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Anti-government protesters demonstrate on a street in central Ankara. Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan told protesters on Friday he would put redevelopment plans for an Istanbul park on hold until a court rules on them, striking a more conciliatory tone after two weeks of fierce anti-government demonstrations.

DADO RUVIC/REUTERS

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Police officer, Sgt. Chris Laush, gets a thumbs up from an elderly Somail woman in the area between 320, 330 and 340 Dixon Road in Toronto. The Toronto Police raided the area early Thursday morning and made a number of arrests as well as seising weapons, drugs and money.

Peter Power/The Globe and Mail

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The remains of a vehicle stands among a burned out forest along Holmes Road during the third day of the Black Forest Fire near Colorado Springs, Colo.

Christian Murdock/The Gazette/AP PHOTO

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A Kashmiri Muslim woman prays early in the morning at Hazratbal shrine during a ceremony a week after the occasion of Mehraj-u-Alam, in the outskirts of Srinagar, India. Mehraj-u-Alam is believed to mark the ascension of Prophet Mohammed to Heaven.

Dar Yasin/AP

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A young Indian girl enjoys monsoon rain water falling on her head from a flyover as a boy watches in Mumbai, India. The monsoon rains which usually hit India from June to September are crucial for farmers whose crops feed hundreds of millions of people.

Rajanish Kakade/AP

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A worker takes a break from cleaning spectator seats one day ahead of the Confederations Cup opening match at the stadium in Brasilia Brazil will play the opening match of the tournament against Japan.

KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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Inmates use mirrors to watch other inmates participate in a full-body resistance workout competition at the main courtyard, from their cell at Lurigancho prison in Lima.

ENRIQUE CASTRO-MENDIVIL/REUTERS

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Men play soccer between the shadows of buildings in Boa Viagem Beach in Recife. The Confederations Cup tournament kicks off on Saturday.

RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

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Members of the Homeless Workers' Movement (MTST) protest against the Confederations Cup being held in Brazil, amidst burning tyres in front of the National Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia.

UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS

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