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PHOTOS of the month: July

Last updated on: August 2, 2011 12:03 IST

PHOTOS of the month: July

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We bring you a presentation of some of the dramatic photos from around the world in the month gone by.

A car bomb explodes as a member of a Thai bomb squad checks it in Narathiwat province, south of Bangkok July 1.

An unfortunate Thailand bomb squad officer approached a bomb-rigged car after a second car, three yards away had detonated, wounding a soldier. But just before the officer could reach the vehicle it erupted. Click here to see dramatic shots of a blast

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A woman cools down in Lake Balaton near Tihany 150 km (93 miles) west of Budapest July 14

The northern hemisphere has been sweltering in heat, with temperatures staying over 30 degrees Celsius. Click here to see this photo-feature

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Photographs: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters
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A resident runs on a flooded stairway as floodwater pours into an underground garage amid heavy rainfalls in Chengdu, Sichuan province, July 3. Heavy downpour hit Chengdu, flooding roads and breaking down city traffic.

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Photographs: China Daily/Reuters
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Justin Morgan dives for a football as he tries to keep cool in the water at North Avenue Beach in Chicago July 20

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Photographs: Jim Young/Reuters
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Space shuttle Atlantis lands at the Kennedy Space Centre in Cape Canaveral, Florida, July 21.

The space shuttle Atlantis glided home through a moonlit sky for its final landing at the Kennedy Space Centre, completing a 30-year odyssey for NASA's shuttle fleet. Click here to read about the end of the US shuttle era

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A rebel waves as an Air Libya BAe-146-300 aircraft flies over Rhebat air strip after its opening July 12

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Photographs: Ammar Awad/Reuters
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Beekeeper Wang Dalin, 42, stands with bees covering his body on a weighing scale during a 'bee-attracting' competition against fellow beekeeper Lv Kongjiang in Shaoyang, Hunan province July 16.

Wang and Lv competed by standing on a scale wearing only a pair of shorts and using queen bees they reared to attract other bees onto their bodies. Wang won the competition after attracting 26 kg (57 lbs) of bees on his body in 60 minutes, while Lv had 22.9 kg (50 lbs), local media reported

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Photographs: China Daily/Reuters
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A rebel fighter runs during a shootout with forces loyal to Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi on the outskirts of Al-Briqa, west of Ajdabiyah, July 14

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Photographs: Esam Al-Fetori/Reuters
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A man, displaced by heavy floods for almost a year, sleeps with his face covered with a net to avoid insects while taking refuge in a camp for flood victims in Sukkur, located in Pakistan's Sindh province July 12.

Up to five million people in Pakistan are at risk from floods this year, partly due to poor reconstruction and the inadequate rehabilitation of survivors who are still reeling from last year's epic deluge, the United Nations said

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Photographs: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters
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An Afghan national army soldier fires a rocket propelled grenade during a fire fight between Taliban fighters and Afghan and US soldiers from Alpha company, 2nd battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment from Combat Outpost Pirtle King in Kunar province, Afghanistan, July 18.

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Photographs: Baz Ratner/Reuters
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A woman takes part in a SlutWalk protest, in central Seoul July 16.

About 100 protesters, mostly women, attended the SlutWalk protest march which became a movement of rallies around the world after a Toronto policeman suggested in January that women could avoid sexual assault by not dressing like a "slut."

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Photographs: Truth Leem/Reuters
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A Palestinian youth (front) and a Jewish settler (rear) prepare to throw stones at each other during clashes which according to witnesses, erupted after settlers cut down olive trees belonging to the West Bank village of Asira al-Qibilya near Nablus July 3.

Scorched hillsides and charred olive groves near Nablus pinpoint the latest acts of arson by hardline Jewish settlers against Palestinians who say they are ever more the victims of such attacks in the West Bank.

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Photographs: Abed Omar Qusini/Reuters
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A girl looks through a car window at a checkpoint on the outskirts of the village of Al-Qawalish in the western mountains of Libya after fleeing fighting July 13.

Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi retook a village south of the capital seized by rebels a week ago, delivering a set-back to rebel plans for a march on Tripoli.

