The Washington Monument is reflected in the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool on a summer day.
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Flood victims peer out from a helicopter on its way to Jacobabad.
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Fareeha Abaoag reads the Koran at the Islamic Center of Southern California during the holy month of Ramadan.
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Foluke Akinradewo, center, of the U.S. team, guards the net during a FIVB World Grand Prix women's volleyball match against Germany.
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Vera Zvonareva of Russia serves to Kim Clijsters of Belgium during the Rogers Cup at Uniprix Stadium.
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Window cleaners brave great heights of an office building.
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A woman sleeps among ethernet cables at an IT shop.
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Kittens sit in a woman's lap.
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A wind turbine turns at sunset.
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Traffic and city lights surround the Deshengmen Embrasure Watchtower.
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Emily Selig of Australia competes in the women's 200-meter breaststroke at the Youth Olympic Games.
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A young Palestinian woman prays during the second Friday of the holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in the West Bank cit. Ramadan is a month of abstinence during which Muslims must refrain from eating, smoking and sexual relations during daylight hours.
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A boy swims in the polluted waters of the river Sabarmati to dive for offerings thrown in by worshippers in the western Indian city. In recent years, the religious festivals and customs in India have come under increasing scrutiny as public awareness of environmental issues grows.
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Pakistanis crowd around a Pakistan Army helicopter during a drop of much needed food supplies to the flood encircled village of Tul in southern Pakistan.
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Rescuers clear off sludge in mudslide-hit Puladi township in southwest China's Yunnan province. China struggled to cope with widespread storms that left dozens missing and presumed dead Thursday as rescuers cleaned up a mudslide-stricken town.
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A man feeds a piece of bread to catfish in the Gadisar Lake at Jaisalmer in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan. The man-made lake was built as a reservoir in the 14th century and is now home to catfish who are fed by tourists and devotees praying at nearby temples.
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Tens of small fish give a woman a pedicure at a new spa in San Sebastian, Spain. The spa is one of the few centers in Spain that offers natural pedicures with these small toothless fish called garra rufa, which eat callus, dead skin cells.
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In Thursday's Pictures in the News:
— D-Day remembrances of the 69th anniversary of Normandy invasion in WWII.
From Jan. 9 through 12, 1949, snow fell in Los Angeles and Southern California. In a Jan. 10, 1999, Los Angeles Times article, columnist Cecilia Rasmussen wrote: