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Israeli soldiers gesture as they sit in front of the Mediterranean at Zikim beach, near the southern city of Ashkelon November 27, 2013. Unseasonable temperatures reaching 32 degrees Celsius were recorded in some areas of Israel on Wednesday.

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Israeli soldiers gesture in front of the Mediterranean at Zikim beach, near the southern city of Ashkelon, Israel

A woman walks by a colored sand carpet as part of Corpus Christi celebrations

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A woman walks by a coloured sand carpet as part of Corpus Christi celebrations in Cacapava about 120km from Sao Paulo, Brazil on Thursday