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Rio de Janeiro
View of a sand sculpture in Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, on July 25, 2012. An unusual 32° C (89.6° F) winter temperature is hitting the city which, according to experts, is due to a warm Amazon mass that prevents the cold front from the south from arriving.
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Tourists sit in beach chairs on the beach of Travemuende, northern Germany, on July 23, 2012. Meteorologists forecast sunny weather with temperatures around 27 degrees Celsius for the upcoming days.
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Bellevue Beach, Denmark
Santas from all parts of the world take part in the traditional foot bath on July 23, 2012 at Bellevue Beach north of Copenhagen. The bath marks the beginning of the annual World Santa Claus Congress, which wrapped up July 26, 2012.
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Fireworks light up the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games in London on July 28, 2012.
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Hot air balloons participate in a night show, on July 26, 2012, in Olivet near Orleans, central France, as part of the 38th edition of the France Air Balloons Championships.
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A Pakistani man prepares swainya (vermicelli) at his factory in Lahore on July 24, 2012. Muslims fasting in the month of Ramadan must abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn until sunset, when they break the fast with the meal known as Iftar.
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View taken on July 27, 2012 of the Court of the Lions (Patio de los Leones) at the Alhambra Palace in Granada. The Court of the Lions has been opened to the public after 10 years were spent restoring the Lions .
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Colombian tango dancers perform during a “Tango Festival” in Cali, Colombia, on July 28, 2012. The “Tango Festival” of Cali gives quotas to participate in the World Tango Championships to be held in Argentina this August.
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Chiba, suburban Tokyo
Japanese electronics company Suidobashi Heavy Industry unveils its latest robot “Kuratas” at the Wonder Festival in Chiba, suburban Tokyo on July 29, 2012. The Kuratas robot, which will go on sale with a price tag of one million USD, measures four meters in height, weighs four tons and has four wheeled legs that can either be controlled remotely through the 3G network or by a human seated within the cockpit.
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
A view of an under-construction miniature of the Taj Mahal made from Lego bricks is displayed at Legoland Malaysia in the southern state of Johor Bahru on July 26, 2012. Asia’s first Legoland theme park dedicated to the popular toy bricks recreates cities made entirely from Lego bricks built on a scale of 1:20 will feature 17 countries and cities from around the region including Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Brunei, Myanmar, Philippines, Indonesia, China, India, Singapore, Johor bahru and Kuala Lumpur. The Legoland theme park will open in Malaysia in September 2012.