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Best Pix of the Week
From stretchy faces to summertime skateboarding, here are some of the most arresting pictures from the last week. 

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 19: Gary Stretch practices his routine in 'The Royal Family of Strange People' at the Priceless London Wonderground at the Southbank Centre on July 19, 2012 in London, England. The performance is one of many that is taking place at the Priceless London Wonderground, next to Jubilee Gardens, which opens on July 20, 2012 and runs until September 29, 2012. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 18: A woman reads as a man walks in a fountain in Washington Square Park on July 18, 2012 in New York City. Temperatures were expected in the upper 90's during another heat wave in the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 17: Zoe Middleton poses behind a row of Superhero comics at the Wellcome Trust's new exhibition 'Superhuman,' on July 17, 2012 in London, England. The exhibit makes up part of the Wellcome Collection's new summer exhibition, 'Superhuman', which focuses on the many ways mankind have sought to improve, adapt or enhance their body's performance, and opens to the public from July 19 to October 16, 2012. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 17: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama aboard Marine One departs from the White House July 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. Obama is traveling to campaign events in Texas, (Photo by Jonathan Ernst-Pool/Getty Images)
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Batman fan, Steve Andrews, 28, from Indiana, role plays as "The Joker," while waiting for the opening for The Dark Knight Rises, the third in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy at Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles Thursday, July 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS - JULY 17: A malnourished girl plays in a dumpster in a gang infested neighborhood on July 17, 2012 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Honduras now has the highest per capita murder rate in the world and its capital city, Tegucigalpa, is plagued by violence, poverty, homelessness and sexual assaults. With an estimated 80% of the cocaine entering the United States now being trans-shipped through Honduras, the violence on the streets is a spillover from the ramped rise in narco-trafficking. The non-governmental organization Doctors Without Borders has set up a program in the capital that looks to provide medical and psychological care to the homeless population. Each day a team goes out into the streets to meet with vulnerable groups of homeless to assess their needs. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS - JULY 19: Abner Soul Estrada Palma, 24, recovers in a hospital ward after being recently attacked with a machete on July 19, 2012 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Honduras now has the highest per capita murder rate in the world and its capital city, Tegucigalpa, is plagued by violence, poverty, homelessness and sexual assaults. With an estimated 80% of the cocaine entering the United States now being trans-shipped through Honduras, the violence on the streets is a spillover from the ramped rise in narco-trafficking. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 17: A general view of the orbit during previews ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Park on July 17, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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FRITCHTON, IN - JULY 17: Corn plants dry in a drought-stricken farm field on July 17, 2012 near Fritchton, Indiana. The corn and soybean belt in the middle of the nation is experiencing one of the worst droughts in more than five decades. Indiana was the nation's fourth largest corn producer in 2011. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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COMPTON, CA - JULY 19: Teenagers practice skatebaord tricks in the skateboard park donated by skateboarder Tony Hawk in Wilson city park community center on July 19, 2012 in Compton, California. The City of Compton located south of Los Angeles with a population of nearly 100,000 must decide by September 1 whether to file for bankruptcy. According to city officials, Compton has an accumulated $43 million deficit and will run out of cash to make its payroll on September 1. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 18: A female Mallard and her ducklings rest beside the canal adjacent to the Olympic Stadium on July 18, 2012 in London, England. Competitors and officials have begun to arrive ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Opening Ceremony of which will commence in 9 days time. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 20: Street artist James Cochran, Aka Jimmy C puts the finishing touches to a piece of work depicting the face of Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt on July 20, 2012 in London, England. The opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic games will take place in seven days on July 27, 2012. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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A cow's reflection is seen in a drying pasture pond struggling from lack of rain and a heat wave covering most of the country are seen Friday, July 20, 2012 in Farmingdale, Ill. The nation's widest drought in decades is spreading. More than half of the continental U.S. is now in some stage of drought, and most of the rest is abnormally dry. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
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ST HELIER, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 18: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales climbs on the traversing wall in the new gym at Grainville Secondary School on July 18, 2012 in St Helier, United Kingdom. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are in Jersey as part of a Diamond Jubilee visit to the Channel Islands taking in Jersey, Guernsey and Sark (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 18: A tired canoeist takes the conveyor belt to the start of the canoe slalom course during previews ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Lee Valley White Water Centre on July 18, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - JULY 18: (ISRAEL OUT) An Ultra Orthodox Jewish man looks down from a tree as he attends the funeral of of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv at the Orthodox Jewish Mea Sharim neighborhood on July 18, 2012 in Jerusalem, Israel. Rabbi Elyashiv, a well respected Jewish leader and scholar, died Wednesday at the age of 102. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
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JAMAM, SOUTH SUDAN - JULY 19: The wife of a man who died grieves as her husband is buried in a field July 19, 2012 in Jamam refugee camp, South Sudan. Up to 16,000 refugees are in the process of being moved due to flooding in the camp as the rainy season causes problems with the flooded fields around the tents. Jamam refugee camp is approximately 80k from the North Sudan border. There are currently three refugee camps in the Upper Nile area housing 107,000 refugees from the Engassana region coming from North Sudan. South Sudan recently celebrated its first independence anniversary. Over the past year repeated conflict with North Sudan, corruption scandals and economic difficulties have plagued the new country. Further problems caused by the shutdown of its oil production have led to a sharp decline in its currency and a rise in the price of food and fuel. South Sudan is one of the most underdeveloped countries in the world. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
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In this Thursday, July 12, 2012, photo, an Indian amateur boxer bathes in the open after a training session at the Sports Authority of India complex, in Bhiwani, 122 kilometers (76 miles) west from New Delhi, India. The sleepy northern Indian town of Bhiwani is considered a mini Cuba, with dozens of boxers fighting it out hard in top national and international competitions. Vijender Singh, a bronze medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics is the most famous name from here, having inspired a whole generation to take to the sport. India has sent its biggest ever boxing squad for the London Olympics, which consists of seven men and one woman. (AP Photo/ Manish Swarup)
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TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS - JULY 19: The capital city of Tegucigalpa is viewed on July 19, 2012 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Honduras now has the highest per capita murder rate in the world and its capital city, Tegucigalpa, is plagued by violence, poverty, homelessness and sexual assaults. With an estimated 80% of the cocaine entering the United States now being trans-shipped through Honduras, the violence on the streets is a spillover from the ramped rise in narco-trafficking. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 19: Performers entertain the New Zealand Olympic Team at the welcome ceremony for New Zealand during previews ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Park on July 19, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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Batman fan, Brian Haughs, 28, from Indiana, role plays as "Two-Face" a fictional supervillain, while waiting for the opening for The Dark Knight Rises, the third in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy at Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles Thursday, July 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 19: Performers entertain the New Zealand Olympic Team at the welcome ceremony for New Zealand during previews ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Park on July 19, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK - JULY 19: In this handout photo provided by NASA, the space shuttle Enterprise is seen shortly after the grand opening of the Space Shuttle Pavilion at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on July 19, 2012 in New York City. Photo by (Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)
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In this Wednesday, July 11, 2012, photo, an Indian amateur boxer drinks water during a break from a training session at the Bhiwani Boxing Club in Bhiwani, 122 kilometers (76 miles) west from New Delhi, India. The sleepy northern Indian town of Bhiwani is considered a mini Cuba, with dozens of boxers fighting it out hard in top national and international competitions. Vijender Singh, a bronze medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics is the most famous name from here, having inspired a whole generation to take to the sport. India has sent its biggest ever boxing squad for the London Olympics, which consists of seven men and one woman. (AP Photo/ Manish Swarup)
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Jordanians and Syrian refugees attend Friday prayers in the Ramtha Grand Mosque, on the first day of the Holy month of Ramadan, in Ramtha, Jordan, near the Syrian border, Friday, July 20, 2012. Muslims around the world are observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan where they refrain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn to dusk. (AP photo/Mohammad Hannon)
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Corn stalks struggling from lack of rain and a heat wave covering most of the country are seen Friday, July 20, 2012 in Farmingdale, Ill. The nation's widest drought in decades is spreading. More than half of the continental U.S. is now in some stage of drought, and most of the rest is abnormally dry. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
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In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, people watch the midnight premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" inside the Liberty Science Center IMAX theater Friday, July 20, 2012, in Jersey City, N.J. A gunman in a gas mask barged into a crowded Denver-area theater during a midnight premiere of the Batman movie on Friday, July 20, 2012, hurled a gas canister and then opened fire, killing 12 people and injuring at least 50 others in one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent U.S. history. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Yellow markers sit next to evidence, including a gas mask, as police investigate the scene outside the Century 16 movie theater east of the Aurora Mall in Aurora, Colo. on Friday, July 20, 2012. A gunman in a gas mask barged into a crowded Denver-area theater during a midnight showing of the Batman movie on Friday, hurled a gas canister and then opened fire in one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent U.S. history. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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Muslim women perform an evening prayer called 'tarawih' marking the first eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, July 20, 2012. 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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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 18: A photographer takes pictures in front of The Space Shuttle Enterprise at a press preview of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum?s new Space Shuttle Pavilion on July 18, 2012 in New York City. The Enterprise was NASA?s first space shuttle and a prototype which performed tests in 1977 within the Earth?s atmosphere. NASA awarded the Enterprise to the museum after the 2011 retirement of the shuttle program. The pavilion will open to the public July 19. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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WEST PALM BEACH, FL - JULY 19: U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks to seniors at Century Village on July 19, 2012 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Obama is campaigning for two days in Florida, a crucial swing state in November's presidential election. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 19: Gary Stretch, who has the world's stretchiest skin, practices his routine in 'The Royal Family of Strange People' at the Priceless London Wonderground at the Southbank Centre on July 19, 2012 in London, England. The performance is one of many that is taking place at the Priceless London Wonderground, next to Jubilee Gardens, which opens on July 20, 2012 and runs until September 29, 2012. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
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Best Pix of the Week

From stretchy faces to summertime skateboarding, here are some of the most arresting pictures from the last week. 

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