It's San Fermin festival time in Pamplona, which means bulls and humans are running in the streets. The event draws thousands of visitors but is criticized by groups promoting animal welfare.
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A reveler is tossed by a bull in the bull ring at the end of third running of the bulls in Pamplona.
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The world's newest nation, South Sudan, is celebrating its first birthday. In Juba, a man adorned with the nation's flag prepares to dance at a celebration at the John Garang mausoleum.
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Wounded veterans of the People's Liberation Army march in a parade celebrating the first anniversary of South Sudan's independence.
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Intense flooding in the Black Sea region of southern Russia killed at least 150 people after torrential rains dropped nearly a foot of water. A woman in Nizhnebakansky stands in front of her damaged home.
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A diver observes the sea life attracted to artificial reefs in the bay of Marseilles. The 494-acre habitat, between the islands of Friuli and the Prado Bay, is one of the largest artificial reefs in Europe.
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As temperatures soar, a woman and her young son cool off in a fountain.
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Morning. Time for prayer on the banks of the River Ganges in Varanasi, India. A Hindu priest rotates a traditional oil lamp as part of the prayer ritual.
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Hindu pilgrims make their way to the Amarnath cave near Sangam, India. Thousands of pilgrims annually go to the remote Himalayan shrine of Amarnath at 12,756 feet above sea level to worship an icy stalagmite representing Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction.
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In Sabucedo, Spain, "aloitadores," or fighters, struggle with wild horses during the 400-year-old "Shearing of the Beasts" festival. Hundreds of wild horses were rounded up from the mountains to be trimmed and marked.
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Torrential rainfall has hit the southern and eastern parts of north China. Cyclists make their way along a flooded street in Lianyungang.
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At the Government House in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is greeted during an arrival ceremony.
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