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20 INTERESTING images of the week that was

Last updated on: July 07, 2014 11:23 IST

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Here are some of the most scintillating images from across the globe in the last seven days.

Bryce Quinn is thrown from his horse as he competes in the Bronc Riding at the Prescott Frontier Days 'World's Oldest Rodeo' in Prescott, Arizona.

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Photographs: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

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Children in gowns and mortarboards pose for pictures during their kindergarten graduation ceremony, in Wenxian county, Henan province in China.

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Photographs: Reuters

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Muslim youths pray atop motorcycle taxis during the fasting month of Ramadan in front of Al-Satie Mosque in Baseco, Tondo city, metro Manila.

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Photographs: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

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Lightning strikes One World Trade Center in Manhattan as the sun sets behind the city after a summer storm in New York.

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Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

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Students receive a group punishment during a military-style close-order drill class at the Qide Education Center in Beijing. The Qide Education Center is a military-style boot camp which offers treatment for internet addiction. As growing numbers of young people in China immerse themselves in the cyber world, spending hours playing games online, worried parents are increasingly turning to boot camps to crush addiction.

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Photographs: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

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A man dressed in an orange suit watches Robert Plant on the Pyramid stage at Worthy Farm in Somerset, during the Glastonbury Festival.

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Photographs: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

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A car is trapped underneath a bridge that collapsed while under construction in Belo Horizonte. The unfinished overpass collapsed in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte on Thursday, killing at least one person and casting a shadow over a tournament that has suffered repeated construction accidents and delays. 

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Photographs: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

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Militant Islamist fighters travel in a vehicle as they take part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province. The fighters held the parade to celebrate their declaration of an Islamic "caliphate" after the group captured territory in neighbouring Iraq, a monitoring service said.

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Photographs: Reuters

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Security personnel attempt to retrieve bodies from the wreckage of a cargo plane that crashed into a commercial building on the Utawala estate on the outskirts of Kenya's capital Nairobi. The Fokker 50 plane, which was transporting the mild stimulant khat, crashed shortly after taking off from the city's main Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, with the four crew members on board being feared dead.

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Photographs: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

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A Jewish woman prays during the joint funeral of the three Israeli teens who were abducted and killed in the occupied West Bank, in the Israeli city of Modi'in. Tens of thousands of mourners joined in an outpouring of national grief on Tuesday at the burial of three Israeli teenagers, Gil-Ad Shaer, US-Israeli national Naftali Fraenkel, both 16, and Eyal Yifrah, 19, whose kidnapping and killing Israel blamed on the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas.

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Photographs: Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters

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Members of the June 2014 graduating class of the New York City Police Academy embrace during their graduation ceremony at Madison Square Garden in New York.

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Photographs: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

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A beggar prays in front of Baitul Mukarram, Bangladesh's national mosque, during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Dhaka.

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Photographs: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

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Former first lady Imelda Marcos kisses the glass coffin of her husband, late president Ferdinand Marcos, who remains unburied since his death in 1989, during her 85th birthday celebration in Ferdinand Marcos' hometown of Batac, Ilocos Norte province, in northern Philippines.

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Photographs: Erik De Castro/Reuters

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A Palestinian prepares to hurl a stone as he stands in a cloud of smoke from tyres set ablaze during clashes with Israeli police in Shuafat, an Arab suburb of Jerusalem. The discovery of a body in a Jerusalem forest on Wednesday raised suspicions that a missing Palestinian youth had been killed by Israelis avenging the deaths of three abducted Jewish teens. Rock-throwing Palestinians clashed with Israeli forces in Jerusalem after the news, but no serious injuries were reported.

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Photographs: Baz Ratner/Reuters

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Supporters of Egypt's former president Mohamed Mursi run from tear gas during clashes with police in Cairo. Two men were killed in a bomb blast in Cairo on Thursday, security sources said, one of several explosions on the anniversary of the army's removal of Egypt's elected Islamist president Mursi.

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Photographs: Al Youm Al Saabi Newspaper/Reuters

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A stranded dog is seen on the roof of a flooded house in Asuncion. The National Emergency Secretary estimates that about 40,000 families are affected by the flooding of the country's two main rivers, the Paraguay and the Parana.

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Photographs: Jorge Adorno/Reuters

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Kyler Cook, 18, and Brodie Fox, 10, both from Tiffen, Ohio, walk through the storm surge of Hurricane Arthur, in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina.

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Photographs: Randall Hill/Reuters

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A man dressed to mock Toronto Mayor Rob Ford takes part in the" WorldPride" gay pride Parade in Toronto. Toronto is hosting WorldPride, a week-long event that celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

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Photographs: Mark Blinch/Reuters

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A girl wearing a faeces-shaped hat prepares to slide down into a five-metre (16.4-ft) toilet at an exhibition titled "Toilet !? Human Waste and Earth's Future" at the Miraikan National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo. The exhibition, which opened at the museum on Wednesday, explores the world of toilets, with the main exhibit centring around a massive toilet into which visitors are allowed to slide to simulate the journey of human waste matter into the sewers.

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Photographs: Issei Kato/Reuters

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Hindu priests sit in cauldrons of water and make offerings to in front of a fire while performing the "Parjanya Varun Yagam", a special prayer for rain, in the city of Ahmedabad. 


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