A blue French cockerel by German artist Katharina Fritsch is unveiled on top of the forth plinth in Trafalgar Square

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A blue French cockerel by German artist Katharina Fritsch is unveiled in Trafalgar Square in London, England. The five-metre high fibreglass cockerel was installed as the ninth sculpture to occupy the vacant fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square.

Model maker places a Lego model of HRH Prince George of Cambridge outside a model of Buckingham Palace

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Model maker Katrina James places a Lego model of Prince George of Cambridge outside a model of Buckingham Palace, part of a new attraction created to commemorate the birth of Prince George at the Legoland resort in Windsor, England. Read more

A boy cools off in a fountain at a park in Shanghai, China

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A boy cools off in a fountain at a park in Shanghai, China. Hot weather has set in with temperatures rising up to 40 degrees Celsius in Shanghai.

rice plants depicting a Japanese "Oiran" (L) or traditional courtesan and actress Marilyn Monroe at the rice fields in Inakadate town

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An aerial view of several kinds of rice plants designed to depict a Japanese oiran, or traditional courtesan, left, and actress Marilyn Monroe at ricefields in Inakadate town, Aomori prefecture. The annual event, known as ‘Tanbo art’, or ricefield art, is a project in which people plant different kinds of rice to create a giant picture in ricefields.

An employee paints the outer decoration of a cafe bar in Prague

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An employee paints the outer decoration of a café bar in the Prague district of Holešovice. The café bar is a uniquely designed multicultural centre with a futuristic design and many unusual artefacts.

Chinese women walks past a shadow casted on the floor, as they shop inside a shopping mall in Beijing, China.

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Shoppers walk across shadows cast on the floor of a mall in Beijing, China. The country’s leaders face new pressure to stimulate a slowing economy after growth fell to its lowest level since 1991, depressed by weak trade and efforts to cool a credit boom.

A Muslim man reads the Koran inside the Mecca Masjid during the holy month of Ramadan in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad

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A man reads the Koran inside the Mecca Masjid during the holy month of Ramadan in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad Read more

An Indian 'sadhu' - holy man' blows a buffalo horn

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An Indian sadhu blows a buffalo horn on the eve of the Kharchi Puja in Agartala, capital of the northeastern state of Tripura. The week-long Hindu festival is held in honour of 14 gods.

A Russian SU-27 combat aircraft performs on July 4, 2013 during the International Maritime Defence Show  in St. Petersburg.

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A Russian SU-27 combat aircraft performs during the International Maritime Defence Show in St. Petersburg, Russia.

French gendarmerie officers attend their graduating ceremony, at the Officers School of the National Gendarmerie in the eastern city of Melun

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Police officers attend their graduating ceremony, at the Officers School of the National Gendarmerie in the city of Melun in France