The loss of the village of Al-Qawalish, about 100 km (60 miles) from the capital, underlined the faltering pattern of the rebel advances that has led some of the rebels' Western backers to push for a political solution to the conflict instead

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Photographs: Ammar Awad/Reuters
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A student raises his arms in the midst of tear gas during a rally in Santiago July 14.

Tens of thousands of students marched in Chile's capital demanding changes in the public state education system

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Photographs: Victor Ruiz/Reuters
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Then-chief executive of News International, Rebekah Brooks, arrives at Rupert Murdoch's flat in central London in a July 10 file photo.

Police arrested Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News Corp's British newspaper arm News International, Sky News reported on July 17. The 168-year-old News of the World tabloid, which was abruptly closed down this week amidst allegations of phone-hacking. Also see: News of the World's last editorial

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Photographs: Olivia Harris/files/Reuters
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Umbrellas are seen at Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, California July 16


Photographs: Eric Thayer/Reuters
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Pedestrians walk past graffiti that was painted after the 2008 attacks, outside a Hindu crematorium in Mumbai July 14.

Indian investigation agencies sifted through forensic evidence and security camera footage and questioned members of a home-grown Islamist militant group for clues to the worst bomb blasts in Mumbai since Pakistan-based militants attacked the financial hub in 2008. Also See: IN PICTURES: Mumbai's 3 deadly bomb blasts

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Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters
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Swedish Crown Princess Victoria meets well wishers gathered outside the palace gates at Solliden July 14.

The Crown Princess celebrated her 34th birthday with the Royal family at the summer palace on island Oeland

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Photographs: Maja Suslin/Scanpix
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An anti-government protester waves the Yemeni national flag as he stands on a billboard during a demonstration to demand the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh in the southern city of Taiz July 14.

Protests have paralysed Taiz, 200 km (120 miles) south of the capital Sanaa, and other opposition hubs. Yemen has entered its sixth month of mass demonstrations to demand an end to Saleh's three-decade rule. The billboard reads, "Let's preserve Yemen!" 

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Photographs: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters
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A boy leans on a glass display of handguns as he looks at visitors of the annual Defence and Sporting Arms show at a shopping mall in Manila, July 14

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Photographs: Cheryl Ravelo/Reuters
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Belarusian policemen in plainclothes detain a man in Minsk, July 13.

Mainly young protesters have been issuing online calls to supporters via social network sites to stage peaceful protests against the authoritarian Lukashenko, in power since 1994. Dozens gathered to take part in a flash mob "Revolution via social network" on Wednesday, with several people detained

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Photographs: Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters
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Shafan, 9, displaced by heavy floods for almost a year, is photographed as he sits in front of his family tent while taking refuge along a road in Sukkur, located in Pakistan's Sindh province July 13.

Up to five million people in Pakistan are at risk from floods this year, partly due to poor reconstruction and the inadequate rehabilitation of survivors who are still reeling from last year's epic deluge, the United Nations said

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Photographs: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai attends a gathering after the burial ceremony of his brother Ahmad Wali Karzai, who was killed by a bodyguard on Tuesday in his family's ancestral village of Karz, in Kandahar province July 13.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai wept and kissed his dead brother's face as thousands of mourners gathered for the burial of Ahmad Wali Karzai, whose assassination has left a power vacuum in Afghanistan's volatile south. 

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Photographs: Ahmad Nadeem/Reuters
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Britain's Prince William talks with his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as they sit down to paint a picture during their tour of the Inner City Arts campus in Los Angeles, California, July 10.

Prince William and his wife Catherine were on a royal visit to California from July 8 to July 10

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Photographs: Alex Gallardo/Reuters
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France's President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy walk on a dyke before boarding a boat at the Fort de Bregancon in Bormes les Mimosas July 9

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Photographs: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters
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The space shuttle Atlantis STS-135 lifts off from launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Centre in Cape Canaveral, Florida, July 8.

The 12-day mission to the International Space Station was the last mission in the Space Shuttle programme.

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Photographs: Scott Audette/Reuters
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A reveller falls next to a steer during the first bull run of the famous running of the bulls San Fermin festival in Pamplona July 7. Click here to see more photos of the San Fermin festival

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Photographs: Eloy Alonso/Reuters
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A boy rides on an improvised Banca made of styrofoam as he gets near crashing waves during high tide on a bay of Manila, July 18

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Photographs: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters
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