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Demonstrators set fire to barricades as they clash with riot police during an anti-government protest at Taksim Square in central Istanbul. MURAD SEZER/REUTERS

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Riot police use tear gas to disperse the crowd during an anti-government protest at Taksim Square in central Istanbul. MURAD SEZER/REUTERS

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A large storm cell, which reportedly produced a multiple vortex tornado, passes south of El Reno, Oklahoma. BILL WAUGH/REUTERS

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Cloud to ground lightning strikes near storm chasers during a tornadic thunderstorm in Cushing. GENE BLEVINS/REUTERS

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Nine-year-old Bacho Tsiklauri listens to his teacher Lia Tsiklauri during a lesson at school in the village of Makarta, north of Tbilisi. DAVID MDZINARISHVILI/REUTERS

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Thailand's Prime Minister Shinawatra waves at schoolchildren from a car window during a visit to a Buddhist temple in Colombo. DINUKA LIYANAWATTE/REUTERS

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Children take part in a mock military parade at an amusement park in Pyongyang. KYODO/REUTERS

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Women in bridal gowns participate in the Runaway Bride run in Riga. INTS KALNINS/REUTERS

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Man is hit by a jet of water as riot police use a water cannon to disperse demonstrators during a protest against Turkey's PM Erdogan and his ruling AKP in central Ankara. UMIT BEKTAS/REUTERS

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An enthusiast dressed as a zombie smears a piece of meat against the window of a bus full of tourists during the annual Zombie Walk festival in Prague. DAVID W CERNY/REUTERS

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Singer Iggy Azalea performs at The Sound of Change concert at Twickenham Stadium in London. NEIL HALL/REUTERS

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German police detain a protester during an anti-capitalism Blockupy demonstration in Frankfurt. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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The statue of world harmony leader Sri Chinmoy is partially submerged in water from rising Vltava river in Prague. DAVID W CERNY/REUTERS

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Firefighters battle the Powerhouse wildfire at the Angeles National Forest in California. GENE BLEVINS/REUTERS

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Flooded houses next to river Steyr are pictured during heavy rainfall in the Austrian city of Steyr. LEONHARD FOEGER/REUTERS

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Participants operate a homemade flying machine during the Red Bull Flugtag (Flight Day) event in Kiev. GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A Palestinian militant of Al-Nasir brigades shoots next to a participant of a presentation during a military graduation ceremony in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. SUHAIB SALEM/REUTERS

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Revellers play with tomato pulp during the annual Tomatina (tomato fight) in Sutamarchan province in Boyaca. JOHN VIZCAINO/REUTERS

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An anti-government protester holds a Turkish national flag with a portrait of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey, on it during a demonstration in Ankara. UMIT BEKTAS/REUTERS

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People wait in their flooded house in centre of Passau. MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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A passenger stands at the mangled front of a tourist bus near Orebro in central Sweden. SCANPIX SWEDEN/REUTERS

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Workers make parts for household mixers at a workshop in Mumbai. DANISH SIDDIQUI/REUTERS

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General view shows flooded cemetery of Austria's Schaerding. MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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A man rests on the roof during a media preview at the Museum of Civilizations from Europe and the Mediterranean (MuCEM) in Marseille. JEAN-PAUL PELISSIER/REUTERS

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Riot police fire tear gas against protesters during a demonstration in Ankara. UMIT BEKTAS/REUTERS

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A twig is used to keep an elephant's trunk open while a Wildlife Conservation Society official attaches a GPS-satellite collar in a remote area of South Sudan. STAFF/REUTERS

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A courtroom sketch depicts Private First Class Bradley Manning and his attorney David Coombs during the first day of Manning's trial at Fort Meade in Maryland. STRINGER/REUTERS

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The sun is captured over Earth's horizon by one of the Expedition 36 crew members aboard the International Space Station. NASA/REUTERS

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Members of the Free Syrian Army talk as they sit with their weapons in a damaged street in Aleppo's Karm al-Jabal district. MUZAFFAR SALMAN/REUTERS

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Anti-government protesters stand on a barricade during an anti-government protest. MURAD SEZER/REUTERS

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A view shows a burnt out site of a poultry slaughterhouse after a fire in Dehui. CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERS

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A paramilitary policeman knocks down a man role-playing as a plane hijacker during an anti-terrorism drill at Nanjing Lukou International Airport in Nanjing. CHINA DAILY/REUTERS

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Cast member Emma Watson poses at the premiere of This Is the End in Los Angeles. MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Defendant Zschaepe arrives for continuation of her trial in a courtroom in Munich. MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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Oscar Pistorius leaves the Pretoria Magistrates court after a brief appearance. MIKE HUTCHINGS/REUTERS

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Scavengers search for recyclable materials to be sold to recycling centres, at the Nam Son garbage dump, north of Hanoi. KHAM/REUTERS

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An anti-government protester runs away from a burning container in Istanbul's Taksim square. YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS

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Tens of thousands of people participate in a candlelight vigil at Hong Kong's Victoria Park. TYRONE SIU/REUTERS

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Firemen pump water out from a submerged field near the city of Melnik. PETR JOSEK/REUTERS

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A boy leans on his younger brother as they look out of their window at police officers waiting to carry out their eviction in Madrid. SUSANA VERA/REUTERS

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An aerial image shows the three-rivers city of Passau in south-eastern Bavaria. WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS

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Spanish Civil Guards stand guard outside a building where four people were arrested in a flat at Nueva Alcantara neighbourhood in San Pedro de Alcantara. JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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A Lamborghini Aventador and a Ferrari are seen parked near the Burj Khalifa as police officers walk past in Dubai. JUMANA EL HELOUEH/REUTERS

