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The Best Pix of the Week
A clown congress, scorching heat, and endangered tiger cubs. 

Hindu_Festival

Monday, July 25, 2011.An Indian artist gets make up before a performance during a procession of "Bonalu" festival in Hyderabad, India. Bonalu is a Hindu folk festival of the Telangana region in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. 

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China_Raptors

May 16, 2011. A veterinarian stretches her hands to protect a little owl, which is poisoned by pesticide and suffering from a neurological disorder that makes it difficult to keep its balance while standing, after a medical check at the Beijing Raptor Rescue Center in Beijing, China. As Beijing falls along a north-south migratory route that the birds use, more than 43 types of raptors can be found in the city year-round, some of which die or are injured in collisions with skyscrapers and overhead lines or trapped by illegal bird catchers.

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NY_Summer_Weather

A vehicle travels on NY Route 157 in East Berne, N.Y., on Tuesday, July 26, 2011. Tuesday brought some relief from recent scorching temperatures. 

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Lightning_Strike

A lightning bolt strikes near the Dubuque County Fair Wednesday night, July 27, 2011 during a storm in Dubuque, Iowa. Dubuque County was under a tornado warning Wednesday night. 

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sports1

JULY 28: Eric Shanteau of the United States competes in the second semifinal heat of the Men's 200m Breaststroke during Day Thirteen of the 14th FINA World Championships at the Oriental Sports Center on July 28, 2011 in Shanghai, China. 

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Hot_Air_Balloons

Hot-air balloons take off in Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, on Wednesday July 27, 2011 during an attempt to set a world record for collective taking-off during the event "Lorraine Mondial air ballons", an international hot-air balloon meeting. 

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Bullfight_Jose_Tomas

Spain's bullfighter Jose Tomas flips up and down after being pushed by an El Pilar ranch fighting bull during a bullfight, in Valencia, Spain, Saturday, July 23, 2011. Tomas, one of Spain's top matadors known for a daring bullfighting style, came back to the bullring after a year recovering from a goring in Mexico that almost cost him his life.

(AP)

Russia_Feature

Towers and stars of Moscow's Kremlin and historical museum are reflected in a glass table at a rooftop cafe in an hotel in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 27, 2011.

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East_Africa_Famine

A woman holds partially filled aid bags after waiting in a queue for food aid at the border town of Dadaab, Kenya, Saturday, July 23, 2011. People who can barely stay on their feet due to hunger walk for days or even weeks through parched wasteland to find aid. The drought and ensuing famine which is enveloping the Horn of Africa has left more than two million children at risk of starvation.

(AP)

Korea_US_Military

South Korean soldiers execute salute of guns for a commander of combined U.S.-South Korea forces, U.S. Army Gen. James D. Thurman during the welcoming honor guard ceremony at Defense Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 26, 2011.

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Korea_Landslide

Vehicles are submerged in floodwater after heavy rain in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 28, 2011. Thousands of rescuers used heavy machinery and shovels Thursday to clear mud and search for survivors after huge landslides and flooding killed more than 40 people in South Korea.

(AP)

Africa_Famine_Nurse

A unidentified child reacts as a nurse weighs him at the International Rescue Committee, IRC, clinic in the town of Dadaab, Kenya, Friday, July 29, 2011. The hospital is just one of three treating Somalis refugees in Dadaab camp. Most of the children are also suffering from pneumonia and other diseases after hunger weakened their immune systems. 

(AP)

Germany_Zoo_new

A young Giant Anteater looks out of its enclosure at the zoo in Dortmund, Germany, Thursday, July 28, 2011. 

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Frontier_Days_Rodeo

Kyle Whitaker, from Chambers, Neb. wrestles a steer to the ground during the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo on Thursday, July 28, 2011, at Frontier Park in Cheyenne, Wyo. He logged a time of 10.8 seconds. 

