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Today in Pictures: July 19

German men begin a ballet tour, the World Trisome Olympics kick off in Italy and more images from around the world.

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Dancer Laszlo Major poses backstage prior to his performance of 'Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo' at Komische Oper in Berlin. The exclusively male dance troupe prepared for the premiere and its four-week tour through Germany.

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A woman looks on during a demonstration in support of Turkey's President Erdogan at the Sarachane Park in Istanbul. Turkey has demanded the resignation of 1,577 university deans suspected of being connected with Friday's attempted coup.

ARIS MESSINIS / AFP - Getty Images
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The full moon is pictured behind the Christ the Redeemer statue ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.

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A swan is examined during Swan Upping, the annual census of the swan population on the River Thames, at Sunbury, Southern England. The week-long exercise ensures unmarked, mute swans are counted, rather than eaten, in a tradition exercised by the British Crown for nearly 900 years.

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Buddhists carry candles while encircling a large Buddha statue during Asanha Puja Day, the eve of the Buddhist Lent, at a temple in Nakhon Pathom province on the outskirts of Bangkok.

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Kosovo swimmer Rita Zeqiri prepares to dive into the pool during her training session in the village of Hajvalia near Kosovo capital Pristina. Kosovo will take part at its first-ever Olympics since it declared independence eight years ago.

Visar Kryeziu / AP
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A newly arrived Jewish immigrant coming from North America kisses the tarmac after disembarking a plane upon her arrival at the Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv.

JACK GUEZ / AFP - Getty Images
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Italian atheletes embrace in Florence during the first World Trisome Games, dedicated exclusively to athletes with Down syndrome. The World Trisome Games run for the first time in Florence from July 15 to 22, featuring athletes from 35 nations who compete in events such as swimming, synchronized swimming, athletics, tennis, table tennis, judo and gymnastic sports.

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