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A pro-Russian fighter places a black box from the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on a table while handing it over from Donetsk People's Republic officials to Malaysian representatives in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Bowing to international pressure Monday, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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Prince George of Cambridge: The first year

From play dates to magazine covers, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s firstborn has been busy.

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.

Actor James Garner dies

James Garner was best known for his roles in “Maverick” and “The Rockford Files.”

Inside the Costa Concordia

As crews prepare to tow the wrecked cruise ship away to be scrapped, a look back at the salvage operation.

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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.

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Rory McIlroy wins British Open

The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England.

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Animal views

Fun and fascinating creatures around the world.

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