A man makes final adjustments to a three storey house known as the 'Homeshell'

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A man makes final adjustments to a three-storey house known as the ‘Homeshell’ during a photocall at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. The Homeshell, designed by architectural firm Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners, can be constructed in 24 hours from flat-pack panels and is aimed at providing a low-cost solution to Britain’s increasing housing problem.

Security members of a group of supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsia holding a sit-in at Rabaa Al-Adawiya mosque train near a sandbag barricade in Nasser City, where protesters have installed one of their camps in Cairo, Egypt

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Security members of a group of supporters of Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi holding a sit-in at Rabaa Al-Adawiya mosque, train near a sandbag barricade in Nasser City, where protesters have installed one of their camps in Cairo, Egypt

Sprinters from the Netherlands practice their starts

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Sprinters from the Netherlands practice their starts during a training session for the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow

Chinese inventor Tao Xiangli (behind the robot) controls his self-made humanoid robot to move towards a door

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Chinese inventor Tao Xiangli controls his self-made humanoid robot (from behind) to move towards a door during an interview with Reuters at his house located in an old residential area in Beijing. The self-taught Chinese inventor built the machine, named The King of Innovation, out of scrap metal and electronic wires that he bought second-hand from a market. He completed his creation in less than a year, with costs of production and living expenses amounting to Rmb300,000 ($49,000). However, the robot, which measures 2.1m high and 48kg in weight, turned out to be too tall and heavy to walk out of the front door of his home. It can perform simple movements with its hands and legs and also mimic human voices.

Visitors cool off in a pool at a water theme park in Shanghai, China.

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Visitors cool off at a water theme park in Shanghai, China, on Thursday. Hot weather has set in with temperatures rising to 40C and over in Shanghai

pig uses a slide which local farmer Erik Stegink istalled for his animals to get into the mud pool of the farm in Bathmen, The Netherlands. Stegink bought the depreciated slide from a neighbouring pool to offer a much appreciated fun for his pigs.

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Pig uses a slide that farmer Erik Stegink installed for them at his farm in Bathmen, The Netherlands. Mr Stegink bought the depreciated slide from a neighbouring pool to offer his pigs a fun way to get into the mud bath.

A tourist walks past the Pyramid at the Louvre museum in Paris

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A tourist walks past the Louvre Pyramid in Paris

Women use umbrellas to protect themselves from the sun as they stand on the bund in front of the financial district in Shanghai

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Women stand on the Bund in front of the financial district in Shanghai, China, as temperature rose to 41.1 degrees Celsius on Tuesday. 

People stand in front of the monumental panoramic picture 'Leipzig 1813 - In the Turmoil of the Battle of the Nations'

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People stand in front of the monumental panoramic picture Leipzig 1813 – In the Turmoil of the Battle of the Nations, by Yadegar Asisi, during a press preview in the eastern German city, on Friday. The work marks the 200th anniversary of the battle, when, in October 1813, an estimated 600,000 soldiers fought in front of the gates of the Saxon city. The exhibition opens on Saturday

A man jumps from a bridge across the River Ganges

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A man jumps from a bridge across the River Ganges which is flooded after heavy monsoon rains in Allahabad, India. India’s monsoon season, which runs from June through September, brings rains that are vital to agriculture but also cause floods and landslides.