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An Indian student with painted face participates in a Hiroshima Day peace rally in Mumbai. Students and social activists marched on the 65th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rafiq Maqbool / Associated Press

A woman floats a paper lantern on the Motoyasu River in Hiroshima to mark the 65th anniversary of the World War II atomic bombing. Representatives from more than 70 nations, including for the first time the United States, joined tens of thousands at the emotional event.


Senegalese-American Akon performs during a concert in the Jordanian capital of Amman.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Stringer / Reuters

A festival-goer is head-banging at the Wacken 2010 Heavy Metal Festival in Wacken, Germany. More than 75,000 people are expected to attend the festival, which runs through Saturday.


Children, whose families have declined to be rescued, wade in rising flood waters in the village of Panu Akil, near Sukkur, Pakistan. Rescue workers and armed forces continued rescue operations, evacuating thousands in Pakistan's heartland province of Sindh.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Berehulak / Getty Images

Activists of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) shout slogans during a protest in New Delhi. Hundreds of activists protested what they saw as corruption and fraud in the 2010 Commonwealth Games and demanded a probe, according to BJP supporters.


Twin baby pandas are seen in Chengdu, in southwest China's Sichuan province. A panda named Qizhen gave birth to the twins Friday.


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Today marks the 65th anniversary of the World War II atomic bombing of Hiroshima, with ceremonies in Japan and remembrances around the world. There is music in Germany and Jordan, with the Wacken 2010 Heavy Metal Festival in Germany and some fan interaction with Akon in Amman, Jordan. Added to the mix are shots from Pakistan and India and the birth of two pandas in Chengdu, China, to give you today’s Pictures in the News feature.

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