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    A demonstrator kisses the helmet of a riot police officer after shouting anti-government slogans in front of the court house where former Interior Minister Habib al-Adli would be tried, in New Cairo July 25, 2011.



    Anton Goncharov of Ukraine competes during the men's 800m freestyle heats at the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai July 26, 2011

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    A sea of flowers and lit candles are placed in memory of those killed in Friday's bomb and shooting attack in front of Oslo Cathedral July 25, 2011.



    Goran Hadzic, the last of Serbia's alleged war criminals, makes his initial appearance to stand trial on crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in the Hague July 25, 2011.

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    Demonstrators shout at the court house where Egypt's former Interior Minister Habib al-Adli would be tried, in New Cairo July 25, 2011.



    Children, displaced by floods a year earlier, play outside their family tents while taking refuge along a road in Jamshoro, north of Karachi on July 25,2011.

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    Hindu holy men rest on the premises of Pashupati Temple in Kathmandu July 25, 2011.



    Black smoke from a burning fuel depot rises into the sky over Misrata July 25, 2011.

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    Obama Calls for Debt Ceiling Compromise
    President Barack Obama made a prime-time address to the nation, asserting Americans don't want a "dysfunctional government" and called on Congress to raise the debt ceiling before a default



    Amy Winehouse Funeral to be Private Affair
    Amy Winehouse's funeral will be held Tuesday at an undisclosed location and be only for family and close friends. Pictured: Mourners gather by Winehouse's London home on July 24, 2011.

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    Ivory Coast Political Players
    Traditional hunters called Dozo perform in Abobo, Ivory Coast. Many of the Dozo helped to drive former President Laurent Gbagbo out of office during the power struggle after the election.



    Got the Moves
    Dancers take the stage at the Guelaguetza, a nine-day folkloric festival celebrating the Mexican state of Oaxaca's seven cultural regions through dance, parades, and pageantry.

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    Quite a Welcoming Party
    Fighters of the Justice and Equality Movement greet Sudanese presidential adviser Nafie Ali Nafie during his visit to al-Fasher in Northern Darfur.

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    A woman trainer (right) is talking to a few inmates after a run in the yard of the luxurious Halden Fengsel, (prison) after the time they regularly spend carrying out physical exercise and learning about the human body in Halden, near Oslo, Norway.



    Inmates are preparing some food in one of the common kitchen and living room areas established to be a meeting point between inmates and guards and to facilitate rehabilitation inside the luxurious Halden Fengsel, (prison) near Oslo, Norway.

    Interestingly, statistics show that in Norway only 20% of inmates (1 in 5) commit another crime and return to prison within two years of their release.
    Halden Prison is set to push the number to a new low, but is the same care and investment effectively affordable to all?

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    An emergency services professional (left) teaches a young woman how to perform CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation at Dinamo stadium in Bucharest, Romania on July 26. Over 700 plastic models were practiced on in an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records, where about 7,400 volunteers and specialized instructors participated in the event organized to raise awareness of the importance of first aid procedures.





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    A crowd watches the Fair queen competition at the 184th Annual Mercer County Fair and Horse Show in Harrodsburg, Ky. The fair is on until July 30.



    Fair Queen contestants cool off from the heat

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    Members of the state and federal police take positions behind trucks during a shootout at a prison in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico, on July 25. A couple of dozen inmates from the prison fought gun battles with security forces after an apparent escape attempt.



    A woman reacts at a crime scene in Ciudad Juarez on July 25. Municipal policemen detained four hitmen just minutes after they killed two men and injured a woman and her son outside a clinic, local media reported

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    Rescuers arrive at the site where a military transport place crashed in southern Morocco on July 26. A military transport plane slammed into a mountainside in bad weather in southern Morocco today, killing all 80 people on board, a hospital source said. The army earlier said 78 people were killed and three were rushed to hospital in serious condition after the Hercules C-130 crashed on the edge of the Sahara desert in Morocco's worst military aviation disaster.


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    Jill, 28 years old
    "Breast cancer changed me, but it did not make me a better or worse person. I will never know who I might have been had I not gone through this experience. All I know is that the person that I have become has amazing strength and courage mixed with heartfelt sadness and fear."



    Cary, 33 years old
    "I participated in The SCAR Project because I believe that these powerful images can reach people in a way that words cannot. If one young woman does a self-exam after looking at my photo or one doctor sends a patient for a "just to be sure" scan, then exposing myself for art becomes a life-saving proposition," she says in the book.

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    Elvira, one of the Toledo Zoo's Masai giraffes, cares for her newborn calf at the The Toledo Zoo, July 23. Elvira gave birth to a female calf late Saturday after a 15-month pregnancy. The yet-unnamed calf stood nearly six feet tall and weighed about 160 pounds at birth.

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    People mourn for victims in the Wenzhou train collision at Century Square on July 25, 2011 in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. At least 39 have died in the train collision and derailment that occurred July 23.



    Two unidentified mourners embrace as they leave Edgwarebury Cemetery, in London, Tuesday July 26, 2011, after attending the funeral of singer Amy Winehouse. The soul diva, who had battled alcohol and drug addiction, was found dead Saturday at her London home. She was 27.

