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Thursday Aug. 6, Our World In Pictures

August 6, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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JAPAN — Lanterns Flown in Memorium: A boy offers prayer after releasing a paper lantern into the Motoyasu River where hundreds of thousands of atomic bombing victims died, with the backdrop of the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima on Thursday. The country marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing this week.

CYPRUS — Giraffe Grazes Tree Tops: A giraffe is photographed at a zoo during an unusually hot day in Pegia village on Wednesday.

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MEMPHIS — Citizens Show Respect for Slain Officer: Hundreds gather along Walnut Grove to show their support as law enforcement members drive by after a visitation and memorial service for slain Police Officer Sean Bolton on Wednesday. Bolton was fatally shot during a traffic stop.

CAIRO — Suez Canal Extension to Boost Economy: A woman holds a small boat as she and other Egyptians celebrate the new Suez Canal opening in Tahrir square on Thursday. The country unveiled a major extension of the Suez Canal that President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has billed as a historic achievement needed to boost the country’s ailing economy after years of unrest.


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