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Debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 smolders in a field in Grabovo, Ukraine, near the Russian border, on July 17. Flight 17, on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, carrying 295 passengers and crew, is believed to have been shot down by a surface-to-air missile, according to U.S. intelligence officials and Ukrainian authorities quoted in published reports. The area is under control of pro-Russian militia. Foreign Policy's reporters and editors are liveblogging the downing of the plane and its aftermath on FP's Passport blog.

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Israeli soldiers receive a new crate of artillery shells for firing into Gaza, near Sderot, Israel, on July 17. As Israel's "Operation Protective Edge" enters its 10th day, the death toll in Gaza has reached over 200. One Israeli has been killed in a mortar attack, and an IDF soldier was killed in Gaza on Thursday night. In a Foreign Policy dispatch from Tel Aviv, Gregg Carlstrom looks at the logic behind Israel's ground invasion.

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Men unload the statue of the Virgen del Carmen at the dock of Puerto de la Cruz, on the island of Tenerife, Spain, on July 15. Since 1921, the statue of the Virgen del Carmen, patron saint of fishermen, has been carried in yearly festivities to Puerto de la Cruz where it is hoisted aboard a decorated boat and, weather permitting, taken on a short journey along the island's coast. In recent years, attendance at the event has numbered more than 35,000.

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Festival goers wrestle in the mud during the annual Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon Beach in Boryeong, South Korea, on July 18. The mud, believed to have beneficial effects on the skin due to its mineral content, is sourced from mud flats near Boryeong and transported to the beach by truck.

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A village official leads a child as he is evacuated from a house at an informal settlers' area as Typhoon Rammasun barrels across Manila, on July 16. Typhoon Rammasun shut down the Philippine capital, and authorities said the first major storm of the country's rainy season claimed at least one life and forced hundreds of thousands to evacuate.

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People wait for the Virgen del Carmen statue to arrive at Puerto de la Cruz, in Tenerife, Spain, on July 15.

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Chinese students stretch after swimming at a camp for overweight children in Beijing, on July 15. Obesity is a growing problem among China's growing middle class, and recent studies show that the country is now the second fattest in the world behind the United States.

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Queen Elizabeth II poses with the construction workers during a visit to Reading railway station following a redevelopement project, in Reading, England, on July 17.

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French soldiers wearing First World War-era uniforms parade on the Champs Elysees during the annual Bastille Day military parade in Paris, on July 14.

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Schoolchildren from the Bina Amal, an Islamic school in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia, collect donations during a protest against the ongoing Israeli attacks on Gaza, on July 15.

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Indians run in the waves during high tide at Mumbai's seafront, on July 14.

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Israeli soldiers stand under the shade at an army deployment along the Israel's border with the Gaza Strip, on July 15.

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Women shout slogans as they attend the inauguration of the agro-industrial park of Bukanga Lonzo, about 135 miles east of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, on July 15. The park is the first in a series of agro-industrial parks designed to boost the country's development and highlight the enormous potential of the arable land at its disposal.

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Thousands of people attend the boat procession of the Virgen del Carmen, the patron saint of fishermen, at the Puerto de la Cruz, on the island of Tenerife, Spain, on July 15, 2014.

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A Japanese man holds his sleeping baby during Kyoto's annual Gion Festival, on July 17. The Gion festival is one of three largest Japanese festivals, with a history dating back to the 9th century.

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A fireman uses a shovel to remove polling staff uniforms from the burnt debris in a Malawi Electoral Commission warehouse following a blaze in Lilongwe, on July 16. Ballot papers used in the country's disputed elections were stored at the Lilongwe warehouse, which caught fire late on July 14, a week after a court ordered a recount in one of the election's districts.

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Palestinian women grieve during the funerals of four boys, all from the Bakr family, killed during Israeli shelling, in Gaza City, on July 16. In an FP dispatch, Abeer Ayyoub reported from Gaza on how residents are observing Ramadan in the midst of the ongoing seige.

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A man walks past the facade of the Victoria Theatre during a media preview of the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, in Singapore, on July 17. The Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall is opening its doors in July after a four-year refurbishment.

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Mourners weep during the funeral of Dror Khenin at a cemetery in Yehud-Monosson, Israel, on July 16. Khenin was killed by a Hamas mortar as he offered food to Israeli soldiers near the Erez border crossing between Israel and Gaza, and was the first Israeli killed in the recent hostilities.

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An elderly woman carries a cup of tea and food as she prepares for a fasting break at a boarding school that cares for the elderly during Ramadan in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia, on July 15. Boarding schools for the elderly, known as Pesantren Sepuh Payaman, have been specifically organized for Ramadan since 1985. This boarding school runs from 1st until the 20th day of Ramadan, with about 400 students of an average age of between 60 to 80 years.

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A Ukrainian serviceman patrols as bomb disposal experts search for mines and explosives in the village of Semenovka, near the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk in the Donetsk region on July 14.

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