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Ukrainian soldiers carry a coffin with the remains of a victim of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash to a military plane during a ceremony at the airport of Kharkiv, Ukraine, on July 23, 2014. The first plane carrying bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 left eastern Ukraine for the Netherlands on July 23 following a sombre ceremony. The Dutch military aircraft took off from the airport in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv bound for Eindhoven after the first group of victims' remains were loaded onto the plane in wooden coffins.   AFP PHOTO/ GENYA SAVILOVGENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images

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Ukrainian soldiers carry a coffin with the remains of a victim of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash to a military plane during a ceremony at the airport of Kharkiv, Ukraine. The first plane carrying bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 left eastern Ukraine for the Netherlands on Wednesday. The Dutch military aircraft took off from the airport in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv bound for Eindhoven. Read more

Slackliner, Andy Lewis of the US balance

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Slackliner Andy Lewis of the US balances as he walks on a highline from the rooftop of a building in Bangkok on Wednesday. Lewis set a world record after walking on a highline from the rooftop of a building to another covering a distance of 169 metres in one hour and five minutes.

epa04327191   A tugboat sends up a water spray as  the wrecked Italian cruise liner the Costa Concordia begins  its final journey to the port of Genoa, from Giglio Island, northern Italy 23 July 2013.  The ill-fated liner struck a reef off the island in January 2012 and capsized killing 32 people. It is expected to arrive in Genoa on 26 July where it will be scrapped.  Over a dozen vessels are helping to tow the ship

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People watch as the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia is towed by tugs from Giglio after being refloated, in Isola del Giglio, Italy. The ship is bound for it’s home port of Genoa where it will be dismantled. The Costa Concordia capsized at the island of Giglio in 2012 killing 32 passengers. Read more

 REUTERS NEWS PICTURREUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHT...ATTENTION EDITORS - REUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHT TRANSMITTED BY 1220 GMT ON JULY 22, 2014    JER010  The girlfriend of Israeli soldier Tal Yifrah mourns as she lies atop his grave during his funeral in Rishon Lezion near Tel Aviv.   REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun      REUTERS NEWS PICTURES HAS NOW MADE IT EASIER TO FIND THE BEST PHOTOS FROM THE MOST IMPORTANT STORIES AND TOP STANDALONES EACH DAY. Search for "TPX" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field or "IMAGES OF THE DAY" in the Caption field and you will find a selection of 80-100 of our daily Top Pictures.

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The girlfriend of Israeli soldier Tal Yifrah mourns as she lies atop his grave during his funeral in Rishon Lezion near Tel Aviv Read more

Palestinian children inspect a destroyed mosque following an overnight Israeli military strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

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Palestinian children inspect a destroyed mosque following an overnight Israeli military strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

A Chinese People's Liberation Army cadet sits in a Main Battle Tank during a demonstration at the PLA's Armoured Forces Engineering Academy Base, in the outskirt of Beijing.

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A Chinese People’s Liberation Army cadet sits in a Main Battle Tank during a demonstration at the PLA’s Armoured Forces Engineering Academy Base, in the outskirt of Beijing.

A rebel fighter sits on chairs as he aims his weapon through a hole inside a house in the town of Morek in Hama province

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A rebel fighter sits on chairs as he aims his weapon through a hole inside a house in the town of Morek in Hama province Syria.

A Palestinian boy sits on the rubble of ...A Palestinian boy sits on the rubble of a destroyed building following an Israeli air strike in the center of Gaza City on July 22, 2014. A series of Israeli air strikes early today killed at least seven people in Gaza, including five members of the same family, an emergency services spokesman said. The deaths hike the total Palestinian toll to 583 since the Israeli military launched Operation Protective Edge on July 8 in a bid to stamp out rocket fire from Gaza. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABEDMOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images

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A Palestinian boy sits on the rubble of a destroyed building following an Israeli air strike in the center of Gaza City. A series of Israeli air strikes early today killed at least seven people in Gaza, including five members of the same family, an emergency services spokesman said. The deaths hike the total Palestinian toll to 583 since the Israeli military launched Operation Protective Edge on July 8 in a bid to stamp out rocket fire from Gaza. Read more

REUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHT...ATTENTION EDITORS - REUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHT TRANSMITTED BY 0525 GMT ON JULY 22, 2014    DON04  A pro-Russian separatist shows members of the media a black box belonging to Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, before its handover to Malaysian representatives, in Donetsk. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev      REUTERS NEWS PICTURES HAS NOW MADE IT EASIER TO FIND THE BEST PHOTOS FROM THE MOST IMPORTANT STORIES AND TOP STANDALONES EACH DAY. Search for "TPX" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field or "IMAGES OF THE DAY" in the Caption field and you will find a selection of 80-100 of our daily Top Pictures.

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A pro-Russian separatist shows members of the media a black box belonging to Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, before its handover to Malaysian representatives, in Donetsk, UkraineRead more

Typhoon Rammasun aftermath recovery.

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A Filipino boy carries a fish washed up by floods at a lake in Muntinlupa city, south of Manila, Philippines, on Friday. It follows the strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year, typhoon Rammasun, which killed 60 people and left nearly 2m in the capital and eastern provinces without power.