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Best Pix Of The Week
From the inspirational Brazil visit by the pope to the train tragedy in Spain, here are the most arresting images from around the world.

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A leopard skin burns as Indian officials and activists burn wildlife contraband including tiger and leopard skins, and bones as part of a campaign to save the tiger in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Despite conservation efforts, tiger numbers in India have declined due to rampant poaching of the cats for their valuable pelts and body parts that are highly prized in traditional Chinese medicine. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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In this Tuesday, July 30, 2013, a Mumbais Premier Padmini taxi is seen as rain droplets gather on the window of another taxi in Mumbai, India. More than 4500 Premier Padmini taxis are expected to be banned from the roads in Mumbai this year, starting in August, in line with a government order that bans cabs that are more than 20 years old. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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A dog owner gets her pet vaccinated for rabies at a government clinic in Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. Taiwan has ordered tens of thousands of vaccine doses to protect people against the island's first rabies outbreak in more than 50 years. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)
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Italy's Giuseppe Gibilisco is silhouetted as he fails to clear in the men's pole vault competition during the Diamond League athletics meet at the Stadium in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, Saturday, July 27, 2013. The athletics meet marks the anniversary of the London 2012 Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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A newborn Asian elephant calf plays with its mother La Belle and grandmother La petite a few hours after it was born at the Ramat Gan safari near Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. Sagit Horowitz, the safari spokeswoman said the unnamed yet baby elephant is most likely a female. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
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A general view of Hong Kong's business district is seen Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. The Hong Kong Observatory has issued a strong wind signal number three as Tropical Storm Jebi edges closer to Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
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Tourist at the Mendenhall Glacier in the Tongass National Forest are reflected in a pool of water as they make their way to Nuggett Falls Wednesday, July 31, 2013, in Juneau, Alaska (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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Kashmiri men sit on boats loaded with vegetables at the floating vegetable market on Dal Lake in Srinagar, India, at dawn Sunday, July 28, 2013. Vegetables are grown in numerous floating gardens around the lake, and sold from boats at the market. A variety of different vegetables are grown through all four seasons, making the floating market a daily event throughout the year. (AP Photo/Greg Baker)
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Pilgrims and residents set up tents and sleeping bags on Copacabana beach in preparation for a night vigil service with Pope Francis for World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 27, 2013. Pope Francis on Saturday will preside over an evening vigil service on Copacabana beach that is expected to draw more than 1 million young people. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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Pilgrims and residents gather on Copacabana beach before the arrival of Pope Francis for World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 27, 2013. Francis will preside over an evening vigil service on Copacabana beach that is expected to draw more than 1 million young people. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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EDITORS NOTE GRAPHIC CONTENT - Coffins are lined up near the wreckage of a bus following a crash near Avellino, southern Italy, early Monday, July 29, 2013. A tour bus filled with Italians returning home after an excursion plunged off a highway into a ravine in southern Italy on Sunday night after it had smashed into several cars that were slowed by heavy traffic, killing at least 37 people, said police and rescuers. Flashing signs near Avellino, outside Naples, had warned of slowed traffic ahead along a stretch of the A16 autostrada, a major highway crossing southern Italy, before the crash occurred, said highway police and officials, speaking on state radio early Monday. They said the bus driver, for reasons not yet determined, appeared to have lost control of his vehicle. (AP Photo/Salvatore Laporta)
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A woman hugs a terracotta warrior replicas as she post for a souvenir photo at the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xi'an, in central China's Shaanxi province Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Thousands of terracotta soldiers that were buried in the tomb of the Emperor Qin Shihuang, who ruled China between 221-210 B.C., are displayed in Xi'an. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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A child takes a rest on a chair next to a statue on display at an art exhibition in Beijing, China Thursday, August 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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A Hezbollah al-Mahdi scout rappels down from a building next to a portrait of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini as he takes part in an event for Jerusalem day or Al-Quds day in the southern town of Nabatiyeh, Lebanon, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. The last Friday of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan is observed in many Muslim countries as Al-Quds day, as a way of expressing support to the Palestinians and emphasizing the importance of Jerusalem to Muslims. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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Nuns watch bathers on Copacabana beach as they wait for a night vigil service with Pope Francis for World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 27, 2013. Francis will preside over an evening vigil service on Copacabana beach that is expected to draw more than 1 million young people. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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Firefighters try to contain a fire at an informal diesel fuel depot in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. Witnesses said no one was injured in the fire that consumed a number of trucks at the site. Authorities continue to investigate what caused the blaze. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
