June 28, 2013

Published June 28, 2013



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Chinese paramilitary police block photos as they man a checkpoint on the road to the riot-affected Uighur town of Lukqun, Xinjiang province. Fresh violence erupted in the restive province, two days after 35 died in what the government called a "terrorist attack" and a week before the anniversary of major 2009 clashes.

2

Two-year-old Precious Mali holds a picture of former South African President Nelson Mandela as well-wishers gather outside the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital where Mandela is being treated in Pretoria.

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Malaysia's landmark Petronas Twin Towers and commercial buildings are reflected after haze clears in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia stepped up pressure on Indonesia to do more to stop outbreaks of smog after fires on Sumatra island sparked Southeast Asia's worst air pollution crisis in years.

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Supporter of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi attends a rally in Cairo.  Thousands of backers and opponents of Egypt's Islamist president held competing rallies in the capital Friday.

5

A man walks amidst cardboard displays that are part of an installation by One.org in Berlin. One.org set up 140 pictures with pairs of eyes trained at the Reichstag, the seat of Germany's lower house of parliament, to draw attention to the plight of the world's poor and symbolize the close attention people pay to the government's international development policies. 

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Indian security officers carry coffins containing victims of a helicopter that crashed during a rescue mission in flood-ravaged northern India, in Dehradun, India. The air force helicopter hit the side of a mountain and fell into a river on Tuesday, killing five crew members and three civilians on board.

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Women sit in Kugulu Park where dozens of Turkish youths continue their protest, in Ankara. Daily life is partly back to normal in Istanbul and the Turkish capital, after nearly three weeks of protests that were sparked by a violent police crackdown on peaceful activists on May 31.

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A worker cleans algae off a fence near the coastline in Qingdao, Shandong province, China.

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A Hindu holy man smokes as he waits to register for the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu, India. Thousands of pilgrims annually visit the remote Himalayan shrine at 3,888 meters above sea level to worship an icy stalagmite representing Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction.

10

Firemen work to extinguish a fire that broke out in the city hall, in La Rochelle, western France. The fire swept through the roof destroying part of the historic 15th-century building.

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A spectator watches play on an outside court at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London.

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A fisherman casts his net into the River Mahanadi on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, India.

13

Festival-goers wait for singer Rita Ora to perform on the third day of the Glastonbury music festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset, Britain.


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