July 29: Adrien Bellefleur celebrates his 81st birthday by cooling off at a east end Montreal park.
July 29: Cows use irrigation sprinklers to cool off in their field near Marcola, Ore. Seattle recorded the hottest temperature in its history Wednesday, and Portland edged closer to its own record-breaker.
July 29: Christian Maurer of Switzerland glides toward the finish line of the Red Bull X-Alps 800+ kilometer Salzburg to Monaco paragliding-and-hiking adventure race in Monaco.
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July 29: A firefighters' helicopter lifts water from a swimming pool to dump on forest fires near Avila, Spain.
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July 29: A helicopter drops water on a wildfire burning at Puerto del Pico near Avila, Spain. A man died in a wildfire on July 28 when flames swept through a house in western Spain. He was the first civilian death in blazes that also claimed the lives of six Spanish firefighters last week.
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July 30: Tourists watch the aftermath of a bomb explosion outside offices run by the Civil Guard paramilitary police in Palmanova, Spain. The car bomb killed two police officers.
July 30: An alleged household of Islamic extremists is burnt by the Nigerian military in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Clashes in the country have killed at least 600 people in five days, according to police and witnesses.
July 28: A soldier watches the destruction of a clandestine methamphetamine drug laboratory, allegedly run by Mexico's "La Familia" drug cartel, near Uruapan, Mexico.
July 30: A Dutch East India Company replica of the Prince Willem vessel burns in the historical museum harbor in Den Helder, Netherlands. The blaze was reportedly due to an electrical incident in the ship's foyer.
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July 29: Jessica Cole holds a caught lobster off the coast of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Divers took to the ocean before sunrise to catch lobsters on the first day of lobster mini season.
July 30: Children touch a Baird's Beaked whale at Wada Port in Minamiboso, Japan. Only five ports are allowed to hunt whale under the coastal whaling program, which tries to preserve a whaling tradition dating back to the seventeenth century.
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July 30: Sukarwati, a bat vendor in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, shows a bat to customers. She and her family have hunted bats in the Imogiri region for generations, capturing more than 800 bats per month.
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July 29: Magnum Shooting Club 2008 Champion Saydeh Hajjar practices at the shooting club in Hadath, Lebanon.
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July 29: Models present creations by Colombian designer Diana Cadavid at the Colombiamoda fashion show in Medellin, Colombia.
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July 30: A replica World War I Sopworth Triplane fighter flies over the sea off Brighton, England, after the funeral of veteran Henry Allingham, the world's oldest man and one of Britain's last survivors of World War I.
July 30: Betty Hankin, center, arrives for the funeral of her father, Henry Allingham, at St Nicholas' Church in Brighton, England. Allingham was the world's oldest man and one of the last survivors of World War I.
July 30: Exiled Iranians protest in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, demanding the international community take action after Iraqi forces took control of Camp Ashraf north of Baghdad. Iraq's government denied that any Iranian exiles had been killed in clashes with security forces, but residents said eight had died and distributed images of bodies.
July 30: Relatives mourn family members killed in a bomb attack on the offices of the Sunni Muslim political party in Baghdad. Eight people were killed and ten injured when a bomb detonated inside the headquarters of the Reform and Development party building.
July 30: Men listen to Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah speak during an election campaign in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghans will head to the polls on Aug. 20 to elect the new president.
July 30: A Chilean rose tarantula walks over the face of Zhao Jing on a street in Wuhan, China. Zhao works at the zoo and keeps tarantulas, scorpions and pythons as pets.
July 30: The child does headstands at a the Hongshan primary school in Beijing. NBA Cares recently helps refurbish the school, which teaches children of migrant workers.
July 30: A man wades through rain water after heavy storms in Shanghai. Torrential rain and landslides have killed at least 66 people and left another 66 missing in south and central China since the beginning of June.
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July 29: A herd of Chincoteague Ponies swims across Assateague Channel.
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July 29: Former Democratic Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson, center, exits U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va. Jefferson faces multiple charges including bribery.
July 30: Fire destroys the home of Peggy Cooper Cafritz. Lack of water pressure hampered efforts to defeat the blaze, forcing firefighters to search for blocks before finding an adequate hydrant.
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July 29: Philadelphia Eagles safety Quintin Mikell arrives for NFL football training camp at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.
July 30: Washington Redskins fans show their support for quarterback Michael Vick at the opening day of training camp in Ashburn, Va.
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July 29: Sue Seivert tries to stay cool with both a fan and air conditioning running in Portland, Ore. The National Weather Service reported the temperature at Portland International Airport reached a record 106 degrees.
July 29: People hold signs as President Barack Obama's motorcade drives by en route to a town hall on health care reform at Broughton High School in Raleigh, N.C.
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July 29: President Barack Obama holds a town hall meeting about health care at the Kroger Supermarket in Bristol, Va.
July 29: Cameras aim toward President Barack Obama at his town hall meeting at Broughton High School in Raleigh, N.C. Obama reassured citizens that his health care reform will benefit the uninsured as well as mean more security for Americans who already have health insurance.
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July 29: Shawn Hilbert tries to contact a neighbor after surveying damage done by a severe storm, possibly a tornado, in Cherry Valley, Pa.
July 29: Bikini-clad members of Code Pink are asked to leave a pharmacy after they entered to protest Ahava products in Washington, DC. According to Code Pink, Ahava products come from stolen Palestinian natural resources in the West Bank.
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July 29: Chester, a quarter horse competing in the 4H Junior Horse Show, wears a colorful covering around the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill.
July 29: Graffiti artists spray paint a section of the former Berlin Wall at the Mauerpark (Wall park) in Berlin. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Berlin Wall's fall.
July 29: An artisan sculpts faces of the Hindu deity Durga at a workshop in Siliguri, India. In Hindu mythology, Durga symbolizes power and the triumph of good over evil.
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July 30: A wild elephant crosses a railway track along Deepor Beel, a wild life sanctuary on the outskirts of Gauhati, India.
July 29: An African ostrich catches the spray from a leaky irrigation hose at Al-Areen wildlife park in Sakhir, Bahrain.
July 30: Baloo, a one-year and four-month-old bear, is comforted by his owner, Molnar Mircea, before being taken away from him in Pantelimon, Romania. Baloo was raised and trained for entertainment, but authorities and two non-governmental organizations have campaigned to relocate entertainment animals to the Zarnesti bear sanctuary.
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