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North Korean women wave to their leader Kim Jong Un during a mass military parade on Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice Saturday, July 27, 2013. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
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A fire burns at the ecological reserve near the Puerto Madero neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Firefighters worked to put out the flames on the south side of the city, a few blocks from the political and financial center. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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A North Korean missile rolls by as colored smoke trails, left by flying aircraft, streak the sky during a mass military parade on Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice Saturday, July 27, 2013. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
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Spectators watch as a diver jumps from the Old Mostar Bridge during 447th traditional annual high diving competition, in Mostar, 140 kms south of Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, Sunday, July 28, 2013. Total of 53 divers from Bosnia and neighboring countries competed diving 25 meters high Old Mostar Bridge into the Neretva river. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)
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A surfer rides on a wave in the river Eisbach in the English Garden in downtown Munich, southern Germany, on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
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A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi poses with a home made gas mask during a protest near Cairo University in Giza, Egypt, Thursday, August, 1, 2013. Authorities offered "safe passage and protection" Thursday for thousands of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi if they end their two large sit-ins in Cairo. The Interior Ministry's offer appears to be the first step by Egypt's new leadership to clear away the Morsi supporters from where they have been camped since shortly before he was toppled by the army July 3. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)
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A passenger train passes the wreckage of a train in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Saturday July 27, 2013. Spain's interior minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz says the driver whose speeding train crashed, killing 78 people, is now being held on suspicion of negligent homicide. The Spanish train derailed at high speed Wednesday killing 78 and injuring dozens more. (AP Photo/Lalo R. Villar)
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, Israeli Orthodox Jew Shahar Hadar has his makeup applied as he prepares for a show at a drag queen school in downtown Tel Aviv, Israel. Hadar, a telemarketer by day, has taken the gay Orthodox struggle from the synagogue to the stage, beginning to perform as one of Israels few religious drag queens. His drag persona is that of a rebbetzin, a female rabbinic advisor, a wholesome guise that stands out among the sarcastic and raunchy cast of characters on Israels drag queen circuit. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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A youth holds up a sign that reads in Portuguese "Eduardo Paes, what do you say? Until when?," referring to the mayor of Rio de Janeiro, in front of a tunnel blocked during a protest by people pressing for clarifications on missing persons, including a bricklayer who recently disappeared in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, late Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. The 42-year-old father of six was picked up for police questioning on suspicions of involvement in drug trafficking, but was released shortly thereafter. He has not been seen from since. Official statistics showing that nearly 35,000 people were reported as missing in Rio state alone over the past five years. (AP Photo/Nicolas Tanner)
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Workers use buckets to remove crude oil during a clean up operation on the beach of Prao Bay on Samet Island in Rayong province eastern Thailand Tuesday, July 30, 2013. About 50,000 liters (13,200 gallons) of crude oil that leaked from a pipeline operated by PTT Global Chemical Plc, has reached the popular tourist island in Thailand's eastern sea despite continuous attempts to clean it up. (AP Photo)
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Indian Muslims pray on a road outside the Jama Masjid on the last Friday of Ramadan in Allahabad, India, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. Muslims across the world are observing Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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A worker, center left, tries to remove protesters after they invaded the city council building in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, July 31, 2013. The clash came toward the end of an anti-government march Wednesday by protesters who focused their anger on Rio state governor Sergio Cabral. Nationwide anti-government protests started in Brazil in June. Complaints target poor public services in the face of citizens heavy tax burden. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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A group of revelers pose for a photo before the start of the "Carnival of Flowers" celebrations in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, July 29, 2013. Tens of thousands of revelers have poured into downtown Port-au-Prince for the Caribbean nation's second "Carnival of Flowers," a three-day celebration President Michel Martelly has revived from the Duvalier era. ( AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