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La_Revoltosa_Dance

Revelers dance around on the central point at Plaza Nueva Square during La Revoltosa dance in honor of Saint Ana, a regional patron of the small town of Tudela, northern Spain, Monday July 25, 2011. All Spanish towns enjoy on the summer with their regional holidays. 

(AP)

Guatemala_Clown

"Cacharrito," 74, poses for a picture during the III Latin American Clown Congress parade in Guatemala City's historic center, Tuesday July 26, 2011. The Salvadoran says he began working as a clown at the age of 16. More than 200 clowns from North and Central America and the Caribbean are gathering in the capital city for the third year to attend workshops and exchange experiences.

(AP)

China_Art_Exhibition

Visitor experience a new media art project created by Japanese artists Seiko Mikami and Sota Ichikawa at an art exhibition in Beijing, China, Friday, July 29, 2011. 

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Brewers_Baseball

Chicago Cubs' Aramis Ramirez breaks his bat as he hits a pop out to Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 26, 2011, in Milwaukee. 

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France_Weather

Small yachts belonging to a sailing school are towed past a ferry off the coast near Nice, southern France, Thursday, July 28 , 2011.

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China_Train_Crash

Chinese police officers look at the wreckage of a train accident in Wenzhou in east China's Zhejiang province, Sunday, July 24, 2011. A Chinese bullet train crashed into another high-speed train that had stalled after being struck by lightning Saturday in eastern China, causing four carriages to fall off a viaduct. 

(AP)

Tottenham_Hotspur1

Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa dives but fails to stop the ball going below his hand, from free kick by Tottenham Hotspur Rafael Van der Vaart, unseen, during the 2011 Vodacom Challenge at Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, Saturday July 23, 2011. 

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Scott Clary of the United States competes in the Men's 200m Backstroke semi final during Day Thirteen of the 14th FINA World Championships at the Oriental Sports Center on July 28, 2011 in Shanghai, China. 

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Surf_Crashing

The surf crashes on the rocks around Sima Simic, of Portland, Maine, while fishing for striped bass below Portland Head Light at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Monday, July 25, 2011. 

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Norway_Explosion

Norway's twin terror attacks suspect Anders Behring Breivik, left, sits in an armored police vehicle after leaving the courthouse following a hearing in Oslo Monday July 25, 2011 where he pleaded not guilty to one of the deadliest modern mass killings in peacetime. The man who has confessed to carrying out a bombing and shooting spree that left 93 people dead in Norway will be held in complete isolation for four weeks after a hearing in which he said his terror network had two other cells. 

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Morocco_Plane_Crash

Tuesday July 26, 2011.Rescuers work in an area where a C-130 military transport plane crashed near Guelmim in southern Morocco, as it prepared to land at the Guelmim military air base. A C-130 military transport plane crashed into a Moroccan mountain Tuesday in bad weather, killing 78 people, the state news agency said. It said there were three survivors. 

(AP)

Plastics_Fire

Senior Airman Sherice Lovato, a firefighter from Travis Air Force Base, moves a hose as water is poured on plastic storage containers burning at Macro Plastics in Fairfield,, Calif., Tuesday, July 26, 2011. The six-alarm fire that broke out about 1:30 p.m. sent black smoke billowing hundreds of feet into the air, but no injuries were immediately reported. 

(AP)

Bolivia_Britain

Britains Minister of State for Latin America, Jeremy Browne, wearing a traditional Bolivian red poncho, is invited to dance by an Aymara woman on the shore of Lake Titicaca in Sorejapa, Bolivia, Tuesday July 26, 2011. Browne participated in the inauguration of the High Altitude Training Center at Lake Titicaca. He is on a two-day official visit. 

(AP)

Bengal_tigerthi

The Centenario Zoo in Merida, Mexico, announced the birth of 3 Bengal tiger cubs. There are only 1,500 Bengal tigers left in the wild. 

(Courtesy Zoologico Centenario, Merida)

The Best Pix of the Week

A clown congress, scorching heat, and endangered tiger cubs.