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A man crosses a flooded Highway 64 as wind pushes water over the road as Hurricane Arthur passes through Nags Head, N.C., Friday, July 4, 2014.

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A man crosses the flooded Highway 64 as wind pushes water over the road as Hurricane Arthur passes through Nags Head, North Carolina on Friday morning

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Lightning strikes One World Trade Center in Manhattan as the sun sets behind the city after a summer storm in New York on Wednesday Read more

Wyatt Smith of Rexburg, Idaho, slides in the dirt as he pulls down a steer for a time of 4.3 seconds during the steer wrestling competition at Greeley Stampede Arena on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Greeley, Colo.

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Wyatt Smith of Rexburg, Idaho, slides in the dirt as he pulls down a steer in a time of 4.3 seconds during the steer wrestling competition at Greeley Stampede Arena in Colorado

A protester dressed as a copy of the Bible joins groups demonstrating outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington June 30, 2014. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that business owners can object on religious grounds to a provision of U.S. President Barack Obama's healthcare law that requires closely held companies to provide health insurance that covers birth control.

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A protester dressed as a copy of the Bible joins groups demonstrating outside the US Supreme Court in Washington. The court on Monday ruled that business owners could object on religious grounds to a provision of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law that requires closely held companies to provide health insurance that covers birth control

A FIFA official tests the pitch as rain pours down prior to the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

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A Fifa official tests the pitch as rain pours down before the group G World Cup football match between the US and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil Read more

World Cup Match Played 750 Meters From Rio Favela...RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 25:  A resident shaves using a car window as a mirror amongst cars parked by World Cup tourists for a fee in the Metro Mangueira favela, located 750 meters from Maracana stadium, where Ecuador and France played today, on June 25, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Tourists were parking in an area where homes once stood. The favela has seen many homes levelled ahead of the World Cup. The homes were thought to have been knocked down for a proper parking lot for the stadium, though that has yet to be built. The area has seen some people occupy certain dwellings. Evictions and demolitions have been occurring in Rio favelas ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and Rio 2016 Olympic Games in spite of a housing shortage in the city. Rio's housing and urban planning goals include a planned five percent reduction of areas occupied by favelas by 2016. Alternative affordable housing, generally on the peripheries of the city, is unable to meet demand and some residents complain they have not received adequate compensation for demolished homes.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images,)

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A resident shaves using a car window as a mirror among vehicles parked by World Cup tourists in the Metrô-Mangueira favela in Brazil located 750 metres from the Maracana stadium. The favela has seen many homes demolished ahead of the football tournament. The homes were to have been knocked down for a proper parking lot for the stadium, but that has yet to be built. Evictions and demolitions have been occurring in Rio favelas ahead of the 2014 Fifa World Cup and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games despite a housing shortage in the city. Read more

Argentinian fans wear masks as they attend the 2014 World Cup Group F soccer match against Nigeria at the Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre June 25, 2014.

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Argentinian fans wear masks as they attend the 2014 World Cup Group F football match against Nigeria at the Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre

Residents and tourists play soccer on Ponta Negra beach in Natal, Brazil, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Natal is one of many cities hosting the World Cup soccer tournament this month

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Residents and tourists play football on Ponta Negra beach in Natal, Brazil

A protester throws a molotov cocktail at Bolivarian National Police during a protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. University students and government opponents protested in the east of the capital and demanded the release of people who have been arrested in street demonstrations in recent months. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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A protester throws a molotov cocktail at Bolivarian National Police during a protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela on Tuesday. University students and government opponents protested in the east of the capital and demanded the release of people who have been arrested in street demonstrations in recent months Read more

Fans of Chile cheer before their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match against Netherlands at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 23, 2014.

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Fans of Chile cheer before their 2014 World Cup Group B football match against Netherlands at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo