A Ladakhi woman adjusts her traditional headgear during a religious function on the outskirts of Leh in Ladakh, India, July 18, 2013.
A Syrian youth dives into a swimming pool as people enjoy a day out in the northern city of Aleppo, July 12, 2013.
The new head of the Syrian National Coalition Ahmad al-Assi has backed calls for a truce from UN chief Ban Ki-Moon during the holy month of Ramadan.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin submerges in the Sea Explorer 5 off the island of Gogland, 110 miles west of St. Petersburg, Russia, July 15, 2013.
Putin rode the small submersible craft 200 feet down to see the remains of the naval frigate Oleg, which sank in 1869, Russian news reports said.
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People walk on top of the dune of Pilat, the highest sand dune in Europe, La Teste-de-Buch, western France, July 16, 2013.
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A novice Tibetan Buddhist monk plays with a toy gun during a break from the Dalai Lama's religious sermon outside the Gyudmed Tantric Monastery in Gurupura, 132 miles southwest of Bangalore, India, July 15, 2013.
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Kashmiri Muslim children recite verses of the Quran at a local Madrasa, or Muslim religious school, during Ramadan in Srinagar, India, July 17, 2013.
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The Sagrada Familia cathedral is seen in the background as a diver practices ahead of the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, July 15, 2013.
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Visitors at a water park enjoy themselves in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province, July 13, 2013.
J'hiana Jlapion, 4, sits on the shoulders of her father Jabari Jlapion during a protest of George Zimmerman's not guilty verdict in the 2012 shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin, July 15, 2013, in Atlanta, Ga.
Read more: U.S. reacts to Zimmerman verdict
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Indian school children play in the rain in Ahmadabad, India, July 12, 2013.
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Bullfighter Juan Jose Padilla performs with Fuente Ymbro's fighting bulls on the eighth day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival in Pamplona, Spain, July 13, 2013.
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Bulls participate in a race at a paddy field during a festival in Monsatola, about 38 miles south of Kolkata, India, July 13, 2013.
Local Indian farmers participate in such races in the belief that participation before ploughing fields will bring good rain and a better harvest.
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Abortion rights advocates fill the rotunda of the State Capitol as the Senate nears the vote on Friday night, July 12, 2013.
Texas senators were wrapping up debate on sweeping abortion restrictions Friday night and were poised to vote on a measure after weeks of protests.
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An Indian man mourns as he holds his dead daughter inside an ambulance, outside a hospital in Patna, in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Officials on Wednesday blamed the presence of insecticide in a free midday meal after at least 20 children died and many more were sick after eating lunch at a primary school in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. The children are age 8 to 11.
Read more: Grief and anger in India
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Thousands of people celebrate the 95th birthday of their "Father of the Nation" Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where he is being treated in Pretoria, South Africa, July 18, 2013.
The South African presidency has said that Mandela's health is "steadily improving," as the anti-apartheid icon spends his 95th birthday in the hospital.
Read more: Happy 95th Nelson Mandela
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A man relaxes on a bench near Times Square on July 16, 2013 in New York City. A stifling heat wave has descended upon the New York City region for the week; temperatures are expected to reach into the 100s. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Read more: We're havin' a heat wave
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Fireworks burst around the Eiffel Tower in Paris as part of France's annual Bastille Day celebrations, July 14, 2013.
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Swimmers enjoy the sunshine at an outdoor pool in central London, July 17, 2013. The United Kingdom is experiencing heatwave conditions for a second week.
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An Israeli soldier checks the barrel of a tank of the 53rd Armor Battalion during an exercise in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights near the border with Syria, July 18, 2013.
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