Thousands of people celebrate the start of the San Fermin Festival 2012 after the opening ceremony "Chupinazo," which starts, as every year, at midday in the Plaza Consistorial outside the City Hall in Pamplona. The festival commemorates St. Fermin, Pamplona's patron saint.
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Russian people take part in a kissing event in Moscow. As many as 100 Russian young people took part in this mass kissing event to celebrate Kissing Day.
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President Obama delivers remarks during a campaign "grassroots event" at James Day Park in Ohio. Obama is traveling by bus through northern Ohio and western Pennsylvania for a "Betting on America" campaign tour.
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A Sudanese woman sits outside her hut on a rainy afternoon at the Yida refugee camp in South Sudan. Yida refugee camp grows each day and now has swollen to 64,317, as the refugees continue to flee from South Kordofan in North Sudan.
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Mireia, left, 3, and Maria Pau, 5, take part in a protest against the eviction of an Ecuadorian family with two daughters ages 6 and 9 years old from their house in Hospiatalet de Llobregat, near Barcelona. Evictions have soared in Spain since the collapse of a property bubble in 2008 that triggered the country's economic crisis.
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A Muslim Shiite woman holds a candle during celebrations for the Shaabaniya ceremony, which commemorates the birth of Imam al-Mahdi, the 12th holiest figure for Shiite Muslims, in the central Iraqi city of Karbala. Mahdi is the 12th imam who disappeared in the 9th century and Shiites believe that he will appear before the end of time to establish justice and true Islam in the world.
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Crewman David Boileau works with the mainsail aboard Groupe Edmond De Rothchild in the KRYS Ocean Race with lower Manhattan in the background. Groupe Edmond De Rothchild is one of the five sailboats participating in the race from New York to Brest, France.
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Spanish miners burn tires to cut off a road during a miner's demonstration in Caborana. Spanish coal miners are staging a nationwide strike action organized by unions opposed to subsidy reductions.
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A local resident takes refuge at a tea house from strong sun and a heat wave.
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An exiled Tibetan in traditional costume waits to perform a dance at Tsuglakhang temple. The Dalai Lama celebrates his 77th birthday with festivities held for the entire day at the temple complex.
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The cycling pack passes pine trees during the sixth stage of the Tour de France in Epernay.
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a shot to Roger Federer of Switzerland during a men's semifinals match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon.
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Ten years ago, for the 40th anniversary of the Dec. 14, 1963 Baldwin Hills Dam collapse, Los Angeles Times staff writer Bob Pool reported: