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A supporter of John Dramani Mahama, Ghana's interim president and National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential candidate, attends a meeting at Bukom square in Accra, Ghana. Ghana will hold presidential elections on Friday. NDC is the party of late president John Atta Mills.


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Anti-Mursi protesters shout slogans during a protest in front of the presidential palace in Cairo. Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi's palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist leader to leave the building, two presidential sources said.


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A Syrian man runs for cover during heavy fighting between Free Syrian Army fighters and government forces in Aleppo, Syria.

Narciso Contreras/AP

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Palestinian security guards pray at Palestine soccer stadium, which witnesses said was destroyed in an Israeli air strike during an eight-day conflict, in Gaza City. Eight days of Israeli air strikes on Gaza and cross-border Palestinian rocket attacks ended in an Egyptian-brokered truce agreement last month, calling on Israel to ease restrictions on the territory.


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A woman takes a picture of a sunrise from the balcony of her hotel in Brasilia.


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Leonard Cohen performs at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

Peter Power/The Globe and Mail

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A visitor poses with a 3D art work during a Japanese Trick Art exhibition at a shopping mall in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Dita Alangkara/AP

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Kirk Robertson reads a poem inside a cottonwood tree in McLellan Forest, Langley township after local poet Susan McCaslin started a project that has taken off across Canada to save the forest from development. Township of Langley, the birthplace of British Columbia, recently decided to sell off some densely forested parcels of land to raise money for a new recreation centre.

John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail

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A person ice skates at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto during unseasonly high temperatures and rain.

Moe Doiron/The Globe and Mail

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In this video framegrab, Spectators watch as the westbound sections of the Blanchette Bridge on I-70 are demolished in St. Charles, Mo. Crews used explosives to take down the sections of the bridge that connects St. Louis and St. Charles counties along Interstate 70. The work is part of a $63 million rehabilitation project.

Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/AP

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