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Best Pix Of The Week
From a coup in Egypt to celebrations for the 4th of July, here are some of the most arresting images from the last week around the world.

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Fireworks light the sky opponents of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi celebrate in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, July 3, 2013. A statement on the Egyptian president's office's Twitter account has quoted Mohammed Morsi as calling military measures "a full coup." The denouncement was posted shortly after the Egyptian military announced it was ousting Morsi, who was Egypt's first freely elected leader but drew ire with his Islamist leanings. The military says it has replaced him with the chief justice of the Supreme constitutional Court, called for early presidential election and suspended the Islamist-backed constitution.(AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
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The sun sets behind people riding carnival rides at State Fair Meadowlands, Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Australia's rugby captain James Horwill bodysurfs during a warm down session at Coogee Beach in Sydney Monday, July 1, 2013. Horwill will front a judicial hearing on Monday charged with stomping during the first test against the British Lions in Brisbane on June 22. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
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An injured man is assisted following a suicide bombing at the gate to a NATO compound in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Militants blew up a suicide car bomb at the gate to the NATO compound in Kabul early Tuesday and attacked guards with small-arms fire, killing four guards and two civilians, police said. All four suicide attackers were also killed. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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A boy jumps from a diving board into the water at the Santa Clara international swim center in Santa Clara , Calif., Wednesday, July 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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Fireworks explode over the Philadelphia Museum of Art during an Independence Day celebration, Thursday, July 4, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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The monument of Christopher Columbus, located behind the government house, hangs from a crane as it is removed by order of the national government in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, June 29, 2013. The city government of Buenos Aires appealed to the courts to prevent the removal of the monument, which Italy donated to Argentina in 1910 on the 100th anniversary of the May Revolution. (AP Photo/Eduardo Di Baia)
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Egyptian army soldiers man a watch tower on the border with Egypt in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Friday, July 5, 2013. Egyptian official said the country's border crossing with Gaza Strip in northern Sinai has been closed indefinitely, citing security concerns. The decision comes hours after suspected Islamic militants attacked four sites in northern Sinai, targeting two military checkpoints, a police station and el-Arish airport, where military aircraft are stationed. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
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People dressed in black angel wings make their way to the annual Gay Pride Parade in Mexico City, Saturday, June 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Ivan Pierre Aguirre)
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An Indian girl struts on the catwalk during an audition for models for the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week, in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, July 3, 2013. The event is scheduled to be held the last week of August in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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Opponents of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi hold a large Egyptian national flag during a protest outside the presidential palace, in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Egypt was on edge Tuesday following a "last-chance" ultimatum the military issued to Mohammed Morsi, giving the president and the opposition 48 hours to resolve the crisis in the country or have the army step in with its own plan. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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A young Acehnese girl walks among the rubble of a mosque destroyed by Tuesday's earthquake in Blang Mancung, Aceh province, Indonesia, Thursday, July 4, 2013. The death toll from the earthquake that hit Indonesia's Aceh province earlier this week has reached 30, and police and soldiers are searching the debris for another 12 people believed missing, officials said Thursday. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
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A man walks past a school destroyed by Tuesday's earthquake in Blang Mancung, Aceh province, Indonesia, Thursday, July 4, 2013. The death toll from the earthquake that hit Indonesia's Aceh province earlier this week has reached 30, and police and soldiers are searching the debris for another 12 people believed missing, officials said Thursday. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
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Fireworks light the sky over the U.S. Capitol, left, the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial during Fourth of July celebrations, Thursday, July 4, 2013 in Washington. Surrounded by scaffolding, the Washington Monument is closed for repairs after an earthquake in 2011. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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Young people fight during a pillow battle flashmob in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, June 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
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Nepalese farmers prepare to plant paddy at Bhaktapur, Nepal, Saturday, June 29, 2013. Farmers are celebrating "Ashar Pandra" an auspicious day for planting paddy in Hindu culture. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
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Shadows of people fall on a puddle formed by rainwater in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, July 4, 2013. (AP Photo/A.M.Ahad)
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Drag queen "Giva Queen" makes final adjustments to her make-up inside a bar before going to the annual Gay Pride Parade in Lima, Peru, Saturday, June 29, 2013. Gays, lesbians and transgenders are participating in gay pride parades worldwide in late June as part of annual demonstrations for equal rights and against discrimination. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, left, and his wife Grace, at the launch of his party's election campaign in Harare, Friday, July, 5, 2013. Mugabe who is set to contest against his main rival Morgan Tsvangirai in a election set for July 31 urged his party supporters to vote for him in the crucial election. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
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Umbrellas are displayed in front of Seoul City Hall in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. The display symbolizes Seoul public officials' slogan to be an umbrella or to protect Seoul citizens. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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A policeman tries to recover after falling from his horse during a protest against the new civil service law that will require government employees to undergo work evaluations, in Lima, Peru, Thursday, July 4, 2013. After a total of 20 hours of debates and months of modifications, Peru's Congress approved the new civil service law with 59 votes in favor, 45 against and 3 abstentions. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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Village women carry firewood on their heads and walk on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, India, Saturday, June 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
