Graffiti depicting "Lord of the Rings" character Gollum is seen outside a fence surrounding the construction site for the new headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB)

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Graffiti depicting Lord of the Rings character Gollum is seen on a fence surrounding the construction site for the new headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt. The ECB council will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday in the German city

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. 

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 

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.