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A baby duck is reflected on the water surface, in the early morning in a public park in Lisbon, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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Joe Lomonico peers over the newly-raised San Vicente Dam, Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Lakeside, Calif. Crews have finished raising the dam, as California endures one of the worst droughts in the state since the mid-1970s. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
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Russell Brown, of Los Altos, Calif., watches the sunrise from a a hill in the Marin Headlands on Monday, July 14, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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The pack with Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, passes a field with sunflowers during the thirteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 197.5 kilometers (122.7 miles) with start in Saint-Etienne and finish in Chamrousse, France, Friday, July 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
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Cuba's President Raul Castro arrives for the official group photo of leaders attending the China and CELAC Summit, at the Itamaraty Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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A perigee moon, known as a supermoon, appears above the Bulgarian-Romanian border in Giurgiu, Romania, Saturday, July 12, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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Sprinklers water a lawn Tuesday morning, July 15, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif. In an effort to force the public to conserve water, the State Water Resources Control Board voted 4-0 to approve a proposal that includes fines up to $500 a day for people who waste water on landscaping, fountains, washing vehicles and other outdoor uses. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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Palestinian Suma Abu Mahsen, 7, stands by a damaged wall of a house following an overnight Israeli missile strike to a nearby transition center for newly released convicts, that was not yet operational, in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. An Egyptian truce proposal for the conflict in Gaza quickly unraveled Tuesday, after the Islamic militant group Hamas rejected the plan. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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A boy peers out through the door of a cell-like room inside The Great Family group home in Zamora, Mexico, Thursday, July 17, 2014. After a police raid on the refuse-strewn group home Tuesday, residents of the shelter told authorities that some employees beat residents, fed them rotting food or locked them in a tiny "punishment" room. Shelter residents were still being kept at the home while officials look for places to transfer them. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
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Local citizens, background, look at the site of a crashed Malaysia Airlines passenger plane near the village of Rozsypne, Ukraine, eastern Ukraine Friday, July 18, 2014. Rescue workers, policemen and even off-duty coal miners were combing a sprawling area in eastern Ukraine near the Russian border where the Malaysian plane ended up in burning pieces Thursday, killing all 298 aboard. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
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Russia's President Vladimir Putin, front, checks a translation transmiter during the BRICS 2014 summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. The leaders of the BRICS nations are meeting in Brazil for a summit where they are expected to officially create a bailout and development fund worth $100 billion. It's meant to be an alternative to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, which are seen as being dominated by the U.S. and Europe. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
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A mother walks with her child in the Xingtian Temple in Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, July 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)
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A student walks through empty seats inside Kenan Stadium at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 where preparations continue for the upcoming college football season. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
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Boys and young men line up to receive a meal provided by the government, at The Great Family group home in Zamora, Michoacan state, Mexico, Thursday, July 17, 2014. After a police raid on the refuse-strewn group home Tuesday, residents of the shelter told authorities that some employees beat and raped residents, fed them rotting food or locked them in a tiny "punishment" room. Shelter residents were still being kept at the home while officials look for places to transfer them. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
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President Barack Obama greets people inside the Charcoal Pit in Wilmington, Del., Thursday, July 17, 2014, before speaking about transportation and infrastructure. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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In this Monday, July 14, 2014 photo, young Palestinian girl Fulla Attar, 10, rests in a classroom of the New Gaza Boys United Nations school, where dozens of families have sought refuge after fleeing their home in fear of Israeli airstrikes. 20 U.N. schools took in more than 17,000 displaced Gazans, many of them children, after Saturday's warnings by Israel that civilians must clear out of northern Gaza. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
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Voodoo pilgrims bathe in a waterfall believed to have purifying powers during the annual celebration in Saut d' Eau, Haiti, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. An annual pilgrimage is made in honor of Haiti's most celebrated patron saint, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, who is supposed to have appeared on a palm tree in 1847 in the Palm Grove in Saut d'Eau and was integrated into Haiti's voodoo culture as the goddess of love. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
