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A girl embraces a panda bear sculpture in Berlin August 5, 2013. Marking the 50th anniversary of its existence, on Monday the German branch of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) environmental conservation organisation placed 1600 panda bear sculptures on front of Berlin's main train station to draw attention to the plight of the endangered species that serves as the NGO's mascot.


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A protester stands against Turkish soldiers during clashes near Silivri, where a hearing on people charged with attempting to overthrow Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's Islamist-rooted government is due to take place August 5, 2013.


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Greek firefighters run to safer ground while their colleague calls for help on a radio as a forest fire rages in Marathon near Athens August 5, 2013.


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A man walks with a national flag outside the Silivri jail complex outside the Silivri jail complex in Silivri, Turkey, early Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.


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A construction vehicle lies where it was swallowed by a sinkhole on Saint-Catherine Street in downtown Montreal, August 5, 2013.


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New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, bottom center, signs autographs at U.S. Cellular Field before a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, in Chicago. Rodriguez was suspended through 2014 when Major League Baseball disciplined 13 players in a drug case, the most sweeping punishment since the Black Sox scandal nearly a century ago.

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Thai riot policemen stand guard behind a barricade outside Government House in preparation for anti-government protests in Bangkok August 5, 2013.


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A shopkeeper looks on from his footwear stall during the holy month of Ramadan near the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi August 5, 2013.


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A child walks between a fountain in a park, in Bucharest, Romania, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.

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A performer blows fire from his mouth as he performs in front of the historical monument Charminar during the annual Hindu religious festival of Bonalu in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad August 5, 2013. The word "Bonalu" is derived from the Telugu word "Bhojanalu", which refers to the food offered to Goddess Kali, the Hindu goddess of power.


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