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Men in costume hold hands as they make their way to the annual Gay Pride Parade in Mexico City, Saturday, June 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Ivan Pierre Aguirre)
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In this Wednesday, July 3, 2013 photo, Mount Fuji is seen in early morning in Kawaguchiko town, Yamanashi prefecture, Japan. Japan's most iconic landmark, the 3,776-meter-tall Mount Fuji, was selected as a World Heritage site in June. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
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This aerial photo shows the Yarnell, Ariz. area on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in the aftermath of the Yarnell Hill Fire that claimed the lives of 19 members of an elite firefighting crew on Sunday. The wildfire has burned structures and forced evacuations as hundreds of firefighters work to contain the blaze. (AP Photo/Tom Tingle)
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A protester runs past a fire raging during clashes in Giza, Egypt, early Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Egypts army chief met on Wednesday with his top commanders, hours before the militarys deadline to the president and opposition to resolve the nations political crisis is set to expire, according to a Defense Ministry official. The looming deadline follows a night of deadly clashes in Cairo and elsewhere in the country that left nearly two dozen people dead, most in a single incident near the main Cairo university campus. (AP Photo/Nameer Galal)
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A child looks out as Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe supporters read campaign material during Mugabe's speech at the launch of his party election campaign in Harare, Friday, July, 5, 2013. Mugabe who is set to contest against his main rival Morgan Tsvangirai in aN election set for July 31 urged his party supporters to Vote for him in the crucial election. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
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An anti-abortion supporter carries a cross as he enters the Texas capitol, Monday, July 1, 2013, in Austin, Texas. The Texas Senate has convened for a new 30-day special session to take up a contentious abortion restrictions bill and other issues. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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Climbers go up Mount Fuji in Fujiyoshida city, Yamanashi prefecture, Japan, Thursday, July 4, 2013. Japan's most iconic landmark, the 3,776-meter-tall Mount Fuji, was selected as a World Heritage site in June. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
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Elephants at Utah's Hogle Zoo are cooled off with a water hose Friday, June 28, 2013, in Salt lake City. The heat wave that is gripping the western U.S. is one of the worst in years, with desert locations in the Southwest seeing temperatures approach 120 degrees. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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Reenactors watch a demonstration of a battle during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. Union forces turned away a Confederate advance in the pivotal battle of the Civil War fought July 1-3, 1863, which was also the wars bloodiest conflict with more than 51,000 casualties. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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People spray water on each other during a water fight club event in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 5, 2013 to mark the start of the summer vacation. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
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A picture of Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying is burned by protesters during a flag raising ceremony to mark the 16th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China in Hong Kong Monday, July 1, 2013. The protesters demanded immediate universal suffrage for the people of Hong Kong and urged Leung to step down. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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Fireworks light up the Empire State Building along the Manhattan skyline during Macy's 37th Annual Fourth of July fireworks show, Thursday, July 4, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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U.S. President Back Obama peers out from Section B, prison cell No. 5, on Robben Island, South Africa, Sunday, June 30, 2013. This was Former South African president Nelson Mandela's cell, where spent 18-years of his 27-year prison term on the island locked up by the former apartheid government. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Children and other well-wishers release balloons to mark former South African President Nelson Mandela completing his 27th day in hospital Thursday, correlating with the 27 years he spent in prison during the apartheid era, outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where he is being treated in Pretoria, South Africa Friday, July 5, 2013. The former president's health is "perilous," according to documents filed in the court case that resulted in the remains of his three deceased children being reburied Thursday in their original graves. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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People spray water on each other during a water fight club event in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 5, 2013 to mark the start of the summer vacation. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
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An opponent of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi bangs a drum with Arabic that reads, "leave, you loser," during a protest outside the presidential palace, in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Egypt was on edge Tuesday following a "last-chance" ultimatum the military issued to Mohammed Morsi, giving the president and the opposition 48 hours to resolve the crisis in the country or have the army step in with its own plan. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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Family and friends of G.R. Gordon-Ross watch his private fireworks show at the Youth Sports Complex in Lawrence, Kan., Friday, June 28, 2013. The event grows each year by word-of-mouth and was attended by several hundred friends. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
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A South African woman, bounces the ball on her head while playing with a football with other women, not seen, next to their homes in a Soweto township on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday, July 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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Lifeguards work as sunbathers lay out on a foggy beach Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in Belmar, N.J., ahead of the Fourth of July holiday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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In this aerial photo, firefighters walk across scorched land in Yarnell, Ariz. on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in the aftermath of the Yarnell Hill Fire that claimed the lives of 19 members of an elite firefighting crew on Sunday. The wildfire has burned structures and forced evacuations as hundreds of firefighters work to contain the blaze. (AP Photo/Tom Tingle)
