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July 17, 2013
Daily life, mid-summer 2013

A look at daily life as viewed by photojournalists working for the Associated Press and its member newspapers.

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Fairgoers take a spin on one of the many rides provided by Butler Entertainment at the California State Fair on July 14, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. The Sacramento Bee / Brian Nguyen
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A Child walks on a shadow casted on the floor at a shopping mall in Beijing, China Wednesday, July 17, 2013. AP / Andy Wong
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A woman puts up a parasol in the afternoon heat in Shanghai, China, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. AP / Eugene Hoshiko
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Visitors ascend the steps of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse in Corolla, N.C., Sunday, July 14, 2013. The lighthouse, which dates from 1875, opened to the public in 1990 and attracts thousands of visitors a year. AP / Jacqueline Larma
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Tourists visiting the interior of Rome's Pantheon stand in the light circle projected on the marble floor by the dome's central opening (oculus), Thursday, July 11, 2013. Along with the entry door, the oculus is the only natural source of light in the building. The Rome's Pantheon was built under Roman Emperor Augustus between 27-25 BC to celebrate all Gods worshipped in ancient Rome and rebuilt under Emperor Adrian between 118 and 128 AD. AP / Alessandra Tarantino
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A cow looks out a window at the alpine dairy Bindalm near Berchtesgaden, southern Germany, Thursday, July 11, 2013. The alpine dairy is run by the Josef and Elisabeth Wurm family. Each year they work on the alpine farm from June to September and produce milk and cheese. They sell the products to visitors, hikers and mountain bikers. AP / Matthias Schrader
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Music student Dylan Gibbs, of Simsbury, Conn., plays a grand piano rested on a bluff at Half Moon Bay State Beach in Half Moon Bay., Calif., Monday, July 15, 2013. 12 pianos were strategically placed along various locations along the San Mateo County coastline as part of an art project by area artist Mauro Ffortissimo. Ffortissimo and supporters have also been staging sunset piano recitals along the coast and inviting visitors to play the pianos. The art project is entitled "Opus Two for Twelve Pianos." AP / Marcio Jose Sanchez
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Aerial view shows sailboats on Lake Ammersee, near Herrsching, southern Germany, Saturday July 13, 2013. Weather forecasts predict changeable weather for Germany in the next few days. AP / Peter Kneffel
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Visitors at a water park enjoy themselves in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province Saturday, July 13, 2013. CHINATOPIX /
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Ramon Lopez of Hayward, top, dives from a bluff over the top of a raft into the water along the American River in Rancho Cordova, Calif. on Saturday, July 13, 2013. Lopez and a group of friends peacefully enjoyed a day on the river. County park rangers, Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies, Rancho Cordova Police, Sacramento Metro Fire, and the California Highway Patrol were out in force Saturday during the Rafting Gone Wild event. The Sacramento Bee / Randall Benton
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Jared Franklin, 30, from Tampa, Fla., crawls back to the side of the rink while competing in the eliminator event during the Tampa Bay Club Sport Extreme Mud Wars at Spa Beach Park in St. Petersburg, Fla., Sunday afternoon, July 14, 2013. "I love the mud," Franklin said. "I still can't see though." Tampa Bay Times / Dirk Shadd
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A boy cools himself in a fountain in downtown Tbilisi, Georgian capital on Monday, July 15, 2013. Temperatures in Tbilisi rose up to 32 Celsius (90 Fahrenheit). AP / Shakh Aivazov
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The newest resident of the Memphis Zoo, Binti, explores the hippopotamus enclosure on her second day on exhibit in Memphis, Tenn. Thursday, July 11, 2013. The 15-year-old, 3,300 pound hippo arrived from Disney's Animal Kingdom and joins long-time zoo resident Splish as a companion on display. Both will be moved to the Zambezi River Hippo Camp when the new exhibit opens in 2015. The Commercial Appeal / Mike Brown
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Camper Lee Harris, 7, gets doused with water while cleaning up after taking part in "Mud Games" at Episcopal Day Camp in Bartlett, Tenn., Friday, July 12, 2013. The camp commonly known as "Mud Camp". The Commercial Appeal / Mark Weber
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Surfers ride wave at Shonan beach in Fujisawa city, west of Tokyo, Monday, July 15, 2013. A heat wave continued throughout Japan as temperatures sored to 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) in the Tokyo metropolitan area, according to the Meteorological bureau. AP / Koji Sasahara
