Photos Of 2016 Week 30

Sledding in Saudi Arabia, hyperrealist sculptures in Spain, a 12-meter-tall puppet in England, the Democratic National Convention, snowfall in South Africa, Pope Francis visits Auschwitz, Pokemon Go in Syria, and much more. [35 photos total]

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An attendee stands among balloons at the end of the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 28, 2016. (Joe Raedle / Getty) #
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A polar bear is seen in an aquarium at the Grandview mall in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China, on July 27, 2016. (Reuters) #
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People play Pokemon Go at a park at Tin Shui Wai on July 26, 2016 in Hong Kong. Pokemon Go, which has been a smash-hit across the globe was launched in Hong Kong on July 25. (Lam Yik Fei / Getty) #
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Khizr Khan, whose son, Humayun S. M. Khan was one of 14 American Muslims who died serving in the U.S. Army in the 10 years after the 9/11 attacks, offers to loan his copy of the Constitution to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, as he speaks while a relative looks on during the last night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 28, 2016. (Mike Segar / Reuters) #
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A child climbs onto a giant mockup laptop keyboard during a promotion event at a shopping center in Beijing, China, on July 28, 2016. (Thomas Peter / Reuters) #
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A new android named "Alter", developed by researchers of Tokyo University and Osaka University jointly, is displayed during a press preview in Tokyo on July 29, 2016. The android, which can move its head, eyes, mouth, body and hands in response to the numbers of people around it, will be displayed from July 30 to August 6 at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo. (Toru Yamanaka / AFP / Getty) #
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Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates with a glass of champagne during the twenty-first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 113 kilometers (70.2 miles) with start in Chantilly and finish in Paris, France, on July 24, 2016. (Christophe Ena / AP) #
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A Syrian man carries the body of a girl after she was trapped under the rubble following reported air strikes on the rebel-held neighborhood of al-Mashhad in the northern city of Aleppo, on July 25, 2016. Air strikes and barrel bomb attacks killed 16 civilians in rebel-held parts of Aleppo province, with rebel rocket fire onto government areas killing three more, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. (Mujahed Abul Joud / AFP / Getty) #
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The replica of a Titanosaur at the Cretaceous park in Cal Orcko, on the outskirts of Sucre, Bolivia, on July 22, 2016. (David Mercado / Reuters) #
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A member of the Maroubra Winter Seals swimming club prepares to dive into a rock pool as a fellow member swims underneath him at Maroubra Beach in Sydney, Australia, on June 19, 2016. (David Gray / Reuters) #
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Dancers perform on stilts in honor of Saint Mary Magdalene in a street for the traditional ''Danza de Los Zancos'' (Los Zancos Dance), in the small town of Anguiano, northern Spain, on July 23, 2016. As an ancient tradition for more than 4th centuries, eight young people from the town balance on stilts down the old street, turning to the sound of folk music played on a pipe and drum. (Alvaro Barrientos / AP) #
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A Syrian gamer uses the Pokemon Go app on his mobile phone to catch a Pokemon amid the rubble in the besieged rebel-controlled town of Douma, a flashpoint east of the capital Damascus, on July 23, 2016. (Sameer Al-Doumy / AFP / Getty) #
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Fans dressed as "Chewie's Angels" pose for a photo on day two of Comic-Con International held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego on July 22, 2016. (Denis Poroy / Invision / AP) #
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A woman cries as she holds a pig rescued from a flooded farm in Xiaogan, Hubei Province, China, on July 22, 2016. (Darley Shen / Reuters) #
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A road is seen damaged after floods in Xingtai, Hebei Province, China, on July 23, 2016. (China Daily / Reuters) #
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Jin Mao employees walk 340 meters above the ground around the newly opened Jin Mao tower skywalk in Shanghai, China, on July 28, 2016. (Aly Song / Reuters) #
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This photo taken on July 25, 2016 in Kiev shows a haze-covered Mother Motherland statue during high temperatures. (Sergei Supinsky / AFP / Getty) #
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An Indonesian police officer adjusts the head cover of a suspected drug smuggler before he and others are displayed to reporters at the National Narcotics Agency office in Jakarta, Indonesia, on July 27, 2016. (Beawiharta / Reuters) #
