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REWIND: Check out the BEST MOMENTS from last week

July 01, 2013 13:06 IST

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Rediff.com brings for you a collection of some of the best photos shot around the world last week

An Israeli soldier of the paratrooper brigade covers his face with a kippah, or skullcap, as he takes a break during a march near Jerusalem, marking the completion of their advanced training, at the end of which they receive their red paratrooper beret June 27, 2013

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Photographs: Amir Cohen/Reuters

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A radio-controlled Superman plane, flown by designer Otto Dieffenbach, passes the moon during a test flight in San Diego, California June 27, 2013. Otto and business partner Ed Hanley are a small start-up company that creates flying radio-controlled planes, designed in the form of people, characters and objects, for commercial and promotional uses.

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Photographs: Mike Blake/Reuters

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Este Haim from all-sister Californian band Haim performs at the Pyramid stage during the Glastonbury music festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset, June 28, 2013

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Photographs: Olivia Harris/Reuters

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A white tiger tries to catch its food during feeding time at Singapore Zoo on June 27, 2013 in Singapore. Home to more than 2,800 animals from over 300 species, 26 per cent of which are endangered species, the zoo has attained a strong reputation internationally for its conservation initiatives and breeding programmes. The zoo is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

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Photographs: Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images

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A boy walks with jugs of water in a poor neighborhood with a high concentration of Syrian refugees on June 27, 2013 in Beirut, Lebanon. Currently the Lebanese government officially hosts 546,000 Syrians with an estimated additional 500,000 who have not registered with the United Nations. Lebanon, a country of only 4 million people, is now home to the largest number of Syrian refugees who have fled the conflict. The situation is beginning to put a huge social and political strains on Lebanon with no end in sight to the war in Syria.

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Photographs: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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A masked protester throws a molotov cocktail during a demonstration against the government to demand changes in the public state education system in Santiago, June 26, 2013. Chilean students have been protesting against what they say is profiteering in the state education system.

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Photographs: Carlos Vera/Reuters

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Astronauts (L-R) Zhang Xiaoguang, Nie Haisheng and Wang Yaping salute after returning to earth in the re-entry capsule of China's Shenzhou-10 spacecraft at its main landing site in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, June 26, 2013. Three Chinese astronauts returned to Earth on Wednesday, touching down in north China's Inner Mongolia after a successful 15-day mission in which they docked with a manned space laboratory.

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Photographs: Carlos Vera/Reuters

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A policeman carries an old woman on his back during rescue operations in Govindghat in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand June 23, 2013.

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Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

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Rudina Hatipi smokes as she joins fellow revellers as they gather for the sunset at the stone circle at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts site at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2013 near Glastonbury, England.

The Somerset diary farm that will be playing host to one of the largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Artic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons and the Rolling Stones. Tickets to the event which is now in its 43rd year sold out in minutes and that was before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid 1 GBP to watch Marc Bolan, now attracts more than 175,000 people over five days.

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Photographs: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

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A horse is tied as part of its training to be a racing horse at an area of grasslands located 70km (43 miles) from the Mongolian capital city Ulan Bator June 26, 2013.

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Photographs: Carlos Barria/Reuters

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A North Korean soldier stands guard along the banks of the Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong, June 25, 2013.

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Photographs: Jacky Chen/Reuters

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Onlookers applaud as a news assistant sprints out of the US Supreme Court to deliver copies of the court's rulings to news crews outside the court building in Washington, June 25, 2013

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Photographs: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

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An empty passenger seat believed to be reserved by former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden is seen on a plane to Cuba in Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, June 24, 2013. Russia defied White House pressure on Monday to expel Snowden to the United States before he flees Moscow on the next stop of his globe-crossing escape from US prosecution.

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Photographs: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

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Relatives embrace each other as they race on horses through a cheering crowd during the traditional Fiesta of San Joan (Saint John) in downtown Ciutadella, on the Spanish Balearic Island of Menorca, June 24, 2013. The riders of the horses are the representatives of ancient Ciutadella society - nobility, clergy, craftsmen and farmers.

