Hurray, something other than the Olympics to post. Let me start by saying a big sorry for completely forgetting week 30 last week. I don’t know what came over me. Anyways, this is our review of week 31. It’s mostly misery from Syria, India and Africa, so if you need cheering up please check all our London 2012 galleries.

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Inmate wearing camouflage clothing returns after parade celebrating Peru's Independence Day at Lurigancho prison in Lima. MARIANA BAZO/REUTERS

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A boy skateboards in the central Kiev city square. ANATOLII STEPANOV/REUTERS

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Dancer looks up as he performs Prehispanic dances during celebration of 687th anniversary of foundation of Tenochtitlan at Zocalo square in Mexico city. EDGARD GARRIDO/REUTERS

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A storm cloud begins to dump rain as it passes over the Brooklyn borough of New York. LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS

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Activists and people from civil organizations march during heavy rain as they take part an event marking the 1953 assault on the Moncada military barracks in Cuba, outside at the U.S embassy in Mexico City. HENRY ROMERO/REUTERS

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Jessica Stansfield poses for a photo below an enormous uprooted tree after the town was hit by a tornado in Elmira. ADAM FENSTER/REUTERS

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People are reflected in mirrors at an entrance of a shopping complex in Tokyo. YURIKO NAKAO/REUTERS

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Protesters play dead in Westfield to campaign against Dow Chemical's sponsorship of the Olympic Games in London. NEIL HALL/REUTERS

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Muslims offer Friday prayers in a mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Allahabad. JITENDRA PRAKASH/REUTERS

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A pro-Syrian regime man tosses a couch into burning tires during a protest against Sunni Muslim Salafists who are supporting the Syrian opposition and are leading an open-ended sit-in, in Sidon. ALI HASHISHO/REUTERS

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Couple shares moment in front policemen during symbolic blockade in front of broadcaster Televisa organized by student movement Yo Soy 132 in Mexico City. TOMAS BRAVO/REUTERS

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Girl with her umbrella waits to cross the road during rainfall in Kathmandu. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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A girl with a London 2012 Olympic Games logo transfer on her cheek queues to get into the Olympic Park in London. NEIL HALL/REUTERS

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Olympic rings are seen during opening ceremony of London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in London. POOL/REUTERS

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The Olympic rings are seen during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Fireworks explode over the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI/REUTERS

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The Olympic cauldron is seen alight during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. DAVID GRAY/REUTERS

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Member of Australian Dance Company Chunky Move performs during a rehearsal of their show Glow in Sao Paulo. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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Local residents stand on smashed cars as they occupy the local government building during a protest against an industrial waste pipeline under construction in Qidong. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

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A street vendor selling umbrellas waits for customers during a hot summer day in Rome. ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS

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A boy peeks through the gates of a colonial house in Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast. THIERRY GOUEGNON/REUTERS

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A boy arrives to attend an evening prayer during the holy fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Karachi. ATHAR HUSSAIN/REUTERS

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Runners throw colored powder at the finish line of the Color Run in Amesbury. JESSICA RINALDI/REUTERS

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Paramilitary police officers patrol at Forbidden City on hazy day in central Beijing. JASON LEE/REUTERS

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M23 rebel fighters dance in celebration in the rain at Rumangabo. JAMES AKENA/REUTERS

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Hot air balloons are pictured during the 30th annual New Jersey Festival of Ballooning in Readington. ERIC THAYER/REUTERS

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Windan Palmer runs around pinwheels set up as a memorial to those killed in Aurora. RICK WILKING/REUTERS

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A woman stands behind a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin at a camp, The Territory of Initiative Youth Biryusa, near Krasnoyarsk. ILYA NAYMUSHIN/REUTERS

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A Jewish worshipper leans on the stones of the Western Wall during prayers marking Tisha B'Av at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. BAZ RATNER/REUTERS

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A woman cools down in a river during a hot day in Minsk. VASILY FEDOSENKO/REUTERS

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People throw coloured power in the air during Holi festival celebrations in Berlin. THOMAS PETER/REUTERS

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U.S. Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney meets members of the audience after delivering foreign policy remarks at Mishkenot Sha'ananim in Jerusalem. JASON REED/REUTERS

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People ride a special bicycle for five along the Guanabara bar in Rio de Janeiro. PILAR OLIVARES/REUTERS

