With Utoya Island visible in the background, flowers and candles form a makeshift memorial at dusk for victims of the killings in Norway.
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President Obama, on a visit to the Norwegian Embassy in Washington, signs a book of condolence for victims of the deadly attacks in Norway last week. Standing next to Vice President Joe Biden, far right, is Norwegian Charge D'Affairs Berit Enge, with an unidentified woman, far left, looking on.
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A message left by President Obama in a book of condolence for the victims of the attacks in Norway last week is seen during his visit to the Norwegian Embassy in Washington.
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Geir Lippestad, the defense attorney for Anders Behring Breivik, the suspect in Norway's twin terrorist attacks, pauses while taking questions from the media at the International Press Center in Oslo. Lippestad has said his client was on drugs and is probably insane.
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Afghan women holding visitor's passes wait to enter the heavily fortified compound of the district government in Arghandab, a former Taliban stronghold.
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A man transports empty water containers on a donkey cart in Quetta.
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A model presents a creation by a Colombian designer at the Colombiamoda fashion show in Medellín.
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A family of clowns strikes a pose at a parade in the historic center of Guatemala City during the III Latin American Clown Congress.
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A parched Brady Creek continues to bake in the hot summer sun. The area has received less than 3 inches of rain this year combined with record-breaking heat.
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Philadelphia Phillies' Carlos Ruiz works the plate during a home game against the San Diego Padres.
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Members of Puerto Rico's Juan Rius Rivera brigade chant slogans during a 26th of July rally. The national holiday marks the 58th anniversary of Fidel and Raul Castro's failed attack on the Moncada army barracks, considered the beginning of the revolution that culminated with dictator Fulgencio Batista's ouster.
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A Norwegian flag stands in a sea of floral tributes placed outside the Oslo Cathedral. Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik is in all likelihood "insane," his lawyer said after the anti-Islam radical admitted to the bombing and shootings Friday that killed 76 people.
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A woman throws a flower into the water to pay her respects to shooting victims on Utoya Island, visible in the background.
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A wave crashes into a ship that broke free from a towline at Sheffield Beach, 37 miles north of Durban. The ship subsequently ran aground.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROGAN WARD / ThursdayLink
A Humboldt penguin swallows a fish at the zoo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petr David Josek / Associated PressLink
People at Century Square mourn for victims of the train crash. At least 39 have died in the crash and derailment.
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People cool off from the summer heat in the Yangtze River.
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Some of the thousands of padlocks fastened by lovers onto the railings of the Pont des Arts bridge over the River Seine.
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A mourner holds a photograph of Amy Winehouse on the way to a funeral service for the singer at Edgwarebury Lane cemetery. The singer was found dead in her North London flat on Saturday.
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A farmer holds a piglet during a protest in front of the stock exchange.
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Afghan street girls take notes at Ashiana center. The Afghan aid agency Ashiana and the World Food Program have been involved in a joint venture to provide education and food to families of thousands of Afghan street children, who go there for food and education in the afternoons. The children go there after a morning spent as carpenters, mechanics or cigarette sellers. The World Food Program has cut down school meals, food-for-training activities and food-for-work programs in about half of Afghanistan's 34 provinces because of a shortage of funds.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dar Yasin / Associated PressLink
Mihag Gedi Farah, a 7-month-old child weighing about 7 1/2 pounds is held by his mother in a field hospital of the International Rescue Committee. The U.N. will airlift emergency rations this week to parts of drought-ravaged Somalia, from which militants banned it more than two years ago, in a crisis intervention to keep refugees from dying along what an official calls the "roads of death." Tens of thousands already have trekked to neighboring Kenya and Ethiopia, hoping to get aid in refugee camps.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Schalk van Zuydam / Associated PressLink
The surf crashes on the rocks around Sima Simic while an angler fishes for striped bass below Portland Head Light at Fort Williams Park.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert F. Bukaty / Associated PressLink
An artwork titled "Of Genuine Contemporary Beast" by Mexican artist Renato Garza Cervera is on display in the "All Cannibals?" exhibition.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JENSâ KALAENE / EPALink
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