July 12, 2013

Published July 12, 2013




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A striking municipal police officer reacts as he leans on a car with a Greek flag during a protest, against new austerity cuts that will affect thousands of public sector workers, in Athens. The government has committed to firing 15,000 people by the end of 2014 and transferring another 12,500 to new positions this year.

2

Frontier soldiers look up at a wave while checking a seawall as Typhoon Soulik approaches in Wenling, Zhejiang province, China. China braced for the impact of Soulik as the toll of dead and missing from torrential rain across a broad swath of the country climbed beyond 200.

3

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, applauds as the members of the ‘Malala Day’ Youth Assembly wish Malala Yousafzai, center, a happy birthday, at U.N. headquarters in New York.

4

Firefighters continue to work in Lac Megantic, Quebec. Police erected an 8-foot (2.5-meter) fence blocking from view what was once a downtown core of restaurants, bars and shops - but which now resembles a blackened war zone after a train pulling 72 cars of crude oil jumped the track and exploded into flames on July 6.

5

A police officer speaks to representatives from a betting company wearing baby masks and posing for the media beside a board detailing odds on different names for the royal baby as they perform a stunt outside St. Mary's Hospital Lindo Wing in London.

6

Indian Muslims break their Ramadan fast in New Delhi. Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in Islamic calendar during which devotees fast from dawn till dusk.

7

A Somali National Government (SNG) soldier walks past burning debris after a suspected suicide bomber rammed a car laden with explosives into an armored convoy of African Union troops in Mogadishu.

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A Syrian youth dives into a swimming pool as people enjoy a day out in the northern city of Aleppo. The new head of the Syrian National Coalition Ahmad al-Assi has backed calls for a truce from U.N. chief Ban Ki-Moon during the holy month of Ramadan.

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Runners make their way through the street with "El Pilar" fighting bulls watched by people from their balconies during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain.

10

Indian schoolchildren play in the rain in Ahmadabad. Monsoon rains usually hit India from June to September.

11

Mark Cavendish of Britain crosses the finish line ahead of Bauke Mollema of The Netherlands, left, Peter Sagan of Slovakia, right, and Jakob Fuglsang of Denmark, far right, to win the 13th stage of the Tour de France, in Saint-Amand-Montrond, western France.

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Goldfish swim in a tank as part of art exhibition 'Art Aquarium' during a press preview in Tokyo. The exhibition, designed by aquarist Hidetomo Kimura, will begin from July 13 through September 23.

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