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Week in Photos: July 26, 2013

From protests against the acquittal of George Zimmerman to the aftermath of twin earthquakes in China, see the week’s most striking images.

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Cairo, Egypt

July 22, 2013
An Egyptian man and opponents of Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi detain a suspected Morsi supporter. Clashes broke out near Cairo's Tahrir Square and in the city of Qalioub on the capital's outskirts.

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Hyderabad, India

July 23, 2013
Indian women mourn victims of an accident when a wall of a building collapsed on two huts. Six people were killed and two children rescued from the debris.

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Minxian, China

July 24, 2013
Hou Hongfang is consoled as she weeps after losing her daughter in a recent earthquake in Minxian county in Dingxi, northwest China's Gansu province. Some 51,800 homes collapsed.

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Minxian, China

July 23, 2013
Victims' relatives react at the site of a mudslide in Yongguang village. At least 89 people were killed and 5 others missing after a 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck the border of Minxian county and Zhangxian county in Gansu province.

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Aurora, Colorado

July 20, 2013
Jasmine Christman, left, is comforted by her mother, Yulanda Vega Jordan, during a memorial service for the victims of the Aurora theater shooting on the anniversary of the tragedy. She lost a friend.

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Aparecida, Brazil

July 23, 2013
Religious statuettes are displayed for sale. Pope Francis's popularity on his Latin American home turf posed a challenge to Brazilian authorities Tuesday after adoring crowds mobbed his car on his landmark visit during the World Youth day to Rio de Janeiro.

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Williston, North Dakota

July 24, 2013
Gold-plated belt buckles reading, "Rockin' the Bakken, Williston, North Dakota" are displayed at Ritter Brothers Diamond Cutters.

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Williston, North Dakota

July 24, 2013
Two girls play on a four-wheeler in a new subdivision. North Dakota is in the midst of a major oil boom driven by shale exploration, driving the housing market to boom as well.

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London, England

July 24, 2013
Cleaners sweep the pavement outside St Mary's Hospital the morning after the departure of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, with their newborn son.

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain

July 25, 2013
Relatives of passengers involved in a train crash wait for news at the Cersia Building. The crash occurred on Wednesday as the train approached the city with 247 passengers on board. At least 77 people have died and a further 131 have reported injuries.

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Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia

July 24, 2013
Snepi and his son Doni stand at the foot of Mount Bromo during the Yadnya Kasada Festival at crater of Mount Bromo. The festival is the main festival of the Tenggerese people and lasts about a month. On the 14th day, the Tenggerese make the journey to Mount Bromo to make offerings of rice, fruits, vegetables, flowers, and livestock to the mountain gods by throwing them into the volcano's caldera.

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Las Vegas, Neveda

July 20, 2013
Ulysses Diaz holds his son Armani Hinton while listening to speakers at a rally in response to a jury verdict that George Zimmerman was not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin.

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Chincoteague, Virginia

July 24, 2013
Wild ponies are herded into the Assateague Channel during a rain storm for their annual swim from Assateague Island to Chincoteague.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

July 20, 2013
Kids play in a portable pool as a woman hangs clothes to dry outside a home in the Varginha area of the Manguinhos slum complex where Pope Francis will visit during his trip to Brazil. In one of the key events of his trip, the church's first Jesuit leader will venture into this rough slum that sits along a violence-soaked road known by locals as the Gaza Strip.

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Ahmedabad, India

July 24, 2013
Indian children run across a flooded street. Heavy rains lashed many regions of Gujarat state and the Indian Meteorological Department has warned of very heavy rains in Gujarat and surrounding regions.

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Barcelona, Spain

July 24, 2013
Linda Cerruti performs her routine in the synchronized swimming solo final at the FINA Swimming World Championships.

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Pasay, Philippines

July 24, 2013
A Filipino man tries to retrieve items from still smoldering homes after a fire broke out at a slum. Pasay City Fire Marshall Major Douglas Guiyab said about 250 houses were gutted in the area and the cause of the fire is still being determined.

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Galesburg, Illinois

July 24, 2013
President Barack Obama speaks at Knox College. Obama traveled to Illinois and Missouri to speak about the economy, his plans for kickstarting job creation and innovation and touched on gridlock from Republicans, oposition to health-care reform, and American brain drain.

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Stockton, California

July 23, 2013
Wesley Deon Hensley of Modesto, California, is joined by his daughter, Kelsey Brooke Hensley, 6, after he returned from Afghanistan with about 120 soldiers from a California Army National Guard Chinook helicopter unit after a year-long deployment.

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Pyongyang, North Korea

July 25, 2013
Two North Korean schoolchildren bow and pay respects to their late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il whose bodies lie embalmed in the mausoleum, the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

July 24, 2013
With the pope visiting the country, young people confess during World Youth Day at Quinta da Boa Vista.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

July 23, 2013
A member of the clergy takes a picture near a newly constructed altar on Copacabana beach, where pilgrims gathered for a World Youth Day mass. As many as one million young people from around the world were expected in Rio for the Catholic youth event.

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Islamabad, Pakistan

July 22, 2013
A Pakistani student of a madrassa, or Islamic school, attends a test in reciting verses of the Quran, during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.