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Toby Schultz pauses after laying flowers at the gate of the Granite Mountain Hot Shot Crew fire station, Monday, July 1, 2013, in Prescott, Ariz. An out-of-control blaze overtook the elite group of firefighters trained to battle the fiercest wildfires, killing 19 members as they tried to protect themselves from the flames under fire-resistant shields. The disaster Sunday afternoon all but wiped out the 20-member Hotshot fire crew leaving the city's fire department reeling. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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A model wears a creation by French fashion Stephane Rolland's Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2013-2014 collection presented Tuesday, July 2, 2013 in Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
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Flares light as opponents of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi celebrate in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, July 3, 2013. A statement on the Egyptian president's office's Twitter account has quoted Mohammed Morsi as calling military measures "a full coup." The denouncement was posted shortly after the Egyptian military announced it was ousting Morsi, who was Egypt's first freely elected leader but drew ire with his Islamist leanings. The military says it has replaced him with the chief justice of the Supreme constitutional Court, called for early presidential election and suspended the Islamist-backed constitution. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
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A supporter of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi stands on guard armed with a stick and a shield during a protest at Cairo University, Giza, Egypt, Friday, July 5, 2013. Egyptian troops opened fire on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi who were marching on a headquarters of the Republican Guard on Friday, leaving at least one severely wounded, as tens of thousands chanting "down with military rule" protested around the country voting to return the Islamist leader to office. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)
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In this May 24, 2013 photo, an Ixil Mayan woman carries a bowl full of corn kernels to ground for the making of corn tortillas in Ixtupil village, Guatemala. Seventeen years after the end of a bloody civil war that saw hundreds of their villages razed, thousands of their loved ones killed, the Ixil mostly live in mud and wood houses in the most rugged and isolated parts of northwestern Guatemala with no drinking water, paved roads or basic health and education services. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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Antonio Lopez Chaj, a 43-year-old house painter, appears with his attorneys at a news conference in Los Angeles Monday, July 1, 2013. Lopez Chaj is so badly brain damaged for a beating in a bar that left him with half his skull permanently bashed in that he cannot speak. His lawyers announced he has been awarded a $58 million by a jury in Torrance Superior Court. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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A model wears a creation by French fashion Stephane Rolland's Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2013-2014 collection presented Tuesday, July 2, 2013 in Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
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Opponents of an abortion bill walk in circles around supporters of the bill as a committee holds hearings on the bill near by at the Texas state capitol, Tuesday, July 2, 2013, in Austin, Texas. Gov. Rick Perry has called lawmakers back for another special session with abortion on the top of the agenda. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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Chinese singer Li Yugang performs and wears a creation by Chinese fashion designer Lawrence Xu during her Women's Fall Winter 2013 haute couture fashion collection in Paris, France, Thursday, July 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
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A Xhosa boy covered with a blanket and smeared with chalky mud sits in a field as he and others undergo a traditional Xhosa male circumcision ceremony into manhood near the home of former South African president Nelson Mandela in Qunu, South Africa, Sunday, June 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)
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A supporter holds a poster of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi with Arabic that reads, "Sisi traitor," during a rally, in Nasser City, Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, July 4, 2013. The chief justice of Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court was sworn in Thursday as the nation's interim president, taking over hours after the military ousted the Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Adly Mansour took the oath of office at the Nile-side Constitutional Court in a ceremony broadcast live on state television. According to military decree, Mansour will serve as Egypt's interim leader until a new president is elected. A date for that vote has yet to be set. Arabic reads, "the people support legitimacy for the president,". (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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U.S. President Barack Obama demonstrates "the Soccket Ball," which uses kinetic energy to provide power to charge a cell phone or power a light, during an event at the Ubungo power plant to promote energy innovation on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. The president is traveling in Tanzania on the final leg of his three-country tour in Africa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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An Indian child eats rice at a slum area in Gauhati, India, Thursday, July 4, 2013. The Indian government on Wednesday decided to come out with an ordinance to give two-thirds of the nation's population the right to 5 kilograms of food grains every month at a highly subsidized rate of 1-3 rupees per kilogram (US$ 0.016- 0.05). If implemented, the countrys food security program will be the largest in the world. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
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A man carries an empty plastic box after delivering sweets and pastries at Lisbon's Moureria neighborhood, Friday, July 5, 2013. Investors have welcomed news that Portugal's governing coalition parties are continuing talks aimed at repairing differences over the country's harsh austerity measures that threatened to re-ignite Europe's debt crisis. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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Members of a guard of honor prepare for a welcome ceremony for Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, unseen, outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Friday, July 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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Visitors to the Statue of Liberty disembark onto Liberty Island from the first ferry to leave Manhattan, Thursday, July 4, 2013, in New York. The Statue of Liberty finally reopened on the Fourth of July months after Superstorm Sandy swamped its little island in New York Harbor as Americans across the country marked the holiday with fireworks and barbecues. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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An Indian farmer works in a paddy field on the outskirts of the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar, India, Sunday, June 30, 2013. Agriculture is the source of livelihood for many farming families in India. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
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Best Pix Of The Week

From a coup in Egypt to celebrations for the 4th of July, here are some of the most arresting images from the last week around the world.

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