The Atomic Bomb Dome, the remnants of a building destroyed by the world's first atomic bombing on Aug. 6, 1945, is lighted up. Hiroshima will commemorate the 67th anniversary of the bombing with attendance of Clifton Truman Daniel, grandson of President Harry Truman, who ordered the bombing.
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The U.S.' Deedee Trotter reacts during the women's 400-meter heats at Olympic Stadium.
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Monty, the Wadworth brewery shire horse, is given a pint of beer outside the Raven Inn in Poulton as he starts his two-week annual holiday. Hundreds of people gathered to watch as Monty, along with fellow dray horses Prince and Max -- who are used by the brewery to deliver beer 50 weeks a year to Wiltshire pubs - were each given a pint of beer before being released into a field near Devizes. The brewery has been using shire horses for more than 100 years to deliver beers to local inns and hostelries.
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The top of the Eiffel tower as seen from the Champs de Mars.
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A 2-month-old Barbary ape relaxes on its mother's back during warm temperatures in the zoo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jens Meyer / Associated PressLink
An Indian farmer walks through a dry, cracked paddy field. India's Meteorological Department says it expects the country to get at least 10% less rain this June-to-September monsoon season. The shortfall also is expected to swell electricity demand in a power-starved nation as farmers turn to irrigation pumps to keep their fields watered.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Channi Anand / Associated PressLink
A Palestinian reads from the Koran during the dawn prayer on the 15th day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in the refugee camp of Jenin. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim year which lasts 30 days and is devoted to dawn-to-dusk fasting, prayers and good deeds.
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A rail worker shouts in protest against the government's privatization plans at Sants railway station. The strike, which started at midnight Thursday and coincides with the departure of many for the summer holidays, is organized by employees of Renfe and Adif, the two public railway companies.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MANU FERNANDEZ / Associated PressLink
An elderly Somali refugee gestures as she sits in front of her makeshift hut to Somali refugees wading past in floodwater in the low-lying Sigale camp for internally displaced people after heavy rains hit.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Farah Abdi Warsameh / Associated PressLink
Yemeni protesters shout slogans during a demonstration outside the residence of Yemeni President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi. Reports state thousands of Yemeni protesters took to the street to urge President Hadi to remove the relatives of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh from key military and security posts.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YAHYA ARHAB / EPALink
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