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In this July 14, 2013 photo, masked fighter Alejandro Alvaro wears his costume before taking part in an Andean fight known as Takanakuy in Lima, Peru. Takanakuy, which means "When the blood is boiling" in Quechua, is a ritual of unclear providence that predates Spanish colonial rule and happens twice a year, in July and just after Christmas, to settle scores. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
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A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi chants slogans against Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and holds a basket with pictures of Morsi at Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, where supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi have installed a camp and hold daily rallies at Nasr City, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. Authorities offered "safe passage and protection" Thursday for thousands of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi if they end their two large sit-ins in Cairo. The Interior Ministry's offer appears to be the first step by Egypt's new leadership to clear away the Morsi supporters from where they have been camped since shortly before he was toppled by the army July 3. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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In this July 26, 2013 photo, a police officers shows a seized pistol in the shape of a pen that is stored at a warehouse with other seized weapons at the metropolitan police headquarters in Bogota, Colombia. Bogota's Metropolitan Police has seized more than 3,000 weapons in the last ten years, some of them collectors items, such as this gun in the shape of a pen. Police say the weapons will eventually be destroyed by melting them down. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
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Rescuers stands in the wreckage of a bus which crashed off a highway near Avellino, southern Italy, Monday, July 29, 2013. Rescuers wielding electric saws cut through the twisted wreckage of an Italian tour bus for survivors of a crash in southern Italy that killed at least 37 people after it crashed into traffic and plunged into a ravine on Sunday night. Reports said as many as 49 people, mostly Italians, had been aboard the bus when it ripped through a guardrail, then plunged some 30 meters (100 feet) off a viaduct near a wooded area. (AP Photo/Salvatore Laporta)
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In this July 30, 2013 photo, a man runs carrying a "Toro Encuetado" in the shape of a full with exploding fireworks during a procession in honor of Santa Ana, or Saint Anne, in Nandaime, Nicaragua. Men careen through town with cardboard bulls popping and flashing with fireworks during celebrations to give thanks to Saint Anne, the mother of the Virgin Mary. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
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Bangladeshi children cool off at Mohammadpur Geneva camp in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Mohammadpur Geneva Camp is one of the largest refugee camps in Dhaka City. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
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A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi sprays water over an Egyptian woman during a protest near Cairo University in Giza, Egypt, Thursday, August, 1, 2013. Authorities offered "safe passage and protection" Thursday for thousands of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi if they end their two large sit-ins in Cairo. The Interior Ministry's offer appears to be the first step by Egypt's new leadership to clear away the Morsi supporters from where they have been camped since shortly before he was toppled by the army July 3. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)
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An Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Army Spc. Nicholas Burley, 22, of Red Bluff, Ca., Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Burley died July 30, in Pul-E-Alam, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with indirect fire while he was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
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Pope Francis looks back before boarding a plane after his week-long visit to Brazil to celebrate World Youth Day, at the airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 28, 2013. The trip marked the first international foray for the Argentine-born pontiff and his first voyage back to his home continent since becoming pope in March. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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A Hezbollah al-Mahdi scout wears camouflage face paint at an event for Jerusalem day or Al-Quds day, in the southern town of Nabatiyeh, Lebanon, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. The last Friday of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan is observed in many Muslim countries as Al-Quds day, as a way of expressing support to the Palestinians and emphasizing the importance of Jerusalem to Muslims. The Arabic headband reads:"We are coming." (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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Firefighters walk through a sea of propane cylinders on the grounds of a propane gas company after a series of explosions rocked the central Florida propane gas plant a and fire was extinguished, Tuesday, July 30, 2013, in Tavares, Fla. Eight people were injured, with at least three in critical condition. John Herrell of the Lake County Sheriff's Office said early Tuesday there were no fatalities despite massive blasts that ripped through the Blue Rhino propane plant late Monday night. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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Ariel Castro rubs his nose in the courtroom during the sentencing phase Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland. Three months after an Ohio woman kicked out part of a door to end nearly a decade of captivity, Castro, a onetime school bus driver faces sentencing for kidnapping three women and subjecting them to years of sexual and physical abuse. