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A young man dives into the Treska river west of Macedonia's capital Skopje

A young man dives into a river near Skopje, Macedonia. The Macedonian government has declared a state of emergency as temperatures reach 41C.

Gurkhas from the 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles perform a Khukuri fighting display

British army soldiers from the Gurkha regiment perform a traditional knife demonstration at Sir John Moore Barracks in Folkestone, England.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the School for Marine Technologies in Parow.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to a sailor in fire protection clothing, during a visit to a marine technology school in north-east Germany.

New York policeman at the site of an underground steam-pipe explosion.

A New York City police officer wears a protective mask at the site of an underground steam-pipe explosion.

Supporters wave Norwegian flags as the Tour de France pack rides by

Supporters wave Norwegian flags as the Tour de France cycling race passes by during the 11th stage between Marseille and Montpellier.

Firefighters in Mumbai's Borivali district search for survivors

Indian firefighters sift through the debris of a collapsed building in Mumbai (Bombay).

Commandos in Manila prepare for the Association of South East Asian Nations summit

Police commandos practise manoeuvres ahead of a diplomatic summit in the Philippine capital, Manila.

Workers select plastic bottles at a recycle disposal site

Migrant workers sort plastic bottles at a disposal site in Beijing. There are about 3,000 such sites in China.

Supporters of the secular Republican People's Party wave Turkish and party flags during an election rally in Sakarya, western Turkey

Supporters of the secular Republican People's Party wave flags during a rally in Sakarya, western Turkey ahead of Sunday's general election.

Hundreds of Iraqi police cadets graduating from the Imam Ali Police Academy

Iraqi police academy graduates march in formation in Najaf, where they took over security responsibilities from the US in 2006.






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