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Shi'ite pilgrims gather at Imam Moussa al-Kadhim shrine to mark his death anniversary in Baghdad's Kadhimiya district. SAAD SHALASH/REUTERS

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Firefighters stand at the scene of a possible natural gas explosion on the campus of Nyack College in New York. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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A consumer carries products at the state-run supermarket Bicentenario in Caracas. JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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U.S. Army Private First Class Manning departs day two of his court-martial at Fort Meade Maryland. GARY CAMERON/REUTERS

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An Egyptian farmer holds a handful of soil to show the dryness of the land due to drought in a farm formerly irrigated by the river Nile, in Al-Dakahlya. MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY/REUTERS

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Munduruku Indians board a Brazilian Air Force plane to fly to Brasilia. LUNAE PARRACHO/REUTERS

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Police officers scuffle with protesting family members of victims of fire that broke out in a chicken processing plant, in Dehui. ALY SONG/REUTERS

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Henryk, who has lived at the Camillian Mission shelter for homeless people for five years, looks out as he eats his meal at the shelter in Warsaw. KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS

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People see off buses carrying students who are travelling to attend the college entrance examination, or gaokao, at Maotanchang High School in Liu'an. CHINA DAILY/REUTERS

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A combination picture of Pope Francis catching a rosary thrown by faithful in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican. MAX ROSSI/REUTERS

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A resident mows the lawn in village of Stein-Krems next to the flooded river Danube in Lower Austria. LEONHARD FOEGER/REUTERS

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A young boy looks on from an army truck, which is transporting people out of the flooded village of Devin, in Bratislava. RADOVAN STOKLASA/REUTERS

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A worker hangs mutton in a cold storage at a charity food distribution office building in Karachi. AKHTAR SOOMRO/REUTERS

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A general view shows soldiers loyal to the Syrian regime with their military tanks in Qusair. MOHAMED AZAKIR/REUTERS

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Houston Fire Chief Terry Garrison presents a flag to Jack and Mary Sullivan, parents of fallen firefighter Anne Sullivan during a memorial service for four Houston firefighters in Houston. POOL/REUTERS

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People stand near Damascus gate outside Jerusalem's Old City as it is projected with images during the Jerusalem Light 2013 Festival. AMMAR AWAD/REUTERS

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Anti-government protesters try to protect themselves from a water canon as riot police disperse them during a protest in Ankara. UMIT BEKTAS/REUTERS

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Man stands on an upper floor at the Senate building in Mexico City. TOMAS BRAVO/REUTERS

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A woman talks on a portable phone while holding a banner against genetically modified food during a rally organized by NGOs to mark the World Environment Day in Bucharest. BOGDAN CRISTEL/REUTERS

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Senator Frank Lautenberg's widow looks on as his casket is wheeled onto a train, in Secaucus, New Jersey. CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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Employees of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. wait for the start of the U.S. Associates meeting in Fayetteville. RICK WILKING/REUTERS

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Smoke rises as Tibetan monks burn trees on an altar during their morning ritual in the Dzamthang Jonang monastery in Barma township. KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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Marialena, a homeless AIDS sufferer and former drug addict who is on a methadone rehabilitation program, sleeps under a bridge in central Athens. YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS

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People throw mud onto each other at a crop field during Hucang Festival at Zhangjiajie. CHINA DAILY/REUTERS

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A Kashmiri woman mourns during the funeral of Mohammed Abbas Nangroo, a militant commander at Rajpora. DANISH ISMAIL/REUTERS

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A farmer carrying a basket on her back walks toward her field at Khokana in Lalitpur. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Deputies of the pro-presidential party clash with opposition deputies who attempt to distrupt a parliament session in Kiev. STRINGER/REUTERS

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Vehicles drive down Shore Boulevard as wind and rain from Tropical Storm Andrea hit the Florida coast near Gulfport, Florida. STEVE NESIUS/REUTERS

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Guests enjoy a Dinner in the Sky on a platform hanging near the Brussels' Grand Place at sunset in Brussels. FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS

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Los Angeles law enforcement officials conduct a demonstration of counter terrorism tactics in Los Angeles. PATRICK T. FALLON/REUTERS

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Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan waves to supporters after arriving at Istanbul's Ataturk airport. OSMAN ORSAL/REUTERS

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Short performs during American Film Institute's 41st Life Achievement Award Gala at Dolby theatre in Hollywood. MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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A Muslim man is seen after Friday prayers in Kocatepe Camisi mosque in Ankara. DADO RUVIC/REUTERS

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Cars at a car dealership are seen in the flooded little village of Fischerdorf. MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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A Sotheby's employee poses with Rene Magritte's artwork L'idee at Sotheby's Auction House in London. LUKE MACGREGOR/REUTERS

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth visits BBC Radio4 presenters In the studios at BBC Broadcasting House in London. POOL/REUTERS

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Soldiers cover themselves from a military helicopter's downwash as it lowers sandbags to help reinforce a dike along the swollen Danube River near Gyor. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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Jackman welcomes Cruise to stage during annual shareholders meeting for Walmart in Fayetteville, Arkansas. RICK WILKING/REUTERS

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Police officers gather during a search at Santa Monica College following a shooting on campus in Santa Monica, California. JONATHAN ALCORN/REUTERS

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Soldiers of Federal District's Special Operations Battalion stand on a boat as they take part in a training exercise at Paranoa Lake in Brasilia. UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS