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Best Pix of the Week
From clowning around in Guatemala to London's  Olympic fever, here are some of the most captivating pictures from the last week. 
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Fiestin poses for a picture on the last day of the fourth annual Latin American Clown Congress in Guatemala City, Thursday, July 26, 2012. Clowns from Central America and South America and the Caribbean have gathered for three days in the capital city to exchange ideas and attend workshops.(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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An Indian Muslim man stands in front of the Jama Masjid as he and other worshippers leave following the breaking of the fast and prayers on the first night of Ramadan in New Delhi, India, Saturday, July 21, 2012. Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in Islamic calendar. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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A Palestinian boy plays with fireworks as he celebrates the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Gaza City, Friday, July 20, 2012. (AP photo/Hatem Moussa)
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Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez holds up a pair of pistols that he says belonged to Venezuela's independence hero Simon Bolivar during a ceremony marking 229th anniversary of Bolivar's birth at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, July 24, 2012. Bolivar is the namesake of Chavez's Bolivarian Revolution movement, and his government is putting the finishing touches on a new mausoleum to house Bolivar's remains. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
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Les Shepperson, of Midwest, Wyo., competes in steer wrestling Thursday July 26, 2012, during the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo in Cheyenne, Wyo. (AP Photo/Laramie Boomerang, Andy Carpenean)
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Crew members for Nationwide Series driver T.J. Bell chat as they work on the engine of the car before the start NASCAR Nationwide Series practice for the Indiana 250 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Thursday, July 26, 2012. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
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In this photo provided by LOCOG, Amelia Hempleman-Adams poses with the Olympic Flame on top of a London Eye pod on the Torch Relay leg through London, Sunday July 22, 2012. Opening Ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympics will be held Friday July 27. (AP Photo/LOCOG, Lewis Whyld)
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The pack with Bradley Wiggins of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, passes a field with sunflowers during the 18th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 222.5 kilometers (138.3 miles) with start in Blagnac and finish in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France, Friday July 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
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A livestock seller pedals his bike, towing his newly acquired pig he plans to fatten before putting on the market, in Guantanamo, Cuba, Wednesday, July 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 24: Three-month old cheetah cubs make their public debut at the Smithsonian National Zoo on July 24, 2012 in Washington, DC. Two cubs have been hand raised after a risky cesarean section was performed in April that saved the cubs' and mother's lives, but left them in intensive care for days following the procedure. The zoo plans to name the cubs after the fastest American male and female athletes in the 100-meter dash of this summer's London Olympics. (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)
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Aircraft of the Frecce Tricolori, the demonstration team of the Italian Air Force, perform during an air show in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, July 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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OLMSTED, IL - JULY 26: A corn plant grows in a field parched by drought on July 26, 2012 near Olmsted, Illinois. The field, farmed by Kevin Ulrich, was one of several in the drought stricken region of Southern Illinois that were visited by officials from the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm and Foreign Agriculture Services (FFAS) department and Farm Service Agency (FSA). Seventy percent of Illinois, the nation's number two corn producing state, is classified as experiencing some level of drought.(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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A gang member gestures during a visit of members of The Transnational Advisory Group in Support of the Peace Process in El Salvador to the prison of Quezaltepeque, El Salvador, Sunday, July 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Luis Romero)
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A Racine firefighter carries Pete Lui from the balcony of his burning home in Racine, Wis., on Tuesday afternoon, July 24, 2012. Lui was transported to the hospital and his condition is unknown. (AP Photo/Journal Times, Gregory Shaver)
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Workers handle the statue of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno before removing the statue Sunday, July 22, 2012, in State College, Pa. The famed statue of Paterno was taken down from outside the Penn State football stadium Sunday, eliminating a key piece of the iconography surrounding the once-sainted football coach accused of burying child sex abuse allegations against a retired assistant. (AP Photo/John Beale)
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A competitor dives during a practice session at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Friday, July 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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A jet is silhouetted against the setting sun as it passes in the distance behind spires of the Tower Bridge Wednesday, July 25, 2012, in London. The city will host the 2012 London Olympics with opening ceremonies scheduled for Friday, July 27. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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A plane works above a fire in Boadella, Spain, Tuesday, July 24, 2012. The fires that broke out Sunday in several parts of the Catalonia region forced more than 1,400 people to stay the night in shelters, and fires are still burning in many places, with roads cut off because of the billowing smoke, train services in the region suspended and several cross-border roads linking Barcelona with France closed because of the advancing flames, regional government spokesman Felip Puig said. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
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Azari Bland, 5, runs through the spray of the fountain at Johnnie W. Walker Park in Jackson, Fla., Monday, July 23, 2012. Residents from around the Grand Park neighborhood surrounding Johnnie W. Walker Park beat the heat Monday afternoon in the fountain at the edge of the park. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Self)
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Many hands join in to help as an anaconda snake at the Oklahoma City Zoo has dental floss taped to it's head and along it's body as it is measured at the zoo in Oklahoma City, Thursday, July 26, 2012. The floss and tape are necessary because it would be nearly impossible to stretch out the snake. The anaconda weighed 152 lbs. and measured 16 feet. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
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From left, Tylecia Amos, 14, Shatyra Amos, 15, Michael Walker, 17, and Mykia Walker, 16, carry flowers to lay at a makeshift memorial across the street from the Century Theater parking lot, on Saturday, July 21, 2012 in Aurora, Colo. Twelve people were killed and dozens were injured in the attack early Friday at the packed theater during a showing of the Batman movie, "Dark Knight Rises." Police have identified the suspected shooter as James Holmes, 24. (AP Photo/Barry Gutierrez)
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Umbrellas are displayed over a street in a sales promotion of a store in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, July 25, 2102. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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A chihuahua dog named Miss Chiwa, is dressed up in Belgium's tricolor, during the parade for the national day in front of the Royal Palace in Brussels, Saturday, July 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)
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A woman leans into the mouth of a plastic shark to kiss her child at the COEX Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea Tuesday, July 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Hye Soo Nah)
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An Indian farmer walks through a dry, cracked paddy field on the outskirts of Jammu, India, Tuesday, July 24, 2012. Indians have grown increasingly desperate waiting for the long-delayed monsoon, the annual rains that replenish rivers and quench crops to keep this agricultural nation of 1.2 billion fed through the year. So far the rains have fallen at least 22 percent below the national average. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
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Veins are seen on the horse Clifton Promise while mounted by New Zealand rider Jonathan Paget during training for the equestrian eventing competition in Greenwich Park at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 25, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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The sun rises between flags placed at a memorial near the the Century 16 movie theater Sunday, July 22, 2012, in Aurora, Colo. Twelve people were killed and dozens were injured in a shooting attack early Friday at the packed theater during a showing of the Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises." Police have identified the suspected shooter as James Holmes, 24. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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Researcher Silvia Gori works inside the Sant'Orsola monastery in Florence, Italy, Tuesday, July 24, 2012. Archeologists found a skeleton buried inside the monastery that could belong to Lisa Gherardini, the first model of Leonardo da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa' painting. Lisa Gherardini was the wife of a silk merchant called Francesco del Giocondo (in fact, Italians refer to the Mona Lisa as the Gioconda). According to art historian Giorgio Vasari, del Giocondo commissioned Leonardo to paint a portrait of his wife. Leonardo took about 15 years to complete what was to become one of the most famous paintings in the world. When her husband died, Lisa retired to the SantOrsola convent where she died age 63, on the 5th of July 1542. (AP Photo/Fabrizio Giovannozzi)
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A model wears a creation by Colegiatura design students during the Moda Fashion Show in Medellin, Colombia, Wednesday, July 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Luis Benavides)
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A woman made up to look like a female vampire, including wearing lime green contact lens, poses for a photo as she waits for her male counterpart at the Comic-Con two-day convention, where the two will make themselves available to be photographed with fans, in Mexico City, Saturday, July 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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The outline of part of a football statue is visible on the wall after its removal on Sunday July 22, 2012, in State College, Pa. The famed statue of former coach Joe Paterno was taken down from outside the Penn State football stadium on Sunday, eliminating a key piece of the iconography surrounding the once-sainted football coach accused of burying child sex abuse allegations against a retired assistant. (AP Photo/John Beale)
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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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Two clowns take a rest on a sidewalk during the inauguration of the fourth annual Latin American Clown Congress in Guatemala City, Tuesday, July 24, 2012. Clowns from Central America and South America and the Caribbean have gathered for three days in the capital city to exchange ideas and attend workshops. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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The Vento di Sardegna sailboat skipped by Andrea Mura, of Italy, passes behind Perce rock while competing in the Transat Quebec Saint-Malo race, Tuesday, July 24, 2012, in Perce, Quebec. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jacques Boissinot)
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Amelia Hempleman-Adams poses with the Olympic Flame on top of a London Eye pod on the Torch Relay leg through London, Sunday July 22, 2012. Opening Ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympics will be held Friday July 27. (AP Photo/Owen Humphreys, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT
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Children play in floodwaters following heavy monsoon rains spawned by a tropical depression in Manila, Philippines, Saturday July 21, 2012. The heavy rains flooded most parts of metropolitan Manila Saturday forcing cancellation of classes, creating massive traffic jams and closure of some businesses. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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A Labrador Golden Retriever gets a shower at Germany's first Dog Wash in Duisburg, Germany, Tuesday, July 24, 2012. The dog wash, which was installed in a pet store and runs as self service, delivers a shower, shampoo and a hair dry. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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CHINCOTEAGUE, VA - JULY 25: Wild ponies are herded into the Assateague Channel to for their annual swim to Chincoteague Island, on July 25, 2012 in Chincoteague, Virginia. Every year the wild ponies are rounded up to be auctioned off by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Visitors ride a large carousel next to the London Eye, left, on the south bank of the river Thames in London Tuesday, July 24, 2012. The city will host the 2012 London Olympics with opening ceremonies for the games scheduled for Friday, July 27. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
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President Barack Obama walks over to greet people after arriving at Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans, Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Obama is fundraising in New Orleans and is scheduled to speak to the National Urban League convention. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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A chapel stands during morning sun next to the lake as mist rises from the water in the Melchsee-Frutt region in the central Alps in Switzerland, Monday, July 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Keystone, Sigi Tischler)
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The Olympic Stadium is reflected on a round mirror three days ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 24, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza)
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Best Pix of the Week

From clowning around in Guatemala to London's  Olympic fever, here are some of the most captivating pictures from the last week. 

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