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August 16, 2012

Kate Middleton, Prince William wax figures
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Kate Middleton, Prince William wax figures

Wax figures of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William are on display during a media reception at the British embassy in Berlin, August 16, 2012. After the one-day stop-over at the embassy, the wax figures will be on display for 12 weeks at the Madame Tussauds in Berlin. (REUTERS)

Julian Assange granted asylum by Ecuador
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Julian Assange granted asylum by Ecuador

File photo: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrives at the Supreme Court in Westminster, on the second day of his extradition appeal, in central London, in this February 2, 2012.

Britain will not give Assange safe passage out of the country and is determined to extradite him to Sweden, Foreign Secretary William Hague said on August 16. Ecuador's decision to grant Assange political asylum should not be used as a way for him to escape the legal process, Hague added. Assange is wanted for questioning in Sweden over sexual assault allegations. (REUTERS)

Endeavour, Atlantis switch locations
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Endeavour, Atlantis switch locations

Space Shuttle Atlantis is moved out of the Vehicle Assembly Building on August 16, 2012 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Space shuttle Endeavour will be moved to the California Science Center as a permanent exhibit and Space shuttle Atlantis will be kept at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. (AFP)

Wal-Mart profit up despite slowing growth
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Wal-Mart profit up despite slowing growth

FILE: In this Feb 20, 2012, file photo, customers walk into and out of a Wal-Mart store in Methuen, Mass. Wal-Mart said on Aug 16, 2012, that its total revenue came in short of Wall Street estimates, and the discounter announced that it would delay store expansion plans in Mexico, its largest international division, as it deals with bribery charges there. Investors, who had sent the stock up 25 per cent since mid-May, pushed shares down more than 3 per cent on the news. (AP)

President Pranab Mukherjee greets Advani and other ministers
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President Pranab Mukherjee greets Advani and other ministers

President Pranab Mukherjee (L) greets visitors including opposition BJP leader LK Advani (2nd R), BJP Member of Parliament Sushma Swaraj (C) during an open house function for Independence Day at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. (AFP)

The icon of a free communication app 'Line' on Apple iPad
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The icon of a free communication app 'Line' on Apple iPad

The icon of a free communication app 'Line' is pictured on an Apple Inc's iPhone in this photo illustration in Tokyo. Born in the chaos after Japan's 2011 disasters, the smartphone application 'Line' has attracted 50 million users faster than Facebook with a made-in-Japan blend of cute and the promise of free communication. (Reuters)

Millitants attack Pakistan air base
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Millitants attack Pakistan air base

Pakistan Air Force personnel are pictured near an Ilyushin IL-78MP multirole tanker transport aircraft at PAF Base Minhas following an attack on the base by militants in Kamra, about 60 kilometres northwest of Islamabad. Militants armed with guns and rocket launchers stormed a key Pakistani air force base before dawn, sparking hours of heavy clashes that killed eight people, officials said. (AFP)

Boxers Vijendra Singh & Mary Kom at a felicitation function
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Boxers Vijendra Singh & Mary Kom at a felicitation function

Boxers Vijendra Singh and MC Mary Kom pose for a photo during a felicitation function in New Delhi. (PTI)

Sonia Gandhi at Vilasrao Deshmukh's funeral
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Sonia Gandhi at Vilasrao Deshmukh's funeral

Congress President Sonia Gandhi consoles Vaishali Deshmukh, wife of the late Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, during his funeral at Babhalgaon in Latur. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was also present. (PTI)

Britain's Prince  being treated at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
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Britain's Prince being treated at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

General view of the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in Aberdeen where Britain's Prince Phillip is being treated for a bladder infection. The 91-year-old was likely to spend several days in hospital after his third health scare in the space of eight months, having also suffered a blocked coronary artery over Christmas last year. (AFP)

Olympic silver medallist shooter Vijay Kumar during a felicitation function
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Olympic silver medallist shooter Vijay Kumar during a felicitation function

Olympic silver medallist shooter Vijay Kumar showing his medal during a function for felicitation of army personnel who participated in London Games 2012, in Defence Ministry in New Delhi. (PTI)

Anti-Japanese protests in Shanghai and Beijing
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Anti-Japanese protests in Shanghai and Beijing

Protesters take part in an anti-Japanese protest outside the Japanese consulate in Shanghai. Anti-Japanese protests were staged in Shanghai and Beijing following the arrest of a group of pro-China activists who landed on a disputed archipelago known as Diaoyu in China and Senkaku in Japan. (AFP)

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