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Guatemala_Mayan_Queen

A man performs the traditional "El Torito" dance at the Rabin Ajau National Folkloric Festival and Indian beauty contest in Coban, Guatemala, Saturday July 30, 2011. Unlike traditional beauty contests, the panel of judges not only value the participants' leadership skills, but their commitment to the rescue and maintenance of Mayan values. The Rabin Ajau, or Queen Daughter, contestants, whose ages range from 14-26 years, go through numerous rounds of competition, including a speech that must be given in their native dialect and Spanish. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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Frontier_Days_Rodeonew

Todd Suhn, from Hermosa, S.D., wrestles a steer to the ground during the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo on Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Frontier Park in Cheyenne, Wyo. (AP Photo/Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, James Brosher)
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Texas_Drought_2

Texas State Park police officer Thomas Bigham walks across the cracked lake bed of O.C. Fisher Lake Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, in San Angelo, Texas. A bacteria called Chromatiaceae has turned the 1-to-2 acres of lake water remaining the color red. A combination of the long periods of 100 plus degree days and the lack of rain in the drought -stricken region has dried up the lake that once spanned over 5400 acres. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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Hot_Summer_Sun

BROADSTAIRS, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 02: Boys watch as a friend dives from the harbour wall at Viking Bay on August 2, 2011 in Broadstairs, England. Holiday makers packed the eastern corner of Kent as temperatures reached 84 degrees in some areas. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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Intense_Heat_Waves

HOUSTON - AUGUST 4: A squirrel lies on a patch of concrete during a hot day August 4, 2011 Houston, Texas. The region has endured over 30-days triple didgit temperatures and remains under a heat advisory. (Photo by Eric Kayne/Getty Images)
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Fire_Drill

Portland Fire and Rescue trainer Lt. Robert Hartsock is distorted by heat waves from a building fire as he keeps the flames contained during a live fire training drill in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. Portland Fire and Rescue trainees were participating in a live fire, hands-on exercise. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
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The_Warm_Weather

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: A young child sits in the fountain on the south bank on August 1, 2011 in London, England. Temperatures in the capital reached around 81 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degress Celsius) today and are expected to hit 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius) by Wednesday. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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thermometer

KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 02: A thermometer shows temperature at over 100 degrees prior to the start of the game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Kansas City Royals on August 2, 2011 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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WHITSTABLE

WHITSTABLE, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 03: A couple rest under umbrellas on the beach on August 3, 2011 in Whitstable, England. Parts of southern England are experiencing high summer temperatures. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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Orioles_Royals_Baseball

A grasshopper rests on a rail outside the Kansas City Royals dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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To_Vote_On_Debt_Limit_Bill

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 02: Senate Budget Committee Chairman Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) stands outside of the U.S. Capitol on August 2, 2011 in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives and Senate passed a bill to raise the federal debt limit, ending a stalemate that threatened to throw the government into default. 

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Kenya_East

A child stands in front of her home at a refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya, Thursday, Aug 4, 2011. Dadaab, a camp designed for 90,000 people now houses around 440,000 refugees. Almost all are from war-ravaged Somalia. Some have been here for more than 20 years, when the country first collapsed into anarchy. But now more than 1,000 are arriving daily, fleeing fighting or hunger(AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)
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14th_FINA_World_1

SHANGHAI, CHINA - JULY 31: Chinese dancers perform during the closing ceremony of the 14th FINA Swimming World Championships at the Crescent Lagoon Outdoor Diving Pool in Shanghai, China, Sunday, July 31, 2011. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)
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Japan_Jellyfish

Medusae swim at sunshine aquarium during a press preview in Tokyo Monday, Aug. 1, 2011. The newly refurbished aquarium reopened Thursday, Aug. 4. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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Canada_geese

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Canada geese swim along a stretch of the Regent's Canal in Camden amidst green algae, on August 2, 2011 in London, England. Reports suggest that the toxic algae has thrived following a sudden spell of hot weather. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)
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Life_After_Deportation

