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Monday, August 3, 2009

Philippines Funeral

August 3: Office employees throw confetti at the funeral motorcade for former Philippine President Corazon Aquino, unseen, as it passes along Manila's financial district of Makati city en route to the Manila Cathedral, in Manila, Philippines.

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Indian Crocodile

August 3: A gharial eats a fish at the state zoological park in Gauhati, India. The gharial, also known as the Indian crocodile, was on the verge of extinction in the 1970s, but a government breeding program that has released several hundred into the wild has raised their numbers.

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Jordan Heat

August 3: A man works at an ice block making factory in Amman, Jordan, to keep food and beverages cool at the peak of the summer season, with temperatures expected to hover around 96.8 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Bangladesh Book Market

August 3: A Bangladeshi hawker prepares his roadside book stall in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Palestinians in Gaza

August 3: A Palestinian boy looks out of a taxi window after arriving in Gaza from Egypt, at the Rafah crossing border, southern Gaza Strip. Egypt briefly opened its border with blockaded Gaza on Monday, allowing thousands of residents to leave over the next three days. Over 8,000 Gazan residents have signed up to leave the blockaded territory, mostly medical patients seeking treatment abroad and Gazans holding foreign passports.

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Paddle Boards in Britain

August 3: Paddle board instructor Rowland Gurner, left, and Nicola Stroud, right, take their paddle boards down the River Cam, past a punt, in Cambridge, England. Paddle boards are a new alternative to the traditional method of cruising the river on a punt. Originally from Hawaii, paddle surfing requires no waves and is much easier to learn than surfing as it simply involves standing on a long super-stable board and propelling yourself using a long-bladed paddle.

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Monday, August 3, 2009

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