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A horse is bathed after morning workouts at Saratoga Race Course on Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The Saratoga horse racing meet opens on Friday. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
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Residents wade through floods as they go back to their home while Typhoon Rammasun batters suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Typhoon Rammasun knocked out power in many areas but it spared the Philippine capital, Manila, and densely-populated northern provinces from being directly battered Wednesday when its fierce wind shifted slightly away, officials said. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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An Indian girl rides a horse cart as monsoon clouds hover in Jammu, India, Thursday, July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
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Revelers run on the way from Estafeta corner to the bull ring with ''Adolfo Martin'' ranch bulls, during the running of the bulls, at the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Sunday July 13, 2014. Revelers from around the world arrive to Pamplona every year to take part in some of the eight days of the running of the bulls- (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
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A plane drops fire retardant on the Chiwaukum Creek Fire near Leavenworth, Wash., Thursday, July 17, 2014. The blaze closed a section of U.S. Highway 2, and resulted in the evacuation of nearly 900 homes. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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A Muslim youth, prays inside the Dome of the Rock mosque in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam and referred to by Jews as the Temple Mount, during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Jerusalem's Old City, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Muslims throughout the world are celebrating the holy fasting month of Ramadan, when observers fast from dawn till dusk. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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A soldier stands along a creek contaminated with crude oil in Puerto Asis, in Colombias southwestern state of Putumayo, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Authorities are trying to control an oil spill that, according to the Minister of Mining, Amylkar Acosta, was caused when rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, forced truck drivers to dump nearly four thousand barrels of crude when they intercepted a convoy of 19 trucks carrying oil near the border with Ecuador. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
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A dog named Babel, wearing an Argentina decoration, rides on the front of a bike on Copacabana beach where people gather to watch the final World Cup match between Argentina and Germany in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
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In this Friday, July 11, 2014 photo, people are rafted to the Mexican shore, across the Suchiate river that separates Tecun Uman, Guatemala and Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on a makeshift raft made ??from inner tubes of trucks attached to wooden boards. Scores of Central Americans pay a modest fee crossing the river on these improvised rafts. Mexican politicians generally see little upside in cracking down on migrants who simply want to pass through on the way to the U.S., just like so many Mexicans have done. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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Two men take in a scenic overlook off Trail Ridge Road at Rocky Mountain National Park, west of Estes Park, Colo., Monday, July 14, 2014. Lightning killed two people last weekend just miles apart in the popular park, where summer storms can close in quickly with deadly results. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
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Participants play in a mud pool during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon Beach in Boryeong , South Korea, Friday, July 18, 2014. The 17th annual mud festival features mud wrestling and mud sliding.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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Traffic streaks by the supermoon as it rises behind the Memorial Bridge in Washington, Saturday, July 12, 2014. The full moon Saturday may seem huge, but it's just an illusion caused by its position in the sky. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
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Kyle Jones, left, of Greeley, Colo., carries his son Andrew while walking with his wife Sarah, center, who carries their baby Caleb, trailing their daughter Kaylee, at a scenic overlook off Trail Ridge Road, above tree-line at Rocky Mountain National Park, west of Estes Park, Colo., Monday, July 14, 2014. Lightning killed two people last weekend just miles apart in the popular park, where summer storms can close in quickly with deadly results. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
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A woman pedals her bike through a heavy rain storm, Monday, July 14, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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A woman walks with an umbrella on a rainy, foggy day at Revere Beach in Revere, Mass., Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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Motorists traveling eastbound on Interstate 80 towards Chicago are treated to a brilliant rainbow as the sun sets and a storm clears Sunday, July 13, 2014, in La Salle County, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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Firefighters attempt to find a way out from the terrace of a building on fire in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 18, 2014. One fireman was killed and several others injured in a fire that broke out in a commercial building Friday, according to a news agency. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
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In this combo picture, the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia is moved away from the underwater platform where it has lain during operations to put it afloat off the tiny Tuscan island of Isola del Giglio, Italy, Monday, July 14, 2014. The shipwrecked Costa Concordia, which struck a reef in January 2012 and capsized, killing 32 people, is to be towed away for scrapping. (AP Photo/Giacomo Aprili)
