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Today in Pictures: A Royal Penguin Inspects Troops and More

Protests in Taiwan and Kashmir, a bullfighter is knocked off his feet and more images from around the world.


A member of the pro-independence Taiwan Solidarity Union shouts anti-China slogans and scuffles with the police at the Taipei Songshan Airport to protest the arrival of Shanghai official Sha Hailin. Some Taiwanese citizens are unhappy about his visit because Sha is a Communist Party official and the head of Shanghai's United Front Work Department which promotes Taiwan-China unification.

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Nils Olav the penguin inspects the Guard of Honour formed by His Majesty the King of Norways Guard at Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland. Already a knight, the most famous king penguin in the world was given the new title of Brigadier Sir Nils Olav.

MARK OWENS / AFP - Getty Images
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Spanish Bullfighter Lopez Simon is gored by his first bull during a bullfight during the San Julian fair in Cuenca.

Santiago Torralba / EPA
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Marcia Thompson surveys damage in her neighborhood Monday in Concord, Massachusetts. A tornado briefly touched down in the historic town, uprooting trees, knocking out power and causing damage to dozens of homes. There were no reports of injuries.

Elise Amendola / AP
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Italian Premier Matteo Renzi, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Holland pay their homage at the tomb of Altiero Spinelli, one of the founding fathers of European unity, in the cemetery of the island of Ventotene, Italy.

Carlo Hermann / AP
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A Kashmiri protester throws a tear smoke shell toward government forces as he reacts to Sunday's killing of a young man in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. A security lock down and protest strikes continued for the 45th straight day with tens of thousands of Indian armed police and paramilitary soldiers in full riot gear patrolling the tense region.

Mukhtar Khan / AP
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Palestinians attend an anti-Israel military parade of the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, to mark the second anniversary of the killing of Hamas's military commanders Mohammed Abu Shamala and Raed al-Attar in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Abu Shammala and al-Attar were killed by an Israeli air strike during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants in the summer of 2014.

SAID KHATIB / AFP - Getty Images
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A charred truck is seen near the home of Julie Thayer and her husband, Art, on South Yale Road near Valleyford, Washington. The Thayers had been hiking over the weekend and returned home Sunday night to find their home destroyed.

Tyler Tjomsland / AP
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Children play as they jump is the Sardaryab River at Charsadda, on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan.

FAYAZ AZIZ / Reuters
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President Barack Obama's dog Sunny dashes aboard Air Force One at Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts.

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