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Today in Pictures: Obama Visits Louisiana and More

A Syrian father mourns his daughter, firefighters take to the air in Rome and more images from around the world.


President Barack Obama talks with a young boy while touring Castle Place, a flood-damaged area of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Obama is making his first visit to flood-ravaged southern state as he attempts to assure the many thousands who have suffered damage to their homes, schools and businesses that his administration has made their recovery a priority.

Susan Walsh / AP
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Egyptians gather in front of their houses at a slum near the Nile City Towers in Ramlet Bulaq neighborhood. Ramlet Bulaq residents live in run down shacks that lack basic facilities, such as running water. The Nile City Towers houses company offices, a nightclub, and a hotel.

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A Syrian man mourns and holds his daughter after she succumbed to her injuries at a makeshift hospital following a reported air strike on the rebel-held town of Douma, east of the capital Damascus.

ABD DOUMANY / AFP - Getty Images
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An Afghan boy lies on a plastic boat at the outdoor area of the abandoned Athens international airport where refugees and migrants found temporary shelter in Greece. The United Nations high commissioner for refugees, Filippo Grandi, will started a three-day visit to Athens on today to assess the humanitarian needs of the refugees and migrants hosted in Greece and find ways to help the country tackle the issue.

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A one-year-old female giant panda cub Nuan Nuan reacts inside her enclosure during joint birthday celebrations for the panda and its ten-year-old mother Liang Liang at the National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur.

MOHD RASFAN / AFP - Getty Images
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An Indian participant dressed as the Hindu god Lord Krishna looks on during a cultural event in the run up to the dahi handi (curd pot) celebrations of 'Janmashtami', which mark the birth of Lord Krishna, in Mumbai.

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Sunrise silhouettes the U.S. Marine Corps Memorial in Arlington, Virginia on a cloudless summer morning in the Nation's Capital.

J. David Ake / AP
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Miami-Dade mosquito control inspector Yasser "Jazz" Compagines sprays a chemical mist into a storm drain in Miami Beach, Florida. Gov. Rick Scott has announced that the state Department of Health is allocating another $5 million in funding to Miami-Dade County for Zika preparedness and mosquito control.

Alan Diaz / AP
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Smoke billows as a helicopter flies past the dome of St. Peter's Basilica on its way to extinguish a fire that broke out in the Monte Mario hill area, Rome.

Massimo Percossi / AP
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Children cool off as they play in fountains on a hot summer day in Nice, on the French Riviera.

VALERY HACHE / AFP - Getty Images
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