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Chinese women with a toddler inside a baby stroller take a nap in the shade of trees at a public park in Beijing Tuesday, July 16, 2013. AP / Andy Wong
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A young Indian Muslim girl reacts during a swing ride in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, July 17, 2013. AP / Altaf Qadri
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Indian daily wage laborers sort onions at a vegetable market in Allahabad, India, Thursday, July 11, 2013. There has been a fluctuation in vegetable price in the country with some even doubling over the month, hitting the household budget of the common person. AP / Rajesh Kumar Singh
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A watermelon wholesale vendor sits amongst his produce in a market in Taiyuan in north China's Shanxi province Sunday July 14, 2013. Recent rainy weather have made the popular summer fruit a hard sell. CHINATOPIX /
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Filipino musician Pedrito Raza, 74, tunes his guitar before he plays inside a Spanish restaurant in Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. AP / Aaron Favila
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A bee looks for a landing spot on a flowering crepe myrtle in Lawrence, Kan., Wednesday, July 17, 2013. AP / Orlin Wagner
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Wild sparrows are being fed by hand in Ueno park in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. AP / Azusa Uchikura
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A bald eagle looks out over the Strait of Juan de Fuca at the Salt Creek Recreation Area in Port Angeles, Wash. on Saturday, July 15, 2013. Kitsap Sun / MEEGAN M. REID
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A Pakistani boy walks his camel back home along a street on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, July 15, 2013. AP / Muhammed Muheisen
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In this Wednesday, July 10, 2013 photograph, a shepherd flocks his sheep homewards at Meja, about 45 kilometers (28 miles) south of Allahabad, India. AP / Rajesh Kumar Singh
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Enrique Lopez rides his bike with one of his dogs along the Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City, Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Lopez said he lives nearby and was on one of his daily outings with his pets. AP / Ivan Pierre Aguirre
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Gracelyn Goble, 3, is greeted by a goat while visiting the LaPorte County Fair Thursday July 11, 2013 in LaPorte, Ind. The LaPorte Herald-Argus / Bob Wellinski
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Keaton Van Nieuwburg 9, left, surrounds his sister Allie Van Nieuwburg, 8, from El Dorado Hills, in a giant soap bubble at the California State Fair at CalExpo in Sacramento, Calif. on Friday, July 12, 2013. The Sacramento Bee / Randall Benton
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Bret Morris with Funtastic Traveling Shows works on the Super Loop amusement ride Tuesday, July 16, 2013, in Heritage Park along Capitol Lake in Olympia, Wash. in preparation for the Wednesday opening of the 2013 Capital Lakefair Celebration.The annual event runs through the weekend with the Grand Parade at 5 p.m. Saturday and culminates with the traditional fireworks' display over Capitol Lake Sunday. The Olympian / Steve Bloom
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Max Kaman, 2 from Lake Stevens, looks over the side of the toy plane he was riding in before getting out during the Arlington Fly-in Thursday July 11, 2013 in Arlington, Wash. The Herald / Sean Ryan
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The shadow of a worker is reflected in a window while restoring the facade of the Burnham Building, formerly the Filene's department store, at the Downtown Crossing, Tuesday, July 16, 2013 in Boston. Developers are constructing a modern, high-rise building behind the historic front, which is expected to include retail, office and condominium space. AP / Charles Krupa
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In this Wednesday, July 10, 2013 photo, spectators watch the first heat of the World Champion Indian Relay Races at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds on to kick off the annual Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo on in Sheridan, Wyo. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle / Blaine McCartney
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A light is seen through a window in the morning at the alpine dairy Bindalm near Berchtesgaden, southern Germany, on Thursday, July 11, 2013. The alpine dairy is run by the Josef and Elisabeth Wurm family. Each year they work on the alpine farm from June to September and produces milk and cheese. They sell the products to visitors, hikers and mountain bikers. AP / Matthias Schrader
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A fisherman casts off at the S. Pat Carey Vista in East Bremerton, Wash. on July 7, 2013. Kitsap Sun / Larry Steagall

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