An alpenhorn performance in Switzerland, a portrait of Vladimir Putin made of spent ammunition from Ukraine, fireworks in North Korea, Prince Charles surprised by an eagle, wildfire in California,protests in the Philippines and Turkey, a sunset in Crimea, and much more.
A young seal looks out of a box on the island of Juist, Germany, on July 28, 2015, before being released. The seals were reintroduced into the wild from a breeding station in Norddeich on the German coast.
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Conscript sailors stand in formation while taking the oath of allegiance to the Russian Federation in Sevastopol on July 25, 2015.
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A North Korean soldier watches as fireworks explode in Pyongyang, North Korea, on July 27, 2015, as part of celebrations for the 62nd anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War.
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A visitor with an umbrella walks through a field of sunflowers during a three-day sunflower festival in the town of Nogi, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, on July 26, 2015.
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Adam Smith of AFC Bournemouth falls during a pre-season friendly match with Yeovil Town F.C. in Yeovil, England, on July 28, 2015.
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Oil-pumping jacks and drilling pads at the Kern River Oil Field in Bakersfield, California, on July 28, 2015. The field is the third largest in California, fifth largest in the United States and relies mainly on the steam-injection method to extract the crude oil.
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People disarm an Orthodox Jewish assailant after he stabbed and injured six participants at an annual gay-pride parade in Jerusalem on Thursday, police and witnesses said on July 30, 2015.
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A bee nest is removed from the goal posts before a soccer match in Oldham, Greater Manchester, England, on July 25, 2015.
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The full moon rises over the illuminated Kazan Kremlin and Qol Sharif mosque in Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan, located in Russia's Volga River area about 450 miles (700 kilometers) east of Moscow, on July 29, 2015.
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Ukrainian artist Dariya Marchenko works on a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin named “The Face of War,” which is made of 5,000 cartridges brought from the front line in eastern Ukraine, in Kiev on July 23, 2015. The portrait will be presented along with a novel that will tell the personal stories of six people involved in this project, including Daria's own story and the stories of people who helped her to collect shells from the front line.
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Participants wrestle while riding horses during the Kyrgyz national horse games and festival near Lake Tulpar-Kol in the Kyrgyzstan’s Chon Alai mountain range on July 25, 2015.
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A man walks down a street past a handmade sign posted in the Englewood neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois, on July 29, 2015. In hopes of reducing crime, residents put up the signs in an area that has a high level of gun violence.
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Passengers ride on the first day of pre-operations on the partially re-opened Santa Teresa bonde, or “tram line,” in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 27, 2015. The historic tram has been closed since a derailing accident in 2011, which left six dead and 50 injured. The first stretch to reopen covers about one kilometer of the scenic 10-kilometer route. It has been operating since the late 19th century and is one of the oldest electric streetcar lines in Latin America.
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St. Francis Solano pledge Juan Ferreira holds a cane with a heron-head handle during a Mass marking the saint's feast day in Emboscada, Paraguay, on July 24, 2015. The feast, a mix of Indian and Catholic beliefs, is known by the Guarani name Guaicuru I memonde, which in English translates to “Dress of the Indigenous.” According to legend, smaller Indian groups would cover themselves from head to toe in bird feathers to scare off Guaicuru raiders looking for weapons and food to steal.
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A child cools off in a fountain in Milan, Italy, on July 24, 2015, as a major heat wave spreads throughout Europe with temperatures hitting nearly 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius).
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Protesters clash with riot police as they march towards the parliament in Manila, Philippines, on July 27, 2015, hours before President Benigno Aquino delivered his final State of the Nation Address.
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A boy paddles on a stand-up board during sunset on Lake Zicksee in St. Andrae, Austria, on July 24, 2015.
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A boy plays with a machine gun at a weapons exhibition during celebrations for Navy Day in St.Petersburg, Russia, on July 26, 2015.
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People play with their phones on the wreckage of houses in Xian village, a slum area in downtown Guangzhou, China, on July 24, 2015.
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Charles, Prince of Wales, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, react as Zephyr, the bald eagle mascot of the Army Air Corps, flaps his wings at the Sandringham Flower Show in King’s Lynn, England, on July 29, 2015.