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Two feral monk parakeets fight over a blade of grass after a thunderstorm, Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in Cooper City, Fla. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
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A Filipino resident takes pictures using her smartphone outside a flooded village as Typhoon Rammasun batters suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Typhoon Rammasun knocked out power in many areas but it spared the Philippine capital, Manila, and densely-populated northern provinces from being directly battered Wednesday when its fierce wind shifted slightly away, officials said. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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In this photo taken on a smartphone on Saturday, July 12, 2014, people run to shelter from hailstorm on the beach at Ob River, the major river in western Siberia in Novosibirsk, Russia. The Investigative Committee said in a statement published online Monday that two young girls aged three and four had died Saturday in the lakeside town of Bredsk, not far from the large Siberian city of Novosibirsk. The two girls died after sustaining traumatic brain injuries when a tree fell on their tent, where they were taking shelter from the storm along with their families. (AP Photo/Nikita Dudnik)
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Bastille Day fireworks explode over the Seine river next to the Eiffel Tower in Paris Monday night, July 14, 2014. Bastille Day commemorates the storming by Parisians of the Bastille prison on July 14, 1789, setting off the French Revolution that toppled King Louis XVI and put an end to monarchy.(AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
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Huge tanks are seen along the side of the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia as operations to refloat it to tow it away got underway on the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, Friday, July 18, 2014. The heavily listing ship was dragged upright in a daring maneuver last September, and then crews fastened huge tanks to its flanks to float it. Towing is set to begin July 21. It's about 200 nautical miles (320 kilometers) to Genoa's port and the trip is expected to take five days.The Concordia 30 months ago struck a reef and capsized, killing 32 people. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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The casino boat Escapade, with 123 people aboard, is grounded 1.8 miles off the north end of Tybee Island, Ga., Wednesday, July 16, 2014. No injuries or medical issues had been reported among the 96 passengers and 27 crew members aboard the boat, according to Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony L. Soto. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
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Layloma Rashidi, who had just attended a graduation ceremony for the London College of Communication, throws her graduation cap in the air as she poses for a snapshot for her family whilst standing in a dry section of the Jeppe Hein water fountain "Appearing Rooms" on the south bank of the River Thames during hot weather in London, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Temperatures are expected to reach 29 degrees Celsius (84 degrees Fahrenheit) in London on Thursday with Britain's Met Office forecasting a 60% probability of heatwave conditions occurring in parts of England on Friday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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A woman walks under an umbrella during a rain storm, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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A man walks past a scaled down model of the new "Godzilla," at Tokyo Midtown in Tokyo Thursday, July 17, 2014. The model is being displayed to mark Hollywood's "Godzilla" remake and the 60th anniversary of the first "Godzilla" movie. "Godzilla," directed by Gareth Edwards, opens in Japan on July 25. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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Spanish bullfighter Diego Urdiales adjusts his capote before doing the 'paseillo' or ritual entrance to the arena, before a bullfight of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Revelers from around the world arrive in Pamplona every year to take part on some of the eight days of the running of the bulls. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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People inspect the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Ukraine said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
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Israelis stand on a hill at the Israeli town of Sderot, overlooking the Gaza Strip, as they watch smoke rising following an Israeli strike on Gaza, Saturday, July 12, 2014. Ignoring international appeals for a cease-fire, Israel on Saturday widened its range of Gaza bombing targets to civilian institutions with suspected Hamas ties and announced it would hit northern Gaza "with great force" to prevent rocket attacks from there on Israel. More than 150 Palestinians have been killed in five days of bombardment. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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China's President Xi Jinping, left, and Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, move to embrace after a signing ceremony at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, July 17, 2014. In 2009, China pushed the U.S. aside to become Brazils biggest trading partner. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
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A man jumps into the ocean as part of the religious celebration of the Virgen del Carmen, in the town of San Juan del Sur, on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Nicaragua's fishing community celebrates the feast day of the Virgen del Carmen, who is worshipped by Catholics as the patron saint of fishermen and sailors. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
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A young Nepalese boy climbs out after manually clearing a block in a sewer at the Kalimati vegetable market in Katmandu, Nepal, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Young children are commonly used as cheap labour to clean public toilets, clear blocked drains and clear garbage piling up in market areas. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
