Kansas City Royals outfielders David DeJesus (No. 9) and Joey Gathright (No. 2) talk in the outfield before a display of pitcher Jimmy Gobble during a pitching change in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Monday, July 21, 2008 in Kansas City, Mo.
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Jolly In July
Five months ahead of the holidays, nearly 140 St. Nicks kicked off their three-day World Santa Claus Congress Monday, July 21, 2008, at the Bakken park north of Copenhagen, Denmark. Most were from Scandinavia but some came from as far away as Russia, Japan and the United States. Activities include a bicycle parade, Hula Hoop dancing and a dip in Copenhagen's harbor.
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The roof collapses on a house as it burns to the ground after police surrounded the house where a gunman was believed to be barricaded Monday, July 21, 2008, in Maplewood, Mo. Police and tactical units surrounded the house after a gunman fired shots at emergency workers. A suburban St. Louis firefighter was shot to death and two other emergency workers were injured.
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Vote Of Confidence?
A statue of Mahatama Gandhi overlooks the Indian parliament in New Delhi, India, Monday, July 21, 2008 as Indian lawmakers continued to debate a vote of confidence in the government that will likely determine the fate of the government and civilian nuclear deal with the U.S. The vote was called after communist political allies withdrew support for the Prime Minister's Congress-led coalition to protest the deal.
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Watch Out For Termites!
Bypassers inspect a Volkswagen Beetle made out of oak wood at a parking lot in downtown Banja Luka, Monday, July 21, 2008. It took owner Momir Bojic, 50, a year to coat his old Beetle with oak wood and make it drivable. He occasionally drives his wooden car from his nearby hometown of Celinac, each time turning into a moving attraction on Banja Luka's streets.
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Beating The Heat
People try to stay cool in the waters of a river near the Bulgarian capital Sofia, Monday, July 21, 2008. Over the last few days temperatures in the Balkan country have risen up to 32 degrees centigrade (90 Fahrenheit).
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To The Rescue
Competitors stand behind their Rescue Boards as they prepare for a race on the beach of the Baltic Sea resort of Warnemuende during the Lifeguard World Championships in Warnemuende, northern Germany, Monday, July 21, 2008. The The event attracts more than 4,000 lifeguards and rescue swimmers from 35 countries.
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Beijing After Dark
Chinese line up to watch a music performance at a night club in Beijing Sunday, July 20, 2008. Nighttime in Beijing reveals a city that is trendy and cosmopolitan, though many parts of the city still retain their traditional character.
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A man splashes down on a water slide at an amusement park in Tokyo, Japan, Monday, July 21, 2008. Temperatures soared to 30 degrees Centigrade (86 degrees Fahrenheit) during Marine Day, the national holiday.
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A small dog walks past a shopping bag showing a Tyrannosaurus Rex while he crosses Race Street near Logan Square, Sunday, July 20, 2008 in Philadelphia.
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Demonstrators protest at the Simon Bolivar park against kidnapping in Bogota, Sunday, July 20, 2008. Well over a million Colombians, clad in white and chanting "No more kidnapping!" marked their independence day with marches and concerts demanding freedom for hostages still held by leftist rebels.
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