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The Week in Pictures: June 27 - July 3

A coup erupts in Cairo, a tiger enjoys frozen treats, superman flies high and more.

West Midland firefighters tackle a large blaze at a recycling plant in central England on July 1, 2013. More than 150 firefighters worked to control the blaze involving 100,000 tons of plastic recycling material that sent a plume of smoke rising 6,000 feet into the air.

John Mccnaughton / West Midlands / WEST MIDLANDS FIRE SERVICE

Ten-year-old Easton Martin of Mesa, Ariz., stops to cool off in a misting fan while walking along The Strip with his family, on June 28, in Las Vegas. A blazing heat wave sent the mecury soaring to nearly 120 degrees in Phoenix and Las Veags.

Julie Jacobson / AP

Boys from the Xhosa tribe who have undergone a circumcision ceremony near Qunu, South Africa, on June 30.


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A man dances at the Gay Pride Parade in New York City on June 30.

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Egyptian military helicopters trailing national flags circled over Tahrir Square during a protest demanding that Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi resign in Cairo on July 1. The armed forces gave Egyptian politicians 48 hours to resolve a crisis.

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Egyptian protesters wave their hands and hold national flags during anti-Morsi demonstrations in Tahrir Square, Cairo, on June 28.

Amr Nabil / AP

Protesters ransack the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in the Muqatam district of Cairo, Egypt, on July 1.

Khalil Hamra / AP

An protester waves a national flag as Egyptians gather in Tahrir Square during a demonstration against President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo, on June 30. Hundreds of thousands of opponents of Egypt's Islamist president poured into the streets of Cairo and across much of the nation Sunday.

Amr Nabil / AP

A man walks in a Kowloon government housing estate in Hong Kong, on July 2. New government data underlined the housing crisis in Hong Kong, estimating that more than 170,000 people live in subdivided apartments.

Anthony Wallace / AFP

U.S. President Barack Obama peers out from Section B, prison cell No. 5, on Robben Island, South Africa, on June 30. The cell once held the former South African president Nelson Mandela during 18-years of his 27-year prison term on the island.

Carolyn Kaster / AP

A girl looks at sea nettles in the Enoshima Aquarium in Fujisawa, south west of Tokyo, Japan, on July 2. The jellyfish can grow up to 8 inches in diameter and 3 feet in length.

Kimimasa Mayama / EPA

Sabine Lisicki of Germany celebrates after defeating Serena Williams during their women's singles tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London on July 1.

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Jai, a tiger at the Phoenix Zoo, breaks apart frozen trout while sitting in his pool to keep cool on June 28 in Phoenix, Ariz.

Matt York / AP

A boat cruises under a bank of fog near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Calif., on June 28.


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Firefighters gather during a memorial service on July 1, in Prescott, Ariz., honoring 19 fellow firefighters killed battling a wildfire near Yarnell, Ariz. All but one of the Prescott-based Granite Mountain Hotshots' 20 members died Sunday when a wind-whipped wildfire overran them on a mountainside north of Phoenix.

Chris Carlson / AP

A radio-controlled Superman plane, flown by designer Otto Dieffenbach, passes the moon during a test flight in San Diego, California, on June 27. Otto and business partner Ed Hanley are a small start-up company that creates radio-controlled planes in the form of people, characters and objects for commercial and promotional uses.

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