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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A trio of mannequins stand upright on the sands of Copacabana beach, placed there by Rio de Paz activists as part of a protest staged to press for clarifications on missing persons including a bricklayer who recently disappeared, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, July 31, 2013. The 42-year-old father of six was picked up for police questioning on suspicions of involvement in drug trafficking, but was released shortly thereafter. He has not been seen since. The Rio de Paz civic organization cites official statistics showing that nearly 35,000 people were reported as missing in Rio state alone over the past five years. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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In this Sunday July 28, 2013 a firefighting plane dumps water on flames in southern Rhodes, Greece. Authorities declared a state of emergency on the holiday island after a weekend fire destroyed an estimated 4,000 hectares of forest and farmland. A 40-year-old Greek man was detained by police for questioning, accused of starting the fire by accident with an outdoor barbecue grill. (AP Photo/Nicolas Nanev)
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President Barack Obama walks up the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Obama is traveling to Chattanooga, Tenn., to give the first in a series of policy speeches on his proposals for private sector job growth and ways to strengthen the manufacturing sector. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Men search for their names on a list of registered voters outside a polling station, in Kidal, Mali, shortly after the opening of polls, Sunday, July 28, 2013. Chaos reigned at Kidal's main polling station, where voters struggled to find their names on voter rolls, and lists posted outside some bureaus either blew away or failed to match lists inside. This desert town and the surrounding region house just 0.5 percent of the people who registered to vote in Mali's presidential election, a number likely to have little impact on the race's outcome. Yet experts say the future of Mali is likely going to be decided by how this region that has been at the epicenter of multiple rebellions handles Sunday's poll.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
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An Egyptian woman feeds her ducks in front of a barrier recently set up by supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi in their camp in Giza, southwest of Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. Authorities offered "safe passage and protection" Thursday for thousands of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi if they end their two large sit-ins in Cairo. The Interior Ministry's offer appears to be the first step by Egypt's new leadership to clear away the Morsi supporters from where they have been camped since shortly before he was toppled by the army July 3. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
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Buddhist monks and villagers watch as a military police car burns near a polling station at Stung Meanchey district in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sunday, July 28, 2013. Passions boiled over at one polling station in Phnom Penh's Stung Meanchey district, where Associated Press reporters saw two official vehicles that had been destroyed by rioters. Military police, who in Cambodia are used in a civilian capacity, were deployed to restore order. Exactly what sparked the violence was unclear, but the crowd appeared to have been angered when some were denied the right to vote. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
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Female North Korean soldiers march during a mass military parade on Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice Saturday, July 27, 2013. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
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Michelle Knight sits in the courtroom during a break in the sentencing phase for Ariel Castro Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland. Knight one of the victims of Castro testified at the sentencing Thursday. The appearance by Knight is the first time shes been seen publicly since her rescue from the house where she was held captive for ten years. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi covers his mouth with tape with Arabic writing that reads: "Military Coup," as others chant slogans against Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi at Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, where supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi have installed a camp and hold daily rallies at Nasr City, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. Authorities offered "safe passage and protection" Thursday for thousands of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi if they end their two large sit-ins in Cairo. The Interior Ministry's offer appears to be the first step by Egypt's new leadership to clear away the Morsi supporters from where they have been camped since shortly before he was toppled by the army July 3. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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A child enjoys a fountain in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, July 30, 2013, shortly before a thunderstorm, at the end of a torrid day. Southern Romania is affected by a massive heatwave with temperatures of up to 40 Centigrade (104 Fahrenheit) in some areas.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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A supporter of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning carries a sign while on a bicycle during a nighttime demonstration in front of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Manning was acquitted Tuesday of aiding the enemy the most serious charge he faced but was convicted of espionage, theft and nearly every other count for giving secrets to WikiLeaks, a verdict that could see him spend the rest of his life in prison. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Best Pix Of The Week

From the inspirational Brazil visit by the pope to the train tragedy in Spain, here are the most arresting images from around the world.

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