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A firefighter walks past trees on fire during a wildfire in Tabuyo del Monte near Leon, Spain. Some 500 soldiers have been deployed to help battle a wildfire authorities believe was started intentionally and which has burned 80 sq. kilometers in northern Spain.

Pedro Armestre/AP

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Orthodox Christian pilgrims pray by a wall at Bet Medhane Alem rock church in Lalibela Ethiopia.


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Workers walk alongside the wreckage of an overturned freight train in Ellicott City, Maryland. A CSX Corp freight train carrying coal derailed while crossing an overpass west of Baltimore, killing two 19-year-old women and crushing several cars parked near the bridge, officials said on Tuesday.


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Indian girls wade through a waterlogged street during a monsoon shower in Jammu, India. The monsoon rains which usually hit India from June to September are crucial for farmers whose crops feed hundreds of millions of people.

Channi Anand/AP

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Sunni Muslim gunmen fire their weapons at the Sunni Muslim dominant neighbourhood of Bab al-Tebbaneh in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, during clashes with Alawites. At least 22 people were wounded in overnight clashes between Sunni Muslims and Alawites in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli in another spill-over from the war in neighbouring Syria, security and medical sources said on Tuesday.


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Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers are carried by a rope from a CH-47J Chinook helicopter near Mount Fuji during an annual training session at Higashifuji training field in Gotemba, west of Tokyo.


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Swiss farmer Kari Gisler (L) and his father Augustin use rakes to collect wild hay as they practise wild haying on a steep hillside on the mountain Rophaien in the Swiss village of Flueelen, some 75 km south of Zurich. The tradition of wild haying in Central Switzerland dates back around two hundred years and is practiced from mid July until mid September on higher grounds with steep hillsides which cannot or only hardly be reached with animals.


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Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano spews a large cloud of ash to the nearby town of Bilbao. The authorities are encouraging residents living near the volcano to evacuate due to increased activity of the volcano, according to local media. The Tungurahua volcano has been in an active state since October 1999.


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A firefighter battles the Trinity Ridge Fire in the Boise National Forest near Featherville, Idaho.

Kari Greer/US Forest Service//Reuters

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