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    JULY 12: A rat is trained in an inactive landmine field in Siem Reap province by a member of the Cambodian Mine Action Center. Gambian pouched rats were deployed to Cambodia from Tanzania in April by a Belgian nonprofit organization, APOPO, to help clear mines. They've been trained since they were 4 weeks old. Cambodia is still littered with landmines after emerging from decades of civil war, including the 1970s Khmer Rough "Killing Fields" genocide, leaving it with one of the world's highest disability rates. APOPO has used the rodents for mine-clearing projects in several countries, including Angola, Mozambique, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam.

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    JULY 12: Workers climb a framework to prepare paper lanterns ahead of the annual Mitama Festival at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo. Over 30,000 lanterns lit up the shrine, where more than 2.4 million war dead are enshrined, during a four-day festival from July 13 to 16.

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    JULY 12: Children play at an algae-covered beach in Haiyang, Shandong province, China.

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    JULY 12: Newly crowned Miss USA Olivia Jordan of Oklahoma reacts after winning the 2015 Miss USA beauty pageant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Fifty-one state title holders competed in the swimsuit, evening gown and interview categories for the title of Miss USA 2015.

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    JULY 13: Solar-powered lights mark the Hoernli ridge on the Matterhorn in Zermatt, Switzerland. Zermatt celebrates the first ascent of the Matterhorn on the Hoernli ridge made by Briton Edward Whymper in 1865, with six other roped team members. A red light (fourth from top) marks where on their descent four men fell to their death on the North Face. All mountaineering activities stop on July 14 on both the Swiss and Italian sides of the Alpine summit in remembrance of the more the 500 people who have died trying to reach the Matterhorn's summit.

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    JULY 13: A therapist applies traditional moxibustion treatment on a patient in Yiwu, Zhejiang province. Many Chinese believe that applying herbs on acupuncture points during summer can prevent diseases and ailments in the winter.

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    JULY 14: Workers work next to a pit after a truck and a police kiosk fell into a cave-in on a street in Dingyuan county, Anhui province, China. The area of the cave-in is over 1,000 square feet. Three people were injured in the incident, according to local media.

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    JULY 14: A boy holds his dog after a Peruvian police operation to destroy illegal gold mining camps in a zone known as Mega 14, in the southern Amazon region of Madre de Dios. Peruvian police razed dozens of illegal gold mining camps at the edge of an Amazonian nature reserve this week, part of a renewed bid to halt the spread of wildcatting in the remote rainforest region. Production from wildcat miners made up about 10 percent of national production before President Ollanta Humala launched the harshest crackdown yet on illegal gold mining last year.

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    JULY 14: A girl plays as worshippers attend night prayers at Ahmet Hamdi Akseki Mosque in Ankara, Turkey.

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    JULY 14: Canada' s Meagan Chant performs during the women's artistic gymnastics vault competition at the Pan Am Games in Toronto.

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    JULY 14: A tricycle rides over a row of pelts of raccoon dogs at a fur market in Chongfu county, Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, China.

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    JULY 14: A tractor makes its way along a row of lavender plants as they are harvested on the Lordington Lavender farm in West Sussex, southern England.

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    JULY 14: Robbie Taylor stares at the swollen creek that destroyed the trailer he shares with his girlfriend Markita Trent, after deadly flooding in Flat Gap, Kentucky. Flash floods in northern Johnson County outside of Paintsville destroyed homes and vehicles and residents were reported missing a day after the floods.

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    JULY 15: Hanhan ,3, recovers after surgery to implant three pieces of titanium mesh to replace her skull, as her aunt holds her hand at a hospital in Changsha, Hunan province, China. According to local media, Hanhan suffers from hydrocephalus, a medical condition that causes abnormal accumulation of fluid in cavities of the brain. The hospital said she would have to go through more surgeries before making a full recovery.

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    JULY 15: Riot police officers run through fire as anti-austerity protesters throw petrol bombs during clashes in Athens. Greece's prime minister was fighting to keep his government intact in the face of outrage over an austerity bill that parliament had to pass Wednesday night if the country was to start negotiations on a new bailout and avoid financial collapse. The raft of consumer tax increases and pension reforms will condemn Greeks to more years of economic hardship and has fueled anger among members of the governing left-wing Syriza Party.

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    JULY 16: Miniature riders sit on a rain covered table in the media zone behind the finish line of the 121.2-mile 12th stage of the Tour de France cycling race that started in Lannemezan and finished in Plateau de Beille.

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    JULY 17: A group of riders cycle past a field of sunflowers during the 198.5-km (123.3 mile) 13th stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Muret to Rodez, France.

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    JULY 17: Iranian worshippers pray at the Tehran University campus in Tehran. The main prayer service in the Iranian capital was interrupted by repeated chants of "Death to America" – despite this week's landmark nuclear deal with world powers that was welcomed by authorities in Tehran.

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