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Image: Dan McManus and his service dog Shadow hang glide together outside Salt Lake City, Utah

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The Week in Pictures: July 18 - 25

A man takes his best friend flying, a royal baby is born, ponies participate in an annual swim, and more.

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Image: Dan McManus and his service dog Shadow hang glide together outside Salt Lake City, Utah

Flyer's best friend

Dan McManus and his service dog Shadow hang-glide together outside Salt Lake City, Utah, July 22, 2013. McManus suffers from anxiety and Shadow's presence and companionship help him to manage the symptoms. The two have been flying together for about nine years with a specially made harness for Shadow.

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Jumping through hoops

North Korean women jump through hula hoops during the opening night of the "Arirang" mass games performance at Pyongyang's May Day Stadium on July 22.

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Image: Villagers Offer Up Gifts To Volcano As Part Of Yadnya Kasada Festival

A festival of offerings

Villagers catch offerings thrown by Hindu worshippers at the crater of Mount Bromo during the Yadnya Kasada Festival on July 23, in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia.


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Image: An injured woman receives treatment at a hospital after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit Minxian county, Dingxi

Shaken

An injured woman receives treatment at a hospital after a 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit Minxian county, Dingxi, Gansu province on July 23. The death toll from two earthquakes in China's western Gansu province has climbed to 95, with more than 1000 people injured, after around 51,800 buildings collapsed and tens of thousands more were badly damaged.

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Image: Mountain Fire In Southern California Grows In Strength

Scorched

Liquified metal from a burned-out BMW car next to a destroyed home is shown after the Mountian Fire scorched the area on July 18, near Idyllwild, Calif. The massive wildfire in Riverside County grew to 23,000 acres and advanced toward the mountain town of Idyllwild on one front and the city of Palm Springs on the other front, destroying several homes and forcing the evacuation of 6,000 people.

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Ponying up

Chincoteague Ponies swim across Assateague Channel in a heavy downpour on July 24, during the 88th Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim. A portion of the herd will be auctioned on Thursday.

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Image: Smuggling tunnels between Gaza Strip and Egypt

An underground world

A Palestinian man works in a smuggling tunnel which connects the Gaza Strip and Egypt in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, on July 19.


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Image: Victims receive help after a train crashed near Santiago de Compostela

Deadly derailment

Victims receive help after a train crashed near Santiago de Compostela, northwestern Spain, on July 24. At least 80 people died after a train derailed on the outskirts of the northern Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela, the head of Spain's Galicia region, Alberto Nunez Feijoo told Television de Galicia.

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Image: A supporter of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi chants slogans against Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi during a demonstration outside the Defense Ministry in Cairo.

Chants of support

A supporter of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi chants slogans against Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi during a demonstration outside the Defense Ministry in Cairo, Egypt, on July 21.

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A bird in the hand

An Indian parrot hatchling is fed by hand in Dimapur on July 24, after being caught in a forest by a local hunter and offered for sale in the northeastern Indian state of Nagaland.


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Image: Britain's Prince William carries his son the Prince of Cambridge into a car outside St. Mary's Hospital.

The most famous baby

Britain's Prince William carries his son the Prince of Cambridge into a car outside St. Mary's Hospital's exclusive Lindo Wing in London, on July 23, where his wife, Duchess Kate, gave birth on July 22.

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Image: Pope Francis waves as he leaves Guanabara Palace where he attended a welcoming ceremony in Rio de Janeiro

Wave to the faithful

Pope Francis waves as he leaves Guanabara Palace where he attended a welcoming ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, on July 22.

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Image: New Israeli immigrants from the US arrive in Tel Aviv

New life

A religious Jewish man from the United States kisses the ground next to his family after they disembarked a plane with other new Israeli immigrants at Ben Gurion airport, outside Tel Aviv, on July 23.

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Image: Cliff Diving European Championships

The air up there

Germany's Anna Bader in action during the Cliff Diving European championships, on July 20, in Ponte Brella, Switzerland.

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