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    Amy Winehouse's funeral



    A mourner holds a service card at Golders Green crematorium



    Friends and family attend the funeral service






    Kelly Osbourne arrives with other mourners






    DJ and producer Mark Ronson leaves Golders Green crematorium after the service



    DJ Nick Grimshaw leaves Edgwarebury cemetery in north London


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    The 20th anniversary of India's Lifeline Express



    Patients desperate for simple prescriptions and medicines as basic as paracetamol fight for attention at a registration session following the arrival of the Lifeline Express in Umaria, a small town in Madhya Pradesh. The train is usually based at a given location for about four weeks



    A boy with orthopaedic problems is examined to gauge his suitability for surgery. Possible operations are determined by the suitability of the train’s facilities and the available post-operative care



    Prospective patients are screened and assessed. Here, a case of suspected skeletal fluorosis, caused by too much fluoride added to the water supply, proved unsuitable for treatment on the train



    On the train's second morning in Umaria, children selected for surgery are carried on to the train by their mothers. Since the project began, 600,000 people have received treatment and approximately 85,000 operations have been performed. The train visits locations with limited access to doctors, and patients are invited on-board for orthopaedic surgery, treatment for hearing and visual impairments, cleft lip repairs and, more recently, for counselling on epilepsy, neurological and cardiac disorders, dental and gynaecological problems

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    Two operations are performed in a carriage adjacent to a live running railway track. The Lifeline Express has inspired similar models of healthcare in China and central Africa and riverboat hospitals in Bangladesh and Cambodia



    Volunteer orthopaedic surgeons prepare a child for surgery to shorten the tendons in both legs. The World Health Organisation estimates that India's spending on health stands at less than 4% of its total budget. Zelma Lazarus, of Impact India, the NGO behind the project, had hoped that the train would be defunct by now. It was not set up to plug the gaps in India’s public health system, but to bring about change and educate the poor about their rights and medical needs, so they could make informed demands to the government



    The arrival of a neurologist at the district hospital prompts a heated scramble for attention among people who normally have little chance to receive medical care. The train usually stops in areas that have some sort of post-operative care. If a district hospital is available, patients will be treated on the train and then sent to the hospital to recuperate



    In two days Dr Mamta Bhushan Singh consults 203 epileptic patients, providing them with medication and education on managing a disease that mostly goes unrecognised and untreated in poor areas of India. If there is no suitable place for post-operative care, makeshift recovery areas are set up around the train

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    Consultants have modified cleft palate surgery so that it can be performed under local anaesthetic on the train, maximising the number of patients while minimising post-operative care



    Post-operative cleft palate patients assemble at the district hospital in Umaria. The hospital only has beds, so has no facilities for counselling or surgery, which is why the train was needed in that area



    A 55-year-old woman is selected to undergo surgery for her cleft lip. In rural India this disfigurement often goes untreated due to religious beliefs



    A day later, following treatment, the woman has had her dressing removed



    A three-year-old girl recovers after surgery for polio on the train. Her parents are thrilled she will now be able to marry

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    Congressman David Wu quits amid 'unwanted sex' scandal



    A US Democratic congressman has resigned amid allegations he had an unwanted sexual encounter with the 18-year-old daughter of a campaign donor.

    David Wu of Oregon said he would step down following the resolution of the debt limit crisis in Washington.

    The Taiwanese-born congressman said he was resigning to protect his family and fight the "serious allegations".

    Mr Wu, who is in the process of divorce, is the third US congressman to resign amid a sex scandal this year.

    His encounter with the young woman, the daughter of a childhood friend and campaign donor, was reported on Friday by the Oregonian newspaper.

    He does not face any criminal charges in the incident, in part because the alleged victim believed there was not enough evidence to press a case, the newspaper reported.

    The newspaper said the encounter occurred in the autumn shortly after Mr Wu, 56, was elected to his seventh term.

    Republican Representative Christopher Lee of New York stepped down in February after a shirtless photograph surfaced that he had sent to a woman he met on an online classified advert website.

    In June, Democrat Anthony Weiner, also of New York, resigned after it was revealed he had sent numerous lewd photographs of himself to women he met online.

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    Tropical storm Nock-ten lashes Philippines



    A powerful storm has hit the Philippines, killing at least nine people and forcing thousands to flee their homes.

    Tropical storm Nock-ten unleashed floods and landslides along eastern areas of Luzon island.

    Evacuations are continuing as floods are reported to have deluged the houses of about 500,000 people.

    The storm hit Camarines Norte province earlier with gusts of 56mph (90 km/h) and is moving north-westwards.

    A regional disaster-response official described it as the province's worst flooding in five years.

    Army troops and coast guard personnel were being deployed to rescue people stranded on rooftops, said Bernardo Alejandro, adding that a main road was blocked by floodwaters and mudflows.

    In Albay province, Governor Joey Salceda said fatalities there included three children killed in a landslide in a mountainside village, while two men were struck by a falling tree.

    As the rains started overnight, many people tried to reach safer areas, including churches and village halls, he said.

    "Many of our towns seemed like islands. They were isolated from each other," Mr Salceda was quoted by the Associated Press as saying.

    Mr Salceda earlier put the number of evacuees in his province at 70,000.

    The storm is expected to hit eastern Quezon province early on Wednesday then pass through the provinces of Bulacan and Pampanga just north of the Philippine capital.

    Schools have been closed in Manila and nearby provinces, and about 20 local flights have been cancelled.

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    Sand sculptures of Mickey and Minnie on the banks of the River Seine, Paris

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    A clown dressed as a doctor examines a man during a Clown Congress parade in Guatemala City

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    A polar bear with the shakes at Prague zoo
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    A monsoon downpour in Dehli



    The loneliness of the early morning golfer at the Women's British Open, Carnoustie, Scotland

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