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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Italy Lottery

August 18: People queue to play Superenalotto in Milan, Italy. Millions of Italians and foreigners failed once again to guess the winning numbers in Italy's state lottery, and the record jackpot climbed to $197 million after Monday's draw. Lottery officials described this week's prize as the highest jackpot ever in Europe. The last time anyone won the top prize in Italy was Jan. 31, when five winners shared a euro 39.7 million jackpot. Before the current frenzy, the previous all-time high jackpot in Italy was the euro 100.7 million ($141.71 million) won Oct. 23. Since the start of the year, players have spent more than euro 2.04 billion ($2.87 billion) in hopes of snaring the Superenalotto jackpot.

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Hot Day in Switzerland

August 18: People try to keep cool in front of the house of parliament in Bern, Switzerland, on a hot summer’s day.

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Russian Air Show

August 18: A Mig-29 jet fighter of Russian aerobatic team Strizhi (Swifts) performs during MAKS (the International Aviation and Space Show) in Zhukovsky, Russia.

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Paris Bank Robbery

August 18: Police officers are seen near a Fortis bank following a bank robbery in Paris. A man and a woman suspected of the robbery were arrested later near the bank. Police are still searching for a third person.

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Chinese Lead Poisoning

August 18: Villagers with their children wait for blood test as the Dongling Lead and Zinc Smelting Co. smelting plant has poisoned hundred children in Baoji city, west of Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China. Dai Zhengshe, the mayor of Baoji city, apologized to residents living near the smelter after hundreds of children were apparently poisoned by lead from the plant, prompting clashes between angry parents and police in recent days, a state news agency said Tuesday.

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Into the River

August 18: A dog jumps into the water, as fisher boys, background, collect their dayís catch from their net, on the River Ganges, on the outskirts of Allahabad, India.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

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