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July 01, 2012

Priests praying for rains in Ahmedabad
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Priests praying for rains in Ahmedabad

Priests sits in cauldrons of water while performing, a special prayer for rains, in a temple in Ahmedabad. (PTI)

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The Gay Pride Parade in Bucharest
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The Gay Pride Parade in Bucharest

A man wears a Venetian mask during the Gay Pride Parade on June 30, 2012, in Bucharest. AFP

Pro-democracy protesters march in Hong Kong
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Pro-democracy protesters march in Hong Kong

Pro-democracy protesters march in the streets urging new Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying to step down, during the 15th anniversary of the territory's handover to China, in Hong Kong July 1, 2012. Leung was sworn into office on Sunday by Chinese President Hu Jintao for a five-year term in which he will confront challenges ranging from human rights to democracy after a tumultuous year of transition and protest. REUTERS

Russian space agency rescue team carry US astronaut Donald Pettit
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Russian space agency rescue team carry US astronaut Donald Pettit

Russian space agency rescue team carry U.S. astronaut Donald Pettit, center, shortly after the landing of the Russian Soyuz TMA-03M space capsule at the south-east of the Kazakh town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, July 1, 2012. The Soyuz capsule, which carried two astronauts and Russian cosmonaut safely returned to Earth on Sunday after a half-year stint on the international space station, with a landing on the Kazakh steppe. AP

A fire started by lightning strike from thunderstorm
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A fire started by lightning strike from thunderstorm

A two-alarm fire started by a lightning strike from a thunderstorm late Friday night engulfs a home north of Frederick, Md., early Saturday, June 30, 2012. The fire was reported at about 11:45 p.m., Friday during a storm system that went through the area. There were numerous reports of trees and power lines down in the area from the storms. (AP)

A gymnast performs during US Olympic gymnastics trials
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A gymnast performs during US Olympic gymnastics trials

US gymnast Danell Leyva performs on the floor at the US Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose, California June 30, 2012. (Reuters)

Anime characters at Los Angeles Convention Center
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Anime characters at Los Angeles Convention Center

Anime characters arrive at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday, June 30, 2012. Some 130,000 fans converged on the Los Angeles Convention Center Saturday for Anime Expo 2012, North America's largest gathering for devotees of manga, anime and other expressions of Japanese pop culture. (AP)

Visitors walk past tall ships on Fish Pier in Boston
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Visitors walk past tall ships on Fish Pier in Boston

Visitors walk past tall ships on the Fish Pier in Boston, Saturday, June 30, 2012. Thousands of sailors aboard at least 18 naval ships from around the world are gathering in Boston to mark the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and the Star-Spangled Banner. (AP)

Protesters at anti-Walmart rally in Chinatown
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Protesters at anti-Walmart rally in Chinatown

Thousands of protesters arrive to march in the country's largest anti Walmart rally in Chinatown on June 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Opponents of Walmart claim that the world's largest private company with 1.4 million employees in the US abuses the rights of its workers to unionize, pays low wages and provides inadequate health benefits. (AFP)

Guatemalan President reviews troops during Army Day
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Guatemalan President reviews troops during Army Day

Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina reviews the troops during the Army Day in Guatemala City, on June 30, 2012. Perez Molina is a retired general, and he is the first president to celebrate the Day of the Army in 26 years. (AFP)

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