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Police examine a crime scene where an alleged drug dealer was killed in an alleged shootout with police on July 22, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared a war on crime and drugs after winning the presidential elections on May 9, 2016. President Duterte has recently been living up to his nickname, 'The Punisher', as Philippine police have been conducting night time drug raids on almost a daily basis. With reports of at least 300 drug related deaths since the start of July, Human rights groups and the Catholic church have objected to the use of brutal force by the Police. (Dondi Tawatao / Getty) #
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Mountains from the South African Drakensberg mountain range are seen covered with snow after an unusual cold front has gripped the country, on July 27, 2016 on the outskirts of Harrimsmith, South Africa. A cold front moving in from the west brought snow to parts of KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State. Stormy weather across the country has caused chaos and disaster. (Mujahid Safodien / AFP / Getty) #
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People take a selfie at the abandoned former Soviet R12 nuclear missile launch site in Zeltini, Latvia, on July 22, 2016. (Ints Kalnins / Reuters) #
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A hillside erupts in flame as a raging wildfire fire burns in Placerita Canyon in Santa Clarita, California, on July 25, 2016. A raging wildfire that forced thousands from their homes on the edge of Los Angeles continued to burn out of control Monday as frustrated fire officials said residents reluctant to heed evacuation orders made conditions more dangerous and destructive for their neighbors. (Nick Ut / AP) #
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Firefighter Asha Whipple from the Woodland Fire Department prepares to look for hotspots during the Soberanes Fire in the mountains above Carmel Highlands, California, on July 28, 2016. (Michael Fiala / Reuters) #
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Young Palestinians holding weapons walk in a tunnel during a military exercise graduation ceremony at a summer camp organised by Hamas's armed wing, east of Gaza City, on July 22, 2016. (Mohammed Salem / Reuters) #
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Pope Francis walks through Auschwitz's notorious gate with the sign "Arbeit Macht Frei" (Work sets you free) during his visit to the former Nazi death camp, in Poland on July 29, 2016. (Filippo Monteforte / Reuters) #
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Men carry an injured boy outside a hospital after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, on July 23, 2016. (Mohammad Ismail / Reuters) #
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Brazilians play beach volleyball on Copacabana beach, near the Rio 2016 Olympic Games beach volleyball stadium, on July 24, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Mario Tama / Getty) #
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The giant 12-meter-tall Man Engine is unveiled to the public in Tavistock on July 25, 2015 in Devon, England. Claimed to be the largest mechanical puppet made in Britain, standing at three times the height of a double-decker bus, it has been created to mark the tenth anniversary of the date when the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Starting today it will journey to the the mining world heritage sites accompanied by more than a dozen "miners" and traditional "bal-maidens" who have the job of animating the steam-powered giant. (Matt Cardy / Getty) #
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A rescued three-month-old male rhino calf found in a flood-affected area of Kaziranga National Park is fed at an animal nursery in the park in the northeastern Indian state of Assam on July 26, 2016. Floods in Assam have affected some 1.25 million people in Assam as the annual monsoon continues to cross the Indian sub-continent. (Subhamoy Bhattacharjee / AFP / Getty) #
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A visitor observes the sculpture "Kneeling Woman" by Australian artist Sam Jinks, at the Hyperrealist Sculpture 1973-2016 exhibition in the Museum of Bellas Artes in Bilbao, northern Spain, on July 27, 2016. (Vincent West / Reuters) #
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Lightning strikes Lower Manhattan as a thunderstorm passes through New York City on July 25, 2016 as seen from Hoboken, New Jersey. (Gary Hershorn / Getty) #
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Well-wishers pay their respects in the rain at a makeshift memorial, at the scene where several police and a sheriff deputy were killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 23, 2016. Funeral services were being conducted for East Baton Rouge Sheriff deputy Brad Garafola. (Gerald Herbert / AP) #
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People dressed in costumes made of hen feathers and wearing masks, pay tribute to the patron saint of the indigenous people, San Francisco Solano, and thank him for his favors, during the "Guaicuru Nemonde" traditional festival on July 23, 2016, in Emboscada, Paraguay, 46 km (28 miles) north of Asuncion. (Norberto Duarte / AFP / Getty) #
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A Saudi man sleds with his son in the new Snow City at Al Othaim Mall in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on July 26, 2016. (Faisal Nasser / Reuters) #
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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton greets her daughter Chelsea Clinton at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 28, 2016. (Scott Audette / Reuters) #

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