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Photographs: Enrique Calvo/Reuters

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An Airbus A400M military aircraft participates in a flying display during the 50th Paris Air Show at the Le Bourget airport near Paris, June 23, 2013.

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Photographs: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

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A supermoon rises over the temple of Poseidon, the ancient Greek god of the seas, in Cape Sounion some 60 km (37 miles) east of Athens June 23, 2013. On Sunday a perigee moon coincides with a full moon creating a "super moon" when it will pass by the earth at its closest point in 2013.

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Photographs: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

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US President Barack Obama is pictured at the 'door of no return' as he visits the Maison Des Ecslaves, the gathering point where African slaves were shipped west until the mid-19th century, at Goree Island near Dakar, Senegal, June 27, 2013.

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Photographs: Jason Reed/Reuters

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Festival revellers watch a performance at Acardia at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts site at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 27, 2013 near Glastonbury, England. The wholesale market caters for traders throughout the Festival who are estimated to provide 3 million meals for festival goers, crew and performers. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid 1 GBP to watch Marc Bolan, now attracts more than 175,000 people over five days.

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Photographs: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

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US Air Force Senior Airman Shyla Smith (L) and Courtney Burdeshaw laugh while waiting to get married at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau the day after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on DOMA on June 27, 2013 in New York City. The high court struck down the Defence of Marriage Act and ruled that supporters of California's ban on gay marriage, Proposition 8, could not defend it before the Supreme Court.  

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Photographs: Mario Tama/Getty Images

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Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall take a short ride on a New Bus for London during a visit to WrightBus on June 25, 2013 in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

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Photographs: Peter Muhly/WPA Pool/Getty Images

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One of the dozens of hand-made messages of support for former South African President Nelson Mandela posted to the wall outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital June 25, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa.

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Photographs: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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Medical clown David Barashi 'DuSH the clown' interacts with a child as he receives medical care as part of the 'Dream doctors project' at the Hadasa hospital on June 24, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel.  Dream Doctors project integrates professional medical clowning into the medical services provided at Israeli hospitals. Established in 2002, Dream Doctors now operates at 20 hospitals throughout the country.

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Photographs: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images

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A life guard puts up the flags at Main Beach Southport on June 24, 2013 on the Gold Coast, Australia. Large sea swells and king tides are eroding the beaches of the Gold Coast, increasing fears of the financial effect the damage will have on tourism. It has been estimated a long-term solution to protect the sea walls and foreshore will cost AUD $30 million and a proposal will be presented to the city council next month. 

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Photographs: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

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Christian devotees walk at dawn to hear mass in celebrating the Taong Putik Fesitival commemorating their patron Saint John the Baptist in Alliaga township on June 24, 2013 in Nueva Ecija province, Philippines. Taong Putik literally means "mud people" and involves devotees covering themselves in mud, banana leaves, vines and twigs to emulate the disguised appearance of John the Baptist when he baptised Christ. The Philippines is the only Southeast Asian country with a predominantly Catholic majority.

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Photographs: Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images

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South Korean soldiers wear North Korea's military uniforms, acting as North Korean soldiers, as they take part in a re-enactment the battle of the Korean war during a commemorative war victory event to mark the 63rd anniversary of the the Korean war on June 22, 2013 in Chuncheon, South Korea. Korean soldiers participated in the event alongside the Korean war veterans.

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Photographs: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

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Aisha Johnson (C) and other enthusiasts perform yoga in Times Square during an event marking the summer solstice on June 21, 2013 in New York City. Thousands of yogis will attend the free day-long event in Manhattan on the longest day of the year.

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Photographs: Mario Tama/Getty Images

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A burlesque dancer performs in the gardens at Killerton House on June 22, 2013 in Exeter, England. The National Trust property, near Exeter, is holding a two day vintage weekend with stalls selling vintage fashion, home ware and crafts, displays of classic cars and features an evening of entertainment which includes burlesque dancers.

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Photographs: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

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