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Lightning strikes the Mandalay Bay Resorts and Casino and Luxor hotels in Las Vegas, NevadaReuters
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Smoke rises following what witnesses said were Israeli air strikes in Rafah in the southern Gaza StripReuters
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Palestinians collect their belongings from damaged homes after an Israeli missile strike hit Gaza CityAFP
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An Israeli police explosives expert holds the remains of a rocket fired from Gaza after it landed in Kibbutz Nirim. The Israeli military has hit at least 50 sites in Gaza by air and sea and is mobilising troops for a possible ground invasion aimed at stopping a recent barrage of rocket attacks against IsraelReuters
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An Israeli soldier performs a morning prayer in a deployment area near Israel's border with the Gaza StripAFP
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Israeli soldiers stand next to tanks positioned on the Israeli side of the border with the Gaza StripAFP
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un poses with soldiers during an inspection of a defence unit on Ung Islet, off the east-coast port of WonsanReuters
syria blast
Syrians walk amid dust following a reported barrel-bomb attack by Syrian government forces in the Tariq al-Bab neighbourhood of AleppoAFP
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A member of the Ukrainian emergency services takes a photograph of a destroyed rail bridge which fell over a main road leading to the eastern Ukrainian city of DonetskReuters
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An earthquake-damaged house is pictured in the San Marcos region, in the northwest of Guatemala. A strong earthquake shook the area along the border with Mexico, killing at least four people, damaging dozens of buildings and triggering landslidesReuters
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Super Typhoon Neoguri approaches Japan on its northward journey, as seen in an image taken by MTSAT-2 satellite. The powerful typhoon forced Japanese authorities to cancel flights and urge more than 550,000 people were advised to evacuate their homes, though most remained putReuters
paraguay floods
Locals row a small boat in a flooded neighbourhood in Asuncion, the capital of Paraguay. The Paraguay river has risen nearly 6.5 feet (2 metres) above normalAFP
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A girl runs through a sprinkler at a playground in the Brooklyn borough of New YorkReuters
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New England cranberry farmer Adrienne Mollor arranges a rose-shaped floating display full of cranberries at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in LondonGetty
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Two-week-old ducklings swim in a newly-planted rice field in Ichikawa, Japan, to eat insects and weeds as an eco-friendly alternative to chemical farmingGetty
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A supporter of Kenya's opposition Coalition for Reforms and Democracy attends a rally to demand dialogue with the government, at the Uhuru park grounds in the capital NairobiReuters
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A sign depicting Raila Odinga, leader of Kenya's opposition Coalition for Reforms and Democracy, is seen during their rally at the Uhuru park grounds in the capital NairobiReuters
US singer Pharrell Williams performs on the Stravinski Hall stage at the 48th Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, SwitzerlandReuters
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A woman poses for a photograph in front of a painting of a shark at HK 3D Museum in Hong KongReuters
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Fallen runners are trampled by bulls at the Estafeta corner, during the second running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in PamplonaReuters
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A man is gored by a bull during the Bous a la Mar festival in the eastern Spanish coastal town of DeniaReuters