July 6: Girls wearing homemade grass-skirts dance in a river while celebrating Ivan Kupala Night, a traditional Slavic holiday, in Turov, Belarus. During the celebration, originating in pagan times, people plait wreaths, jump over fires and swim.
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July 6: People in traditional clothing jump over a fire while celebrating Ivan Kupala Night in Turov, Belarus.
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July 6: Fans battle the setting sun as they take in the action from the first base stands as the Colorado Rockies face the Washington Nationals at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Nationals 1-0.
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July 6: Revellers jump into the sea and past a bull during the "Bous a la mar" festivities in the Denia, Spain. The revellers encourage bulls to chase them until they both fall into the sea. The bulls are then rescued by small boats who tow them to safety.
July 6: A bull is rescued by people on a small boat after it jumped into the sea during the "Bous a la mar" festivities in the Denia, Spain.
July 6: Dara Torres pushes off from the deck before the U.S. national swimming championships in Indianapolis. The meet starts Tuesday.
July 6: Michael Phelps prepares to practice at the pool before the start of the U.S. National Championships and World Swimming Trials in Indianapolis.
July 6: U.S. singer Chaka Khan performs in the Miles Davis Hall stage at the 43rd Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland.
July 6: A press conference is held for former DC Mayor and current Council member Marion Barry. He was arrested over the weekend on charges of stalking former girlfriend, political consultant Donna Watts-Brighthaupt.
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July 6: Fans sign a Michael Jackson poster covered in messages outside the Staples Center, which will be the site of a memorial service for musical legend after his recent death. A total of 1.6 million people scrambled for tickets to Jackson's memorial service.
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July 6: Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas performs during the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.
July 6: Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., speaks during a ceremony held in front of the completed Smuggler's Gulch project along the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego. The ceremony was held to mark the completion of the controversial infrastructure and fencing project.
July 6: Two U.S. Border Patrol agents stand on the U.S. side of a section of fence that is part of the completed Smuggler's Gulch project along the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego. The fence is part of an effort to complete a secondary fence from the Pacific Ocean to the Otay Mesa Port of Entry.
July 7: A woman holding an umbrella wades through a flooded street in Nanjing. Torrential rains and floods in southern and central China have left at least 21 people dead and two missing.
July 7: People help a woman who collapsed during a protest in Urumqi, China following a third day of unrest. Police fired tear gas to disperse thousands of Han Chinese protesters armed with makeshift weapons and vowing revenge, as chaos gripped this flashpoint city riven by ethnic tensions following rioting that claimed at least 156 lives.
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July 6: Chinese soldiers sit in the back of a truck near the main square in the centre of Urumqi. At least 140 people have been killed in rioting in Xinjiang, China. The government blames exiled separatists for the Muslim area's worst case of unrest in years.
July 6: After days of engagement with the enemy, U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew Rocker, 20, catches up on some sleep on the way to an early morning mission in Khan Neshin, Afghanistan.
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July 6: U.S. Marine Company Commander of Charlie Company, 2nd LAR, Capt. Christopher Conner, 35, left, of Gastonia, North Carolina, goes over last minute details of their mission with Cpt. Mike Barnett in Khan Neshin, Afghanistan.
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July 6: U.S. Marine Lane Cpl. Cody Thomas, 20, of Livingston County, New York, with Charlie Company 2nd LAR, search an Afghan man as they work their way through Khan Neshin, Afghanistan.
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July 6: Trenton residents pay tribute, as the hearse carrying Corporal Nick Bulger passes them, outside Canadian Forces Base Trenton, enroute to Toronto. Corporal Bulger was killed when an improvised explosive device detonated near an armoured vehicle in the Zhari District of Afghanistan on July 3, 2009.
July 7: A protester throws a flare towards Italian riot police during a demonstration against the G8 leaders summit, in Rome. Leaders of G8 and G5 countries will meet in L'Aquila, Italy July 8-10.
July 7: Activists with the international anti-poverty agency Action Aid throw a child's swimming pool bearing the image of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in Rome.
July 7: Members of environmental group Greenpeace hold banners next to a giant fake blown-up iceberg on the river Seine in Paris. This occured on the eve of the G8 summit aimed at finding common ground on how to tackle the global economic crisis and climate change.
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July 7: The 'Antares DLR-H2' motor glider flies over the airport in Hamburg during its first official flight. The motor glider is the first manned aircraft to be powered exclusively with a hydrogen fuel system. The fuel cell system is hidden in under-wing pods where the electricity for the on-board electronics and electric motor is generated.
July 6: A model wears a creation by Lebanese fashion designer Georges Hobeika as part of his Haute Couture 2009-2010 fashion collection, presented in Paris.
July 7: A homeless woman picks lice from her daughter's hair in Jammu, India.
July 7: Cambodian dancers perform a traditional dance to mark the one-year anniversary of a U.N. decision to list the Preah Vihear temple as a World Heritage Site, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
July 6: A Shiite Muslim Iraqi bride looks over during a mass wedding in the stadium at Baghdad University. This was part of the celebrations for the birth of Imam Ali, the son-in-law and cousin of the Prophet Mohammed. The wedding of some 500 couples was organized and paid for by the SCIRI (Supreme Islamic Council of Iraq).
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July 7: Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev is pictured in the audience before the commencement address for the 2009 graduating class, delivered by U.S. President Barack Obama, at the New Economic School in Moscow.
July 7: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, left, meets with bikers in Moscow. Putin paid a surprise visit to the headquarters of the "Night Wolves" biker club.
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July 6: U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev hold their press conference after the signing ceremony of the Joint Understanding on Strategic Arms Reduction at the Kremlin in Moscow. The aim of the summit was to come to an agreement on reducing both countries' stockpiles of nuclear warheads, as well as to improve relations between the United States and Russia.
July 6: Minnesota's newest Senator Al Franken meets with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada on Capitol Hill.
July 6: Supporters of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya rally to protest for the death of Isis Oved Murillo, 19, killed during clashes with the army against the military coup in Tegucigalpa. Honduran coup leaders faced further isolation Monday, after blocking ousted President Manuel Zelaya from flying into the capital's airport, where soldiers killed two of his supporters, according to police.
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July 6: David Murillo holds a bullet casing and a photograph of his son Isy Murillo, 19, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Murillo was shot to death Sunday by Army troops who were protecting the main Honduras' airport during clashes with supporters of ousted Honduras' President Manuel Zelaya.
July 6: Silvia Mancillas, left, mother of 19-year-old Isy Obed Murrieta, is comforted by relatives at her home on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Obed Murrieta was killed when thousands of pro-Zelaya demonstrators marched to receive him at the airport and broke through fencing near the runaway.
July 7: A protester raises a dagger as he take part in a anti-unity protest march in the main street of Dhalea, Yemen. Hundreds of southerners took to the streets, burning tyres and throwing stones at police, as they mark the 15th anniversary of the civil war between the North and the South.
July 7: A unnamed baby elephant calf rests alongside his mother Thong Dee in the elephant barn at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. The male calf was born on July 4 and is expected to stay inside the heated barn until it is ready to be released into the zoo's Wild Asia display.
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July 7: An ostrich mother keeps watch on her new born ostrich chicks in their enclosure at Berlin Zoo. Six ostriches hatched at the zoo on June 21 and 22.
July 4: Lightning strikes through storm clouds over Agua volcano in Antigua. Agua is one of the 30 volcanoes, spread throughout the countryside, that make up the skyline in Guatemala's tourist destinations.
July 4: The moon peers over active volcano Pacaya, one of the volcanoes spread throughout the countryside of Guatemala.
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