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Fireworks explode around the Eiffel Tower in Paris during the annual Bastille Day celebrationsGetty
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Fireworks light up the sky around the Eiffel Tower in a show called "Guerre et Paix" (War and Peace) as part of events to mark the centenary of the First World War and to end the traditional Bastille Day celebrations in ParisReuters
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Lightning strikes One World Trade Center in Manhattan during a summer stormReuters
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The Red Arrows display team perform a flypast to officially open the 2014 Farnborough International AirshowReuters
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German artist Tobias Rehberger poses on HMS President on the Thames in London. He has transformed it by covering it in 'dazzle camouflage' to mark the centenary of the First World WarGetty
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'Swan Uppers' make their way down the Thames in a rowing boat as they search for swans and cygnets to be weighed and tagged during the annual Swan Upping censusGetty
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Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, inspects police cadets who have completed their training during their 'Passing Out Parade' in the grounds of West Ham United Football ClubGetty
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A young Argentina fan stands between policemen as they gather to welcome their team back to Buenos Aires after Argentina lost to Germany in their 2014 World Cup finalReuters
Members of German army Bundeswehr Special Forces Command demonstrate their skills during training in Claw, near StuttgartReuters
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Israeli soldiers sleep next to armoured personnel carriers near the Israeli-Gaza borderGetty
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An Israeli soldier checks the barrel of a tank at a military staging area outside the northern Gaza StripReuters
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Armed Shi'ite volunteers from brigades loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr take their positions during a military advance in an area under the control of Isis militants on the outskirts of SamarraReuters
People survey the wreckage of the headquarters of Yemen's Islamist Islah party in the northwestern city of Amran. The five-storey building was bombed by Shi'ite tribesmen known as HouthisReuters