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Iraqi onlookers gather on Friday, at the scene of an explosion that took place the previous night in the Karrada district, one of Baghdad’s Shiite Muslim majority districts. Violence struck Baghdad, with attacks including two car bombs killing at least 13 people in the Iraqi capital. The blasts went off in Karrada, a district packed with shops and restaurants, shortly after the time when people gather for the iftar meal breaking the dawn-to-dusk fast many Iraqi Muslims observe during the holy month of Ramadan.
Members of Vila Franca forcados group perform during a bullfight at Campo Pequeno bullring in Lisbon. Forcados are traditional Portuguese bullfighters who catch bulls with their bare hands.
A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot to hurl stones toward Israeli troops during clashes, at a protest against Israeli offensive in Gaza, at Qalandia checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah.
Afghan men make special sweets at a traditional factory during the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in preparation for the Eid al-Fitr festival in Kabul on Thursday
Visitors look at a giant puppet of a grandmother sleeping on a bed inside St George’s Hall in Liverpool, on Wednesday. The grandmother is one of two giant models as part of the “Memories of August 1914″ World War One commemorative event happening over the weekend in Liverpool.
Slackliner Andy Lewis of the US balances as he walks on a highline from the rooftop of a building in Bangkok on Wednesday. Lewis set a world record after walking on a highline from the rooftop of a building to another covering a distance of 169 metres in one hour and five minutes.
Players of Malawi practice netball one day before the opening of the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday.
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A rebel fighter sits on chairs as he aims his weapon through a hole inside a house in the town of Morek in Hama province Syria.
Italy’s Michele Scarponi rests in a team car as he waits for the rest of the Astana team with overall leader Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali, to go for a training on the second rest day of the Tour de France cycling race in Lignan-sur-Orb, southern France, on Monday.
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Members of the Serpentine Swimming Club enjoy an early morning swim in Serpentine lake in Hyde Park on Monday.