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The World in Photos This Week

Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan; an airport fire in Nairobi, and panda bears take over in Berlin.

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Red-Hot China

People, pigs, and pandas try to beat a sweltering summer.

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Houston, We Have a Problem

China's notoriously lagging space program may finally be catching up to America's.

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The World in Photos This Week

People mourn the rail and bus crashes in Switzerland and Italy; gay rights activists demonstrate against Vladimir Putin; and hot air balloon enthusiasts try to set a record in France.

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Carnage in Cairo

Photos of the most recent -- and the most violent -- clashes yet between Egyptian security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsy. Warning: some images are graphic.

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Stasi Style!

The frightening fashion choices of East Germany's feared secret police.

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The World in Photos This Week

Pope Francis draws crowds in Brazil; Spain mourns following a devastating train crash; and royal baby George meets the world.

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The Seasoned and the Dead

On the front lines with Syria's war-hardened rebels.

Tom Daams |

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The Awkward Alliance

A history of uncomfortable reset moments, in pictures.

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The World in Photos This Week

A Russian opposition leader hears his fate; Britain waits for the royal baby; and Putin goes on an under-the-sea adventure.

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Surfin' DMZ

Hanging 10 in the shadow of North Korea.

Shannon Aston |

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The World in Photos This Week

Blood in the streets of Cairo; a British champion is crowned; and Muslims celebrate the start of Ramadan.

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Eat, Pray, Fast

Beautiful pictures of the start of Islam's holy month.

Lydia Tomkiw |

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The Day the Muslim Brotherhood Struck Back

Supporters of Egypt's ousted president poured into Cairo's streets on Friday, clashing violently with the army and Brotherhood opponents.

David Kenner |

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The World in Photos This Week

Morsy's out in Cairo; Morales is grounded in Austria; and green algae in China doesn't stop tourists from taking a dip.

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Nothing to Celebrate

The 17 least-free places in the world.

Freedom House |

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Egypt Erupts

With the military and Muslim Brotherhood locked in a dramatic power struggle, photos of the turmoil gripping Cairo.

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Photos: Is This Day One of Egypt's Second Revolution?

Whether delivered through red cards, cartoon sheep, or a good, old-fashioned poster, the message on Egypt's streets Sunday was clear: It's time for President Mohamed Morsy to cede power.

David Kenner |

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The World in Photos This Week

Gay couples celebrate in America; South Africa waits for sad news; and a flight to Havana is missing a special passenger.

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The Great Black North

This is what an oil boom looks like.

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The FP Survey: Africa Rising?

More than 60 experts weigh in on whether the "African century" is for real.

Margaret Slattery |

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Before They Pass Away

One field camera, 44 countries, and a world fast disappearing.

JImmy Nelson |

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The Empty City

Haunting photos from a Chinese metropolis that has everything you could possibly want -- except people.

Matthew Niederhauser |

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Just Plane Amazing

The future of aviation is on diplay at the world's most important air show.

John Reed |

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The World in Photos This Week

Massive protests sweep Brazil; 'The Standing Man' comes to Turkey; and David Beckham causes a stampede.

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Fire and Haze

Tensions smolder as Singapore chokes on smoke.

Lydia Tomkiw |

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The World in Photos This Week

Iran heads to the polls; protests continue in Turkey; and horse shrimp fishermen get to work in Belgium.

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Is This China's New Design for a Stealth Bomber?

The model airplanes that could one day change the global balance of power.

John Reed |

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The World in Photos This Week

France honors its heroes; Hong Kong commemorates a massacre; and London installs a tempting new statue.

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The Man with the Million-Yuan Smile

Photos of China's new president gripping and grinning his way across the world (and kissing the occasional baby for good measure).

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