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Residents salvage materials from their shanties destroyed by a barge nearby in the murky waters off Manila bay in Tondo, Manila. ERIK DE CASTRO/REUTERS

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A girl offers holy water at the Bagmati River as she takes part in the Bol Bom pilgrimage in Kathmandu. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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A man collects plastic and other recyclable materials from debris in the waters of Manila Bay after tropical storm Saola hit the Philippine capital. ERIK DE CASTRO/REUTERS

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A boy scatters fresh dates to dry at a farm during harvesting season in Larkana. NADEEM SOOMRO/REUTERS

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Panetta tours the North Africa American Cemetery, in Tunis. POOL/REUTERS

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Passengers sit in a train as they wait for electricity to be restored at a railway station in New Delhi. ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS

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A destroyed tank of Syrian President Bashar al Assad's forces is seen after clashes with the Free Syrian Army in the Rasten area, near Homs. STRINGER/REUTERS

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews attend a celebration marking the end of a seven-year cycle of studying texts from the Talmud in Jerusalem. RONEN ZVULUN/REUTERS

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A passenger looks through the window of a train as he waits for electricity to be restored at a railway station in New Delhi. ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS

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Sunset is seen behind the city of London. EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS

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Leona, 7, poses inside a labyrinth installation made up of 250,000 books titled aMAZEme at the Royal Festival Hall in central London. OLIVIA HARRIS/REUTERS

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Brazil's President Rousseff and Venezuelan President Chavez show scale models of the Embraer E190 aircraft during a signing ceremony in the Planalto Palace. UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS

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A customer holds a candle as he gets his haircut at a barber's shop during a power-cut in Kolkata. RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS

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Police and wildlife rangers stand next to a dead humpback whale lying in a rock pool at Newport beach in Sydney. DANIEL MUNOZ/REUTERS

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The sister of Palestinian Bader mourns near his body during his funeral near Ramallah. AMMAR AWAD/REUTERS

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Residents ride on makeshift rafts during a heavy downpour along a flooded street in Malabon, Metro Manila. ERIK DE CASTRO/REUTERS

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A sea barge with three homes is tugged out into the Pacific Ocean waters of the Strait of Georgia near Richmond. BEN NELMS/REUTERS

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Fishermen sit on boats as they watch procession to celebrate Narali Purnima or coconut festival in Mumbai. DANISH SIDDIQUI/REUTERS

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A woman walks through rubble from a building destroyed by shelling from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in downtown Aleppo. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

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A family eats their dinner under the light of a kerosene lamp and battery operated torch inside their house at Rampuriya village of Guna district in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS

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Performers re-enacting a scene of King Arthur and Merlin the wizard arrive on a ship during the Night of King Arthur in Igrane. ANTONIO BRONIC/REUTERS

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A man is tossed by a bull during festivities honouring saint Santo Domingo of Guzman in Managua.. OSWALDO RIVAS/REUTERS

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Orthodox Jews arrive for the 12th Siyum Hashas, a celebration marking the completion of the Daf Yomi, a seven-year cycle of studying texts from the Talmud, in East Rutherford. ERIC THAYER/REUTERS

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A man changes his sacred thread during the Janai Purnima, or Sacred Thread, Festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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A villager looks closely at a whale shark which died after being stranded on the Pandansimo beach in Bantul. STRINGER/INDONESIA/REUTERS

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U.N.-Arab League mediator Annan addresses a news conference in Geneva. DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS

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A baby rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) plays with a tiger cub at a zoo in Hefei. JIANAN YU/REUTERS

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U.S. President Obama smiles at a campaign event at Rollins College in Orlando. LARRY DOWNING/REUTERS

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A man who says he lost his leg during fighting between Shi'ite rebels and government forces, walks at a relief center for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Sanaa. Khaled Abdullah/REUTERS

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Illegal migrants rest on a railway line in Huehuetoca. EDGARD GARRIDO/REUTERS

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A general views shows the AVE high-speed trains during a strike at Atocha station in Madrid. JUAN MEDINA/REUTERS

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An aerial view shows illegal deforestation close to the Amazonia National Park in Itaituba. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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Visitors run away as they avoid waves whipped up by winds near Qiantang River in Hangzhou. LANG LANG/REUTERS