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Beat the heat
In this photo, Pakistani youths cool off in a stream during a heatwave on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan on April 29. Pakistan's Meteorological Department has forecast hot and dry weather in most parts of the country with the highest temperatures expected at 41 Celsius in the southern province of Sindh.
 
Supporting the opposition
An opposition supporter wears a headdress of plastic oranges, the party color, as he and others attend a rally of opposition leader Raila Odinga to commemorate Madaraka Day,........
 
Nemo the goldfish recovering after tumor op
A British goldfish named Nemo is recovering well after the beloved pet's owners paid £200 (US$291) for a rare operation to remove a tumor at a hospital 200 kilometers from their home
 
Cheesy competition
Competitors tumble down Coopers Hill in pursuit of a round Double Gloucester cheese during an annual cheese rolling competition near the village of Brockworth, Gloucester, in western England on Monday, May 30. The annual competition involves competitors chasing an eight pound Double Gloucester cheese down a steep hill. The slope has a gradient in places of 1-in-2 and in others 1-in-1. Its surface is very rough and uneven and it is almost impossible to remain on foot for the descent. The winner of the downhill race wins the cheese.
 
Dance craze sweeps US police departments
In an online sensation, police officers across the U.S. are dancing an updated version of the running man to a catchy 1990s hip hop song in videos that have included professional sports mascots, cheerleading squads and at least one explosion.
 
40 years on, project seeks to return cars to owners
Antique cars rust under the fierce Cyprus sun beside vintage motorcycles and gutted trucks, stranded for four decades on the wrong side of a dividing line that didn't exist when they were parked.
 
S. Koreans shun tech in 'space-out' competition
Dozens of people in one of the world's most wired nations took part Sunday in South Korea's "space-out" competition aimed at promoting a life free from stress and information overload.
 
Butt hurt
A giant egg, three times the normal size, is seen here on Saturday, May 21. The egg was laid by a Tainan hen.
 
Ivy League dorm chef graduates to a hungry new world
As a student at Columbia University, Jonah Reider wowed foodies and rankled city health officials by opening an exclusive supper club in his dorm.
 
Longest pizza record set
Neapolitan pizza makers set the record for the longest pizza in a Guinness World Record along the seafront of Naples, Italy on Wednesday, May 18. For the wood-fired pizza, which measured two kilometers, they used 2,000 kilograms of flour, 1,600 kilograms of tomatoes, 2,000 kilograms of mozzarella, 200 liters of oil and 30 kilograms of fresh basil. The record-breaking snack measured up at exactly 1,853.88 meters, smashing the previous record of 1,595.45 meters set at last year's World Expo in Milan, Italy's food and agriculture board Coldiretti said.
 
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