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An Indian thread maker prepares colored threads for flying kites in Jammu, India, Monday, Aug. 2, 2010. The demand for these threads goes up in August when people in northern India fly kites and peaks during Independence Day, which falls on Aug.15.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Channi Anand / Associated Press

WASHINGTON - AUGUST 02: White House guests are blown by winds generated by the Marine One helicopter as it lifts off with U.S. President Barack Obama on board from the South Lawn on August 2, 2010 in Washington, DC. Obama is traveling to Atlanta, Georgia, where he will address the Disabled American Veterans convention about the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

Nepalese Hindu pilgrims - also known as Bolboms - during a procession to worship Lord Shiva, the god of creation and destruction, at Pashupati temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, on August 2, 2010. More the 50,000 Hindu devotees from all over the Nepal and neighbouring country India gathered in the northern holy city Sundarijal, 42 kilometers from the capital Kathmandu where they collect water claimed to be holy. The water is stored in two small buckets which hang from their colorful wooden sticks and body. The Bolboms are not allowed to place the sticks on the ground until the end of their hours-long procession. Bolboms believe that all their sins and mistakes committed in life will be forgiven by taking part in this procession.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Narendra Shrestha / EPA

Laborers work at an iron and steel plant in Huaibei, in eastern China's Anhui province on July 31, 2010. Manufacturing in China contracted for the first time in 16 months in July, lifting Chinese shares on hopes that policymakers will refrain from any new tightening moves. C

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / AFP / Getty Images

An artisan carries a clay face of a sculpture of the Hindu deity Durga at a workshop in Kolkata on August 2, 2010. The annual Durga Puja festival, which will start on October 14, is one of the most popular festivals for Hindus. In Hindu mythology, Durga is a symbol for power and the triumph of good over evil.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rupak De Chowdhuri / Reuters

Indonesian children watch Salmah M Saleh, 52, who immured herself in the soil during a protest at a slum area in Jakarta, Indonesia, on August 2, 2010. At least five resident staged a protest to urge the goverment not to move their houses by force in Rawa Kebo, Jakarta, Indonesia. In March, the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) said the number of people living below the poverty line had dropped to 31.5 million this year from 32.5 million in 2009.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bagus Indahono / EPA

A former Russian paratrooper hold a flag as he swims in a fountain to celebrate Paratroopers Day in Moscow Gorky Park, on August 2, 2010. Russian Paratroopers' Forces celebrate the 80th anniversary of their creation.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Igor Yakunin / Associated Press

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Monday Aug. 2, 2010 — It’s a colorful start to the week with our Pictures in the News feature as we drop in on an Indian thread maker preparing colored threads for flying kites in Jammu, India. We also have an unusual image of a woman who buried herself in protest to being moved from a slum in Jakarta, Indonesia. To round out the package, we have stops in China, Nepal Moscow and Washington, D.C.

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