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The Best Pix of the Week
A fearsome fire, a tweeting Pope and synchronized flight.
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Sun_Ring

The American flag flaps in the breeze against the backdrop of a ring around the sun at the U.S. track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., Sunday, June 26, 2011. These rings are caused by cirrus clouds and moisture as high as 30,000 feet where the temperatures are well below freezing. The moisture turns into ice crystals, and the sunlight then reflects off these ice crystals creating a halo or ring. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
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A judge evaluates Yoda during the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma, Calif. The 14-year-old Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix took top honors winning $1000 and a plethora of pet perks at the Sonoma-Marin Fair. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
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Italy's Michele Pirro crashes his Moriwaki during the Moto2 race of the Dutch Grand Prix in Assen, northern Netherlands, Saturday June 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Bas Czerwinski)
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Japan_Daily_Life

A visitor watches interactive art form entitled "AquaticColors," created by Japanese artist Takahiro Matsuo at an art exhibition in Tokyo, Sunday, June 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
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China_Bridge

This photo taken Wednesday, June 29, 2011 released by China's Xinhua news agency shows the Jiaozhou Bay Bridge in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province. China opened the world's longest cross-sea bridge, which is 42 kilometers (26 miles) long and links China's eastern port city of Qingdao to an offshore island, Huangdao. 

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US swimmer Matthew Grevers takes the start of the final of the men's 50m backstroke at the Paris Open swimming championship, Sunday June 26, 2011. Matthew Grevers took third place. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

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Vanderbilt_Florida_Baseball

Florida's Daniel Pigott, left, Bryson Smith, front right and Tyler Thompson, rear right, celebrate after beating Vanderbilt 6-4 in an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, June 24, 2010. Florida advances to the championship series. (AP Photo/Ted Kirk)
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Colombia_Chengdu_Circus

Chengdu Circus' acrobats perform on stage in Bogota, Colombia,Thursday, June 30, 2011. (AP Photo/William Fernando Martinez)
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France_Air_Show_new

The "Athos" Patrouille de France aerobatic team performs during a demonstration flight at the 49th Paris Air Show at le Bourget airport, east of Paris, Sunday June 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
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Los_Alamos_Fire

A fire truck drives past trees burned during the Las Conchas fire in Los Alamos, N.M., Thursday, June 30, 2011. Firefighters were confident Thursday they had stopped the advance of the wildfire that headed toward the Los Alamos nuclear lab and the nearby town. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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A firefighter walks through heavy smoke from the Las Conchas fire near Los Alamos, N.M., Wednesday, June 29, 2011. As crews fight to keep the wildfire from reaching the country's premier nuclear-weapons laboratory and the surrounding community, scientists are busy sampling the air for chemicals and radiological materials. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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India_Monsoon_new

In this picture taken Tuesday, June 28, 2011, tourists walk in dense fog caused by heavy rains on a street in the northern hill station town of Dharmsala, India. The area receives some of the largest rainfall in the country during the summer monsoon season. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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Missouri_River_Flooding_new

This aerial photograph taken near the Iowa/Missouri state line shows floodwaters mixed with sediment water on Wednesday, June 29, 2011. The Missouri River has been rising for weeks because of heavy rains and snow melt along the river's headwaters, forcing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to open flood gates, sending massive amounts of water downstream along the Missouri River system. (AP Photo/The St. Joseph News-Press, Eric Keith)
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The head of a lawn deer remains above the flood waters from the Souris River in an evacuated western neighborhood of Minot, N.D. Friday, June 24, 2011. About one-fourth of the city's 40,000 residents have evacuated their homes. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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Nepal_Daily_Life

In this Friday, June 24, 2011, photograph, a boy plunges in the Bagmati river near Pashupatinath Temple World Heritage site in Katmandu, Nepal. (AP Photo/ Niranjan Shrestha)
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Pope_Tweets

Pope Benedict XVI touches a tablet to send a tweet for the launch of the Vatican news information portal "www.news.va", at the Vatican Tuesday, June 28, 2011. Benedict's tweet reads: "Dear Friends, I just launched News.va Praised be our Lord Jesus Christ! With my prayers and blessings, Benedictus XVI''. The portal was launched for the feast day of St.Peter and Paul, which began with a vesper service June 28.

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France_Fashion

A model wears a creation by Belgian fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck as part of his Spring/Summer 2012 fashion collection presented in Paris, Friday June 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
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President Barack Obama gestures during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Greece_Financial_Crisis

A protester throws a garbage bag to riot police in front of the Greek Parliament during clashes in central Athens Wednesday, June 29, 2011.Greek deputies are to vote Wednesday on a deeply unpopular austerity bill that has provoked days of rioting in the streets of Athens. The result of the vote will determine if Greece can avoid a potentially disastrous financial default in the coming weeks .(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

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Pakistan_Daily_Life

Pakistani boys walk along a street next to a brick factory on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, June 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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Colombia_Gay_Pride_Parade

A person in costume attends the Gay Pride Parade in Cali, Colombia, Sunday June 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Carlos Julio Martinez)
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Guatemala_San_Juan

People gather outside a church during Saint John the Baptist celebrations in San Juan Comalapa, Guatemala, Friday, June 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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Indonesia_Daily_Life

A visually impaired woman tries to shoo away a goat as she takes a rest outside her hut at a slum in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, June 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
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Mideast_Israel_Palestinians

Palestinian children play with colored parachutes at an event organized by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) seeking to achieve a world record for the largest number of people flying parachutes from the ground, at a sports stadium in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Thursday, June 30, 2011. The event was part of the "Summer Games", a six-week summer camp organized by UNRWA to provide a recreational outlet for children in the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

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Nepal_Festival

Nepalese women farmers run through muddy water during a competition, as they celebrate 'Asar Pandhra' or the festival of planting rice, in Pokhara, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) west of Katmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, June 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Laxmi Prasad Ngakhusi)
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US_Championships_Athletics

Amanda Smock triple jumps at the U.S. outdoor track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., Friday, June 24, 2011. Smock won the event. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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Nicaragua_Gay_Pride_Parade

A man with his face painted attends a parade celebrating Sexual Diversity Day in Managua, Nicaragua, Tuesday June 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
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Mexico_Tropical_Weather

People have fun at "Playa Azul" or "Blue beach," after the passage of the Tropical Storm Arlene in Tuxpan, Mexico, Thursday, June 30, 2011. The Atlantic season's first tropical storm hit Mexico's central Gulf coast Thursday, hurling heavy rains over a wide swath of the country but causing little damage. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
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Brazil_Gay_Pride_Parade

A person performs with fire during the annual Gay Pride Parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday June 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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Belarus_Parade_Rehearsal

A heat haze rises around a column of Belarus army tanks as they join the rehearsal for the Independence Day military parade in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, June 30, 2011. The parade will take place on July 3. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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The Best Pix of the Week

A fearsome fire, a tweeting Pope and synchronized flight.

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