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A performer looks on as he takes part in the annual Hindu religious festival of Bonalu in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad July 16, 2012. The word "Bonalu" is derived from the Telugu language word "Bhojanalu", the food offered to Goddess Kali, the Hindu goddess of power. The main ritual in the month-long festival involves offering cooked rice, jaggery, curd, water and other dishes, which are brought by women in earthen pots, to the Goddess Kali. Devotees believe that the offerings ward off evils and epidemics during the monsoon season.


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Cory Solomon of Prairieviw, Texas flips a steer on his way to winning the tie-down roping event and $100,000 during the finals at the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede Rodeo in Calgary, Alberta, July 15, 2012.


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A Kashmiri government teacher shouts anti-government slogans from inside a police van after he was detained during a protest in Srinagar July 16, 2012. Indian police on Monday used water cannon and batons to disperse hundreds of government teachers while detaining dozens as they attempted to reach the civil secretariat, which houses the offices of Kashmir's chief minister and his colleagues, to demand their pending arrears and regularization of contractual teachers, protesters said.


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A Nepalese Hindu devotee offers prayers as he takes holy bath before collecting water from the Bagmati river during the "Bol Bom" pilgrimage at Sudarijaal, outskirts of Katmandu, Nepal, Monday, July 16, 2012. During this pilgrimage, devotees walk miles barefooted before offering the water at the Pashupatinath lord Shiva temple in Katmandu. Shravan Somwar or the Monday of Hindu calendar month Shravan is considered auspicious for offering prayer to Lord Shiva, the god of destruction.

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Competitors swim through mud underneath electrified wires during the Tough Mudder at Mt. Snow in West Dover, Vermont July 15, 2012. The Tough Mudder is a nine mile endurance event which runs competitors through a military style obstacle course complete with mud, water and fire.


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A Hindu devotee takes a dip at the Bagmati River while she takes part in the "Bol Bom" (or Say Shiva) pilgrimage in Kathmandu July 16, 2012. The faithful, chanting the name of Lord Shiva, run some 15 km (9 miles) barefooted to Pashupatinath temple seeking good health, wealth and happiness.


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Two members of the Free Syrian Army hold their weapons as they take defense positions in a house in El Moalimin neighborhood in Homs July 14, 2012. The Red Cross now views fighting in Syria as an internal armed conflict - a civil war in layman's terms - crossing a threshold experts say can help lay the ground for future prosecutions for war crimes. The independent humanitarian agency had previously classed the violence in Syria as localised civil wars between government forces and armed opposition groups in three flashpoints - Homs, Hama and Idlib. Picture taken July 14, 2012.


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The pack of riders cycles during the 15th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Samatan and Pau, July 16, 2012.


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The horse "Tar Baby" falls back onto rider Dusty La Valley of Bezanson, Alberta in the Bareback event during the finals at the 100th Anniversary of the Calgary Stampede Rodeo in Calgary, Alberta, July 15, 2012.


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