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epa04327215 US slackliner Andy Lewis performs on a slackline across skyscrapers during a commercial promotion event in Bangkok, Thailand, 23 July 2014. Lewis walked on the slackline in 175 meter height, stretching between two towers for 169 meter length in one hour and five minutes.  EPA/RUNGROJ YONGRIT

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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.

Inside the Costa Concordia

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

Malaysia plane crashes in Ukraine

Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 298 people has been shot down, according to U.S. intelligence officials.

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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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Picking up the pieces from Flight 17

As volunteers were combing the crash site for bodies and debris, friends and family members were trying to cope with their loss.

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Animal views

Fun and fascinating creatures around the world.

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Rory McIlroy wins British Open

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

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