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Today in Pictures: July 18

The Republican National Convention begins, a moment of silence for France truck attack victims and more of the best pictures of the day.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Center) sulks after attending the funeral of a victim of the coup attempt in Istanbul.

BULENT KILIC / AFP - Getty Images
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Image: Minute of silence the Promenade des Anglais

An aerial view of the Promenade des Anglais boulevard where thousands gathered to observe a minute of silence in tribute to the victims of the Nice truck attack, in Nice, France.

VILLE DE NICE / HANDOUT / EPA
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Women mourn during the funeral of a victim of the failed coup attempt in Istanbul.

GURCAN OZTURK / AFP - Getty Images
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Image: Divers play mahjong in a swimming pool during a hot summer day in Chongqing

Divers play Mahjong, a game similar to the Western card game Rummy, in a swimming pool during a hot summer day in Chongqing, China.

CHINA STRINGER NETWORK / Reuters
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Peugeot Sport team driver Sebastien Loeb and co-driver Daniel Elena (Right) trail teammate Cyril Despres and co-driver David Castera as they compete in the Gobi Desert during the 9th special stage of the Silkway Rally.

PATRICK BAZ / AFP - Getty Images
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President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to retired Army Lt. Col. Charles Kettles of Michigan during a ceremony at the White House. Kettles distinguished himself in combat operations in Vietnam, and is credited with saving the lives of 40 soldiers and four of his own crew members.

Susan Walsh / AP
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Workers make final preparations inside Quicken Loans Arena prior to the start of the first day of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. The four-day convention is expected to end with Donald Trump formally accepting the nomination of the Republican Party as their presidential candidate in the 2016 election.

MICHAEL REYNOLDS / EPA
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The Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifts off from launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The Falcon 9 is headed to the International Space Station with 5,000 pounds of supplies.

John Raoux / AP
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Image: Commemoration of 22nd anniversary of AMIA attack in Buenos Aires

Relatives of victims attend the commemoration of the 22nd anniversary of the attack on the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Some 85 people were killed and hundreds wounded in the bomb attack on July 18 1994.

DAVID FERNANDEZ / EPA
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Image: A bullet hole is seen on a cracked window at a gym next to the scene where three police officers were shot and killed in Baton Rouge

A bullet hole on a cracked window at a gym next to the scene where three police officers were shot and killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

PHOTOS: Police Investigate the Scene of Baton Rouge Shootings

JONATHAN BACHMAN / Reuters
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