A portion of the sidewalk rises off the ground following a storm in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007. A rainstorm barreled through the New York metro area, sparking lightning and thunder and in torrential rains drenched the streets.
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One Year Out
Fireworks explode over Tiananmen Square during a ceremony to mark the one year count down to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007. Chinese officials held a grand ceremony one year from the time Beijing will host the most anticipated and most expensive Olympics in history.
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An Iraqi woman, seen through barbed wire, passes a checkpoint in the Khazimiyah neighborhood of north Baghdad, Iraq, on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007. Iraqi authorities are increasing security as they prepare for a major Shiite pilgrimage, the annual march to commemorate the eighth-century death of Imam Moussa al-Kadhim, a key Shiite saint.
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An analytical chemist displays a petri dish with salmonella in the Institute for Chemical and Veterinary Research in Stuttgart, southwestern Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007.
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Australian peacekeepers patrol the shore in Dili, East Timor, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007. The former guerrilla leader Xanana Gusmao was sworn in as East Timor's prime minister, pledging to unite the country, but the previous ruling party boycotted the ceremony. Gusmao and his new government take charge of an impoverished nation scarred by more than a year of tension and political uncertainty following deadly unrest.
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Intense clouds from Tropical Storm Pabuk pass behind the Taipei 101 skyscraper, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007, in Taipei, Taiwan. The storm swirled across the southern tip of Taiwan on Wednesday, bringing heavy rain to most of the island but causing no major damage or casualties. Tropical Storm Wutip is following behind, expected to make landfall mid-day Thursday.
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The English Beach
Vacationers and surfing enthusiasts crowd onto the beach during the Ripcurl Boardmasters at Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall, England, on Aug. 8, 2007. The event, which runs August 6-12, has become the biggest event on the UK's surfing calendar and attracts surfers from across the globe to compete for the $100,000 prize money.
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Space Shuttle Endeavour lifts off at the Kennedy Space Center Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The shuttle mission, transporting parts for the International Space Station and carrying educator Barbara Morgan, is the first flight for Endeavour since December 2002.