sunflowers

A woman walks past a "smiling" sunflower in a field in Tokyo on August 7, 2014. Some 20,000 sunflowers were enjoyed by visitors to the area this week.

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A woman walks past a “smiling” sunflower in a field in Tokyo on Thursday, where about 20,000 sunflowers were in full bloom for visitors to enjoy

Cycling Tour de France

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The peloton passes a field of sunflowers during the seventh stage of the Tour de France cycling race. The 234.5 km stage started in Epernay and finished in Nancy, France Read more

Ukrainian government soldiers sit on an armoured vehicle as they take up a position in a sunflower field around 20 Km south of Donetsk on July 10, 2014. Ukrainian forces have massed tanks and armoured vehicles around 20 kilometres (12 miles) south of the rebel-held city of Donetsk. A column of vehicles stretching a kilometre and a half (one mile) arrived on Wednesday without facing any resistance, Ukrainian soldiers said, as part of a campaign to surround Donetsk and the neighbouring city of Lugansk, also controlled by pro-Russian separatists.

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Ukrainian government soldiers sit on an armoured vehicle as they take up a position in a sunflower field about 20 km south of Donetsk. Ukrainia forces have massed tanks and armoured vehicles about 20 km south of the rebel-held city of Donetsk