Cycling Tour de France

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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.

Swimmers Take An Early Dip In The Serpentine Lido

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Members of the Serpentine Swimming Club enjoy an early morning swim in Serpentine lake in Hyde Park on Monday.

Russia's Sofiya and Lee of South Korea compete during their women's sabre qualification event at the World Fencing Championships in Kazan

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Russia’s Sofiya Velikaya (R) and Lee Ra-jin of South Korea compete during their women’s sabre qualification event at the World Fencing Championships in Kazan on Friday

Typhoon Rammasun aftermath recovery.

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A Filipino boy carries a fish washed up by floods at a lake in Muntinlupa city, south of Manila, Philippines, on Friday. It follows the strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year, typhoon Rammasun, which killed 60 people and left nearly 2m in the capital and eastern provinces without power.

Emergencies Ministry member walks at the site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region

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An emergency worker walks at the site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash near Grabovo in the Donetsk region. Flight MH17 came down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard and sharply raising the stakes in a conflict between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels in which Russia and the west back opposing sides.

Pictures by Richard Lea-Hair. 17/07/14 Tower of London's longest serving Yeoman Warder plants first poppy in major centenary commemoration. Today, 17 July 2014, YS Crawford Butler, one of the Tower of London's iconic Yeoman Warders planted the first of over 800,000 ceramic poppies that will appear around the famous landmark over the summer to form a major art installation marking the centenary of the first world war. The evolving installation by ceramic artist Paul Cummins will officially be unveiled on 5 August 2014; one hundred years since the first full day of Britains involvement in the First World War, each poppy representing a British military fatality during the war. ***FREE EDITORIAL USAGE*** FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT -  catherine.steventon@hrp.org.uk - 0203 166 6302

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Tower of London’s longest serving Yeoman Warder plants the first poppy in major centenary commemoration of the First World War.

A protester neutralizes with fuel the freight of peaches from a Spanish truck after protesters discharge peaches and set fire (at background) to the crates of fruits during a demonstration at a toll bridge on the A9 motorway near Perpignan, southern France, on July 17, 2014 to protest against fruit importation low prices. AFP/ PHOTO RAYMOND ROIGRAYMOND ROIG/AFP/Getty Images

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Protesters set fire to crates of peaches from Spanish trucks during a demonstration at a toll bridge on the A9 motorway near Perpignan in the south of France against the low price of imported fruit Read more

Gilbert & George: SCAPEGOATING PICTURES for London exhibition

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Gilbert and George (left) sit in front of ‘City Lights’, which will feature in the Gilbert and George: Scapegoating Pictures for London exhibition at the White Cube gallery in Bermondsey

Young surfers, nicknamed 'grommets' in local surfing parlance, wait for their friends to finish a post-sunset session on the waves off Wanda Beach in Sydney

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Young surfers, nicknamed ‘grommets’ in local surfing parlance, wait for their friends to finish a post-sunset session on the waves off Wanda Beach in Sydney

A Pro-Russian militant kisses members of his family who leave for Russia

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A Pro-Russian militant kisses members of his family who leave for Russia on in Donetsk. EU leaders meet on Wednesday to decide on new sanctions against Russia and pro-Moscow separatists in east Ukraine as Kiev raises fears of an imminent invasion by thousands of Russian troops.