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A U.S. helicopter flies during clashes between Taliban fighters and Afghan government forces in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Gunmen launched a pre-dawn attack on the Kabul International Airport in the Afghan capital on Thursday, raining down rockets, setting off a gunbattle with security forces and forcing the airport to close for hours, officials said. The militants occupied two buildings which were under construction some 700 meters (yards) north of the facility, and were using them as a base to direct rockets and gunfire toward the airport and international jet fighters flying over Kabul, said Afghan army Gen. Afzal Aman. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
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People watch as FuenteYmbro fighting bulls and revelers run during the running of the bulls, at the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Saturday July 12, 2014. Revelers from around the world arrive in Pamplona every year to take part in some of the eight days of the running of the bulls. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
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One day before the "supermoon," a commercial airliner crosses the waxing gibbous moon on its final approach to Los Angeles Airport as viewed from Whittier, Calif., Friday, July 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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People arrange candles to offer prayers for the victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, at a shopping mall in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, July 18, 2014. The Malaysia Airlines jetliner was carrying 298 people when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday in eastern Ukraine, sending shockwaves around the world from Malaysia to the Netherlands. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)
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A voodoo pilgrim bathes in a waterfall believed to have purifying powers during the annual celebration in Saut d' Eau, Haiti, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. An annual pilgrimage is made in honor of Haiti's most celebrated patron saint, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, who is supposed to have appeared on a palm tree in 1847 in the Palm Grove in Saut d'Eau and was integrated into Haiti's voodoo culture as the goddess of love. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
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Indian boys play as monsoon clouds hover in the sky in Puri, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from the eastern Bhubaneswar, India, Sunday, July 13, 2014. A low pressure over the Bay of Bengal triggered rain in a vast area of the state. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
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White lion cubs rub against each other during an event to welcome the cubs to Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Las Vegas. Three white lion cubs, born in South Africa, are scheduled to be available for public viewing Friday. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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A perigee moon also known as a supermoon rises behind figurines on a Chinese pavilion in Beijing, China, Saturday, July 12, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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Members of the Foreign Legion parade during the traditional Bastille Day Parade on the Champs Elysees in Paris, Monday, July 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
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A Filipino boy tries to sweep out floating debris from their flooded home as Typhoon Rammasun batters suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Typhoon Rammasun knocked out power in many areas but it spared the Philippine capital, Manila, and densely-populated northern provinces from being directly battered Wednesday when its fierce wind shifted slightly away, officials said. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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Anna Endsley enters the Guadalupe River via a rope swing, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Gruene, Texas. The cool temperatures of the Guadalupe River and shady Cypress trees help create a favorite summer destination. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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A flag flies half-staff at Binnenhof, the seat of the Dutch government, in The Hague, Netherlands, Friday, July 18, 2014. Flags are flying half-staff across the Netherlands as the country mourns at least 154 of its citizens killed when a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet was shot down in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis)
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The Royal Air Force (RAF) Red Arrows aerobatic display team perform a fly past Farnborough Airport to open the International Air Show, Farnborough, England, Monday, July 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
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In this Friday, July 11, 2014 photo, a child plays with a bucket while standing next to a raft that sits on the Mexican shore of the Suchiate river, that separates Tecun Uman, Guatemala, and Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico. These improvised rafts made of truck inner tubes lashed to wooden boards are in constant use ferrying Central American migrants across the border, on their way to the Unites States. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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A statue of the Virgen del Carmen is paraded on a fishing boat during an ocean procession at Taboga Island, Panama, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Panama's fishing community celebrated the feast day of the Virgen del Carmen, who is worshipped by Catholics as the patron saint of fishermen and sailors. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
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Israeli soldiers on a mobile artillery unit fire a shell towards Gaza at a position on the Israel-Gaza border, Saturday, July 12, 2014. Israeli airstrikes overnight targeting Hamas in Gaza hit a mosque its military says concealed the militant group's weapons, in an offensive that showed no signs of slowing down. Israel launched its campaign five days ago to stop relentless rocket fire on its citizens. While there have been no fatalities in Israel, Palestinian officials said overnight attacks raised the death toll there to over 120, with more than 920 wounded. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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