Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures as he speaks during the Central Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) meeting, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, July 27, 2011. Abbas said Wednesday he will ask the United Nations to endorse Palestinian independence this fall even if negotiations restart with Israel.
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Brazil's Felipe Alves Franca da Silva celebrates after winning the men's 50m breaststroke final at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Shanghai, China, Wednesday, July 27, 2011.
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Towers and stars of Moscow's Kremlin and historical museum are reflected in a glass table at a rooftop cafe in an hotel in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 27, 2011.
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One World Trade Center, left, rises up in the Manhattan skyline in this aerial photo, Wednesday, July 27, 2011, in New York. The tower has reached the 76th floor. The Empire State Building is at right, in background.
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A woman walks past Libya's embassy in London, Wednesday, July 27, 2011. Britain is officially recognizing Libya's main opposition group as the country's legitimate government, and expelling all diplomats from Moammar Gadhafi's regime.
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Indian Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna, left, reacts as his Pakistani counterpart, Hina Rabbani Khar, reaches out to shake hands before their talks in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, July 27, 2011. The ministers met Wednesday for the first time since the nuclear-armed rivals resumed peace talks in February. Those talks were suspended after Pakistan-based militants attacked the city of Mumbai in November 2008.
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Two men kick shuttlecocks, known as "jianzi" in China, on a summer day at a park in Beijing, Wednesday, July 27, 2011.
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People drive vehicles through a flooded road in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, July 27, 2011. Heavy rain sent a landslide barreling into a resort in Chuncheon, a northern South Korean town Wednesday.
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Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Ervin Santana celebrates the final out of the game after tossing a no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians in a baseball game, Wednesday, July 27, 2011, in Cleveland. The Angels won 3-1.
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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio emerges from a closed-door caucus with House Republicans as work continues to avert a default, Wednesday, July 27, 2011, on Capitol Hill, in Washington.
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