In this photo taken June 22, 2011, a homeless tries to rest inside a Tijuana River canal tunnel, in Tijuana, Mexico. During the day, deportees who find themselves in Tijuana look for work and flee Mexican police, who will jail them for not having papers, just like in the U.S. At night they take refuge in the canals, beneath bridges or in shacks, among drug addicts and people with mental health problems; a few feet from the rusty barrier that separates the country of their birth from the country where they worked years for a better life. (AP Photo/Alejandro Cossio)
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Greenbrier_Classic_Golf

Chris Baryle, of Canada, watches his chip shot on the sixth hole during second round of the Greenbrier Classic golf tournament at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Friday, July 29, 2011. Baryle triple bogeyed the hole. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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Guyana_Plane_Crash

The broken fuselage of a Caribbean Airlines' Boeing 737-800 is seen after it crashed at the end of the runway at Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Timehri, Guyana, Saturday July 30, 2011. The Caribbean Airlines flight 523 from New York touched down on the rainy runway, slid through a chain-link fence and broke apart just short of a ravine but there were no death among the 163 people aboard, despite several dozen injuries. (AP Photo/Jules Gibson)

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Heat_Wave_Hits_China

DALIAN, CHINA - JULY 31: People enjoy themselves at a beach on July 31, 2011 in Dalian, Liaoning Province of China. The temperature reached 82 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius), with 80% relative humidity. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

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Indonesia_Ramadan

Indonesian Muslims perform Tarawih, an evening prayer marking the first eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, July 31, 2011. During Ramadan, the holiest month in Islamic calendar, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
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Egypt_Mubarak_Trial

This video image taken from Egyptian State Television shows 83-year-old Hosni Mubarak laying on a hospital bed inside a cage of mesh and iron bars in a Cairo courtroom Wednesday Aug. 3, 2011 as his historic trial began on charges of corruption and ordering the killing of protesters during the uprising that ousted him. The scene, shown live on Egypt's state TV, was Egyptians' first look at their former president since Feb. 10, the day before his fall. (AP Photo/Egyptian State TV) 

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Education_Protests

A police officer runs from hooded protestors throwing stones during student demonstrations in Santiago, Chile, Thursday Aug. 4, 2011. Interior Minister Rodrigo Hinzpeter and other Chilean authorities had warned that Thursday's marches were considered illegal and would be met with force. The students, pressing for major changes to Chile's underfunded and unequal public education system, insisted on marching anyway, setting up barricades with burning tires at a dozen points around the city and paralyzing traffic. While many tried to peacefully hold their ground, some hooded demonstrators threw rocks at police cars and passing buses. At least 133 people were detained, authorities said. (AP Photo/Roberto Candia)
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Mayan_Queen

Seven-year-old Carlos gets drowsy as he waits in his costume, to perform the traditional "El Venado" at the Rabin Ajau National Folkloric Festival and Indian beauty contest, in Coban, Guatemala, Saturday July 30, 2011. Unlike traditional beauty contests, panel of judges not only value the participants' leadership skills, but their commitment to the rescue and maintenance of Mayan values. The Rabin Ajau, or Queen Daughter, contestants, whose ages range from 14-26 years, go through numerous rounds of competition, including a speech that must be given in their native dialect and Spanish. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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Mideast_Egypt_Mubarak

A car passes by a giant statue showing the late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, second right, and defaced face of ousted President Hosni Mubarak, left, in 6th of October city, Egypt, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, a day before Mubarak, his security chief Habib el-Adly and six top police officers will face trial, on charges they ordered the use of lethal force against protesters during Egypt's 18-day uprising. At second left is Egyptian Nobel prize winner Ahmed Zewail, and at right Egyptian novelist and Nobel Prize Winner Naguib Mahfouz . The arabic reads " Mubarak". ( AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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Philippines_Asia_Typhoon

