A United Airlines 747 touches down next to the wreckage of Asiana Airlines flight 214 as it sits on runway 28L at San Francisco International Airport on July 8. The Asiana Airlines flight from Seoul to San Francisco crashed short of the runway on arrival on Saturday, June 6, killing two and injuring 180 of the 307 passengers on board. On FP's Passport blog, Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer looks at why South Korea's flight safety lagged behind its economic boom.
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Kim Yoon-Ju (in wheelchair) and other crewmembers who were involved in the San Francisco plane crash arrive back home at Incheon International Airport on July 11 in Incheon, South Korea.
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Heavy floodwaters swept through Beichuan in southwest China's Sichuan province on July 9. Rainstorms sweeping across parts of China have affected millions -- killing dozens of people, causing landslides, and disabling transportation in Sichuan and Yunnan provinces, state media reported.
An Alcurrucen's ranch fighting bull stands alone surrounded by a crowd of runners on the way to entering the bullring during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 7 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin,made famous in the West by Ernest Hemmingway's The Sun Also Rises,involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, which this year began on July 6.
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A man reacts after seeing the body of a family member, allegedly killed during a shooting at the site of a pro-Morsy sit-in in front of the headquarters of the Egyptian Republican Guard, at the Liltaqmeen al-Sahy Hospital in Cairo's Nasr City district on July 8 in Cairo, Egypt. Read FP's full coverage of events in Egypt.
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Firefighters douse blazes after a freight train loaded with oil derailed in the small town of Lac-Megantic in Canada's Quebec province on July 6, sparking explosions that engulfed dozens of buildings in fire. More than 30 people were still missing as of Friday, July 12.
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Joern Gessner, a scientist with the Leibniz-Institute for Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, holds a young European sturgeon in his hand before releasing it into the Mulde River on July 10 near Dessau, Germany. The European sturgeon was once common in the rivers of northern Germany and the North Sea, but overfishing decimated the population by the early 20th century. Today, the European sturgeon survives in the wild only in a few rivers in France, and the current repopulation effort in Germany is a joint project between French and German scientists.
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A man walks beside sunflower plant fields on July 11 in Sayo, Japan. Approximately 1.2 million sunflowers are planted in 24.1 hectares over six sunflower fields in the city of Sayo, Hyogo Prefecture, west Japan.
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Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is mobbed by reporters while attempting to collect signatures to run for comptroller of New York City on July 8. Spitzer resigned as governor in 2008 after it was discovered that he had been using a high-end call girl service.
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A young lion cub born on April 24 explores its enclosure at Monarto Zoo in Adelaide, Australia.
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A Yemeni man reads the Quran, Islam's holy book, on the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan at the Grand Mosque in the old city of Sanaa on July 10. Tens of millions across the Muslim world fast from dawn to dusk and strive to be more pious and charitable during the month, which ends with the Eid holiday. For more photos of the start of Ramadan from around the world, check out FP's Eat,Pray, Fast slideshow.
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A young Muslim boy helps his friend to put on a turban at a mosque in Ampang, in the suburbs of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on July 11.
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Jessica Bridge of the betting firm Ladbrokes writes odds on potential royal baby names on a chalk board on July 9 in London, England, as Britons prepare for the birth of the first child of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at St. Mary's Hospital.
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Ash spews from Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano, some 55 kilometers from Mexico City, as seen from San Damian Texoloc in the Mexican central state of Tlaxcala, on July 9.
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A little Indian boy imitates his elders and displays his muscles during the 136th Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad on July 10. According to mythology, the Rath Yatra dates back some 5,000 years when the Hindu god Krishna, along with his older brother Balaram and sister Subhadra, were pulled on a chariot from Kurukshetra to Vrindavana by Krishna's devotees.
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Members of the media explore the interior of Minus5 Ice Bar during a media preview on July 9 in New York City. The bar is built from 90 tons of ice,kept at 23 degrees Fahrenheit, or minus 5 degrees Celsius, and can hold 55 people.
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Buddhist monks offer prayers for peace during an inter-faith prayer meeting at Raj Ghat, the memorial to the father of the Indian nation Mahatma Gandhi, in New Delhi on July 9 after multiple explosions at The Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya on July 7.Multiple small bomb blasts at one of Buddhism's holiest sites -- the Bodh Gaya temple complex in eastern India -- wounded two monks, but the historic temple was undamaged, police said.
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A worker relaxes with a cigarette in a sugarcane field near the Kruger National Park on July 8 in Komatiepoort, South Africa. South Africa is the world's tenth largest producer of sugarcane with growers annually producing an average of 19.9 million tons of sugarcane per year.
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A worker stands on the scaffolding that surrounds the Washington Monument after it was illuminated during a lighting ceremony, on July 8 in Washington, D.C. As repair work from the 2011 earthquake continues, the monument and surrounding scaffolding has been wrapped in a blue-gray scrim designed to replicate its marble blocks, and is lit from the inside.
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A general view of 1,000's of yellow helmets laid out as part of a protest during an event to address working laws within the construction industry, in front of the Milan stock exchange building on July 8. Italy's once prosperous construction industry has suffered as a result of the country's economic struggles over the past 5 years, with an estimated 800,000-plus jobs lost in that period.
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Fans cheer and take photographs as Scotland's Andy Murray poses with the Gentlemen's Singles Trophy following his victory in the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7 in London, England. After 77 years of waiting, the nation celebrated the return of a British men's champion.
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