audience before the suspension of the event for the summer.
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  • Residents and tourists play soccer on Ponta Negra beach in Natal, Brazil, June 25, 2014. Natal is one of many cities hosting the World Cup soccer tournament this month.
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  • Some of class of Newport Beach Junior Lifeguards exit the ocean, June 23, 2014, in Newport Beach, Calif.
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  • A fire plane drops retardant to extiguuish a blaz in a forest in Jerusalem, June 25, 2014.
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  • A lone Japanese soccer supporter sits dejected after watching a live broadcast of the group C World Cup soccer match between Japan and Colombia at a public viewing venue in Tokyo, June 25, 2014.
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  • Korean People's Army (KPA) officers and soldiers vow to smash the "U.S. imperialists" as they gather for a meeting to mark the 64th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, June 25, 2014, in South Hwanghae Province, North Korea. The writing on the sign in foreground left reads "Don't forget the wolfish American imperialists!"
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  • Former government Director of Communications and News of The World editor Andy Coulson departs the Old Bailey on June 25, 2014. Coulson has been found guilty of conspiracy to hack phones, and the jury are still out on a further charge after an eight month trial at the Old Bailey.
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  • An attendee works on a laptop computer during the Google I/O Annual Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, June 25, 2014. Google Inc. has successfully wooed developers to build applications for smartphones and tablets based on its Android mobile software.
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  • A local youth takes a selfie photograph in front of Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to St George's indoor market on in Belfast, Ireland, June 24, 2014.
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  • U.S. Rep. Charlie Rangel meets with constituents while campaigning in New York's 13th District on June 23, 2014 in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. The 84-year-old congressman faces a Democratic primary election tomorrow against New York State Sen. Adriano Espaillat.
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  • U.S. Navy officers wait for the start of an award ceremony to honor the victims and recognize the heroic actions of the people involved in the Washington Navy Yard shootings at Luetze Park, June 23, 2014, in Washington. The September 16, 2013 shooting ended after the gunman, Aaron Alexis, was killed by police but not before he murdered 12 people and injured three others.
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  • US National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden speaks to European officials via videoconference during a parliamentary hearing on improving the protection of whistleblowers, at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, eastern France, June 24, 2014.
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  • Members of an Iraqi volunteer force put on their newly issued boots in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, Iraq, June 24, 2014.
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  • Chiara de Blasio, daughter of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, attends the 2014 Mermaid Parade at Coney Island, June 21, 2014, in the Brooklyn, New York. The Mermaid Parade began in 1983 and features participants dressed as mermaids and other sea creatures. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray attended in costume along with their two children Dante and Chiara, who were chosen as King Neptune and Queen Mermaid, the highest held positions of the parade.
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  • A moss man takes part during the Corpus Christi procession in the small village of Bejar, Spain, June 22, 2014. Following the legend of the Moss Men, 12th century Christians covered their clothes and weapons with moss as camouflage to get inside a Muslim Fortress.
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  • A man representing the devil leaps over babies during the festival of El Salto del Colacho (The Devil's Jump), June 22, 2014, in Castrillo de Murcia, Spain. The festival, held on the first Sunday after Corpus Cristi, is a Catholic rite of the devil cleansing babies of original sin.
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  • Shane Mumford, of the Giants, competes for a mark during the round 14 AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Carlton Blues at Spotless Stadium on June 22, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.
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  • Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters take part in a training session at their camp, June 23, 2014, in Erbil, Iraq. A major militant offensive, led by jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, but involving other groups as well, have overrun several Iraqi provinces since it was launched on June 9.
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  • Debra Wolverton, second from right, receives communion from Pastor Terry Makelin as they participate in a church service at the site of the St. John's Lutheran Church, in Pilger, Neb., June 22, 2014. Pilger was hit by a tornado, on June 16, that killed two people and caused widespread damage.
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  • Visitors wearing umbrella hats sit and queue to enter the grounds on the first day at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, June 23, 2014.
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  • After a long night of partying at the Electric Daisy Carnival, festival goers rest on a curb outside of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, June 21, 2014, in Las Vegas.
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  • Indian dancers share a light moment backstage before performing during a classical dance festival in Bangalore, India, June 22, 2014.
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