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Elsy Castillo, 25, and her 8-year-old daughter Dairl, react as they are forced to leave the area near the Jacobo Arbenz housing settlement by the military and police in Guatemala City. Security forces evicted about 200 families on Monday from vacant lots that they took over in January, called the Jacobo Arbenz housing settlement, which is located in front a military base. On Wednesday, forces returned to the area to force families that didn't leave to move out.

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Thai vegetable market vendors pull back awnings and their produce off a railway track to allow a cross-country train to dissect through the middle of the town of Maeklong in Samut Songkhram province, 60 km west of Bangkok. The bustling market, in the middle of the town, has to scramble from the tracks eight times a day as trains pass.


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Passengers sit on top of an overcrowded train as it heads for Jamalpur from Dhaka. Millions of residents in Dhaka are travelling home from the capital city to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday. Bangladesh will celebrate Eid al-Fitr on the third week of August.


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A child sits behind military police officers during a military operation to evict families camping near the Jacobo Arbenz settlement, in Guatemala City. 223 families, including 250 children, camping illegally near the Jacobo Arbenz settlement, which is built on land belonging to the Defence Ministry, were evicted by the military police from the Jacobo Arbenz settlement on August 13, according to local media.


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A member of the SAT (Andalusian Union of Workers) takes a bath to cool off in a fountain after arriving to Jimena during the first day of a march between the town of Jodar and Jaen, southern Spain. The march, led by Marinaleda's Mayor and IU (Izquierda Unida) Parliamentarian Juan Manuel Sanchez Gordillo (unseen) from Jodar, will continue across the region through blistering summer heat in a bid to persuade other local leaders to refuse compliance with government reforms. The town of Jodar currently has Andalusia's highest unemployment rate


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Elvis fan Maria Mendes (middle) lines up with thousand of fans from all over the world as they wait to see the gravesite of Elvis Presley at Graceland in Memphis, Tenn. during a candlelight vigil marking the 35th anniversary of his death.

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A boat, center, is surrounded by Japan Cost Guard's patrol boats after some activists descended from the boat on Uotsuri Island, one of the islands of Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese, in East China Sea. Regional tensions flared on the emotional anniversary of Japan’s World War II surrender as activists from China and South Korea used Wednesday’s occasion to press rival territorial claims, prompting 14 arrests by Japanese authorities. The 14 people had traveled by boat from Hong Kong to the disputed islands controlled by Japan but also claimed by China and Taiwan.

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Striking miners gather on a hillside at the Lonmin mine near Marikana, South Africa. Ongoing violence that started last Friday has seen 10 people killed, with no end to the strike in sight.

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Police open fire on striking miners at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa. South African police opened fire Thursday on a crowd of striking workers at a platinum mine, leaving an unknown number of people injured and possibly dead. Motionless bodies lay on the ground in pools of blood.


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