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A woman snaps a picture of herself with national flags, displayed ahead of the day celebrating Korea'’s liberation from Japan’'s colonial rule, in front of Songpa-Gu Office.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated Press

Pakistani rangers, in background, and Indian border security force personnel, foreground, perform the flag-off ceremony at an India-Pakistan border post. Pakistan celebrates its Independence Day on Tuesday, and India on Wednesday.


An aerial view taken using remote-controlled helicopter shows the ceremony honoring the Dutch Olympic team. The Netherlands won 20 medals at the 2012 London Olympic Games, including six gold medals.


A young Indian schoolboy rides on the back a three-wheeled motorized rickshaw. Auto rickshaws, as they are popularly called in India, routinely carry more than their prescribed capacity and are used as a means of economical transport.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ajit Solanki / Associated Press

Chris Kasaija, a senior Ugandan air force pilot, is rescued from the wreckage of his helicopter. The wreckage of two Ugandan army helicopters was found Tuesday, two days after they crashed in a remote mountainous region of Kenya while flying to war-torn Somalia, army officials said.


A Bahraini Shiite protester throws Molotov cocktails toward riot police, who fired tear gas and bird shot in response, during clashes following a demonstration in solidarity with jailed Bahraini human rights and political activists. Several activists have been sent to jail since the start of Shiite led pro-democracy protests in the Gulf kingdom in February 2011.


About 350 Jewish immigrants from the U.S. arrive at Ben Gurion airport, where they were welcomed in a ceremony by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Over 100 of the immigrants are expected to join the Israel Defense Forces in the upcoming month.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oded Balilty / Associated Press

An Afghan Muslim devotee, who lives and prays in isolation in a mosque during Itikaf, the last 10 days of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, reads from the Koran.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rahmat Gul / Associated Press

A hiker climbs toward the Blackenstock mountain in the canton of Obwalden, central Switzerland.


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