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Richard Rodriguez attempts to break the rollercoaster world record of nine days and 12 hours non-stop.

Richard Rodriguez (left) tries to break the world rollercoaster marathon record in Blackpool, UK. Two German rivals also hope to beat the record of nine days and 12 hours non-stop.

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama greets guests during a lecture in Hamburg, Germany.

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama greets guests during a lecture in Hamburg, Germany.

Two men lean against the coffin of a slain relative in the Shia holy city of Najaf, Iraq.

Two men lean against the coffin of a slain relative - who was killed in a car bombing on 26 July - before his funeral in the Shia holy city of Najaf, Iraq.

Bushfires near the town of Chirpan in Bulgaria

Smoke billows across a field of sunflowers near the town of Chirpan as forest fires sweep across Bulgaria during a heatwave gripping south-eastern Europe.

South Korean stock exchange employee reacts to plunging stock prices in Seoul

An employee at the Korea Stock Exchange in Seoul reacts as share prices plunge amid worldwide stock market falls.

Boys in Bangladesh steer a raft laden with cut grass to be used as cattle feed

Boys in Bangladesh steer a raft laden with cut grass to be used as cattle feed on Turag River near Dhaka.

Wedding shoes of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on display to commemorate the 60th anniversary of her wedding to Prince Philip in 1947

The shoes worn by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on her wedding day are shown at Buckingham Palace in London to mark the 60th anniversary of her wedding to Prince Philip.






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