World Cup fans visit Corcovado Hill above Rio de Janeiro on the eve of the Group E match between France and Ecuador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
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Indian youth play soccer on the Arabian Sea shore in Mumbai, India. In a country where cricket dwarfs every other sport, the ongoing World Cup in Brazil has stoked interest in the game known locally as football.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rafiq Maqbool / Associated PressLink
A Marine Corps detail carries the remains of Marine Lance Cpl. Brandon J. Garabrant, 19, of Peterborough, N.H., from a transport plane at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Garabrant died June 20 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the Defense Department said.
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People watch the Ford Fireworks on the beach on Belle Isle in Detroit. This year's show featured more than 10,000 pyrotechnic effects visible for miles along the Detroit River.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Romain Blanquart / Detroit Free PressLink
Journalist from the BBC, including BBC Director of News and Current Affairs James Harding , right, joins staff and colleagues from other news organizations in a one-minute silent protest outside New Broadcasting House, the British Broadcasting Corp. headquarters in London, against the seven-year jail terms given to three Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt.
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A horse rears in a crowd during in the traditional St. John festival in the town of Ciutadella, on the Balearic Island of Menorca.
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People dressed as the traditional theater character Pierrot hold placards reading "Urgency is to solidarity" and "No to euthansia of the aged" during a protest against euthanasia of the elderly and invalid in Paris. Several hundred people took part in the demonstration a few hours prior to a decision by the French Council of State on whether treatment should be stopped for Vincent Lambert, who was being kept alive by artificial means, and on the eve of a verdict in the trial of Dr. Nicolas Bonnemaison, accused of having poisoned seven terminally ill patients in 2010 and 2011.
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Former tabloid editor Rebekah Brooks leaves court in London with her husband, Charlie Brooks, after being acquitted of phone hacking, bribery and obstruction of justice in a case that shook Britain to its core and led to the closure of the News of the World newspaper. Brooks' deputy, Andy Coulson, was found guilty of hacking into cellphones and accessing private voicemail messages. Charlie Brooks and two others were acquitted of charges that they tried to cover up wrongdoing.
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Israeli soldiers swarm a hill near the West Bank town of Halhoul as the search for three missing Israeli teenagers continued, although the massive operation to find them was losing steam, officials said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABED AL HASHLAMOUN / EPALink
A young Filipino woman is flung into the air after she and others were soaked with water during celebration of the feast day of St. John the Baptist in Manila. Residents traditionally greet everyone they meet by splashing water on them in the belief that it spreads the blessings on the day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAY DIRECTO / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
St. John the Baptist feast day in the village of Bibiclat iin northern Philippines includes adherents covering themselves in mud and dried banana leaves and making the rounds of houses to beg for candles prior to attending Mass.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bullit Marquez / Associated PressLink
Local participants covered in mud and wearing costumes made from banana leaves light candles as they take part in St. John the Baptist feast day celebrations in Bibiclat, Philippines
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TED ALJIBE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A Bangladeshi police officer mans a machine gun in a fortified outpost a building in Dhaka where a verdict was pending in a special war crimes tribunal for Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami. A court Tuesday delayed a verdict against Nizami after he became ill.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: A.M. Ahad / Associated PressLink
Kim Sung-un prays at the grave of his Uncle Kim Gi-suh, who died during the 1950-53 Korean War, on the eve of the 64th anniversary of the conflict, at the National Cemetery in Seoul. The United States and 15 other countries fought alongside South Korea under the U.N. flag against North Korean and Chinese troops during the conflict.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated PressLink
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