June 21, 2013

Published June 21, 2013

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A man jogs along the deserted Marina Promenade as the skyline of Singapore's central business district is covered in haze.  Haze from fires in Indonesia could persist for weeks or longer. The smoke has driven air quality to "hazardous" levels.

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A man walks near the entrance of a commercial building that was damaged during protests in Rio de Janeiro. Police and protesters fought in the streets into the early hours Friday as Brazilians swarmed through cities in the biggest demonstrations yet against a government viewed as corrupt at all levels.

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People look at the horizon soon after sunrise from the rocky crest filled with astronomical markers at the megalithic observatory of Kokino, Macedonia, during the summer solstice. The ancient astronomic observatory, located about 100 kms northeast of Skopje, dates back more than 4,000 years.

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A displaced girl sleeps outside her makeshift tent at a camp by the roadside after a rise in the waters of the river Yamuna folowing heavy rains in New Delhi. India's monsoon rains could ease soon after hitting 89 percent over averages in the past week.

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A road roller crushes smuggled elephant tusks that had been confiscated, at the Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City, Metro Manila. The government destroyed at least five tons of smuggled tusks, making the Philippines the first country in Asia to conduct physical destruction of massive ivory stockpiles in support of efforts to stamp out illegal wildlife trade.

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People take part in a group yoga practice on the morning of the summer solstice in New York's Times Square. The "Solstice in Times Square" event brought out thousands of participants to celebrate the year's longest day.

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A tourist records video of people in their underwear before they enter a clothing store in Madrid. A Spanish retail clothing chain said they would give clothes to people who came in their underwear as part of a promotional publicity stunt.

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Revellers celebrate the summer solstice at the ancient Stonehenge monument on Salisbury Plain in southern England. Druids, a pagan religious order dating back to Celtic Britain, believe Stonehenge was a center of spiritualism more than 2,000 years ago.

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Activists of the PAH mortgage victims platform occupy a branch of the BBVA bank to demand the renegotiation of the mortgages of 232 families, in Sabadell, near Barcelona, Spain.

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A window washer uses a squeegee to clean windows on the morning of the summer solstice in New York's Times Square.

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Models present creations designed by Ya Jameel at the Islamic Fashion Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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A dog wearing sunglasses sits on a scooter near Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey.

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