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 

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

A model presents a creation by designer Iris van Herpen as part of her Haute Couture Fall Winter 2013/2014 fashion show in Paris

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A model presents a creation by designer Iris van Herpen as part of her Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2013-14 fashion show in Paris

 soldier stands guard ahead of a wreath-laying ceremony by British Prime Minister David Cameron at the Monument of the Motherland Defenders in Astana, Kazakhstan.

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A soldier stands guard ahead of a wreath-laying ceremony by UK Prime Minister David Cameron at the Monument of the Motherland Defenders in Astana, Kazakhstan on July 1, 2013. 

A man pushes his cart past a mural of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg.  Mandela's eldest daughter lambasted foreign media "vultures" for violating her father's privacy as he lay critically ill in hospital, and said the former South African president was still clinging to life on Thursday.

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A man pushes his cart past a mural of former South African president Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg. Mr Mandela’s eldest daughter on Thursday lambasted foreign media ‘vultures’ for violating her father’s privacy as he lay critically ill in hospital.

A shepherd boy is silhouetted on June 26, 2013, in Qunu a rural village where former South African President Nelson Mandela grew up. Mandela's close family members gathered to hear a sombre prayer wishing the anti-apartheid icon a "peaceful, perfect, end" as he lay in hospital in critical condition with his life seemingly slipping away

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A shepherd in Qunu, a rural village where former South Africa President Nelson Mandela grew up. Mr Mandela’s family members gathered on Wednesday to hear a sombre prayer wishing the anti-apartheid icon a “peaceful, perfect end” as he lay in hospital in critical condition.

A Royal Court guard looks on before the arrival of the14th king of Malaysia, Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah during the first parliamentary session after the May 5 general elections in Kuala Lumpur on. Malaysian police on June 24, arrested dozens of people protesting election fraud as parliament convened for the first time since divisive elections the opposition says were stolen.

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A royal court guard looks on before the arrival of the 14th king of Malaysia, Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah during the first parliamentary session after the general election in Kuala Lumpur on May 5. Malaysian police arrested dozens of people on June 24 protesting election fraud, as parliament convened for the first time since the poll.

Black smoke billows from the entrance of the Bilal bin Rabah mosque behind an armored personnel carrier as Lebanese army soldiers detonate booby traps set by gunmen in the Abra district of the southern city of Sidon, after troops seized control of the headquarters of a radical Sunni sheikh whose supporters battled the army for two days, killing 16 soldiers.

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Black smoke rises from the Bilal bin Rabah mosque behind an armored personnel carrier as Lebanese army soldiers detonate booby traps set by gunmen in the Abra district of the southern city of Sidon. Troops seized control of the headquarters of a radical Sunni sheikh whose supporters battled the army for two days and killed 16 soldiers.

Marcello Lo Guidice's 'Dalla Primavera del Botticelli' at Bonhams, London, which will be sold at the Contemporary Art and Design auction on the 27th of June.

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Marcello Lo Guidice’s ‘Dalla Primavera del Botticelli’ at Bonhams, London, which will be sold at the Contemporary Art and Design auction on June 27 

Muslim Shiites gather in shrine of Imam Hussein, one of Shiite Islam's most revered figures, during the Shaabaniya ceremony commemorating the birth of Imam al-Mahdi, the 12th holiest figure for Shiite Muslims, in the central Iraqi city of Karbala, the Imam al-Mahdi is the 12th Imam who disappeared in the ninth century and Shiites believe that he will appear before the end of time to establish justice and true Islam in the world.

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Muslim Shiites gather in the shrine of Imam Hussein, one of Shiite Islam’s most revered figures, during the Shaabaniya ceremony commemorating the birth of Imam al-Mahdi, the 12th holiest figure for Shiite Muslims, in the central Iraqi city of Karbala. The Imam al-Mahdi disappeared in the ninth century and Shiites believe that he will appear before the end of time to establish justice and true Islam in the world.

US first lady Michelle Obama visits the Holocaust Memorial together with her daughers Malia and Sasha, from left to right, in Berlin, Germany,.

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US first lady Michelle Obama (left) visits the Holocaust Memorial with her daughters Malia and Sasha in Berlin, Germany. US President Barack Obama and his wife are on a two-day official visit to Germany.

Commuters ride on a subway train at Yonggwang station, or "glory station," in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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Commuters ride on a subway train at Yonggwang station, or “glory station”, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Foreign visitors are allowed to take only a train between Puhung station and Yonggwang station, on Pyongyang’s north-south Chollima line

Camel jockeys race at starting point during camel race, an annual event organised for desert dwellers, in desert of Aleghan, north of Saudi Arabia, in Tabuk

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Camel jockeys race off the starting point of a race in the desert of Aleghan, in Tabuk, northern Saudi Arabia. This is an annual event organised for desert dwellers

A biker rides his motorcycles in front of St. Peter's square

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A biker rides his motorcycles in front of St. Peter’s square during the Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary event in Rome. 

Soldiers from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders parade from Stirling Castle through the streets of Stirling

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Soldiers from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders parade from Stirling Castle through the streets of Stirling. It is the Battalion’s last official parade before it becomes a light infantry company.

n Indian couple huddle under a shared umbrella along the sea front during rain showers in Mumbai

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A couple huddle under a shared umbrella along the seafront during showers in Mumbai, India

eople, all dressed up in white, arrive for a dinner on June 13, 2013, on the Trocadero square in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The venue of the 25th edition of the annual "dinner in white" is kept secret from the Paris authorities, and the invited participants are only told where they are to gather earlier in the evening.

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People dressed in white arrive for dinner on Place du Trocadéro in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Thursday evening. 

Chris and Christine Walker watch the Black Forest Fire gain steam as it burns out of control for a second straight day near Colorado Springs, Colo.

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Chris and Christine Walker watch the Black Forest fire gain steam as it burns out of control for a second straight day near Colorado Springs, Colorado