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A Filipino boy plays inside a large metal tube that will be used to repair an old bridge in suburban Malabon, north of Manila, Philippines.

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A Filipino boy plays inside a large metal tube that will be used to repair an old bridge in suburban Malabon, north of Manila, Philippines.

Indians enjoy getting splashed by breaking waves during high tide at the sea front in Mumbai on July 14, 2014. The monsoon rains, which usually hit India from June to September, are crucial for farmers whose crops feed hundreds of millions of people.

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A group of youngsters enjoy getting splashed by breaking waves during high tide on the seafront in Mumbai, India, on Monday

Outgoing European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso is watched by photographers as he reads in his papers on the second day of plenary session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg,

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Outgoing European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, is watched by photographers as he reads his papers on the second day of plenary session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg,

A Pakistani nomad woman carries a bucket

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A female nomad carries a bucket of camel milk for sale in Karachi, Pakistan on Wednesday. Camel milk, a traditional drink in the desert, is growing in popularity in Pakistan’s big cities

Glastonbury Festival Alternative View: Beard Popularity...GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 26:  (Editor's note: Image has been processed using a digital filter) Festival property lock-up manager Graham Allen poses for a photograph at the 2014 Glastonbury Festival on June 26, 2014 in Glastonbury, England. The 65-year-old, who has been running the CND property lock-up since 1989 has been growing his beard since he was 27. Many fashion commentators are claiming that beards have peaked in 2014 and the era of fashionable facial hair may be coming to an end. And research by the wet shave subscription service, Cornerstone, shows that Glastonbury 2014 may be the hairiest year since 1981 thanks to such headliners as Kasabian and Metallica playing the Pyramid stage. The researchers claim that 'peak beard' periods at Glastonbury have famously lead to a decline in societal hairiness, and believe that 2014 will mark the death of the beard and a new era of well-groomed music lovers.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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Festival property lock-up manager Graham Allen poses for a photograph at the 2014 Glastonbury Festival in Glastonbury, England. The 65-year-old, who has been running the CND property lock-up since 1989 has been growing his beard since he was 27. Many fashion commentators are claiming that beards have peaked in 2014 and the era of fashionable facial hair may be coming to an end. And research by the wet shave subscription service, Cornerstone, shows that Glastonbury 2014 may be the hairiest year since 1981 thanks to such headliners as Kasabian and Metallica playing the Pyramid stage. The researchers claim that ‘peak beard’ periods at Glastonbury have famously lead to a decline in societal hairiness, and believe that 2014 will mark the death of the beard and a new era of well-groomed music lovers. (Editor’s note: Image has been processed using a digital filter) Read more

A man gestures to attract alms from devotees at the Kamakhya Hindu temple during the Ambubasi festival in Gauhati, India, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. The annual festival where hundreds of holy men from an esoteric form of Hinduism, gather to perform rituals ends Thursday. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

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A man gestures to attract alms from devotees at the Kamakhya Hindu temple during the Ambubasi festival in Gauhati, India. The annual festival where hundreds of holy men from an esoteric form of Hinduism gather to perform rituals ends on Thursday. Read more

Girls dressed in  traditional clothes of the Sorbs prepare for  the Corpus Christi procession in Crostwitz, eastern, Germany, Thursday,June 19, 2014. The Catholic Sorbs are a Slavic minority   located near the German-Polish border.

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Girls dressed in traditional garb of the Sorbs prepare for the Corpus Christi procession in Crostwitz, eastern Germany. The Catholic Sorbs are a Slavic minority residing near the German-Polish border.

Fisherman casts his fishing net into the waters of a lake at Panangad...A fisherman casts his fishing net into the waters of a lake at Panangad, on the outskirts of the southern Indian city of Kochi June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Sivaram V (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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A fisherman casts his net into the waters of a lake at Panangad, on the outskirts of the southern Indian city of Kochi Read more

Racegoers arrive on the first day of the Royal Ascot horse racing festival.

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Racegoers arrive on the first day of the Royal Ascot horseracing festival

A Pakistani vendor loads roasted corn onto a handcart in Lahore on June 13, 2014. Pakistan is gripped by a chronic energy crisis which has put a brake on industrial productivity, and is struggling to control inflation, currently at 8.6 per cent. AFP PHOTO/Arif ALIArif Ali/AFP/Getty Images

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A vendor loads roasted corn on to a handcart in Lahore, Pakistan. The country is gripped by a chronic energy crisis that has put a brake on industrial productivity, and is struggling to control inflation, currently at 8.6 per cent Read more