June 15, 2013

Published June 15, 2013



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Rope access technicians work to complete a huge portrait of former South African President Nelson Mandela on the windows of the Civic Center building in Cape Town. Mandela is recovering well from a lung infection which has kept him in a serious condition in a hospital for a week.

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Protesters are attacked by a police water cannon at the entrance to Gezi Park near Istanbul's Taksim Square. Turkish riot police stormed the park firing tear gas and water cannon to evict hundreds of of anti-government protesters.

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Protesters wave placards and flags during an anti-G8 demonstration ahead of the summit, at Belfast City Center. Leaders of the G8 countries will meet at Lough Erne in Northern Ireland for the summit on June 17-18.

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Britain's Prince William attends the Trooping the Color ceremony on Horse Guards Parade in central London. Trooping the Color is a ceremony to honor the sovereign's official birthday.

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A Bahraini anti-government protester reacts to tear gas fired by riot police during clashes in Bilad al-Qadeem village, Bahrain.

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Children arrive to pay their respects at the Lidice Memorial during a remembrance ceremony honoring the 71st anniversary of the destruction of Lidice village by Germans forces, in the Czech Republic. In 1942, German troops destroyed the village in retaliation for the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, Nazi "protector" of Bohemia and Moravia, by Czech resistance fighters.

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A participant jumps in front of St. Isaac's Cathedral during a festival of youth street culture in St.Petersburg, Russia.

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Performers participate in the Confederations Cup opening ceremony before the Group A soccer match between Brazil and Japan at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia.

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Mayoral candidate Morris the Cat is held by his owner at his home in Xalapa, capital of the state of Veracruz, Mexico. Morris is running for mayor in the upcoming July elections with the slogan "Tired of voting for rats?" Morris' candidacy has already garnered over 110,000 Facebook likes, more than his human competitors.

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Models present a creation by Belarusian designer Olga Kiselevich during the Festival of vanguard art "Mammoth-2013" in Minsk.

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A man leaves the water after a surf session at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia.

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Fans cheer before the Confederations Cup Group A soccer match between Japan and Brazil at Estadio Nacional in Brasilia.

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