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Members of the Air Force Academy Class of 2018 formed a giant push-up chain in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest chain push-up. Unofficially, 918 Basic Cadets completed three push-ups in the attempt at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Guinness will examine photos and video to decide in coming months if the Basics broke the previous record of 138 people set in 2012.

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Russell Norris, 15, of Tylertown, Miss., dives into the chilly Swift River at Coos Canyon in Byron, Maine. The canyon is considered one of the premier swimming holes in the U.S. .

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In this photo finish image released by ASO Italy's Matteo Trentin, front, crosses the finish line ahead of second place Peter Sagan of Slovakia, rear, to win the seventh stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 234.5 kilometers (145.7 miles) with start in Epernay and finish in Nancy, France.

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Andrew Talansky of the U.S. crashes as the pack with stage winner Italy's Matteo Trentin, foreground left, sprints towards the finish line during the seventh stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 234.5 kilometers (145.7 miles) with start in Epernay and finish in Nancy, France.

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A breakaway group of riders cycles past spectators during the 234.5 km seventh stage of the Tour de France cycling race from Epernay to Nancy.

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Competitors clear hurdles during a heat of the men's 110m hurdles during the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting at Hampden Park in Glasgow.

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Reese Hoffa of the U.S. competes in the men's Shot Put during the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting at Hampden Park in Glasgow.

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This image provided by the Santa Fe Police Department shows a 20-pound brown and yellow python that was found on an engine block Thursday in Santa Fe, N.M. The animal was taken to a local animal shelter with minor injuries.

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The Royal Air Force aerobatic team, the Red Arrows, perform during The Royal International Air Tattoo at the RAF in Fairford.

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A Bengal tiger named "Pnoy" licks the glass cage as it takes a bath at Malabon Zoo at Malabon city, north of Manila, Philippines.

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Christ the Redeemer statue is silhouetted next to Sugar Loaf Mountain, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's Archbishop Orani Tempesta presided over a ceremony marking the end to repairs made to the city's famed statue. The $856,000 repair project began six months ago after two fingers and part of the statue's head were chipped during lightning storms.

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An Israeli soldier rests on a mobile artillery unit at a position on the Israel-Gaza border. Gaza rocket fire struck a gas station and set it ablaze Friday in southern Israel, seriously wounding one person as rocket fire also came from Lebanon for the first time in the four-day-long offensive. Rocket fire by Palestinian militants continued from Gaza toward various locations in southern Israel.

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An Israeli soldier somersaults from an armoured personnel carrier (APC) stationed on a field outside the central Gaza Strip. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday Israel has attacked more than 1,000 targets during a four-day-old offensive against Gaza militants and that "there are still more to go".

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Crowds standing against a mural watch a dance competition in the yard at the Yole! Africa arts center, part of the Salaam Kivu International Film Festival, underway in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. The annual festival, inspired by the spirit of Goma before war and natural disaster devastated the city, is a platform for performances and workshops of all kinds.

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