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The settlements of Larung Gar Buddhist Academy in Sertar County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China, on July 23, 2015. The academy, founded in the 1980s among the mountains of the remote prefecture, is one of the largest Tibetan Buddhism institutes of the world, housing tens of thousands of monks and nuns.
A rider on horseback rips the head off a dead goose, hanging by its feet from a thick rope stretched across the town square, on the feast day of Santiago, the patron saint of Spain, during the ancestral festivities of Carpio de Tajo, Spain, on July 25, 2015. For at least 400 years young men from Carpio village have taken part in this old tradition, which some anthropologists believe is related to the legendary appearance of Santiago at the Battle of Navas de Tolosa in 1212 to effect a Christian victory over the Moors, represented in this rite by the goose.
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Alpenhorn players perform along the Lac de Tracouet in Haute-Nendaz, canton of Valais, Switzerland, on July 26, 2015. More than 200 alpenhorn players gathered in Nendaz on Sunday to perform as an ensemble in the Alpenhorn Festival.
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A boy plays in mountains of foam, used to help participants cool off in the summer heat, during a running event in Yantai, Shandong Province, China, on July 25, 2015.
Activists march near the house of Philippine President Benigno Aquino with an effigy (background) depicting Aquino as a monster, in Manila on July 26, 2015.
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A couple goes down an icy slide at Harbin Ice Wonderland on July 28, 2015, in Bangkok, Thailand. Over the last year, two new indoor cold-weather venues, Snow Town and Harbin Ice Wonderland, have opened in Bangkok, offering many Thais their first opportunity to visit a frozen, wintry landscape.
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A Chinese monk stares at the sea in Qingdao, eastern China's Shandong Province, on July 24, 2015.
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A migrant looks out the open door of a train carriage heading north from Gevgelija, Macedonia, to Tabanovce, at the Serbian border, on July 27, 2015. Migrants on this path, fleeing conflict-torn and impoverished countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, will often walk, or more recently cycle, for some 124 miles (200 kilometers) through Macedonia to get to the Serbian border.
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Lebanese Shiite women listen to the speech of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah as he speaks via a video link during their graduation ceremony in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, on July 25, 2015. Nasrallah said he is “proud” of U.S. sanctions targeting three members of the group. The U.S. Treasury Department slapped sanctions last week on three Hezbollah members, including senior figure Mustafa Badr al Din and a Lebanese businessman, for their suspected militant activities in support of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
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Cosplayers Natasha and Conor Lindop, dressed as characters from the Batman franchise, attend the second day of the MCM Comic Con in the Manchester Central exhibition venue with their son Dylan, aged 2, dressed as Robin, in the Manchester Central exhibition venue in Manchester, England, on July 26, 2015.
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A left-wing militant throws a Molotov cocktail during clashes with Turkish riot police in Istanbul's Gazi district on July 26, 2015. Tensions across the country were high, with police routinely using water cannons to disperse nightly protests in Istanbul and other cities denouncing ISIS and the government's policies on Syria. Turkey has launched a two-pronged “anti-terror” cross-border offensive against ISIS jihadists and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants after a wave of violence in the country, pounding their positions with air strikes and artillery. But the expansion of the campaign to include not just ISIS targets in Syria but PKK rebels in neighboring northern Iraq—themselves bitterly opposed to the jihadists—has jeopardized a truce with the Kurdish militants that has largely held since 2013.
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Patrick Hausding and Sascha Klein of Germany perform during the men’s 10-meter platform synchro competition at the Aquatics World Championships in Kazan, Russia, on July 26, 2015.
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Dairy cows nuzzle a barn cat as they wait to be milked at a farm in Granby, Quebec, on July 26, 2015.
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The Rocky Fire burns through a fence line in Lake County, California, on July 30, 2015. The Rocky Fire broke out on Wednesday afternoon in Lake County, 110 miles (180 kilometers) north of San Francisco. By Thursday morning it had spread to 8,000 acres.
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A man throws a girl into the air during sunset as they spend time in the Chersonesus Tavrichesky (Tauric Chersonesos) National Reserve in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, Crimea, on July 25, 2015.