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German pianist Stefan Aaron plays an orange piano on a 'flying carpet' platform suspended from a helicopter, over the Munich airport July 23, 2014. The concert is the fourth station of the 'Orange Piano Tour', which brings the artist to places around the world. REUTERS/Lukas Barth (GERMANY - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Inside the world’s tallest slum

Venezuelan soldiers and officials have begun the peaceful removal of as many as 3,000 squatters living in a 45-story skyscraper in the center of Venezuela’s capital Caracas. Here’s a look inside the “Tower of David”

2014 Comic-Con International Convention

The four-day Comic-Con festival kicks off in San Diego.

Tunnels between Gaza and Egypt are back in business

Primary commerce of Rafah, Egypt, focuses on tunnel network that circumvents the Israeli blockade of Gaza.

Two dead after tornado strikes Va. campground

Two people are confirmed dead at the site near Cape Charles on the Delmarva Peninsula, authorities said.

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An Argentina fan reacts after Argentina lost to Germany in their 2014 World Cup final soccer match in Brazil, at a public square viewing area in Buenos Aires, July 13, 2014.  REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (ARGENTINA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

The face of defeat

Tears turned to riots after Argentina loses in extra time on Mario Gotze’s goal.

epa04311248 Astana Procycling team rider Vincenzo Nibali of Italy wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey in action during the 7th stage of the 101st edition of the Tour de France 2014 cycling race, a 234,5 km long stage between Epernay and Nancy, in France, 11 July 2014.  EPA/BAS CZERWINSKI

The best of the Tour de France

The first half of the world’s most famous cycling race wound from Britain through the French countryside.


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The waiting game

Starting pitchers like Doug Fister must make the most of their time off the mound.

(Amanda Voisard / For the Washington Post)

Honors for the defiant POW

Before he was a rear admiral and senator, Jeremiah A. Denton Jr. was a prisoner who wouldn’t give up.

(Amir Cohen / Reuters)

Inside the smuggling tunnels of Gaza

Here’s a look at the tunnels of Gaza, which have been used for years to smuggle goods — and people — across the border.

(Michael Penn / AP)

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Fun and fascinating creatures around the world.


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