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Circus workers perform with horses during a free public show to protest Mexico City's ban on circus animals in Mexico City's main square, the Zocalo. Mexico's "circus wars" are heating up, with a growing movement to ban circus animals, other than horses and dogs, meeting rising anger from circus workers. Circuses say threats of violence against them have been posted online.

Rebecca Blackwell/AP

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A dancer performs on stilts in honor of Saint Mary Magdalene, in a street for the traditional ''Danza de Los Zancos'' (Los Zancos Dance), in the small town of Anguiano, northern Spain. Eight young people from the town balance on stilts down the old street, turning to the sound of folk music played on a pipe and drum.

Alvaro Barrientos/AP

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A dancer performs on stilts in honor of Saint Mary Magdalene, in a street for the traditional ''Danza de Los Zancos'' (Los Zancos Dance), in the small town of Anguiano, northern Spain. Eight young people from the town balance on stilts down the old street, turning to the sound of folk music played on a pipe and drum.

Alvaro Barrientos/AP

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Ricardo Rodrigues, lifts his son Ozan over a gap in rocks on the beach as his other son Iroh looks on while exploring tidal pools .

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Smoke and fire from the explosion of an Israeli strike rise over Gaza City as Israeli airstrikes pummeled a wide range of locations along the coastal area and diplomatic efforts intensified to end the two-week war.

Hatem Moussa/AP

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Relatives of Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant Abduallah El-Buhasi, who medics said was killed in an Israeli air strike, mourn during his funeral in Deir El-Balah in the central Gaza Strip. Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, dashing hopes of a pause in the fighting, as the military said one of its soldiers was missing, presumed dead, following clashes with Hamas Islamists.

IBRAHEEM ABU MUSTAFA/REUTERS

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The girlfriend of Israeli soldier Tal Yifrah mourns as she lies atop his grave during his funeral in Rishon Lezion near Tel Aviv. Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, saying no ceasefire was near as top U.S. and U.N. diplomats pursued talks on halting fighting that has claimed more than 500 lives.

RONEN ZVULUN/REUTERS

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A guard stands on a train carrying the remains of victims of Malaysia Airlines MH17 downed over rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine after it arrived in the city of Kharkiv, eastern Ukraine. Almost 300 people were killed when the Malaysian airliner went down on July 17.

GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A pro-Russian fighter walks past a piece of the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine. Four days after Flight 17 was shot out of the sky, international investigators still have had only limited access to the crash site, hindered by pro-Russia fighters who control the verdant territory in eastern Ukraine. Outrage over the delays and the possible tampering of evidence at the site was building worldwide, especially in the Netherlands, where most of the victims were from.

Dmitry Lovetsky/AP

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Ukrainian parliamentary deputies tussle during a session in Parliament in Kiev.

STRINGER/REUTERS

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Horses graze in the fog at the farm of Hooves of Hope Equestrian Center on Chenault Bridge Road near Lancaster, Ky.

Clay Jackson/AP

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Trucks transport goods from the coast as the sun sets near Laingsburg in the Karoo. A South African anti-fracking group threatened a legal challenge on Tuesday to government plans to grant shale gas exploration licences in the pristine semi-desert of the Karoo, saying the regulatory process had been marked by "patent ineptitude". In a February State of the Nation address, President Jacob Zuma described shale gas as a "game changer" for the economy and said Pretoria would allow hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, "within the framework of our good environmental laws".

MIKE HUTCHINGS/REUTERS

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Spectators wave as the pack passes through a tunnel during the sixteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 237.5 kilometers (147.6 miles) with start in Carcassonne and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France.

Laurent Cipriani/AP

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Spectators dressed as prehistoric cavemen cheer as the pack passes during the sixteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 237.5 kilometers (147.6 miles) with start in Carcassonne and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France.

Christophe Ena/AP

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