Filipino boys are enveloped in strong rains as they wade through a flooded street brought by Typhoon Muifa in Manila, Philippines on Tuesday Aug. 2, 2011. Muifa continues to blow away from the northern Philippines after killing at least 4 people even though it did not make landfall. Classes were suspended on Tuesday in most parts of the metro due to floods. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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Mideast_Israel_1

A Palestinian Muslim girl reads from the Quran, during the month of Ramadan, in the village of Salem near the West Bank city of Nablus, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. Muslims across the world are observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)
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Praying_Mantis

A praying mantis is seen on a railing as a light glows in the background during a baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Houston Astros at Busch Stadium Thursday, July 28, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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Romania_Storks

A stork holds a captured rat behind a tractor in Baicoi, Romania, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Olimpiu Gheorghiu)
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India_Tibet

An exile Tibetan prays near a table filled with butter lamps at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala, India, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011. Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama led a prayer session on the occasion of a Tibetan Buddhist festival 'Choekhor Duchen' that marks the day when Buddha first gave a sermon on the Four Noble Truths at the temple. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)
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Session_At_Snow_Park

WANAKA, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 02: Drew Petersen of the United States performs an air during a freesking session at Snow Park on August 2, 2011 in Wanaka, New Zealand. Petersen is currently ranked second in the 'Junior Freeskiing Tour', a big mountain competition held in the United States. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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Spell_In_The_UK

FALMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 04: Rain clouds gather over the sea near Pendennis Castle on August 4, 2011 in Falmouth, United Kingdom. Rain has returned to much of the country today after a recent spell of sunny weather. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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Rhinoceros_Cube

A new born Indian rhinoceros cub and its mother Betty take a bath in a mud hole at the Tierpark (Animal Park) Zoo in Berlin, Friday, Aug. 5, 2011. The yet unnamed rhinoceros cub was born on July 31 and presented to the public on Friday. (Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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Steelers_Camp_Football

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Arnaz Battle (81) dives for a pass in the end zone in front of cornerback Bryant McFadden (20) during NFL football training camp at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
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World_Heli_Challenge

WANAKA, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 01: Freerider Drew Petersen of the United States prepares to launch off a drop during the World Heli Challenge Extreme Day at Mount Albert on Minaret Station on August 1, 2011 in Wanaka, New Zealand. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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Red_Sox_Baseball

Boston Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis falls into the photo pit trying to catch a foul ball by Cleveland Indians' Kosuke Fukudome during the ninth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
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Brazil_Protest

People gather around a cross, flowers and photos of people who were killed during a protest against Impunity at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 31, 2011. Rio de Janeiro, which will host the 2016 Olympic Games, has one of the deadliest police forces on the planet and in the last five years officers in Rio have killed on average 3.5 people per day, according to an Associated Press analysis of police data. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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Chile_Education_Protests

A masked demonstrator walks on a beam of a bridge during student demonstrations in Santiago, Chile, Thursday Aug. 4, 2011. Interior Minister Rodrigo Hinzpeter and other Chilean authorities had warned that Thursday's marches were considered illegal and would be met with force. The students, pressing for major changes to Chile's underfunded and unequal public education system, insisted on marching anyway, setting up barricades with burning tires at a dozen points around the city and paralyzing traffic. While many tried to peacefully hold their ground, some hooded demonstrators threw rocks at police cars and passing buses. At least 133 people were detained, authorities said. (AP Photo/Roberto Candia)
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Asia_Typhoon

A man uses a floater as he negotiates a chest-deep flood water Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011 in suburban Quezon City, north of Manila, Philippines. A powerful typhoon is blowing away from the northern Philippines after killing at least four people even though it did not make landfall. (AP Photo/Pat Roque)
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Financial_Crisis

Stock trader Michael Pansegrau reacts at the German stock exchange in Frankfurt, central Germany, Friday, Aug. 5, 2011. Europe's debt crisis and fears over the U.S economy battered markets once again Friday, challenging vacationing European leaders to find a way to keep the turmoil from pushing Spain and Italy to financial collapse before a strengthened bailout fund can be put in place to help them. (AP Photo/dapd, Martin Oeser)
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