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A Lebanese soldier runs across the street after a shootout in the city's Karakass district. Lebanese security forces stormed a building after a nighttime shootout with a man holed up inside a flat, an AFP correspondent at the site said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP

Lebanese security forces take position as they storm the building. The gunman was killed and the body of another man was found inside the flat on the sixth floor, a security official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANWAR AMRO / AFP

Lebanese army soldiers help a young girl flee her house with her family during the clash between troops and a Syrian gunman.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hussein Malla / Associated Press

In an hours-long effort, firefighters try to extinguish a fire spreading at the Moncef Bey market, which started in the electronic goods section.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FETHI BELAID / AFP

The illuminated Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado mountain shines above Guanabara Bay at daybreak.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP

Supporters of Italy's Inter Milan light a flare during a friendly soccer match with an Indonesia Liga selection at Gelora Bung Karno stadium. Inter Milan won 3-0.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Achmad Ibrahim / Associated Press

In this image provided by NASA, Mars rover Opportunity catches its own late-afternoon shadow in a view eastward across Endeavour crater.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/Arizona

Ahead of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, model-maker Giorgio Pastero places a Lego figure of the queen into a Lego model of Buckingham Palace at the Legoland theme park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP

A young deer and a cat share a moment Wednesday in a nearby village.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AP / Associated Press

Visitors to the Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Center in Malaysia get wet and wild in what seems to be a water fight with a baby elephant.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Baker / Associated Press

Byron Lindsay shows his stuff during the South African Surfing Championships, which draws more than 150 contestants over three days of competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIC BOTHMA / EPA

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